If journalismers are going to ask dumb, unserious questions, they should be taken as unseriously as the reporter you are about to see. Our government is going to shut down if Congress doesn't do... I don't know, whatever they have to do by 11:59 PM tonight to prevent a shutdown. Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) was asked if he supported the shutdown.
But not just any shutdown.
"Do you support Trump’s call to shut down the government?"
You see right away it's being framed around White House talking point. This isn't the first time there has been a shutdown threat. We've been seeing them since Clinton/Gingrich. But because
wants to frame any criticism around alleged "MAGA extremism" and Trump went on another of his angry rants on TruthSocial, it is now the "Trump" shutdown.
Rep. Burchett didn't take the bait. He was distracted.
My man. Really? John Fetterman has better fashion sense than this.
It wasn't a scorcher in DC this week. You could have worn slacks or full khakis like a big boy would. OR, white socks with sneakers. There should be a rule of thumb. If you are not old enough to leave the house without your mother dressing you, you are not old enough to be asking questions of elected officials. Not that a twelve-year-old wouldn't ask better questions than most adult corporate journalismers.
As for the pending shutdown?
I've got the Bills vs. the Dolphins, Bryan Danielson vs. Zack Sabre Jr., and my nephew's birthday to worry about. This also feels like the elvenentieth shutdown scare I've been alive for. In every instance, America was fine. Worst case scenario is that the federal government shuts down for a few weeks and most Americans don't notice if they shut off cable news.
As for the Americans who are marginally interested, I'll just leave this here:
Enjoy the weekend!
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