The Time is Now

Proto-Trumpie, Germany, 1933

Republicans have always been on the dim side of the scale, but what they lacked in smarts, they made up for in avarice. This goes back to at least the Nixon days, maybe not so much to Eisenhower.

One can almost scan the headlines and trace the slow decline into madness with their finger.

“If the president does it, it’s not illegal.”

“Government is the enemy, and trickle-down economics leads to prosperity.”

“Iraq has WMDs.”


But through all of that, at no point in time could someone have told me that Republicans were so stupid that they would refuse to wear masks or seek vaccinations in the midst of a global pandemic.

Nope. I could believe a lot of things, but I could never believe that anyone on earth could be that stupid and mean.

But, by God, they showed me didn’t they? The Republicans.

Or the Trumpies, as they should more accurately be called now.

While I’m happy we have a Biden/Harris presidential administration, I’m afraid it looks as if President Biden is going to fall far short of his calling.

The times call for a man (or a woman) of foresight and action, and thus far Biden has proven to be neither.

Between his paper-shuffling regarding the millions of people facing evictions, to the even more unforgivable sin of not eliminating or modifying the filibuster so that we can enact a federal standard of voting rights—something that, if done with forthrightness and fairness—would doom the Trumpies to obscurity.

Fair and square.

But no…instead, Biden’s standing aside as the Trumpies lay the groundwork for stealing future elections in plain sight, at the state level, and when and if that happens (it probably will happen, and we won’t believe it), we may not get another chance to knock the bastards on the ropes and deliver a KO punch.

I can see that clearly, as can dozens of journalists, as can millions of other progressives who are cognizant and paying attention.

We don’t have to cheat to beat the Trumpies.

All we have to do is make the elections fair.

And there’s nothing nefarious or untoward about that, President Biden.

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future. — John F. Kennedy

Mondair Jones, Congressman NY-17
John Sipher, former CIA Serviceman

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction. — John F. Kennedy