Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Catnip 6/6/12: Thank You All


The Embarcadero BART station last night, as I waited for a train that was delayed "due to police action in San Francisco." I have no idea what that was about, too busy trying to keep up with the flood of national news about yesterday's election results.

Haven't had time to put together a post this morning - but I do have this great quote from Ezra Klein: "Last night, Scott Walker successfully resisted the recall effort in Wisconsin. And so, today, pundits everywhere are mining the election results for insight into the 2012 election. Ignore them."

OK. I'll try. But I will add this perfect summary from Jamelle Bouie, posting at Plum Line: "More than anything, the GOP is working to destroy the infrastructure of the Democratic Party, and so far — with the assault on public sector unions — it’s been a tremendous success."

First they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak up.... the slow destruction of unions in America, and the Democrats lack of support for them (among other constituencies, see: gay, poor, liberal, environmentalists, etc.) will be the eventual undoing of the D's. It's slow, it's insidious, but it's happening. There is hope in the youth who still trend to the left, but....

Dems better get off the mat and start fighting as hard as the Republicans do, or they won't matter as a force in policy or politics. As governors like Walker and Snyder and Kasich and Scott have made so clear, "bipartisanship" means you don't get a voice at the table when the R's have total power.

And on a personal note, I would like to thank everyone who reached out to me on this day - I miss you guys like crazy, and I sure wish I was going to a Whitecaps game tonight. :-)

Thanks again. I'm blessed to have so many that care.

Have a beautiful day. I'm off to face the aftermath...