Subject: Roger Ailes Creates the Perfect Storm
Excellent analysis. I am reading the Unwinding by George Packer, writer for the New Yorker. It’s eye-opening. We live in our own world out west.
I also found Dave Chappelle’s opening Saturday Night Live monologue and his Democratic watch party skit with Chris Rock illuminating.
Here’s a positive development: NPR reported yesterday that conservative activists in Kansas tried to unseat most of their Supreme Court and failed. Forty conservative lawmakers were defeated!
If enough people protest the draconian measures that Trump campaigned on, he may back off and/or compromise because he wants to be loved first and foremost. The real danger lies in the Republican Congress led by Paul Ryan that wants to repeal Obamacare, gut Medicare and privatize Social Security, among other things. They will force Trump’s hand on these issues.
We can’t stand by idly as the Republicans tighten their noose around our democracy through strategies such as voter suppression and redistricting. If nothing else, I will put my money where my mouth is and support those organizations that advocate for the issues I care about.
Keep up the good work! Freedom of the press has never been more important. All the best, Nancy Crowley
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