Bipartisanship

Before 2016 if you told most Americans that Donald Trump would become president, they would have laughed or thought you were joking. The outspoken businessman and tv personality was a complete outsider to the world of politics. Yet his antics and political rhetoric were not. Trump can thank Newt Gingrich...

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  • July 12, 2021

This is not new taxation, this is merely collecting what is due. By Timothy F. Geithner, Jacob J. Lew, Henry M. Paulson Jr., Robert E. Rubin and Lawrence H. Summers. Six hundred billion dollars per year, and growing: That is two-thirds of total nondefense discretionary spending by the federal government,...

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  • June 10, 2021

It does seem clear that in the name of “bipartisanship, there may be pro-Trumpists chosen who will attempt to sabotage such a commission, because some will accept the same false premises manufactured in both Trump impeachments. Perhaps the most important thing is that it focuses the scope of the commission on “the...

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  • May 16, 2021

Once again, Jen Psaki had to challenge a reporter’s false premise and then school him on the question he asked. Jen Psaki strikes again See full episodes here. Jen Psaki continues to be effective at her job as the White House Press Secretary. Today she had to tackle a reporter who...

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  • April 9, 2021

Chuck Todd challenged Sen. Roger Wicker on Republican policy failures, including a tax cut that did not work, while GOP opposes the infrastructure bill. Chuck Todd called out Republican policies See full episodes here Chuck Todd did something he rarely does. He consistently challenged a Republican on his program. Moreover, he...

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  • April 4, 2021

A confident Joe Biden responded to a reporter’s comment that Mitch McConnell said he would fight the bill at every turn was epic. Joe Biden challenges Republicans. See full episodes here. President Joe Biden got some excellent news today. Hiring accelerated last month as U.S. employers added 916,000 workers to their...

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  • April 2, 2021

As many here know I am a Democratic Socialist and a long time Bernie supporter. I listened to Biden today and was impressed as he sounded like a democrat of old, i.e. what present day republicans would term as a screaming raving socialist. I was happy with my vote for...

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  • March 25, 2021

The mainstream media once again is allowing the Right to dictate the message. Jen Psaki swats it away well. The filibuster must die. The postal service needs you. Jen Psaki swats MSM follies. Filibuster must die. Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom:...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • March 24, 2021

The mainstream media as usual allows the Right to dictate the narrative. Jen Psaki dispatched this reporter on his McConnell-induced question perfectly. Jen Psaki dispatches the reporter’s silly bipartisan question. See full episodes here. Recently Mitch McConnell, in an effort to disparage President Joe Biden, claimed that he had barely spoken...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • March 24, 2021

Senator Ron Johnson said the blatant part out loud, that he fears black people and not white people. When confronted about his remarks, surprise, surprise, he accused his detractors of playing the “race card.” Mr. Johnson uttered one of the most overt racist statements in recent political history. Johnson recognized...

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  • March 17, 2021

That is one line that jumped out at me from this Washington Post opinion piece by Jennifer Rubin that describe Joe Biden as “Distinguished ol of the week” while pointing out that “No progress was possible without Biden”. I  am taking time from planning, writing tests, and grading papers for...

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  • March 14, 2021

After Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Stephanie Grisham, and Kayleigh McEnany, anyone or anything would have been an upgrade as press secretary. A wheel of Gorgonzola with a Furby chip jammed into it would have been better. But, luckily, we did much better. Biden’s first press secretary, Jen Psaki, is knowledgeable,...

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  • March 13, 2021

Both Jake Tapper & Martha Raddatz grilled Joe Manchin on why a Senator from a poor state would limit their income and on the filibuster. He gave willfully naive answers. Joe Manchin: Willfully naive answers See full episodes here. Jake Tapper immediately pointed out the inconvenient truth about Joe Manchin’s constituency....

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  • March 7, 2021

It’s been a long and very busy week for me, hence why I haven’t been posting a lot of diaries. But I just wanted to pass this along: 'No idea what he's doing': Manchin perplexes with Covid aid power play In the end, it took a direct call from President...

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  • March 6, 2021

WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki strikes again. She takes a question meant to hit Biden on bipartisanship into a weapon against Republican politicians. Jen Psaki continues her excellence. See full episodes here. I love the manner that Jen Psaki uses to take control of her newsroom. What makes her good...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • March 5, 2021

Indiana Republican Senator Rob Portman in a short clip illustrates the selfish and unempathetic pathology endemic to GOP politicians. Senator further exposes Republican pathology See full episodes here. This short clip, while for many, is just GOP noise, is the perfect encapsulation of the current Republican orthodoxy. Rob Portman is...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • March 1, 2021

W.H. Press Secretary Jen Psaki squashes the talking point Republicans have infused in the mainstream media about COVID Relief Bill bipartisanship. Jen Psaki relentlessly on proper narrative See full episodes here. For too long, White House Press Secretaries, Democratic politicians, and Progressives have allowed the Republicans to define their policies’ narrative via...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • February 28, 2021

Look, say Republican Senators. “Biden wants respect and bipartisanship, so all we are asking for is that his nominees show us the respect we so rightly deserve.” We therefore demand. All nominees must agree with us, especially women with their own “ideas”. All nominees must have been nice to us,...

