Did the title surprise you? It was intended to. Most often the biggest political story of the week just ended is Sunday’s subject. This week you will have to wait another day. That’s doesn’t mean today’s article will be a dud!
This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.
Today is Election Day 2021. It is an off year election, (unless you are a candidate), and I’d like to look one year ahead to Election Day 2022 when the mid-term will determine control of the next Congress. Especially the House (with gerrymandering) and the Senate will be in play. No early predictions from me a year out. For the best forecasts on the House I suggest following the Cook Political Report.
The predominant thinking is that if the Republicans take the House it will be because of the influence of Donald Trump and that Kevin McCarthy will be the next Speaker. I’m among the minority (at this point) that says not so quick.
I’m of a generation that in our early adulthood disparagingly called a person we considered dimwitted a “turkey”. Being a city boy I cannot speak from firsthand knowledge but the reputation of the turkey is that of being one of the least intelligent farm animals, hence the expression or so I have been told. Last week President Trump pardoned three turkeys and only two were of the feathered variety. There was another action, largely by his nominees that if not criminal was what in my twenties I would have called of the turkey variety. It was capped off by him and his immediate family acting in less than an intelligent manner (to be kind). Let’s explore. Continue reading A Lot Of Turkeys
Forget Joe Biden’s nomination, or the historic one of Kamala Harris’ for that matter. Disregard the antics of Louis DeJoy at the USPS. Steve Bannon’s arrest was little more than an amusing and orchestrated skinny object, (more on that in a future article). The biggest story of last week was far and away the fact that the Republican controlled Senate Intelligence Committee released its long awaited report confirming the interference of a hostile foreign power in the 2016 election with the active aid of the campaign of the eventual winner. Let’s explore. Continue reading How Did This “Hide”?
Ignorance is excusable and a fact of life. It is impossible to know everything. A personal example is that as I entered what I call Phase II of my retirement late last month I joined a classics book club which I will attend my first meeting of later this week. Reading the classics was a gap in my education and I’m trying to plug it a bit. Willful ignorance is not knowing on purpose and acting as if you did. That is how the Trump administration is operating and it is a danger to America and the rest of the planet. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Danger Of Willful Ignorance And Incompetence