Problem Solvers Caucus = Child Abuse Caucus

Since when is giving Donald Trump money with no strings attached a good idea?  Pelosi had to pull the House backed version of the Border Aid Blll and pass the Senate version instead.  You can argue that Senate Democrats rolled over for McConnell and Trump, and I think they did.  I suppose the feckless Senate…

The Democrats “In a Bind” Narrative.

I do not know about the rest of the media, but some on MSNBC — Andrea Mitchell out with her pomp pomps —  are really pushing the narrative that it is Democrats who are in a political bind with the Mueller Report.  According to the narrative, people like me are howling at Democrats like hounds from Hell…

Shutdown Shmutdown! Lowlights From This Trump Shutdown.

If you are a Republican president, you know you have shit on yourself when TigerBeat On the Potomac has this for a headline: 'Hunker down like a jackass': Shutdown could drag on for weeks The president spends Christmas Eve 'all alone in the White House,' complaining about Democrats with no end to the closure in…

A Democratic trifecta in Virginia for 2019? You've come a long way.

The throwback cheesy ads for Virginia Slims had a point. I grew up in the Tidewater area 40 years ago. Race mixing was seriously looked down upon, the Confederate flag was everywhere, and we didn’t celebrate Martin Luther King Day—it was officially called “Lee-Jackson-King” Day.  And the kids—we were brutal. The worst insult in the…

Is This True What I Hear About Latino Voters?

True or False:  Latino voters are not going to show up in the midterm election and throw several Congressional and Senate contests to the Republicans?  I ask this because I have no insider knowledge on Latinos, but I’m hearing, seeing, and reading about the collective shrug from Latinos from the like of NPR, MSNBC, and…

You Have To Meet The “Educated” Pro-Trump Republican Candidate

Update: Her campaign Facebook page has been taken down, along with the videos. Meet GOP candidate Melissa Howard, who is running for Florida House District 73. She campaigns on having strong, conservative values. She’s been endorsed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Health Care Association, and numerous GOP officials. She is also, as seen below, proudly pro-Trump.  Just watch…

Trump's golden showers

Campaign Action Donald Trump and his Republican allies have two definitions of the term, “golden showers.” The first concerns a notorious—and as-yet unsubstantiated–claim from the so-called Russian dossier: Decorum prohibits elaborating further here. The second meaning of the term, however, describes any public policy—usually involving taxes—which overwhelmingly delivers its benefits to the very richest people in…

GOP tax plan delivers double dose of pain to blue states

Thursday’s release of the House GOP tax plan will be greeted with a flurry of “hot takes” about its “winners and losers.” So, for everyone’s sake, let’s keep this simple. Unsurprisingly, the biggest winners from what the President called a “big, beautiful Christmas present” are people named Trump and those like them. Just as predictable,…

WWTP: What will Trump pay under the GOP tax bill?

Donald Trump lost the 2016 presidential popular vote to Hillary Clinton by almost 3 million ballots. But by another seemingly meaningless measure, Trump got clobbered 38 to 0. That lopsided score represents the number of years of tax returns Democrat Clinton and Republican Trump respectively released to the American public. But Trump’s unprecedented opacity—for the past 40…

Republicans betray their gray-haired base with Trumpcare

Ever since Donald Trump’s shocking victory on Election Day, press, pundits, and pollsters have engaged in a furious debate about which voters propelled him to the White House. Was Trump’s win the revenge of the “guns and bitter crowd” in the Rust Belt, the white working-class voters whose racism, xenophobia and/or “economic anxiety” led them…