posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie
"The Squad" are huge winners. This is yet another meaningless event that has garnered them huge amounts of attention. Good or bad, attention is what they want. Attention is exactly what they got. I know Trump loves to hear his name like no one else, but did he have to created a crisis using these four? It gives "The Squad" way more relevance than it deserves.
I'd even go so far as to say that the attention they got was a net positive. They came out looking like people who had been inaccurately bullied without breaking down. It was definitely a more positive moment than their actual performances have warranted.
posted by like_that
Political theater. Just be happy they are bickering about stupid shit like this and not passing stupid ass laws that will affect us.
This. AND the fact that it's all really pretty entertaining.
Politics is like the first reality television that I've been able to truly enjoy. I think it's because there's actual gravitas to it all.
posted by CenterBHSFan
Blue Dogs already do that. They swing it to the left, they swing it to the right...
Sounds like John Holmes running for office.
posted by gut
How far we've come from 2012 when they laughed at Romney for calling Russia our greatest threat (but IMO it's still China).
I still think about this all the time. Everyone mocked him. Both sides. Republicans thought it was a bad look. Democrats knew it was. Yet here we are, seven years later, and he looks insightful.
posted by iclfan2
Right on cue Omar and Tlaib put forth a pro-BDS bill today, and compared boycotting Israel today like boycotting Nazi Germany. Lol ok.
Fuck's sake. Can we stop treating EVERYTHING we don't like as though it's an adequate parallel to Nazis or Hitler already? I'm not even "pro-Israel" in the geopolitical sense, but dear lord, this is ridiculous.