According to weather reports, in northern Texas, folks should be prepared to experience cooler weather, really soon.
Actually some forecasters mention “cold” weather.
Now, while I studied journalism, I don’t have the receipts to present myself as a weatherperson, meteorologist or even weather anchor. However, I can tell you this — things are about to heat up in Texas!
Just this week, for instance, former United States Representative Beto O’Rourke announced that he is a candidate for Texas Governor and U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson says she will be making an important announcement this Saturday at Kirkwood Temple Gymnasium. Mr. O’Rourke, who also ran for Senate and the Presidency, will host a rally and town hall meeting at Paul Quinn College and a huge crowd is expected, many will also be candidates for various positions.
Folks are asking, “Can Beto beat Greg Abbott?”
Well, for sure he can’t if he doesn’t run!
They are also asking, “Is Congresswoman Johnson going to seek another term?”
The larger question is, are Democrats going to galvanize their forces and pool their resources to get out the vote!
And still there are other questions like:
Can the pettiness of politics take a back seat to a concerted effort to turn Texas blue?
Can elected officials who are not on the ballot this time around, step down off of their thrones and vigorously campaign?
Will those elected officials or candidates without an opponent still campaign with all of their might?
Will the Democratic Party (nationally and locally) avoid endorsing in the primary?
Will the Black female vote be respected?
Will candidates advertise in the Black press, where some of the most loyal Democratic voters look for information?
So many questions and so few answers.
Time and time again I have been told that Democrats like to slaughter their own; that they fight hard against one another but are really scared to fight Republicans.
I know some tough Democrats, some really tough ones; but I also know some wimpy, lazy ones also, and we need them all!
Clearly we’re in a sadder state than anyone could imagine if Black people are looking at U.S. Census numbers and they agree to roll over and play dead today because of what is expected in 2040.
Which brings me to my truth.
You remember the saying, don’t you? Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their _________! You enter the word!
Because now, and forever more, is the time for YOU to get up off your butt and vote. You must come to the aid of your people or the suffering will only get worse.
Stay tuned because not only is it going to get hotter; it’s going to get rougher!
Tell me, can you endure the pain?