Associate Editor of C&L. Executive Producer of The Professional Left Podcast. On staff at Crooks and Liars since 2007. Master's degree from Harvard Divinity School. Happy wife of Driftglass. Mother of three geniuses. Obsessive knitter.
Joni Earnst gets credit for actually travelling her state and meeting face-to-face with her constituents. My Republican Congressman, Rodney Davis of IL-13, doesn't "believe" in town halls. Yeah. But she can't have expected that her comments would lead to derisive laughter right there in the middle of rural Iowa. Earnst was asked her opinion of Donald Trump's latest total embarrassment, the "shithole" comment on immigration.
Sen. Joni Earnst in Red Oak, Iowa, tells her constituents that Trump has great relations with other countries. Her answer to "which countries" gets a burst of laughter from the audience.
It appears to be Mike Pence's job to sit there. He sits there while Donald Trump says "shithole countries," and he sits there while a pastor tells a congregation that that comment was racist and shameful. Only when he has to praise Trump to the skies in a cabinet meeting does he actually take a stand on anything. So much for your good Christian background, Mike.
But is it the FOX News Effect? If so, say so. Stuart Varney gets paid ten million dollars a year to convince certain Whites they are the victims and the needy are lazy moochers who shouldn't complain because they have refrigerators and microwaves. https://twitter.com/Maria_Hinojosa/status/953274833692917760
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