From Commander In Cheat:
You might be thinking, “What does golf have to do with being president? What does it matter that he cheats at it? What’s it got to do with leading the country?”
If you’ll cheat to win at golf, is it that much further to cheat to win an election? To turn a Congressional vote? To stop an investigation?
If you’ll lie about every aspect of the game, is it that much further to lie about your taxes, your relationship with Russians, your groping of women?
If you’re adamant that the poor don’t deserve golf, is it that much further to think they don’t deserve healthcare, clean air, safe schools?
Oh, and there’s so much more. Not that any of the parts I’ve read are surprising. (“Somebody who makes his caddies cheat for him to earn their tip is not a gentleman. Somebody who bullies and manipulates and yells that his courses are the best in the world when that world absolutely knows otherwise is not a gentleman.” As if there were anyone in the world who thinks Trump is a gentleman.)
I checked. According to Snopes, H.L.Mencken really did write in the July 26, 1920 Baltimore Evening Sun: “As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.”
We have so many great Democrats running for President, many of them until recently all-but-unknown. Yesterday, I linked to Mayor Pete on Meet The Press. Pretty much out of the ballpark, no? Here’s another: John Delaney. Given him 48 seconds. If you’re intrigued, the whole 9 minutes.
Whoever accepts the nomination in Milwaukee July 16, 2020, will need us to have done a tremendous amount of voter registration and organizing now, in 2019, and in the first half of 2020.
If you’re for powering a massive blue wave that puts the country back on a sensible, progressive path, click here. I’ll see whatever you do, to say thanks.
Don’t be put off by the huge numbers — there’s a field to enter a human-size contribution, too. I’d rather have 50,000 $50 contributions than 50 $50,000 contributions. But until we get campaign finance reform, we need both.
Seth Myers: “According to a new poll, 55% of Americans favor abolishing the Electoral College. Unfortunately, because of the Electoral College, 55% is less than half.”
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Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.~Teddy Roosevelt, 1902
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