We Are Not Catastrophizing December 6, 2023December 5, 2023 Did you find 90 seconds yesterday to watch Liz Cheney with arch-liberal Rachel Maddow? Here’s six minutes with arch-conservative Joe Scarborough. Had the impeachment vote been a secret ballot, she says, her colleagues would have found the courage to kick him out. And no, she says; in our talk of the existential threat to democracy, she says, we are not catastrophizing. That graphic is not from her. (And if I had created it, it would have read “the 82-year-old Democrat who’s doing a great job.”) But these are the stakes. This is truly for all the marbles. Cheney is not asking us to risk our lives, as, she says, some in Congress now fear they would be doing if they defied Trump. She’s just asking our help to keep him — the twice-impeached, four-times indicted, adjudicated rapist who loves autocrats and kept a book of Hitler’s speeches by his bedside — from destroying the democracy that you and I and she hold dear. We need your vote. We need your money. We need your time. And I would ask that you send her book to all your Trump-leaning friends and relatives. “I hate to impose on our nearly 40 years’ friendship,” I wrote one of mine, “but can I ask you to read this? And then call to discuss? Love you lots . . . ” We’re gonna win!