My wife and one of my daughters are also hearing impaired, and supplement their hearing aids with lip-reading, so masks do make things more difficult, but they’re still better than the alternative. There are masks with windows over the mouths, but the people who think of this are the people who need everyone ELSE to get them…
“I don’t take any great pleasure in criticizing presidential leadership or the people around the president, but we had a situation where science was distorted and/or rejected,” Fauci said. “And a lot of pressure was put on individuals and organizations to do things that were not directly related to what their best opinion would be vis-a-vis the science.” – from the Rachel Maddow show, which he had been blocked from appearing on before.
My bad, I missed that. But, yes, I agree it can be done without name calling – I decided back in the Dubya (his nickname) Bush administration that I would stop that after a right-wing poster called out the practice – which in retrospect looks hilarious, given that #45 name-calls all the time.
Having said that, while I think it can undermine the argument made, I’m also a hard-core First Amendmentist…
I think much of that can be attributed to malice rather than Alzheimers.
Your criticism is inaccurate – @Teto85 called neither Reagan nor Bush names. They did call Cheney a name, but you didn’t refer to that.
If you are referring to the Alzheimers reference, it is virtually certain that Reagan was experiencing effects from Alzheimers by the end of his first term. He showed significant behavioral changes in his second term.
I think #45 is just seeing political parties is the Best Grift Ever.
There is already an American Fascist Party – yes, I looked it up, but no way am I posting a link. Last I heard, he was talking about the “Patriot Party,” continuing the Republican tradition of naming things the exact opposite of what they are: the party that tried to overthrow the government calling itself a “patriot.”
I know better than to feed the troll.
@MontanaBill: Nice try, but wildly wrong. LAND doesn’t vote, PEOPLE do. 81 million voted for Biden, 74 million for #45. That’s a major-league smackdown.
Your attempt to make yourself sound like a persecuted minority is right in line with traditional Republican lies – no need to be coy about it – and rather pathetic, really.
Lock them up!