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To begin with, the Constitution makes no allowance for the arrest of a lawless current or former President. If that presidential exception existed, a sitting president could stand on Fifth Ave and shoot someone; Oh, wait! Despite the mountain of evidence, Donald Trump is not in jail for inciting a...

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  • July 25, 2022

Sometimes I wonder what might have happened had Jim Comey kept his mouth shut prior to the 2016 election, and if Hillary Clinton were now in the second year of her second term. The House hearings on Mr. Potato Head would have been something, I’m sure. That said, it’s hard...

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  • March 1, 2022

Two stories posted on Political Wire near each other (probably deliberately) caught my attention. First: Republicans pray for truce after Trump attacks on McConnell (Politico) Though the Senate GOP is tantalizingly close to retaking the majority next year and largely united in opposition to President Joe Biden’s agenda, the ongoing...

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  • April 13, 2021
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The historian George Santayana wrote “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Understanding this phrase is not so much in the words as in the context. Santayana was a historian but he was also a pragmatist. He believed the role of history was in solving current...

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  • January 21, 2021

The historian George Santayana wrote “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Understanding this phrase is not so much in the words as in the context. Santayana was a historian but he was also a pragmatist. He believed the role of history was in solving current...

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  • January 21, 2021

Mooo.  The GOP “farmer” in the hell, gets his participation trophy at the Battle of Bowling Green. https://twitter.com/zachsdorfman/status/1346218438214234112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients GW Bush: Nelson Mandela, Julia Child, Muhammad Ali Obama: Harvey Milk, Toni Morrison, Gloria Steinem Trump: Rush Limbaugh, Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan pic.twitter.com/OVRg6TiEmZ — ALT-immigration (@ALT_uscis) January 5, 2021...

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  • January 5, 2021

To be fair, no one can scrub away the Trump stink. No one. Including me. It’s like a raccoon has been living in your car for the past four years. That car is fucked. Let’s just see if we can get it started, stick our heads out the window as...

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  • December 23, 2020

The Kraken Caucus makes itself known. GOP sedition messaging harkens back to the 19th Century, except Trump's lost cause won't rise again. This time it’s not a Brooks Brothers Riot but pseudo-secessionist displays. “Trump can't handle the concept of the label 'loser'” as he pimps a 'seditious abuse of justice', and Jake Tapper...

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  • December 11, 2020
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A loser’s victory rally, what a message. In his Valdosta, Georgia speech on Saturday Trump will essentially repeat his 46 minute Facebook rant from Wednesday with a few local references and additional stupid ad libs. Save that hour for more productive activities that don’t involve super-spreading. They’re “not dumb in Georgia” but...

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  • December 3, 2020

Trump sells off his private helicopter after losing the election, so perhaps he’s cash-short, even as he’s running another grift, claiming he’d run again in 2024. However, there’s other shenanigans possible in the remaining 70 days, including a small-scale international military action that in itself could cause a continuing problem...

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  • November 11, 2020

Maybe we can now just wait for every vote to be counted. Fortunately we’re past the fail-safe point of the Comey email fiasco of 2016 and its associated manipulation by the NY Times. We may be out of October Surprises. Even Putin seems to have officially cut Trump loose. Then...

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  • October 29, 2020

When Kayleigh McEnany handed Leslie Stahl of 60 Minutes a six-inch thick encyclopedic styled book allegedly containing the President's healthcare plan, I was skeptical. When Ms. Stahl said the book was filled with superfluous Executive Orders, ancillary paperwork, but no healthcare plan, I believed her. There lies the problem with the current American President....

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  • October 26, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of South Carolina: x #SCsen:Graham (R-inc) 45% (+1)Harrison (D) 44%Bledsoe (C) 2%.Head-2-Head:Graham (R-inc) 47% (+1)Harrison (D) 46%@DataProgress/@IndivisibleTeam (D), LV, 9/23-28https://t.co/55FmXfCK4Z— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 1, 2020 Also: x SOUTH CAROLINATrump 47% (+4)Biden 43%Jorgensen 1%Hawkins 1%.Head-2-Head:Trump 50% (+5)Biden 45%@DataProgress/@IndivisibleTeam (D), LV, 9/23-28https://t.co/55FmXfCK4Z — Political Polls...

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  • October 1, 2020

#Debate2020 was a train wreck, says Dr. David Campt. Several analysts are deconstructing the real meaning. Thinking Republicans are fleeing Trump. And Russia? David Campt & Steve Schmidt pierce Debate2020 x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254...

