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Cyrano's Journal
Cyrano's Journal
December 8, 2021

Not with a bang but a whimper

Through gerrymandering, voter suppression, and laws in some states that let state Republican legislatures decide who "won" an election, we're going to lose the House next year. And that will make it a lot easier for the thugs to steal the Senate and the presidency in 2024. It seems to me, and many, many others, including Rachel who is terrified, that this scenario is coming at us like a freight train. And if you disagree, I'd like to hear your reasoning.

The next paragraph may well get this post locked. But it really needs to be said ... and HEARD.

I'm beyond pissed at our party leaders and our president. Our country is being brazenly raped and murdered, in broad daylight, by malignant barbarians, and they're doing ... either nothing, or not much. Maybe Merrick Garland is doing stuff behind the scenes. Who knows?

By the way, the headline to this OP is the last line of T.S. Eliot's poem, "The Hollow Men."

December 3, 2021

So if Trump is hit by lightning,

it wouldn't change a damn thing. The Republican Party has gone over the insanity cliff and they haven't hit bottom because there is no bottom. And they have so many crazies who want to be president that Trump is no longer required.

Given Republican gerrymandering, voter suppression, and in some states, rules that the state legislature can decide who "won" an election, there seems to be no way to stop them from stealing the House in next year's election. And that will help make it easy for them to "win" the presidency in 2024.

Some (many?) are talking about a second Civil War. I don't believe it's going to happen. I believe that Democratic leaders don't have a clue as to how to fight the barbarians. I believe the Republicans are just going to skip the War and go straight to a GOP dictatorship. And I'm pretty certain it will resemble the Third Reich.

For those of you who think I'm an alarmist who has gone overboard, l really don't want to say "I told you so" as you're being marched in large groups to a huge "shower" room.

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