Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to run hard in the Beltway Bubble/David Brooks/Meet the Press/Joe Scarborough primary:
Of course, as we out here in the Real World know perfectly well (and as I may have mentioned once or twice or 5000 times over the past 14 years) our political climate has been irreversibly wrecked by the Republican Party for at least the next generation, at this point the very best we can hope for is to contain their madness and mitigate the damage they can do. Which means the rest of us in the not-crazy majority need to start running hard against the entire Republican party as an entity and stop wasting our limited time and energy pretending that figuring out the Trump voter is some great mystery, and that once we crack their code and begin communicating with them in their native language something something "Bipartisanship!"In New Hampshire, Joe Biden predicts that once President Trump is out of office, Republicans will have “an epiphany” and work with Democrats toward consensus.— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 14, 2019
As we out here in the Real World know perfectly well here, there is no hope of salvaging the tens of millions of reprogrammable Republican meatbags who sincerely believe that people like you and me are Marxist nitwit social justice mobsters, climate charlatans and race hustlers who are completely divorced from reality. That damage is done and it will be fucking up our politics for decades to come.
What the rest of us can do is demand that our candidates and our media stop insulting our intelligence and trying to curry favor with a nonexistent Center, gutless "independents" and a few dozen Never Trumpers by lying about what a dungheap of bigots and imbeciles the Republican Party actually is and how exactly it got that way.
Behold, a Tip Jar!