John McCain

Democrats court trouble when they use metaphors and comparative thinking. Remember when former President Barack Obama used an old idiom. “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” in a June 2008 fundraiser during his run for his first term as President. Republicans like his opponent John...

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  • October 12, 2022

Arizona’s Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema vowed to constituents she would help to lower the cost of prescription drugs. “We need to make health care more affordable, lower prescription drug prices, and fix the problems in the system – not go back to letting insurance companies call all the shots,” she...

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  • August 3, 2022

If you have seen the movie Birds of Prey (And the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), you know the underlying theme was her discovering her power amidst a world of insanity, crime, and social degradation; hence her emancipation. That brings me to the current impasse in the Senate, with...

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  • October 4, 2021

Not since, Tuco, Blondie, and Angel Eyes formed a triangle, within a circle, has greed, corruption, and self-interest intersected so destructively. Politics in America, for nearly 250 years has boiled down to money, policy, and humanitarianism in that order. Now it is strictly a good, bad, or ugly proposition. In...

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  • August 30, 2021
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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

Here’s some encouraging news today for U.S. Senator Mark Kelly (D. AZ) courtesy of OH Predictive Insights newest poll: The 2022 Senate election is inching closer and the race for Arizona’s Senate seat is wide open. Kelly is on the ballot again after capturing the final two years of the...

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  • May 13, 2021

Americans should listen to the rational Republicans willing to publicly lift the scales from their eyes, who say their brethren are cowardly. Current and former Republicans like the previous Republican National Committee Chair, Michael Steele, and former Rep. David Jolly have said over and over the current crop of GOPers...

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  • April 12, 2021

MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross, the host of the Cross Connection, excoriated Meghan McCain for her ignorant statement on Identity Politics. Tiffany Cross schools Meghan McCain See full episodes here. Tiffany Cross did not hold back. She went at Meghan McCain for the following statement she made on The View. Tiffany Cross put it...

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  • March 27, 2021

Here’s the latest news on the recall effort in California: The effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has gathered over 2 million signatures — a number of signatures, if validated, that could force a measure on a ballot. The leaders of RecallGavin2020 announced this week that their effort reached over 2,060,000 signatures...

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  • March 16, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the progressive organization, Indivisible: When we woke up this morning, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) was trending on Twitter. And you should be pissed off. Yesterday, she told Politico that she’s opposed to including raising the federal minimum wage to $15 in the COVID-19 relief package moving through...

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  • February 13, 2021

I’m liking this: U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) said Native Americans played a significant role in the recent election, including his win in Arizona. Now that he is elected, Kelly said he will continue to work with tribes to address problems with the pandemic, which remains, by far, a top...

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  • February 3, 2021

A few misnomers are floating around about Trump supporters. That they are all either pickup driving Confederate flag-waving morons or Archie Bunker types with a pair of wingtips parked next to their favorite chair, while railing against the ‘Coloreds.’ The seditious attack on the Capitol proved otherwise. Actively participating with...

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  • January 13, 2021

Another Trump-Russia participation trophy, because Devin was so stupid he won’t get an indictment until Trump leaves office. x What’s the over/under thar Trump will award himself the Medal? pic.twitter.com/vl1Rzws2Ny— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) January 4, 2021 Nunes has filed multiple lawsuits characterized as Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation...

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  • January 4, 2021
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To be fair, no one can scrub away the Trump stink. No one. Including me. It’s like a raccoon has been living in your car for the past four years. That car is fucked. Let’s just see if we can get it started, stick our heads out the window as...

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  • December 23, 2020

Georgia is our opportunity to take the majority in the Senate.  Ted Kennedy is gone.   He WAS the lion of the senate.  Byrd is gone.   Tom Harkin is no longer in the senate.  John McCain is gone.  The last Lion was Joe Biden, running second was Kamala Harris, IMO.   Joe...

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  • December 21, 2020

Ever since the first enslaved Africans stepped off ships, suffering from dysentery, malnutrition, and pleurisy, the marker was laid that race is the predominant politic in America. I highly recommend that if you see slavery as some sort of isolated cruelty, you read the 1619 Project. There has been criticism...

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  • December 14, 2020

http://www.msn.com/… Arizona’s Mark Kelly will be sworn in as the newest Democratic senator Wednesday, after winning the special election filling out the term of John McCain. Kelly’s victory in the Grand Canyon State was almost as sweet as Joe Biden’s win there. Kelly won with 51.2% of the vote, a...

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  • November 30, 2020

Surely it couldn’t be cynical demagoguery about denying the existence of of a pandemic or is it more about trying to visit ever more cruelty upon defenseless fellow citizens. Trump’s reign of cruelty is ending where it began. https://t.co/aBheKGGy50 — Slate (@Slate) November 10, 2020 But Trump’s favorite riff was...

