July 2020

Republicans and their amen corner in the right-wing media are trying to perpetuate yet another hoax on the American people. In a nutshell, they claim that history ended in 1865 or, at the latest, 1965. But sadly for them, three of their leading lights past and present—Cindy Hyde-Smith, Trent Lott...

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  • July 31, 2020

cookpolitical.com/… Cook Political Report has shifted six US Houses, five in the direction of the Democratic candidates. A week ago Cook changed ratings on five Senate seats all in the direction of the Democratic candidate, and said the Democrats are now favored to take control of the upper house this fall....

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  • July 31, 2020

Trump’s attempts to rationalize his future grievances resemble the excuses he’d created for an anticipated 2016 loss. He had hoped to grift for his quasi-empire from his opposition to a Clinton presidency when he gained it via the Electoral College. He’s repeating that tactic, only this time his adoption of the 1968...

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  • July 31, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: I've written to you about Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock before. They're both running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia. Yes, both. That's right: Two Senate...

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  • July 31, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Council for a Livable World: You are playing an outsize role in some good news: Three Senate candidates endorsed by Council for a Livable World have had their chances of victory upgraded by professional race-watchers: Mark Kelly (D. AZ) Mark Kelly – Arizona: Kelly, the...

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  • July 31, 2020

in a new ad which is technically called “Nationalist Geographic” When I say it mocks him, it makes fun of his weight, says he USED to be considered an Alpha Predator but then links him with Epstein ….   well, you get the idea. … a ruddy orange color not found...

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  • July 31, 2020

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece warning the American people to keep their eyes on the juggler, not the balls in the air. Yesterday, on the day the nation buried one of its voter rights heroes, Rep. John Lewis, Donald Trump tossed an ornate ball in the air....

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  • July 31, 2020

Fortunately, Trump has telegraphed one of his tactical options to remain in power. x For nearly 90 years, the Constitution has contained a built-in safeguard against presidents who try to retain power beyond the end of their term: presidential power automatically passes to the House Speaker at noon on January...

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  • July 31, 2020

This pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? From today’s New York Daily News cover story: One by one, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton stood tall Thursday at the Atlanta funeral of civil rights icon John Lewis, honoring the life and legacy of the fearless Congressional...

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  • July 31, 2020

Some good news today out of Minnesota courtesy of Public Policy Polling’s new poill conducted for Giffords PAC: x A rare Minnesota poll that includes the Senate race, from @ppppolls/@GiffordsCourage: Trump 42Biden 52 MN-SenLewis (R) 39Smith (D-inc.) 48 (July 22-23, 1,218 RVs)https://t.co/4HfIXvZhYu— Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) July 31, 2020 Click here...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 31, 2020

or at least, why I think many of the analysts are getting it completely wrong. Some analysts are saying that Trump supporters are more motivated than are Biden supporters.  But that misses the point. The comparison should be with Trump opponents, who are incredibly motivated to vote him — and...

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  • July 31, 2020

Some good news today out of Massachusetts: x *7/29-30— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) July 31, 2020 Click here to read the full results. Past polling showed Kennedy pulling ahead of Markey and out raising him in fundraising. Both Markey and Kennedy have been racking up endorsements: Per tradition over here at...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 31, 2020

This guy is such an asshole: Alabama GOP Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville is fundraising and holding face-to-face meetings in Washington this week, defying orders from the city that visitors from certain coronavirus hot spots quarantine upon arrival. Tuberville spent at least some of his time in D.C. at the Trump International Hotel, according...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 31, 2020

The World is colors everywhere here and there And the sky’s blinding blue is right in front of you. The burgeoning flowers send new blossoms out for hours. I admire the colors of each different lily, Or the Dragon’s Tongue; a little silly. My Dragon’s Tongue managed to survive all these...

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  • July 31, 2020

In his presser, Trump blamed Portland violence on “professional anarchists” because of course they carry cards noting their memberships, rather than those awful amateur anarchists. There are so darn many of them, so many moms and vets. Too many pro-tips for Trump, because when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro....

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  • July 31, 2020

There are still people who think Trump will win in November, despite his usual attempts at kayfabe like threatening an election postponement today to distract everyone from the record slump in second quarter GDP. Despite a number of poll numbers that predict Donald Trump will lose his reelection bid, one...

