Deadly clown convention

It was fascinating to watch the dueling headlines yesterday. Two wildly different realities were competing for our collective attention.

On the one hand, there was an historic turnabout in legislative power. Where the Republicans had dominated the Federal government, suddenly the Democrats were in control of the Senate, as well as the House of Representatives and the presidency.

Yet the competing narrative, based entirely on a fake narrative, ended up pushing reality right off the front page. For several hours, a sort of deadly clown convention grabbed the attention of an astonished and mortified world.

And the head clown, the one who called the circus into town in the first place, didn’t even have the courage to show up. Sad.

Hopefully the side show is now over, and grown-ups can get on with the serious business of cleaning up the mess we are now in. Unfortunately that may take a while, considering that this mess has been in the making for four years.

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