Come on, America. Focus.

Salman Rushdie posted the following to Twitter:

So, to recap. Trump will go on trial in November accused of racketeering, [. . . . ]. He is a sexual predator, hasn’t released his tax returns, and has used his foundation’s money to pay his legal fees. He has abused the family of a war hero and… oh, but let’s talk about some emails Hillary didn’t send from someone else’s computer, that weren’t a crime anyway, because that’s how to choose a president. Come on, America. Focus.

Brilliantly stated.  Succinct, to the point, spot-on accurate.  But he left out a few things we need to consider as we go to the polls Tuesday:

  1. Several Republican Senators (most prominently, Ted Cruz [R-TX], John McCain [R-AZ], and Richard Burr [R-NC]) are already saying that they will, under no circumstances confirm any Supreme Court nominee Hillary Clinton puts forth.  In interest of fairness, McCain (sort of) walked back his comments.
  2. Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has said he has “grounds for at least four new hearings” regarding Hillary Clinton, should she be elected.
  3. Ron Johnson [R-WI] has said Hillary Clinton could be impeached should she win the presidency.

And Democrats are called obstructionist?

In all seriousness, look at those three items again.  We are talking about serious stuff here: at least four more years of absolutely nothing being accomplished in Washington, more partisan acrimony, more gridlock, more problems for our country.

Mitch McConnell earlier vowed that the Senate would not confirm Obama’s Supreme Court nominee with the election looming.  Now, his fellow Republican Senators are talking about blocking the nominees permanently.  As though the Supreme Court isn’t important.  Cruz’ argument that the Supreme Court has, historically, had fewer members is correct.

In the 1860s.

I think – just think, mind you – that the country has changed just a bit since then.  We have a few more people too, and a few more constitutional issues to consider as well.

Be that as it may, this is very serious stuff here.  Think about the consequences of your vote.

A vote for Clinton does no good unless at least the Senate changes hands.  Because Republicans won’t let anything happen if they control the second governmental branch.

Please reread Rushdie’s take.

Playtime is over.

Come on, America.  Focus.

ETA: we lost our focus.


About flatpickingjd

Just your average, liberal vegetarian redneck. Yes, I'm a liberal. Proudly so. I see nothing wrong with that and wear that label with pride. Yes, I'm a vegetarian. I used to be fat, very fat. Then I started taking care of myself, lost a bunch of weight and found it easier to keep that weight off by not eating meat. Or cheese. Or eggs. Or any good stuff. Man, I miss pizza. And, yes, I'm a redneck. I like camping and fishing, listen to bluegrass music and live (from time to time) in the south(west). So, yup, I'm just your average, liberal vegetarian redneck. Serious details about me: I make my living as a lawyer. My practice focus is business law, but I've dabbled in other areas including personal injury, family law, real estate, and water law. I also hold three master's degrees with plans to earn a doctorate. I hope you enjoy your time here, and feel free to comment!
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