"Remember, politics aside, no matter the outcome we're all neighbors. That's something worth holding onto."
I've been ruminating on just this thing all week. I don't give a damn who wins as long as Chloe Eudaly beats Steve Novice for city council. I've talked at least 4 people into voting for her (maybe as many as a dozen). It's a close race and Steve has spent ten times the money Chloe has. If I ever ran for office I'd shake the hand of every damn bartender and barista in the city and give them a campaign T-shirt.
I liked that Chloe used comic as a campaign device.
but everybody can take a deep breath... there are checks and balances. We'll be ok.
I'm not sure that I agree with that. Checks and balances have been undone. They can evaporate really fast, actually. Checks and balances serve well when they are exerting gradual pressure and maintain a consensus. They do not fare well against an onslaught.
Isn't the price of democracy eternal vigilance? The Trumpster has really pushed the limits of our morality. A president Trumpster would certainly push at the limits of our checks and balances. Which, crossing my fingers, will work.