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CNN’s David Gergen: The Only Thing That Can Stop Donald Trump From Running in 2024 is a Prison Sentence From the Insurrection, we know that conspiring to commit felonies is also a felony. We know with greater certainty that Trump knew what was going to happen, despite Pence’s resistance and...

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  • October 24, 2021

There is a saying in playground basketball games, no harm, no foul. That may be fine for Sidney Deane and Billy Hoyle, but the United States’ sanctity is a different story. Saying that democracy is at stake seems to elicit two feelings, one, that Democrats are hyperbolic or Republicans are...

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  • October 8, 2021

Either the political acumen of the voter is in dire need of reeducation, or Democrats need lessons in exploiting a golden opportunity. Republicans publicly pull off political tricks without recrimination. They manipulate the public with chicanery, walk away, and brag about it later. At the beginning of the Biden administration,...

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  • October 6, 2021

“Today's sentencing of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger should be front-page news ringing alarm bells anywhere people are concerned about democracy, abuses of corporate power, and the rule of law. The real crime here is the death and disease resulting from Chevron's poisoning of the drinking water of thousands of Indigenous...

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  • October 6, 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

When people who are supposed to be governing, half of the country is being abused.    I know some personal things happening from deep red republican judges also allowing things to happen that is not upholding the law.   I can’t even go into what is happening personally from even judges...

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  • May 29, 2021
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It depresses me to acknowledge this, but the Republicans’ commitment to blatant and serial lying, and Orwellian “make believe” governing, pose a real threat by overwhelming the public debate and individual’s efforts to stay grounded.  While a bit well-worn (and of uncertain provenance), this quote is fundamentally true: “A lie can travel halfway around...

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  • May 15, 2021

Fear of a Red Hat: as much as Liz Cheney is toast, more troubling is Elise Stefanik’s Führereid, because Trump is too stupid to see that he’s blazing an even tighter path to obscurity. As Greg Sargent observes, there is an increased likelihood of another attempt at stealing an election, further...

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  • May 8, 2021

Previous guy added a page to his website, one which mimics Twitter and Facebook in its appearance, because the grift needs to be fed. In a related story, Bloomberg reports that demand for butt implants rose during the pandemic. “Knowingly repeating a lie — an act of immorality — is...

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  • May 5, 2021

The Facebook Oversight Board sustained the ban on Trump — for now. Previous guy added a page to his website, one which mimics Twitter and Facebook in its appearance, because the grift needs to be fed. In a related story, Bloomberg reports that demand for butt implants rose during the pandemic....

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  • May 5, 2021

Politico constructed an oral history of the bin Laden raid and it’s worth the read to get a sense as one can from on oral history, of the authenticity of the event, as well as some interesting details, the rosary held by Biden, and especially the trashing of previous guy...

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  • May 1, 2021

Can’t wait to see this asshole go: 📹On @FOX43, Sen. Toomey says he wants PA to adopt Georgia's new election laws. I ask what he says to BPOC who say those policies make it harder to vote? He said it's a "ridiculous argument." "Are we really supposed to believe African...

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  • April 8, 2021

The 6th Circuit rules that Shawnee State University violated a professor’s free speech and free expression rights by punishing him for refusing to use a trans student’s preferred pronouns. More lawfare ahead. Apparently a professor’s socratic method (and his religious beliefs) trumps gender expression and public accommodation keeps bigotry in a bathroom...

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  • March 26, 2021

Mitch McConnell is threatening Democrats with scorched-earth GOP policies they have already done if they kill the filibuster. Mitch McConnell threatened Democrats on killing the filibuster See full episodes here. Mitch McConnell took the floor with the following diatribe as he threatened Democrats with hell if they kill the filibuster. “If...

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  • March 18, 2021

Statue of the “other guy” arrives at CPAC, the annual owning the libs festival and meat market. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is underway in Orlando, Florida, opening with a 2020 election conspiracy supercut, a video heralding cancel culture “victim” Gina Carano and a gold statue of ousted president Donald Trump raising eyebrows in the Hyatt Regency lobby...

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  • February 26, 2021

If you’re a Republican and you don’t at least try to pretend the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump, you’re likely to be castigated—and maybe even censured—by a phalanx of zombie dead-enders in your own party. It’s a problem for Republicans who know better—and I can only assume Donald...

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  • February 21, 2021

GOP AGs have been busy supporting the Trumpian delusion and sedition. The 1/6 Commission will have plenty of narrative content. Not unlike the mania for appointing Trump judges, the GQP AGs are a cabal that for some evangelicals, theocratically leads to a dominionist (fascist) state. Not unlike the QAnons who believe...

