|Click to hear WINTER LADY|
Monday, November 14, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
|Click to hear what else ? Aquarius by the Fifth Dimension.|
Besides the above, the Post Election Chill-Out consists of :
Elvis Costello's What's So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding
The Youngbloods' Get Together
Cat Stevens' Peace Train
The O'Jay's Love Train
and Carlos Santana's Stone Flower.
Stay chilled-out, my friend.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
is the subject of Gil Troy's fascinating and insightful POLITICO piece from June 2016, How an Outsider President Killed a Party.
Many have called Donald Trump’s unexpected takeover of a major political party unprecedented; but it’s not. A similar scenario unfolded in 1848, when General Zachary Taylor, a roughhewn career soldier who had never even voted in a presidential election, conquered the Whig Party.
A look back at what happened that year is eye-opening—and offers warnings for those on both sides of the aisle. Democrats quick to dismiss Trump should beware: Taylor parlayed his outsider appeal to defeat Lewis Cass, an experienced former Cabinet secretary and senator. But Republicans should beware, too: Taylor is often ranked as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history—and, more seriously, the Whig Party never recovered from his victory. In fact, just a few years after Taylor was elected under the Whig banner, the party dissolved—undermined by the divisions that caused Taylor’s nomination in the first place, and also by the loss of faith that followed it.