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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Is Chris Cillizza as out of touch as his writing indicates?

Two back-to-back pieces by Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post show he is out to lunch and know little about politics.

That's important only because the rest of the Washington press corps thinks he is bright.

From Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post: "No one could have seen this one coming. Suddenly, Congress is actually doing things. Making compromises. Passing legislation. Confirming people."

By no one, he means himself.

Most of the rest of us knew this would happen. Republicans are in charge of Capitol Hill. Instead of the boob Harry Reid -- he apparently cannot handle n exercise band -- running the show, Republicans have Mitch McConnell. Yes, I would prefer stalemate, but if you want to show you can run Washington, you have to accomplish something now and then.

From Chris Cillizza: "With Republicans reclaiming the Senate majority and widening their majority in the House in the 2014 election, there seemed little likelihood that the period between January 2014 and November 2016 would be markedly different from the four years that had preceded it. And yet, here we are."

But of course the opposite was true. The expectation -- at least outside of the whirlwind that is Chris Cillizza -- was that with one party in control of Congress, things would be done. That has been the pattern since we had two parties.

The companion out-of-the-loop piece by Chris Cillizza began: "Buried in a massive Pew study on the public's feelings about data and open government is this amazing nugget: Just 23 percent trust the federal government to do the right thing 'at least most of the time.' Twenty three percent! That's unpopularity-of-Congress territory."

Dude, what do you think Congress is? State government?

The Washington Post should give a basic civics exam to its pundits before hiring them.


  1. An excellent example of "Inside The Beltway" echo chamber thinking.

  2. And he is employed by a major newspaper, while The Scorekeeper makes do with his own blog. More interested in pushing the narrative than anything else.

  3. Fox Butterfield, is that you?