Republican politics here in Missouri have been a bit unhinged for several decades. Our favorite Earth-Bound Misfit reacts to a candidate hoping to run against Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill. Courtland Sykes has a deep dislike for career-crazed, she-devil banshees who don’t stay home to cook breakfast for their husbands. His words, chapter and verse.
The overwhelming majority of the public hated the Republican tax bill when it was signed by President Trump. Conservatives were sure they could change all that after it became law. Ted McLaughlin at jobsanger looks at polling and reports that it isn’t happening.
driftglass is all over David Brooks again, accusing him of bothsiderism when both sides are not exactly equal. One example:
It seems David once more takes the middle of the road as Republicans hold hostages: the weak the vulnerable. And, of course, the military. When Missouri’s own Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill proposed that members of the military be paid during the shutdown. Mitch McConnell said “I object,” and that’s all it took to block it.
Okay, driftglass does have a point.
Senate Democrats ended the shutdown by caving, because Democrats always cave. Well… Infidel753 has looked into the details and is skeptical. Maybe the minority party in the Senate did okay, after all.
FlyingChainSaw at Stinque makes the case that, if my President one day ends up tweeting from some minimum security facility, it will not be for attempting “sex with child hookers, porn ‘actresses’ and unfortunate models”. It will more likely be for moving money around for organized crime and international adversaries of America.
This week’s note in Trumpian ‘Alternative Facts’ comes from The Guardian, as our President’s characterization of any negative coverage as “fake news” provides authoritarian rulers of other countries cover for their own atrocities.