For several years before broadcasting my weekly radio show, The Brief Congressional Update, on KYRS Thin Air Community Radio (92.3 and 81.1 FM), I believed that the political party to which one belongs really doesn’t make a big difference – just vote for the person who is honest, has integrity, and is friendly.
Please may we never have another televised political debate? My wife and I were both college debaters and communication PhDs. The political showcases we have are not debates in any way recognizable way and an insult to any thinking person. The first presidential debate was, of course, a bad joke. All Americans should be required to watch SNL's take off. The true joke. The official staged "debate" was actually like Alec Baldwin's lunatic Trump trying to insult Joe Biden to throw him off. Jim Carrey's hilarious impersonation of Biden using a paper bag to control hyper ventilating and not calling Trump a clown, (oops he did anyway) was spot on.
Hopefully we are approaching the end of four years of turmoil, corruption, impeachment and lies with Trump. The Republican Party should be wondering how did they go so far astray in their philosophy and principles to allow Trump to become president. Most of the armed militias on our streets are dangerous and Trump’s ignorant rhetoric emboldens them.
The Spokesman-Review used to have an actual editorial board. It now has only one voice, Publisher Stacey Cowles, who omitted an important fact in his October 11 political endorsement for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
I would like to thank the Spokesman for its recent insert by the Washington tribes drawing attention to the history, as well as current contributions, of the First Nations that occupied the land we call Washington, and the fact that the city of Spokane sits on the homeland of the Spokane tribe. It is important to remember that the prosperity of so many has been made possible by that which was taken from the original inhabitants of this land.
Health care is a major issue for this election as well as being challenged in the Supreme Court in early November. The Republicans are hoping to dismantle the ACA (Obamacare), which will leave 20+ million people without coverage at a time our country is in a health care crisis.