“Donald Trump’s approval rating is rising. The Democratic advantage on survey questions about party preference for control of Congress is vanishing. Liberal anxiety about the fate of the midterms — and I would venture, the country itself — is rising.
To all this, I say: Calm down.
Not relax. Not rest easy. Not coast. But stay the course and don’t panic. Work hard, message well and bring your passion — and a few neighbors and friends — to the polls in November.
If voters do that, as they have already done in special elections, signs are positive for a major realignment in Washington.
As a CNN analysis last month said: “These results suggest that the Republican Party is in trouble heading into the midterm elections. If past trends hold, it is possible Democrats could see a double- digit swing in the average House district in 2018 compared with past elections.” “
David Lindsay: Yes, thank you Charles Blow. Here is my favorite comment:
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And if you don’t believe Charles Blow, because he may not be your cup of tea, then consider the words of former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – who had a front row seat to Donald’s moral, intellectual and economic bankruptcy show – at yesterday’s commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute.
“If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom”
“When we as people, a free people, go wobbly on the truth even on what may seem the most trivial matters, we go wobbly on America”
“If we do not as Americans confront the crisis of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders in both the public and private sector — and regrettably at times even the nonprofit sector — then American democracy as we know it is entering its twilight years”
“One of America’s great advantages is we have many allies. Our adversaries — China, Russia, Iran and the terrorist organizations — have few.”
“We must never take these long-held allies for granted. We must motivate and strengthen them — not just in our areas of complete agreement, but particularly in bridging our differences both in trading relations and in national security matters.”
Lying for a living is a socio-political cancer that the Liar-In-Chief and the Grand Old Prevaricators have injected into American democracy.
Reject it with force on November 6 2018.
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