The tide seems to be turning a bit this week. With COVID surging mainly in red states, Republicans suddenly seem willing to endorse vaccines. Fox hosts Steve Doocy and Sean Hannity encouraged their viewers to look into the shot. And long-time holdout and number 2 Republican in the House, Steve Scalise got his jab.
Ron DeSantis, more than any other governor in the country, has politicized mask wearing. He has regularly pointed to his state as a model for how COVID-19 should be handled.
At the same time, Florida is in the top 5 states for both total COVID deaths and cases. And right now, the virus is surging in Florida with 20% of new cases originating there.
Marjorie Taylor Greene had actually gone a few weeks without any kind of major controversy. And for the embattled Georgia congresswoman, that seemed to be too long.
During an appearance on Steve Bannon’s show on Thursday, Taylor Greene went on an extended and bigoted attack on transgender Americans warning them to stay out of prisons and rape crisis centers.
Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein has warned that Donald Trump will do anything to be reelected – even if that involves seeing the United States “go up in flames.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders dodged questions about President Trump going after African American athletes while praising NASCAR, again pretending that Trump's actions are about "pride" in our country.
"In many states, it's legal to fire someone for being gay," says Bernie Sanders - nowhere can you be fired for being Christian
Mike Huckabee grasps like a sinking man to the missteps of Ted Cruz, but even Ted Cruz could never be bad enough to save Huckabee
We have been hearing for a long time that the Religious Right is dead; demographics or not, I'll believe it when I see it lying in the road
We've been victims of holy war for decades. This just turns attention from our own women, children and poor to Muslim women, children and poor
Republicans want bombing suspect treated as enemy combatant but it's liberals who want increased government control?
The Republican Party's doldrums are likely to continue until they acknowledge reality, but there are no signs of that happening soon
Republicans, in appraising the causes for the Republican defeat in 2012, shy away from the real reasons for that defeat: the culture war
Ross Douthat, in an op-ed for the New York Times, paints President Obama as a culture warrior who ignores the economy to his own detriment