– Jarod Kintz, “$3.33 (The Title is the Price)”
Sen. Barbara Boxer leaving is sad, but also a good thing. The California Democrat is probably leading her party’s rush out of Congress, the Reps and Senators who have represent the Vietnam Era. Born in the 40’s and 50’s many of these good representatives of their districts are tiring of the fight, ready to let others battle the crazies.
Will the open seats bring in more Democrats? Generally I think yes. Many of those running have never known what a Progressive Congress and Supreme Court looks like. They have only known the Reagan, Clinton, Bush (I and II) and Obama eras. That is not good. They do not have a personal history to look back at as a model for what should be.
Relatives and friends who are older are good to learn from. Personal experience is much better. Those from the 40’s and 50’s are Roosevelt experienced, either from his presidency or those who came afterwards. Progressives, for the most part, desire to make America and the world a better place for all.
The new politicians are needed. The old wood is getting moldy and soft. New brass gonads have to take up the fight. They will make mistakes, but hopefully, they will also not be carrying twenty, thirty or forty plus years of deals and baggage with them.
Here’s who’s poised to fight for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat — SFGate
A Weather Break: The worst thing about the current cold wave: it lets those of weak brains think the climate change to hot is over (again). Sure my boats have ice on them, but that is temporary, it melts away very soon. So to those climate deniers, eat my snowy . . .++-
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