“I’m embarrassed to say, I thought you could defeat hate. You can’t. It only hides. It crawls under the rocks, and, when given oxygen by any person in authority, it comes roaring back out. And what I realized is the words of a President, even a lousy President, matter. They can take care of war, they can bring peace, they can make the market rise, they can make it fall. But they can also give hate oxygen.” Joe Biden
Wake Up Democrats and Fight Back!
The worst thing that could happen to our country and the survival of the oldest continuing democracy in the world is for Democrats to fail to rise to the challenge of fighting Trumpism and the current draconian version of the Republican Party. We cannot afford to be discouraged by predictions of election losses for Democrats in 2022. The stakes for our democratic society are too high.
In a recent commentary, David Remnic, a distinguished New Yorker Magazine writer, provided a reasonable description of the current state of U.S. Political affairs. “A resumption of Trumpism is an invitation to an increasingly authoritarian America, a nation contemptuous of the rule of law, the disadvantaged, and the planet itself. The effect on national security is a misery to contemplate. Imagine if Trump had won in 2020. Imagine his inevitable indulgence of Vladimir Putin, his expressions of disdain for NATO, for Ukraine, for Volodymyr Zelensky, whom he once tried to extort for political gain. At a moment of wanton killing in Ukraine, Trump has shown scant concern. His only interest in the region seems to be whether he can cajole Putin to dig up dirt on Hunter Biden.
But, while alarm is appropriate, paralyzing despair is not. After fifteen months in office, Biden is polling at around forty per cent. At the same point, so was Ronald Reagan – then, as inflation receded, he ran for reelection against Walter Mondale and won forty-nine states. Trump is making a tremendous noise as he travels the country, endorsing. J.D. Vance and other obedient candidates, but his popularity has declined. His miserable handling of the pandemic and his starring role in the January 6th insurrection have eroded his standing among at least some Republican voters. His near future is hardly promising. The select committee investigating the insurrection will hold hearings in June, and Representative Jamie Raskin, of Maryland, predicts that the revelations will “blow the roof off the House.” The former President also faces ongoing legal scrutiny in cases in New York and Georgia, and from journalists everywhere.
The analysists who keep flogging Biden for his inability to pass more ambitious legislation through Rooseveltian persuasion and Johnsonian party discipline tend to ignore the fact that F.D.R. and L.B.J. enjoyed immense congressional majorities. Biden has Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. His stimulus bill, a significant achievement, attracted zero Republican support. The members of the political class of the G.O.P., with rare exceptions, have determined that their voters are with Trump, and so they must be, too. These men and women have all the political independence and moral courage of the trembling members of Putin’s national-security council. They have traded the principles of a liberal democracy for a job. Does the future belong to them?”
THE DEMOCRATIC CLUB of Washington County
P.O. Box 903, Brenham, Texas 77834-0903
Donna Glass- President - Helen Dillingham, VP - Helen Harris, Secretary - Lewis Houser, Treasure
WASHINGTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETINGS
Held the second Tuesday of each Month
Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library, 100 MLK Jr. Pkwy, Brenham, TX
Online attendance available via Zoom - link published on this page prior to the meeting
Democratic Club Christmas Party
December 13th, 2022
Time: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Fireman’s Kitchen – Fireman’s Park
901 N. Park Street – Brenham
This is a great way to end 2022 and celebrate the joy of the Holidays with our Democratic Family! Food and assorted beverages will be provided by the Club. If you would like to bring a dessert it will be appreciated but not necessary.
Come Join in the Fun!!!
PRESIDENT BIDEN'S MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Based on his actual accomplishments in office, President Biden is the most consequential President we have had since Lyndon Johnson. Americans should be thankful that we now have a President who can actually get things done in Washington, often with bipartisan support from some Republicans. Listed below are some of the major accomplishments of the Biden Administration in less than two years in office.
* The Inflation Reduction Act
* The Chips Act
* Bipartisan Gun Law
* Huge Jobs Numbers
* Low Unemployment
* Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
* Leading Support by the U.S. and our Allies for Ukraine
* Uniting and Expanding of NATO
* American Rescue Plan
* Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
What Are You Waiting For?
Time Is Ticking.
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Peaceful rally in Brenham on June 20 in support of Black Lives Matter movement