The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth returns on Sunday September 19 at 8pm on Showtime (Crave in Canada.). Woot!
It will be interesting to unpack the tonal shift as they transition from President Trump to President Biden. Though it’s most likely President Biden is gonna be Benghazi-ed over this Afghanistan hot mess. A Democrat mess is a Republican gift.
I assume Republicans will employ the effective Benghazi playbook: they’ll force hearings and testimony and issue dubious talking points: anything to weaken Biden’s support and stain his legacy. (Though I can give Hillary a get out of jail card for Benghazi; Biden does own some responsibility for the sloppiness of Afghanistan. Not like he needs to resign as President sloppiness. President W Bush started two wars under false pretenses and Americans kept him. So the Presidential bar of sloppiness is not that high.)
Unfortunately Benghazi was how everyone discovered Hillary had a private server which lead to the email controversy so that’s like the Son of Sam serial killer who was eventually caught not by forensic evidence or good solid police work…the police found him because he had a parking ticket. He double parked to go commit murder (which kinda makes sense…if you’re willing to commit murder why would you respect any of the other laws?!) so my point is it may start with Afghanistan but if something juicy like a private server is revealed that could spell trouble as they pivot to that.
A Democrat mess is a Republican gift.
Plus Canada is gonna elect somebody on Monday, September 20 so that’s be interesting to see half the story. (It’s not looking good in Canada…none of the candidates are any good or offer much leadership. So while it’s great we’re free to vote we’re settling for mediocrity.)
The Circus teaser…not much since they hafta go shoot the show but it’s back in less than a month.
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