Censure

Ever since Gov. Brian Kemp allowed Donald Trump to go down in a haze of gory following the latter’s embarrassing loss in the once reliably red state of Georgia, he’s been persona non grata among a large faction of MAGAs. Two county GOP parties voted to censure him over his...

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  • June 5, 2021

Politico reports that David Cicilline (D-R.I.) has found a new way to put pressure on Republicans who are pushing the lie that what happened on Jan. 6 was no insurrection: Cicilline seeks to censure Republicans who dismiss Jan. 6 insurrection Progressive Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) is asking his colleagues to...

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  • May 14, 2021

If you take a moment and listen to the so-called moderate wing of the Republican party, they are as extreme as the rest. This weekend Utah Senator Mitt Romney was roundly booed by members of his party at the Utah GOP convention. The crime that elicited the verbal censure from...

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  • May 3, 2021

Like any good con artist Trump now tries to call his losing a “big lie”, because he’s all about the disinformation as he does his lounge act in Florida and now New Jersey. Trump or his media image is the kind of synthetic construction that combines the GQP lie affirmed by...

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  • May 3, 2021

Friendly reminder, there’s a big Governor’s race in Virginia this year: Virginia Republican state Sen. Amanda Chase is no stranger to making provocative statements, and comments she made this week related to the Derek Chauvin murder trial have once again stirred up controversy. After a jury found Chauvin guilty of killing...

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  • April 22, 2021
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Here’s some big news today out of Pennsylvania: .@JohnFetterman announces he raised $3.9 million in the first quarter for his Pennsylvania U.S. Senate run, through 140,000 contributions. A big haul of 💰 at an early stage. — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 1, 2021 Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said he raised...

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  • April 1, 2021

Change as a rising tide seems to be falling short as history’s stream is not as mighty. Apparently slavery is still “ordained by God for ultimate good” at Baylor University, as a RW campus group wants to accuse the University of canceling its “Christian identity”. No mention of its athletic team’s...

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  • April 1, 2021

Ron Johnson didn’t see an ‘armed insurrection’ because who could have foreseen that Trump would threaten violence. In August 2016, Trump called for “second amendment solutions” if Hillary Clinton was elected. Now is the time for 14th Amendment solutions. x By @cgdeaton: Block Trump from office with the 14th Amendment's...

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  • February 16, 2021

Yesterday we got a full accounting of the cowardice of the Republican Party. If even half of these craven cockwaffles had been around in 1941, we’d all be eating sushi and playing Nintendo. Or, um, doing more of that, anyway. Also karaoke. Marginally more karaoke. But we’d be paying for it...

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  • February 14, 2021

Wow: Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) was caught on tape making cracks about physical violence against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), who last year was the target of a kidnapping plot by right-wing militia extremists. He was also recorded spreading lies about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S....

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  • February 10, 2021

Ben Sasse is still a RW member of the GQP, but he can still afford to offend his state party. x Sen. Ben Sasse to the Nebraska GOP State Central Committee: “You are welcome to censure me again. But let’s be clear about why this is happening: It’s because I...

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  • February 6, 2021

Joe Biden won the state of Arizona by 10,457 votes in November, his closest victory in any state. Since the start of 2021, 10,174 registered Republican voters have dropped out of the Republican party following the January 6 riot of Trump supporters and attempted insurrection. coppercourier.com/… Most former Republicans —...

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  • February 3, 2021

Not many people can name the chair of their state’s political party, much less the chair of another state’s. Yet Kelli Ward, a perennial losing Senate candidate, is well known across the land as the chair of the Arizona Republican Party—and that’s not a good thing. Kelli Ward was wacky before...

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  • January 30, 2021

Trump’s passive assent to events like the kidnapping/assassination plot against Michigan Governor Whitmer signaled the path to the current DC crisis. He enjoyed watching the unfolding attack on the Capitol rather than deal with it as a national crisis. x Historians are going to point to Trump’s incitement of the Michigan...

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  • January 12, 2021

If I got a nightly DMT sponge bath from a celestial choir of self-transforming machine elves, things could not get much weirder than they are now. Everyone with a gossamer thread of a brain remaining in their skulls knows Joe Biden is president-elect. But numerous congressional Republicans (i.e., almost all of them)...

