Rob Carlson, Democrat for US Congress
New Jersey District 1
Rob Carlson, Democrat for US Congress
New Jersey District 1

Where have I been?

..while the house has been burning?

Well, a lot of administrivia, forms, registrations, etc. Bank account comes online this early next week. On that day, an ActBlue will be made live, the donate page will be open and I will send my registered letters to various members of the press. Now comes the time when I need to gather signatures.

Granted there were some days I took off because I work for a living, and have a family. I also have to occasionally suspend belief, because an activity like this borders on the insane. But the goal lives on, within reach. In this case the metaphor will be reversed — this is a sprint, not a marathon. That is really the only way the long shot works. You never see it coming.

or so I hope. ūüėČ

So a lot of people, including some I respect and truly admire say you have to stand for something, not just be against something. I agree. Look, my liberal bona fides are pretty documented. I also think I have some creative solutions to offer especially in terms of voting. I stand unapologetically for universal healthcare. I believe I have concrete (though tough to pass now, for sure) solutions at improving voting and representation in America. I believe in total equality of the sexes, and I believe in taxing the rich more. There are a lot of things to vote upon and propose– and I will continue to do so.

But right now, until Trump and Pence are removed and every Republican in national office who knowingly supported a traitor to our highest office is punished with at least a loss of power, these goals are moot. The house is burning. The fire must be extinguished with extreme prejudice and ruthlessness. The policies are vile. The crimes that brought us the policies are somehow even worse. I don’t think most Americans (save the whack-job evangelicals who believe in alpha-male anointed kings to lead) want to serve Putin. Right now we are disgraced. We must save our national soul.

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