wings wrote:Good luck, INVICTVS. We had a very similar candidate for land commissioner up here last year fail miserably against the Republican candidate. I've seen what passes for politics in small-town Ohio and I have neither stomach nor time for it. But that's not a problem, because I couldn't make the local school board if I tried.
Younger me was willing to buy into the bullshit about representative democracy dampening the worst tendencies of the mob. As I get older I get more radical about direct democracy being the only form of government that can be justified on philosophical grounds - with Constitutional protections for individual rights, natch.
Well, luckily, even though I live in a suburban, generally, red area it’s only 52 -48 in my township; so there’s a chance. In fact, for the first time ever since living in Warren County for 16 years, my congressman is a democrat (largely due to the accident of gerrymandering, and the previous critter being widely despised as a total “do nothing.”) One of the other township trustees is a democrat, so again, it’s in the realm of possibility. But it’s very difficult to beat an incumbent, even a MAGA one.
The previous, deep red “trump country” township I lived in on the other side of Warren county; was a zero chance for an independent or even “moderate” Republican. It’s amazing what different worlds we can inhabit 10 miles away … Here I am in an outer ring suburb of Cincinnati, with a very sizable, 30% minority, multicultural population; when in the previous local the only minorities were my children & wife. And we were surrounded by trump flags - a bunch of Karen’s who called the cops on us all the time (dogs barking, my shooting.) The township police even flat-out admitted to me that the calls were baseless & racially motivated & they stopped responding.
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