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Author: Raine    Date: 04/12/2021 12:57:28

Opening up tabs to find something of value is tough today. The stupid is strong this Monday morning. It's hard to take anything the GQP does or says seriously anymore.

We once could discuss important policy differences. Now that idea (even if just on paper) is fairly impossible because the elected officials of that party have willfully been reduced to making idiotic statements like this:

He's really misrepresenting what the article (that he posted) actually is conveying.
The president is not doing cable news interviews. Tweets from his account are limited and, when they come, unimaginably conventional. The public comments are largely scripted. Biden has opted for fewer sit down interviews with mainstream outlets and reporters. He’s had just one major press conference — though another is coming — and prefers remarks straight to camera for the marquee moments. The White House is leaning more heavily on Cabinet officials to reach the audiences that didn’t tune into his latest Rose Garden event.

It’s the Hippocratic Oath for engagement with the fourth estate. And if it means criticism from the press and opponents about Biden’s availability, so be it.

“Our communications strategy is based on innovation in the digital space, flooding the zone in regional and coalitions press, and effectively using traditional national media. He's the president, he's got a lot on his plate. We have people fanning out every single day across different media to amplify his message,” deputy communications director Kate Berner told POLITICO. “We don’t let his schedule be a limiting factor for us. We use the Cabinet, they're experts in their field. They also have audiences that they can uniquely speak to.”

During the campaign, the Biden team sold themselves as a return to calm. Their commitment to that pledge since taking office makes clear that it wasn’t just a show for voters but an actual strategy. It is a head-spinning departure from four years of President Donald Trump, who was his own surrogate and aspiring assignment editor, tweeting changes to policy and taking the typically adversarial relationship with the press to a full-on war.
You see, Senator Cornyn is hoping his constituents didn't read the actual source which gives the context. That's not a policy difference -- it's purposefully misleading. He's not just spreading misinformation, he's creating it. These days he's not an outlier -- it's mainstream within his party. Look at any number of them. I won't name names as I don't want to inadvertently leave deserving misinformationalists off the list.

How can there be bipartisanship with elected officials when one party wants policy and the other is just pretending to be politically serious? There can't, sadly. For the GQP There is no policy, it's all performative and it is exhausting.



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