An Answer and a Question

In Saturday’s newspaper there was a review of a new book that I suspect I will never get around to reading.

It’s not that I didn’t find the concept appealing, but more that I have a number of books at home that I have on my must read list. I won’t guesstimate the number, but let’s say I have enough to keep me busy for a year or two, or maybe more. And that is if I make those books a priority and don’t make any more visits to the library.

As I understand it from the review, Chuck Klosterman’s new book But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past posits the existence of multiple parallel universes. Leaving aside certain theological issues that might accompany that position, it explains a lot.

Today the Republican Party begins its convention in Cleveland, Ohio, to choose a presidential candidate. They will nominate Donald Trump, something that was considered ludicrous a year ago.

So I am left to consider whether Klosterman is right. Maybe somehow I have wandered into some sort of parallel universe, one where the political norms have been turned upside down. Or perhaps we have all just followed Alice down the rabbit hole. I expect very little sanity in Cleveland this week.

What I want to know most of all is, how do I get back to the universe I was in last year? I don’t belong in this one.

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  1. Brad Darbyson · · Reply

    BREAKING: “Never Trump” Movement Gets DEVASTATING News… Trump Is Smiling

    An attempt by “Never Trump” conservatives to unseat presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump failed spectacularly on Thursday when rule makers at the Republican National Convention overwhelmingly rejected a “conscience clause” amendment.

    According to The Hill, the amendment would have unbound all delegates and allowed them to vote for whomever they wanted, regardless of whom the American people chose during the primary elections.

    However, an overwhelming majority of the 112-member Rules Committee rejected the amendment, which was reportedly put forth by Colorado delegate Kendal Unruh but only supported by about a dozen or so rule makers.

    One of the amendment’s supporters, former Tea Party star Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, was not pleased and reportedly went on to essentially accuse rule makers of having silenced the delegates’ voices. Texas delegate Steve Munisteri disagreed with this line of thinking.

    “My understanding is that you represent the grassroots,” he said to Lee. “Yet, you want to ignore the real grassroots — the millions of voters who voted for Donald trump and transfer that opinion to a couple thousand delegates.”

    He added, “If we’re really representing the grassroots, we need to listen to those voters.”

    Now here is a man who gets it. “Never Trump” conservatives like Mike Lee seem to believe that their own petty beefs with Trump give them the right to simply ignore the American people’s wishes. If this were the case, why did we even hold primary elections and caucuses in the first place?

    Regardless, the battle is not yet over. Unruh claims he has enough support to keep the proposal alive. Moreover, “Never Trump” conservatives have been urging delegates to ignore the RNC’s rules and go ahead and vote against Trump.

    Rules, what are they good for? Everybody but “Never Trump” conservatives, apparently …

    Please share this story on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think about the massive failure by “Never Trump” conservatives to unseat presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump!

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