What You May Have Missed
Complete the jigsaw with Thom's articles you may have missed this week
Democrats Must Reclaim Their Brand as the "Freedom Party"
For Americans, freedom is not only a sacred right and duty, but it’s also the ultimate political marketing too... and it’s past time for Democrats to take it back and claim it as their own -> Read More
How Many More Children Must Die for the 2nd Amendment?
If you want to know who Republicans in Congress value, look at who they protect and who they let die. By any reasonable standard, America has taken a very wrong and very tragic path. -> Read More
Here's the Craven GOP Plan For Ending Democracy
This may be our last chance to avoid Ben Franklin’s warning that we have “a republic, if you can keep it” -- It may also be our best chance to revive democracy in America and, by example, the world... -> Read More
Why the Media Needs a True Reckoning about Serving the Public Good
These are dangerous times, and news organizations putting profits over democracy is a sure path to America ending up like Hungary with a corrupt, strongman “conservative” running the country... -> Read More
In Praise Of Progressive Bravery & Not Looking Away
“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet nonetheless go out to meet it” -- Thucydides
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Can Democrats pull it out of the hat? Because with time running out fast and the next Republican coup attempt looming on the horizon, which is likely to succeed this time around, that's what it will take -- magic.
Battling midterm historical trends, bad polling, and bad press, the "leadership" is focused on issues of less import while overwhelmed by an opposition engaged in asymmetric warfare. These new-day "illustrious dunderheads" are giving great speeches but are not offering any adequate responses to meet the crisis of democracy unfolding before our eyes. Being good small-d democrats, yes, they are warriors for truth and justice, but the proverbial "American way" has devolved into some bastardized form of a fascistic quasi-democracy/theocracy/plutocracy, which is no democracy at all. This undeniable, sickening fact of life in America -- a rich white man's paradise -- doesn't seem to have quite sunk in, apparently. They failed to heed Bernie's dire warning. Spectacularly!
None of them appear to be up to the task. Despite historic gains in the last two elections (the hue and cry from the People), the culmination of decades of Republican election fraud and the destructive influence by America's enemies, both foreign and domestic, seem to have succeeded in rendering Biden, Schumer, Pelosi, and America's feckless chief enforcer Garland nearly useless, mired in the past, fighting lesser battles, some already lost. Meanwhile, the blood-and-guts front line has moved on without them.
While the Ivy League generals are incessantly poring over outdated maps, strategies, and tactics, safely ensconced inside their tents at the rear, their poorly supplied, poorly-armed ragtag troops are being systematically slaughtered outside the gate. By the time these paper tigers finally emerge from their air-conditioned backrooms in their crisp uniforms with popguns at the ready, the bloodthirsty Orcs with human flesh hanging from their teeth will have already breached the ramparts demanding surrender with lopsided, winner-take-all terms, which the cowering "loser-crats" will, of course, immediately accept.
... tic, tic, tic ...