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It is extremely rare that I come across an article that I think explains a point of view with more clarity and poignancy than I ever could. The article indicated below, however, more than clears that bar.
I have long assumed that the oblivious march toward an alternative reality, wherein experts are disparaged in favor of “hold my beer” jackasses who lie freely about the state of our country and no-one cares because it’s what they want to hear, was unstoppable. I figured by the time America got the other side of this particular phase of ass-hattery I would be long gone.
But the dumpster fire that is the POTUS handling of the coronavirus pandemic may yet finally be the demise of this unfettered obtusity. Despite what certain “news” sources have been insisting for years, it turns out that, actually, you can’t make your own facts. Really.
“Republicans like me built this moment. Then we looked the other way.”
-Stuart Stevens The Washington Post, March 3, 2020.
For those running up against a paywall, here is an associated article that liberally quotes the above that you can read for free:
“The GOP Principles That Paved the Way For Massive Suffering”
-Nancy LeTourneau Washington Monthly, March 23, 2020