Morning Joe and Mika had a hissy fit at the beginning of their show this morning, because—so they said—Democrats are not angry enough. I turned off the teevee and went to the computer.
I don’t know about you, but I am fit to be tied. And so are a hell of a lot of other people.
Here are a couple of morning reads.
“Well, she’s gonna have a tough time, being black,” a white suburban retiree tells me flatly as we sit down for lunch at Savannah’s historic Olde Pink House restaurant. His candor about race, which I appreciate, isn’t the only thing that surprises me. David (a pseudonym) is a lifelong conservative and Trump voter who nonetheless plans to vote for Abrams. He thinks her Republican opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, is “an idiot.” Trump’s administration has turned out “worse than I even imagined,” he confesses. And in an age when we suffer at least 10 school shootings a year, “I’m sick of the NRA,” he tells me, even though he’s a gun owner and former member.
“I’m an angry Republican, and I’m trying to give my party a kick,” he declares. Even though David doesn’t want me to use his real name, he says he’s extremely vocal about his plans to vote for Abrams when talking to fellow Republicans in his affluent white retiree community. “And, honestly, I don’t get a lot of pushback,” he adds.
We will know in three weeks how many Davids there are out there. I think there are quite a few. For one thing, they seem to have stopped writing checks to the Republican Party. But we shall see what we shall see.
Meanwhile, President Bullshit—who has trouble seeing anything wrong with deconstructing journalists with bone saws—employed his ineffable political instincts and masterful timing to prance around last night in front of his angry mob and say this: