Lincoln Project on Presidency revealing who you are

buy contrasting previous Presidents with Trump on their reaction to crises Clinton on OK City bombing, Olympic Park bombing G W Bush on 9/11 Obama on Sandy Hook massacre, Mother Emmanuel AME shooting Charleston contrasted with Trump on Charlottesville and Kenosha just video clips of each President speaking after the tragedies The difference is clear….

NY Daily News front page contrasts pouty Trump with grown-up past presidents

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 veteran. And in Washington, current…

We Should All Take Political Advice From Mark Penn. /s.

I sense a disturbance in the Media’s Force, and according to Jehdi Mind Trick Master Mark Penn, Speaker Pelosi should send the articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate ASAP. Lord, where to begin to unpack all this BS? First up, it’s a poll only released to The Hill. A majority of respondents said Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)…

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…

The New York Times' impeachment coverage devolves into Republican talking points

Firmly adopting Republican spin as the best way to view the House impeachment of Donald Trump, The New York Times in recent days appears to have forfeited much of its news coverage to the GOP. Adopting Republican talking points that impeachment is “a political plus” for Trump; “risky” for Democrats; that the White House’s impeachment war room is…

Why Mitt Romney must demand Trump’s impeachment

Mitt Romney has never missed an opportunity to be an opportunist. Romney the leveraged buyout pioneer took advantage of the U.S. tax code to pocket tens of millions of dollars from investments in companies that failed. Mitt the mythical Massachusetts moderate transformed himself into the “severely conservative” 2012 presidential nominee by turning his back on…

Trump official all but accuses the Clintons of killing Jeffrey Epstein

You may remember Lynne Patton from the Michael Cohen hearings, when she attempted to refute Cohen’s (rather obvious) assertion that Donald Trump is a racist. Well, now the regional HUD administrator for the Trump administration is stepping into the fray again to (naturally!) accuse Bill and Hillary Clinton of killing Jeffrey Epstein. Because that’s the kind…

Heavy medal

Imagine you’re in a coffee shop when a man you don’t know sits down uninvited next to you. Scribbling on a napkin and spouting something about “tax cuts pay for themselves,” the man then confidently proclaims: “You really can't collect much money from upper-income people. They know how to get around taxes.” You’d probably roll…

Democratic Moderates Owning Their Mistakes? So E.J. Dionne Says.

E.J. Dionne Jr. wrote a recent column that covers the recent Third Way meeting in Charleston, SC.  There is the usual blather from the attendees who describe themselves as “moderates” against leftists in the Democratic Party.  But Dionne goes on to take some quotes from Third Way President Jon Cowan that supposedly demonstrates that centrists…

The best argument I've heard for impeachment so far.

It seems to be an argument almost as fundamental as “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”, and just about as insoluble. On the one hand you have activist progressives who argue that the constitution isn’t interpreted by politics, and Trump’s offenses require impeachment, and the consequences be damned. And on the other hand,…

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…

Ken Starr says Mueller report may not be 'fair and balanced'

Yes, Ken Starr, who somehow turned an investigation into a failed real estate deal into the world’s longest Penthouse Forum letter. This guy is worried about the Mueller report appearing overly politicized. This guy. Talking Points Memo: “So many questions have been raised about that staff and their leanings and so forth,” [Starr] said [in…

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…

To Republicans: Live by the Subpeona, Die by the Subpeona.

Mr. Bothsiderist — Chuck “Not My Job to Be a Referee” Todd – and several other talking heads have bemoaned the fact of the lack of “bipartisanship” by Democrats during the upcoming House hearings, but yesterday, the Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform proved that they cannot be allowed to play by the old…