I had vainly hoped that the fight over Obamacare might at least knock the incredibly toxic Big Lie of Both Siderism back on its heels for awhile.
After all, not since the shelling began at Fort Sumter has the contrast between America's major political parties been this stark and clear.
Because for all their flaw and follies, Democrats -- under the leadership of a calm, intelligent, humane and courageous man -- fought an uphill battle for years against premeditated, lockstep Republican sabotage and obstruction all the way to the Supreme Court to deliver affordable health care to tens of millions of vulnerable Americans. While Republicans -- who have worked diligently for decades to harness the forces of ignorance, bigotry and paranoia to serve their depraved agenda -- are fighting like wild dogs to take affordable health care away from tens of millions of vulnerable Americans because that is what the ignorant, bigoted and dangerously delusional con man they elected president promised them one million times he would do.
But of course, there is no triumph so exhilarating or tragedy so heartbreaking or betrayal so one-sided and cruel that America's Pundit Elite will not pulverize it and decontextualize it --
Why people hate politics, explained in less than a minutehttps://t.co/wSUDoRIkjg pic.twitter.com/EIr6y6KQcm— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) May 4, 2017
-- and then simply fucking lie it about --
-- until they have reduced it to the simple, gray, Both Siderist glop that is all they are capable of digesting or extruding.
Yes, that is former "Meet the Press" embarrassment David Gregory, who now writes books that no one reads, fiddled around with a podcast that he apparently lost interest in, and must share crowded panels on cable teevee with various 3rd tier pundits and creepy Trump Juggalos where he says things like...
"Our president is much more moderate and pragmatic on this issue"
"One of the biggest mistakes of Obamacare was passing it on a party-line vote, and not getting real buy-in when it came to implementation and ownership around the country."
...just to earn his daily bread.
He used to dine with kings and dance with Roves, people!
O Tempora! O Mores!