After my traditional “hares and rabbit” start to the month, I did something unusual— watched last night’s Stephen Colbert monologue first thing in the morning. May I say that it warmed my heart as he gave sign after sign that in the two steps forward/one step back dance of our American political life (or is it one step forward, two steps back?), the moral arc is again moving toward justice. Consider:
• Stewart Rhodes, the head of the Oath Keepers, was sentenced to 60 years in prison for his role in organizing the January 6thInsurrection.
• The Senate passed a bill protecting same sex and interracial marriage in 61-36 vote, with 12 Republicans voting for it!
• Critique of Trump’s dinner with the anti-Semite and white supremacist continued to draw criticism from both Democrats and (finally!) Republicans and trying to get some air time with Fox News to lie his way through it, they would only let him talk through their Website rather than on air. And the House finally got access to his taxes.
• Voters in Georgia broke the record for the most votes cast in a single day as the run-off between Raphael Warnock and utterly incomprehensible Herschel Walker began (listen to Walker’s speech about building the wall).
• Dr. Oz’s TV show producers won’t talk to him after his defeat in the Midterms.
The crazies are finally getting their microphone taken away. Or will be shouting from their jail cell.
December is off to a good start.