The Death of the Media
Tiger Beat’s email thingie:
REPUBLICANS RALLY — Republicans on both ends of the Capitol got a boost from the White House ahead of Wednesday’s impeachment hearing. Vice President Mike Pence was dispatched to a closed-door meeting with House Republicans, where he urged them to stick together and thanked them for supporting the president, per your Huddle host. And White House counsel Pat Cipollone lunched with Senate Republicans to hash out a strategy for the likely Senate trial, report Marianne and Burgess.
The outreach effort from the White House appears to be paying off: Republicans haven’t budged on impeachment. And they’re not even searching for an escape hatch, like a censure resolution or some other lesser form of punishment, report Burgess and your Huddle host. The antipathy for even a symbolic reprimand of Trump shows how the president has transformed the GOP, where any break with him can be seen as a personal slight. The story: https://politi.co/2RkRDkP.
I will keep beating this drum, Politico: The Russian Usurper did not transform anything, he only made it more obvious that the Republican Party is full of Republicans. They did NOT change overnight into some sort of authoritarian cult, it’s who they have always been. But now, because their leader is a loud-mouthed bigot who says the quiet parts loud the instant that they pop into the ol’ swiss cheese, they all feel empowered to let their inner klansmen out.
It’s always been this, Max. https://t.co/IgSpg8f7ah
— Tengrain (@Tengrain) December 5, 2019
The Republican Party will continue to full of Republicans long after Comrade Stupid is gone, and the sooner that the Media figures that out, the better off we will be. But who am I kidding: the Media has no interest in that, they only want Drama! Conflict! Ratings!