Betrayal

For Christmas (and Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa), Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to give working-class West Virginians a child tax credit, child care assistance, free preschool, two free years of community college, lower health insurance premiums, expanded Medicare, home health care assistance for the elderly, an expanded Earned Income Tax Credit...

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  • October 16, 2021

You could say Ted Cruz is about as funny as a debilitating brain parasite, but that would be imprecise. He’s as funny as a brain parasite attempting to do prop comedy at 1 a.m on a Wednesday at a Sioux Falls Holiday Inn. In other words, much less funny than your workaday...

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  • October 10, 2021

I have rolled a question around in my head for months; why are Republicans so mean? I have concluded that it is not meanness, it is fear. The fear of betraying the religion of Trump and fear of being called stupid. Having a point and blind devotion to a point...

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  • October 1, 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

More GQP spotted owl-isms, riffing on culture war again because Moscow Mitch claimed last year that the Democrats’ nanny-state will regulate 'how many hamburgers you can eat'. Now GOP governors are beefing with a Biden policy that does not exist. More manufactured crisis, courtesy of RWNJ media. x Saw Greg Abbott comment on...

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  • April 26, 2021

Trump never truly understood why Paul Manafort chose Mike Pence as his Vice President. Trump thought that Pence’s commitment to theocracy would serve Trump’s con of the evangelicals and guarantee loyalty rather than the opposite. Trump got “betrayed” by Pence because he knew Trump would never really be able to deliver a...

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  • February 24, 2021

I know many don’t read Bruni’s column in the NYT, often for good reason, but sometimes it is worthwhile. Some here didn’t appreciate my comments on the Lincoln Project for varying reasons such as “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”, I replied I don’t believe that crap. I...

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  • February 17, 2021

Riot declared at 1:49pm. Pence evacuated at 2:26pm. The count is now $3.5 million supporting the 6 January demonstration, up from the $2.7 previously reported. The approach by the House impeachment managers is to not hold the GOP jury members accountable, rather showing how Mitt Romney and VP Pence nearly...

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  • February 10, 2021

​ Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice...

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  • January 30, 2021

This is CYA in my opinion but does not explain her close ties to the 3 percenters.  AJC ( Atlanta Journal) had a story up on her ties with  the 3 percenters and other Militia groups which are supposed to be illegal in Ga.   She asked  a guy named Doles...

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  • January 28, 2021

I guess when your entire shtick is based on fantasy and lies, the people you lied to get upset when you fail to overturn your election loss by ordering Space Force to beam Joe Biden off the inaugural dais at the Zero Hour. Now the Proud Boys of all groups...

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  • January 20, 2021

Read the room, knuckleheads! The Hill: A group of conservative lawmakers are plotting to oust House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.) from her leadership role, citing issues with her announcement that she would vote to impeach President Trump for inciting last week's riot at the Capitol. GOP lawmakers behind the effort, which are...

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  • January 13, 2021

Move on and whatever you do don’t use the “T-word” Let’s forget about all the times he has praised armed extreme right wing terrorist groups, because well you know, they are good people. Let’s ignore his impeachment, he was just yanking Ukraine's crank. Can we just move on from 350,000...

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  • January 5, 2021

Yes, where are David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler? Why aren’t they supporting Trump’s righteous crusade to STOP THE STEAL?!?!? x Why are my own #GA Senators ⁦@KLoeffler⁩ & ⁦@Perduesenate⁩ not supporting this effort? ⁦@SenatorLoeffler⁩ ⁦@sendavidperdue⁩ #DoNotCertify #StoptheSteal #MillionMagaMarch #JAN6 #GAsen #gagop https://t.co/ZJ8ZSZsZiN— Amy Kremer (@AmyKremer) January 2, 2021 < p...

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  • January 4, 2021

Trump’s staff may have tricked him into thinking he has a line-item veto. Attention-seeking becomes purer for the desperate POTUS*. Trump dithered because he thinks that improves an “unpredictability” brand that shines the turd of incompetence. Trying to make indecisiveness a fashion statement only works when horseshoes are hand grenades. One...

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  • December 28, 2020

Desperation and unhingery on the way to the bunker. “Shoo fly don’t bother me”. x Inside the White House, Trump is lashing out, and everyone is in the blast zone. At this point, if officials aren't in the “use DHS or the military to impound voting machines” camp, the president...

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  • December 22, 2020

There will be plenty of memorials to the Trump reign, but the most significant one will be the betrayal of democracy. It raises the matter of Washington Monument sized piles of information stolen from the US government. But maybe he’ll be remembered for promising some of his advisors that “he will refuse...

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  • December 16, 2020

Lack of standing is the reason for SCOTUS dismissing the Ken Paxton suit to overturn the votes of four states. Meritless frivolity remains. x #BREAKING: #SCOTUS throws out Texas's suit attempting to challenge presidential election results in four battleground states, granting Texas leave to file its complaint but summarily dismissing its...

