The more time I spend away from DC, the more convinced I am the Founders would have been deeply disappointed in not only the state of modern politics, but in many of those convinced they wish only to protect it. I see articles like this one, chastising the Let’s Go Brandon faithful (just Google it if you’re unfamiliar), and am empathetic but also slightly horrified that people I know to be sharp think that’s the real threat to the national discourse. Not the inconsistency in policing of language between actual antifa terrorists vs scared and angry parents at school boards; not the manipulation and incoherent communication of COVID data related to cases and vaccines; and not the veiled threats to businesses and Americans every time the White House tells people who disagree with them to “get out of the way.”
Especially when the Democrats, led by the guy in the Oval, are behaving the way Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer did after Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R- KY) agreed to work with them on the debt ceiling deal.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin sided with Senate Republicans in strongly disapproving of a fiery, partisan speech by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday night before a vote to raise the debt ceiling by $480 billion.
Manchin reportedly told Schumer his speech was “fucking stupid,” while Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said it was a “time to be graceful” after 11 Senate Republicans had voted to break a GOP filibuster and allow the vote to take place.
In his 3-1/2-minute speech, Schumer said the Senate was about to avoid the “first-ever Republican-manufactured default,” chastising Republicans as playing a “dangerous and risky partisan game” while engaging in “brinksmanship” for debts the US had already incurred.
I mean look, Facebook is leaning into censorship with some weird whistleblower revelation, and parents are being told they might be considered criminals if they speak out at school board meetings, not to mention many people are being forced to inject a vaccine into their bodies against their better judgment. People need a way to laugh and blow off steam. Let’s Go Brandon provides that. If that’s something that offends you, by all means, write about it. That’s your outlet. But I think I’ll give people room to breathe a bit before judging them on this one, f-bomb and all.
I cover all that in today’s show, as well as offer my thoughts on Dave Chappelle’s final, brilliant collaboration with Netflix, “The Closer” (trailer below) and how Hollywood is actually more libertarian on the vaccine mandates than many people realize — much to the chagrin of its favorite little socialists like Sean Penn.
Pop your Beats on, hit play, and take your dog for a walk.