A sickening consequence of the Democratic Party’s anger over the 2017 election and their new rise to power after midterms is that more Americans will be lumped into Hillary’s basket with terrorists and the radical right. Democrats never accused Islamic thought of aiding and abetting extremism after terror attacks in the U.S. In fact, they blamed the nation for Islamophobia and went out of their way to declare the opposite.
The RNC showed up in my mailbox with its hand out. The solicitation for political donations to the Republican Party came disguised as a survey with a vaguely threatening “FINAL NOTICE” at the top of the page. An offer to contribute $1,000 or more was at the bottom. Fortunately for the RNC there is no shame in politics, but that doesn’t mean I’ll pay for a party that won’t deliver. Here is a smattering of the questions that preceded the credit card form and my optional $15 “processing fee” for completing the survey.
Midterm campaign season is getting ready to explode. These are the lessons for candidates who weren’t paying attention to this summer’s hot and ugly national climate: low unemployment is a failure, extremism is moderation, the rule of law depends on what party you belong to, and only the opposition’s Supreme Court nominees will legislate from the bench.