Saturday, October 6, 2018

The mid-term elections are uniquely important

Four weeks until we'll know if the Republic is lost.

The reprehensible approval of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court - - along with sickening gloating by the grotesquely distorted Mitch McConnell
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who had been scheming today's 'win for a long time - - is reason again to consult the infamous right-wing blueprint laid out almost a half-century ago for the US Chamber of Commerce just before its author, Lewis Powell, himself was elevated to the Supreme Court.

You can read it here.

The far right, with a frightening willingness to manipulate fear and anger in the country and unlimited, self-serving  corporate money to stir it up, are winning at this consequential, long game.

Unless Democrats can hold the House of Representatives, and better promote basic messages on health care, tax fairness and social justice for all, Republican hold on all three branches of the federal government with no check on Trump and all his shady and dangerous impulses will take us back certainly to the late 40's, and even earlier if Paul Ryan's legacy includes the full unwinding of New Deal safety nets and principles.

We often hear that the next election is the most important, but this year, that's the truth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Blogging Blue has a great post highlighting why this is such an important lesson for Wisconsin:

"First we have reports that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has overpaid at least one contractor for work that wasn’t performed! It seems so egregious that US Representative Gwen Moore is suggesting that we need a federal investigation into the state’s use of federal highway funds."
"And then we have same problem, different pew! Next we find that the Wisconsin Medicaid Program paid for care for people who were already dead."
And then we find that Wisconsin prison officials have investigated prison staff for 132 incidents of prison staff sexually abusing or harassing inmates?

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