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Democrats, since the time of Franklin Roosevelt, have fought the accusation of wanting a Nanny State; equal access to housing, healthcare, fair wages, and education have been guiding tenets of the Democrats since the New Deal, the War on Poverty through the Covid Recovery Act—not always successful—but good principles, nonetheless....

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  • July 30, 2021

A few years ago, I wrote the piece titled “Boomers Must Take Some Blame And Help Fix Generation Y Unhappy Problem” without any malintent. I was raked over the coals by my boomer friends who accused me of agism and much more. Some said I was pitting generations against each...

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  • May 23, 2021

While the Republican Party continues to devolve into the party of white supremacists, authoritarian fascists, and conspiracy theorists, they are losing their grip on many of the voting blocs they have always counted on to keep them in power. Several demographic groups are moving away from the Republicans, such as...

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  • April 5, 2021

After Stephanie Ruhle pointed out that the Texas Electric Grid collapse was a deregulation event and not a weather event, Pete Buttigieg had choice words. Pete Buttigieg insults Texas tactfully See full episodes here. President Joe Biden has released his infrastructure plan. He titled it the American Jobs Plan. Are Democrats starting to...

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  • April 1, 2021

Top Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro didn’t come out of nowhere. The administration found him where most high-level government aides are found … i.e., the same place I found the anti-fungal treatment for my big toenail—Amazon. You may or may not know that Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner found Navarro while...

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  • March 31, 2021

More contradictions: Ted Cruz flees Texas for Cancun and without Twitter, Trump is having trouble telegraphing personal insults like claiming Mitch McConnell has “more chins than smarts”. Mitch McConnell penned a Sunday op-ed in The Wall Street Journal defending his decision, which particularly angered Trump, according to a person familiar with the...

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  • February 18, 2021

No doubt there are Trump pardons, but the cluster falls close to the _____. Apparently Trump has been advised that the optics of guilt are greater exposure to his soon to be mounting legal woes. This includes even the Trumpian small insults, a hastily assembled 1776 position paper to prescribe...

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  • January 19, 2021

I was talking to a colleague yesterday and a word that has driven me crazy since its entrance into the lexicon in the last 20 years came up, ‘microaggression.’ The word bothers me because it carries with it a minimization of racism that soothes the oppressive nature of white privilege....

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  • December 16, 2020

As each day passes, Trump adds to an already impressive body of evidence arguing that he should be considered the worst president in U.S. history.  But, taking a dispassionate, long view, there are a small number of surprisingly strong contenders for this title.  This history call is depressingly closer than it...

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  • December 6, 2020

Lemmings, with the Secret Service locked and loaded. Was this also a protest of DC gyms’ occupancy limits? x This loser parade must’ve left their self respect at home. https://t.co/ztC8SLOMUC— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) November 14, 2020 x MOMENTS AGO: Trump supporters rush to see the president's motorcade driving by. pic.twitter.com/h0brs4gfC0...

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  • November 14, 2020

The rest of the world is watching Election 2020. And what they are seeing, unfortunately, shows an America many fail to realize that we are. How can a man who cages children, steals them from their parents, grabs on women's private parts, insults every non-white demographic, lie ad-nauseam, among other bad...

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  • November 4, 2020

The newest shield for racism, sexism, and just poor behavior is a new set of buzz words. Instead of facing the truth about systemic racism, the words ‘Race Card’ become a shield. Instead of answering for blatant sexism, we say ‘PC culture’ is overtaking us. And for pure bad behavior,...

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  • October 28, 2020

From The Daily Beast: x An internal poll from Ossoff’s camp, conducted by Garin Hart Yang Research Group on Oct. 11-14 and shared with The Daily Beast, found that in a head-to-head race, Ossoff met the 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff, with Perdue at 45 percent https://t.co/mrp54kSeAh— The...

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  • October 21, 2020

Stuart Spittle, the incredible shrinking candidate, was spinning the hits last night in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Lies that have long since been debunked were pulled out of the couch cushions, denuded of dustballs and cat hair, and fed to the only people dumb enough to accept candy from a creepy old...

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  • October 14, 2020

It does seem old-fashioned but the Biden post-debate train tour seems better than Trump’s promises to never return to (insert state) if he loses, which he did tonight in Duluth. x All aboard! Tune in as @DrBiden and I kick off our train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania. https://t.co/z2m4tpAHNJ— Joe...

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  • October 1, 2020

Black people get that question put to us a lot more often than you would think. It is generally followed by the statement, ‘well…I don’t see color’ or ‘things have changed’ accompanied by a raised eyebrow of incredulity. Unlike the police or people who believe in witchcraft, people of color...

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  • September 21, 2020

I know many are hearing the same thing in other states but here in Florida, it is ridiculous and with DeSantis heading the ignorance,  the careful are being harrassed. x Beautiful state. I enjoyed myself in Florida last week. Hardly any masks worn either. People respect one another’s personal space...

