HRC

The week has started badly and tragically. Even the Suez Canal got blocked. but we should at least think about Spring Cleaning, even if we never get it completed. It’s enough to make you nuke a space hurricane, eat a pie under the covers, or buy a QAnon Sudoku decoder...

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  • March 24, 2021

An initial note — I’ve always thought that the most effective tool by far against Trump is to mock him.  That weakness has been central to this rube from Queens who spent a lifetime craving Manhattan’s (unavailable) approval. With that in mind, I need to point out one of the weirdest (although typical)...

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  • February 24, 2021

Did Trump truly believe that he could avoid catching the virus, as so much contact tracing must be done for the several days of exposure to a symptomatic Hope HIcks. “This is deadly stuff, the plague, so easily transmissible..” Aside from Karmic justice, Trump’s inner circle has spread COVID-19. He will...

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  • October 2, 2020

Did Trump truly believe that he could avoid catching the virus, as so much contact tracing must be done for the several days of exposure to a symptomatic Hope HIcks. “This is deadly stuff, the plague, so easily transmissible..” Aside from Karmic justice, Trump’s inner circle has spread COVID-19. He will...

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  • October 2, 2020

Vox has a great piece out about how U.S. Senate candidate, Mark Kelly (D. AZ), is following the same game plan and path now current U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D. AZ) took in 2018 to defeat Martha McSally (R. AZ): “I would be willing to wager Sinema just handed Kelly...

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  • September 27, 2020

A new analysis by Moody’s Analytics definitively demonstrates to those predisposed to conventional economic analysis that Trump is a loser, especially in terms of the economy. Biden’s economic plans aren’t even radical, simply democratic and less inequitable. Trump’s short-attention-span policies have always been wham-bam, wait for two weeks, there’ll be a new...

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  • September 24, 2020

Trump’s tweeted over 60 times so far today. He’s counting on the disinformation firehose and gaslighting, as well as some malign efforts like pickup truck parades. x Trump retweeted a Q supporter this morning disputing the number of COVID deaths. How disrespectful to the over 180,000 dead on his watch....

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  • August 30, 2020

Putting another one up in case folks want to comment as we watch history together, I will include liveblog comments below as we proceed. #KHive who’s ready for a speech tonight? #DemConvention2020 pic.twitter.com/DFKJrQy9Ag — Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) August 19, 2020 PBO excerpt The DNC's 3 core messages have been: 1)...

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  • August 20, 2020

Some big news today out of Maine: Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden endorsed House Speaker Sara Gideon on Friday in her effort to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, saying Gideon can help “restore the soul of America.” “This November, we need to restore the soul of America...

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  • July 18, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Iowa: The majority of older Iowans support absentee voting, and many plan on voting absentee this November as the COVID-19 threat persists, according to a new AARP poll. Conducted with Selzer & Company, AARP Iowa polled over 800 registered Iowa voters age 50 and...

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  • July 15, 2020

Here’s some big news today out of Maine: x Despite Susan Collins’ record on certain key LGBTQ issues, her support of McConnell & Trump’s agenda, vote for Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS appointment, & failure to hold Trump accountable is simply untenable.@HRC is proud to endorse @SaraGideon for U.S. Senate. https://t.co/FjjNsKRePY— Alphonso David...

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  • July 15, 2020

Few of you will recall my stories mocking the possibility of a Trump win in 2016, ostensibly because it was plausible to assume that HRC would win. This time more caution is necessary, since the same Trump deceit is happening like promising to support something DACA-like in a future executive...

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  • July 11, 2020

Aside from the usual commenters remarking on how difficult it is to prosecute anyone of treason, much less a former POTUS, Trump now makes more empty threats because he has nothing left. We’re still waiting for that HRC prosecution. x Asked what crime he's alleging Obama committed, Trump identifies one...

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  • June 22, 2020

Soon the US death toll from COVID-19 will reach that of the US military in World War One. Trump just retweeted tweets calling Stacey Abrams fat and HRC a skank, just adding that to calling Joe Scarborough a killer. Trump is calling Biden racist while attacking Stacey Abrams and refusing...

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  • May 24, 2020

I highlighted the story last about whether or not U.S. Senator Richard Burr’s (R. NC) COVID-19 insider trading scandal would hurt his colleague, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis’ (R. NC) re-election bid: Democrats wasted little time in going after the state’s junior senator. In a statement, N.C. Democratic spokesman Robert Howard...

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  • May 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Mike Espy’s (D. MS) U.S. Senate campaign: After receiving more than 75 endorsements from local and state leaders across Mississippi this week, Mike secured another big endorsement from the national LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Mike is proud to have the endorsement of HRC...

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  • March 8, 2020

This anticipated move of Meadows to replace Mulvaney could distract from the current Trump messaging. Mulvaney gets to work on his golf game for the remainder of the Trump term. He can still be subpoenaed, but he’s at least out of the WH. A four-term lawmaker, Meadows announced in December that...

