Today’s will be another of the catch up variety articles. Usually I refer to items left on the cutting room floor. Here we go with what didn’t fall that far. Continue reading Before I Sweep
Last week Ohio Republican Representative Anthony Gonzalez announced that he would not seek reelection to his House seat. In itself that is not a huge story. Taken in its large context it is! Continue reading Two Buckeyes
Today’s article will be another of the catch up variety. In the last segment the reasoning behind the title will become evident.
If a sequel to the movie Star Wars was to be shot with the barroom scene having a crowd lacking in intelligence and integrity the casting would be easy. Just use the Republican Congressional delegation. The examples are extensive but in the interest of brevity I will concentrate on just two today, Kevin McCarthy and Madison Cawthorn.
My generation’s war was Viet Nam. Primarily due to a 333 in the lottery I didn’t go. That doesn’t prohibit me from empathy and understanding. I do not speak Vietnamese nor did I know the geography or customs. (I could have found it on the globe but that is about it – and more than a lot of other young men of my generation.) Had I been on the ground my life would have been in the hands of an interpreter and my organization’s success would have been in large part dependent on cooperative denizens. Fast forward two generations, change the location to Afghanistan and the story is basically the same. If I can realize this why couldn’t 16 House Republicans?