Rigged.-– Trump Republicans believe their country has gone to hell in a handbasket. However, they also believe Donald Trump could never have lost an election to Joe Biden except by means of a massive conspiracy. In a sense, their paranoia is understandable: It is true that Trump would seem the most natural and likely winner of any election held in a country gone to hell in a handbasket. So what happened? Perhaps the Democrats found a fruitcake slightly better suited to the particular kind of hell to which America’s handbasket has gone.
Old news.-– The Republican Party believes the federal debt ceiling is a sacred trust to be defended to the death (i.e., to the next backroom deal) whenever Democrats hold the balance of power. When Republicans hold the balance of power, the debt ceiling is for sissies. But that well-known hypocrisy never stops tens of millions of Americans who would identify themselves as “fiscal conservatives” from voting for McConnell’s Ponzi scheme, election in and election out — even to the point of falling for his most transparent shell game ever, President Donald Trump.
Buckley redux.— Calling the first two thousand people in the Boston telephone directory! Calling the first two thousand people in the Boston telephone directory! (Do they still make telephone directories? Do they still make people?)