Rep. Cori Bush's hometown newspaper humiliated after saying her protest 'won't change political reality'
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) slept on the Capitol steps for three days to draw attention to the lapsing eviction moratorium, but her hometown newspaper in St. Louis thought her efforts were absurd and ".
Writing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Tuesday, the Editorial Board wrote, "While simulating homelessness on the steps of the Capitol, Bush tweeted a demand that President Joe Biden 'extend the eviction moratorium' and that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer force legislative action. It's as if she believes those three can wave their wands and magically make things better."
The problem is that is exactly what happened. Now the Post-Dispatch editorial board is being humiliated after Biden issued an executive order stopping evictions again for another two months.
One of the biggest problems is that there are billions of dollars available for landlords and renters, but very little of it has been given to those who need it. Bush said after her victory that she's headed back to the district to help people there access the funds.
Bush says she plans to go home to St. Louis to help constituents access the emergency rental assistance following t… https://t.co/HKxxQOaUkt— Bryan Lowry (@Bryan Lowry) 1628029000.0
Either way, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch should probably hold back on counting out Cori Bush.
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Hey, @stltoday did you write her off because she is a Black woman? Never mind. Don’t answer. Maybe more diversity o… https://t.co/liQWKihZ5c— Jennifer Taub (@Jennifer Taub) 1628038198.0
well, the so-called "paper of record" for st louis shows its ass yet again https://t.co/VwCKFkyXNG— Leslie 🏴🚩 ooh-kaa-chew-koo (@Leslie 🏴🚩 ooh-kaa-chew-koo) 1628039265.0
Donkey of the day material https://t.co/rcuNQ8HcOb— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1628039724.0
Incredible work from the St. Louis paper of record. https://t.co/kKRj1E4OpD— Waleed Shahid (@Waleed Shahid) 1628031128.0
Amazing timing from Rep Cori Bush’s hometown St. Louis paper https://t.co/ZSggpJSrVy— Drogon (@Drogon) 1628035510.0
“Cori Bush’s antics.” How demeaning, dismissive, & undignified a piece from St. Louis’s @PDEditorial board. This is… https://t.co/18OKK0Re7N— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@Qasim Rashid, Esq.) 1628040859.0
@PDEditorial The content here is, amazingly, even worse than the timing. The Post-Dispatch editorial board thinks t… https://t.co/UoGOBqx3ZO— Andrew Hume (@Andrew Hume) 1628037959.0
@PDEditorial Seriously, how did your editorial board form an *opinion* about how well @RepCori understands federal law— Walter Thompson (@Walter Thompson) 1628032274.0
@People4Bernie @PDEditorial Yessss, 100%! Let's all put in our support for @CoriBush! She had to sleep & freeze her… https://t.co/85GwfzDZfW— Nasim Almuntaser (@Nasim Almuntaser) 1628041458.0
@DennisPerkins5 @PDEditorial Doesn't look like she's doing too bad she helped get an an extension to the eviction moratorium.— Steve Rogers 💙 The vaccine turned me into this! (@Steve Rogers 💙 The vaccine turned me into this!) 1628030633.0
@PDEditorial Narrator: They changed political reality— Irreverent Testimony (@Irreverent Testimony) 1628038377.0
Arizona Republicans discovered what the national GOP did — there's no safe way out of Trump world: columnist
Many Arizona Republicans have made it clear they want nothing to do with the audit from the Senate GOP. But as one Washington Post columnist explained, they've gone so far down the rabbit hole, and there's no real way for them to climb out anymore.
Writing Tuesday, Phil Bump cited the New Yorker's Jane Mayer, who reported that conservative groups had been working on the so-called "election audit" idea before the election was even held.
But he keyed into a "startling and important discovery" in her piece when she points to a county official nammed is Bill Gates. He's not the Microsoft Bill Gates.
"Gates says that Karen Fann, the Arizona Senate's president, confided to him that she knew there was 'nothing to' the fraud charges," Bump said, citing the Mayer report. Fann wouldn't respond to questions about the conversation. "Nevertheless, she buckled under the political pressure and authorized a subpoena of the county's ballots, for the 'forensic audit.'"
Bump said that it's entirely possible that Fann told Gates she didn't think fraud happened but wanted to "grease the wheels" for the effort.
"But it's more likely that Fann, a member of Arizona's legislature for more than a decade, actually recognized that nothing untoward happened," Bump continued. "After all, Arizona had been trending more blue since 2004, in part thanks to its evolving demographics. That the result in 2020 was close was a continuation of that trend; in fact, the shift to the left from 2016 to 2020 was smaller than the shift from 2012 to 2016. Fann herself was elected in a district that includes parts of Maricopa. One assumes she feels pretty confident about those particular results."
Even if she did believe that there was no fraud, she's got two options, he explained. Either she can keep going with the audit and election fraud claims or she can throw up her hands and make a deal that she showed her Trump loyalty.
The problem, Bump explained, is that they have all double, triple, and quadrupled down on the conspiracy. There's no real respectable off-ramp for them anymore.
"Fann, as president of the Republicans in the Arizona Senate, would have been hard-pressed to stay quiet, so she chose to play along. Again, maybe she was lying to Gates, but it's safe to assume that she wasn't. She had little political choice but to go along with the 'review,'" said Bump.
It's the same situation that Republicans are in at the national level. They've gone so far down the road with Donald Trump that there's no real way to divorce themselves from him. They've been given every opportunity to abandon him, but each time they came crawling back. Republicans know how to navigate that path, Bump explained. The path without Trump is a "minefield."
"Whenever there's a discussion of the review in Arizona, the same conclusion emerges: Everyone knows where it is headed, but no one really knows what happens then," he closed. "For the review itself, in other words, there's no off-ramp, just this big, rickety truck rumbling forward with dashboard warning lights going unheeded. The time when this could have been averted came months ago, before the vehicle started moving. But even then, Fann and other Republicans were not offered any easy choice other than to step on the accelerator."
'Tragically nutty' Ron DeSantis hammered by Florida mayor for letting people die 'just to show off to this base'
Miami Beach mayor Dan Gelber ripped Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) Tuesday night after another day of high COVID-19 infections in the state of Florida.
Tuesday marks the third straight day in a row where the Sunshine State broke hospitalization records, and they now have more people in the hospital with COVID than they had at any time in 2020.
Speaking to CNN's Chris Cuomo, Gelber explained that it's clear that there is a huge difference: Despite the vaccinations in the state, the unvaccinated population isn't shrinking the way that it should.
Gelber laid blame for this right at the governor's feet.
"First of all, the governor needs to own up to the judgment," said Gelber. "Nobody is accusing him of not doing the things he's supposed to. He's made that part of his campaign. I mean, he has prevented us from implementing mask mandates, he's made vaccine passports illegal for folks like the cruise industry, private sector groups that want to make their customers safer. He regularly, as part of his campaign, ridicules the CDC, Dr. Fauci. I think he needs to own up to what he's doing, which is basically to do everything the opposite of what local government is doing, like me, which is trying to get our residents to first get vaccinated but also to wear masks now that the CDC says that they should inside."
Gelber went on to say that he thinks the governor has simply accepted that there will be people who die as a result of his "brazen political decision ... he's doing in order to gain some political advantage."
"And it really is sort of nutty too -- tragically nutty in a sense that -- you know, I have a kid in high school," he explained. "I want the local school board to decide whether he and his classmates have to wear masks. He's been vaccinated but others may not be. And the point is that the governor has just decided as a show of, really, just to show off to this base that he's currying favor with that he's going to just stop all local officials from having any impact on this."
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