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  • December 11, 2020

As each day passes, Trump adds to an already impressive body of evidence arguing that he should be considered the worst president in U.S. history.  But, taking a dispassionate, long view, there are a small number of surprisingly strong contenders for this title.  This history call is depressingly closer than it...

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  • December 6, 2020

Regular Trump golf partner Chris Ruddy disclaims any NewsMax takeover by Trump who was only offered a weekly spot among the documentaries of “Hitler’s rise” programming. Trump seems now more interested in doing a deal with OANN, considering how often he recommends them. OANN: what is the alternative far-right media...

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  • November 16, 2020

“Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.” Trump’s betrayal has come from a number of sources, and he’s going to spend more than a bit of time trying to get revenge on what he called ‘fake news’ today. More interesting will be when someone somewhere picks up the...

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  • September 27, 2020

Michael Gerson is a lifelong Republican who was George W. Bush’s speechwriter for several years. He also holds strong anti-abortion (he would say, pro-life) views and he is a longtime WaPo columnist, largely conservative (in the old-fashioned sense) and occasionally moderate, enough that I read his work sometimes. I’m glad...

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  • September 18, 2020

We need a more hinged POTUS, as Trump is now mongering actual violence rather than fear from the White House. Scorched earth on the path to the bunker is continuing. Trump is all about escalating the white retaliation begun 12 years ago. x .@realDonaldTrump is despicable. His entire campaign is...

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  • September 12, 2020

Getting a little bit sick of QAnon morons posting on my page about phony pedophile rings in pizza parlors, yet are totally cool with actual creeps like Roy Moore, Jim Jordan, and Epstein’s friend Donald Trump.  Well, here’s another Republican name I’m going to throw in their face. His name is Brian...

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  • August 26, 2020

The Huffington Post reports that U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R. CO) has been boosting a new Facebook ad touting his record being Trump lapdog. But as the article points out that the only place you won’t see it popping up is in Colorado: In theory, the campaign may not have...

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  • August 17, 2020

​Will Saletan discusses “Trump’s interference or negligence in every stage of the government’s failure: preparation, mobilization, public communication, testing, mitigation, and reopening.” Then America’s luck ran out. “The U.S., which accounts for less than 5% of the world population, leads all other countries in global coronavirus infections and deaths” —...

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  • August 10, 2020

It is the GOP white whale, a continuing trope, to loot the social security system by eliminating it, and Trump wanted no defections in 2020. It is a sign of desperation to step on what has been a third rail of recent decades and a more symbolic attack on the...

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  • August 9, 2020

The Senate has adjourned for the weekend, after refusing to negotiate with Democrats for a desperately-needed COVID-19 relief bill. Democrats had compromised, agreeing to come down yet again to $2 trillion spent to help the country through the worst health and economic crisis in our nation's history. It’s just too expensive, Republicans say. For context, the GOP...

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  • August 8, 2020

Trump might not the necessary evil that he claims to be, “mainlining from Fox a daily picture of the protests”, and cares about nothing other than keeping his base, assuming that the battleground states will stay close. The problem is that Democrats are never on the side of anarchists, nor...

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  • July 28, 2020

Joe Anderson at Slate Magazine has a great piece where he trashes Republicans like Kevin McCarthy, Brian Kemp and the Cato Institute for praising Rep. John Lewis (D. GA) as a hero while constantly blocking his legacy on voting rights. But Anderson really singles out the biggest obstructionist to Lewis’...

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  • July 19, 2020

Former GOP Congresswoman Claudine Schneider represented Rhode Island’s 2nd District from 1981-1991. She is also the founder of the group, Republicans for Integrity. According to the groups website, it is an organization where former GOP representatives “who feel compelled to remind Republican voters about the fundamentals of our party and...

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  • July 11, 2020

I think highly of Vanity Fair’s Gabe Sherman, but his latest piece with the information that Moscow MItch is giving Trump until Labor Day to turn things around or he is on his own is complete and utter bullshit. Nervous Republicans worried about losing the Senate are now debating when...

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  • July 3, 2020

Do not ever stand in the way of the Lincoln Project or you risk getting run over. It has been barely 24 hours since the news broke that the Commander in Chief of our armed forces had known that Russia’s Putin was offering bounty money for US soldiers killed in...

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  • June 28, 2020

It’s now been confirmed and it was in the Presidential Daily Brief: Trump and Pence knew of the Russian bounty on US troops and did nothing. The Lincoln Project has gotten right on it: x Putin paid a bounty to kill American soldiers. @realDonaldTrump knew about it but did nothing....

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  • June 28, 2020

Reportedly, Donald Trump declines the wearing of a protective mask because either it will make him look silly, or he believes it will give the wrong message to the American public, be afraid. There is a dark history to men wearing masks, magicians, executioners, and thieves. The current president has...

