Just when I thought the winds of change were blowing in the right direction, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has to up and die. Jeez. Here comes the whirlwind.
How many more freaky things can happen?
I wouldn’t rule out anything.
Jesus returns, raptures Jews; stupefied evangelicals are left behind.
Martians land, deliver a COVID-19 vaccine to the White House.
Jared Kushner wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
(GULP. GAG. VOMIT.)
As I was saying, I had been feeling positive and hopeful.
I saw three Biden-Harris signs in Sharpsburg, that proud hamlet of the Confederacy. Last election, not a one for Hillary. So that’s a good omen.
West Virginia is sprouting Biden-Harris signs. Last election, I saw only a few for Hillary. Another good omen.
Our own Biden-Harris sign posted along our secluded road was stolen. We got another and donated another $10 to the Democratic Party.
(If you’re the thief and reading this, please know that we will do so again and again and again. But then, maybe you’re a Democrat without a penny to spare and wanted a sign of your own. God bless you. Keep taking them. Every sign counts.)
Still, I’m not counting on signs to sway voters. As far as I can tell, few are left to sway.
Polarization has driven us into two camps with only a few stragglers wavering between, as if one camp were no different from the other. If you’re flipping a coin at this point, you should have your eyes, ears, and nose examined.
There is no moral equivalency.
Maybe in times past. Not now.
The choice isn’t between the lesser of two evils. The choice is between good and evil (allowing for a 5% margin of error).
Once upon a time, truth mattered. Once upon a time, integrity mattered. Once upon a time, civility mattered. Once upon a time, decency mattered. Once upon a time, kindness mattered. Once upon a time, the law mattered. Once upon a time, the Constitution mattered.
They still do. Please, don’t forsake them.
One side has set the house on fire. But it’s a big house.
Yes, much has been lost already. But much is still standing, and fires can be quenched—as long as the fire truck arrives before it’s too late.
And that’s why this election matters more than ever.
See Paula’s monarch photograph on the home page.
Just filled out my absentee ballot and have it ready to either mail or take to the courthouse. Haven’t decided yet. Everyone please VOTE!
A blog reader told me he’s making phone calls to “undecideds” and “unregistereds” in Pennsylvania. Training available. Your phone number is protected. If you’re interested contact: http://www.joebiden.com/call/
“What fresh hell is this” (Dorothy Parker) And I’m sure there is more to come – better to just acknowledge it. Get out the vote!
Dave and counted signs in Sharpsburg, too–and Boonsboro–and were glad to see a few Biden ones in each! Ours is still standing, so far. I wonder–are there any memorial signs for RBG and her legacy? Oh how painful to see a Stepford Wife try to take her place.
Completed ballot and hand delivered it on Friday. Vote!
We also have MANY state and local candidates who need our attention as well. Pick up signs for them at Dem HQ: Salango, Kunkel, Petsonk, Dougherty, Doyle. VOTE!!
Thank you. I have been feeling the same way!
Don’t count on signs meaning anything. I think a lot of Biden folks don’t put signs out because they fear Trumpkins stealing, vandalizing, etc. and/or don’t want trouble with neighbors. Neighbors of ours had a giant Trump flag on their house. They just moved away a few days ago and the neighbor next door to them immediately hung out a big Biden flag!
I take some comfort in the number of like-minded signs. We are all going to need that, and motivation, too, to deal with the calamity after Nov. 3. Will He Go? Our last, best action may be massive rallies, many of them, and for weeks, not just a weekend. Get out the vote, but prepare to hit the pavement, too!
During the last campaign season, I heard pollsters were not using cell phone numbers. Is this still true? If so, many of our younger voters may not be represented in poll numbers. Judging by the number of young people volunteering to work at polling places, they may provide a November surprise, hopefully for Biden.
Our street has solidly “blue” signs so far and lots of them. Yay!
The first real laugh I’ve had in a long time, followed by sadness as we face the coming election. BTW–there are more than 3 Biden-Harris signs in Sharpsburg.