If you are not a supporter of President Trump, odds are you don’t like his Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She officially replaced the cantankerous, Sean Spicer last month. As White House Press Secretary, she has the responsibility to share information about the administration and answer questions for the press corps – frequently about controversial or outrageous statements perpetrated by her boss. Watching her field questions without emotion about Charlottesville or rationalize Trump’s threat to shutdown the government if congress doesn’t fund his ridiculous border wall can make you want to pull your hair out of your head, but at the same time I can’t help but recognize her skill and discipline. Just as watching Tom Brady in the Super Bowl incites in me the simultaneous emotions of anger and admiration, I am conflicted watching Huckabee Sanders. I’m not saying she is as good as Tom Brady, but the woman never breaks a sweat and manages a hostile press corps like a trip to the salon. Only God knows if she truly believes what she says, but I am not offended watching someone do his or her job – especially if s/he does it well. Make no mistake, I hope Trumps fails at his effort to build a border wall as he did with his attempt to repeal health care, but I have no doubt that when it happens, Sarah Huckabee Sanders won’t miss a beat.
Inflation has impacted all of us. The price of almost everything has spiked faster and harder than at any time since the 80s. Few things can obliterate a modern economy more than out-of-control inflation.
For most people, there is little upside to writing about the January 6th hearings, but as you probably know by now, I don’t worry about those things. We all must stand for something. The hearings have almost everyone taking sides before a single witness is called. Democrats believe that the events of January 6th were a calculated effort to undermine our democracy by demolishing two of the most sacred tenants of our nation, free elections, and the peaceful transition of power.
Most people consider themselves either a conservative or a liberal. I think if we forget political parties, which flip their positions on things all of the time, and instead focus on the actual definition of what it means to be a conservative and what it means to be a liberal, we might be able to temper the emotional reactions some of us have with political discourse.