At the beginning of the year, Jill Dennison and I decided to collaborate on a project that we hoped would focus our collective attention on the upcoming presidential election. Both of us felt then, and now that this election is the most consequential of our lives.
We told you how we got to the present hyperventilating partisanship in Washington, D.C. We reminded you how one political party was doing its level best to keep as many people from voting via unprecedented suppression tactics and gerrymandering.
We told you about the current administration’s unprecedented corruption, their total denial of climate change, and their attempt to destroy the administrative state. We alluded to how important the courts were to our future, as well as showcasing the myriad of issues that will confront voters in this election.
We also touched upon the growing dispute going on at the time between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden voters, which thankfully has subsided—a little. We brought up the fight for the Senate and how important it is to flip it blue, as well as how we could all contribute to various democratic and progressive causes via civic engagement.
And in last Friday’s post, Jill reminded us all that we can’t merely have the campaign to elect Joe Biden, just because he’s not Donald Trump. By highlighting Biden’s increasingly progressive platform, we tried to do just that.
And then, a pandemic of historic proportions took over our lives. For now, it’s hard to focus on anything else. At some point, though, the election will be front and center. While the political party conventions remain on the schedule for August, do we know in what form or whether people will even be allowed to attend? Nothing is for sure at this point.
So for now, we pause. But make no mistake, Jill, and I are determined more than ever to come back in the not to distant future for the home stretch. There’s no telling what the current administration has up its sleeve in the coming weeks and months. You can rest assure that chaos will reign. The lies will only get worse, as will his already out of control narcissistic personality disorder. Surely his pal Putin is ready to help him again.
While we’re not sure yet what direction we may take when we return, let us make one promise to all of you out there: Making Donald Trump a one-term president remains our only goal.
And if any of you have any suggestions as to what you’d like Jill and I to cover when we return, please feel free to let us know via the comments section.
In the meantime, please be safe, and thank you for taking the time to engage us in our project. We sincerely appreciate it. See you soon.