Impeach

Just broke by the New York Times and picked up by Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow: Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress As the Justice Department investigated who was behind leaks of classified information early in the Trump administration, it took a highly unusual step: Prosecutors subpoenaed...

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  • June 11, 2021

A couple of days ago, alleged congressperson Marjorie Taylor Greene sent a letter to Joe Biden. I read it; you don’t have to. Unless you read at a third-grade level or worse, it might be hard for you to follow. It essentially boils down to “Wuhan lab … Chinese-made virus...

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  • June 6, 2021

As if Trump would be appointed Speaker of the House once the GQP takes control of the House of Representatives in 2022. Then a GOP House would impeach Biden on the way to Trump returning as POTUS* in 2024, because cartoon presidency and magical GQP thinking, like 31 days in...

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  • June 6, 2021

Not prosecuting Trump for what seems to be incontrovertible evidence of his Stormy Daniels payoff seems to be small potatoes only if the big enchiladas are left on the plate. Yet the GQP thinks that they still need him, likely because there are no alternatives, what with Ted Cruz having dinner with...

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  • May 7, 2021

I used to occasionally argue with MAGAs before I realized I’d have better luck trying to convince Wile E. Coyote not to jump off the cliff in his Acme Batman Suit. He always jumps, and it always ends in disaster. I’ve never understood how you can spend more than a minute...

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  • May 2, 2021

It’s a sign of the times that Liz Cheney had to explain herself: I disagree strongly w/@JoeBiden policies, but when the President reaches out to greet me in the chamber of the US House of Representatives, I will always respond in a civil, respectful & dignified way. We’re different political...

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  • April 30, 2021
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Previous guy colluded with Russia, led a Capitol insurrection, and is not rotting in a prison cell. But if it happens, could there be enough secessionist nut-logs ready and willing to bust him out. “I think this blending of the far-right militia movement with overt secessionism is something I think we’re...

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  • April 14, 2021

Let’s hope he does another two-hour snore-fest speech. “Trump to speak at CPAC conference in Florida next week: he plans to directly attack President Biden’s new immigration plan and will talk about the future of the Republican Party, a source familiar with his speech said.” The usual lies and perhaps...

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  • February 21, 2021

How did I miss this? In a recent column on the intractable assholery of conservative Republicans, The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent noted a conversation that the ambulatory Ed Gein lamp known as Steve Bannon recently had with a Boston audience. Seems Bannon has a wild plan that, unfortunately for him, would depend on Donald...

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  • February 19, 2021

There was a putsch; will Trump return for a revival after crashing the Hindenberg. https://twitter.com/allwritenow/status/1359122161252921344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Editors, publishing agents and authors have signed-up to a letter in the hundreds, demanding the industry deny Donald Trump the publication of any post-presidential memoir. The letter, titled “No Book Deals for Traitors,” was signed by more than...

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  • February 16, 2021

Between 2pm and 230pm on 1/6/2021, apparently Trump knew Pence was in jeopardy prior to his tweet threatening Pence. “Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country…” x What Trump lawyer said does not square with what Sen. Tuberville told reporters...

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  • February 13, 2021

Insurrection, per dictionary: “an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.” Trump's lawyer says he's innocent because 'clearly there was no insurrection' x Here are the four questions Raskin left off with last night. Trump's team answered none of them....

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  • February 12, 2021

If you take it as given that 17 Republicans senators will not vote to impeach no matter what you present, three of whom actually coached the Orange Mussolini’s useless defence team last night, then the trial has to be directed towards the American people. Then you would have used certain...

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  • February 12, 2021

Jim Acosta of CNN reports that a Trump advisor says that “Trump is F’ed if further criminal proceedings happen after this impeachment trial”. Bad lawyering happened and the GOP knew it. Donald Trump's own lawyer just argued that “tired” and “fed up” voters kicked Trump out of office. x Bruce...

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  • February 9, 2021

The Trumpist GOP identifies its allegiances. Nice to see Philip Bump using DKos data. Eleven members of the House Republican caucus took the unusual step Thursday of supporting a Democratic-led effort to punish freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for comments she made before coming to Congress. It was the latest...

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  • February 6, 2021

While our attention was consumed by the latest Republican shiny object, Vice President Kamala Harris the originator of the pearls and Chucks meme, un-clutched her pearls, laced up her Chucks, and cast her first tie-breaking vote in the Senate. President Joe Biden and his second in command are demonstrating what...

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  • February 5, 2021

Reminder: Donald Trump and his allies lost 64 cases in the post-election. They won one. “…if the official had a defense.” x Mental health expert explains why Donald Trump must be convicted https://t.co/ZhPvs0Qwwn— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) February 5, 2021 A failure to convict will continue to entrap those who support him, whose unhealthy...

