Since at least the 1964 election (Operation Eagle Eye) the Republican party has been the party of voter suppression. I thought when the decision came down on Monday that the biggest American political story of the week had occurred. With the value of the subsequent history, I wasn’t wrong. It didn’t get a lot of press but the potential is both huge and almost inevitable to be reached!
Well, I put it off long enough; it’s time to return to this format again.
W.C. Fields is credited with the line, “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with…” well you remember the last word and I’m protective of my PG rating. So, message communicated. We saw two examples of that in Washington last week and I for one certainly wasn’t fooled. Baffled at how we allow these less than brilliant people to stay employed (on our dime); but not fooled!
It should come as no surprise that the subject of today’s article is not last night’s debate. In fact, this article is being written hours before that event. I try to write about issues of consequence and none of the participants will be the 2024 Republican nominee. Donald Trump will and as much as I dislike giving him more press, I cannot ignore his recent antics.
Timestamp: Early Tuesday afternoon.
OK, you got me. Today’s format is largely of personal convenience but I bet I’ll still justify the time you spend reading my column.