Disloyal

The media should set an example for public discourse. No, I do not mean shaping a monolith of Democratic or Republican philosophy, we have that now. Two questions need to be asked of a guest before any interview with a public official or passing the sweet potatoes at the Thanksgiving...

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  • August 23, 2021

Without the strange speculation about how Trump is in decline, it is reasonable to think that Trump is consistently inconsistent in not being able to assemble a successful policy or even a political apparatus to execute policy. For example his insistence on claiming credit for COVID vaccine development also comes with...

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  • March 15, 2021

More like stupid being bigger than evil, a few trial balloons for Sarah Palin have emerged as Trump makes official his promise to campaign against Lisa Murkowski in 2022. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin threatened to run a primary challenge against GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Ugh. pic.twitter.com/FXmEToYOdm — PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) March...

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  • March 14, 2021

Disloyal opposition gets its 44 votes today.11 votes from the 67 votes needed to convict Trump. In this impeachment trial, Trump still needs to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue. ”They’re behaving like mob lawyers who know that they have the jury in their pocket.” Trump will almost certainly be acquitted...

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  • February 10, 2021

At this point, waiting for Donald Trump to become “presidential” would be like Phil Spector’s embalmer/restorative artist asking if there’s something different they can do with his hair. Hey, how surprised would you be to see Donald Trump release amazing comprehensive health care and infrastructure plans that are all set...

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  • January 19, 2021

Politico says Trump has told his political aides to monitor statements by Republicans that oppose his efforts to hold onto the Presidency with an eye toward supporting primary challengers in 2022 and maybe beyond. High on the list would likely be the governors and other Republican state office holders in Georgia...

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  • December 24, 2020

Desperation and unhingery on the way to the bunker. “Shoo fly don’t bother me”. x Inside the White House, Trump is lashing out, and everyone is in the blast zone. At this point, if officials aren't in the “use DHS or the military to impound voting machines” camp, the president...

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  • December 22, 2020

This is what happens when you put crazy in the White House. The import of the job doesn’t humble such folks. It makes them barmier than ever. And so you get an unhinged 11th hour death rattle from a blue-pissing mad king. Axios: President Trump, in his final days, is...

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  • December 22, 2020

As each day passes, Trump adds to an already impressive body of evidence arguing that he should be considered the worst president in U.S. history.  But, taking a dispassionate, long view, there are a small number of surprisingly strong contenders for this title.  This history call is depressingly closer than it...

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  • December 6, 2020

Ann Coulter tells Texas crowd “a second term of Trump would have killed us”: “I'm glad he lost” “It's like he didn't know he was president..” He didn’t. These remain dangerous times, but they will get better. Looking back will always bring salty tears. x Robbie Kaplan, my attorney, is the woman who's going to make...

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  • November 16, 2020

Delaying the transition seems now to be more sinister, even as the eventual discovery of Trumpian crimes could extend into his â€śsecond” term. Mike Pompeo is workshopping stand-up material for his 2024 run for POTUS. Meanwhile there’s more obstruction in what usually is a peaceful presidential transition. Why is there positioning of Trumpists...

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  • November 10, 2020

Back at the beginning of the year, Trump assassinated Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and a close confidant of the Iranian ayatollah. Undoubtedly Soleimani was responsible for a lot of terror attacks and the deaths of Americans, but Trump didn’t kill him because of that. (Trump...

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  • September 14, 2020

You tell me, but it sure sounds like untoward influence was used prior to Jerry Falwell Jr.’s key 2016 endorsement of Donald Trump, a man whose peccadilloes and insensate evil would have given St. Francis of Assisi stigmata of the eyeballs. Reuters: As Reuters reported last year, the Falwells enlisted Cohen...

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  • September 8, 2020

Remember when Donald Trump was “Individual 1”?  Those were the days — before he became “President Tens of Thousands of Unnecessary Deaths.” Well, it turns out Trump really is a businessman. He can do a cost-benefit analysis like a champ — so long as it relates to hiding porn-star sex from...

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  • September 7, 2020

In August 1619, the first known slave ship arrived from Africa on the American shore. That became the date for the start of slavery in the colonies and later the United States. The “peculiar institution” has been foundational to the country, from the structure of the Constitution to the Civil...

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  • September 6, 2020

The real story breaking is the 2012 performance piece Trump created to “fire” an actor playing PBO. But the real transition will be leaving Donald’s house of Klan kayfabe in 2021. Ten years earlier Trump couldn’t get over being humiliated by PBO at the 2011 WHCA dinner and still can’t get past...

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  • September 6, 2020

I’m going to have to start taking full-on Silkwood showers after reading the news. I have a feeling, in retrospect, the Trump era will feel a bit like stepping in dog shit. It will take a while to completely scrape his residue off our shoes, and even then our country...

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  • September 6, 2020

Trump never read Bob Woodward’s first book on Trump, Fear, and yet, Trump does believe that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, what? Why it matters: Trump participated extensively in Woodward's research for the book, sitting for 17 interviews at the White House, Mar-a-Lago and over the phone between December...

