No, not the title of a new John Oliver psychic show, but a confident prediction of what we’ll be reading about when the sun comes up on a Wednesday morning: Anonymous Oriental rug experts posing as political pundits will report that responsibility for today’s North Korean nuclear test should be squarely placed on the shoulders of “atheist heathen” CD8 candidate Jamie Raskin.
If you agree with this, I’m not sure we can be friends anymore. But! If Hillary lost because progressives abstained from voting, it’s possible that Republican incompetence would be laid bare, and that they’d run the country into the ground over the next four years. If that’s what it takes to show the people that a leftist political revolution is the… Read more »
The 2016 Maryland primary election is in 164 days. Breathe deeply into the bag. Long, slow breaths. You may now resume your Saturday night activities.
Tom Coale of HoCoRising has a very good piece today on what it feels like to run for office, give it everything you have, and come up short. Read the whole thing, but this part deserves special mention: Even still, in the days, weeks, and months after the election, I felt embarrassed. I think that is a fair emotion to feel, but… Read more »
For the day before the close of the third quarter campaign finance reporting period, there is suspiciously little conversation going on. Entirely too metaphysical of an analysis for my tastes, but hey, at some point you just gotta go with what you’ve got. Which is nothin’. Which might be something. Or not.
So I drove 60 miles, most of the way to Pennsylvania, to find myself near Thurmont - but still in CD8. Was trying to find some voters to chat with to see what they think about the state of Democratic politics, but I clearly took a wrong turn or something - there’s no voters anywhere near Chimney Rock. Beautiful day… Read more »
It’s kind of surreal when my Google Alert returns a hit of my own blog post. Sort of a weird feedback loop that demonstrates at least the virtual reality of my existence. Screw Descartes, this is the modern version: “I show up on Google, therefore I am.” Boom.