Independent economic analysis: A Trump loss would be far better for the economy

I’ll never understand why people think Republican presidents — and Republicans in general — are good for the economy. We have decades of economic data that say otherwise. When it comes to the economy, Republicans are like loud, stumbling drunks who keep insisting they’re okay to drive. Every Friday and Saturday night they plow into the…

Lincoln Project continues on issue of the military & Trump

in an ad of how Presidents used to talk about the military It offers video of three Presidents talking affirmatively about the military Reagan George H W Bush (who received the Distinguished Flying Cross as the youngest Navy Pilot in WWII) George W Bush ALL REPUBLICANS and the closing text on the screen: THE MILITARY…

Lincoln Project on Presidency revealing who you are

buy contrasting previous Presidents with Trump on their reaction to crises Clinton on OK City bombing, Olympic Park bombing G W Bush on 9/11 Obama on Sandy Hook massacre, Mother Emmanuel AME shooting Charleston contrasted with Trump on Charlottesville and Kenosha just video clips of each President speaking after the tragedies The difference is clear….

NY Daily News front page contrasts pouty Trump with grown-up past presidents

This pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? From today’s New York Daily News cover story: One by one, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton stood tall Thursday at the Atlanta funeral of civil rights icon John Lewis, honoring the life and legacy of the fearless Congressional veteran. And in Washington, current…

GOP’s Cornyn repeatedly threatened judges; now demands Schumer apology

Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Thursday expressed regret that he “used the words I used yesterday” in warning Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch of the public backlash their reproductive rights rulings will produce. While Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) proclaimed, “There is nothing to call this except a threat,” more than a…

Protecting Trump now, Limbaugh and Kudlow blamed Obama for 2008 bear market

Furious over the Dow’s 1,900 point plunge over the past three days, President Trump held a press conference Wednesday to try to calm markets. Echoing the comments of his National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow that “we have contained” Coronavirus and the American economy is “holding up nicely,” Trump declared the pandemic risk to Americans…

Republicans routinely ignore GOP Hatch Act violations

Writers, bloggers, commenters, and pundits nearly exhausted the dictionary in the runup to the president’s July 4th Trumpapalooza™. With his tanks, parades, flyovers, and personal address, Donald Trump’s appropriation of America’s Independence Day rightly earned descriptions ranging from inappropriate, disgusting, and self-serving to grotesque, Orwellian, and masturbatory. But word that the Republican National Committee was…

Wrong-way Trump is on a one-way road to war with Iran

The United States was the world’s lone “hyperpower” when President George W. Bush launched his disastrous and unnecessary war with Iraq in 2003. An economic and military hegemon unchallenged by any single enemy or collection of rivals, the U.S. could and did act with impunity in swiftly toppling Saddam Hussein’s regime in Baghdad. But even…

So exactly which ex-presidents told Trump they should have built the wall?

Trump doesn’t just lie. He makes up entire conversations that never happened. And he does it all the time. The latest? He claimed today during his press conference/harrowing public mental breakdown that “some” former presidents have told him they should have done what he’s currently doing — i.e., shutting down the government over $5 billion in…

The Obama economic expansion keeps rolling on

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney made a not-so-bold promise about the stewardship he would provide for the American economy. “I can tell you,” he guaranteed, “after a period of four years, by virtue of the policies we'd put in place, we'd get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent—perhaps a little…

Yup, he still sucks — George W. Bush whipping votes for Kavanaugh

I don’t care how many Werther’s Originals he hands Michelle Obama like a half-in-the-bag Wilford Brimley. He’s George W. Bush, and he’s terrible. How do I know? ISIS used to be a schlocky Saturday morning TV show that aired after Shazam! And before he took over, my 401(k) was worth more than my Subway Club Card….