GOP’s Cornyn repeatedly threatened judges; now demands Schumer apology

Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Thursday expressed regret that he “used the words I used yesterday” in warning Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch of the public backlash their reproductive rights rulings will produce. While Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) proclaimed, “There is nothing to call this except a threat,” more than a…

Biden says he'd consider naming Obama to the Supreme Court

I’d love to see this for three reasons: 1) I love Barack Obama, and his presence in public life simply makes us better, 2) it would be sweet revenge for the Merrick Garland travesty, and 3) there’s a pretty good chance that, if it happened, Donald Trump would swallow his own tongue. The Daily Mail:…

Is The New York Times being obtuse or intentionally gaslighting us?

Okay, so they appear to have changed this headline since Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall screen-grabbed it. But it raises an important question — and that question is: “What the ever-living fuck, New York Times?” x lol nytimes 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/fOqoUebjR3— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 30, 2019 < p class=”is-empty-p”> Everyone knows the answer to this. I…

Impeachment hearings confirm Republican Party is detached from reality. What does the press do now?

Republicans proudly advertised their radical ways during Wednesday's impeachment hearings into Donald Trump, wallowing in conspiracies and embracing debunked claims. The question now: How does the Beltway media cover a party that has aggressively removed itself from reality? How does the news business describe and treat a political party that routinely echoes the most unbelievable claims…

Memos Schmemos. Safe Bet Is Moscow Mitch Pulls a Merrick Garland with Impeachment.

Huffington Post is reporting that there is this Republican memo that states the following: The Republican leadership issued a memo Saturday clarifying that the Senate must take action if the House of Representatives approves articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The statement came in response to concerns that the Senate could simply refuse to…

Biden Does Not Know When To Stop Digging.

You all are going to hear about this from plenty of other diarists, but Joltin Joe Biden just can’t quit digging his own grave on misreading the political times.  Biden says he would probably resubmit Merrick Garland for the SCOTUS if he wins the presidency.  And this is what he had to say about how…

Mitch McConnell signs T-shirt joking about the death of Merrick Garland

Why? Because he’s the worst (er, second-worst) human being on the planet. A random conservative goober tweeted out these photos of Mitch McConnell, memorializing the chelonian choad’s singular role in killing Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination. In case your eyes don’t stick 12 inches out of your head like Mitch’s do, the shirt says “Merrick…

McConnell brags about obstructing Merrick Garland nomination 16 days after whining about obstruction

Fuck you, Mitch McConnell. Fuck you in your scurfy chelonian exoskeleton. ThinkProgress: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday ignored his past condemnations of Democratic obstruction, releasing a three-minute campaign kickoff video for his 2020 re-election bid, centering on his successful 293 day blockade of Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court. ……

April Fool! Mitch McConnell writes op-ed whining about Democratic 'obstruction'

So, yeah, Mitch McConnell thinks the Democrats are engaging in mindless obstruction. The Democrats. The Democrats. In fact, he’s so fired up about this he wrote a whiny op-ed for Politico titled “Time to Stop the Democrats’ Obstruction.” And just in time for April Fools’ Day! Anyway, just in case you have the long-term memory of a pimiento…

This Mitch McConnell tweet will make you spit coffee, nails, what-have-you

Mitch McConnell, ladies and gentlemen: x As I’ve said time and time again: Mindless obstruction is unacceptable. The only way this divided Congress will be able to choose greatness and deliver significant legislation is by focusing on — as President Trump put it — “cooperation, compromise, and the common good.” — Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) February…