Nov 30, 2021
David Waldman and Joan McCarter, the Tuesday miracle that just keeps giving, for about two hours:
Lauren Boebert, the Louie Gohmert of Steve Kings, was honing her standup over Thanksgiving and told the one about how Muslims are terrorists, with the punchline of Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Lauren did read her room perfectly, but unfortunately wasn’t aware of how cellphones can record stuff. Boebert quickly called Omar to demand an apology. As expected, the GQP was totally fine with South Carolina’s Nancy Mace’s vaccine doubletalk endangering Americans, but the moment Nancy implied xenophobic racism might be better whispered rather than shouted there was hell to pay. Marjorie Traitor Greene pointed out that Mace was trash that should hang with her fellow Muslims. In turn, Mace pointed out that Green was an illiterate possum-faced cross-burning hick, or some words to that effect... Hey now! Are all these harsh words between fellow conservatives beyond the pale? And why isn’t saying beyond the pale “beyond the pale”? After all, Russian Jews hesitated to go beyond the pale, lest they encounter a relative impaled on a pole by some zealous build-the-wall type...
But I digress. We were talking about the civility of conservatives. Virginia Republicans slipped Glenn Youngkin into his seat by saying the quiet parts quietly, but then just couldn’t hold their pétarade back. Now, the Virginia PTA finds it needs to slap down the local PTAs.
Now Democrats, they have their act together. Especially Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. They might even have a few acts going on behind the scenes we don’t know about. Senate Democrats have a huge job and little time to do it. Mitch McConnell’s job is to use up that time. Broadband infrastructure will cost more and do less if the FCC needs to rely on providers for assistance.