Well I’ll be Damned
Government of the people; by the people; for the people. Last nights vote indicated that two out of three is no longer good enough. The Tea Party started the chant. That chant became Gregorian last night.
I watched old reruns on the X.3 channels early on. Neither Barney Miller or Night Court, listed favorites for the days elections. When the commercials hit, I’d surf the election.
My most dramatic finding for the evening was when I surfed by PBS. Their pundits were doing some serious navel gazing. Then Judy Woodruff said something to the effect that: Maybe it is time for us — the media — to review who and what we are. That comment is why they are the only media outlet I respect.
When I started watching it was late but still early. Clinton held a lead but the rest was impossible to ignore. Most of the evening I watched WGN. That surprised me. I figured CBS and ABC and I did switch to them at times. I even watched a bit of NBC for a laugh. The reason I watched WGN was they had an honest, erudite, Republican political operative. Not very often you can string honest-erudite-Republican together. This was only person who was making sense of what happened. They could turn his comments into a documentary. When I tuned in, the Liberal two guest were still roasting his views. By the end of the evening he had them entranced. His name is Chris Robling and here he is on WGN Morning Show.
This morning it’s tatters and wreckage for both political parties. There is no way the rebuke could be stronger. THE LEAST LIKED POLITICAL CANDIDATE IN PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY HAS LEVELED WHAT YESTERDAY SEEMED IMPOSSIBLE. He ran against our current President. He ran against his own party. He was crass and distasteful and it didn’t matter.
Wisconsin put him over the top. That’s a classic repudiation. Even Minnesota remains in play this morning — the only state Humphrey carried. This was Robert LaFollete home turf. LaFollete was a founding stalwart of the Progressive movement.
The truism is that Money owns politics. Trump’s shoestring budget and fundraising axes that. Instead we have a millionaire who resonated with blue color and middle American voters who both parties ignored.
I more than impressed with his acceptance speech last night. It was rational and inclusive. It was also late. I would suggest you invest 15 minute in that speech.
If you still have shared doubts, remember civics class; it is a tripartite government.
Mike Pence was my governor. For the last year, I saw political signs in many yards saying “Mike Pence HE HAS TO GO” and they succeeded but not the way they intended.