KY, SC & ME-Sen: GOPers Who Denounced Obama's “Executive Overreach” Are Now Praising Trump

Ok, so we know about Trump’s “executive order” on the coronavirus stimulus relief package: President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders Saturday in an effort to bypass congressional negotiations and extend financial relief to tens of millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. One order would extend enhanced unemployment benefits at a reduced rate of $400 per…

Trumpel-thin-skin

In the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin, the story is known for a blonde mane, braggadocio, getting caught by lies, abuse of a child, and finally a disastrous end. Although a fairy tale, the Grimm fable was more a nightmare for little German children.  That brings us to present-day America, a president spinning tales…

Trump mocks Black Lives Matter protests and mask-wearing in one fell swoop

Jesus Christ, this asshole. At yesterday’s coronavirus presser/super-spreader event in Bedminster, New Jersey, Donald Trump sarcastically referred to the WASPy weirdos in attendance as “peaceful protesters.” It was his way of excusing their flouting of social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines. Because he’s just that big of a prick. Huffington Post: At the news conference held…

Another betrayal: Republicans sabotage COVID talks so Trump can sign meaningless executive order

The Senate has adjourned for the weekend, after refusing to negotiate with Democrats for a desperately-needed COVID-19 relief bill. Democrats had compromised, agreeing to come down yet again to $2 trillion spent to help the country through the worst health and economic crisis in our nation's history. It’s just too expensive, Republicans say. For context, the GOP Tax Scam—a 2017 giveaway to the…

HOAX: Trump's Endless Obsession with Politicizing the Coronavirus

So far this election cycle, Donald Trump has been asked four times to describe his agenda should he be reelected to a second term. And four times – most recently two days ago – he failed to articulate a coherent vision for the future or even a compelling reason to vote for him. That might…

Facebook finally removes a Trump post

Donald Trump is a geyser of misinformation, and normally Facebook is only too happy to funnel that fount of fucknuttery through a fire hose and hit America in the blessed nethers with it. But finally — finally — they’re doing something about his rampant dishonesty. Facebook says it has removed a Trump-shared post featuring a clip of a…

CRYBABY TRUMP Runs to Fox News Following His Latest Media Fiascoes

The flop sweat gushing from Donald Trump is flowing like a tsunami the closer we get to Election Day. His polling continues to languish near historic lows for both reelection and job approval. And even his traditional allies are politically distancing from him for fear of being swept away themselves. it's a downward spiral that…

MT-Sen: Steve Daines (R) Raked In Donations From Big Pharma Who Benefited From His Vaccine Bills

From Salon: Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana, who faces a tough re-election fight this year, received thousands of dollars from pharmaceutical companies while pushing Congress to fund a fast-tracked coronavirus treatment and vaccine development program that eventually awarded contracts to those companies, Federal Election Commission records show. The $10 billion program, dubbed Operation Warp…

Trump attempts an international COVID comparison; it doesn't go well

If you’ve ever seen a recently landed fish flopping around in the bottom of a boat desperately trying to get back to familiar waters, you’ll be prepared for this. Donald Trump wants this election to be about racism, fear of foreigners, white grievance, transphobia, the brutal repression of “anarchists,” and anything else in his wheelhouse. He definitely…

Krugman Nails the GOP Hide to the Wall

I am always impressed by Paul Krugman. But this morning he went beyond impressive, in summing up the cosmic flaw of the Republican party in his op-ed The Cult of Selfishness Is Killing America: Many on the right are enraged at any suggestion that their actions should take other people’s welfare into account. And of…