Winning requires a will to win. It’s one thing to be unable to win or incapable of winning. It’s quite another to refuse to win. For months now, we have had the ability and capacity to defeat COVID-19 in the United States. But ignorance, hubris, groundless scare tactics and raw political partisanship and pandering have left a smoldering COVID ember that now threatens to re-erupt into another five-alarm fire, this time fueled by a much more transmissible and virulent variant. Inexcusable. “There are none so blind as those who will not see”? Yes. And let me add, “There are no bigger losers than those who refuse to win.”
Then there’s “denial” of the obvious. Ron Johnson is a grandstanding demagogue. And that’s not “bullshit.” Is it hot in here?
But to be fair, Johnson will never equal Marjorie Taylor Greene. “Medical Brown Shirts”? “Puke” is inadequate.
Look, I’m not fearless. Only idiots are fearless. I freely admit to being terrified by those flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz and by Liza Minelli. (“Make it go away, Mommy!”) But for the life of me I don’t understand why anyone would be afraid of Donald Trump, particularly at the expense of their integrity.
There are various reports that Kevin McCarthy now plans to nominate his allocation of five House Republicans to the select committee that will investigate the January 6 armed insurrection at the Capitol. Republicans are not exactly lining up to volunteer. Why? Even they know the truth. They just don’t like the truth. They now don’t even believe in the concept of truth.
That’s why we do Radically Rational. Facts exist. Facts matter.
I invite you to flip over to today’s Sports Blog. Things that make you go, “Hmmmm.”