Jeopardy Answer: Respect voters, balance the federal budget, and speak with moral consistency.
Jeopardy Question: What are four things Republicans can’t do?
Oh, oops! Now I’m acting Republican and forgetting one: math.
A District 22 reader sends this clip from Republican Senator Jim White’s recent column:
Dang—if the Legislature appropriated a thousand million dollars for litigation, they shouldn’t need another appropriation for decades… unless the Libertarian ballot access lawsuit cleans them out.
Meanwhile, the South Dakota Republican press release blog says South Dakota reduced abortion 359%:
Hmm… reducing the number of abortions in South Dakota 100% from the 1,693 that SDRTL reports in the bad old Ronald Reagan days would have meant zero abortions in 2016. Reducing the number of abortions the remaining 259% means there had to be –4,380 abortions in 2016. Negative abortions—the right-wing theocrats must have run around stuffing babies into women to achieve that figure… which maybe isn’t far from the Handmaid’s Tale they crave.
Republicans must have given up on math when Donald Trump reached 2,000 lies in office in less than a year. His total from Inauguration to Shutdown: 2,140, just under 6 a day. If I used Republican math, that’s a million times more lies than Barack Obama ever told. But since I’m a mild-mannered Democrat and math major, I’ll settle for saying Trump’s fib rate is only 54.9 times Obama’s.