Hold On, Pardner, Democracy Is Not Yet Dead
Elayne Clift at Salon just penned an article titled How to lose America: The death of democracy looks nearer than ever. Well written, as one would expect from both Clift and Salon, but a tad too canary in-the-coal-mine for my tastes.
“Most sentient beings on the planet breathed a huge sigh of relief last November when Joe Biden won the presidential election. We were even happier when he and his administration immediately began acting robustly on myriad issues.”
Agreed. In the robust and myriad departments, Joe was a relief to many, including more common old garden-variety Republicans than you might expect. Thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands were reported to have changed their party affiliation after the January 6th debacle.
“A majority of states immediately flew into action to bring back Jim Crow with hideous voting rights restrictions. Protesters began to be arrested. Gun violence and hate crimes grew by startling percentages while cops kept killing Black people. A…