It’s Friday! Time for your Burnt Orange Reporters to close some browser tabs and touch on the issues of the week.
GOP Hypocrisy, Part I
It’s terrific to see a male elected official talking about the importance of spending time with his children. All Americans would like to have this time – especially when a new baby or ill family member needs care. But very few Americans have the resources Ryan does to demand that their jobs allow for family time. Instead of taking steps to ensure that every person can manage the demands of work and family, Rep. Ryan has repeatedly opposed progress on that front.
- Donald Trump recently made a point I thought was pretty good, and even ThinkProgress is defending it, so I am pretty sure that means the world is ending, right?
- GOP Hypocrisy, Part II
“This should actually be the rule in the entire government. If you’re not doing your job, you should be fired.”
– Marco Rubio, who has missed his last 7 votes in the Senate, speaking about a bill he supports.
- I can’t think of any reason you might need this set of Hillary Clinton coping with mansplaining gifs from 2013. No reason at all it would be relevant again this week. Nope, nothing comes to mind.