The launch of Falcon Heavy has given us back something that we misplaced forty-five years ago. The belief that we can achieve more; the hope that tomorrow will be better; a chance to go where no one has gone before…
Are you one of those people who believe that the Memo “changes everything?”
Look, I don’t think that the Democrats are un-guilty of shenanigans during the 2016 election. i believe that power corrupts and that it seeks absolute power. At which point it becomes absolutely corrupted and must be destroyed. If Hillary Clinton thought that she needed to lie, cheat, steal or even abuse puppies to win, she would have ordered those who served her to have it done with plausible deniability without a second thought about it.
And it’s very possible, hell, even probable, that she did.
Having said that, do you really believe that this Memo changes or will change anything?
It *may* open up a few eyes of people who were on the fence politically and swing a few votes to the right – for the time being. Until the Republicans go and do something equally as stupid or nefarious. Then they will go right back.
Because the only thing that could change it, won’t.
Don’t believe me?
Let me tell you a story of once upon a time in the United States Senate. A fellow by the name of Barry. No… not that guy, another one… who decided one day to write a “memo” about what was going on…
Forty-Four times the nation has transitioned from one President to another. Some of those weren’t as much transitions as they were emergencies. Eight times, (18%) the Vice President has been called upon to become President after the death of the sitting President. John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, James Garfield, Teddy Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson all took office after the death of the President put them in the White House.
Twelve times (27%) a member of the same Political Part as the President took office following the end of the previous terms. On one occasion (2%), a Vice President took office when the President resigned (Ford). Read the rest of this entry
What a difference a year can make.
A year ago, we realistically couldn’t imagine a world where Hillary Clinton wasn’t the President-Elect. Where “fake news” wasn’t a thing. Where Donald Trump was the President-elect. Oh, sure, some people said they could, but they wouldn’t have bet on it.
I couldn’t imagine a world where I could walk without pain.
And yet, here we are, a year later. Trump is the President, Clinton was repudiated and I can walk. Pain free.
What is the lesson for us going forward? Is it really as simple as asking more questions about what’s going on? As simple as not accepting extreme positions as automatically correct? As believing that things are not always as they seem to be?
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