The other major political story (and outrage) of the week just passed is the apparent death of federal voter protection legislation. I say apparent because it’s never over until it’s over but to put it in medical terms the prognosis is not good. At this point I am encouraging the Democrats to take what I will call the Political Option.
We live in an instant gratification society. Legislation has been compared to sausage making. Most of us love a grilled brat at a tailgating event but almost none of us either want to think about what goes into it and fewer yet want to visualize the process. If you think that opening was strange it gets stranger.
“I can relate.” That was President Trump’s answer to a reporter’s January 6th question, “Mr. President, can you relate to the pain of federal workers who can’t pay their bills.” As the Trump Shutdown 3.0 enters one month territory and the nation remembers the contributions of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I’d like to explore the validity of that remark. Please come along. Continue reading Relating