Constantly Interrupting Your Female Opponent While Trying To Recover Your Ever-Shrinking Suburban Woman Voter Pool Seems Like Bad Politics, But You Know, You Do You, VP.
|Amy Widdowson||Oct 8, 2020||3|
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Hey, folks. I promise you I tried to watch this debate live, I did. Because nothing makes me happier than seeing Senator Harris do, well, anything.
But the interrupting. My GOD, the interrupting. I feel like women around the country felt it deep in their bones when Senator Harris said “Mr. Vice President, I'm speaking,” in a line that birthed a thousand Slack reaction gifs. So after a few minutes, I turned off the TV and followed the debate via Twitter, which is a totally normal and healthy way to follow an event in real time, do not @ me.
Because watching the incident in which a radical leftist fly perched on Pence’s head for two minutes via Twitter reactions was awesome. As a result, I demand that the social media and merchandise rapid response teams get alllll the raises for the following:
(Yes, that is a “Truth Over Flies” swatter that was up in the Biden Harris merch store yesterday evening.)
And if anything represents this entire evening any better, I’d like to read it: Rick Santorum interrupts Gloria Borger to claim Mike Pence never interrupted Kamala Harris.
But there’s other stuff happening too!
The Trump administration changed rules to an art contest sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to require the art celebrate “our waterfowl hunting heritage” and “must also include appropriate waterfowl hunting-related accessories or elements,” so now every piece has spent shotgun shells, duck calls, or other reminders of hunting. Because, of course.
Sarah Kliff is one of the best health reporters out there, and her breakdown of how much Trump’s medical care would cost the average American should be required reading by anyone who opposes universal healthcare.
Don’t forget, the White House is now itself a coronavirus hot spot: 34 people connected to White House, more than previously known, infected by coronavirus: Internal FEMA memo
The New England Journal Of Medicine has joined the chorus of scientific voices calling for the rejection of the Trump administration, saying “We don't have the right leaders for this epidemic.”
This column from Bloomberg hit me right in the feels: Where's the Sympathy for Lonely Young People? because I cannot imagine what my 20s would have resembled in quarantine. So reach out to a 20-something you know, why don’t you?
And finally, you can blame friend of the Missive Colin for sending something in you can never unsee (potentially NSFW link): a Sexy Mail-in Ballot costume. Welp humanity, we had a nice go, but I think we should pack it all in.
Y’all are great. Be kind to each other, wear your masks, and do one thing today to help elect Biden/Harris in November.