At this time, as thousands of Americans and allies are trapped in Afghanistan because of the ineptitude of Joe Biden, you would think that American politicians would be going all-in trying to help out and get people home.
Indeed, some of the politicians were doing their jobs and offering to do all they can for Americans trapped in Afghanistan.
If you’re an American stranded in Afghanistan, or know one who is, please contact my office immediately:
(501) 223-9081 or
The situation is dire, but we’ll do everything in our power to help keep you informed and to help get you out.
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) August 15, 2021
Our team is working to help loved ones of Tennesseans who are trapped in Afghanistan. Email email@example.com if you need assistance.
If you are a veteran struggling, contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 pic.twitter.com/XFRROynPFa
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) August 19, 2021
As we previously reported, Cotton was getting a lot of inquiries.
Cotton spokesman says that their office has heard from multiple US citizens in Kabul trapped behind Taliban checkpoints, who can’t safely reach the US perimeter and have no clear option for what to do. https://t.co/rY5QTSPLKd
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 16, 2021
Cotton, a veteran who served in Afghanistan, actually helped save an American couple by giving them the name of a contact at the military barricade at the airport that helped them to get in; they had to fight their way through desperate Afghans outside the airport.
Then there are folks like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the Senate majority leader.
After a perfunctory tweet on August 16 saying he called Biden to make sure that everything was being done (when we now know it wasn't), Schumer has had no further comment about Afghanistan in his timeline, as of this writing. Indeed, he's tweeted about everything under the sun, but that.
Then yesterday was supposed to be a concert in New York City, celebrating the city's “comeback” from the pandemic. However, it comes as they put mask recommendations back in place and require vaccine passports to get into some businesses.
So, I'm not sure what they were celebrating, but here they were anyway, dancing (if you could call it that), Chuck Schumer and Stephen Colbert.
Backstage antics pic.twitter.com/3v2Ge3E9zM
— Bill Neidhardt (@BNeidhardt) August 21, 2021
Can we say maximum cringe? And maybe not the best look, when thousands of Americans are trapped because of the incompetence of a leader that you, Chuck Schumer, helped put in office? Not to mention all the other crises that Biden has generated — from the border to inflation? Maybe you could look like you care, just a little?
Schumer got excoriated on social media for the dance and the bad optics of it all. It's now gone viral, with over 2.7 million views on the video.
As the great 20th century philosopher George Costanza once said, "like a full body dry heave set to music" https://t.co/2U12iwCYyj
— Sheila Gunn Reid (@SheilaGunnReid) August 22, 2021
The Taliban is humiliating America.
Inflation is rampant.
We’ve witnessed the most inequitable wealth transfer in history.
China’s taking over the world.
The President is unable to perform his most basic duties.
This is your political class. https://t.co/SqWx25fWq9
— Raheem J. Kassam (@RaheemKassam) August 22, 2021
My autopsy will list cringe as the cause of death. https://t.co/zgMQ6QV5qB
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) August 22, 2021
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) just nails what these characters are about.
Celebrating the demise of the Republic…. https://t.co/ubdgiQW5pQ
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 22, 2021
But on top of all this, with all the Democrats' pandemic theater, Colbert isn't wearing a mask and the only requirement to attend the concert was a first Covid shot.
So the associate editor of the Wall St. Journal John Bussey took a jab at the event, questioning if it was a “super spreader.”
Super-spreader in the making?
NY City requires a vax to attend this large gathering, but needs only proof of the first shot. One shot of 2 protects about 30% against #Covid. If gotten day of concert, the first shot protects about 0%. Daily cases in NYC are up 73% over last 2 wks. pic.twitter.com/d0NWmu3Fcj
— John Bussey (@johncbussey) August 14, 2021
He forgot the basic Democratic rule when it comes to the virus: it skips those with politics that align with Democrats, right?
Also maybe Colbert should be concentrating on having a show that's actually funny — because he's getting his head handed to him in the ratings, being beaten by Greg Gutfeld.