Our Failed Political Press ™

The future looks troubling; on the other hand…

The Republicans must be running scared, they’ve put a quarter into the Zoltar,  the David Brooks prediction machine:

Using the events of Jan. 6 as campaign fodder is small-minded and likely to be ineffective. If you think you can find the magic moment that will finally discredit Donald Trump in the eyes of the electorate, you haven’t been paying attention over the last six years. Sorry, boomers, but this is not the Watergate scandal in which we need an investigation to find out who said what to whom in the Oval Office. The horrors of Jan. 6 were out in public. The shocking truth of it was what we all saw that day and what we’ve learned about the raw violence since.

We don’t need a committee to simply regurgitate what happened on Jan. 6, 2021. We need a committee that will preserve democracy on Jan. 6, 2025, and Jan. 6, 2029. We need a committee to locate the weaknesses in our democratic system and society and find ways to address them.

[Tengrain notes that making legislative recommendations to prevent coups from happening again is part of the charter of the Select Committee. So, what’s up with BoBo not knowing that?]

The core problem here is not the minutiae of who texted what to chief of staff Mark Meadows on Jan. 6 last year. The core problem is that there are millions of Americans who have three convictions: that the election was stolen, that violence is justified in order to rectify it and that the rules and norms that hold our society together don’t matter.

I predict that Yas and Drifty, our favorite Bobo-ologists, will be on this sometime today.

UPDATE 1: Yas  got to it first.

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9 Responses to Our Failed Political Press ™

  1. R White says:

    Drifty has all of the receipts that clearly illustrate Bono’s decades-long incompetence and utter laziness. Two attributes that always find their way into bobo’s weekly NYT book reports. Should be a treat worth reading…

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  2. lisahgolden says:

    If idiotic takes were currency, David Brooks could purchase Twitter.

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  3. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Sure, the horrors of 1/6 were out in public, but the networks behind 1/6 weren’t. This should be campaign fodder.

    Liked by 5 people

  4. roket says:

    Sometimes I long for the days of old age dementia when I can truly ask, “Who is David F’ing Brooks?”

    Liked by 4 people

  5. MDavis says:

    “So, what’s up with BoBo not knowing that?”
    Yeah, pretty sure it has to do with his paycheck.

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  6. CMSpruill says:

    Just a sidebar: Over at Rawstory, is a very detailed article by Thom Hartman that is a MUST READ for everyone. It was an eye opener for me. I’ve long known about what a creep nixon was, but, NOT all of it !! The gop were/are horrible treasonous Things.


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