What The Fuck Just Happened Today?

Today's essential guide to the daily shock and awe in national politics. Read in moderation.
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Day 1446: "No way."

Day 1447: "Save America."

Day 1448: "Death spiral."

Day 1449: "A horror show for America."

Day 1450: "Incitement of insurrection."

Day 1453: "Significant failures."

Day 1454: No regrets.

Day 1455: "He must go."

Day 1456: "Self-pity mode."

Day 1457: "Justice is coming."

Day 1460: "Indefensible."

Day 1461: How it ended.

Day 1: "Democracy has prevailed."

Day 2: "The gravest damage."

Day 3: "Transparent, open and honest."

Day 6: "Attempted sedition."

Day 7: "Down into the gutter of rancor and vitriol."

Day 8: "It's time to act."

Day 9: "Beyond the pale."

Day 10: "Wake-up call."

Day 13: "The time for decisive action is now."

Day 14: "Moral failing."

Day 15: "We need to act."

Day 16: "America is back."

Day 17: "Enormous pain."

Day 20: "More dire than we thought."

Day 21: "This cannot be our future."

Day 22: "Inciter in chief."

Day 23: "A new terrible standard."

Day 24: "Ordinary political rhetoric."

Day 27: "A disgraceful dereliction of duty."

Day 28: "Get to the truth."

Day 29: "I'm tired of talking about Donald Trump."

Day 30: "Restore common sense."

Day 31: "We have a lot to do."

Day 34: "The work continues."

Day 35: "Intelligence failures."

Day 36: "More must be done."

Day 37: "A critical step."

Day 38: "Too complicated."

Day 41: "The most powerful and heartbreaking example of the cruelty that preceded this administration."

Day 42: "It's not going away anytime soon."

Day 43: "Neanderthal thinking."

Day 44: "No matter how long it takes."

Day 45: Brat attacks.

Day 48: "We just need to hang on a bit longer."

Day 49: "110% confident."

Day 50: "Help is on the way."

Day 51: "This dark tunnel."

Day 52: "Changes the paradigm."

Day 55: "Risky business."

Day 56: "Exacerbating divisions."

Day 57: "Democracy is having a hard time functioning."

Day 58: "Strings attached."

Day 59: "Wasting time."

Day 62: "A fork in the road."

Day 63: "An American issue."

Day 64: "An existential threat."

Day 65: "Chaos as a consequence."

Day 66: "Outrageous."

Day 69: "This is deadly serious."

Day 70: "Trailblazing."

Day 71: "Hard-fought progress."

Day 72: "Based on a lie."

Day 73: "Low risk."

Day 76: "Consequences."

Day 77: "Irritating."

Day 78: "Good faith negotiations."

Day 79: "International embarrassment."

Day 80: "Out of whack."

Day 83: "Accidental discharge."

Day 84: "Abundance of caution."

Day 85: "We stand for democracy."

Day 86: "Disinformation and interference."

Day 87: "Disastrous."

Day 90: "Seriousness and urgency."

Day 91: "Overwhelming."

Day 92: "An American achievement."

Day 93: "A moral imperative."

Day 94: "A critical step."

Day 97: "Presidential, focused, and competent."

Day 98: "A beautiful day."

Day 99: "Investments in our future."

Day 100: "Crisis into opportunity."

Day 101: "One god-awful mess."

Day 104: "America's values."

Day 105: "New normal."

Day 106: "Disingenuous."

Day 108: "We have a long way to go."

Day 111: "Step up."

Day 112: "A lifeline."

Day 113: "Ignoring the lie emboldens the liar."

Day 114: "A great day for America."

Day 115: "Very concerning."

Day 118: "Grave concern."

Day 119: "Legitimatizing a grift."

Day 120: "Offensive and humiliating."

Day 121: "Not the case."

Day 125: "We have to be ready."

Day 126: "Appalling."

Day 127: "Closer to a definitive conclusion."

Day 128: "No excuse."

Day 129: "Short-term political gain."

Day 133: "An assault on democracy."

Day 134: "My Republican friends."

Day 135: "To no avail."

Day 136: "This is progress."

Day 139: "A country that's divided."

Day 140: "Planned in plain sight."

Day 141: "Frustrated."

Day 142: "Point of no return."

Day 143: "A gross abuse of power."

Day 146: "Accountability."

Day 147: "Trust the plan."

Day 148: "A partisan circus."

Day 149: "This is a big fucking deal."

Day 153: "The path of progress."

Day 154: "Our great democracy."

Day 155: "Pursuit of truth."

Day 156: "Root causes."

Day 157: "Particular cruelty."

Day 160: "Not my intent."

Day 161: "Take the win."

Day 162: "A more stable and secure world."

Day 163: "Sweeping and audacious."

Day 164: "An affront to our shared humanity."

Day 169: "A lot of good things."

Day 171: "Any necessary action."

Day 174: "Speculation and conjecture."

Day 176: "Conversations with folks."

Day 178: "I've got it covered."

Day 181: Repatriated.

Day 183: "Extremely enthusiastic."

Day 185: "The unvaccinated folks."

Day 188: Mandate.

Day 190: "Moron."

Day 192: "Leave the rest to me."

Day 195: "Flu-like symptoms."

Day 197: "Unwelcome and nonconsensual touching."

Day 199: Extended.

Day 202: "Force protection and readiness."

Day 204: "A badge of honor."

Day 206: Moderates.

Day 209: "Crisis of confidence."

Day 211: "A flood of bloodshed."

Day 213: "Strategic ambiguity."

Day 216: "Updated guidance."

Day 218: "Communications within."

Day 220: "The mission will go on."

Day 223: "The forever war."

Day 225: "Catastrophic."

Day 227: "Almost un-American."

Day 232: "All options."

Day 234: "Your refusal has cost all of us."

Day 237: "There's no way."

Day 239: "Democracy can be sloppy."

Day 241: "A catastrophic pathway."

Day 244: "Irreparable harm."

Day 246: "Playing with fire."

Day 248: "Delays and excuses."

Day 251: "An unnecessary, avoidable disaster."

Day 253: "One step at a time."

Day 255: "Ain’t going to happen."

Day 258: "Just get out of the way."

Day 260: "The country is watching."

Day 262: "Not in the best interests of the United States."

Day 265: "Failures."

Day 267: "Not even within the realm of possibility."

Day 269: "Just looking out!"

Day 272: "Untethered."

Day 274: "The same rotten core."

Day 276: "The principal obstacles to progress."

Day 279: "Get this done."

Day 281: "Just can't do it."

Day 283: "The world wonders whether we can function."

Day 286: "Enough is enough."

Day 288: "A turning point."

Day 290: “We’ll see, won’t we?”

Day 293: "Appropriate and necessary."

Day 295: "Willful disregard for the law."

Day 297: "Beyond the pale."

Day 300: "We're finally getting this done."

Day 302: "We must draw the line."

Day 304: "Landmark progress."

Day 307: "Backsliding."

Day 309: "Taking action."

Day 314: "A cause for concern."

Day 316: "Survive the stench."

Day 318: "Bare minimum."

Day 321: "Crimes against humanity."

Day 323: "No choice."

Day 325: "No basis."

Day 328: "No choice."

Day 330: "This is bullshit."

Day 332: "Deliberate efforts."

Day 337: "It checks all the boxes."

Day 344: "We must adapt."