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Category Archives: DonaldTrump

The Wrangling of (the) Hurd

Throughout the House Intelligence Committees’ hearings centering on the Impeachment of the 45th President of the United States, Devin Nunes’ opening statements, preceding the testimony of witnesses bemoaned the Democrats for wasting time and not doing the business of America. Yesterday, California Rep. Eric Swalwell,

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 148)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1672. Attacked former ambassador to

Something is happening here. What are we not being told?

This is an observation and not CT.  There is something so very wrong in this country that just does not make sense to those who still have some sense left. I have many questions.   Why are people who appeared to be fair minded, respectful and

So, Denial is Really a River in Ukraine?

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)

Which Trump Administration Official Will Go to Jail?

What Gordon Sondland testified to today, November 20th, 2019 exposed the inner-workings of a Crime Family. There were many players, some you know and others we don’t. The top players are: Gordon Sondland Mike Pence Rudy Giuliani Mick Mulvaney Rick Perry William Barr

Get Well Donald

In 2016, when President Hillary Clinton (oh I am sorry right-wing) when former candidate Hillary Clinton announced she had pneumonia, along with releasing her medical records, the Conservative smear machine sprang into action. We saw a flurry of Trump-ites, and Republican operatives tell us she

Roger Stone and the media's shame of 2016

News on Friday that a federal court convicted former Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone on seven counts, including obstruction of a proceeding, false statements, and witness tampering only added to Trump’s woes as the second day of impeachment hearings played out in Washington. Stone’s conviction certainly added to an

Some thoughts on the hearings

One “advantage” of having been hospitalized for 76 hours is that I was able to watch a substantial amount of the impeachment hearings on Wed and Fri.   While in general my thoughts were, as might  be expected, in general focused on other topics (including getting

Did You Feel Threatened?

When asked if she felt threatened, former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch answered with a simple, “yes.” Anyone, to this point, who does not believe the President of the United States has not warranted his own Impeachment is either pouring the water, stirring in the sugar

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 147)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1662. Proposed fees on asylum

Have a Beer with Me…?

My takeaway from the opening of the Congressional Impeachment hearings this morning was that we do not need an average John in the Oval Office. For years and years, primarily men, have slapped themselves on their backs sitting on a diner stool, in front of

Memo to media: Don't screw up the impeachment hearings

Four months after the Beltway press badly failed in its coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller's congressional testimony on the Russia scandal, the D.C. press corps has a chance at redemption this week with the first public impeachment hearings of Donald Trump. Hopefully, newsrooms will be up

MoveOn: Terrifying New Poll

We’re in trouble, and it’s time to wake up. In our most recent survey, 57.2% of MoveOn members said that they believe that Donald Trump will be defeated in 2020. But new polling tells a very different story that should send chills down our spines. According

No Shame in My Game

Think of the last time your five-year-old lied to you.  They hemmed and hawed, shuffled their feet in their tiny multi-colored laced sneakers, then stared down at them and not at you. The natural inclination for most of us is to feel a bit of

A woman holds a sign depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump during a protest outside the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. This is the second day in a row the group has held a protest following President Donald Trump's meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Vlad’s Boys, Vlad’s Boys—Whatcha Gonna Do…

On July 27, 2016 Donald Trump asked the Russians to help him defeat Hillary Clinton. The infamous comment by Mr. Trump was “I will tell you this: Russia if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing, I think

War of His Own World

In the Tom Cruise sci-fi film version of War of the Worlds, the unstoppable aliens intent on destroying mankind was eventually killed by the earth’s polluted environment, a floating swamp so to speak.  What is destroying the Trump administration is the poisonous environment he has