Dec. 28, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.

COUNTDOWN: As we hopefully approach the new year, let us remember that a total of 1,120  days are still left in this bombastic, corrupt, and thoroughly dishonest administrtion’s term in office…  

2017 turned out to be a very unpredictable and almost schizophrenic sort of year.  Back in January, Presi-dunce Donald Chump was inaugurated, and it appeared then that the forces of Steve Bannon, aided by Chump and the new federal government unified majority of CON-servative Republicans would reign supreme and radically alter the very nature of government by shutting out the opposition Democratic Party altogether. It seemed to be an extremely dour time for progressives. But now, at year’s end, new life has apparently been breathed in to the earlier shell-shocked and hapless Democrats.  With the surprise Democratic sweep in Virginia earlier this past fall, plus Democratic gains in Georgia, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and New Jersey, and the nearly miraculous election of Alabama’s first Democratic Senator in 25 years on Dec. 12, it now appears to be a total rejection of hate-filled Bannonism and divisive Chumpism nationwide, Democrats and especially progressives have gained new hope and unity heading into next November’s midterm elections.

Speaking of those upcoming midterms, the number of aspiring candidates who are first-timers and progressives as well running as Democrats VASTLY outnumbers those on the Republican side. That is a very good sign. As a matter of fact, the number of Democratic aspirants even exceeds the Republicans to the point where the chance of  Democrats retaking control of both the House and the Senate looks quite good as of this writing. The last time we saw a huge shift in party allegiance among voters was in 2010, when voters overwhelmingly chose Republicans. THIS time, though, it appears that an unprecedented Democratic wave is about to hit which resembles the massive turnaround we saw nearly 90 years ago in 1930, after the Great Depression caused a stunning shift to the Democratic Party after years of Republican rule.

The GOP has accomplished virtually nothing for working people since 2010, and barely managed to pass a tax cut bill for the wealthy which had very strong disapproval among voters, The self-proclaimed, but nonsensical, “party of fiscal responsibility” caved in to their billionaire donor base by passing a fiscally IRRESPONSIBLE bill which will add well over $1 TRILLION to our national debt, giving minimal and short-lived tax relief to the middle class, and voters will take their revenge for this next November or most surely by 2020! The vast tax giveaway to billionaires who don’t need it and to corporations will certainly mean a reduction in future Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid payments to those vulnerable members of our society who really depend on them!This crazy tax giveaway is merely pork for already vastly overstiffed pigs, but diehard rash Republicans like Jim Jordan of Ohio and misguided con-men like Kevin Brady of Texas keep insisting that this abysmal tax bill will help the middle class, which it won’t! Jordan is so wacko, in fact, that he is loudly insisting that a second prosecutor be named to examine the existing prosecutor, Bob Mueller, for evidence that Mueller and the FBI are corrupt and are trying to stage a coup against the Presi-dunce! A reminder, though: this needed Democratic wave will NOT occur if progressives sit on their asses and fail to vote next November – the mistake many of us made in 2016  must NOT be repeated in 2018! When it comes to electoral politics, failure by one side to vote ALWAYS means the other side will prevail, and this country cannot afford even one more cycle of reactionary Republican rule! To their credit, Democrats are finally beginning to understand the importance of neighborhood politics, and the dangers of leaving city councils, state legislatures, governorships, U.S. House members, and U.S. Senators all to the Republicans. Encouraged by a narrow Democratic win in deeply Republican Alabama, Democrats are wisely beginning to resurrect the “50 state strategy” which served them so well in the 2006 and 2008 elections. They must always reach out to and include women, millenials, and minorities, and continue this if they ever expect to rid this country of the evil Bannonism and Chumpism which plagued us from 2016 through most of 2017. With the added boost of a huge number of progressive candidates to their rolls, their recent tendency toward corporatism should be minimized and the true interests of women, workers, the poor, and the middle class should once more be realized! But it will only come by struggling, as the reactionary, CON-servative Republican Party will not just fall over dead all by themselves. So we need to march FORWARD – with pride, and be sure to VOTE in ALL future elections! Te more we take an active role, and encourage others to do so, the better off we will all be – ALWAYS!

One final thought: Hiding very sneakily in the background sits the TRUE victor of this tumultuous year: Russia’s Vladimir Putin. This scoundrel is playing a politically blind and naive Donald Chump like his own little violin. Putin hates the U.S. and thrives on spreading upheaval and chaos throughout our country and its western alliances. He wants Russia to dominate world politics, and is tickled pink at the way he has successfully spread discord throughout this country, Germany, and the United Kingdom – and especially in the way he has manipulated Donald Chump into doing his bidding like ignoring his invasion of Ukraine and hopefully lifting economic sanctions against him. These are indeed shameful times for this nation, and serve as a strong reminder of why this weak Presi-dunce MUST be removed from office as soon as possible!
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About jackjodell53

I am an American Dissident trapped in a country where poor and middle class people are constantly being exploited and lied to by a very rigid and conservative plutocratic elite. I believe in government OF, FOR, and BY the people, not one controlled as it now is by corporations and special interests.
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