Sorry it took me longer to write this post than expected, but some things have happened, and I don’t just mean personally this time. lol
More specifically, Trump held his town hall on CNN, and it was so bombastic, disastrous, and absurd, that I couldn’t even decide how best to navigate it.
And in the end, I’ve come to realize that no response is probably best.
A peace-like/no response is often the best reply when your neighbor is yellowing at the mail carrier because his internet isn’t working.
But I like to share positive things.
Ways to encourage and remind you — I hope — that Rome isn’t burning down. At least not yet. (Though my goodness have we sure inched up to the ledge in the past few years?)
So, in the spirit of lifting your spirits regarding our politics, here are two positive items worth celebrating.
First, there’s at least some progress on the debt-ceiling negotiations.
Politico reported that Speaker Kevin McCarthy said after today’s meeting that the “structure” of the negotiations had improved and he believes it’s still possible to get to an agreement by the end of the week.
On the one hand, this situation is terrifying. On the other, I’m hoping business leaders grab the crazy Republicans in the House by the lapels and say, “Let’s not destroy the shaky economy, everyone’s 401ks, and who knows what else, just so you can look tough.”
Second, and this story barely made any news, BUT, two weeks ago, voters in a deep-red county recalled and crushed an election denier.
This county that I’m referring to is SOOOOO conservative that Donald Trump and Mike Pence earned nearly 76 percent of the vote in 2000. But after plenty of election denials by the election administrator, the county had a former Republican run as an independent and crush the election denier.
The challenger beat her 65 percent to 35 percent. I mean, that is a huge victory margin in such a one-sided county.
The challenger said it best, “The lying has to stop. Somehow, nationwide, we have to make lying wrong."
One article said that “residents say the conspiracy theories and political upheaval tore at the fabric of the community.”
In the long run, the challenger said he thought that with the defeat of his opponent and one other pro-Trump official who also lost, “the nonsense will go away.”
And isn’t that what we’re all seriously hoping for? That the nonsense will just go away?
Love and peace,
Stan R. Mitchell
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CLOSING THOUGHT: Do not despair in these coming days. The light of dawn is emerging, and nothing can stop light (or truth).
The election-denier's loss in a deep red county is encouraging, but it can't spread soon enough. The only solution I can think of is to get everyone to vote in primaries; that's the only way to get away from the most extreme being our only choices. Either that, or do away with primaries altogether.