We’ve moved into crazy town, with President Biden, who cannot get Congress or even his own Democratic Congressional caucus to back continued aid to
“This package would send the signal that Congress has not only turned its back on the rest of the world, but it risked the safety and security of the American people,” a humanitarian coalition said in a statement.
“This is so grotesque,” said epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves. “Members of Congress (and White House staff) have full access to good masks (and I bet tests too!). The little people—meaning the rest of us—are on our own.”
A couple of decades ago, I complained to a Hill colleague, “It (Congress) can’t get any worse than this.” How wrong I was.Based on my experience and outlook, I offer the following observations.Autocrats rule There has evolved a highly centralized, autocratic system in the House and Senate that tolerates meaningful dissent from independently minded legislators in only the rarest and most unique circumstances