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Not prosecuting Trump for what seems to be incontrovertible evidence of his Stormy Daniels payoff seems to be small potatoes only if the big enchiladas are left on the plate. Yet the GQP thinks that they still need him, likely because there are no alternatives, what with Ted Cruz having dinner with...

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  • May 7, 2021

Like any good con artist Trump now tries to call his losing a “big lie”, because he’s all about the disinformation as he does his lounge act in Florida and now New Jersey. Trump or his media image is the kind of synthetic construction that combines the GQP lie affirmed by...

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  • May 3, 2021

I used to occasionally argue with MAGAs before I realized I’d have better luck trying to convince Wile E. Coyote not to jump off the cliff in his Acme Batman Suit. He always jumps, and it always ends in disaster. I’ve never understood how you can spend more than a minute...

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  • May 2, 2021

More like stupid being bigger than evil, a few trial balloons for Sarah Palin have emerged as Trump makes official his promise to campaign against Lisa Murkowski in 2022. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin threatened to run a primary challenge against GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Ugh. pic.twitter.com/FXmEToYOdm — PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) March...

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  • March 14, 2021

Plenty of dimwittedness to share as Trump demands via a cease and desist order that the GOP not use his likeness or name unless they pay for it. Also, Trump threatens to negative campaign against Lisa Murkowski in yet another empty threat. And finally Trump returns to NYC, the reasons for...

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  • March 7, 2021

Seven Republican senators voted on Saturday to convict former President Donald J. Trump in the most bipartisan vote for a presidential impeachment conviction in United States history. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana Susan Collins of Maine Lisa Murkowski of Alaska Mitt Romney of Utah Ben Sasse of Nebraska Patrick J. Toomey of...

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  • February 13, 2021

The WaPo is reporting that the Senate will call wtinesses: The Senate voted Saturday to call witnesses in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, in a surprise move that comes one day after a Republican congresswoman’s account of the former president’s actions on Jan. 6 received national attention. Lead impeachment manager Rep....

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  • February 13, 2021

Response to all the comments below that the Dems “caved”: The House managers really only wanted one witness: Herrera-Beutler, who could testify what Trump told McCarthy — VERY damaging testimony. Herrera-Beutler’s report on that was entered into the record and Trump’s lawyers stipulated to it. That’s what they wanted and...

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  • February 13, 2021

Yeah, I remember feeling this way after Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. No fucking way can they make another Friday the 13th movie. I mean, that’s ridiculous, right? Twenty years later, after three more sequels and a reboot, I looked like a damn fool. Not as foolish...

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  • February 11, 2021

While our attention was consumed by the latest Republican shiny object, Vice President Kamala Harris the originator of the pearls and Chucks meme, un-clutched her pearls, laced up her Chucks, and cast her first tie-breaking vote in the Senate. President Joe Biden and his second in command are demonstrating what...

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  • February 5, 2021

For obvious reasons, most of the press initially swooned when Senator Collins, Romney, et al. made a misnamed “bipartisan” counter-offer to President Biden as to the Covid-relief bill.  I did notice that the press quickly kind of swung back against this narrative somewhat.  It is really hard not to considering Republicans are...

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  • February 3, 2021

Mitch McConnell’s mini-me does his usual reactionary foolishness as the Senators are sworn in for the second Trump trial. “In a 55 to 45 vote that strongly suggested that the Senate does not have the votes to convict Donald Trump, senators narrowly killed a Republican effort to dismiss the impeachment...

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  • January 26, 2021

On the day when Republicans lost control of the US Senate, Mitch McConnell is being warned that he could be voted out as Republican leader if he votes to convict former President Trump during the impeachment trial. Republicans who know McConnell well believe he will take the temperature of the Senate...

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  • January 21, 2021

Okay, this is kind of significant. And since Joe Manchin, among the least liberal Democrats of Congress, could be a thorn in the leadership’s side, it could be seismic. The Anchorage Daily News: U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday that Donald Trump should resign the presidency immediately and that if...

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  • January 8, 2021

The focus here this weekend has been on the seditious actions being taken by at least a dozen Republican senators in spite of Moscow Mitch’s begging them not to challenge the purely ceremonial counting the electoral college votes. But in fairness we have to acknowledge that some GOP senators have...

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  • January 3, 2021

So by now you’ve heard that 12 angry phlegms are going to keep pretending through January 6 and beyond that something untoward occurred during the November 3 election, during which a clear majority of the country told Donald Trump not to let the door hit him in the ass on...

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  • January 2, 2021

Moscow Mitch is losing control of his caucus, GOP Senators have long ago lost all respect for democracy, and the country is losing its mind watching all of it. Multiple senators oppose certifying election results A growing number of Republican senators — led by Ted Cruz — announced today they...

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  • January 2, 2021

Imagine being scared shitless of the half-literate tweets of the most witless man on the planet. That’s where Republicans clearly are right now, and it’s more than a little sad.  Of course, Republicans aren’t really scared of Trump, per se. They’re afraid of the troglodytic horde he commands with his venal...

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  • December 5, 2020

Among of the most predictable character traits of the Malignant Mangoface are these: He is petty, he hates being a loser, and he absolutely has to be the center of attention. All of these are prominent in his latest move against President-elect Joe Biden: Trump considering kicking off 2024 run...

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  • November 28, 2020

And in case you’re giving Donald Trump credit for a level of understanding that seems beyond his ken, he also thinks Republicans will take back the House. And no one thinks that.  No, it appears he thinks the Senate is lost because there are some GOP senators he doesn’t like — and...

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  • October 24, 2020
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From Emily Singer at The American Independent: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Thursday that preexisting health conditions are not as big a deal as Democrats are making them seem, using one of the most popular provisions in the Affordable Care Act to attack Democrats. “The left, including Joe Biden in...