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  • February 19, 2021

The New York Times shed some light on this on Monday: G.O.P. legislators, dozens of whom supported overturning the state’s election results to aid former President Donald J. Trump, are moving to change the entire way that judges are selected in Pennsylvania, in a gambit that could tip the scales...

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  • February 17, 2021

The Washington Post did a version of the NY Times profiles of Trumpists, albeit those who were involved in the 6 January insurrection, and there does seem to be a class struggle, not quite like one would expect. The participation of people with middle- and upper-middle-class positions fits with research...

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  • February 10, 2021

'GQP' – Republicans announce themselves as a Trumpist party We cannot ignore the growing threat of right-wing extremism and its enablers any longer. x “McCarthy claims he has received private assurances from Greene that she no longer wishes death on Pelosi.“ -Washington Post — Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) February 5, 2021...

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  • February 5, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidate, Superior Court Justice Maria McLaughlin (D. PA) Pennsylvania's Vote By Mail request form is now available for the 2021 elections! With key local offices on the ballot, Democrats need to vote with the same great fervor as...

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  • February 3, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D. GA) in support of U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s (D. NH)  re-election campaign: Sen. Maggie Hassan (D. NH) 1,017 votes. That was the margin in Democrat Maggie Hassan's U.S. Senate election in New Hampshire in 2016. Well now Maggie is up...

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  • February 3, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D. GA) in support of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s (D. NV) re-election campaign: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D. NV) Democrats just took control of the Senate, and Mitch McConnell and the GOP are already scheming to restore their power in 2022....

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  • February 1, 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

Received this e-mail today from the organization Common Cause Pennsylvania: I’m going to be honest with you — I’m deeply concerned. The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee just voted House Bill 38 (HB 38) out of committee by a slim margin, attempting to clear the way for the legislature to engage...

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  • January 13, 2021

This is how journalists must remind Republicans about their complicity. Katy Tur really laid it on John Bolton in an effective manner. Katy Tur nails John Bolton x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. “You said it was Trump's taint,” Katy Tur asked John Bolton. “Doesn't the taint extend many members...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • January 13, 2021

What is your f’ing problem? Republican senators say they feel a sense of growing regret over not standing up to President Trump sooner — a day after a violent mob ransacked the Capitol building in one of the darkest and most humiliating days in U.S. history. One Republican senator who requested anonymity...

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  • January 10, 2021

Katy Tur did not mince her words as she enumerated Trump’s bad deeds that effectively went unchecked by the Media & GOP. So, blame who? Katy Tur made it clear who’s to blame for insurrection See full episodes here. The Capitol insurrection are a direct result of both the media giving...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • January 7, 2021

Congressional Republicans have savagely beclowned themselves throughout the Trump era. I thought the worst degradation would be their refusal to hold Trump accountable during the impeachment trials, but the lickspittles were far from done licking and spittling. According to CNN’s Jake Tapper, at least 140 reality-challenged cowards are planning to...

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  • December 31, 2020

Trump just got some more coal in his Christmas stocking, delivered by a judge he appointed to the 7th Circuit. Trump campaign suffers another legal setback in Wisconsin case President Donald Trump’s ineffectual bid to persuade the courts to overturn his defeat at the polls last month suffered another defeat...

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  • December 25, 2020

Aside from the usual caveats, Trump continues to act seditious. The GOP is plunging into open warfare over President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory — with President Trump taunting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and threatening primary challenges against other Republicans, House lawmakers egging on senators to contest the counting of...

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  • December 23, 2020

There’s an agitated Trump up late tweeting more conspiracy nonsense as the Electoral College has voted and the sedition attempt has failed with the so-called longshot of a Congressional maneuver on 6 January the last gasp available. What remains is grift and unhingery. x It’s 1:15 am, Eastern Time. https://t.co/mAbK0tsIhO— Reed Galen...

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  • December 16, 2020

The latest Trump Toady to dive off the cliff into the deep end of the swamp is Amanda Chase, a Republican state senator in Virginia who is running for governor there. In a FB post this morning, she called on the Malignant Mangoface to declare law because . . ....

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  • December 15, 2020

In 1984, George Orwell used the line “two plus two equals 5 . . . or sometimes 3. . . .” as one of his ways to show the effectiveness of Nazi propaganda and at the same time its disconnect from reality. We are seeing the equivalent of that disconnect...

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  • December 13, 2020

We are in the world of Dr. Doom, Doc Octopus, and Doctor Strange, as Trumpian ignorance has yet to recede from not recognizing the differences among honorific, honorary, and honor. The WSJ publishes an opinion piece suggesting Dr. Jill Biden stop using the ‘Dr.’ title The Wall Street Journal published an opinion...

