Democratic voters think that the only way they can get rid of Donald Trump is for Democrats to impeach him. And that can only happen if Democrats retake Congress. You think they can do that by focusing on special elections? Sadly for them, they do. For aNewDomain, I'm Ted Rall.
Democrats are already counting their electoral chickens for the midterms — but their unwillingness to lay out a clear agenda may be about to hand the party their second devastating defeat in two years. Everyone is playing the Special Election Game. Tealeaf readers are obsessed. Does last November’s Democratic win in the Virginia governor’s race presage a Blue Wave or was it simply a reflection of ongoing red-to-purple demographics?
As previously stated, the opinions of this guest poster are their own, and do not reflect in any way, shape or form the opinions of Ted Rall or anyone else who posts here. This is here to provoke discussion. You didn’t have a walkout. You had a seventeen-minute recess. The walkout was yours in name only. You should feel a bit silly. It was embarrassing to watch your Abby Hoffman moment. Superintendents, administrators and police chiefs shaped and framed the walkouts. Principals directed them.
CIA monster Gina Haspel has “amazing stories to tell,” says White House. Too bad she destroyed the videos of those stories. But her, we’re all ears! Please don’t cut them off... https://apple.news/A1uAmR2nyQXaWDxxpiJDC_Q
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