Pumpkin is still president.

Mueller is still grinding away, with what feels like nothing to show for it.

this guy is still laughing

But still, there are reasons to feel a glimmer. The elections two months ago put the Dems firmly back in control of the House. And one leading light of the freshmen class pulled this off yesterday.

Joe Lieberman, who wears a blue button when he needs to get re-elected in Connecticut but is obvs a Rethuglican at heart, wondered aloud at how AOC could not be the future of the Democratic party because she’s too far left-left, which to him means, insufficiently obsequious to billionaires. She fired back,

I’d offer Joe some ointment for that burn but after this, he’s a smoking cinder

Awesome! I am so looking forward to twenty more years of Dem congresspeople like this.