This week in the political Twilight Zone:
Republican Senators denied the overall Senate the right to vote on a bill entitled the "Freedom to Vote Act".
The guy who told 30,000 lies is starting a social media company called "Truth Social."
In less than two hours, that guy's own account was compromised and access to the site was shut down.
Joe Manchin announces that America is at risk of becoming an entitlement society if we do too much to assist households hit hardest by Covid, unemployment and child care costs so high they can't afford to go back to work. He tells us this from the deck of his 65' luxury yacht.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is now the prime defender of the Trump tax cuts she voted against.
IncoherentBiden trended for a short while this week on Twitter, spurred on by people who think this is coherent:
- "The media's been -- some very honest, but some very dishonest. You know that, you know that. I even read a story where Mark Meadows, tough guy, he was crying. He was crying. This was a Maggie Haberman. You know she won a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of Russia, but she was wrong on Russia. So was everyone else. They should all give back their Pulitzer Prizes. In fact, it turned out that the crime was committed by the other side! The crime was not committed by this side, it was committed by the other side -- a bunch of bad people! You saw the reports coming out of over the last two weeks. They got caught! So Maggie Haberman gets a Pulitzer Prize -- she's a third-rate reporter. New York Times. And we put her name up here last week. You saw that. People thought it was a commercial. It wasn't a commercial. It was like a commercial, but it wasn't a commercial, it was just clips. And because we exposed her as being a bad reporter, what happened, is she came out and said Mark Meadows was crying, and they made it sound -- I said Mark -- and it's OK if he did, I wouldn't -- you know, look -- but I think he was crying probably uh really for the wrong reason they had it down -- but he's not a crier. And if he was -- I've known criers, could tell you people that you know that are very famous, they cry, and that's OK too. But it was a nasty story in so many ways. It was fake news."
Most Republicans, and several Congressmen seen barricading doors on Jan. 6, still describe that day as a "normal tourist visit" and stand in the way of Congressional investigations because there's nothing to see here. "But her emails ..."
Maybe next week things will make sense.