BillKristol

As if Trump would be appointed Speaker of the House once the GQP takes control of the House of Representatives in 2022. Then a GOP House would impeach Biden on the way to Trump returning as POTUS* in 2024, because cartoon presidency and magical GQP thinking, like 31 days in...

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  • June 6, 2021

Former Conservative Republican Bill Kristol did not mince his words as he disparaged Trump’s Republican Party, which for all practical purposes, he has left. He has been on this necessary crusade for some time. Bill Kristol makes his case against the Republican Party See full episodes here. Bill Kristol is...

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  • May 15, 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

If the previous guy doesn’t run, the 2024 POTUS field seems “wide-open” with dark horses, stalking horses, mudders, and nags. With a seven figure advance, the Pence memoir is going to need a lot of bulk purchasers. And we know how reliable John Bolton’s thinking has been. John Bolton, Donald...

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  • April 21, 2021

Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has learned from the death of Bernie Madoff about Ponzi schemes, because QAnon surely couldn’t be a cult of personality or a grift used by criminals in charge. Because the previous guy still says “the best is yet to come”, having killed hundreds of thousands, we also know...

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  • April 19, 2021

Ted Cruz is becoming even further unhinged, as if there will be an insanity defense for sedition. Because he actually thinks he’s funny, like a Soup Nazi taking the gas pipe: Ok. No gasoline for you. (That includes jet fuel.) And what do you think film is made of? https://t.co/rVwYt7C5Ol...

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  • March 4, 2021

Jim Acosta of CNN reports that a Trump advisor says that “Trump is F’ed if further criminal proceedings happen after this impeachment trial”. Bad lawyering happened and the GOP knew it. Donald Trump's own lawyer just argued that “tired” and “fed up” voters kicked Trump out of office. x Bruce...

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  • February 9, 2021

Club rules seem to apply and Democrats don’t have the Senate votes to convict, perhaps wishing to settle for impeaching Trump twice, despite the insurrectionist attack on the Capitol. GQP senators’ cowardice continues with their fear of Trumpist voters, not wishing “to purify government, prevent future crimes and give warning to those who...

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  • February 9, 2021

As Trump refuses to appear before the Senate impeachment trial, there’s more lawfare with defamation suits resulting from 2020 election claims: Here is the 285-page, $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit that election tech company Smartmatic filed today in state court in Manhattan against Fox, Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro, Rudy...

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  • February 4, 2021

x Hours before President Trump touches down in Georgia to rally in support of Sens. Loeffler and Perdue ahead of Election Day — Loeffler announces she will object to the Electoral College certification process on Wednesday. https://t.co/GtX3iIlOW5 — Priscilla Thompson (@PriscillaWT) January 4, 2021 x Members of the #SeditionCaucus Remember...

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  • January 5, 2021

This is why we’ll have a new POTUS in three weeks, x So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus,...

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  • January 1, 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

President-elect Biden will give a speech at 8pm EST on Monday, Dec. 14th from Wilmington, DE to talk about “the electoral college vote certification and the strength and resilience of our democracy,” Until then, Trump whines about something, something… after standing wasn’t found for the strange Texas lawsuit trying to throw out...

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  • December 14, 2020

The latest bit of gross stupidity and waste of state taxpayer funds is one state suing others because fraud, something, something…. abstracting from actual votes is more representative of the will of the people….maybe…and go Constitutionally big or go home. This Texas parlor trick requires the same thing all the...

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  • December 8, 2020

Counting coup involves winning prestige against an enemy rather than doing serious damage. We’re now way past that point. But the latest gesture in search of a coup is today’s Trump meeting with MI GOP legislative leadership. It’s a sedition stunt close to horseshoes and hand grenades. They have just issued...

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  • November 20, 2020

Trump has always been a loser, but is reaching the end even as he’s trying to keep the grift going. Remember that he began campaigning for 2020 right after his inauguration. This is no different. He simply hasn’t reached the “sale by” date. The path to the bunker has 72 days...

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  • November 10, 2020

Trump eventually will be directly responsible for a quarter-million deaths from COVID. “We’re actually experiencing more death than we thought we were.” x Excess COVID death study: 75K more died in US than previously recorded#Trump is complicit in the deaths of over 210,000 Americans https://t.co/Nz3RwvzBZq— FreedomExpressed 🌊🌊 (@iPicNews) October 12,...

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  • October 15, 2020

Mussolini moment, no more #GaspingForAir at the Esso station in Milan. Trump declares himself immune. Cray-cray. x Deranged man in grips of deadly disease claims to be “immune” minutes after gasping for air on live television. https://t.co/uf4UCyZ3nr— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) October 6, 2020 First, Trump takes off his mask,...

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  • October 6, 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

Desperation abides as Breitbart says “Reports of Trump’s Defeat ‘Greatly Exaggerated’  and had to expand the total number from six to ten in order to get some semblance of closeness. This acknowledges that polling is going against Trump everywhere. Morning Consult has Trump’s approval down to 36% (61% disapproval). x Explain...

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  • July 27, 2020

Fortunately Trump has too many vices unlike Londo Cotton. x Trump cannot take fascism all the way, not because he has any virtues but because he has too many vices. It is right to see fascism and call it by its name. It is also right to mock it, resist...

