GOP in disarray
This is the same Republican stance they take which leads to gov't shutdowns and the same press malpractice in covering it. All the more reason to use care in selecting sources for news and to toss the GOP on Nov 3.
In my small town there are 3 regular food distribution centers that hand out food packages several times a week. People line up in cars to wait for food, making the scene appear to be different from the bread lines during the great depression. It is the similarities, however, that shine through. People are hurting. Those lines get longer each week. Meanwhile, republicans are preparing their old cocktail of mendacious deficit-reduction concerns to be dragged out in full if they lose in November. They don't care about those hurting people, even if so many of them are wearing red hats. I have seen almost no news coverage of these breadlines, which surely exit in every town.
Thank you for this greatly clarifying piece, Eric. The GOP continues to pursue a Socialism-for-the-Wealthy agenda, even during this nationwide emergency. I wonder if working people (the erstwhile middle class) are finally starting to wake up about the game these jokers are playing. We'll know soon enough!
Few things about the DC political media brothel (the chief chucktodd of them all, madam) bother me more than when those who are part of it and should know better blame "Congress" or "both sides" when it is obvious even to a box of rocks that the problem is the republican party. And that is why I say, and always will say, that as great a threat to civilization as the republican party has become, the DC political media are about as great, have enabled it, and have disgraced journalism.
I’m adding to my Spidy Senses to look for inexact collective nouns in headlines: D.C., Congress, Lawmakers, and so on.
It really does make a difference, and thank you for making that clear to me. I think I’m becoming a better consumer of the media.
I honestly don’t know how much more of this bullshit I can take. I’m so tired and burned out. January 21, 2021 cannot get here soon enough.
Whining and exhaustion aside, however, can we all agree there will be no Covid relief plan passed before the election, and probably not before Joe Biden is inaugurated and Dems take over Congress in January? And God help us when the media gymnastics begin in THAT arena. The Dems in disarray narrative will be in hyperdrive. 🙄
Thanks Eric. As always.
I see two benefits here. You point out the first, bothersiderism and the Republicans escaping blame with a major lift from the press. The second is the gridlock which always benefits the anti-government party. You can almost here the loud "sighs" across the country about not getting anything done.
Thanks for the Stevie Wonder rec. I was resisting but it does seem to be a damn good song. If any guy could benefit from a Santana "Supernatural" makeover it's Stevie.