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  • September 30, 2020

I’d like to crowd source reaction to the following proposed list of questions — because we don't have much time to prepare for confirmation hearings.   The questions are not said with hope of derailing the nominee, but recognizing (very much so) that the confirmation hearings are part of a larger political...

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  • September 27, 2020

More Trump attention-seeking shtick has happened. He’s threatened to refuse to transfer power. That could really happen because he’s nuts and even if he only represents an anti-democratic 25% of the US population. 26% if you include the plutocrats. It’s going to get worse until Election Day, what with Trump’s inner-child channeling...

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  • September 24, 2020

We’re now past the point in 2016 where PBO got derailed by McConnell on election interference from Russia. We can see why Trump has undermined trust in intel agencies We can now see why Trump spent a lot of time discrediting Peter Strozk Today featured more desperate tweets x NEW:...

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  • September 12, 2020

We are simply at the moment where the accumulated stories of disrespect all get to be compared with the opposing candidate and his party. x Every Republican who stood by and continues to stand by Trump, particularly after we’ve learned about his “losers and suckers” comments, deserves to forever wear...

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  • September 5, 2020

Look, I know Nancy Pelosi is human but she is also a political genius.  What in the world possessed her to trust a RWNJ owner of a hair salon tell a stylist to go inside for a hair shampoo against all common sense this close to an election? Pelosi took...

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  • September 3, 2020

who has not only failed at everything before he became President, but also at all responsibilities he has been given in this administration, for example Middle East Peace managing the supply of PPE being listened to on firing Comey And who may already be involved in trying to steal the...

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  • August 5, 2020

There are still people who think Trump will win in November, despite his usual attempts at kayfabe like threatening an election postponement today to distract everyone from the record slump in second quarter GDP. Despite a number of poll numbers that predict Donald Trump will lose his reelection bid, one...

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  • July 31, 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

Trump’s tweeting more gibberish replete with nonsense and continues to tank the economy built by the previous administration. Ever the opportunist, Trump would have signed off on the recent “Justice and Open Debate letter in Harpers if they’d have put it in front of him. He’s defaulted to the same playbook...

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  • July 12, 2020

The Trump crime spree continues and the carnage cannot be commuted because Roger Stone remains a convicted felon. Trump’s minions have all but declared victory now that Trump put on a mask, like 134,000 deaths don’t count. x Retweet if you agree trump is the most corrupt president in United...

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  • July 12, 2020

As weary as we have become with the corruption and venal stupidity, the path to the bunker will feature even more carnage even if Trump is defeated at the polls. Reopening schools is CDC’s “highest risk” for COVID spread which is Trump’s ultimate revenge on the nation when its “second wave”...

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  • July 11, 2020

“Unprecedented, historic corruption:  an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president.” — Mitt Romney x “The president may have had the power to help his longtime friend. But that does not make it any less a perversion of justice...

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  • July 11, 2020

Remember that inviting the Taliban to Camp David in September 2019 was designed to draw attention from the looming problem of the Ukraine aid shake-down that led to impeachment. It was also to help cover-up any issue of the Russian bounty, because the vig would just be increased. Russia, Russia, Russia....

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  • July 1, 2020

Two stories picked up from Political Wire this morning: Trump predicts 'big' win in November, pointing to 'silent majority' Trump admits it: He's losing This is not quite the contradiction it seems (close, though). Trump has never in his life had to confront reality in a way that he couldn’t...

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  • June 28, 2020

Apparently there’s RWNj demand for something that’s like Twitter but monetizes subscription scams and harvests influence among like-minded crazies.  Parler is the RWNJ refuge from Twitter, like it makes much of a difference considering Twitter still allows Trump to tweet. So much work just so you can show reactionary “tongue-in-cheek”...

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  • June 26, 2020

Trump’s button got pushed by Biden: x If John Bolton's accounts are true, it’s not only morally repugnant, it’s a violation of Donald Trump’s sacred duty to the American people to protect America’s interests and defend our values.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 17, 2020 x Joe Biden was a TOTAL...

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  • June 18, 2020

There’s juicy stuff in the Bolton book even if his mercenary lust for money came before putting Trump in the vise during the Impeachment. It seems less revelatory as it might simply confirm how incompetent and dangerous Trump remains. “He then, stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming U.S. presidential election,...

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  • June 17, 2020

Jared Kushner, wonder boy, prince of darkness, the “jar” part of Jarvanka, is getting some really bad press right now. Not about his many failures and his total unfitness for any of his many portfolios, but because Bunker Boy may finally have had it with him. Vanity Fair just put...

