Under The 2017 Xmas Tree

As has become a tradition at tellthetruthonthem.com, on Christmas Day we give out mythical gifts to several progressives. (It also makes for an easy “write ahead” article and gives me more time off to spend with family.) In no particular order here are this year’s recipients and their gifts.

Stephanie Ruhle: Some recognition as a great journalist with guts and a vast knowledge of economics.

Bob Mueller: Tenacity! Sometimes succinct is sufficient.

Senator Bob Menendez: The wisdom and courage to retire.

Representative Nancy Pelosi: The opportunity to do an encore performance as Speaker and then shortly thereafter retire. Superstars deserve to go out on top.

DNC Chair Tom Perez: A continued successful rebuilding and modernization of the DNC. In this case “Bottoms up” is more than a toast.

Senator Sherrod Brown: Reelection and serious consideration for the Veep slot in 2020.

Senator Chuck Schumer: The title of Senate Majority Leader-elect at year’s end.

Ta-Nehisi Coates: A much larger audience and recognition as one of the great minds of the early 21st century.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The health and tenacity to continue until you can be “replaced” by a younger liberal. For decades someone else has played center field for the Giants, but they have never replaced Willie Mays. RBG, you are an all-time great!

There it is, short and sincere. Now get back to celebrating the holiday regardless of your religiosity or lack thereof. I am a proud believer in the First Amendment; America – what a great country!

It has become my practice to take the end of the year off from writing. Therefore today’s article was written well before publishing.

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