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Response to erronis (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 05:28 PM

2. No, just musing on the 2020 election

I've been optimistic since 2018 that Democrats can stage another blue wave, this time with the Republicans having to defend a lot of Senate seats. I've long been persuaded that in addition to enlarging the House majority, Democrats can flip the Senate. Although Biden wasn't my first choice as the nominee, it's been gratifying to see Democrats coalesce around him. I've seen some trollery surrounding the VP slot, and my first response has been "Don't tell us what you hate about [insert hopeful's name here]; tell me why you think your preferred running mate is best for the ticket."

My comfort with a Biden presidency has increased because I think he will avoid the original sin of the Obama administration, which was looking forward, not back. Our failure to hold the Bush II administration accountable for launching two wars and invasions, instituting a torture regime, and holding prisoners without charge or counsel at Guantanamo has led to the Trump administration and even bolder transgressions against the Constitution and American ideals. I feel that a Biden administration will have a reckoning for some of the depredations of the Trump administration, and I think Democrats won't fall for the carping of Republicans that we're criminalizing political differences. No, we holding criminals accountable.

The punch line is pretty weak: Go about your work during this election season with a glad heart; as Victor Laszlo said, "This time, I know our side will win."

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