It is rare that the Sunday article deals with more than one event. Today I’m citing three which I believe have one “common denominator” (albeit of greatly different degrees). That common denominator is acting poorly.
Most often the subject of the Sunday article is the biggest political story of the week just passed. This week that is far from the case. It’s my site and my article so I decided to take a point of personal privilege and write about something much, much less important but that I care about.
Last week was another where it is difficult to pick the biggest American political story of the week; on the surface that is. In reality the fact that one political party with two allies from the other side decided that American democracy wasn’t important is difficult to top. All 50 Republican senators with the addition of Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona refused to amend the filibuster rule to enable voting rights – the cornerstone of democracy – to get an up or down vote.
On January 2nd I published an article entitled, Donald Trump Is On The Fall Ballot. The title tells you pretty much all you need to know and if you haven’t already, you can go back and read it. Cherished friend and loyal reader Jeff McKnight posted a great remark that reads in part “…I think the Democrats should be focusing on Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul Gosar, Matt Gaetz et al…Is this what you want your country to look like?” Jeff has an important point and I want to expand on it for a few paragraphs.
Today I wanted to take one final look at the state of the 2022 Senate races while the calendar still says 2021. I know its still a bit early but part of the fun of politics is guessing and projecting. At heart I’m just another political junkie.