I think so, Brain … but Congress seems to have the answers for everything but the solutions for nothing.
A few days ago, a congresscritter from New York told a tearful story of a near-death experience during the Capitol Riot. Reviews of the factual record appears to contradict important elements of the story, and hashtags such as #AlexandriaOcasioSmollet have been trending on Twitter.
The usually suspect “fact checkers” have rushed to defend the congresscritter’s story by pointing out that claim she wasn’t in the Capitol is mostly false because she wasn’t there but in another building instead. Remember, a story may be fake but accurate if it fits The Narrative.
Meanwhile, the Democrats in Congress want to punish a Republican congresscritter because she said some things that don’t fit The Narrative.
I think so, Brain … but if Congress starts sounding reasonable, it might be time for a med check.
I think so, Brain … but there’s nothing wrong with most congresscritters that reasoning with them won’t aggravate.
The Hill reports that the Capitol Police face heat following mob breach.
“What the hell was law enforcement on Capitol Hill thinking by not having secured the Capitol today?” former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asked on CNBC, calling it one of his great disappointments.
Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), asked Wednesday evening by MSNBC’s Joy Reid if Capitol Police made her feel safe, answered “I did until today.”
Defunding the police was one of the issues Rep. Bush supported during her election campaign last year. Her position on the matter has changed with her point of view. As I noted in a post last July—
While I’m drinking my second cup of coffee this morning, I’m seeing comments on various social media suggesting that one of the things that should happen if blue cities #DefundthePolice is the abolition of security details for elected officials. I doubt that would happen. Indeed, I expect those would be among the very last police details to be cut.
Whether at a local or national level, the whole purpose of being in the Inner Party is to exercise power, and that power is exercised via the Outer Party bureaucracy to keep the Proles in line. The Inner Party will always try to have sufficient resources in place to protect itself and enforce its will, so there will always be a place in the Outer Party for those enforcers. Department A4 of the Gestapo was Protective Services. The KGB had its Close Protective Services directorate.
Outer Party resources may be shifted about, and that may reduce policing of certain activities among the Proles, but the Inner Party will always try to deploy sufficient resources to protect its interests.
Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen. I wish I were wrong.
I think so, Brain … but they’re just surprised that an Attorney General obeyed the law.
The individual median wealth for congressional members in 2014 hovered around the $1.1 million mark—a jump of 6.7 percent from 2013. According to the most recently available numbers, the wealth of American households, by comparison, sat at $56,335 in 2013, meaning that one member’s net worth is equal to that of 19.5 households.
Read the whole thing.
I think so, Brain … but if we’d acted quickly while the cable system was feeding C-SPAN and Home Shopping Network on the same channel, we could have bought our own congressman.