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Vaccinated Americans are the true patriots fighting for this country—Democrats are fighting for them

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Unvaccinated Americans are literally killing people in this country. The people fighting for this country are the vaccinated—the roughly three-quarters of Americans who have gotten at least one shot. As for those who have refused shots, their "refusal has cost all of us," as President Joe Biden noted in a speech last week.

In the wake of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decisive defeat this week of the GOP’s recall effort, Democrats finally appear ready to go to the mat for the real patriots—those protecting themselves, their families, their neighbors, and their friends from the pandemic.

“The contrast is going to be clear as we move into 2022,” Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison told reporters Wednesday after Newsom turned the recall on its head. “The contrast between folks who are card-carrying members of Trumpism and folks who are Americans through and through and are fighting for this country.”

Democrats were already heading in the direction of making the midterms a choice between governance that saves lives and governance that dooms constituents. But Newsom's victory seems to have crystalized the strategy. Newsom ran on an unapologetically aggressive pro-vaccine, pro-mask,........

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