My phone company calls itself CREDO, which I keep because they're nice folks. But CREDO persists in imagining itself to be "political," so in my email they send me this:
The substance of it is as follows:
Fortunately, Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Ted Lieu have now introduced legislation – the Restricting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act – that would limit Trump’s ability to launch nuclear weapons without an act of Congress.
Now isn't that special! Two Democrats, in a House full of Republicans (oh and don't forget what a great party they are in the state legislatures!), are going to save us from immediate threats of nuclear war. With legislative proposals!
Meanwhile on Facebook Jeffrey St. Clair reminds us:
Let's not forget that it was the Peace Prize Prez who armed Trump with a new generation of "Fire and Fury" nuclear weapons...
And just after the election last year we were reminded:
The piece is about, well...
Team Clinton’s year-long struggle to find a strategy against the opponent they were most eager to face.
What's the old saying: beware what you want, you might get it? Edward Luttwak predicted:
But the Democrats have a plan! They're going to support "moderate" Republicans.
Can you see at this point why I'm uninterested in electoral politics? I've been posting all of these links for your amusement, really, because here's the scoop: it's not as if the Democrats are "cowardly" or "money-hungry" or "centrist" or "crazy" or whatever else they've been called here at C99%. Rather, it's that there is an opposition in American politics at the Federal level in the most fake, public-relations sense. The Democrats are in fact Republicans with different stylistic programming. If they "stop Trump," they'll do so because they want President Pence or something a bit more relaxed.
Wake me up when there's a viable party I can support.