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  • March 7, 2020

Kellyanne Conway is trial ballooning the “HRC 2.0” meme that has already been applied to several Democrats, as Mr. Conway gave the maximum amount to Biden. Fox News Host Grills Kellyanne Conway: Is Trump Scared of Biden? x x YouTube Video Kellyanne Conway got some unexpectedly tough questions when she appeared Wednesday...

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  • March 5, 2020

Killing the social safety net is the wet dream for the GOP and while Trump will not mention it in 2020, there is evidence that he’s made that second-term promise to the GOP. It’s the same playbook we’ve seen — raise deficits and loot the treasury with things like that upper-class...

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  • January 12, 2020

Tea Leoni and Tim Daly close this series as Madam President & First Gentleman. It was ostensibly the alternate universe for a Hillary presidency at its inception, much as a variety of media projects with a Black POTUS preceded PBO. It ends next week. It will be missed if only because...

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  • December 2, 2019

This pIe-fightery is perhaps well-timed before, rather than during the actual primaries, so that intra-party beefing might dissipate early. x Van Jones says Hillary Clinton smeared Tulsi Gabbard “with no facts” & adds Tulsi is getting “payback hell” for quitting DNC & backing Bernie in 2016 pic.twitter.com/jzGdmLMJzL— Ibrahim (@ibrahimpols) October 19,...

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  • October 19, 2019

Hoping to intimidate witnesses in other investigations, the Trumpian shibboleth of security breaches by HRC returns to the meme-hopper. No mention of Jarvanka’s private email server or of Trump’s public appeals for emails that were oddly coincident with a 2016 meeting with Russians in Trump Tower.  Ignoring the lack of a...

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  • October 12, 2019

x #WATCH: Trump: “We're trying to find out” who the Whistleblower is. Outing their identity would be a felony, punishable by up to 3 yrs in prison. As a matter of fact, his suggestion alone and threatening tweets are witness intimidation. Also impeachable.pic.twitter.com/IRZ4RF6mbz — Cyrus Toulabi (@CyrusToulabi) September 30, 2019...

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  • October 12, 2019

In a two page letter to NY Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Biden Campaign Comms Director Kate Bedingfield slammed the paper for amplifying Don the Con’s phony controversy against Joe Biden Op-Ed by running an Op-ed written by “discredited right-wing polemicist”  Peter Schweizer, who pushed the now debunked Uranium One “scandal” against Hillary Clinton in the...

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  • October 10, 2019

After months and even years of Trump and his minions trying to create an alternative fact fun-world in which Ukraine conspired with the Clinton Campaign in 2016 to counter the unfortunately reality that Russia succeed in their efforts to install their puppet Trump to the presidency, Rudy “Noun, Verb and...

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  • October 3, 2019

The Trumpists are trying anything that will draw your attention away from the 25 July “favor” request for dirt in exchange for releasing arms. The greatest irony is Trumpian claims that they were combating corruption (by being corrupt). x Cuomo to Rudy Giuliani: “Did you ask the Ukraine to investigate...

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  • October 3, 2019

American Oversight “American Oversight has uncovered the signed directive from former Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructing a federal prosecutor to carry out President Trump’s authoritarian demand to investigate Hillary Clinton. The document, obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation by American Oversight, is a formal, November 2017 letter from...

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  • March 9, 2019

Amy Klobuchar is learning the hard way that any perceived slights to the 2016 nominee will cost her a considerable loss of political capital, if an informal poll of HRC supporting Twitter users proves credible: x Sure fire way to make me cancel Klobuchar. Hits on Hillary is disqualifying for...

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  • February 11, 2019

Rachel Maddow reported last night that after Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin finished  briefing a bipartisan group of House members yesterday about the admin’s decision to drop sanctions against Manafort’s BFF Oleg Deripaska, he complained to reporters about having having to take a whole 1½ hours out of his Snidely Whiplash day to schlep...

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  • January 11, 2019

The criminal enterprise known as the Republican Party has yet another candidate for felon of the year, Senator elect Josh Hawley, on whom Missouri’s Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has opened an investigatory can of whoopa**…. STL Today “JEFFERSON CITY • Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has launched an investigation...

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  • December 7, 2018

Walter Shapiro has been a speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter, erstwhile stand up comedian and is a current political satirist.  If he could play the piano, he might be confused with one of my favorite skewers of politicos Mark Russell. In this article for The Guardian he delivers his take on the current slap-fight between...

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  • November 24, 2018

Best Hillary cameo since she tended bar for Kate McKinnon… x x YouTube Video Vanity Fair ‘The Murphy Brown revival debuted Thursday night with a little help from a very powerful friend: Hillary Clinton. The politician popped up for a brief cameo in the episode, playing a woman named Hilary Clendon—who, yes, gets told all the...

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  • September 29, 2018

Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of how much the electric vehicle market has been changing year to year. Not only are growth rates spectacular — 54% annually globally — but the capabilities of each new generation of vehicles rises dramatically.   It is this latter aspect that I wish to focus...

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  • September 3, 2018

I say some will hate this because the Clinton v. Sanders wars have been litigated endlessly here.  But, so what?  That is what a Democratic political web site should have been doing all along. I only bring this up because I see the renewed interest in “what went wrong?” analysis...

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  • June 3, 2017
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