Egberto Willies, host of Politics Done Right on KPFT, says an awful lot of things with which I agree. Unfortunately, in my not-so-humble opinion, he either derives them from faulty premises or drives them toward faulty conclusions.
This afternoon I took a little time away from work for a medical appointment, and I had the pickup to get me to the clinic and back. On returning to work from the clinic, I caught a bit of PDR, including the weekly blog post. (Unfortunately, as of this writing, the link to the Blog of the Week is broken.)
The headline for this entry on the PDR website, is quite correct, in my estimation: It is [indeed] up to progressive activists to win the election in 2018, if their goal is to flip both house of Congress and some state legislatures to Democratic control. In his reading of the blog entry, Willies went on to make some excellent points, which I will take the liberty of expanding:
A Meetup group called Houstonians for Bernie Sanders currently claims 889 members, including Yours Truly DBC. It's sobriquet for members is "Progressives," which certainly applies to some of them. The group is associated with Houston Area Progressives, who last night held a meeting at Midtown Bar & Grill on West Gray Avenue. Midtown B&G has become the meeting place of choice for multiple left-of-center groups, but that's another story entirely.
I don't remember exactly when or how or why I decided to join this Meetup, even though I joined just within the past few weeks. Mostly I was attracted by the fact that some influential Progressives among them were organizing the protest march on the evening of Inauguration Day (i.e., tomorrow night) from City Hall to the Mickey Leland Federal Building.
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