The single most toxic falsehood in American politics today is the Big Lie of Both Siderism. Like the Matrix, Big Lie of Both Siderism is everywhere, all around us, all the time. It is a prison for our minds which is constantly maintained and reinforced by a phalanx of (mostly) bland, middle-aged white men who are paid enormous sums of money to ritually repeat "Both Sides Do It" in every column they write for major American media corporations newspapers and magazines and into every microphone and teevee camera in front of which major American media corporations place them every fucking day.
Today's crime against journalism is brought to you by Ron Fournier, a Beltway toady so dedicated to his craft that, rumor has it, for a price, he'll perform at your kid's birthday as Betwixt, The Sad Centrist Clown who will sing melancholy songs about how everyone is equally to blame for everything...except the birthday boy, who is awesome!
This morning Squint and the Meat Puppet were paying Ron's tab, so today he sat at their table. And after their long daily colloquy about how sick, sick, sick Republican voters are of the leadership of the Republican Party and how Squint's informal assay of his Republican friends backs up his theory of the unstoppability of Donald Trump in the Republican primary race, Betwixt, The Centrist Clown stepped in to repeat his assertion that the Trump Behemoth is a sign of the anger of voters...
...in Both Parties.
I encourage everyone to take every opportunity to avoid watching Morning Joe, but if you are inclined to step into your HazMat suit and wade into the sludge, the wind up starts at around the 4:00 mark (a commercial will precede the video):