We Care More About Optics Than Substance

We Care More About Optics Than Substance


Why do we care more about what we see someone doing than what they are actually accomplishing?

Case in point: The media has spent the last week screaming “scandal” because Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) flew with his family to Cancun while millions of Texans lost power due to rare low winter temperatures.

But Cruz isn’t the only one caught in the Left’s optics game. Last year, after Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) tweeted about coronavirus deaths, activist Shaun King asked if he supported Medicare for All “right now?” Schatz responded: “I don’t know why you are tweeting this like some sort of gotcha but I am a cosponsor of the bill.”

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That wasn’t enough for people on the Internet, with one commenter claiming “Cosponsoring the bill means nothing” and denouncing Schatz for not tweeting about Medicare for All, insisting that cosponsoring the bill is nothing more than “vanity support.”

It doesn’t matter that the bill might actually contain the policies

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