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  • July 27, 2020

Yes, that is a picture of Ronald Reagan.   There is a reason for that. RVAT stands for Republican Voters Against Trump, which describes itself as These are Republicans, former Republicans, conservatives, and former Trump voters who can’t support Trump for president this fall. It is associated with several other efforts,...

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  • July 7, 2020

Donald Trump has said in the past that exercise is bad for you, so maybe his frailty and lack of vigor are no surprise.  Of course, he opened himself up to this when he claimed in 2016 that Hillary didn’t have the stamina to be president. That was almost certainly...

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  • June 15, 2020

The latest Trumpian trope could be that the second COVID wave is Mexicans!  The latest WH trial balloon is that COVID-19’s second wave is actually coming over the border, because … NAFTA, or something, something. Wait for it to appear in his Tulsa speech. itsgoingdown.org/… It’s another round of caravan-scaring, rather...

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  • June 12, 2020

So much disinformation, so little time left to election day. Malign forces are at work, not always interested in things like equal rights under the law. Which side are they on. Who are they, considering the media manipulation at work. On Wednesday morning, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea posted a video on...

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  • June 4, 2020

“Other things have never had a vaccine and they go away,” 'The Lancet,' one of the world's most respected medical journals, harshly criticized the Trump administration's handling of the pandemic and suggested that Americans should look for new leadership during the upcoming election https://t.co/NqF0zho6n6 pic.twitter.com/TlrBnoSAsB — Forbes (@Forbes) May 15,...

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  • May 15, 2020

Trump keeps lying as he goes to Camp David for a “working weekend”, prepping for a Fox News Town Hall on Sunday. x Trump is again describing their problem-plagued pandemic response as a great success, citing model estimates of up to 2.2 million people dying. “We have saved thousands and...

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  • May 1, 2020

More distraction and diversion today as chaos continues. Trump is trying to exploit his acceding “authority” to the states but is unhappy that someone who betrayed him will get to serve out his sentence at home. More distraction and diversion today as chaos continues. Trump is trying to exploit his...

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  • April 17, 2020

In the final days of World War II, when the Allies were surrounding Germany and even landed in France, Hitler diverted critical and increasingly shrinking military resources to accelerate the deportation of Jews to concentration camps. The hatred he had for them overruled any kind of logic. Incredibly, targeted raids...

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  • March 21, 2020

Like some luxury hybrid/EV cars’ piping exhaust noise into the entertainment system, will TV networks add crowd noise to broadcasts. Darn that regional/homecourt advantage. x Breaking: NCAA president Mark Emmert has announced that all championship events, including the Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments, will take place with only essential staff...

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  • March 11, 2020

So many different games of the middling sort. From Nikki Haley invoking “liberal socialist” to what ever counts as appeals to “moderates”. Moderates’ fear of extremism and controversy will get more complicated as 2016 will get revisited by the prospect of a contested convention. Salt’s granularity gets more complex rather...

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  • February 12, 2020

The opening of the Senate trial at 1 pm ET will be more interesting if only because the WH defense team will try their hardest to avoid any mention of John Bolton. Television coverage that started at 10 am ET mentions the importance of the GOP Senator lunch prior to the...

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  • January 27, 2020

Trump did hold the aid to ensure a personal benefit including the ordering of various agencies and staff to rationalize the hold in order to force a Ukraine investigation announcement. Trump may still be emboldened to force such a statement from Ukraine president Zelensky after that expected acquittal. “If Republicans bear...

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  • December 31, 2019

Joe Walsh, who we’d known in 2015 as a Tea Party reactionary, evolved ever slightly as he’s trying to run for POTUS in 2020. Never-Trumping is a strange notion. Trump thinks it’s a synonym for anyone against him, when it is more about Republicans or conservatives who oppose Trump. x...

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  • December 9, 2019

Some civil disobedience acts are better than others, like storming a SCIF, because to Gaetz, some kayfabe stunts are more legal than others during an impeachment inquiry. On the bright side, at least Gaetz didn’t melt or burst into flames. x Gaetz wants women who threw drink at him to...

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  • November 14, 2019

GOP disinformation and gaslighting got real wacky yesterday, with Devin Nunes claiming a projection of cult of personality that sure sounds like Trumpism. WATCH: Rep. Nunes on the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry and Chairman Schiff: “These are a group of people loyally following their leader as he bounces from one outlandish...

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  • November 1, 2019

The road to the bunker seems a lot clearer after William Taylor’s testimony, in which he clearly describes the regular and irregular agenda channels in the Arms for Dirt scandal. Three “amigos” and Rudy are described clearly in Taylor’s opening statement. Of them, Sondland now appears to have perjured himself. Even...

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  • October 23, 2019

The biggest leaker of them all: Jarvanka will throw all kinds of folks under the bus. Jarvanka thinks that because Barr prevented the Mueller report from reaching them, that they won’t at some moment be held accountable in the aftermath of the Trump regime’s attempt to destroy US democracy.  They remain...

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  • October 21, 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

With media mogul Oprah Winfrey reportedly considering a run for the Democratic presidential nomination and a large section of the Democratic establishment being at least interested in supporting her candidacy for the Democratic nomination, it’s time for me to talk about reasons why I wouldn’t support Oprah unless she wins...

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  • January 9, 2018