Another betrayal: Republicans sabotage COVID talks so Trump can sign meaningless executive order

The Senate has adjourned for the weekend, after refusing to negotiate with Democrats for a desperately-needed COVID-19 relief bill. Democrats had compromised, agreeing to come down yet again to $2 trillion spent to help the country through the worst health and economic crisis in our nation's history. It’s just too expensive, Republicans say. For context, the GOP Tax Scam—a 2017 giveaway to the…

Mitch McConnell thinks expiring COVID-19 benefits are super funny

Yertle the Goddamn Fucking Disgrace (apologies to Dr. Seuss) doesn’t seem to think helping out unemployed workers and others screwed sideways by the coronavirus pandemic—and Donald Trump’s feckless, floundering response to it—is an urgent matter. At least not as urgent as, say, forcing barmy right-wing justices on us, our children, and/or our still-frozen embryo clones. Thursday, Politico’s…

Lincoln Project goes after Moscow Mitch as #RichMitch

Having raised more than $16 million last quarter, the Lincoln Project is now further expanding its targets to include the high value Senate Majority Leader. And including the number of former Republican operatives that the Project does, they know where the bodies are buried. Take a look: x YouTube Video

Moscow Mitch suggests he may bail on Republican National Convention

Ooooh, Grampa Rage Diapers is not gonna like this one bit. Earlier today, Moscow Mitch — and, yes, he is still and forever Moscow Mitch — was asked whether he’s planning on attending the Republican National Convention in Florida next month in light of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. x Senator Mitch McConnell,…

GOP strategist: 'We built this moment. And then we looked the other way'

This Washington Post op-ed from Stuart Stevens, an author and Republican political consultant, is the mother of all mea culpas. (He’s plugging a book, so maybe some of this will seem a bit convenient and self-serving. Then again, the title of the book is It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump.)…

MT-Sen: People For The American Way Endorses Steve Bullock (D) For U.S. Senate

Received this e-mail today from People For the American Way in support of Governor Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) U.S. Senate campaign: Montana Governor Steve Bullock just announced he will enter the race for U.S. Senate against Trump Republican Sen. Steve Daines! The entry of the popular Democrat makes this race immediately competitive, increases the Democrats’…

The stark injustice of Trump's 'acquittal,' in one map

This pretty much says it all: x As the Senate vote takes place, let's remember the same amount of people live in Los Angeles as these 7 rural, mostly white, Republican states. They have 14 Senators while LA shares 2 with the rest of California. Some Americans are more equal than others. pic.twitter.com/4dKcvkWJ9W — Waleed…

Trump campaign's official Twitter calls McConnell 'Cocaine Mitch'

It’s “Moscow Mitch,” idiots. Still, what the ever-living fuck? x Here's what Cocaine Mitch thinks of the Articles of Impeachment pic.twitter.com/WAgxwLKVjE— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) February 5, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> Let’s leave aside the puerile nature of this. Uh, “Cocaine Mitch”? You’re really going to try to appropriate that nickname? Really?…

Moscow Mitch Makes Mistake [Updated: He Admits He Doesn't Have the Votes]

Nicholas Fandos writes in the New York Times impeachment liveblog that “There might be a strategic reason the trial is slowing down,” pointing out that the Trump defense has slowed its delivery, and that the question period (16 hours total) may be stretched out over two days. This will push the vote over witnesses to…

Trump team warns GOP senators, 'Vote against the president and your head will be on a pike'

Mobster doing mobster shit: x In opening statements, House managers examined the debunked conspiracy theories invoked by Pres. Trump. A @POTUS confidant tells CBS News that GOP senators were warned: “vote against the president & your head will be on a pike.” Here's @nancycordes https://t.co/LV1Y6QveIh pic.twitter.com/tLB9EpoWr8 — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) January 23, 2020 In…

I write these words with great sadness and trepidation

I have read about and listened to commentary on McConnell’s proposed rules for the Senate impeachment trial beginning tomorrow.  It is for me the final straw. Perhaps I can provide some context with a tweet I posted after reading them. I wrote: simply put – if you vote to deny admission of the evidence used…

The Dam Has Broken

Marcus Vindictus: The jig is up!   Josephus: And GONE!   History of the World Part I I’ve been waiting for this moment. I knew it had to come, there wasn’t any other available option. Y’all know me, and I’m not shy about putting my head out there and leading with my chin on a…

Republicans Rolled the Dice and Crapped Out

Using a description from Wikipedia, admittedly a dubious source, after the roll of a pair of dice and the chance presentation of a single pip on each die, placed together they resemble a snake’s eyes. This sort of roll also draws a comparison with the discomfiting reputation of the snake due to its’ “treachery and…