Ah, a little fantasy on a Saturday morning!
The last twelve or so years of our national discussion have been marred by what amounts to a belligerent drunk at a cocktail party. Not JUST George…and I am not making a crack about his drinking. But the whole Republican Party of the last twelve years. A belligerent drunk at a cocktail party that had 50 million friends who were backing him up….until he got TOO far out of hand, and they had to slowly peel away from supporting him….and now are as eager to see him leave as everybody else.
Well….except for 25 million of his less observant friends who are also still drunk on whatever they it is they put in that Kool-aid. But now the vast majority of people at the party are tired of his antics, his schtick and his general obnoxiousness and just wish he would leave.
So here is todays question….what would, what WILL our country be like when the belligerent drunk has left the party? What would our political world be like with a cowed and defeated and marginalized Republican Party?
Yes, he will still be outside the house, on the lawn….and he will undoubtedly be mooning us…..but we will be able to ignore him and carry on OUR conversation and have fun and maybe even make some progress talking about new ideas and ways of living and directions for the future….without him bellowing and caterwauling and interrupting the conversation with his hatred and selfishness.
What would we talk about?
What would we decide to do?
What could we accomplish?
How would things be different?