Fri, 19 February 2021
David Waldman warms us up for the weekend:
Ted Cruz is not Donald Trump. Cruz isn’t even Joe Quimby. Ted just assumed someone would clean up the mess at home while he was gone, but Cruz somehow couldn’t guess it would follow him right onto the airplane. (He named his poodle Snowflake — take that, snowflakes!) Not quite tan and rested, Cruz quickly returned from Cancun still treading water, while people kept throwing him anchors. AOC raised $1 million for the people of Texas while he was gone.
Idaho Representative Russ Fulcher sure wasn’t letting anyone, or anything, slow him down on his way to a vote, least of which some female officer and her metal detector. Now it’s up to the towering intellects of Washington, Louie Gohmert and Lauren Boebert, to reason with authorities.
Nearly 5,000 National Guard troops will stay in DC to protect against the second prophesied Trumpist insurrection on March 4… Maga’s are probably dumb enough to try, too. The Capitol Police has suspended six officers and has another 35 under investigation in connection with the 1/6 riot. The real errors, and probable crimes, weren’t being made by those on the ground though, as perhaps by the those making decisions above them.
The mainstream media loves horse races. Don’t let them undersell the efficacy or oversell the risks of vaccines to sell you clicks. The vaccine is better than expected, or at least reported. Things are getting better, and more help is on the way.