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  • November 10, 2020

I’m going to close out the day with some more good polling out of Arizona courtesy of The Justice Collaborative Institute: x ARIZONABiden 49% (+6)Trump 43%.#AZsen:Kelly (D) 50% (+10)McSally (R-inc) 40%@Justice_Collab, RV, 10/22-25https://t.co/VRNx15UZgT— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 28, 2020 Arizona helped deliver the election to Donald Trump in 2016. However,...

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  • October 29, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Arizona courtesy of OH Predictive Insights: In the state’s other race with national consequences, former astronaut Mark Kelly maintains his advantage over incumbent Sen. Martha McSally. Half (50%) of Arizona voters prefer Kelly while 45% prefer McSally. One of the unique aspects of...

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  • October 27, 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

Even at 36 people stricken with COVID so far from contact at the White House, all kinds of people are missing, perhaps quarantined, with a few hospitalized. Perhaps there will be improved contact tracing, despite the attempts to conceal their base incompetence and slavish loyalty to Trump.  x Getty's last...

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  • October 9, 2020

From The Huffington Post: x YouTube Video NextGen America, which focuses on turning out voters under age 35, is expanding its target list to include Senate races in Alaska and South Carolina, and House elections for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District and Kansas’ 2nd and 3rd Congressional districts. The group, funded...

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  • October 8, 2020

From The Houston Chronicle: The Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee has raised over $3.6 million in just under three months, a massive cash infusion as the party pushes to take control of the lower chamber for the first time since 2002. The $3.6 million haul, which came between July 1...

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  • October 5, 2020
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Since today is a heavy Lindsey Graham (R. SC) news day on Daily Kos, I figured it was important to highlight this from The Huffington Post: Democrat Matt Lieberman hosted a fundraiser for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in 2013, a tough look as he tries to win over Democratic voters...

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  • October 4, 2020

Trump's followers are operating under a different set of determinants. While most of America and the free world views truth as a factor in defining honesty, Trump sycophancy dictates that you dispose of that value. When credibly accused of rape by writer E. Jean Carroll, President Trump unbelievably used as...

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  • September 18, 2020

Some very good news today out of Arizona courtesy of Monmouth University’s latest poll: x ARIZONA VOTER POLL: #GeneralElection matchup Registered voters:48% @JoeBiden (46% in March)44% @realDonaldTrump (43%) Likely voters, high turnout:48% Biden  46% Trump   Likely voters, low turnout:47% Biden  47% Trump https://t.co/WIcMbqwtcN— MonmouthPoll (@MonmouthPoll) September 17, 2020 In...

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  • September 17, 2020
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“Let's understand what this is: Donald Trump has confessed, on tape, to the greatest and most deadly lie in all the long history of the United States bar none.” — Steve Schmidt #TrumpLied200KDied  Trump creates a new term, the opposite of downplaying — “up-playing”, because BS is too smelly. Trump doubled down...

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  • September 16, 2020

AlterNet has a great piece about how vulnerable GOP U.S. Senators like Cory Gardner (R. CO) and Martha McSally (R. AZ) know that they are totally screwed in their re-election bids against John Hickenlooper (D. CO) and Mark Kelly (D. AZ). But they are sticking with Trump all the way....

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  • September 9, 2020

Posted an hour ago on their Youtube Channel It goes for two minutes It lambasts Trump on so many levels comparisons with John McCain and PRESIDENT George H W Bush It uses some of the gross words and actions of Trump as part of its presentation It calls Trump a...

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  • September 8, 2020

Only kings or potentates, dictators, and despots believe the propaganda of their own words. The worst of them, impose it by force and murder.  King Salman, President Erdogan, Supreme Leader Khamenei, and President for life, (lest you risk being poisoned), Vladimir Putin have all declared themselves either supreme or believe they should...

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  • September 7, 2020

What he tweeted before he left for a round of golf: x ….This reminds me of the Dirty Dossier, which was pushed hard by John McCain, & then with a thud turned out to be a total fraud. So many other scams also. The Radical Far Left is VICIOUS, they...

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  • September 5, 2020

We are simply at the moment where the accumulated stories of disrespect all get to be compared with the opposing candidate and his party. x Every Republican who stood by and continues to stand by Trump, particularly after we’ve learned about his “losers and suckers” comments, deserves to forever wear...

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  • September 5, 2020

Trump’s doing more law and order bafflegab among other idiocy, as Trump is whining about not getting credit for stuff. We’ll see whether he takes questions (and flees when the questions get too tough). He’s scared, especially if you compare his presser to Biden’s earlier today, replete with complete sentences. x...