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  • February 24, 2021

I’ve always admired Naomi Klein since reading her terrific and insightful book “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.”   She has a NYT editorial column up yesterday, expounding on her prior theme in relation to Texas’s recent disaster, titled “Why The Republicans Fear The Green New Deal,” in which she...

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  • February 22, 2021

Returning to normal shouldn’t mean returning to gridlock. Guys, I think Joe Manchin just "cancelled" Neera Tanden, and the right-wing is fine with it. Isn't that supporting cancel culture? Someone please let me know. — Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) February 19, 2021 The West Virginia senator announced on Friday that he...

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  • February 20, 2021

“What we saw in that Senate today was a cowardly group of Republicans who apparently have no options, because they were afraid to defend their job, respect the institution in which they serve.” — Speaker Pelosi He can order Pence’s death and they’ll still support him. Trump is like Putin. Each...

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  • February 14, 2021

CNN Host Dana Bash called out Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) for asking President Biden to forego reconciliation, while GOP did not. Dana Bash nails him x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. President Joe Biden came into office saying that he wants to attempt bipartisanship when elected. Unfortunately, bipartisanship requires two parties willing...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • February 4, 2021

I’m liking this: U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) said Native Americans played a significant role in the recent election, including his win in Arizona. Now that he is elected, Kelly said he will continue to work with tribes to address problems with the pandemic, which remains, by far, a top...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 3, 2021

While Trumpler festers in Mar-a-Lago having his version of “Mein Kampf”: “The Great Steal: I want my cookies back”, written for him. Only 15 Republicans find organizing actual sedition mildly distasteful. After all they keep saying we agreed with his “conservative” policies e.g. letting 430,000 Americans die. Many of The...

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  • Avatar of LaFeminista
  • January 28, 2021

No doubt there are Trump pardons, but the cluster falls close to the _____. Apparently Trump has been advised that the optics of guilt are greater exposure to his soon to be mounting legal woes. This includes even the Trumpian small insults, a hastily assembled 1776 position paper to prescribe...

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  • January 19, 2021

A senior Biden climate team transition official alerted E&E News that the damage Trump and his fossil fuel grifters (that have held power over the agencies tasked with protecting the climate system) have been successful in hollowing out the EPA of staff and resources at a time when the “ability to...

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  • Avatar of Pakalolo
  • January 15, 2021

The Republicans admit 50 years of gaslighting. The Great Orange Snowflake only profited from their hateful agenda. Like many I learnt very early on that I was an object of their vile venom, as did millions of people of colour, LGBT, women, people that pointed out their hatred and those...

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  • Avatar of LaFeminista
  • January 12, 2021

It is a new year.  Trump’s days are specifically numbered.  Hope of effective Covid vaccines remain in the air.  And, yet . . . CNN reports that “At least 140 House Republicans to vote against counting electoral votes” for President-elect Joe Biden.   Let that sink in for some time — because it really isn't...

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  • Avatar of RETIII
  • January 1, 2021

Ideally, if Democrats do their job up to and on Jan. 5, we will win both of Georgia’s Senate seats, and secure a bare majority in both chambers of Congress. Coupled with President-elect Joe Biden, this small trifecta means, at the very least, that our government can still function. This is a...

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  • December 27, 2020

Joe Scarborough stumbles onto some truths. West Wing star tells the truth about Canada’s Medicare-for-All. Americans are suffering. Does Joe Scarborough have an inconvenient truth? x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: Joe Scarborough...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • November 27, 2020

Mehdi Hasan exposed the GOP for what it has become. But Jennifer Rubin most clearly defines them as the authoritarian band of thugs they are. Authoritarian band of thugs x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Mehdi Hasan had a warning for Joe Biden, hoping he would not succumb to...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • November 15, 2020

Just a quick reminder about something I see largely left out of the coverage of Republicans’ bad faith regarding the Supreme Court:  Republicans eliminated the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees. This was supposed to be a seismic event, but I don’t hear it discussed much anymore in the overall Supreme...

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  • October 29, 2020

Some good news today out of Arizona: Retired astronaut Mark Kelly (D) holds a 9-point lead over Sen. Martha McSally (R) in Arizona, a state critical to Democrats' hopes of reclaiming control of the U.S. Senate. Kelly leads McSally by a 52 percent to 43 percent margin, according to a new survey...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 14, 2020

Former U.S. Rep. Claudine Schneider (R. RI), founder of the organization, Republicans for Integrity, has started calling out U.S. Senate Republicans up for re-election for losing their integrity by putting their loyalty for Trump over democracy. Last week, she called out U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC). This week, she...

