Welcome to a post about politics, religion, sex. Well, maybe lately it seems. Often serious, sometimes not but Sunday Morning Coffee is always...hot! See what I did there. Go ahead read it again...rhyme. I know...right? It's been another amazing week especially if you are a Republican...the hits just keep coming. So, let's not delay let us dig right in...OK? (See another rhyme...can't help it today.)
When Vice President Mike Pence was in Israel last week he answered a question regarding the relationship between "45" and Stormy Daniels by saying that he was, "not going to comment on the latest baseless allegations against the President." Which is interesting. However, while the media and much
of the country is talking about it we're asking the wrong question. The question should be, "Why did Trump's personal lawyer set up a company in Delaware to then make a $130,000 payment just weeks before the 2016 election to...Stormy Daniels?" If the allegations are "baseless" why would that happen? Or is the president that generous with his money that he randomly shells out six figures to folks on a whim? Yeah....Why?
White Evangelical Christians You Have Brought Shame on Your Faith
I did not write it, however, I thought it was spot on. As white preachers contorted themselves into human pretzels finding a way to laud and forgive "45" for being the scum he is John Pavlovitz wrote this great article, "White Evangelicals, This is Why People Are Through With You". Here I offer you just a taste:
The people who were going to the African American Celebration were a wide selection of families. There was no alcohol being served, unlike next door. So, what gives? Maybe somebody can answer that for me? Or maybe the answer is something we really don't wish to confront.
Yesterday I got to spend time at the Polk County Democratic Booth talking to folks, getting people registered to vote, talking politics and just meeting and greeting people. It's always a great time and we had lots of volunteers. From Angie who had never volunteered for something like this and has committed to being a precinct chair on Caucus Night on the 5th of February to seasoned veterans like Kerry Bowen. (red coat) Early in the day we snapped this image of the people who volunteered to come by during that two hour shift. Impressive and it speaks to the energy we're feeling, not only in Polk County, but across the state. Thanks for letting me work with you.
And then there was this... It's no secret that I support my friend Theresa Greenfield in her run for the United States Congress. She will make a great federal legislator for any number of reasons but let me highlight just one. Her ability to connect and really listen to people is inspiring. After spending time in the booth I asked Theresa if she would like to walk around and meet some people. So, we went out to meet and greet. Now, this ain't my first rodeo and I've seen many, many who run for public office work a line and shake hands. Theresa is different. We spent an hour walking the line of folks waiting to get something to eat. She took her time, asked questions and then listened...really listened...to the answers. Where she could, she offered words of encouragement or direction and it was all sincere.
I was able to snap a few photos, which I shared with the campaign. People in the Third Congressional District have a choice to make in June. I hope you'll give Theresa your support. She will be good for Iowa and the nation. Here is her website...let's do this!
That's it...this is starting to read like War and Peace! Thanks for reading and have a great Sunday!