No, this isn't a "GBCW diary." All I'm doing with this post is admitting that there really is nothing more to say about Joe Biden or Donald Trump that I or someone else hasn't already said before. So I think I'm going to shut up about the Presidential race at least until there arises something new that needs to be said.
(Reposted from Reddit)
Among the "Left" crowd, readers are starting to see signs of Trump-weariness, a sort of "let's elect Biden and get it over with" attitude. Apparently Trump so fills people with rage that they're willing to forget some basic facts. Let's review:
Adding one more voice to the Democrats' "best we can do" discourse on health care is the "Biden-Bernie Task Force," which came out with its recommendations Wednesday. As Natalie Shure of In These Times pointed out, what's missing from the health care portion of these recommendations is Medicare for All.
Well that won me over.
You can tell how much they respect progressives and share their values.
Here's what the panicky Petes at MoveOn said in their email to me, dated five hours ago: don't take the November election for granted, because Trump could still win. (I think I got on their list because I donated to Samelys Lopez' campaign.) Here are their supporting arguments:
Let me get straight to the point.
Before Biden is crowned, we MUST ask the following questions.
Although I will vote for Biden (holding my nose,) I do not think he has a chance to win. The last several weeks have made it very clear that the Democrats must win the White House, as well as the Senate. I am certain that Biden won’t get us there.
Three news items:
I’ve said many times that I’m writing my last essay about elections. It’s become almost a joke, since every week’s essay is “the last,” and there’s always one more essay I need to write. Well, this is (finally!) the last electoral essay.
JoJo, admit it. You're done. Or as my friends might say: put a fork in it. One only needs to see Mika Brzensinski's obvious contempt for and disgust with Joseph Biden, Jr. He's done. All over now. When a DNC front pager puts out the tough questions for the presumptive nominee, you know the dam is breaking. I think Mika really believes that women should be believed. She believed Christine B. Ford and now she believes Tara Reade. How's that for the first break in the wall of silence?
Thursday we could go to the Common Dreams website and read this piece by Norman Solomon:
Some say preventing the re-election of Trump isn't important. That amounts to ignoring political reality, an evasion with potentially vast consequences.