I’m trying to find positivity. OK. I am now positive that neither Joe Biden nor Donald Trump will be president on January 20, 2025. That’s a good thing. It’s the only even remote chance we have to try to hit “reset.”
Biden barely has the support of a quarter of Democrats. Trump has now ingested a lethal amount of rat poison. Dead man walking, politically speaking. The ranks of “singers” desperate to save their own arses is swelling into the size of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Can you say, “Pompeo”?
But this is beyond interesting. Even as Biden fades into irrelevance, Dems are doing very well vs. the GOP in polling data. Very well. As my wife, BB, put it recently, “The Republicans are like the dog that finally caught the car it’s been chasing. What are you gonna do now?” Their cultural jihad will prove to be a suicide vest. It’s already happening. Special thanks to SCOTUS.
And we can’t even protect our vets who have been exposed to toxic burn pits? “Disgraceful” doesn’t even begin to describe that abdication.
But do you want something to be grateful for on this final Thursday of July? Be grateful you are not John Eastman. Or Mark Meadows. And I’m very doubtful that things will look any better for them next Thursday.
Do you get the feeling the Fed is walking around wearing a blindfold and hoping not to fall down a staircase? We have a unique set of economic factors in play. Historically unprecedented, in fact. Rampant inflation, but amidst what is still a robust job market—at least for the moment—even as we enter a de facto recession, official or not. If you’re trying to pilot this economy, it’s impossible to know which direction to move the stick. These steep rate hikes are going to inflict a lot of pain. But falling back into rampant unemployment would hurt even more, IMO.
But while we’re triaging crises, move climate change to the front of the queue. If we don’t fix that one, we won’t have a chance to fix any others. And if you are still in any measure of denial about this, there’s not a dunce cap on Earth big enough for you.
And this idea about planting a billion trees? Don’t laugh. It would make a ginormous difference.
Maybe you can figure out what game Joe Manchin is playing. But I can’t.
Certainly, Hunter Biden’s behavior has been disgraceful. Criminal? I don’t know. But if he has broken the law, go get him. Period.