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Category Archives: Elections

Yes, I said it…

Attorney General William Barr is either incompetent, stupid or lying, take your pick. Yesterday in an interview, following the release of the Inspector General’s report absolving the FBI of working in concert to keep Donald Trump from the presidency, Barr responded with the words, “I

The Monster is in the White House, with a Phone

Six-year-old Juan de León Gutiérrez; 8-year-old Felipe Gómez Alonzo; 6-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin; two additional children a 10-year-old and a 2-year-old, both from Guatemala, have died in the past two years as a result of the Trump administration’s Border Policy. Add to that this week,

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,

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)

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

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

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

Rock Around the Clock

Former South Carolina Governor and the United States Ambassador to the UN for Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, kicked off her book tour yesterday. Haley tossed former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and ex-Chief of Staff John Kelly in the pit like a fat South Carolina

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

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Here's How Republicans Will Spin Kentucky Election Results.

As for now, Andy Beshear is declared the “apparent winner” of the Kentucky governor’s race.  If it holds, which I think it will, THANK GOD!  But given how the rest of the voting went for the rest of the Kentucky statewide offices, Republicans will spin

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

Should We Make a Mountain out of a Katie Hill?

Former Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA.) resigned from Congress so abruptly, that her controversy is simmering and not raging. Two things undergird her anger and the public questions surrounding the MeToo movement, equity, and dare I say, “process.”  Lots of talks have been deployed about the

Big Daddy v. Baghdadi

Unlike the President, I am big enough to say congratulations.  Mr. Trump, thank you for being in office when one of the most hideous men in history was taken out by American forces. Thank you to the Kurds, who provided the intelligence, the fortitude and

I'm a Traveling Man

I am in the wrong business—I should have become a lawyer.  The top attorney for the United States of America not only gets a parking pass in one of the most exclusive lots in Washington, D.C., but he also got a taxpayer-paid tour of western