TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2022
Also, the razor blade wars and the several tomatoes: In his most recent column, Charles Blow outlines the possibility of a "Biden blood bath."
We leap at the chance to recommend Blow. This is observed without comment:
BLOW (4/18/22): There was another worrisome sign in the Quinnipiac poll: Biden’s approval rating among people identified as Hispanics was even lower than it was among those identified as white. Pundits have been discussing Biden’s declining numbers among Hispanics for months. In October, FiveThirtyEight pointed out that “there has been a drop in support for Biden among all three racial and ethnic groups we measured, but the drop among Hispanics—from the high 60s to slightly below 50 percent—marks Biden’s most precipitous decline.”
The reasons for this drop appear to range from a response to the pandemic to the fact that Hispanics hew conservative on some social issues.
But all this taken together—in addition to voter suppression and racial, political gerrymandering—may prove hugely problematic for Democrats and for the administration, unless they can turn things around before Election Day. If not, we could well be looking forward to a Biden blood bath.
We expect to offer a fleeting comment tomorrow.
Meanwhile, as the nation slides toward the blood bath and toward the sea, this was Slate's featured, front-page report this very morning:
In the Early 2000s, the Razor Blade Wars Changed Shaving as We Know It
In the online version of the Washington Post, this INSPIRED LIFE report was featured on today's front page for what was the 13th consecutive morning:
He grew 1,269 tomatoes on a single stem and broke his own world record
There's nothing wrong with any of this. This is completely normal!
Fuller disclosure: Slate's current featured report is this:
What Americans Keep Getting Wrong About Exercise
This all makes perfect sense.