My sense of the mood of the country and the results I’m seeing published in polls lead me to expect that next week’s elections will result in significant gains by Republicans. The House and Senate should flip, and so should many state and local offices. We might even see Republicans winning in states such as Oregon.
We might, but the fat lady hasn’t sung yet.
What she sings depends on whether the crest of the expected red wave peaks sufficiently over the margin of theft.
Vote, and do it on election day. Early voting provides data about how many votes need to be found at 3 am on Wednesday. Failure to vote provides a voter registration to be found at 3 am.
Yes, yes, and yes!
Exactly. It only happens if it’s made to happen, and that’s our job.
There was a time, only a few decades ago, when journalists had an important role in finding and presenting hard-to-find facts to the public. The personal opinions of the journalists seemed secondary to the actual facts. Some journalists were adept at working their personal opinions into the presentation of the facts, but at least the facts were being presented.
Now, with the capabilities of electronics, computers, and the internet, information which previously would be hard to find, or arduous to compile, is readily available to everyone everywhere at a moment’s notice.
Modern journalists are no longer primary revealers of hard-to-find facts. People simply look up facts as needed. So now journalists are left with nothing new to present except their own personal opinions. Which is what modern journalism now is – a bunch of personal opinions.
We have arrived at a point in time where some individuals in government, business, and media feel a desire to restrict peoples’ access to easily accessible facts, substituting outrageous excuses and reasons in place of those facts. When individuals in government, business, and media cooperate with each other in efforts to orchestrate the restriction of facts to the people, that is fascism.
House should flip. Senate might be harder, since it’s easier to manufacture votes for a statewide election.