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am_Unition  ·  172 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "a staggering surge in homelessness unlike anything we have seen”

I can't believe the Senate adjourned until Monday without passing something. Shit's unbelievable.

kleinbl00  ·  172 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ask yourself: is there anything the Senate could do that would make them less likely to get re-elected? No? So keep doing that thing that makes your donors happy and will ensure that nice slide into consulting or lobbying.

McConnell & Co are either invulnerable or fucked. Either way, there isn't much they could do to move the needle now that wouldn't permanently doom them with the military-industrial complex. Fuckin' ride the lightning.

am_Unition  ·  172 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Ask yourself:...

I have, and sadly, while the answer might be "no", the outcome isn't certain because it requires too much faith in (just as you've alluded to before) peoples' ability to discern credible information in this landscape, and too much faith that media outlets not focus primarily on outrageous things Donald Trump says/tweets, 'cuz pageviews, vs. focusing on actual policy decisions. The Senate GOP knows and appreciates the cover Trump's circus provides in perhaps the most chaotic news cycle in history.

Bottom line: Yup, I would loooooove to delude myself into thinking that it's curtains for the entire GOP apparatus, but, nah. I'm not going to assume that until the credits roll.

    McConnell & Co are either either invulnerable or fucked

This is how I see it as well. One of the most extreme political bifurcations since the civil war, but not so easy to draw geographic battlefronts, and thus the conflict is prolonged.

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