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After being assailed by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, strictly for political trolling points, Dr. Anthony Fauci made it a point to praise the new attitudes of some Republicans endorsing the Covid-19 vaccines. Republican congressman Steve Scalise who has worked as hard as any conservative to destroy anything with the word...

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  • July 26, 2021

A new audio recording shows that Kurt Volker set up and was on a phone call in which Giuliani badgered Zelensky’s aide Yermak to “announce investigations into possible corruption by Biden in Ukraine, and into claims that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election to hurt Trump.” There clearly was a...

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  • June 8, 2021
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It depresses me to acknowledge this, but the Republicans’ commitment to blatant and serial lying, and Orwellian “make believe” governing, pose a real threat by overwhelming the public debate and individual’s efforts to stay grounded.  While a bit well-worn (and of uncertain provenance), this quote is fundamentally true: “A lie can travel halfway around...

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  • May 15, 2021

Trump's DOJ secretly obtained Washington Post reporters’ phone records “The Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Washington Post journalists' phone records and tried to obtain their email records over reporting they did in the early months of the Trump administration on Russia's role in the 2016 election, according to government letters...

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  • May 8, 2021

Fear and loathing rises in the land of previous guy. The raid on Giuliani’s apartment and office netted the Feds 10 devices, laptops and phones. According to the Trump adviser, the (Giuliani) raid ignited a sense of fear inside the former President's orbit that Justice Department officials may be more willing...

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  • May 2, 2021

Received this e-mail from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s (D. OH) gubernatorial campaign: x We don't need some hedge fund millionaire like @JDVance1 claiming to speak for working families who are struggling to get by. In Dayton, we passed universal pre-k and the results have been incredible both for kids and...

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  • April 29, 2021

Remember when Trump said: “I know people that like the Confederate flag and they're not thinking about slavery”. Maybe we can finally get to that obstruction of justice because the former United States President tried to blackmail Ukraine into helping him cheat in our 2020 election. We’ll have more chances...

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  • April 29, 2021

Remember that the Trump pardon will not protect Steve Bannon from NY prosecution on his multimillion-dollar border wall grift. Investigators employed by the state attorney general were deputized to work as prosecutors with the team led by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. (D), whose investigation of Bannon began shortly after...

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  • March 28, 2021

The country needs to take a second look at the meaning of radical and change. Since January of 2019, the Republican party has drawn from their quiver, poisoned conservative-tipped arrows, sharpened and aimed directly at the liberal heart of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. As has been consistent with the Republican party for...

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  • March 8, 2021
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Texas really is full of dumb GOP fuckers: x NEW: Texas AG Ken Paxton left the state during the deadly power outages last week to meet with his counterpart in Utah. Paxton's spox did not answer Qs about when he left or returned and why the trip was not postponed....

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  • February 22, 2021

Mitch McConnell’s mini-me does his usual reactionary foolishness as the Senators are sworn in for the second Trump trial. “In a 55 to 45 vote that strongly suggested that the Senate does not have the votes to convict Donald Trump, senators narrowly killed a Republican effort to dismiss the impeachment...

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  • January 26, 2021

Now everybody knows there’s exceptions to this rule, Now don’t be getting’ mad, when we playin’; it’s cool Rapper and actor Queen Latifah, wrote those words in 1993. Her words seem most appropriate for Republicans who ruled the Senate with an iron fist in a barbed wire glove. The denial...

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  • January 22, 2021

As Steve Bannon is pardoned for scamming border wall money, he’s likely the new operative for a Trump political party to promote neo-fascism. Trump has trial ballooned it prior to leaving DC and its site of a recent insurrection. Bannon has been speaking with Trump in recent weeks. x Trump pardons Stephen...

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  • January 20, 2021

As Trump’s one term winds to a thankful close, one of the largest scandals remains seemingly forgotten and bizarrely unexplained.  There not only has never been a counter-intelligence investigation into Trump’s connections with Russia and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election — but we have learned that this is because that investigation was secretly thwarted...

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  • January 17, 2021
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Contradictions and false consciousness inhabit many Trumpists and Trump voters, demanding a crypto-fascist election outcome, a sad commentary on the times. Trump himself is left with autocratic fantasies fed by his closest sycophants. x Sources who have gotten used to Trump’s eruptions over four years sound scared by what’s transpired in...

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  • December 20, 2020

There are now so many pardon requests there’s a spreadsheet for them, but Trump’s so angry at the lost loyalty, the list could be smaller. Trump just sees no evil, even in a mirror. There may be a firing spree, among other irrational acts by a Trump now confronted by...

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  • December 16, 2020

Stories do have consequences, and following Trump’s American Carnage, truth will out in the larger American narrative. This James Fallows essay is worth reading, made important by the trial balloon of making Andrew Cuomo the AG nominee. For Biden personally, as president, the best thing he can do for most of...

