Love him or hate him you have to admit that Donald Trump is one of those rare special politicians. JFK and Barack Obama were special in that they defied my pet theory of the American voter: they vote against, not for, candidates. Kennedy and Obama were rare exceptions to that rule. Trump is the most unique exception in that people both vote for him and against him regardless of the opponent(s).
I really don’t want to write about Donald Trump, but I again I feel I must. On Thursday of last week, he was the 1076th person to be arraigning in DC Federal Court on charges related to January 6th. That was the biggest American political event of the week just passed and I’d like to comment on it below.
By this weekend I expect the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will have passed the House and been signed into law. On right wing media a plethora of disinformation will be disseminated telling us that the sky is falling because the Democrats spent too much money. In mainstream and left leaning media the message will be that the legislation will solve many of our problems. As usual, one portrayal will be much, much closer to reality. Today I want to bring light to a somewhat lost “battle within the battle”.
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.)
It is late Monday morning as I commence penning this and the Supreme Court has issued another 6-3 decision that violates the Constitution but conforms to the right wing majority’s philosophy. This was another (and I fear it will not be the last) religion over law decision. (It will be interesting to see how they weasel out of that philosophy if the court challenge to the overturning of Roe based on the teachings of the Jewish faith ever reaches them.