I am still sorting through my feelings about election day. A couple of things, not new. Election Day should be made a national holiday. There is no excuse, unless the parties are determined to prevent people of opposing or “unreliable” groups voting.
Another thing, I think we should stop talking about impeachment. It would blow up in all our faces if the House moved to impeach. Not that I wouldn’t like to see him removed, but right now the downside might be worse than just letting him lose the next election. Impeach him and lose, which would happen with a loaded Senate, and he’d be a martyr of sorts. There is more than enough work to be done and right now enough momentum to see through a change in occupant in 2020. Let’s let the process work.
We have made colossal fools of ourselves this time around, through our divisions, our indifference, our fear. Watching the exchange with Jim Acosta the other day I half expected him to get down and try to punch a reporter, which would have been delicious.
But enough. We know that if elections are free and open we can repair this. We know because we’re still witnessing attempts at gimmicking local elections and in many cases it still did not work.
We have to trust that we can do this. The machinery is not broken but it must be used in order to function properly. To all those out there who still sat on the sidelines, you are helping no one.
Anyway, the chief problem right now is that certain people are playing the oldest political game in the book—they are making us afraid and then pointing out targets. So I ask, in all honesty—
Just what are we afraid of?
And make no mistake, some folks will claim they aren’t afraid, just angry, but when they take action and lay blame, we know otherwise. They’re afraid.
It would be easy to mess this up by allowing distractions and pettiness.
But enough. Let me leave you with an image. There’s a lot in it, and can be interpreted in many ways, but the truth is mainly that I think it’s a cool photograph.
Have a good day.