— POLITICO (@politico) January 22, 2016
This seems like a career mistake… https://t.co/pBG2slI5Ia
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) January 22, 2016
It’s not as though the RNC was going to showcase an African immigrant! Even the NYTimes risked making a funny:
Looking to chart a road map for the election year ahead, House Democrats will huddle next week in Baltimore at a three-day strategy session that will include speeches by President Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and the comedian Trevor Noah, the new host of “The Daily Show.”
Aides in Washington said Friday that Mr. Noah, who last year replaced Jon Stewart as host of Comedy Central’s signature evening show, would counsel Democrats on navigating the logistical and emotional challenges of replacing a beloved celebrity leader as they head into Mr. Obama’s final months in office.
Actually, no one said that. Mr. Noah, by all accounts, is simply supposed to show up and give a funny speech, possibly about the nature of the modern infotainment industry.
Officially, the House Democrats have chosen “United for Opportunity” as the theme of their annual retreat — a nod to the crucial role of party allegiance in their effort to impede the agenda of the Republican majority. The theme also seems to be a jab at some of the divisiveness that has characterized the Republican presidential race…
In addition to Mr. Obama, Mr. Biden and Mr. Noah, House Democrats are expected to hear speeches by Richard L. Trumka, the president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O. labor union federation; Tom Steyer, the billionaire founder of NextGen Climate, an advocacy group focused on mitigating the consequences of climate change; Simon Sinek, a writer and lecturer on inspirational leadership; Salman Khan, the founder of the Khan Academy online educational platform; and Tom Toles, an editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post…
The predictable suspects [*cough*Breitbrats*cough] are outraged, per Inquistr.
Don’t remember seeing much reporting about the Repub retreat, weekend before this one, but here’s the USNews take: “GOP Retreat Reflects Divide Between Ryan and McConnell on 2016 Goals”.
How badly has winter storm Jonas affected your area?
Apart from being proud that we’re Democrats — or at least not Republicans — what’ on the agenda as we start the week?