This is the second in a series following the 2020 Democratic Presidential primaries. Catch up here.
Dear readers – So much has happened since we last checked in on the state of the donkey race.
Ding! “Just five dollars from your zip code could get me into the debates.” Ding! “It’s been five minutes since your last donation, why don’t you love your country?” Ding! “I don’t want to frighten you but 😱😱😱”
And so on and so forth until you’d rather check into rehab than check your inbox. I get the urgency. Any democrats accepting corporate cash will be nominated for the first one-way trip to Mars long before they’re nominated for president. And it’s certainly inspiring to see the enthusiasm in the grass roots. But we have more than nine months until anyone starts voting and I’m starting to wonder if I can carry that baby to term.
Amid all of the Democratic action, Donald Trump managed to steal the headlines once again.
That’s right! The Mueller Report! Finally, all is revealed.
Well, the Barr Report. A little bit is implied.
I’m sure his four pages are a fair representation of Mueller’s 300+. No reason not to trust him, except he believes the investigation was an illegal intrusion on nearly unlimited executive power. Seems reliable.
In other news, the Attorney General summarized The Manchurian Candidate: “Foreign government interferes in election. No evidence of American involvement. Campaign cleared of any wrong doing.”
One thing seems clear – whether we get to see the report or not, and whatever it does or does not contain – The GOP will stick by their president. Democrats’ impeachment dreams are more distant than ever. Trump will be on the ballot in 2020.
And you know what? That. Is. Fine.
Best case scenario for Trump coming out of the Mueller Report? He aided and abetted an attack on our electoral system without being competent enough to know what he was doing.
We know so much more than Barr’s summary suggests. Par example:
THIS IS NOT A COMPREHENSIVE LIST!
Basically, if Trump and his campaign weren’t actually supporting Russia’s efforts to ratf%&k our election, it wasn’t because they didn’t want to. They just weren’t savvy enough to do it.
Let’s take a look at a few of the ideas Democrats have established as the foundations of their campaigns.
Again… THIS IS NOT A COMPREHENSIVE LIST. [Obviously, there are so many of them! And most of these policy positions apply to all of the candidates!]
I realize that everyone has a favorite in this race. It’s going to hurt like hell when all but one of our heroes fall short of the nomination.
But this is not a hard decision. We stand with the Democrats, or we give up on everything that our country is supposed to stand for.
More on that in the next chapter. Stay tuned, kids.