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  • July 12, 2020
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From Salon: Women voters who propelled Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to wins in four consecutive Senate races have increasingly soured on the so-called “centrist” Republican as her record has drifted farther right since President Donald Trump's election. Maine is a uniquely women-dominated state. About 77% of women residents are registered to vote,...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • May 10, 2020

Wow: Martha McSally has the solution for Arizona cities that have seen a gaping hole blown in their budgets because of the coronavirus pandemic: Sit tight and hope that the federal government loosens the strings on a too-small pot of money that you can’t access. What she definitely doesn’t have...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • May 7, 2020

Well isn’t that special and kudos to Lauren McCauley at the Maine Beacon for capturing this: Stephen Schwarzman, the CEO of private equity firm The Blackstone Group and likely the largest single financial supporter of Sen. Susan Collins’ re-election, has been advising President Donald Trump throughout the COVID19 pandemic and...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 23, 2020

As Trump ridicules social distancing as “politically correct” he reveals how little he respects his “own” guidelines, and continues to believe that his path to re-election is to restart the economy atop the bodies of COVID victims. President Donald Trump is fighting back against the public health and economic fallout...

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  • April 20, 2020

Lots of stories out about former President Obama endorsing Joe Biden, Bernie endorsing Biden, Warren endorsing Biden, pretty much every Democratic candidate for the nomination has stepped up to endorse him. (Even Tulsi Gabbard did so a month ago.) So now people are asking, what about Republicans? Especially “Never Trumpers.”...

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  • April 15, 2020

FYI: x Folks, our second episode of Here’s the Deal is live! This week, @GovWhitmer joins me for a discussion on COVID-19, President Trump’s personal attacks, and the importance of bipartisanship to deliver results. Listen at https://t.co/t11Fa0CorE or wherever you get your podcasts.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 6, 2020 Former...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 6, 2020

Pat Cipollone, the counsel for the President, cleverly introduced distracting video mocking two Congressional House Managers: Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Rep. Jerrold Nadler. The two specifically spoke against the partisan acts by Republicans in the removal trial following the Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton in January of 1999.  Nadler said...

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  • January 29, 2020

On Thursday, Old-Age Mutant Cringey Turtle Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to whine about Democrats’ supposed deep dive into partisanship: “Let's be clear: the House's vote yesterday was not some neutral judgment. … It was the predetermined end of a partisan crusade,” McConnell mewled. That brought a strong —...

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  • December 21, 2019

Alan He of CBS News has written a tweet quoting Lindsey Graham. Lindsey is  attempting to hoodwink Democrats that censure might be an option to attract bipartisanship support rather than Impeachment of Donald Trump. Can anybody say “Lucy with the football”? x Q. Censure better outcome than impeachment? GRAHAM: “…Who...

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  • December 3, 2019

Yes, we cannot criticize Barack Obama.  Democratic voters simply will not tolerate any dissing of Obama.  I’m in the distinct minority that thinks Obama wasn’t all peaches and cream, but it will be up to history to judge Obama, not some cranky old progressive from Kentucky.  But do Democratic voters...

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  • November 15, 2019

Some Biden supporters who didn’t like my latest diary about Joe Biden got me thinking.  One commenter in particular thought it would be better if I focused on Andy Beshear’s electoral victory in the Kentucky governor’s race instead of running down Joe Biden.  I’m not entirely sure what Beshear’s race...

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  • November 8, 2019

It only took two weeks for Joe Biden to finally say that Trump has committed an impeachable offense. “To preserve our Constitution, our democracy, our basic integrity, he should be impeached,” Biden said. “That’s not only because of what he’s done. To answer whether he’s committed acts sufficient to warrant...

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  • October 9, 2019

Trump wants Urkaine to manufacture dirt on Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.  It’s a smear campaign by Trump that is a replay of “But Hillary’s Emails!”  Trump’s latest criminality has finally forced the House Democrats to confront the continue lawlessness of Trump.  And even Joe Biden, who previously didn’t...

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  • September 26, 2019

As you all know, the big issue for me in the 2020 Democratic Primary is which of the nominees support abolishing the filibuster if we are to get progressive legislation passed. I am very happy to see this issue gain momentum and kudos to John Oliver for shedding a light...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • September 10, 2019

I was for Gary Hart back when first ran for president in 1984.  To be honest, I was an enthusiastic backer, and I looked forward to his next try in 1988.  Then, he self destructed with his reckless private behavior with Donna Rice.   Think about it.  Having an affair could...

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  • July 13, 2019