It is late Friday morning as I commence to pen this. That is important in both relation to the title and the fact that some of the subjects of my comments are dynamic in nature. If you want to display your ignorance of contemporary American politics all you have to do is say something along the line of all politicians are the same. That is uttered everyday and is a major reason America often finds itself on the wrong track. The events of the last 24 hours are a crystal-clear illustration of that!
At the risk of dating myself a common greeting among friends is, “What’s happening?”. Politically I’ll attempt to partially answer that question in the following paragraphs.
We could have quite a debate as to who is the worst governor in America running for reelection in 2022, but no doubt Greg Abbott of Texas would be high on that list. While it may be a bit outside, there is a chance he can be knocked off even in an “off year” election.
Sunday afternoon the framework of a gun bill was announced. It still has to be written, pass both chambers and be signed by the president before it becomes law. Assuming it passes, which is far from a forgone conclusion, it will almost undoubtedly be watered down. So I wouldn’t count any chickens just yet however I’d like to spend the next few paragraphs reviewing just what has been announced as of this writing.
If you read this on publishing day the big event of the day promises to be the 1/6 hearings tonight – don’t be surprised if the Trump camp throws out a shiny object – so I thought I’d give you some things to ponder until the clock strikes the appointed hour. Continue reading A Few Things To Ponder