2021 Year in Review by Political Charge

The clock is ticking on 2021 and … WHEW!!! … it’s been quite a year, hasn’t it?  I don’t know about you all, but I’m hoping for a more productive, peaceful year in 2022, though being a realist, I’m not holding my breath.  Fortunately, I don’t have to expend energy I don’t have to put together a compilation of the past year’s most notable events, for our friend TokyoSand over at Political Charge has done an excellent job of that already, and there’s no point re-inventing the wheel.  So, take a gander at her post, if you will — the good, the bad, and the ugly … though mostly TS has focused on the good rather than the bad, but that’s okay, for too often the good gets overlooked.


A look back at all the bright spots in politics in 2021.

We are very close to putting 2021 behind us, but before we do, let’s take one last look back. I have to say, compiling this list during the Trump years felt much, much different than this year! What a welcome relief.

My list is all about the wins, bright spots of light that appeared throughout the year, accountability for people who needed it, plus some entries I received from my social media friends, and a sprinkling of my favorite editorial cartoons. Let’s take a look:

January

A hard fought campaign in Georgia ended with the AP calling both Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff the winners of their respective Senate races in Georgia, which gave control of the 50-50 Senate to the Democrats.

Despite the insurrection on January 6th, Joe Biden’s victory was certified by Congress in the wee hours of the morning.

Twitter and Facebook permanently banned Trump from their platforms.

Please read the rest of the post by clicking on the link!

16 thoughts on “2021 Year in Review by Political Charge

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  2. 13 mass shootings in Colorado so far this year, and “700” in the USA. THAT IS A “minimum” of 2800 Americans dead by gun violence — not counting those who died 3 or less at a time! How many more does that make? 10,000? 100,000?
    I find it incredible that there are basically still no gun laws in America. Where is the sanity?

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    • Sigh. As you know, the gun culture in this nation is one of my top 5 pet peeves, and I’ve given up trying to figure out what it will take to change it. A few years ago, a congressman was shot and wounded by a rogue gunman, and that same congressman today still supports the NRA and the “right” of every citizen to own an arsenal. If being shot didn’t teach him, then I give up. Perhaps if his own child had been shot and killed?

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      • I guess what is getting me is that the media is treating these things as just another day at the office. They are no longer outraged. How can we expect the citizenry to get outraged if the media is not outraged! That last shooting in Colorado (was it the last shooting?) did not hit the Alberta news. To be honest, only about 10 of the 700 mass shootings this year have been on the media. I’m starting to think the NRA or someone is paying to not have shootings on the news. Something needs to be done about that!

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        • Yes, it’s infuriatingly sad to hear nearly every week there’s some form of mass shooting. What’s more upsetting is the public has become inured of gun violence. Most think it will never happen to them so who cares? When was the last time we’ve seen mass protest against the gun manufacturers, or even public outrage against the gov’t for doing nothing to curb guns in America.
          For better or worse we are stuck with the 2nd Amendment and must live with the consequence of law. Half our politicians will always vote no to appeal b/c the kickbacks are way too lucrative from NRA and gun manufacturers.
          The republican rationale being, we need tons of guns and a well armed militia to curb unconstitutional powers usurped by the corrupt gov’t. I would agree with that point… BUT there are too many irresponsible gun owners who allow firearms freely accessible by their crazed teenagers with mental issues, blowing away their classmates. I’m sure that’s not what our founding fathers had in mind, esp AR-15s and semi-automatics, WTF?
          Yes, absolutely something need to be done, but who’s gonna step up and do it? You, me? Who will be the Greta Thunberg of gun control?

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