Today there's less than two weeks until the election.
The 2018 Mid-terms are shaping up to be a defining moment in the history of our nation. The outcome of this election will almost assuredly chart the path of our democracy for the next decade or longer.
Presently we're at a crossroads. The Republican-majority Congress will not only do NOTHING to limit the wildest excesses of Donald Trump, but they are actively participating in the escalating erosion of our national character.
The recent confirmation of Supreme Court Associate Justice Kavanaugh shows there is almost nothing standing in the way of Trump's vision for America. One that includes complete and total destruction of his enemies, real or imagined, and definitely including the Democratic Party. He's already well on his way towards a Constitutional crisis that may result in widespread suppression of our rights and a suspension of democracy.
We may actually see President-For-Life Donald Trump happen!
But if somehow, through voter suppression, fraud, outright stealing of elections; if somehow the Republicans retain control of the House, it will inevitably spell doom for our nation.
Trumpism will be the new normal, and our ability to have any checks on his power will evaporate like a shallow puddle in Death Valley in August. We will see voter suppression, or even a suspension of voting. There will be justifications for martial law and other ways to control the masses.
And the hatred of the right will spill over into the streets and the nation will become a 3rd-world dictatorship.
This is why I'm having trouble sleeping lately.
One way to help ensure a Democratic win is to volunteer for campaigns. Go canvassing, stuff envelopes, make phone calls, donate to candidates in especially close races.
And for fuck's sake, don't forget to VOTE on November 6th.
Monday, October 01, 2018
This is really great news!
Our most popular president of recent times has fully endorsed Ned Lamont in his race for governor of Connecticut!
Former President Barack Obama gave his endorsement to begin the final full month of campaigning:
“When Ned Lamont stood up to his own party and opposed the war in Iraq more than a decade ago, he showed the courage to do what was right. As a businessman who started and ran a successful company in Connecticut, Ned demonstrated how to bring people together and create good-paying jobs – while still finding time to volunteer as a teacher and help students in Bridgeport. That’s why I’m so proud to endorse Ned Lamont for Governor. If elected, Ned will do what he’s done his whole life to turn the state around and ensure a more hopeful future: he’ll protect working families, improve Connecticut’s business climate, and refuse to back down from making the tough choices.”
Lamont enthusiastically accepted the endorsement, and he had this to say about President Obama:
“President Obama represents the very best of America. His presidency inspired the country and the world, and demonstrated what real leadership looks like. That’s why I am honored to have earned President Obama’s endorsement. If elected, I will fight for the things he fought for: lowering the burden on the middle class, increasing access to healthcare, standing up for women, and creating jobs and opportunity. I will also reach across the aisle and work with Republicans, as well as leaders in business, labor, and academia to put in place policies that lower the property tax, jumpstart economic growth, and solve the fiscal challenge facing Connecticut. I’m incredibly humbled to receive President Obama’s support as we enter the final stretch of this campaign.”
Posted by CT Bob at 10/01/2018 05:44:00 PM