Johnny Townsend: Now when I read another account of present (not future) climate disaster, I’m actually a little bit happy. If warnings are not enough, perhaps consequences will be.
Johnny Townsend: Moderate Democrats have been blaming progressives regularly since Trump won the presidency in 2016. They’re pre-blaming us now for the next defeat.
Johnny Townsend: The fact is, even if the entire world did convert to socialism, the problem we’d still face is that humans would be the ones in charge.
Johnny Townsend: Moderates, pledge what you will. Choose the nominee you want. But don’t think that you can make such a personal, life-altering choice for the rest of us.
Johnny Townsend: Feinstein failed when she used her age and time on the job as proof she knew better than the people she was representing.
Johnny Townsend: Mainstream pundits never seem to say, “We’re in serious danger here. Centrist Democrats had better read the writing on the wall and move further to the left so we can stay unified.”
Johnny Townsend: If you and your family were trapped in a burning home and there were just three options for escape, which would you choose? This is the dilemma facing American voters today.
Johnny Townsend: Even after hundreds of interactions with homeless folks, most of them innocuous, I’m still both annoyed and nervous at each guilt-inducing encounter. It’s difficult to overcome the biases ingrained during my middle class upbringing.
Johnny Townsend: Admitting up front that you’re too weak, powerless, and ineffective to accomplish anything significant is not a selling point.
Johnny Townsend: Many Democrats are conservationists with a strong belief in science, but even they don’t seem able to apply what they observe happening in nature to their own lives.
Johnny Townsend: I confess that it took me quite a while to realize how thoroughly unacceptable Israeli (not Jewish) policies toward Palestinians are.
Johnny Townsend: Moderate Democrats are not the wave of the future. If you haven’t understood that yet, then Trump winning a second term is on you, not me.