No one was as surprised as I was when our blue state went red in 2016.
The Republicans have since cut Planned Parenthood funds ( five Planned Parenthood clinics have closed), proposed legislation to prosecute librarians and possibly send them to prison for supplying “banned” books, and have slashed funds for state universities and private colleges.
Here is a typical day in an indignant Democrat’s life.
May 23, 2023. Right-wing rally in the neighborhood! Flags on curb AND flag flying on pole above door of building!
SUVs, pick-up trucks, and Hummers line the street and usurp all the parking spaces.
7:30 p.m. …The cameras have arrived! (“Get off our lawn, please!” )
A sound system gently blares. Speeches very dull. Soon they will purloin a song by The Pretenders or Bruce Springsteen and try to make it their own.
Had we known earlier, we would have supplied ourselves with signs: “REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS,” “WE READ BANNED BOOKS,” and “STOP CLIMATE CHANGE.”
Note: Must now blast rebellious rock music in response to their red-state frenzy. We recommend John Mellencamp’s “Rain on the Scarecrow”
Be sure to bring your boombox !