Friday, August 05, 2022

Today's News: Cue the Rocky Music!

 Not to jinx things, but I think maybe Biden is winning! Republicans thought they won something big when SCOTUS dismantled abortion rights in June. 
But this terrible decision has actually become a turning point for Democrats -- it unified congressional Dems and Democrats across the country like never before, and also made them realize that they are never going to get anything done if they waited for Republicans to come to their senses. 
Biden has stepped up with a series of executive orders and initiatives over the last six weeks, to deal with problems ranging from increasing supplied of baby formula to lowering gas prices to protecting gay marriage and setting federal standards for women's health. At the same time he has been continuing international leadership on Ukraine and dealing with al-Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri. 
Democrats have been heartened by the outpouring of disgust at Republicans playing politics with the healthcare of veterans - notice how quickly they got a new vote underway - and now the vote in Kansas has made Democrats realize how powerful an issue abortion rights will be in the November mid-terms.
It has been a remarkable summer: I love this "Dark Brandon" reference:
And here's an unexpected twist: Turning to Canadian politics, just this tonight:

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