I don’t belong to an organized party, I’m a Democrat~
This election was lost four and five and six years ago not this year. They didn’t start thinking of the old common fellow till just as they started out on the election tour. The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover was an engineer. He knew that water trickled down. Put it uphill and let it go and it will reach the dryest little spot. But he didn’t know that money trickled up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people at the top will have it before night anyhow. But it will at least have passed through the poor fellow’s hands. They saved the big banks but the little ones went up the flue.
Nationally syndicated column number 518, And Here’s How It All Happened (1932), as published in the Tulsa Daily World, 5 December 1932.
Senate Democrts, who don’t have the votes to block anything, are trying to block everything as they react to the cries of their protesting supporters, thus doing their best to destroy what little credibility they have with public outside their bubble.
Perhaps the most sane Democrat in the Senate is Joe Manchin, former governor of WVA. My Senator and former governor Mark Warner (D-VA) who represents a divided state is a close second.
Voting against every cabinet pick and a moderate conservative nominee for the Supreme Court will accomplish nothing. They don’t have the votes.
The first few years of Mr. Trump’s reign will be much like that of Mr. Obama when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed wrecked what remained of collegialty following 9-11, and rammed policies both wanted and unwanted down constituent throats.
Whether mid-terms change a thing for Mr. Trump, as they did for Mr. Obama when he lost Congressional support remains to be seen. At present Mr Trump is in the catbird seat so better grin and bear it and stop beating up Chuck Schumer.
Democrats must pick their fights not fight everything at once.
David and I have spent time listening to the Senate hearings and I like the sound of some of the cabinet selections like the new Secretaries of Defense and State as well as Homeland Defense. Now, I just want Trump to use his security team, sans Bannon, to make informed decisions.
Above: Sweetpea in her baths and preening her tail.
We had a bit of a fright yesterday as one of my parrots, Sweetpea, took a shine to Kathy, and, as she and Brother Dunstan were leaving flew out the door.
Sweetpea flew high into a shrub, out of reach and called to me as she chattered with a couple of Chickadees who flew in to see what was happening. After a while we lured her down. “I was praying to Our Lady,” said Brother Dunstan. “I was praying to Saint Francis,” said Kathy.
Sweetie then flew to Dunstan and sat in the hood of his robe as we carried her into the house.
Good to have God on your side in these matters.