Democratic lawmakers flanked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in front of the House of Representatives in order to promote the passing of a gun bill that will do some good things, but nowhere near what needs to be done. Unfortunately, as the protesters in front of them should have clued them into, the Supreme Court announced the whole no-one-has-reproductive-rights anymore thing, so Pelosi and her House Democrats had to consider that their audience was not there for what seems like a very minor victory in a skirmish where we are clearly losing the war.
So what did they decide to do? Associated Press Washington, D.C., correspondent Farnoush Amiri tweeted out a video of these House Democrats, maybe three dozen, standing like a choir on the steps of the House, singing “God Bless America.” What. The. Fuck? The responses from Democratic voters and progressives is thunderous in its frustration with this absolutely incoherent piece of political theater.
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God bless America? What. The. Fuck????
It’s really just profoundly unfortunate. If you are going to play politics you have to be able to do it better than this because right now, at this time, with all of the polling telling you that what you are doing politically ain’t working, this performance comes across exactly like this.
What’s the takeaway?
There’s a fight for our lives and the Democratic Party’s leadership needs to step up or step away. The Republicans that you have had drinks with for decades are not your friends and musical theater is an important art but it isn’t the solution to the problems we face in our government.
Correction: When first published, the story placed the event on the steps of the Supreme Court. The event took place on the steps of the House of Representatives.
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