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  • December 13, 2020

Watching the depressing and alarming spectacle of 17 Republican states joining Texas’s bad faith, frivolous Supreme Court application to overturn the election in favor of Trump, I am reminded that in September 2015 I wrote a post titled “The Sad Truth of John Boehner’s Resignation” — which received 1,275 Recommends, 789 Comments and,...

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  • December 10, 2020

I have had a very hard week this past week.   I heard two weeks ago about my classmate Willard was being hospitalized in my hometown with Covid.   I have lost several classmates up there  The picture above is my classmates Willard and Gail who had an only child who lost...

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  • December 8, 2020
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A loser’s victory rally, what a message. In his Valdosta, Georgia speech on Saturday Trump will essentially repeat his 46 minute Facebook rant from Wednesday with a few local references and additional stupid ad libs. Save that hour for more productive activities that don’t involve super-spreading. They’re “not dumb in Georgia” but...

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  • December 3, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want John Kasich to be nominated for a Biden cabinet position. His chants of “Lock her up” during the run-up to the 2016 election were nothing but hideous, and it plagues this nation to this very day. Trump has weaponized it against powerful...

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  • November 26, 2020

So today, Donald Trump called an impromptu press conference in order to swiftly take credit for the rising stock market. After the Dow cleared 30,000 for the first time ever, Trump rushed to gild his own lily-white ass. (I assume he doesn’t spray-tan there, but who knows? I also assumed 70...

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  • November 24, 2020

I’ve seen a lot of epic rants, but this one was particularly potent. Ned Staebler viciously and correctly called out the blatant racism of two Republican who were refusing to certify the presidential election results in Michigan’s Wayne County.  Staebler pointed out the two Republican racists—Board of Canvassers members Monica Palmer and William...

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  • November 18, 2020

CISA director Chris Krebs learned he was fired by reading Trump’s tweet. Trump and the bunker path of scorched earth could end in Trump fleeing Berlin and driving a scooter into a lake. “Like a drowning man, he grabs on to whatever false accusation he can as a lifeline.” x...

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  • November 18, 2020

Two days ago, Donald Trump had the long knives out for Fox News. He retweeted numerous supporters who were vowing to ditch Fox for Newsmax and OANN. And he also tweeted this: x .@FoxNews daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime even WORSE. Very sad to watch this happen, but...

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  • November 14, 2020

We’ve all heard it before, ad nauseam: Donald Trump demands loyalty. That’s not exactly right, of course. Donald Trump demands lickspittle obeisance 24/7, and anything short of that will trigger a poo-flinging the likes of which we’ve never seen before. Exhibit A: x .@FoxNews daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime...

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  • November 12, 2020

In the midst of increased voting plurality is this also true: “Trump appears to also have increased strength among rural Black voters across the ‘Black Belt.’” Will that then also reveal itself in the Georgia special US Senate election on 5 January. x REUTERS/IPSOS POLL: About 80% of Americans, including...

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  • November 11, 2020

Surely it couldn’t be cynical demagoguery about denying the existence of of a pandemic or is it more about trying to visit ever more cruelty upon defenseless fellow citizens. Trump’s reign of cruelty is ending where it began. https://t.co/aBheKGGy50 — Slate (@Slate) November 10, 2020 But Trump’s favorite riff was...

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  • November 10, 2020

Accidental IMPOTUS declares 'total landscaping'. Video killed the radio star as he tucked in his shirt. “The term “urban sprawl” was first used in an article in The Times in 1955 as a negative comment on the state of London's outskirts. Definitions of sprawl vary; researchers in the field acknowledge...

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  • November 9, 2020

As in 2016 there are key counties that will lead to victories. The NY Times identifies 20 of them, even if there could be surprises in the final counting. The weird calculations include the multiple visits in 2016 and 2020 to Macomb county, Michigan by Trump and the insistence on thinking...

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  • November 2, 2020

Spin the wheel of presidential absurdity! Where will it land today? Let’s see. Nukin’ hurricanes, border moat, injecting disinfectant, dry-humping the flag, windmill cancer, invisible planes … and today it’s … ordering malts during a highly classified intelligence briefing! Politico: President Donald Trump was in the middle of receiving a highly classified...

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  • October 20, 2020

The second actual debate will happen on Thursday from Tennessee. Trump won’t be able to help himself in terms of interrupting Biden. Or perhaps there will be some of the same stunts as 2016. x NEW: Kristen Welker, moderator of the Oct. 22 presidential debate at @BelmontUniv, has selected topics:...

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  • October 18, 2020

There’s better news for 2020 because the Dornsife poll had predicted the approaching bad news for Clinton in the 2016 election, however accidentally. Biden is in much better shape with three weeks left. But there will be disinformation as the GOP gets desperate. For example, it can be hazardous to draw broad conclusions...

