They're attacking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and ... Liz Cheney?
The GOP has a woman voter problem. Recent polls show Donald Trump and his Republican stooges losing young women, perhaps permanently. Black women have never had time for their sorry asses, but college-educated white women have started to wise up since Trump took office. Even white working-class women are sneaking a peek at Joe Biden.
So, how does the GOP solve a problem like Maria and several million other women? They're gonna double down and behave like misogynistic assholes! Look, we don't care if they throw this election, so long as they lose big.
Monday, Republican House Rep. Ted Yoho approached Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as she was about to enter the Capitol to cast a vote. He called her “disgusting," which is harsh, but maybe she was eating a sloppy sandwich while texting with grease-stained fingers. I hate that. No, it turns out she'd expressed an opinion.
During a campaign event where she literally handed out food to hungry people, Ocasio-Cortez suggested like the radical commie she is that economic conditions might influence crime rates. Whoa, hold off on the quarantine boilermakers, congresswoman! Bartender, heal thyself.
Oh no, Peter Navarro has gone ROGUE!
Who gave White House trade adviser Peter Navarro the go-ahead to publish a scathing op-ed about how Dr. Anthony Fauci is wrong about everything? That's a gripping stumper of a mystery with only one suspect: Donald Trump. Oh, let's throw an “allegedly" in there to be on the safe side, but c'mon, it's Donald Trump. Allegedly. But really, it's Trump. Allegedly.
Navarro is a well-documented crank with no medical expertise, but he declared Dr. Fauci a big dummy who's been wrong on everything.
From Navarro's cranky crappy "op-ed" type thing in USA Today:
In late January, when I was making the case on behalf of the president to take down the flights from China, Fauci fought against the president's courageous decision — which might well have saved hundreds of thousands of American lives
USA Today kept this paragraph, which is a lie, but includes a link debunking the libel: Fauci was an early advocate for travel restrictions when it made sense and was more than just reflexive xenophobia.
When I warned in late January in a memo of a possibly deadly pandemic, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was telling the news media not to worry.
Peter Navarro did write a memo. Good for him. Did the fucking president of the United States see it? Dr. Fauci doesn't form coronavirus task forces. That's the president, and Trump didn't bother to do so until February. He also repeatedly downplayed the threat of the virus, even saying at his hate rallies that the media coverage of it was a “Democrat hoax" meant to hurt him.
Of course, this is a lie by omission too. Every time Fauci said not to worry at that moment, he also said things could change at any moment.
It's Your Sunday Rundown!
The Trump Administration is what happens when hubris, nepotism, corruption, incompetence and pure self-interest love each other very much and decide to make a baby. A perfect example is Secretary Of Education Betsy DeVos. We have written a lot about DeVos's hate, greed and incompetence. But if you are somehow not familiar with how bad she really is, here's some from her confirmation hearing:
Of course that wasn't the only time our secretary Of Education couldn't answer basic questions, as we also have her disastrously 2018 "60 Minutes" appearance, which was roundly mocked by late night comedians:
If you think DeVos has gotten any smarter or better at answering tough questions, you are wrong.
DeVos made appearances this weekend on CNN's "State of The Union" and "Fox News Sunday." Since DeVos gave the same canned answers in both interviews, we'll mainly focus on her infuriating appearance on CNN.
Why are men?
Since 2016, the Sleeping Giants social media activist organization has gone after the advertisers sponsoring websites and television shows that encourage hate or are hosted by serial sexual harassers. They create campaigns asking social media users to write to advertisers telling them that they won't buy their products if they advertise on these shows or websites, and those campaigns have been extremely effective. They led to Bill "Falafel Thing" O'Reilly getting kicked off the air, finally, and to Breitbart losing 90 percent of its advertisers.
Alas, it turns out that the organization had some problems of its own. Nandini Jammi, the marketing expert who cofounded Sleeping Giants with copywriter Matt Rivitz and ran the Facebook side of the operation while he ran the Twitter account, is leaving, saying — and providing a whole lot of evidence for the fact — that Rivitz gaslighted her, sidelined her, and took credit for her work. Oh boy, is that ever ... not particularly surprising.
In a post on Medium on Thursday, Jammi detailed her experience working at Sleeping Giants, how she and Rivitz came together to collaborate on the project, and his eventual insistence that he be the face of the organization, even suggesting in interviews that she was merely a "helper."