This is Us
Ossoff: Do not invoke Congressman Lewis’ name to signal your virtue while you work to erode his legacy pic.twitter.com/ahs1f6CP3g
— Acyn (@Acyn) January 20, 2022
This is Them
This is why 52 senators voted against bringing back the talking filibuster: they want to avoid even more foot-in-mouth incidents like this one when they stand to block progressive legislation. https://t.co/g16dfmeeVB
— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) January 20, 2022
Think about that:
“African-Americans are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans.”
It really has come down to this. It’s us vs. them. It’s democracy vs. authoritarianism.
It’s taking care of people vs. grinding them down and spitting them out because all that matters is power, not people.
It’s a place of respect in the world as a symbol of democracy vs. a banana republic.
Failure is not an option. We all need to find a way to fight this every day.
FYI: In a week or two, we’ll have a report on what a group of folks from Balloon Juice have been up to in our efforts on that front. I have also heard a few ideas from other folks after last night’s zoom with Adam Schiff.
In the meantime, I want to say that Jon Ossoff gives me hope. I think he is a great man and I fully expect him to be president some day, assuming that our democracy does not fail first.
Balloon Juice raised a crazy amount of money for Georgia in 2020 and the runoffs, and a ridiculous amount of that was for Jon Ossoff. Money well spent.