Season of the, uh, Witch

Those of us who pay any attention to politics are, I’m afraid, in for a truly horrible summer and autumn.  And for even worse after Nov. 3.

And I’m not sure it’s going to be possible NOT to pay attention.  I think we’ve been cast back to the (somehow both cynical and incredulous)  dread and horror and intrusive boredom in which we lived and breathed and had our being  during the Watergate hearings.

The campaign is going to be awful. The only possible respite I can see is the Dems efforts to make each other look “worse than Trump!” which of course has its inevitable flip-side:  Trump really isn’t so  bad….

Exhibit   A: Warren’s quotation of Bloomberg’s fat-broads-horsefaced-lesbians remarks.  Those do, in my opinion. demonstrate a real, deep-seated contempt for my gender.  They contrast the more voluptuous female physique unflatteringly with the lean mean male form, and they imply that any woman who gets in the great lord’s way is only doing so because she’s too ugly to attract the attention she should be craving: his.  In comparison, Trump’s  remark, “Oooh, I love  beautiful! “ is almost—no, it is— courtly.

But I know to my sorrow that are more than enough  SWAPs (suburban white American princesses) who (ya think?) won’t see it my way.

And lemme ask you,  O Ratty:  no mater who wins, can you envision peace and acceptance on the morning of Nov 4, 2020?

In the first place, I’ll be amazed if we have a definitive result then.  I mean, if we can’t now even conduct caucuses (cauci?) which have gone relatively smoothly since forever, what do you think certain states are gonna do with their popular vote?

But whenever the dust does eventually settle, I think we’ll be looking at an artifice in ruin. And there’ll be no shortage of volunteers to push over whatever walls remain standing.

Have you any hope to offer?

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13 thoughts on “Season of the, uh, Witch”

  1. The only hope I can offer is the hope that most of the democrats in office now, particularly those in Washington, (DC), will be replaced by republicans.

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  2. If 70 million voters get a President they trust with a House and Senate who must pay attention to their votes, (if only for six months before their money interests take back over) based on a positive vision of a strong , prosperous and fair America, then it will be glorious.

    I hope that POTUS has the five major pieces of legislation he will jam through in those six months that he wants. Even Trump becomes a lame duck within eighteen months.

    The negativity of the opposition in the media and their front men, the Democrats will be their downfall.

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  3. Hypatia:
    And lemme ask you,  O Ratty:  no mater who wins, can you envision peace and acceptance on the morning of Nov 4, 2020?

    I cannot. Remember, the Democrats haven’t accepted a loss in a presidential election since 1988. When I was 13 years old.

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  4. The Left isn’t even  waiting!  I’ve seen two headlines this AM about how the Russians at present still “meddling” in our election to help Trump win!
    (Why?  I mean, in 2016 they may just have thought he’d be a disaster for the US, but now that he had led us to our biggest successes, and now that he has been notoriously “tough” on ‘em, why would they want him to win again?)

    But it doesn’t matter, the big thing is, he’ll be pre-de-legitimized if he wins in Nov.

    Query: why aren’t these Intelligence functionaries,  who are “warning” Congress about Russian interference, DOING something about it?    Isn’t that their job?
    Instead of just describing what the Russians are allegedly doing, why aren’t they telling the legislators how THEY, the good guys, are countering those efforts?

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  5. Hypatia:
    Instead of just describing what the Russians are allegedly doing, why aren’t they telling the legislators how THEY, the good guys, are countering those efforts?

    Because IF the Russians are meddling in any real way, it’s for the DEMOCRATS!!!

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  6. Devereaux:

    Hypatia:
    Instead of just describing what the Russians are allegedly doing, why aren’t they telling the legislators how THEY, the good guys, are countering those efforts?

    Because IF the Russians are meddling in any real way, it’s for the DEMOCRATS!!!

    Yeah, and you’d think people would be drawing that conclusion for themselves by now.

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  7. Hypatia:

    Devereaux:

    Hypatia:
    Instead of just describing what the Russians are allegedly doing, why aren’t they telling the legislators how THEY, the good guys, are countering those efforts?

    Because IF the Russians are meddling in any real way, it’s for the DEMOCRATS!!!

    Yeah, and you’d think people would be drawing that conclusion for themselves by now.

    What you’d hope is that people would have figured out that the politicians lie when they KNOW it isn’t true or it’s the opposite. This is only ONE such case. Pelosi is full of lies; it’s her modus operandi

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