It’s early January but I’m already falling behind on my reading. Among the reasons is that I spent much of last week watching the events unfolding on the House floor. It may be a stretch to say there was a winner, but from a political power perspective there was one. It was not Kevin McCarthy and it certainly wasn’t the American people.
It seemed like it would never end but late Tuesday evening the 2022 election finally did with Rev. Dr. Senator Raphael Warnock narrowly defeating a totally unqualified Herschel Walker in a relic of Jim Crow runoff. There are a lot of opinions in that sentence and I stand by every one of them!
We all know the adage about counting chickens when they are still eggs. That is how I’m operating on Build Back Better 2.0; better known as the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
WARNING: In order to accurately quote a person the last paragraph violates my normal PG rating.
My usual practice is to make the biggest political story of the week just ended the subject of Sunday’s article. This week I chose the most despicable. (Sadly, there was plenty of competition in both categories.)
6 foot 8 inches tall, with a bald head, wearing a hoodie and baggy gym shorts over his tattoos. That is the way John Fetterman most often appears on the campaign trail. Not exactly your typical political candidate. But he may well be the margin of difference in saving democracy this fall.