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  • June 8, 2020

Trump is no Nixon, but like Nixon, he could still win a second term, extending the latest national nightmare. x Going back further, the Kerner Commission reported in 1968 that frustration over racism and policing had been at the center of the riots in Newark and Detroit. President Nixon pivoted...

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  • May 31, 2020

If Donald Trump wins a second term—and stranger things have happened (Donald Trump winning a first term, for example)—it will be my fault. And yours. And your neighbor’s. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want that hanging over my head, so we have to gird our loins, charge...

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  • May 16, 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

Remember that DoJ dropping charges against Flynn is being done in the context of a diversion and a pandemic. There are Mueller investigation files being unsealed. With imminent release of #RussiaTranscripts Fox News is already spinning it as raising doubts about @RepAdamSchiff saying there was evidence of collusion. So, here's...

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  • May 7, 2020

Remember that DoJ dropping charges against Flynn is being done in the context of a diversion and a pandemic. There are Mueller investigation files being unsealed. x With imminent release of #RussiaTranscripts Fox News is already spinning it as raising doubts about @RepAdamSchiff saying there was evidence of collusion. So,...

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  • May 7, 2020

I am watching our country slowly deteriorate, humiliated and unable to deal with the pandemic on any level and can’t help thinking that the major reason for this is, “but her emails.” There were other reasons. There was Putin, but really that is just an excuse. Anyone who knows anything...

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  • May 1, 2020

Vanity Fair is reporting that one reason Trump is talking about lifting the “shelter-in-place” orders is that Kushner is advising him to: Trump’s view that he can ignore Fauci’s opinion may be influenced by advice he’s getting from Jared Kushner, whose outside-the-box efforts have often rankled those in charge of...

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  • March 23, 2020

Not since the plague, also known as the Black Death, arrived in Europe in the early 1300s has the human population been more vulnerable to exotic disease. Black Death is estimated to have killed 30 to 60% of the population of Europe.  With international transport of people and goods, dense...

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  • March 20, 2020

The redoubtable Gabriel Sherman has yet another dispatch from the D.C. extension of the Trump Clown School. This time, it appears that Grampa Rage Diapers is peeved at his son-in-law, who insinuated himself into the White House CoronaShitShow last week and made a right mess of things. Vanity Fair: “In...

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  • March 17, 2020

Trump’s criminal justice reform efforts will provide the illusion to undecided voters that the regime cares for rank and file prisoners as much as those pardoned celebrity criminals. Willie Horton doesn’t truly foreshadow this generation’s Rod Blago or Michael Milken, because for the beneficent Trump, his bestowing criminal justice reform is like parting gifts...

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  • February 18, 2020

Lady Justice has functioned very well—for years, being blind, but now Donald Trump, William Barr, and  Republican officialdom are rendering her mute.  Last night, and for as long as Attorney General Barr does not collapse under the weight of a tweet, he publicly admitted the President is pulling away the...

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  • February 14, 2020

Rebranding a Trump economy is more than slapping a new paint job on Air Force One. Trump took a strong economy and weakened it. x It’s “not fashionable in progressive circles” because progressives are rejecting the bogus arguments about debt and deficits that have been used to undermine the progressive...

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  • February 9, 2020

This could be America’s last “free” election with the approach of a single-party state and perhaps rebranding. Firehose propaganda and disinformation at work now. So much gaslighting now. Vozhd Trump has a certain ring. x Just call it Vozhd and get on with it https://t.co/svvfYVM2at — Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) February...

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  • February 6, 2020

Ready to laugh? No, really. Prepare yourself. This is good. From a New York Times article on conservatives’ sudden distaste for John Bolton, whose revelations about Donald Trump’s Ukrainian quid pro quoing have sent the GOP into a tizzy: On the Fox Business channel, Lou Dobbs assailed Mr. Bolton as...

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  • January 29, 2020

Facts and figures are second to innuendo and hollow announcements in the current political climate.  Three years past the Clinton/Trump presidential race the press is still biting and snarling while circling the floor and chasing its’ tail.  The former head of the FBI, James Comey, announced in the weeks prior...

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  • January 13, 2020

I’ve seen a few headlines and analyses this morning asserting that Trump has “gambled” in his decision to assassinate Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani. This is almost certainly incorrect, for this reason: “Gambling,” while inherently reckless, still involves some sort of understanding of the rules of the game, the stakes, and the...

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  • January 3, 2020
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MoveOn members began 2019 with new hope for our future as a new Congress was sworn in—the most diverse House of Representatives in history, with many progressive champions MoveOn members played pivotal roles in electing. And we ended the year with the impeachment of Donald Trump—a critical achievement to help...

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  • December 31, 2019