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WaPo Columnist Blames Trump For Americans Drinking More
Hot Air ^ | 13 Oct 2018 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 10/13/2018 4:16:07 PM PDT by mandaladon

Donald Trump is responsible for all manner of things, particularly if you ask anyone at MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times or the Washington Post. He’s caused unrest around the world using nothing more than tweets, sparked riots in the streets and I’m pretty sure at least a couple of people have blamed him for global warming. But perhaps his greatest trick of all has been to increase the rates of alcohol consumption in America. Or at least that’s the opinion of WaPo columnist Kathleen Parker.

Amid hurricanes, a vanished journalist, the recent Supreme Court hearings, midterms and “mobs,” it is little wonder that Americans are drinking more than ever.

Factually, this is so. More than 70 percent of Americans imbibe each year, and about 40 percent drink excessively, according to two separate studies last year. A comparison to 2014 data showed a 10 percent increase in the number of heavy drinkers.

I mention these sotted stats for context. Lately, at least from my perch on the porch, the evening cocktail has become less an aperitif than a medicinal slug made necessary by the alternative of ripping off my face. To bear witness to These Times In Which We Live is to go insane, join a cult or pour your favorite poison.

Parker goes on from there to cite a number of horrible things about the world today, spending most of her time talking about Kanye West’s recent appearance in the Oval Office. All of this is supposedly to blame for a rise in American drinking habits.

Let’s put the snark aside and say that this is true. If so, Trump can chalk that up as one more win.

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So is Parker onto something? Is Trump actually driving people to drink? I’ll wait until martini time this afternoon to decide, but if he is I say good for him. And now he’s got somebody on the Supreme Court who really likes beer, so we should be in good shape from here on out.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~LOL!
1 posted on 10/13/2018 4:16:07 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Calibrating maybe


2 posted on 10/13/2018 4:17:17 PM PDT by hans56 (I'm not tired of winning yet)
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To: mandaladon
WaPo COMMUNIST Blames Trump For Americans Drinking More
3 posted on 10/13/2018 4:17:26 PM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: mandaladon

I’ll drink to that!
MAGA!


4 posted on 10/13/2018 4:21:33 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

If we could only convince the Left to drink more EverClear.


5 posted on 10/13/2018 4:25:50 PM PDT by oldasrocks (rump)
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To: mandaladon

Exactly. Prolly cause the Green Bean party is [finally] out of power.


6 posted on 10/13/2018 4:28:23 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Of course we drink more since PDJT was elected, because there’s always something to raise a glass to and celebrate!

MAGA!


7 posted on 10/13/2018 4:28:48 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam. Buy ammo.")
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To: mandaladon

She may be right - half are celebrating all the winning, and the other half are self-treating their TDS!


8 posted on 10/13/2018 4:30:54 PM PDT by GnuThere
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To: mandaladon

Every time a liberal cries I drink a 12 year old Scotch.

L


9 posted on 10/13/2018 4:31:12 PM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Chainsmoking leftists blame Big Tobacco for various health problems.

BTW, where do we send thank yous to President Trump?

10 posted on 10/13/2018 4:34:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: mandaladon

Looks like I picked the wrong presidency to quit drinking.
11 posted on 10/13/2018 4:35:32 PM PDT by palmer (...if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive)
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To: mandaladon

Isn’t that global warming’s fault?


12 posted on 10/13/2018 4:35:57 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: mandaladon

After a rousing Chili Cookoff for the benefit of our Food Pantry at the Volunteer Firehouse, I am enjoying a Stoli ‘Tini on the Rocks. Cheers! MAGA!


13 posted on 10/13/2018 4:36:30 PM PDT by Shady (We WON the Battle, Now let's WIN THE WAR!!!!)
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To: mandaladon

Ironic, since Trump himself doesn’t touch the stuff......


14 posted on 10/13/2018 4:38:46 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: mandaladon
We’re drinking more because we can afford more 😜😜😜😜😜😜
15 posted on 10/13/2018 4:39:45 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (Practicing random acts of Douchebaggery whenever possible)
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To: oldasrocks
If we could only convince the Left to drink more EverClear. Drano
16 posted on 10/13/2018 4:43:28 PM PDT by digger48
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To: mandaladon

Cheers to a great POTUS!


17 posted on 10/13/2018 4:44:01 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: Ouchthatonehurt
"WaPo Columnist Blames Trump For Americans Drinking More" Out of joyous celebration for democrat grief!😂
18 posted on 10/13/2018 4:47:57 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneot)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

No effect on me either.

I never cared for alcohol. Same thing goes for coffee.


19 posted on 10/13/2018 4:48:02 PM PDT by wally_bert (I will competently make sure the thing is done incompetently.)
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To: mandaladon

It must be Dems then.


20 posted on 10/13/2018 4:48:30 PM PDT by Brilliant
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