I must confess that for nearly three years I’ve been awaiting, nay predicting, Donald Trump’s impeachment. I thought it would have happened by now. I suppose I was a bit naive, but, in my defense, I was younger three years ago. I must also confess that ever since the Mueller Report came out (or didn’t come out!) I’ve been quiet about politics on this blog, which I suppose reflects a personal (maybe it’s a collective) numbness to all the Presidente’s endless violations of law and common decency. We’ll see how this one with the Ukrainian collusion will play out. Whatever the result, the work to elect a clear and overwhelming Democratic majority in 2020 is important, and has begun in full swing. There are numerous grassroot offshoots (that has to be an oxymoron) of the Democratic Party that are seeking volunteers to register voters, make phone calls, write letters etc., in order to get out the vote, and turn this country around. I’ve worked for Sea Change and Swing Left, and they are decent organizations. We did flip five districts blue here in the LA area in 2018. Personally, I like knocking on people’s doors, canvassing, and spreading the Dump Trump, Save the environment, make the world a better place, message. I urge one and all to do what they can.
It’s true that American presidential elections in recent history have uniformly been extremely close. The number of undecided voters shrinks each year. And what with the expected election tampering and on-line targeted, false information schemes (a la Cambridge Analytica) this year……..well, as Ringo Starr once said, “You Know It Don’t Come Easy”. So don’t give up fighting. And, as the Carter Family used to say, “keep to the sunny side, always on the sunny side. Keep to the sunny side of life.” Or, and I promise I’ll stop, as Woody Guthrie used to say, “Take it easy, but take it.”