See ya, Kellyanne. Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway is stepping down at the end of the month. She's getting out just in the nick of time. Good riddance.
To her ever-lasting discredit, Conway justified the barrage of lies, misinformation, falsehoods, exaggerations and distortions that have become the hallmark of the Trump administration.
On Jan. 22, 2017, Conway introduced the term "alternate facts" to the world in defending then press secretary Sean Spicer's lie on his first day on the job that the a record number of people attended Trump's inaugural.
Conway told NBC's Chuck Todd:
"Don't be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. You're saying it's a falsehood, and they're giving — our press secretary, Sean Spicer, gave alternative facts to that."
It's been all downhill since then.
The Washington Post fact checker reports that Trump has made more than 20,000 false and misleading claims since he took office. Conway spun every one.
It's little wonder that Conway has decided to spend more time with her family, especially since the president plans to unleash a torrent of falsehoods to fend off Joe Biden.
There's only so much one can take in defending the indefensible.
The Party of Death… A majority of Republicans (57 percent) say the deaths of more than 175K Americans from COVID-19 are "acceptable" as the nation struggles to fend off the virus, according to a CBS News/YouGov poll released Aug. 23.
What if the death toll hits the 300K-mark that is projected by scientists by yearend? Will Republicans consider that toll of fellow Americans "very reasonable?"
The poll found that ninety percent of Democrats and 67 percent of independent voters view the current death toll as "unacceptable." Thirty-one percent of all voters deemed the current death toll as "acceptable."
Nearly nine-in-ten (86 percent) of Republicans say president Trump is doing a helluva job in managing the pandemic. That's a management philosophy rooted in playing down the deaths and economic collapse triggered by COVID-19 with a big dose of magical thinking that the virus will just go away.
Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel claims Republicans do not want to see people suffering from the pandemic.
My hunch is that GOPers would accept speedy and painless COVID-19 deaths for the rest of us, as long as president Trump isn't blamed for them.