It is the ‘what’ not just the ‘who’

November 7, 2016

By Bob Cox

Some opinions, comments and links relating to what is happening in this great nation and, in particular, in Western Colorado.

Well friends, it is almost over. In fact, it will be over by the time many of you take time to read this.

I am both elated and apprehensive about what is going to be revealed to us on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. I happen to think that the results are going to be much more about what we get, rather than whom we get. The ‘what’ is the all-important ingredient in this recipe. We could get something that has a disagreeable taste, but can be swallowed. We could get something that tastes better than many other choices on the table, or we could get something that tastes so bad that it will keep our insides hurting for years and years. I doubt that we are going to get something that satisfies every aspect of our hunger for keeping what America is all about.

I try to tune in to several different news programs and I try to read several on-line versions of various newspapers on an almost daily basis. The news commentators are doing their jobs; the news reporters are not. I am so disappointed in what the so-called news reports have become. The overall news media have morphed into nothing more that political action committees. The saddest thing about that is that they actually believe that they are doing right. Frankly, even Fox News has leaned too far to the right, though I understand why and welcome a certain amount of it because we need something, somewhere, to balance a badly tipped scale.

I am truly concerned about what happens next. Hillary Clinton, should she be the choice, will enter the Oval Office under a cloud of mistrust and criminal behavior that is almost unbelievable even to me. She will be given the opportunity to nominate people to the Supreme Court who think ideology is more important that constitutional adherence. Should the worst case evolve and Clinton lovers also take over the Senate, we will lose all the ‘advice’ and be left with only the ‘consent.’ That will put this country on a path with a course that will be very difficult to change in upcoming election years.

I know most of my Colorado readers have probably already made up their minds. I know that I am preaching to the choir. I know that there is nothing I can say right now to change anything. I know that the die is likely already cast. So, now I sit and wait for my gut reaction. I just hope what we get is something we can survive.

Incidentally, I am taking on a new project; one I will tell you all about later, but I have decided to publish Coxnotes on a random basis, rather than every Monday. I am not quitting, but I am changing.

Remember, I only email these missives to those who have asked for them. I do not share your email addresses with anyone and I use the Reagan email precisely because they don’t share or sell the addresses either. If you are getting this because someone forwarded it to you and you don’t want it, tell him or her not to forward any more. On the other hand, if you received a copy and would like to see more of my ranting, simply drop me a line at I will put you on my exclusive, but growing list.




© Robert R. Cox 2016




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