America, Sweet America
Any Democrat who feels cheerful this season is living in an alternate reality. No, the mood of the day is concern if not outright gloom but still, the Democratic Club lives on. Not only do we have each other, but our Party is bigger and stronger than ever. Its just that the other Party is also big and strong, and they got out even more votes than we did in an unprecedented GOTV effort.
Well, better pundits than I are telling this story, so Im here to thank my faithful newsletter contributors for their work this extraordinary past year. I start with our splendid president Bobbi, who not only energized droves of local Democrats as never before, but wrote her elegant column for BCDC every month no matter how busy she was. Monroes witty corner continues to liven things up and attract readers. Marge Winston still handles the mailing even though it quadrupled for awhile and of course, Steve does whatever is needed, from managing the email side to proofreading and writing copy.
Please remember that we dont publish a newsletter in December. But were partying just the same; theres some information about our holiday get-together in these pages and youll receive more next month.
Friends, dont let the false patriotism of the far right get you down. Indeed, America lost a great, great man this yearRay Charles! Next time you want to feel good about our country, just go listen to his version of America the Beautiful. I guarantee it will lift your spirits high.
Happy holidays to all of you, and to Democrats everywhere.