Thursday, May 05, 2022

Has Anybody Been Planning For This

I'm sure there are exceptions, but one of my largely evidence-free theories about the top layer of people in government is that while they like to project an image of work-a-holism, they're mostly really lazy and certainly never miss a vacation.
But in marathon meetings and phone calls among White House officials, government lawyers, outside advisers and federal agency officials, a sobering reality settled in: There’s little the White House can do that will fundamentally alter a post-Roe landscape. Officials are discussing whether Medicaid funding could be made available to women to travel to other states for an abortion, according to outside advisers who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions, but many doubt whether that is feasible.
Also the job of Dem lawyers is to tell you why you can't do things, and the job of Republican lawyers is to tell you (them) why they can.

Also, too, Dems have a "if you can't win, don't try" approach, instead of "keep trying to show what you're up against" attitude.