I was going to do a political post (something new and original), so I started scanning the headlines, saw a couple things and remembered immediately we are in the middle of the stupid season. A quick rundown of today’s idiocy:
1.) Ross Douthat thinks Obama and MSNBC are to blame should he be impeached because he is making the Republicans do it to save the Republic. We’ll file that in the “I only beat you because I love you” category.
2.) Meanwhile, on planet Earth (sort of), Steve King restated that he wants to impeach Obama still and Juan Williams chewed out the Heritage CEO for creating a group of white men who just want to impeach Obama. I’m sure Bishop Douthat will update his column.
3.) Republicans, after screaming about immigration for months managed to not do anything about immigration in Congress. Media silence.
4.) Liz Cheney is very upset that Obama noted that her daddy tortured people, notsomuch that, you know, her daddy tortured people.
5.) In other news, our “closest” ally in the Middle East allegedly spied on John Kerry during the peace talks, and then yesterday bombed another school shelter housing refugees, creating some more collateral damage in the form of dead Palestinians. The State Department condemned the act and stated they were “appalled,” so I am sure by tomorrow the usual suspects in the Democratic party will be condemning the admin for insufficient support. I’m looking at you Chuck Schumer.
On the upside, the IDF even offered a generous 7 hour ceasefire for humanitarian reasons so displaced Palestinians can return to their homes. Where they can presumably be bombed.
Really, this is just a crappy month and always is. So far the Palestinians and the immigrants are taking the blunt of the spasmodic rage from the wingnuts, giving the Blahs and the gays the summer off. So there is that.