I’ve never been a big Jake Tapper fan. As a champion grudge-holder, I’m still mad about him calling Fox News a “sister” network and being a supercilious prick when he publicly busted President Obama for sneaking cigarettes behind Michelle Obama’s back. But to give credit where it’s due, Tapper has adjusted to the Republican Party’s descent into madness better than many of his MSM colleagues. Case in point:
“President Trump won this election, so everyone who’s listening, do not be quiet.”
— same exact guy https://t.co/vZNf8ne8dH
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 12, 2021
He’s right. Sleazy arch-toady McCarthy did say that on Frau Ingraham’s TV show back in November, laying the groundwork for the insurrection. Then in early January, with the memory of the murderous mob’s hot breath still on his neck, McCarthy blamed Trump for winding up the rioters and sending them down Pennsylvania Avenue (which he did). Then McCarthy slunk off to Disgraceland to kiss the orange ring, and who knows, he might now be obliged to arrange another trip south to expiate the sin of NOT lying about the election outcome today.
Next, it will be, “Insurrection? What insurrection?” Some Republicans are already there.
Anyhoo, the media loves talking about Papaya Pinochet every bit as much as we hate hearing TFG’s accursed name, but maybe it’s good that they’re latching onto the opportunity to insert Hair Furor into the conversation in this context. Repubs in disarray stories are better than Dems in disarray stories.
Also, I suspect there’s no limit to the abuse Republican voters will take from the GOP officials they return to office; their gluttony for punishment seems insatiable, as long as they know people they hate are suffering more. But maybe some of the remaining non-cultists in the GOP who are watching their elected officials lash themselves to the mast of a twice-impeached, two-time popular vote loser who lost both chambers on the way out will get a fucking clue. Probably not! But better this than a united opposition rallying around something more worthy, like genital warts.