These women look ready for action

I love this photograph of six new women members of Congress. They look like a team of crime fighters or superheroes ready to go into action to fight wrongs and bring justice.

To add to that image that some of these new members are ready to buck the old order, another new member Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib (who is not in the photograph) was sworn in on Thomas Jefferson’s Koran, as did Keith Ellison before her when he was sworn in back in 2007. That caused a controversy back then, fueled by those who sought to give the impression that the US was founded on explicitly Christian foundations. Since these bigots tend tp have very short memories, you can predict that they will boil over in outrage again and argue she is committing an unprecedented act of disrespect.

But clearly Tlaib was unfazed by that prospect and she even wore a traditional Palestinian dress called a thobe for the occasion.


  1. polishsalami says

    From afar, the political landscape in the USA still looks bleak.

    I’m imagining the Democrats preparing for a slam-dunk election against Trump, with someone like Biden getting the nomination. Then Trump leaves office for some reason, and someone less bombastic winds up as the GOP candidate. Biden runs a garbage campaign, and loses. You’re back at square one.

  2. marner says

    I fear you are too optimistic. I can see Trump winning again -- especially against Biden.

  3. A Lurker from Mexico says

    It’s too bad that mainstream democrats will join in attacking them should they ever try to do anything that actually helps people.

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