Zombies On The March

Zombies On The March

The New Normal: The Senate Of The Living Dead In the 1968 film classic The Night Of The Living Dead, the dead have come back to life and are marching through forests and farms looking for food. They look just like us except for the eyes, the drooling, and the rotten tattered clothes they wore in their caskets. Driven by instinct and ravenous appetites, they are carriers of an infection that turns the people they bite into more zombies. Reminds me of the Trumplicans in the House and Senate of the U.S. Congress. We presently have a couple hundred million Americans who are either hungry, sick or dying from COVID-19, without health insurance, waiting in long lines at food banks, facing eviction or foreclosure from their homes, or maxing out credit cards and retirement savings to put a roof over their heads or food on the table. What is the Senate doing? It’s on a month’s vacation! The House passed another bill to provide some help to the victims of our pandemic. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is home raising campaign funds for his re-election. The three North Dakota mouseketeers, Hoeven, Cramer, and Armstrong, are not even squeaking about the situation. Madeleine Olson of Michigan, threatened by many aspects of the pandemic, is blunt: “I blame Mitch McConnell the most. To watch these people (the Senate) who never have to worry about a dollar in their lives, go on vacation for a month without even thinking about the fact […]

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