Reading the tea leaves and getting out while the getting is good

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Looks like some people are seeing the writing on the wall and bailing.
From Politico:

House Budget Chair John Yarmuth announces retirement
House Budget Committee Chair John Yarmuth announced Tuesday he will not seek reelection after 15 years in Congress, opening a key seat in the Democratic stronghold of Louisville.

Yarmuth, the sole Democrat in Kentucky’s delegation, said he will step aside to spend more time with family. He will be 75 years old when his term ends in January 2023. He's the fifth House Democrat to announce his retirement ahead of what is expected to be a brutal midterm election for the party.

Ahhh yes - that old line: "to spend more time with family"  He knows that the Democrats are going to be taken to the woodshed, tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail.  Better to quit while ahead and get some nice cushy "K" Street lobbying job than to go down in flames with the rest of them.

Five down so far and the elections are still a bit more than one year away.

And yes, I am using figures of speech to describe objects or actions in ways that aren't literally true.  I find it helps to explain my ideas — helps to make a comparison.  Metaphors be with you.

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