The Republicans are Lucy and We are Charlie Brown

by: Brent Smith

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It appears that the Republicans are showing their soft underside again. And it is also evident that very few of them have learned a thing from the last 3-1/2 years of the Trump presidency – namely how to fight back and do it publically without concern of voter “backlash.” Which of course never comes, as we’ve learned from the president.

Christopher Bedford at the Federalist writes that, beyond a bi-partisan agreement to provide free coronavirus testing, “Washington politicians appear poised to fail the country once again, agreeing Friday evening to a one-sided and partisan coronavirus bill disguised as compromise. It’s not a shock to any conservatives in Washington and probably isn’t surprising to Republican voters either. They’re used to betrayal.”

Oh, the Republicans always start out gangbusters, as they did this past Friday, proposing aid packages for struggling small businesses in the form of no-interest loans and a rollback of the payroll tax. Predictably, the dems did what they do – introduced a package of giveaways to extend the welfare state.

But as predictably as the Sun rising, the dems got virtually everything on their wish list and Republicans got bupkis. read more