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  • July 31, 2020

Michael Steele was not holding back on his interview with Joy-Ann Reid on her new show The ReidOut. Reid told him there were Trumpists who are denying that Herman Cain did not die from COVID-19. Michael Steele scolds his right flank. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Steele...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • July 31, 2020

Pay no attention to another Trump attempt to violate the Constitution like a sex slave. The #TrumpVirus begat a #TrumpSlump. x It worked. Trump’s nonsense talk about delaying the election dominated the very few reporter questions Trump allowed at his briefing. That was exactly what Trump wanted. Nothing about the...

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  • July 31, 2020

Steven Calabresi is a Northwestern University law professor and co-founder of the uber-conservative Federalist Society. And he thinks Donald Trump’s latest fascist tweet is, well, fascist. x The co-founder of the Federalist Society, who voted for Trump and opposed both the Mueller probe and Ukraine impeachment, says the president’s tweet about...

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  • July 30, 2020

Received this e-mail today from actor Bradley Whitford on behalf of the Wisconsin Democratic Party: Friends, I am so glad to see my home state of Wisconsin doing everything possible to defeat Donald Trump! If we win Wisconsin, we take our country back. To do that, we need to be preparing for...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 30, 2020

THANK YOU!!! x President Obama is absolutely right. It is an outrage that modern-day poll taxes, gerrymandering, I.D. requirements, and other forms of voter suppression still exist today. If expanding the Voting Rights Act requires us to eliminate the filibuster, then that is what we must do. https://t.co/4pLb1rZCSj— Bernie Sanders...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 30, 2020

Live Blog Below (not really a doozy) Trump’s incompetence and negligence if not already a sign of Trump’s unfitness for office can be measured on charts. We’re now at “tremendous progress”. Trump knows he will lose if people can vote. Republicans know they can’t control the House or Senate if...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • July 30, 2020

Trump held his hate rally on June 20th at Tulsa.  Trump had workers remove “Please don’t sit here” stickers on the seats to discourage social distancing. He demanded a packed event. Three weeks later, Tulsa hit a record number of COVID patients. Thankfully, the venue was sparsely attended, or it could...

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  • July 30, 2020

Hell yeah: Former President Barack Obama called to eliminate the legislative filibuster “if that's what it takes” to pass new federal voting laws in honor of the late John Lewis at Lewis' memorial service on Thursday. Obama praised Lewis' record securing key voting rights victories, including the passage of the...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 30, 2020

Scott Bixby at The Daily Beast has a great piece out that calls out U.S. Senate candidate, John James (R. MI), for following the GOP playbook to talk tough on China as a way to rile up their base. But of course, like pretty much every GOPer trying to make...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 30, 2020

I vividly remember Donald Trump’s campaign kickoff speech at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 — a day which will live in imbecility. I recall that Trump seemed congenitally incapable of telling the truth, rode an escalator as part of what appeared to be some sort of shambolic, improptu comedy bit, and,...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • July 30, 2020

This may not be as crazy as it sounds. Republicans are boycotting mask wearing because of Trump. They are taking hydroxichloroquine because Trump told them to. If they think the elections are unfair they just may decided to own the libs by boycotting the election. They might proudly walk around...

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  • July 30, 2020

I’m liking that Biden is hammering Trump hard on the economy: “The depth of economic devastation our nation is experiencing is not an act of God, it’s a failure of presidential leadership,” the presumptive Democratic nominee for president said in a statement released by his campaign. “Had President Trump taken...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 30, 2020

I appreciate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D. NY-14) doing this for U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: x YouTube Video Ocasio-Cortez, who endorsed Markey in his reelection fight against Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III in September, narrates the entire 30-second spot, describing the 74-year-old Markey as the progressive “champion”...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 30, 2020

Human consumption and climate change have sent humanity on a steep, dangerous, and deadly spiral spin toward a “catastrophic collapse” warn researchers. The dire warning is published in the scientific journal Nature Scientific Reports. Physicists Mauro Bologna and Gerardo Aquino layout in their research that there will be a ninety percent chance...