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  • February 5, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene brings the John Birch Society and its conspiracy nonsense back to the foreground, reminding us how the Koch brothers kept the GOP, now GQP always strange. x House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy defends Marjorie Taylor Greene: “Denouncing Q-on, I don't know if I say it right, I...

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  • February 4, 2021

“Can anyone honestly say that if some of those in the mob with zip ties, stun guns and other weapons actually came upon a member of Congress in the Capitol on Jan 6, they'd have just stopped and asked them to pose for a selfie?” x Anyone who thinks Trump...

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  • February 2, 2021

I’m reminded these days of the classic Monty Python “Election Night Special” sketch. In the sketch, three political parties — the Sensible Party, the Silly Party, and the Slightly Silly Party — vie (along with the independent “very silly” candidate) for various offices. There are a lot of great moments in...

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  • February 1, 2021

For a brief moment after Trump sent his myrmidons to storm the Capitol where Mitch McConnell was telling the Senate the Biden election was legal, he was angry at what had just happened that he actually showed emotion. “The mob was fed lies,” the GOP leader said on the Senate...

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  • January 28, 2021

Republicans (not just Trump) have embraced and largely succeeded with a “flood the zone” strategy of misconduct and corruption that, regrettably, can make it hard to keep track of their bad faith, much less hold them accountable.  In that vein, I simply wanted to note three instances before they slip away...

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  • January 27, 2021

CNN is reporting on behind-the-scenes efforts to line up enough Senators to convict Trump in next week’s impeachment trial: McConnell privately says he wants Trump gone as Republicans quietly lobby him to convict As the House prepares to send articles of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, CNN has learned...

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  • January 22, 2021

From CNN: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that the House's article of impeachment will be delivered to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the Senate's impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. “I have spoken to Speaker Pelosi who informed me that the articles will be delivered...

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  • January 22, 2021

Hunter Biden disinformation and nonsense will now return because the QAnon idiots elected to Congress want something to counter the second Trump impeachment. Bad, rather than good trouble is coming in the form of fundraising even as none of the QAnon sturmgeist came true and the hoped-for blanket pardons for...

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  • January 21, 2021

Even in the last days there will be lawfare aside from the threat to 50 statehouses. Rudy is likely bargaining for his pardon as the final list should be a doozy. Spotted by @abdallahcnn https://t.co/gOkIqohlV5 pic.twitter.com/xyhPjhuP1R — Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 16, 2021 “Jared, you call the Murdochs! Jason, you call...

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  • January 16, 2021

In all the talk about the Republican Insurrection and Trump’s impeachment, one very large story has not gotten nearly the degree of high attention that it deserves.  It appears that we now have a President (or Republican voters generally) that effectively have death squads or, as crucially, the effective threat of...

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  • January 15, 2021

Regardless of whatever else happens in the next week, Trump’s one and only term ends at noon on January 20th. It’s in the Constitution. After that, he will be an ex-president. Because of that, some lawyers are arguing that the Senate can no longer try him, that impeachment only applies...

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  • January 14, 2021

Read the room, knuckleheads! The Hill: A group of conservative lawmakers are plotting to oust House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.) from her leadership role, citing issues with her announcement that she would vote to impeach President Trump for inciting last week's riot at the Capitol. GOP lawmakers behind the effort, which are...

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  • January 13, 2021

It’s now moving toward that Trump resignation, because impeachment is moving forward and even McConnell has appeared to favor it. Unlike Nixon, perhaps the death of Sheldon Adelson, a major Trump backer, among other defections will not require the approach of major GOP luminaries to pressure Trump to resign. For...

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  • January 12, 2021

History moves forward as the final draft of the Second article of Impeachment has been made available. This article of impeachment against President Trump accuses him of “incitement of insurrection” for his role in fomenting the deadly occupation of the US Capitol on 6 January. x FINAL DRAFT of article of...

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  • January 11, 2021

The facts of the matter: The Orange Tyrant and his minions incited a violent mob to attack the Capitol. This was an attempted coup d’état. It failed. Republicans are whining that impeachment will divide the nation. Where were they the last four years? The Republican clown car attempted to overturn...

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  • January 11, 2021

Whatever you label it there was a coordinated attempt to seize control of the government on Wednesday. Only the speed of evacuation and the incompetence of some insurrectionists and their enablers avoided two things: a capture of Congress members as hostages, and the forcing of a Hayes-Tilden type of presidential election...

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  • January 11, 2021

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Chickens! Coming home to roost! So, so many chickens—and nary a McNugget sauce pack to be found. True comeuppance(s)! Final-fuckin’-leeeeeeeeee! NJ.com: The PGA of America will strip Donald Trump of the 2022 PGA Championship, which is scheduled to be held at Trump National Bedminster golf club in...

