Who says that government is boring?

In retaliation for being disinvited by Speaker Nancy Pelosi from delivering his State of the Union speech, Donald Trump cancelled a trip by her and some other congressional leaders to Afghanistan just hours before they were due to depart. These trips to war zones are on military aircraft and kept secret until they are almost over for security reasons.

One report says that all congressional trips on military planes have been cancelled.

So what’s next in this escalation?

Between the US shutdown shenanigans and the Brexit disaster in the UK, both essentially self-inflicted debacles due to actions of their respective leaders, this has not been democracy’s finest hour.

Students usually find socials studies classes that deal with how government works to be somewhat boring. I wonder if interest has perked up in recent days.


  1. jrkrideau says

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, one of the fiercest political critics of socialized medicine, will travel to Canada later this month to get hernia surgery.

  2. mnb0 says

    “Who says that government is boring?”
    I do. I rather read about the beginning desintegration of the American society and economy due to the shutdown, Who cares whether Nancy will go to Afghanistan or not when civil servants run out of money and have increasing problems to buy food? Not me.

  3. says

    Pelosi’s trip to Afghanistan is stupid anyway. She already knows what’s there. It’s not like Vietnam where there was massive lying and corruption (there is small lying and corruption) going on -- the trip is just grandstanding. She should use her own money to go visit some ICE facilities and start issuing orders, see what happens.

    Unfortunately, Pelosi isn’t interested in actually changing anything. She just wants to preserve her power and get revenge on those that threatened it. Just another politician, in other words.

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