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  • July 30, 2020

Trump cares not to acknowledge that he was briefed on Russian bounties on US troops, much like the 150,000 COVID deaths exceeding war dead from the last century’s wars. These are why he will lose in November, but until then, he will worry about our knowing he’s had some mini-strokes...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • July 30, 2020

Bobby Rodrigo visited the Portland protest at ground zero during the day and night. He clearly reveals the untold truth. Bobby Rodrigo put himself at risk to bring us the real Portland story. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. According to Rodrigo, Less than one city block...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • July 30, 2020

I have mixed feelings about CNBC/Change Research’s polling but their recent poll tested three U.S. Senate race and here’s some good news: The failures of GOP governance are threatening Republicans' control of not only the White House, but also the Senate. Cal Cunningham leads Thom Tillis by a significant 12...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 30, 2020

Well, Indiana has decided to start sacrificing kids, their parents, and definitely their grandparents to COVID-19 starting TODAY.  In other words, kids are going back to school.    Parkview and 17 other schools in the Greater Clark County Schools district welcomed more than 10,000 students Wednesday, becoming the first school...

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  • July 30, 2020

Sadly, we have foolish people leading our country. The problem is that they are a clear and present danger to us all. They are likely to get many killed. Louie Gohmert COVID-19 Infection theory x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. By now most know that Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert has...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • July 29, 2020

In his latest screed, Trump made the usual nonsense claims, hoping to gain support from independents who might be afraid of PoC and poor people. Because no one’s heard of the FHA, Trump wants people in McMansions to vote for him, even if his claims about higher home prices is more about...

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  • July 29, 2020

Monmouth University released their Georgia poll today. They found that both Joe Biden and Donald Trump are tied 47/47 but I wanted to bring attention to the polling in both the U.S. Senate races in Georgia: In the regularly scheduled U.S. Senate election, Republican incumbent David Perdue holds a 49%...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 29, 2020

Bad enough that America’s Dumbest Congressman™ exposed his Congressional colleagues, and his staff, to the coronavirus AFTER he knew he had tested positive. It turns out he also exposed AG Barr as well: Rep. Gohmert, who was without a mask, stood outside the men’s bathroom where Barr went before he...

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  • July 29, 2020

Remember that his visit to a Texas oil-rig makes it an “official” trip. He’s whining about Fox News coverage, among other things. His fundraising shtick will have the usual things, although there likely will be some idiocy leaking from the event. Today’s meme is that “Democrats will abolish the suburbs”. The Economist’s...

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  • July 29, 2020

Trinidad native Shemika Charles holds a world record. Who is Shemika Charles—you ask? Ms. Charles is a 23-year-old performer whose claim to fame is holding the Guinness World Record for the lowest Limbo back-bend, (or whatever the verbiage) of 8.5 inches low and the longest distance walked in that contorted position—just...

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  • July 29, 2020

By now you’ve heard the superschadenfreudeisticexpialidocious news that GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert has contracted COVID-19. A positive coronavirus diagnosis would be chastening for most people — a reason to pause and reflect. But not for the dumbest man in Congress. According to KETK-TV in Texas, he’s determined to stay a maskhole...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • July 29, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D. NV) in support of Jaime Harrison (D. SC), Mike Espy (D. MS) and Adrian Perkins (D. LA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Most Southern states may have been reliably Republican for decades — but this year, Democrats are poised to beat the odds...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 29, 2020

Oh, Fox News, you’ve changed. You are not the network I married. x I am in @AirForceOne_HQ flying to the Great State of Texas. It is AMAZING in watching @FoxNews how different they are from four years ago. Not even watchable. They totally forgot who got them where they are!—...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • July 29, 2020

​Aside from being charged hourly for the fence around the Portland federal building because it blocks the street ($192,000 at last count), federal forces will be withdrawn beginning Thursday. Trump apparently hasn’t gotten the memo. “We're not leaving until they secure their city … if they don't secure their city soon,...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • July 29, 2020

Laurie Garrett and John Moore discuss herd immunity which is the default position of leaders like Trump who don’t care how many people die. Trump continues to make excuses and even regress to debunked remedies. He will sacrifice a quarter-million people to achieve re-election, making the actual death toll attributable...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • July 29, 2020

comparing the current Maine Republican Senator to predecessors such at William Cohen, Olympia Snowe, and especially Margaret Chase Smith, who directly took on Sen. “Tail-Gunner Joe” McCarthy in the 1950s. The ad even gets in Medal of Honor winner Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain from the Battle of Gettysburg. This ad makes...

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  • July 29, 2020