Hypothesis, proof

 AS THE FATE OF THE WORLD TEETERS ON THE BALANCE, UNCLE DICK RUSHES TO THE RESCUE

AS THE FATE OF THE WORLD TEETERS ON THE BALANCE, UNCLE DICK RUSHES TO THE RESCUE

Hypothesis: CT lost political relevance with election

Proof: CT Senator Richard Blumenthal introduces federal legislation to ban "bots" from buying so many hatchimals "and just ruining Christmas". 

“These cyber grinches are ruining holidays for children who have fewer of the toys that are hot this year, because cyber grinches are going to the sites and buying them in bulk.”