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  • December 9, 2020

Trump looks for another distraction using the Twitter fact-check of his misinformation, hunting for some lawfare disruption, even as he withholds economic forecasts. Can’t fact check anything like an economic downturn if you don’t have them. The White House will only release forecast information until it serves the reelection effort,...

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  • May 28, 2020

This is what Republican governance looks like. Vote them all out! “I think it’s been a team effort here in Florida,  we’ve got great public health people here at the county level, we've worked very good with the local governments as well, and we still have more work to do....

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  • May 19, 2020

Desperate times bring desperate versions of “-gate” memes. Yesterday Trump refused to articulate what he thought Obamagate might be, because he knew it was stupid. Obstruction of justice continues in the Trump regime. Anything to distract from the financial records cases before SCOTUS. x I’ll explain today in the 4p ET...

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  • May 12, 2020

Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Thursday expressed regret that he “used the words I used yesterday” in warning Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch of the public backlash their reproductive rights rulings will produce. While Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) proclaimed, “There is nothing to call this except...

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  • March 7, 2020

Angeliina Lawson proves an adage that is becoming real to most. Progressives are generally the ones that keep the house in order. She is the sole progressive on the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees (JCCC) in Kansas City, Kansas, trying to be fiscally accountable and transparent. Angeliina Lawson, a...

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  • February 18, 2020

There’s squandering decency and then there’s squandering democracy. Trump moves the US toward a post-Soviet satellite autocracy, currently in a HR reign of terror against impeachment witnesses. Expect a Senate subpoena for the whistleblower. (Thread) Mafia States Each of Trump's outrageous actions push us one step closer to what Hungarian...

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  • February 8, 2020

One day after he cast his historic vote to remove President Donald Trump office, Utah Senator and former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has continued to receive accolades for his principled and lonely stand. But Romney didn’t merely buck his Party of Lincoln in becoming the first Senator to ever vote...

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  • February 7, 2020

Hard rain in DC. x Jane Fonda and Greenpeace announce Fire Drill Fridays in CA to demand leaders address the climate crisis. First rally at L.A.'s City Hall on Feb. 7th at 11 AM. — Kim Masters (@kimmasters) January 29, 2020 x The #KremlinAnnex protest is canceled today due to...

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  • February 6, 2020

So here’s the latest news about impeachment: House Democratic leaders are bracing for some defections among a group of moderate Democrats in swing districts who are concerned a vote to impeach President Trump could cost them their seats in November. Lawmakers and senior aides are privately predicting they will lose...

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  • December 12, 2019

They’re now trial ballooning damage control measures, perhaps there will be a wrist slap by the Senate where the vulnerable 2020 GOP senators will call for a censure. The GOP media frame would then be “compromise and comity” because “no harm, no foul” (which unfortunately also assumes “no Constitution”). So, they...

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  • December 4, 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

The Washington Post published an alarming story yesterday on risky loans big banks are making to cash-poor companies and the devastating effects this mountain of corporate leverage could have if the economy starts to wobble (as it appears to be doing more and more lately). If that sounds eerily like what happened during...

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  • April 7, 2019

As the GOP gaslights Rep. Omar for criticizing the state of Israel for it’s policy positions vis-a-vis its treatment of the Palestinian people, and democrats in the House apparently moving towards condemning her to placate them, Rep. Steve King openly supports an Anti-Semite and  White Nationalist for the third time. Huffington Post...

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  • March 5, 2019

just remember one thing, the higher the road, the steeper the drop off at the edge of the shoulder. Everybody agrees, believing in God is a perfectly acceptable personal choice, but when do evangelicals become an insufferable pain in the ass? When they pull that “holier than thou” crap. Mike...

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  • February 12, 2019

By now, most Americans know not to take former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at his word. The Fox News regular and failed GOP presidential candidate, after all, is on his third religion and his third wife. (Callista Bisek, currently Mrs. Gingrich No. 3 and U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, was previously known...

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  • April 12, 2018
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