First Looks category archive
Lee Seglem directs his comments to New Jersey Republicans, as he is writing at NJ.com, but it should be directed to all Republicans. A nugget: follow the link for the rest.
Many people, many “important” people, stood silently by throughout most of this degradation or actively defended it. They call themselves Republicans. Well, here’s a bulletin for them: The Republican Party no longer exists because you gave it away. You handed it to a cult of personality led by a criminal con artist and then let it be stripped bare of pretty much anything resembling socially redeeming value. What’s left? An ugly frame-work of a party dominated by lies, self-delusion, isolationism, racism, greed, corruption and plain old willful stupidity.
Methinks Atrios doth offer comestibles for cogitation.
Jonathan N. Stea remind us that
Follow the link for his reasoning.
Susan Estrich looks at Trump’s legal flailures to challenge the election and concludes
Follow the link for her reasoning.
Trump has spent his entire life pretending to be a success, despite failure after failure. He cannot admit out loud, even to himself, that he has failed on the biggest stage under the brightest spotlight of them all.
Derek Donovan and Melinda Henneberger offer some tips for avoiding the potholes.
The post title is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Watch the video to see what put the tongue in the cheek.
We voted today at our nearest in-person early voting facility. As we are both above the cut-off age, we qualified for in-car curbside voting. It took approximately an hour to get to the actual curbside. According to the policeman who was directing traffic, today’s was the shortest wait of the week so far. As far as we could tell, both voters in their cars and those in line to enter the building were waiting quite patiently.
Now it’s your turn.
David talks with a caller from Dubai regarding the “undecideds,” particularly the purists on the left.
My two or three regular readers know how I feel about lefty “purists.”
I believe that one must vote in the real world.
David Horn is somewhat disenchanted with today’s Republican Party. An excerpt:
In normal times, supporting the leader of one’s party is common. Parties exist to do things, and doing things requires a group effort. But there is also a greater duty than party, and that’s where the GOP has gone off the rails. A quick review of the GOP during the Nixon era shows how parties faced with internal misbehavior should react. It’s not that way now. Instead, this GOP has locked arms in full support of everything their leader does, no matter how repugnant and, more to the point, illegal. They have chosen obsequious compliance with clearly immoral, unethical and criminal behavior, and that can’t stand.
Follow the link to find out what he really feels.