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  • September 17, 2020

I rescind my belief that Democratic politicians shouldn’t go on Fox under any circumstances. Mayor Pete forced their brainwashed viewers to confront reality. Most rightwing outlets have decided to just completely ignore this latest Trump scandal, where he called fallen soldiers “losers” and “suckers,” and instead focus on Nancy Pelosi’s hairdresser. Faux...

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  • September 5, 2020

David von Drehle writes on Trump’s negativity, often revealed as the usual reactionary, anti-modern attitudes of conservatives. It coincides with the release of another film on Trump’s qualifications for office, #Unifit: The psychology of Donald Trump. Political scientists speak of “negative partisanship.” It’s a category, not a value judgment. It...

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  • August 22, 2020

WaPo published an update to the estimation of whether Trump was more than a rhetorical trope as a fascist, or more of an actual, historical fascist. 29 more “Benitos” to go, Trump has yet to win reelection by rigged balloting and only has a fraction of the population incarcerated. Ripping children...

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  • August 22, 2020

He golfs most of the time when he is not tweeting or on the phone like a 16 year old.  He loves the cameras and mics.   He loves the sound of his own voice.  He spends a lot of time saying, “Mirror Mirror on the wall”. Who really believes that...

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  • August 16, 2020

Reminiscent of the Londo Cotton “send US troops” fiasco, the NY Times editorial folks need some staffing changes like the USPS. A vendetta is not a sports utility vehicle, MoDo really hates the Clintons – ya think? Maureen Dowd managed to forget about Clinton/Kaine AND McCain/Palin. “Correction: Aug. 8, 2020 An earlier...

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  • August 8, 2020

As part of actor Jodie Foster’s online Masterclass article on film writing, she offers instructive information about how to write a movie screenplay. She starts out talking about how to write a “film treatment.”  The piece states, “A treatment is a document that presents the story idea of your film...

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  • June 29, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D. WA) in support of Governor Jay Inslee’s  (D. WA) re-election campaign: Gov. Jay Inslee (D. WA) These last few months have driven home the importance of governors. Across the country, state leaders have stepped up to lead the fight against...

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  • June 24, 2020

Ed Scarce over at Crooks and Liars has a disturbing piece up about anti-lockdown protesters in Long Island, New York threatening a reporter who was wearing a mask and covering their protest.  The reporter is Ken Vesey of News 12.  Vesey has video of the incident, and the cops were...

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  • May 16, 2020

February 26, President Trump said to his fellow Americans, “And again, when you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.” His misinformed declaration was his first national press conference addressing...

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  • March 27, 2020

Twitter is full of many demands to cancel one or another Democrat when the real enemy will be culpable for mass contagion deaths on the road to fascism.  https://twitter.com/VincentCrypt46/status/1239176715965874176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/sanz_md/status/1237811696103829505?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Amid the folks demanding Sanders quit the race because Biden supporters want a decisive victory by convention time, we are reminded...

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  • March 15, 2020

Mr. President, crooked Covid, little-19, low energy corona, and fake-virus will not solve the problem.  Donald Trump has met a problem he cannot solve with a convenient lie or a disparaging tweet.  In desperation, he waived his tweeting obsession long enough to publicly call Washington state Governor Jay Inslee a...

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  • March 11, 2020

Donald Trump thinks the woman he continually refers to as “Pocahontas” is too mean to be president. She’s not nice like, you know, him (second tweet): x TRUMP on Elizabeth Warren: “I think lack of talent was her problem. She had a tremendous lack of talent … she is a...

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  • March 6, 2020

The Nation endorses Sanders, if only because of the coalescing of so-called moderates around Joe Biden. #BlueNoMatterWho not because Ivanka Trump has finally registered as a Republican, but if only because Sanders broke up Public Enemy. GOTV if only because some MSM (still) believe that “liberals pinned their hopes on...

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  • March 2, 2020

Breaking news: x BIG: the @BostonGlobe, who once suggested Warren should sit out 2020, has endorsed her for president. “Fearless and brilliant on her feet, Warren has the greatest potential among the candidates to lay bare Trump’s weaknesses on a debate stage.” https://t.co/pgRbx5M9Nm— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) February 26, 2020 Here’s...

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  • February 26, 2020

GOP political figures and organizations tend to be the ones caught using stock photographs because their grifting doesn’t respect its marks. It happened again yesterday with the manufactured spectacle at the Daytona 500. Was Brad Parscale anything but lazy in reposting a 2004 shot of AF1 from a different angle of...

