The difference? A Blue Wave is the notion that millions of Americans are fed up with unfettered and unchecked authority Trump has asserted while the GOP-led Congress abdicates its role to check him. The Blue Wave is synonymous with the grass roots up swelling of support for dividing our government and allowing at least one branch (House or Senate) to flip to the Democrats so an effective check can be put in place of the hyper-partisan GOP sycophantic chambers. Except Red Tide means something totally different and Democrats better heed its advancement. Real Red Tide is actually a toxic bloom of bacteria that not only turns water red in color, but also is so toxic, it kills thousands of fish and aquatic life. (See:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_tide). Ironic the Right Wing embraces a slogan that is inherently toxic - and now is threatening our democracy.
So the Left better get its act together. They must unify. They must act. They must vote. If they don't vote to ensure our democracy is protected this fall, we will risk severe damage which will lead our government to incrementally creep towards authoritarianism based upon purely tribal foundations of Party Power over Country.
As President Franklin D. Roosevelt once wrote; "Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country." Which do you prefer? A Blue Tide to protect our democracy or a Red Tide that will damage it, potentially beyond repair. The choice is obvious. Vote For Democracy!
I am pleased to announce I will once again be a guest speaker aboard P&O's Arcadia for a segment of it's World Cruise from January 23 - 30, 2019!