It’s Not Meant To Make Sense

I don’t understand why reporters and pundits take Republicans and right wing propaganda outlets seriously anymore—nothing they say is real, and they believe in none of it, to boot.

Here’s an example:  a Minnesota state legislator who says that because he doesn’t know anyone who is hungry, hunger does not exist in his state:

Object permanence, anyone?

Last week I wrote about most Americans thinking that being “woke” means that you are a decent person and showed there is polling to back that up. Has that stopped the GOP from continuing to push its nonsense? Nope.

“Woke” is the only hammer the increasingly desperate GOP has and, as a result, everything looks like a nail. This week the nail is the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. I’m not going to go through any of that because in the end, the right wing response to it is so stupid that it deserves only mockery. The circus is in town and I’m going to get a ringside seat.

The ringmaster of the current GOP circus is this guy I had never heard of prior to the Republicans taking over the House and now I can’t wait until I never have to hear from him again, James Comer:

The second ring features the wingnut wing of the Wall Street Journal—its editorial page—putting the same nonsense in writing with yet more what are supposed to be damning details:

The push to make financial matters “woke” has been going on for a while. Inexplicably a few months ago the WV state treasurer followed me on Twitter. This is the kind of stuff he is obsessed with:

If woke banks are new to you, then you probably haven’t heard about the GOP’s fight against “ESG”, so here’s a quick recap:

The Senate voted Wednesday to overturn a Labor Department rule allowing retirement plans to consider environmental, social and governance factors when making investment decisions, following a similar vote by House Republicans on Tuesday. It sets the stage for a potential first veto by President Joe Biden.

Critics say ESG investments allocate money based on political agendas, such as a drive against climate change, rather than on earning the best returns for savers. They say ESG is just the latest example of the world trying to get “woke.”

The ESG industry, meanwhile, says it helps highlight companies that may be riskier than traditional investing guidelines alone might suggest. That could lead to more stable, safer returns for savers. It also says using an ESG lens could help investors find better, more profitable opportunities.

ESG has become popular across a wide range of investors, from smaller-pocketed regular people to pension funds responsible for the retirements of millions of workers.

And yes, in the end it’s once again about using the government to force or bar people from investing their money as they please. It’s all ridiculous and there’s no need to learn any more about it because it’s “sound and fury signifying nothing”.

I’ll close with the best example of how empty all of this is:  Ron Desantis did an interview with FOX over the weekend where Brian Kilmeade asked him a bunch of softball questions while they…tossed a ball back and forth:

None of it means anything or makes sense. Talking Heads can take it from here:

One thought on “It’s Not Meant To Make Sense

  1. Well, it was either going to be “softball” questions or “Mickey Mouse” questions.

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