Entries by mistermix

Go, Zach

Speaking truth to the powerless: Donna Brazile, the interim leader of the Democratic National Committee, was giving what one attendee described as “a rip-roaring speech” to about 150 employees, about the need to have hope for wins going forward, when a staffer identified only as Zach stood up with a question. “Why should we trust […]

Not a Fan, But…

Michael Moore’s piece on why Trump will win seems eerily prescient. For example: Midwest Math, or Welcome to Our Rust Belt Brexit.  I believe Trump is going to focus much of his attention on the four blue states in the rustbelt of the upper Great Lakes – Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Four traditionally Democratic […]

I Have to Agree with Jim Newell

This: […] We can’t comprehend even 1 percent of what’s just happened. But one aspect of it, minor in the overall sweep, that I’m pretty sure we can comprehend well enough right now: The Democratic Party establishment has beclowned itself and is finished. I think of the lawmakers, the consultants, the operatives, and—yes—the center-left media, […]

The Unimaginable

Hillary just conceded. I started the day hopeful for my daughter and the next generation. I end it with what my wife called a “punch in the gut”. This is a retrograde Supreme Court for another generation – it’s very unlikely that RBG will make it to 2020. This is the reversal of the small […]

One Bright Spot

I voted earlier than usual this morning, and there were quite a few mothers there with their daughters. There were a couple of grade-school age girls, at least one middle schooler, and one high schooler. Even the high school girl had a smile on her face as she watched her mother mark her ballot. With […]