Big Days, Slow Days
Today, Jan. 5, has a lot riding on it. As this newsletter is taking form, the Ossoff / Warnock double runoff is under way in Georgia. The party balance of the US Senate will be decided by this election, and that will influence political process and the ability of the Biden administration to implement significant changes in policy.
Tomorrow, Jan. 6, is even more critical. While the smart thinking is that our most basic democratic processes will not be upended as Trump and his allies intend, the fact that we as a country are even at this dangerous crossroad of a dictator trying to annul a properly conducted election is momentous and frightening in itself. We will get through this. And we will most certainly have identified procedural and even Constitutional vulnerabilities that should be corrected. A damn close call - and we’re not through it yet.
And after tomorrow, on Jan. 7, we will still have 14 days left. 14 days of the most incompetent, corrupt, and dangerous president and administration in U.S. history. These 14 days will be slow, and likely filled with the spoils of this dictator’s rampant hatred and anger and mental illness. He will do what he does. We will get through this.