As predicted the New Year brought in absolute chaos when the Republicans reclaimed the House of Representatives.
After another weary week of political bombshells Americans are once again under siege with misinformation and outright lies.
A cultural chasm has opened up further this year dividing Americans into two separate warring camps where compromise is impossible.
Both sides are seeking political retribution against the other for past and present grievances... to the detriment of governing the nation.
We found out that having classified documents in private homes after leaving office is almost a common occurrence in Washington.
After discovering a trove of secret government documents in Trump's Florida retreat, we found out last week Biden had at least one top secret document and 10 other classified documents in his private garage.
Which makes me wonder if other prior presidents have classified documents that they shouldn't have? Either out of intent, or unknowingly because staffers accidently put them in with other files while packing up for their departure from the White House?
And what about The National Archives roll in these displaced government documents? They're also guilty for apparently not doing their job assuring their security.
To be clear, Biden has cooperated with the DOJ and FBI in the resulting investigation from the start, unlike Trump who has been obstructing his investigation daily for over a year and will likely be criminally charged for it by the Special Counsel and AG Garland.
It's a false equivalent. Right-wing media is muddying up the facts of Biden's investigation with a landslide of lies that have been imported to the Republican House where they quickly launched their own investigations into the president's role in having classified documents.
That despite the fact that AG Garland has appointed a Special Counsel to investigate why Biden had them in the first place.
The one thing we can bet on is this new twist in the handling of classified documents (that now appear to be an ongoing situation for years) is going to be the basis for whataboutism when it comes to sentencing Trump.
Biden's case will be forever etched in right-wing mythology - regardless of whether it's true or not.
It helps to bear in mind this is a war between MAGA nation and the rest of the country. The stakes are high enough to threaten our republic's existence.
As it stands, we're only halfway through the first month of 2023 and it feels like a full year of chaos already.