Yesterday afternoon following the announcement that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo tweeted this: "Welcome back America!" How very true. Welcome to the Victory Edition of Sunday Morning Coffee. Politics, religion and opinion every Sunday Morning for years. Let's go.
Just hours after watching Joe and Kamala address the nation I started thinking about the future...in the short term. If you are done cheering and feeling a bit hung-over from last night know there is work to be done, NOW! You need to know that the rich folks that run Wall Street are cheering a divided government because they know it will be impossible to get tax roll-backs through the senate. It will be tough to get mega-corporations, that currently pay no tax, to pay their fair share. It will be tough to get health care for Americans. In fact, it will be impossible for the Biden White House to do much of anything because standing in the way is the United States Senate.
We've been here before. We know that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will do what he did to President Obama...stonewall. That, my friends is how it works.
So, if you are done celebrating it's time to get to work in Georgia. The election there is on January 5. Right now you can donate, volunteer and make a difference for the positive election of Rev. Raphael Warnock to the U.S. Senate. Right now you can donate, volunteer and make a difference for the positive election of Jon Ossoff to the U.S. Senate.
Look, nothing...NOTHING...gets done unless we wage war in Georgia and get this done. You can make a difference. Let's do this. (Photo: Politico)
Then we can start working on ridding ourselves of the tragedy that is Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-IA). This embarrassment has got to stop. She sold her soul and the souls of hundreds of Iowans for a red cap of shame. She is unfit for office and, just like her idol, has failed in her basic duty to keep Iowans safe.
We can argue, later, about who is the best person to take her on but right now we need to unite behind that mission. It's going to be tough because we failed at retaking the Iowa House and Senate. Do not think for a moment that she and her cadre are going to "moderate". They are going to double down on making life in Iowa a living hell. You want proof? Yesterday Sen. Bran Zaun (R-Urbandale) was whipping up the faithful at a MAGA rally on the steps of the Iowa State Capital. They are not gone or silent they are motivated to attack.
I know a short cup but I'm pissed off. Many of my friends lost on Tuesday...too many. While we can enjoy the victory the nation gave us we should hang our heads in shame for what Iowa did on Election Day. Yes, we were able to return Cindy Axne to Congress. Yes, it looks like Rita Hart, with a lead of only 163 votes, will go to Washington. But, that ain't good enough.
You want to win in Iowa? Start listening to the people of Iowa and not the DCCC or the DNC. Yeah, I'm pissed off.
But, there is this. I have never met Wendy Martin in person. She works in Washington D.C. and we met a couple of years ago because she handles payments for the organization she works for. So, Wendy and I met...on the phone. Last night, after Shabbat, Wendy called me. We had talked earlier in the week, expressing our concern about the election and where it was headed. Last night we cried in joy and talked about the future of our nation. There is something magical about chance meetings...because they are not "chance" at all. Wendy is all in for the Georgia Senate Race on 5 January. Can we do...less?
Thanks for reading. Have a great Sunday...now let's go!