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  • August 14, 2020

The President is pushing hard for the reopening of schools come August and September of 2020. The paranoia of the President makes him believe that anyone opposing sending their kids, possibly into a diseased Petri dish, is out to get him. “Corrupt Joe Biden and the Democrats don’t want to open...

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  • July 8, 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

Trump’s information warfare is nothing if but consistent, but he’s now pushed some of his opportunistic brood of RW pundits to the brink of disassociation because the 2020 outcome is in jeopardy. x Re Trump's crazed tweets suggesting @JoeNBC is complicit in murder, our book “Donald Trump and His Assault...

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  • May 24, 2020

The BIG BOLTON BOMBSHELL is the talk of the town this morning, and, of course, every last American is simply outraged that it’s now basically irrefutable that our pr*sident is a corrupt, venal maniac who bribes other countries with foreign aid in order to secure sleazy political favors. Ha ha...

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  • January 27, 2020

Josh Marshall over at TPM has a must read about Democrats who signal weakness when it comes to confronting the patently disloyal Republican Party.  As I have stated before, some political scientists have used the term “disloyal party” to identify political groups who as part of the political system act...

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  • December 15, 2019

In June of 2008, Barack Obama used a rhetorical flourish that belies his character; “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” said the future President. At the time, the then-candidate was on a fundraising junket that I attended (full disclosure) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The phrase...

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  • November 20, 2019

So many underlings doing their jobs, so much disloyalty. Mr. Trump first expressed his dismay about Michael Atkinson around the time the whistle-blower’s complaint became public in September. In recent weeks, he has continued to raise with aides the possibility of firing him, one of the people said. The president has...

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  • November 12, 2019

I’m sure most of you have seen the clip from last night’s car wreck of a Laura Ingraham show where she and her all star panel of a torture advocate and alleged child rapist smeared today’s witness in the impeachment hearings, Lt. Colonel Alexander S. Vindman. If not: The torture enabler was...

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  • October 30, 2019

The last time the President told the press to ask my lawyer, Michael Cohen was subsequently fitted for a numbered orange jumpsuit.  Well, Rudy, I think your right profile is your best side and black and white stripes say GQ federal prison. You remember in 2018 aboard Airforce One when...

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  • October 16, 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

It doesn’t take a psychiatrist to figure out that the president’s behavior is that of a madman. Whether it’s an act or intentional is immaterial: The damage that Donald Trump has caused both nationally and internationally over the last two-plus years will take many more years to rectify. Early on in the...

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  • August 25, 2019

So I’m reading American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelism by Matthew Sutton as part of some research I’m in the middle of, and this passage jumps out at me: While premillennialists expect the Antichrist to appear initially as the Jews’ savior, they believe he will soon demand worship from...

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  • August 21, 2019

In his ongoing campaign to try to pretend everyone in the world is racist except for him, Donald Trump today said any Jewish person who votes for a Democrat is “disloyal.” x Here's the video of Trump saying, “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think...

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  • August 20, 2019

Few “Democratic” House members disappoint me more than Georgia Congressman David Scott. Compromising on certain positions is one thing if you are in a solidly red district, but he represents the majority-minority 13th District, which includes portions of Cobb, Douglas, Fulton, Fayette, Clayton, and Henry counties. This is about as...

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  • May 19, 2019

Few “Democratic” House members disappoint me more than Georgia Congressman David Scott. Compromising on certain positions is one thing if you are in a solidly red district, but he represents the majority-minority 13th District, which includes portions of Cobb, Douglas, Fulton, Fayette, Clayton and Henry counties. This is about as...

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  • May 19, 2019

This is a quick hopefully audience-friendly guide to the main charges that will (and won’t!) play a part in prosecuting collusion with Russia. In particular, I want to highlight the requirements for proving each of these offenses, because that’s valuable for understanding Mueller’s strategy as the various parts of this saga start to...

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  • December 14, 2018

Corey “Grabby-Hands” Lewandowski and David “Cotton-Picking” Bossie, two former Trump advisers, have written a new book titled “How to Live Inside Donald Trump’s Sigmoid Colon While Still Maintaining Your Independence and Objectivity.” No, actually it’s called “Trump’s Enemies: How the Deep State Is Undermining the Presidency.” The Washington Post obtained a copy,...

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  • November 25, 2018

Stalin had this nasty little trick he played on those who supported the Russian Revolution and were part of the political establishment.  Stalin would single out a faction of the original revolutionaries — the socialists for starters — and accuse them of being traitors and counter-revolutionaries.  The diehard communists turned on socialists...

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  • August 27, 2018

I’m not so sure of this most recent “Beware Disloyal Trump Administration Officials! Your time is nigh!” from Politico.  If you are a Republican or a corporate Democrat who hates hippies, you can be sure to find a warm hug from the guys and gals at Politico.  On occasion, Politico...

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  • July 22, 2018

Once upon a time, there was a website called disruptj20.org. It was created, back before the inauguration, as a way to organize political protests against Trump. You might note that I didn’t link to it; that’s not because I think there’s anything in particular wrong with the site, but rather because visiting...

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  • August 14, 2017