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  • December 12, 2020

All votes have been certified and Biden has still won. “…is this the moment when the G.O.P. abandons its belief in democracy” x My timeline: Dec 11, 12, or 13 — SCOTUS tosses Texas suit Dec 14 — EC votes for Biden 306-232 Jan 6 — Congress counts EC votes; objections...

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  • December 11, 2020

Watching the depressing and alarming spectacle of 17 Republican states joining Texas’s bad faith, frivolous Supreme Court application to overturn the election in favor of Trump, I am reminded that in September 2015 I wrote a post titled “The Sad Truth of John Boehner’s Resignation” — which received 1,275 Recommends, 789 Comments and,...

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  • December 10, 2020

Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) attempted to slide another voter fraud lie on national TV, among others. George Stephanopoulos did not allow him to get away with it. George Stephanopoulos nipped Senator’s voter fraud lie See full episodes here. George Stephanopoulos came prepared to handle the misinformation and lies he knew he...

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  • December 6, 2020
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A loser’s victory rally, what a message. In his Valdosta, Georgia speech on Saturday Trump will essentially repeat his 46 minute Facebook rant from Wednesday with a few local references and additional stupid ad libs. Save that hour for more productive activities that don’t involve super-spreading. They’re “not dumb in Georgia” but...

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  • December 3, 2020

So this is why all decent candidates have graciously conceded in the past. When you don’t, you really stir up the crazies. One of those cuckoo cocoa puffins is none other than Michael Flynn, the disgraced former national security adviser and admitted felon. And presumably because he’s an ex-general who’s...

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  • December 2, 2020

Trumpists keep repeating wrong numbers, hoping that the reiteration will magically transform them into the official count. Wrong-O, but they’re continuing the legal maneuvering. This time a GOP legislator’s suit tries to invalidate a GOP-passed law in order to throw out Democratic votes and fails in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. x 🚨BREAKING: We...

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  • November 28, 2020

Merit-free futility: “Voters, not lawyers, choose the president,” the appeals court said. x “Voters, not lawyers, choose the President. Ballots, not briefs, decide elections.” — Third Circuit Court of Appeals REJECTS Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania as MERITLESS. Unanimous ruling. Opinion written by Judge Bibas, Trump appointee. https://t.co/ltUAVbKxJ2— Paula Chertok🗽...

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  • November 27, 2020

Donald Trump has frequently referred to COVID-19 as an “invisible enemy” — which may be why he’s pretending he doesn’t see it. The coronavirus outbreak is worse than it’s ever been in this country, but as the lame duck à l'orange flops about for the next two months like an...

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  • November 25, 2020

MSNBC Hallie Jackson did not allow Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) to get away with seeding misinformation about the Joe Biden win. Hallie Jackson destroys enabling senator's rhetoric x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Early on, it was clear that Hallie Jackson would not take any spin from Senator Kevin Cramer,...

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  • November 24, 2020

There's a slight delay in the PA certification announcement if only because “This is not at all frivolous.” Now 1-36 in lawsuits, the Trump campaign tries to claim again on appeal of a technicality that every Pennsylvania postal ballot is illegal because “defective mail ballots”, that they should be thrown out...

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  • November 24, 2020

We knew he was never going to leave peacefully.  Stage 1:  Courts Donald Trump has desperately tried to get courts (with his hand-picked judges) to order the secretaries of state in several swing states to halt the certifying the votes and not to issue the certificates of ascertainment.  Why this...

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  • November 20, 2020

Did Trump actually call the two Wayne County canvassers to try to reverse their reversal.  Autogolpe Trump's widespread effort to delay or undermine certification includes no-take-backsies.  Now Rudy saying lots of people from Camden came to Philly to vote. “It happens all the time. It's about as common as people getting...

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  • November 19, 2020

Professor Lawrence Tribe was not kind to Ken Starr, another Trump enabler. He called what Starr, Trump, and the enablers are doing BS. Professor Lawrence Tribe calls out Ken Starr for his “BS.” See full episodes here. Harvard law professor Lawrence Tribe did not mince his words. He explained why...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • November 16, 2020

Look, I get it—that half the Republican electorate is either unbalanced, selfish or so ill-informed that Trump looked like a reasonable pick; but why do some Democrats insist on sleeping with (sorry Joe) the enemy? Almost immediately this weekend, the winners fell for the media's attempt to sow dissension. Over...

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  • November 9, 2020

Accidental IMPOTUS declares 'total landscaping'. Video killed the radio star as he tucked in his shirt. “The term “urban sprawl” was first used in an article in The Times in 1955 as a negative comment on the state of London's outskirts. Definitions of sprawl vary; researchers in the field acknowledge...

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  • November 9, 2020