Matt Gaetz – Rep. Gaetz really surging after a year ago some thought he’d be sunk by a sex scandal. Face of the anti-McCarthy votes. Some primetime with AOC too.
Democrats – They look good with the GOP fighting each other. Unity matters.
Big Tech Firms – More are shedding employees after Twitter’s mass purge. Google also reported lower advertising sales so expect more.
Rep. McCarthy – Humiliated this week. Even if he becomes Speaker, damage is done. No coronation. He has a Boehner-Ryan future to look forward to anyway.
Covid Hysterics – No big Winter wave. They are fear-mongering about Chinese cases spreading. They always need something.
Middle managers – Where have all the go-getters gone, they whine (link below). Managing the lazy and incompetent is much harder for them. Everyone has turned into Peter from Office Space. Those are the hardest employees for managers to handle. Someone who does enough to not be fired, has potential yet won’t pull the weight for their incompetent coworkers.
The NFL – Freak event where an athlete collapses on the field and has to be resuscitated and then hospitalized. It was a routine play and freak medical moment but is bad optics. It’s a violent game but this wasn’t a nasty, violent moment. The worst part is we will never know for certain what the root cause was.