This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.
I predicted the possibility of massive voter intimidation in 2022. For the most part I was incorrect. However, I fear I may have just been premature. The Republicans severely underperformed in 2022. Their MAGA base will never blame it on bad candidates and/or the lack of a platform that addressed the voters’ concerns. The professional political class of Republicans have spent at least since 2009 ignoring the issues and are simply obsessed with winning at any cost including American democracy and the welfare of much of their current base. In fact, their goal is eventually to eliminate voters from the equation.
Continue reading Wrong, But For How Long?
I’m not the biggest fan of Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, in contemporary America it has morphed into a day of football and feasts featuring turkey. No longer is it a celebration and opportunity to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. I’ll try and adjust that attitude a bit in the paragraphs below.
Continue reading Thanksgiving 2023
I’ll be hitting the road for a few days. This will be my last “live posting” until I get back. Seems like a perfect time to do some sweeping of my notes and email box.
Continue reading Progressive Sweeping XV
I almost feel sorry for Mitch McConnell. Only almost.
Understandably Mitch McConnell wants to be Senate Majority Leader again. Going into the 2022 election and needing to only net one seat you can see why he felt that could happen. (Here is the scary part: it still may.) Had the GOP recruited and gotten their number one draft choices through the primaries it would be all but a lock. That is not what it looks like less than a month from Election Day.
Continue reading I Almost Feel Sorry For Mitch