Tom Jackson, who runs the excellent RAW Illumination blog, is also, like me, a big George Alec Effinger fan. Here’s a post about Effinger, with the good news that a number of his novels are available free on Kindle (I particularly recommend his first, What Entropy Means to Me) and a link to Tom’s original Effinger website.
Dec. 17th, 2016
Once again, the Rude Pundit gets it right:
In a twist right out of Shakespeare, President Obama's fatal flaw is the very thing that launched him into the presidency in the first place: his belief in the basic decency of people. It has failed him time and again, yet so often when dealing with his political opposition, he has treated them with respect and dignity that they did not deserve and that they refused him. It failed him when he tried to get Mitch McConnell to release a joint statement on the hack before the election. McConnell said he wouldn't do it and, if the Democrats did, he would just call it political games and discredit it. So, being decent, Obama backed down. Everyone in that situation should be ashamed.Here’s the whole post (uses language)