January 6 is the one thing vaccination rates have in common with
The far-right tried to rewrite the history of insurrectionist violence after the Capitol attack. The New York Times noted in an analysis last week that Republicans are no longer content to excuse Donald Trump from his responsibilities for the mob violence. The new narrative attempts to shift the blame to Nancy Pelosi, who is indifferent to how little sense this makes.
In some parts of the country, Republicans are not willing to get vaccine. That, too, risks making the GOP and its base look bad. And so, the party is reading from an eerily similar script, spinning a new counternarrative, and launching a public-relations initiative that amounts to a disinformation campaign aimed at giving Republicans cover.
There is no evidence that these Democrats distrusted science. They distrusted Trump and it's likely that he knows that. Republicans have a problem, since reality paints their party in an unflattering light, since it's GOP voices and voters who are helping keep vaccination rates lower than we need them to be It's foolish and ugly, let's blame Democrats.
It may work."