She’s the left wing explainer in chief…
I’ve become addicted to the news. Not just the papers which arrive every day, whose apps I’m constantly checking on my phone, but TV, which I mostly catch via satellite on Sirius XM.
That’s right, there’s everything from Fox, CNN and MSNBC to Bloomberg, NPR and the BBC. I want to know what’s going on.
And so does everybody else.
As George Drakoulias famously said, he used to fight over bands, now we all fight over politics.
I did not see this coming.
The long national primary season, which seemed to start immediately after President Obama’s last electoral victory, resulted in two candidates who fought hard with Donald Trump emerging victorious and now seemingly no one is happy.
And it’s hard to say it doesn’t matter.
Want an abortion? Want corporations out of politics? Then Gorsuch in the Supreme Court will keep you awake at night.
Want to get rid of Obamacare? Want to get rid of the welfare state? Well, that turns out to be much harder to do. Turns out talk is cheap and that wall ain’t gonna be erected anytime soon.
So what we’ve got is a lot of people yelling.
On TV and in person. Figuring if they just shout loud enough, they’ll win. Not realizing no one who disagrees with them is tuning in anyway.
Then we’ve got Rachel Maddow who takes a different tack.
Yes, yes, she was excoriated over her tedious buildup to the Trump tax return reveal. However the truth is the media builds you up and then destroys you and if you believe it all you’ve got enough whiplash to end up in physical therapy.
And it’s weird playing the home game. With a President who constantly contradicts himself. Not only in statement, but policy.
But the whole world is watching.
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