The world was crazy enough but now with the death of a Queen the surreal will definitely be in vogue. First off, I liked the Queen. Devoted public servant and one of the richest women in the world. Her death is a significant historical event but it isn’t the type of thing – like climate change- that impacts the lives of millions. The world is in the midst of unparalled weather disasters threatening the lives of millions and we will be led to believe that the passing of a 96-year-old woman is the most important current event. This death will be replayed continuously by the content starved main line media. Please folks give me a break!!!
To be sure, the country is a mess right now. The insanity of Donald Trump now apparently extends to his possession of nuclear documents. Very likely the motive for the retention of these nuclear secrets was money. It’s always money for this evil man. Indeed, Trump is a cancer that has shaken the very foundation of our democracy. Yes, he’s demented and should never have been president. In 2016 by all reasonable standards Joe Biden should have been the Democrat nominee. I have no doubt that he would have beaten Trump. Instead, the Democrats nominated a totally flawed Hillary Clinton who proceeded to run one of the worst presidential campaigns in history. She thought it was her “turn” to be the first woman president and Obama who has very small balls was intimidated into backing her by the feminist lobby. Of course, he should have backed Biden!!! So, folks as the country careens toward civil war thank Hillary Clinton for this mess.
Yesterday’s Select Committee meeting was truly scary. To learn how the fate of our democracy hung in the balance as unhinged mental cases screamed at each other. How are these people still allowed to be prancing around? Trump should be in prison. Meadows is nothing more than a cheap political thug. And that crazy Flyn character is right out of a horror movie. This has got to end. If these investigations don’t bring forth major criminal indictments what’s the point!!!
I reckon that high drama in politics is here to stay for at least the foreseeable future. In days of yore political leaders at least attempted to agree on some agenda items. These committee meetings have taken on a life of their own. The coming week may offer even more dramatic information. How much longer are the antics of a sociopath to be followed so closely. Trump is a national cancer. He has poisoned the well. So many issues need close attention, especially the climate challenges but we must engage our immediate energies into trying to save our democracy. This is a BIG issue folks. This mid-term elections are fixing to be the most important in history. Would expect nothing less in this AGE OF DRAMA..
In moments of crisis, the president is called upon to be a leader. And when people are feeling scared and angry and outraged, they look to him for that. We are not getting that from Joe Biden. We get platitudes along with the images of an old man trying to hang on to the prize he sought so often but failed at getting. He probably is a decent sort of a man. The Catholic thing scares me since he buys into so much of the off the wall dogma. He has had personal tragedies that would take a toll on anyone. That is all well and good but the country more so than any time in the recent past needs a LEADER. We need some inspiration from a vibrant leader. I was glad to see Newsom in California going ballsy with his new ads airing in Florida which are really pissing off DeSantis, Biden is not capable of dealing with the negative mood now permeating the country. This relentless spiral of shootings is very worrisome. Lots of very angry people out there. The Biden Blues for sure.
Just have a feeling this is going to be a long hot summer. The political situation is just about as negative as can be. Biden is an old fool as are other key members of the Democrat leadership. Our side has overwhelming public support. USE IT. This upcoming mid-term must be presented as a fight for the survival of democracy and an opportunity to be rescued from the New Republican Taliban. The influence of Christian fundamentalists in forming policy is completely unacceptable. Meanwhile we have a Supreme Court that is out of control in favor of the neo-fascists. And to top it all off climate is CHANGING for the worse and the climate deniers are out in force. Overall, I sense so many people are very stressed out and on edge. Could be a hot summer in the streets???
The major news outlets are going crazy over the increasingly high level of RED/BLUE conflict, and how another Civil War is virtually inevitable. To be sure these are historic times. Indeed, there is a huge gap in this country in the belief of common purpose. Strictly partisan is the name of the game. I’ve experienced both sides and have concluded that at this level of polarization some sort of “war” is possible. However, more likely will be chaos of the first order which will usher in a period of high anxiety. So, folks enjoy your cookouts and other 4th of July shit. I’m not even flying the flag this year. Really disgusted!!!!
Lots of people are getting bent out of shape with the latest debacle at the Supreme Court. And they should be. But they should also recognize the limitations of fixing the “system”. There is nothing written that sets the number of Supreme Court justices. Over time in has varied. Today there are 9. Not set in stone but the Corpse in Chief will not even talk about an increase in justices. Biden is a real douche. So, what can the legislature solution. Forget the House. Even if Democrats by some miracle retain control it will be by a very narrow margin, gerrymandered districts will hold. The only hope is the Senate. Democrats have some super candidates and statewide demographics are much more favorable.
Still the System sucks. Perhaps we should attempt a rewrite?
Well, the cards are on the table. The Supreme bunch of assholes has taken away the constitutional right of women to control their own uterus. Led by the cretinous Clarence Thomas the Supremes now intend to go after legal contraception and gay marriage. Yes, the cards are on the table folks. The have revealed themselves to be nothing more than a cabal of religious fascists. They refuse to admit that the issues they are ruling on are opposed by the overwhelming number of Americans.
However, there is hope. There is an election in November and Democrats must stress the obvious. These radical extremists on the Court must be made the ISSUE in the mid-terms, Fuck gas prices and general inflation. Our democracy is at stake. Indeed, this is a reckoning in American political life. The stakes are incredibly high.
Inflation Is Awful, but the End of Democracy Is Worse
Americans on the political right have found all sorts of ways to mock and dismiss the Jan. 6 committee’s hearings. One is to point to them as proof that Democrats are terminally out of touch with pressing, important issues. Gas rose above $5 a gallon in some places and recession looms, but sure, prattle on about Trump’s tantrums in the final days of his presidency! Knock yourself out! That sentiment is rendered with an almost audible chortle of glee over the drubbing that Democrats may well endure in the midterms.
And it’s bananas. While those Republicans are probably right that inflation in the months leading up to November 2022 will have a significantly bigger impact at the polls than insurrection two years earlier, they’re dead wrong about what has greater moral weight, matters more in the long term and endangers the very future of this country as a stable democracy. Democrats aren’t engaged in some partisan indulgence — that’s why Liz Cheney, who is Republican royalty, has made temporary cause with them. And despite their painstaking staging of the hearings, they’re not merely performing political theater.
There’s no minimizing or merrily moving past the fact that a former American president who remains his party’s likeliest nominee in 2024 incited violence, threatened fellow party members, imperiled his own vice president and spread incendiary lies in an attempt to overturn the will of voters and stay in office. And it’s no piddling, negligible detail that most Republicans on the ballot this coming November probably won’t publicly condemn or contradict him. They’ve essentially told voters that they’d be fine with autocracy if the autocrat smiled on them.
That’s the most crucial issue in the midterms, and shame on lawmakers like Senator Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, who said on (where else?) Fox News on Tuesday: “I have not taken the time to watch the hearings. I feel like the best use of my time is fighting the inflationary effects.” Senator, I’m betting you can do both at once, and why not pair that good fight against ghastly prices with a broader battle to preserve the country’s very integrity?