I’ve wondered w-ehat purpose political bomb throwers serve; by “bomb throwers” I mean MTG, Boebert, “Gym” Jordan, and on our side, “The Squad” (AOC, etc.), Bernie Sanders, etc.
They tend to come from “safe districts” (very unlikely to lose in the general), are very, very noisy, seek out cameras, but, ultimately, don’t do anything. Their legislative records are all but non-existent, at least in terms of bills signed into law (they may well “introduce” nonsense bills that never see the light of day).
Part of me thinks that all they are doing is taking up space that might otherwise be filled by a more competent politician.
BUT…there is this:
That would be throwing money way. Boebert represents a “solid Republican” district (per Cook Report and just about every reputable political ratings source)
Sorry to say but outside money supporting the Democrat is basically throwing away said money.
I know it is far sexier to feel you are a part of “taking down” some camera hungry blowhard but ..not only is the likelihood low, there are far less sexy but important races where said money would make a real difference, like this one.
Overall the Republicans lead the Congressional generic ballot by about 2.5 points, which is bad news since the D’s typically underperform (Democratic districts tend to be super D, R’s not quite as much)
day to day activities cause far less glute pain. No more limping home from the office, gym, etc.
Walking: I have not been able to extend my distance, but the level of pain is well down; 2 miles is still reasonably pleasant; before, I had to start pushing through moderate pain in the final .2-.4 miles. Walking pace is faster; more “pop” in my legs.
Post workout pain and night tingles are way down.
So, I’d say that it was worth it.
Still: today PT (full), 2 mile walk
This was my full 2 laps of my H course between Cooper, Laura, Rebecca.
Then 3 minute plank; did some online errands (bills)
Then 2000 yard swim. 700 warm up of side/back, 300 of 25 front kick, 25 swim
1000 of 250 swim, 250 pull in 18:34
4:44, 9:14, 14:04 were the splits: 4:44, 4:30, 4:50, 4:30
Weight: 204.7 after swimming; I am going to have to cut back on food. I have been stuck here for months.
Shoulders: slight soreness…holding up ok.
Weight: yes, some of it is butt and legs, but waaaaay to much is plain old belly fat.
Potentially massive shocks to the system here. One of course, is the pro-life ruling from the Supreme Court (I think the pro “can lead prayer in public schools” ruling might have lesser impact).
Then today’s Select Committee testimony was..OMG.
Bottom line: Trump knew the people marching to the Capitol were armed and he WANTED them to go anyway. I did not include the video where Hutchinson said that someone else told her that Trump lunged at the Secret Service driver and had to be restrained; she was reporting what was told to her. I’ll suspend judgement on that part.
Now about the claim it is just hearsay:
Well, these things are coming along BEFORE midterms and can the Democrats capitalize? Maybe..maybe not.