Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Election Year 2020

January 1st, 2020

My Dear America:

I am so sorry for what you have been through in the past 3 or 4 years.  Something Tragic happened on Election Day in November of 2016.  A Bad Mistake was made and we have been living with the consequences of that mistake since January of 2017.  

It is time that we recognize our mistake and in November of 2020 try to rectify it.  We will never get the time back that we have spent worrying about the horrid state of Democracy in our country.  But regardless of what happens with Impeachment we Americans do have a chance to get the worst President who ever lived there out of the White House.  Of Course, Donald J. Trump will probably call any legitimate election that he loses "Rigged" and will probably have to be forcibly removed by the military from the White House Grounds. That is alright with me.

Today is a New day, though.  And it is also the beginning of a New Year in which all things are possible.  Certainly Donald Trump's foolish and reprehensible decisions on the Home Front and on the World Stage will be hard but not impossible to rectify in the coming years but it is a New Year in the United States and with this new year even the impossible seems possible right now.  We still have a slew of Great Democrats vying for the title of President of the United States.  Any one of them would make a much better President than the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C..

As we look forward in 2020 to Election Day, however, we must look back at what has happened to our Country, especially in the past year, and learn some serious lessons from our experiences in Donald Trump's America.

We need to not only pick a Presidential Candidate who can beat Donald Trump.  We also need to pick a leader who we can be proud of.  Personally, I feel that I can be proud of most of the Democratic Presidential Contenders.  I do worry that having so many Democratic Candidates for President might actually have some negative consequences and in the end water down the support for the eventual Democratic Presidential Nominee.  But if the Nominee plays their cards right and takes some good ideas from those who ran against him or her they might be able to keep the Democratic Party from fracturing and be able to win back The White House for the Dems.

In addition to the White House, however, we Democrats need to continue to run Good Candidates for both the House and Senate.  We need to keep the Control over the House that we have gained and we need to do everything we can to take back Control of the United States Senate and maintain that Control.

Its a Tall Order for a Political New Year but the thought of 4 more years of Donald Trump in the White House should keep us all motivated to work hard for Democrats in 2020.  

If we don't get Donald Trump out of the White House we can look forward to January 1st of 2021 being a Dark and Threatening Day filled with regrets about what we failed to do in 2020.

Sincerely Yours

Jerry Gallagher 

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