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  • October 12, 2020
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With all the news that’s going on, this has resurfaced: According to court filings obtained by American Ledger, North Carolina Republican Senator Thom Tillis’ ex-wife alleged “cruel and inhuman treatment” by Tillis, raising questions about the reasons surrounding the couple’s eventual divorce. In Tennessee, where the couple was married, “cruel...

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  • October 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: x Texas-sized voter phone bank with (get this!!!) @WillieNelson, @Oprah, @BernieSanders, @JulianCastro, @StaceyAbrams, @AndrewYang & MORE! We’ll call over 1 million Texas voters on the eve of Early Voting – sign up for...

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  • October 9, 2020

I’m getting a real Custer at Little Bighorn vibe lately when it comes to the GOP. Donald Trump has very quickly become an albatross around Republicans’ necks. An albatross with COVID. Which is the worst kind of albatross, really. The Hill: Trump is struggling mightily with the groups that powered...

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  • October 6, 2020

Beto O’Rourke, who narrowly lost to Ted Cruz for Texas’s Senate seat in 2018, and Tory Gavito, cofounder of Way to Win, have an op-ed in today’s WaPo urging Biden to fight for Texas’s 38 EVs: Joe Biden can end the drama on election night. All he has to do...

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  • October 4, 2020

From theGrio: Just days after President Donald Trump appeared to support the white nationalist group, Proud Boys, during Tuesday night’s presidential debate — only to later disavow them after mounting pressure — a photograph has recently surfaced showing Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) with a member and organizer of the organization. The photo, which has made its...

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  • October 4, 2020

The strident Trump defense is coding and awaiting burial beneath the freshly shoveled dirt of racism. Even the once exuberant Trump defenders such as Boris Epstein and Rick Santorum are offering meek defenses in attempts to avoid the flinging poo hurled by a flailing and scared president.  The desperation is...

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  • October 2, 2020

Of course he does: U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said Thursday he has “grave concerns” about North Carolina’s absentee by-mail system, less than two days after he said he had so much faith in the system that he challenged his Democratic challenger, Cal Cunningham, to vote by mail. Tillis’ about-face comes...

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  • September 26, 2020

Many people talk about becoming Canadian because of Trump. Here’s a guy that did it. Are we really on a path to fascism or is this overblown? He became a Canadian because of Trump. x x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central...

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  • September 25, 2020

Just going to leave this here: x The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. #Scalia https://t.co/QXHfOpEY6G— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) February 14, 2016 I wanted to take yesterday to mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg but I did not want...

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  • September 19, 2020

The Trump Administration does not dispute that Dana Rohrabacher and Charles Johnson offered Assange a pardon from Trump if he would say Russia had nothing to do with the DNC Wikileaks.   Assange was offered presidential pardon to help 'resolve' Russia's role in the DNC hack and cover up links...

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  • September 18, 2020

Back at the beginning of the year, Trump assassinated Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and a close confidant of the Iranian ayatollah. Undoubtedly Soleimani was responsible for a lot of terror attacks and the deaths of Americans, but Trump didn’t kill him because of that. (Trump...

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  • September 14, 2020

Trump Russia continues, as IMPOTUS* covers for Russia, and DHS & DoJ defections continue in the assessment of 2016 and 2020 Russian actions. Will John Durham create an “interim” deliverable for Bill Barr’s ‘October Surprise’. x This is false. No independent arbiter “determined” this about Mueller. The DOJ IG said the Russia probe was...

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  • September 13, 2020

Chris Hayes, in no uncertain terms, lays out how America arrived at being the laughing stock to the rest of the world because of Trump's doings or the lack thereof. Chris Hayes lays it out on Trump x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Chris Hayes points out an...

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  • September 8, 2020

The real story breaking is the 2012 performance piece Trump created to “fire” an actor playing PBO. But the real transition will be leaving Donald’s house of Klan kayfabe in 2021. Ten years earlier Trump couldn’t get over being humiliated by PBO at the 2011 WHCA dinner and still can’t get past...

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  • September 6, 2020

The summary of today's Trump presser: Trump defended Kyle Rittenhouse x Trump actually offers a defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, his right-wing supporter who killed two protesters. “I guess he was in very big trouble, he probably would've been killed.” pic.twitter.com/XFBtDOHP8y— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) August 31, 2020 x To be...

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  • August 31, 2020

Even the pandemic and Kushner’s role in the connections to Russia demonstrate how much the Kremlin remains operative in WH decision-making. If nothing else, the GOP platform is attracted to one strong-man, one-party rule. x 😳 The GOP just announced that there is no 2020 platform this year other than...

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  • August 24, 2020

It is indeed a tough way to make a living, but our lived experience tells us that we can survive Trumpism. Even if he steals the election he will get removed. Like the Las Vegas show The Act, and the Steele report of golden showers in the Russian hotel, it...

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  • August 21, 2020
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