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  • February 17, 2020

I was transported yesterday from the East Room of the White House back to 1997 when the President spoke yesterday before an assembled group of embarrassing open-mouthed American political seals. In that year, the Seinfeld episode entitled the Strike aired December 18, 1997 and introduced the pseudo-celebratory idea of Festivus....

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  • February 7, 2020

Conservative “never-Trumper” Jennifer Rubin tells us that the electorate needs to be reminded how ignorant Trump is, how he will never get any better, and more likely is getting worse. This seems uncontroversial to rational human beings, and only gets daily reconfirmation with each new Trump screw-up. Her complaint does seem more...

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  • February 3, 2020

Doesn’t everyone in Trump-land know that John Bolton is an agent of the Deep State (sic), ready to bring on the Sixth International (sic). We just never see him at the membership meetings (or the BBQs). x ….many more mistakes of judgement, gets fired because frankly, if I listened to him, we would be...

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  • January 29, 2020

Chuck Todd in a backhanded fashion, attempted to challenge the credibility of The Intercept by implying they are a stooge to Senator Bernie Sander's campaign and progressives. Chuck Todd slights The Intercept  x x YouTube Video Notice that Chuck Todd refers to The Intercept as the Sanders campaign's favorite publication. He then attempts...

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  • January 20, 2020

I really do not care anymore if Republican politicians ever apologize for their lies, insults, and harmful policies.  Yes, apologizing is the human thing to do because no one is perfect and we all make mistakes.  Saying “I’m sorry” is the first step in trying to correct a mistake or...

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  • January 12, 2020

x BREAKING: The House passed a war powers resolution that limits President Trump's ability to wage war in Iran. It blocks U.S. military force against Iran without Congress's approval or declaration of war. pic.twitter.com/sbAYDGEaz6 — AJ+ (@ajplus) January 9, 2020 WASHINGTON — The House adopted a war powers resolution Thursday...

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  • January 9, 2020

So if you were a vile, murderous dictator on the verge of getting everything you want because you’d convinced a fluorescent orange bag of liposuction fat that you were a good guy, you’d want to keep that going, right? To Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump is like the substitute teacher...

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  • November 17, 2019

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 shame when we lie, not...

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  • November 8, 2019

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 their loss of the governorship...

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  • November 6, 2019

The racial slot machine Donald Trump has used, since he trundled down an escalator in the late Spring of 2015, reached its’ newest low yesterday.  Starting in the late 1880s through the 1960s, when black lives were deemed even worth counting, over 4,700 lynchings took place in the United States....

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  • October 23, 2019

So Donald Trump hires only the best people, and yet he regularly and viciously insults nearly all of them on the way out the door. According to several accounts of Trump’s Velveeta meltdown in the White House yesterday — during which he called Nancy Pelosi a “third-rate politician” — Trump...

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  • October 18, 2019

x I remember when the GOP knew Russia was our enemy🐮 https://t.co/9vcfR2vbzn — Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) October 9, 2019 Devin Nunes files yet another lawsuit, what else is new? Perhaps there’s a health emergency. There’s a hashtag referencing some kind of leakage, surely that has something to do with people...

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  • October 10, 2019

Received this e-mail today from the Ragin’ Cajun, James Carville, in support of Attorney General Andy Beshear’s (D. KY) gubernatorial campaign: Hey there — If you know me, you know I love Kentucky bourbon. You should also know I don’t like Kentucky’s governor — not one bit! Matt Bevin is just...

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  • October 9, 2019

There was Trumpian rage-tweeting at Senator Mitt Romney on the way to the golf course today. x Somebody please wake up Mitt Romney and tell him that my conversation with the Ukrainian President was a congenial and very appropriate one, and my statement on China pertained to corruption, not politics....

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  • October 5, 2019

It’s always nice when they say the quiet part out loud. What is the Republican Party even about anymore? They used to oppose tariffs, stand for family values, recoil at deficit spending, and pretend that everything from wearing a tan suit to using a selfie stick fatally undermined the dignity...

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  • September 28, 2019

The late columnist and tv personality Charles Krauthammer railed against the Obama administration’s, ‘The Obama Doctrine: leading from behind’ in a column written in 2011 based on an interview of Obama staffers conducted by Ryan Lizza.  Krauthammer’s piece was one of many political hit pieces that ignored nuance and sought...

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  • September 4, 2019

Biggest, best, greatest in history. We have heard ad nauseam those words from the mouth of the self-professed greatest President, if you do not believe it—just ask him.  Donald Trump’s biggest and greatest problem is that his measurables of success have no moral component. Slap me for mentioning Abraham Lincoln...

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  • August 26, 2019

So you’d think after stirring up a hornet’s nest of anti-immigrant hate and resentment that likely led to a brutal massacre in the city you’re visiting, you might hold off on insulting the town’s mayor. Oh, but not if you’re Donald Trump … which you aren’t. And don’t you thank God...

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  • August 15, 2019