This is not the second election post I was planning to write: the post focusing on the “second lens of analysis” I had in mind on Sunday is still in process. However, more current events are demanding attention today.
As the post-election post family is built, I’ll put the cross-links here:
- Sunday, 11/8/2020: White women, do better
- Wednesday, 11/11/2020: What if voter suppression impacts voting trends?
A friend of mine texted me this morning with a brief question:
Can we call it a coup now?
Yes. Yes we can.
I mean the jury is still out about how successful this coup will be, or even how whole-heartedly Cheeto POTUS is really working towards this goal. Nevertheless, the appropriate language to describe the administration’s obstructionist behavior around the presidential transition is to call it—at bare minimum—an attempted coup.Continue reading “Let’s call a thing a thing”