PDiddie, who steadfastly refuses to be charmed by O'Rourke, did not post much last week, and thus does not appear in his Weekly Wrangle/Texoblogosphere this week. However, on Friday he managed to cough up Part 4 of his Revolution vs. Resistance no-longer-Trilogy. And it's brilliant. Among other points, PD invokes a recent column from Ted Rall that I strongly recommend reading in its entirety, and then illustrates how the Democratic establishment is actively smearing actual progressive Senate candidate Sema Hernandez. Meanwhile, that same establishment actively promotes corporate-friendly candidates as part of its keep-the-big-donations-coming-regardless-of-how-many-seats-we-lose strategy.
It is because of Progressives like Sema that PDiddie plans to vote in the upcoming Democratic Primary, giving at least the Texas Dems one more chance to prove their bona fides. Given the current condition of the Green Party in Texas, I can hardly blame him, and am tempted to join him, although I'd prefer to have his signature (and those of his readers) on our Ballot Access petition. (Reminder: Per state law, if you vote in a primary, or attend another party's convention at any level, you can't put a valid signature on that petition.)
Enough preamble. Let's serve up some hot links.