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  • January 10, 2021

The drive to impeach Trump is gaining momentum by the hour, and the House will almost certainly approve an article of impeachment sometime between Monday and Wednesday. Even some Republicans are (belatedly) furious with Trump, if only for his putting their own lives in danger by instigating insurrection. The question...

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  • January 10, 2021

​Please practice greater situational awareness from January 17 to January 20. We all trust that those whose jobs it is to keep the nation safe are doing that effectively despite the numbers of law enforcement officials participating in violent anti-government demonstrations. x Police departments across the United States are opening probes...

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  • January 10, 2021

In his “Don’t Impeach Me” video, Trump said “This moment calls for healing[.]”  Other Republicans have joined this rhetorical bandwagon. House Republican Leader McCarthy issued a statement opposing impeachment, arguing that “[e]ach passing day will offer us an opportunity to heal[.]”. NY Republican Rep. Tom Reed said “I'm opposed to impeachment. I...

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  • January 9, 2021

Trump is at the end of the path to the bunker. The argument for the resignation of Trump and Pence’s pardon of Trump like Gerald Ford’s of Nixon remains still viable. Invoking the 25th Amendment seems more difficult if only because the GOP still wants to avoid the Watergate comparisons,...

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  • January 7, 2021

Donald Trump didn’t really say why he blew up the meticulously negotiated $900 billion stimulus bill, throwing Washington into chaos and screwing over millions of people who are simply trying to survive the winter. But since this is Trump, you can be certain the motive was both gobsmackingly petty and monumentally self-serving. Oh,...

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  • December 27, 2020

Pursed lips moving, Trump lies, repeating the same falsehoods. Fortunately his debunked claims have revealed flaws in the GOP’s historically bogus voter suppression arguments. x Remember: when Trump uses the phrase “got caught,” it's a telltale sign that he's lying, comparable to tales of burly men crying with gratitude around...

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  • December 27, 2020

This couple-year old post lacking empathy is making the Right-Wing rounds. We debunk it—Trump’s violent sycophant on the move. Lack of empathy is dangerous x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: Trump attorney says...

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  • December 1, 2020

Admittedly I had a choice of two The snake-oil-salesman from New York Crazy Uncle Snowflake Joe Biden I certainly didn’t vote for the narcissistic sociopath/psychopath whose idea of a hard days work is cheating at golf followed by a twitter meltdown about how everyone is mean to him. Now during...

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  • October 27, 2020

If Trump loses his re-election bid, we can reasonably count on the period from Election Day until Inaugaration Day (Nov. 3, 2020 to Jan. 20, 2021) to be one of the most perilous, corrupt and weird periods in U.S. history.  One thing that seems certain is that Trump will attempt to pardon himself. It is...

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  • August 3, 2020

Even as some things are becoming less clear in the repression-stunts being pulled by Trump, we can see that Trump is prepping the ground for a loss. Can he keep it up? Trump will need that support to keep himself out of prison and to galvanize the 25% dead-enders. There are...

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  • July 27, 2020

So much disinformation, so little disambiguation time. Enough gaslight to save the fossil-fuel industry. x Fox News peddled misinformation about the coronavirus 253 times in five days: study https://t.co/UZU4MbpdHt— Salon (@Salon) July 18, 2020 x I’m an ER doc treating #COVID19 and I want you to know that every second...

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  • July 19, 2020

For reference: A group of 25 Republican lawmakers is renewing their quest to have Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf impeached, despite an evident lack of appetite among GOP leaders and the majority of their fellow legislators to pursue the idea. State Rep. Darryl Metcalfe, chairman of the House Environmental Affairs and...

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  • June 18, 2020

Bolton’s tell-all book will be out this month…. If he had any decency or sense of duty to the nation, he would have testified under oath, rather than ignore Congress, but he preferred benefiting financially. The only question to be answered is the degree of Trump’s impeachable iniquity. Bolton is planning...

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  • June 8, 2020

Seems another economic victim of the coronavirus pandemic is Fox Business propagandist Trish Regan.  Fox has decided to fire her.  The good news for Regan is that she’s eligible for unemployment compensation!   Oh wait.  As someone who has been fired from a job, I discovered that obtaining unemployment is dependent...

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  • March 27, 2020

Trump tried to brand COVID-19 as a “Chinese virus” to distract from his incompetence. TRUMP REFUSED 1.4 MILLION TEST KITS AT THE END OF FEBRUARY BECAUSE… REASONS. x Anyone who didn't vote to impeach Trump owns this – and every death that comes because of it. https://t.co/mpO8R82wMt — Eric Garland (@ericgarland)...

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  • March 17, 2020
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