Saturday, October 24, 2020

10: TEN!


Friday, October 23, 2020

Thursday, October 22, 2020

12: Fields of Gold


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

14: Two Weeks



Monday, October 19, 2020

15: One More Grace Rose


Sunday, October 18, 2020

16: RUN!

Much thanks to Alan for the cartoon!

Have you subscribed (it’s free) to receive Heather Cox Richardson’s daily emails? They are well researched, with footnote links. 

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Here’s a clip from a recent message from Richardson:

The theme of the day was the palpable sense of rats leaving a sinking ship as Republicans, administration officials, and administration-adjacent people distanced themselves from the president. 

There was a foreshadowing of that exodus on Wednesday, when Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) let loose about the president in a telephone call with constituents. Sasse was an early critic of Trump but toned down his opposition significantly in the early part of the administration. On Wednesday, he reverted to his earlier position, saying he had “never been on the Trump train.” He complained about the way Trump “kisses dictators’ butts,” and went on: "The United States now regularly sells out our allies under his leadership, the way he treats women, spends like a drunken sailor…. [He] mocks evangelicals behind closed doors...has treated the presidency like a business opportunity" and has "flirted with white supremacists." He said: “What the heck were any of us thinking, that selling a TV-obsessed, narcissistic individual to the American people was a good idea?"

The theme of abandoning the administration became apparent yesterday, when officials leaked the story that intelligence officials had warned Trump against listening to his lawyer Rudy Giuliani. This was a high-level leak, and suggests that more and more staffers are starting to look for a way off the S.S. Trump.

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Also today, the former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Committee, Jennifer Horn, urged ... “This election poses a unique challenge,” she wrote. “It will test not Republican vs. Democrat or Trump vs. Biden, but rather, “We the People.” It is our role in this constitutional republic, our leadership, and our dedication to the promise of America that is being tested. Trump or America,” she wrote. “We cannot have both.”