Demonstrating their empathy for and love of women, Republicans showed off a plucky little gal from around here to give the official (among four) response to the State of The Union show. It was a good choice, in that she perfectly personifies the Republican disconnect from actual humans, and their assumption that no one will notice. Or that if they do, they won't care.
... On Tuesday night, McMorris Rodgers talked about how she worked at McDonald’s as a teen. But don’t expect any help from her on raising the minimum wage for the people holding the job she left behind.
Her state, with the highest minimum wage in the country at $9.32 an hour and job growth above the national average, has shown the fallacy of her party’s argument that raising wages for low-end workers is a net job killer. Lucky for the people in Eastern Washington they live in a state that has extended Medicaid to working poor and consistently raised its minimum wage. This would not happen if Republicans governed as they preach.
So, McMorris Rodgers clearly votes against the welfare of her constituents — no surprise there...
One despairs for one's country.