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  • May 11, 2020

Man-child wreaks revenge by reassigning WH and NSC personnel in anticipation of the next outrage. Trimming the NSC staff in certain areas will allow for fewer witnesses when, not if, the next bit of Trump criming happens. x Trump has “discussed removing Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the IC…...

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  • February 8, 2020

Even as Susan Collins and perhaps Lisa Murkowski votes for witnesses, there will be an eventual vote against conviction and then the cover-up begins. x “It's not a real trial and it's not a real exoneration,” @KirstenPowers says. “And it's a cover-up,” @CarlBernstein adds. “That's what the Senate has now...

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  • January 31, 2020

Using a description from Wikipedia, admittedly a dubious source, after the roll of a pair of dice and the chance presentation of a single pip on each die, placed together they resemble a snake’s eyes. This sort of roll also draws a comparison with the discomfiting reputation of the snake...

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  • January 3, 2020

This Elizabeth Warren message to those Democrats seeking the mythical center was succinct and on point. It was, stop being naive. Progressives understand Republicans will not do the right thing for the poor & middle-class. Elizabeth Warren calls out Democratic naivete “Unlike some Democrats, some candidates for the Democratic nomination,”...

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  • December 15, 2019

Trump’s complete and clueless capitulation to Turkey and the associated betrayal of the Kurds continues as a “pause” in combat operations is to last 120 hours prior to the meeting in Sochi between Erdogan and Putin. 300,000 people are now said to be displaced. Erdogan expected a confrontational meeting, but the...

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  • October 18, 2019

Now that our nation’s promises are worth less than a degree from Trump University, our enemies see openings wider than the Wiffleball holes in Donald Trump’s brain. Julia Davis, a Russian media analyst who’s written for The Washington Post and The Daily Beast, recently unearthed the following gem from Russian...

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  • October 13, 2019

The reports on the ethnic cleansing of the Syrian Kurds — and that is what Turkey is doing — are heartbreaking.  Supposedly, there is real anger among Senate Republicans about Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds, but what is not getting reported is the inadequate response from those supposedly outraged Republicans:  economic sanctions...

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  • October 13, 2019

x Saturday night protest at the #KremlinAnnex. 305 protests65 consecutive weeks 15 months standing against the corrupt Putin’s puppet occupying our WH! #resist pic.twitter.com/xfS6XUDUuB — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) October 13, 2019 x Or #kremlinAnnex tonight! https://t.co/lqZE02vH19 pic.twitter.com/9xhFbNlH8m — Impeach45 🍑 (@DonaDickinson) October 12, 2019 x Have you read about our...

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  • October 12, 2019

The predicted bloodbath unfolds. Wapo does an excellent summary of the current situation. x Turkish state-backed media hails a “successful operation” to “neutralize” an unarmed 35-year old woman working to unite Arabs, Christians, and Kurds in NE Syria. Ms. Hevrin Khalef was reportedly dragged from a vehicle and shot to...

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  • October 12, 2019

Pelosi quotes Paine: “The times have found us.” x Tune in as I speak live from the U.S. Capitol.  https://t.co/j6UMq4TC5u— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) September 24, 2019 The House will move forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Trump x BREAKING: Speaker Pelosi: “I'm announcing the House of Representatives is moving...

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  • October 12, 2019

Turkish bombardment continues prior to a Turkish ground advance over the border. At least 16 Kurdish fighters have been killed by Turkish forces. #Turkey has already conducted 181 airstrikes in the area. Civilian casualties are unknown. These attacks and the death toll are on the President’s hands. #Syria https://t.co/vrGp4cFy1i —...

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  • October 10, 2019

Another strange day for disinformation, as Trump implied that the 11,000 Kurds who died fighting alongside US troops may have fought for something less. Like his prior attempt to withdraw from Syria by tweet, he remains unfit. And as a matter of accuracy, unlike Iran’s Grand Mufti’s collaboration with the Nazis, Kurds...

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  • October 10, 2019

x Editorial cartoon:The GOP defends Trump.https://t.co/3IfREz1mIB pic.twitter.com/wvOIEaw5l1 — Las Vegas Sun (@LasVegasSun) October 8, 2019 Trump’s the guy who would sue an automaker for damages because his getaway car got a flat, just as he said he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose voters. That remains true as long as...

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  • October 9, 2019

Like Jerry Falwell Jr and his pool boy, everybody’s got stakes in the Rapture. Speaking in tongues, handling snakes, and laying on hands is not going to save Trump. #TurkeyIsNotOurFriend x Pat Robertson is “appalled” by Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria: “The President of the United States is...

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  • October 7, 2019

x Sitting next to a couple in their 80’s as they talk about #Syria He adjusts his hearing aid as she says, “We’re abandoning the #Kurds who fought w us, now ISIS May make a comeback.” 😬😬 — heather nauert (@HeatherNauert) October 7, 2019 Turkey roll. The dealmaking poobah failed...

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  • October 7, 2019
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