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  • September 4, 2020

Jennifer Griffin is the national security correspondent for Fox News and … oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy! Schaden-Friday is particularly schaden-riffic today. x Two former sr Trump admin officials confirm .@JeffreyGoldberg reporting that President Trump disparaged veterans and did not want to drive to honor American...

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  • September 4, 2020

In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the three witches promised Macbeth that he could not lose until “Birnam Wood shall come to Dunsinane” (that being Macbeth’s castle). Since it was impossible for a forest to pick itself up and move, Macbeth figured he was invulnerable. But Duncan’s troops cut branches from the trees...

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  • September 4, 2020

I had to go to bed last night very early as I was so upset.   I then thought, this is what this madman wants.  I got up this morning and found there is plenty of evidence to back up the Atlantic, including The Washington Post, Associated Press and the infidel...

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  • September 4, 2020

Looks like someone forgot to scrub his Twitter account. x I was never a big fan of John McCain, disagreed with him on many things including ridiculous endless wars and the lack of success he had in dealing with the VA and our great Vets, but the lowering of our...

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  • September 4, 2020

After all the stupidity and incompetence, Trump really does sound like he says things with no filter. And even as he says he said no such thing, his excuses are even stranger, and his lies are getting amplified by the Russians, again. A new report details multiple instances of Donald Trump allegedly...

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  • September 4, 2020

Here’s some encouraging news out of South Carolina: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison raised $10.6 million during the month of August in his bid to unseat three-term Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, according to his campaign. The amount is more than what Graham raised during the second quarter of this year. Graham...

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  • September 4, 2020

The Military Times recently ran a poll that showed Trump running behind Joe Biden among U.S. service members. It was particularly eye-opening considering that military personnel typically favor Republican commanders-in-chief. (Who the eff knows why, but they do.) Well, that ex-advantage may erode even further in the wake of these little revelatory nuggets....

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  • September 3, 2020

Somehow Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler got hold of my bile duct and squeezed out all my personal feelings about Donald Trump like it was a very unfunny whoopee cushion. After last night’s Trump-encouraged unrest in Portland, Mayor Wheeler went on a righteous rant today — and he successfully diagnosed the disease...

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  • August 30, 2020

The strangest thing is the GOP attempt to con the nation into forgetting about a massive and avoidable death toll.   x If this makes you feel rage, then you’ve got to vote. pic.twitter.com/hnFgB4lbUX— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 26, 2020 In polling, there’s still too much horse-racing as “gap-tightening” memes...

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  • August 27, 2020

At some point someone must have told Donald Trump that he needs suburban women to win reelection — and that he’s losing them, badly. If there was one big takeaway from last night’s Kimberly Guilfoyle Ba’al summoning convention speeches, it’s that the suburbs will be abolished in Joe Biden’s America and anarchy...

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  • August 25, 2020

Putting this up for the second day in case folks want to share comments in real time. I will update as necessary. x YouTube Video x YouTube Video x Gov. Whitmer (D-MI) jokes before going live: “It's not just Shark Week … it's Shark Week *mouths expletive*” pic.twitter.com/KSndbTvLZi— The Recount (@therecount)...

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  • August 19, 2020

The Huffington Post reports that U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R. CO) has been boosting a new Facebook ad touting his record being Trump lapdog. But as the article points out that the only place you won’t see it popping up is in Colorado: In theory, the campaign may not have...

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  • August 17, 2020

From Westword: During recent interviews, Gardner has said positive things about the way Colorado has conducted mail-in voting, and he did so again, more or less, during a forum not meant for public consumption: an August 5 telephone fundraiser. But in a transcript from the event obtained by Westword, he also sought to...

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  • August 13, 2020

Political analysts in Arizona can tell you that U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R. AZ) is in for a tough race against Astronaut Mark Kelly (D. AZ). But the key area of that state that rejected McSally in her race against current U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D. AZ) in 2018 is...

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  • August 9, 2020

I don’t know why this hasn’t been happening for five years now, but thank you, thank you, thank you Paula Reid. I’m sure you’ve heard the one about Donald Trump passing the Veterans Choice Act, which no other president could do for 50 years except, it turns out, Barack Obama, who...

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  • August 9, 2020

Some very good news today out of Arizona courtesy of NBC News/Marist’s recent poll: The NBC News/Marist poll released Sunday found Biden with 50 percent support among registered voters in Arizona, compared to the president's 45 percent. The results were barely outside of the poll's margin of error of 4.1 percentage points. That’s...

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  • July 26, 2020
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