The Babylon Bee reports, you decide:
How veddy, veddy Deplorable!
The indispensable Titania McGrath — a conservative pranking the left — reports from the United Kingdom in the aftermath of Boris Johnson’s beat-down of Labour:
‘Not one shred of humanity’ (!!!)
Cry “racism,” of course! Statement of the Democratic Socialists of America, which endorsed Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labourites:
Over the last several months, DSA has not been merely watching the Labour campaign — we have been deeply invested in it, with our members and leaders doing everything they can to support our comrades in the UK. We understand that the fates of our two countries, and of the international working class, are inextricably linked.
We wish today’s results had been different, and we stand in deep and unconditional solidarity with the working class — with the women, queer people, people of color, immigrants, disabled people, and marginalized people — of Britain, who will be hurt daily by the policies of the Tory government. It is not lost on us that Brexit was a major factor in this election, and that xenophobia, Islamophobia, and racism have served as blunt tools in the hands of the Tories.
Labour’s loss does not mean that socialist politics are unpopular or unnecessary in this moment. Rather, this loss reflects the ongoing erosion of democracy at the hands of the ruling class … our opposition has power, a stranglehold on the media, and not one shred of humanity.
We’ll take ‘Or both’ Alex, for $50
The New York Times says Americans are asking what…
… Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s landslide victory meant for them: Was it a good omen for President Trump’s re-election chances in 2020, a cautionary tale for Democrats — or both?
Finally, this admission from the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd:
The inspector general’s report about the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation offered a hideous Dorian Gray portrait of the once-vaunted law enforcement agency. As Charlie Savage wrote in The Times, the report uncovered “a staggeringly dysfunctional and error-ridden process.” The F.B.I. run by Comey and McCabe was sloppy, deceitful and cherry-picking — relying on nonsense spread by Christopher Steele.
And at least one Democrat, Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, plans to switch to Republican in disgust at impeachment.