Crooked Media - What A Day: Protest protest too much

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
BY BRIAN BEUTLER & CROOKED MEDIA

 -Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), the man with dinner plans

Public support for the Supreme Court has collapsed, and Republicans are hiding their extreme abortion views behind fake opposition to peaceful protests. Naturally Democrats have seized this golden opportunity to go on the offensive by siding with Republicans in defense of the Integrity Of The Judiciary.

Ridiculous as that is, Republicans have had some success working media refs. 

  • The Washington Post editorial board, for instance, raced to condemn the protesters, and stipulated to the existence of an “independent judiciary” that is “controlled, evidence-based and rational,” while making no mention of years-long, successful GOP theft of the courts for the express purpose of criminalizing abortion.
     
  • The credulous press coverage of the GOP’s fake peaceful-protest outrage might be downstream of Democrats who raced to validate the false panic. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki alluded to "violence, threats, or vandalism," even though none of those things happened, and affirmed that "judges perform an incredibly important function in our society. Senate Democrats streamlined legislation beefing up security for justices through the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer struck a more sensible note on Tuesday, noting "If protests are peaceful, yes. My house, there's protests three, four times a week outside my house."
No one knows what the future holds. But if Democrats truly believe, as they claim, that Republicans will rue the day the court overturned Roe, then they shouldn’t also try to tap down on the backlash when it materializes. They can’t increase the salience of the GOP’s horrific abortion agenda by trying to dial down the volume of pro-abortion protests, and dial up the volume of GOP deflections. 
On the latest episode of Crooked History, Ben Rhodes takes us back in time to track Vladimir Putin's rise to power in Russia and how his bend toward authoritarianism has led to the devastating and brutal invasion of Ukraine. Watch all new episodes of Crooked History on the Crooked Media YouTube Channel or head over to crooked.com/crooked-history to learn more.

Evidence of collapsing Russian morale, both in the field of battle and among its political leaders, keeps piling up. The latest: U.S. intelligence officials say Russian troops fighting in the Donbas region of Ukraine have begun either disobeying or slow-walking orders. At the same time, in Russia, four regional governors, politically subservient to the Kremlin, announced their resignations simultaneously, three of which took effect immediately. We can only speculate as to why, but whether they resigned in response to the invasion, or because Moscow forced them out in response to deteriorating economic and political conditions stemming from the invasion, it’s the invasion stupid. Nevertheless, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines testified Tuesday that the U.S. assesses Putin is prepared for a “prolonged conflict” in Ukraine, both within the Donbas region, and elsewhere.

Absent federal action, somewhere between five- and 14-million people will likely lose their Medicaid coverage when the government stops deeming COVID-19 a public-health emergency, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis. At the outset of the pandemic, Congress established a continuous-enrollment requirement, which prohibited states from removing people from their Medicaid rolls, and financed the increased costs to those states by increasing federal matching funds for Medicaid by a significantly larger amount than states incurred due to their larger enrollments. As of now, the government plans to end the public-health emergency in mid July, after which both the continuous-enrollment requirement and the enhanced matching funds would quickly disappear. At that point millions of people who no longer meet Medicaid enrollment criteria would lose their coverage. Many of them would presumably now qualify for other forms of insurance (either through new employers, or the Affordable Care Act) but analysts were unable to estimate how many would be able to find new coverage, and and how many would remain uninsured.

 

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Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), who opposes abortion, will support the Women’s Health Protection Act, “in light of the leaked Supreme Court decision draft overturning Roe v. Wade, and subsequent reports that Republicans in the House and Senate will introduce legislation to enact a nationwide six-week ban.”

President Biden is considering lifting the Trump tariffs contributing to inflation.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) laid bare the GOP’s extreme abortion-criminalization agenda on the Senate floor

Justice Samuel Alito’s neighbors gave reporters covering protests outside his house wine and cheese.

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