January 16, 2017

It was not a good weekend for the Republican establishment.

Trump couldn't help himself stepping in his own ego regarding John Lewis and Saturday Night Live.

It looks like Friday's Inauguration will be dwarfed by Saturday's Women's March on Washington.

And there were big, huge, noisy, popular, peaceful, and committed protests across the country in defense of the Affordable Care Act.

What's a corporate Republican media outlet like Morning Joe gonna do?

Both-Sider Harold Ford Junior to the rescue!

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Harold, these poor Republicans in the House are getting pulled by one side and Bernie Sanders talking that if Republicans think they'll be able to do this, they have another thing coming. Now Donald trump is also warning the Republicans in the house, you better follow me. You better provide universal health insurance for everybody or else. I think this is going to -- this is shaping up to be a pretty extraordinary fight.

HAROLD FORD JR: If you listen to the beginning of what Bernie Sanders said, he said a few Republicans want to improve Obamacare, which you could find an ally in Donald Trump in that regard. Donald Trump's remarks remind people that he ran not as a traditional Republican as said around this table numerous times but the imperfect vessel that represents the middle of the country, and the majority of people consider themselves independents more so than Democrat or Republican. This issue will test the President-elect.

I guess Harold Ford Junior took some sort of PILL that made him forget this guy:

As a better writer than I once noted:

Every time I have seen Harold Ford Jr. on teevee, he has opened his pie hole and nothing but vapid, Centrist tripe comes drizzling out. Every time. Without fail. A mouthful of simple, declarative Nothing, regurgitating whatever the Beltway Common Wisdom was five minutes ago, urped up on command. ...

Harold Ford Junior's job is to dutifully say what his corporate owners want him to say, and it is a job he performs to a fault. So tomorrow, or next week, or two weeks from now, expect the Very Serious Harold Ford Junior to rise once again from the Graveyard of the Dunces and show up on a teevee near you.

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