Tim Kaine says Obama called Trump a fascist prior to election

Well, Obama is incredibly smart and observant, so … NBC News: Barack Obama called Donald Trump a “fascist” in a phone conversation with Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia during the 2016 presidential election, Kaine says in a video clip featured in an upcoming documentary about Hillary Clinton. Kaine, Clinton's running mate on the Democratic ticket,…

The impeachment letter Trump could have sent to Nancy Pelosi

December 22, 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Madam Speaker: I wrote you this past Tuesday to protest in the strongest possible terms the partisan impeachment charade you and your Democrat conspirators were about to perpetrate in the House of Representatives. Nevertheless, you persisted. I have…

Barr turns to familiar faces for bogus probe of Russia investigation

This is the legal landscape now before the man who must be identified as the attorney general of the United States: The unanimous consensus of the American intelligence community, the findings of the Mueller investigation, and the bipartisan conclusion of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence all agree that the Russian Federation interfered in the…

The 'Everyone could have predicted' president: Trade war fiasco edition

Among other things, Donald Trump will go down in history as the “everyone could have predicted” president. That is, it’s not just that the 45th president of the United States has failed to deliver on pretty much every promise that he made to the American people; it’s that the fact that Trump’s guarantees would crash and burn was…

Hillary's favorite color is apparently burnt orange

Burn, baby, burn! x The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted. https://t.co/0zHnWvGjSv — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 19, 2019 Trumpster inferno …  And some context, from Politico … just in case, for some bizarre…

FEC chair to Trump: prove your phony voter fraud claims or shut your lie-hole

FEC Chair Ellen Weintraub has had it with Donald Trump’s half-baked paranoid fantasies about voter fraud. So she’s asking him once again to prove that he was robbed in the 2016 election — an accusation he continues to level despite “winning” the election by a commanding margin of minus-3 million votes.  During his latest Nuremberg…

Donald Trump’s color-coded geography of hate

“When I am president, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally, and protected equally,” Donald Trump declared on July 22, 2016, as he accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president. “Every action I take, I will ask myself: does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago,…

Trump thinks he lost California because 'illegals' vote 'many times'

I’d love to believe in a world where I’m not a champion high jumper because Canadian spies sneak into my bedroom at night and surreptitiously force-feed me McDonald’s hot apple pies through a beer bong. But, sadly, I live in consensus reality, so no. But Donald Trump doesn’t have any such restraints. Some might think…

Trump and Barr bring three decades of GOP criminality full circle

Historical events occur twice, Karl Marx famously said, first as tragedy and then as farce. But when it comes to the rampant lawlessness of Republican presidential administrations, the record is a succession of national tragedies for the United States. And the damage to America’s democratic institutions is no laughing matter. As President Trump, his attorney…

Donald Trump’s 10 most pathetically predictable broken promises

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican Donald Trump presented a unique conundrum for the public and pundits alike. Simply put, Trump lied at a rate never before seen in modern American politics. No candidate in the 21st century, from either party, even came close. Writing in The Atlantic that September, Salena Zito offered this warning…

The Republicans' Jewish problem

Here are some friendly words of advice to my Republican friends eager to regurgitate Donald Trump’s talking point about the Democratic Party being “anti-Jewish.” Before you hold up Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar as the poster child for anti-Semitic tropes, note that Trump himself already occupies that space. After all, he told those “good negotiator” Jewish…

IL-Sen: Dick Durbin (D) Pushes The Call For Making The Mueller Report Public

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin’s (D. IL) re-election campaign: According to recent news reports, we can expect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election to wrap up at any time now. Former CIA Director John Brennan even suggested indictments could come down as soon as tomorrow….

Mitt Romney deserves no credit and no apologies on Russia

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was back in the headlines this week—not for any particular wisdom regarding authoritarian regimes and movements she shared with the House Intelligence Committee, but for this: “I personally owe an apology to now-Senator Romney, because I think that we underestimated what was going on in Russia. I was on…

Steve King broke the first rule of White Club

When Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King lamented that language like “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization” had “become offensive,” GOP leaders like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appeared horrified. But if they were shocked—SHOCKED!—to find Steve King’s racism going on in their Republican Party, they shouldn’t have been. King, after all,…