That still assumes that a competent executive would have been in the situation he put us in. If the pandemic response team had been maintained, with local agents in Wuhan, it’s possible the worldwide outbreak could have been averted.
Not even China is totally socialist anymore. The happiest are social democracies, capitalist with strong social welfare systems. Fox plays Venezuela on a loop. Good newspapers present it pretty accurately, Tv news presents in profitable sound bites.
~~ 35% of Republicans are still Trumpists. Lets hope they do go off into a splnter party.
Q is rightfully saddled on the party that ran several of their candidates. Proud Boys were Trumpist, i’ll give you that. They also posed as Antifa, so what “they themselves” say may or may not be valid. There may be some anti-poverty zealots wreaking havoc before Biden even gets unpacked. We have our share of loons. We’ll deal with them when facts are known.
This is a whole new vista of story arcs… I want more of the Studebaker!
Nate Silver Retweeted Dave Weigel
One irony about Dems having 50+1 senate seats instead of 58 – as they did in Jan 2009 – is that they can rule out compromise much faster. “Maybe we can pick off 2 Rs” is tantalizing. “Maybe we can pick off 10 Rs” is hopeless. Hence the quick reconciliation talk. https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/1353393001406603264
To counter our favorite (/s) moron above, and to promote my dad’s legacy…Nate Silver Retweeted Perry Bacon Jr.
Journalists have to get clearer about the values of our profession and clearly articulate them. For example, journalists are evidence-based, not just repeating 2 sides (or 7 sides) and treating them as equally valid. “Evidence-based” is an important idea. https://twitter.com/perrybaconjr/status/1353389158824173568
and yet… you can’t erase half the population. and do it over and over in every succeeding generation. there will always be a right. and there will always be far too many susceptible to conspiracy theories.
Fox News is a hazard to our democracy. It’s time to take the fight to the Murdochs. Here’s how. By Margaret Sullivan https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/fox-news-is-a-hazard-to-our-democracy-its-time-to-take-the-fight-to-the-murdochs-heres-how/2021/01/22/1821f186-5cbe-11eb-b8bd-ee36b1cd18bf_story.html
Paul Krugman — I’ve noticed a theme in some of my recent hate mail: angry complaints that … I’m engaging in a sin akin to racism. … I mean, must we say nice things about Qanon adherents? … So if you want to demand bipartisanship, you have to defend the doctrines that currently define Republicanness. https://twitter.com/paulkrugman/status/1353024805545586689