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Thursday, June 04, 2020

Christmas in the trenches?

Wait, wut?

“It’s bullshit the way people grandstand for cameras in here,” [Sen. Ben] Sasse[R-NE] told the committee. “The reality is if we didn’t have cameras in this room, the discussion would be different. The Senate doesn’t work. It doesn’t diffuse the partisan tensions that are leading the country toward dissolution.”

“Ninety percent of our committees are about people trolling for soundbites,” the senator added. “That’s what actually happens. Some of us have other work to do. People can troll for soundbites whenever they want.”

Helmets peaking over the trenchline, waiting to get shot off?  Or the first two striding into no-man's land with a white flag and offering a Christmas truce?


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