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  • October 2, 2020

First, from The Washington Post: Mining executive Tom Collier, who boasted in secretly taped conversations that he had leveraged his ties to Republican officials to advance a controversial project in Alaska, resigned Wednesday. Collier, CEO of the Pebble Limited Partnership, offered his resignation a day after the group Environmental Investigation...

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  • September 25, 2020

Last night and this morning, I felt like crawling into a hole for the next 40 days or so. And not a deep hole. I didn’t have the energy or joie de vivre for a deep hole. It would have been a shallow hole. Barely a hole at all. Really,...

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  • September 19, 2020

Just going to leave this here: x The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. #Scalia https://t.co/QXHfOpEY6G— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) February 14, 2016 I wanted to take yesterday to mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg but I did not want...

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  • September 19, 2020

Received this e-mail from the progressive organization, Indivisible: We’ve got some BIG Payback Project news: we’re adding Senator Dan Sullivan, Alaska’s other Trump-sympathizing senator, to our list of targets for 2020. While Alaskans will have to put up with Senator Lisa Murkowski for another two years, we have a chance to rid...

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  • September 10, 2020

If you listen to Donald Trump, he is the Bigly master of distraction, with the Greatest talent for lying. He says, Believe me, because he is a Winner. These are the repeated themes of a man with little imagination, little thought, and little compassion. He speaks in a con man’s...

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  • August 17, 2020

The Trump campaign has yet to reverse the slide but Trumpian chaos does continue. With COVID cases hitting record highs and Donald Trump’s poll numbers going in the opposite direction, (dinner party) guests agreed that Trump is probably incapable, or unwilling, to take steps to turn things around. “We have to be prepared...

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  • July 8, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the People for the American Way: The coronavirus pandemic is impacting virtually every aspect of our lives – including our ability to participate in our democracy. We’ve already seen the impact that coronavirus has had on the primaries. We must ensure that moving forward, voters can...

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  • June 17, 2020

I have read the Washington Post front page story Murkowski calls Mattis’s rebuke of Trump true as many Republicans distance themselves from the former defense secretary and it shows that Murkowski came out strong — especially for a sitting Republican senator: “I thought General Mattis’s words were true and honest...

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  • June 4, 2020

Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball just released their Senate predictions section. They are identifying Senate races in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina as the top four toss up races moving in the Democrats direction. Sabato’s Crystal Ball also identifies both Georgia Senate races along with Montana and Iowa as races...

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  • May 1, 2020

There’s another great piece from The Huffington Post about how the Trump Administration with the help of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R. KY) and House Freedom Caucus Leader, Rep. Mark Meadows (R. NC-11), tried to screw Native American Tribes out of getting any sort of emergency relief funding...

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  • April 2, 2020

Let’s see, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted to block witnesses in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and also voted to acquit our ocher overlord. And now Trump is on a rampage, interfering in the sentencing of his cronies, firing witnesses, and generally behaving as if he’s above the law. What say...

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  • February 15, 2020

That really “divisive” question that Elizabeth Warren asked of Chief Justice John Roberts during this sham trial of Trump was responsible for Lisa Murkowski’s vote to not hear witnesses.  Really.  This is the BS that CNN is pushing. To recap what Warren asked of his Supremeness: “At a time when...

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  • February 2, 2020

Huge Impeach Actions Today Through State Of Union Tues. Join Us! In solidarity with justice,  Mike Fox for Alan, Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Donna, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. Tell The Senate A Sham TrialWill Not Exonerate Trump!   You know this impeachment trial has been a sham,...

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  • January 31, 2020

Even as Susan Collins and perhaps Lisa Murkowski votes for witnesses, there will be an eventual vote against conviction and then the cover-up begins. x “It's not a real trial and it's not a real exoneration,” @KirstenPowers says. “And it's a cover-up,” @CarlBernstein adds. “That's what the Senate has now...

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  • January 31, 2020

Super Bowl calendars seem to rule the US Senate, much like bad faith. Susan Collins and Mitt Romney seem to be ready to ask for witnesses, but at this writing there’s no further information. Lisa Murkowski said that she will make an announcement tomorrow. Even if there’s a tie on...

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  • January 31, 2020

Dead Man Walking: Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) doesn’t want to hear from witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Gardner confirmed his stance in a statement to Colorado Politics on Wednesday. The electorally vulnerable senator, who is up for reelection in 2020, had been viewed as a potential “yes” vote...

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  • January 30, 2020

Darn those actions in furtherance of crimes, Trump still needs his Roy Cohns, as debate roils on whether to call witnesses. The GOP wants justice by the time the Super Bowl begins. x Jay Sekulow seems unaware that he is now waiving whatever executive privilege might have shielded Bolton’s account...

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  • January 28, 2020

Did Adam Schiff make a tactical blunder when he mentioned a threat now making the news rounds that any Republican who voted against Trump “would find his head on a pike”? A number of news reports say Republican senators were offended, even those who had been impressed by Schiff up...

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  • January 25, 2020

I’m not a lawyer nor a constitutional scholar, but the Media has not being doing its job when it comes to covering the upcoming Senate trial of Trump.  I know.  “A real shocker there Merlin.  Have you thought about auditioning for the role of Captain Obvious?” Hear me out for...

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  • January 19, 2020

There may be witnesses in the Senate trial of the impeached POTUS* due to the possibility of four GOP senators who may vote in favor. Remember that it's about testimony (and documents), not about Bolton x Senior White House officials tell CBS News they increasingly believe that at least four...

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  • January 13, 2020

E. Howard Hunt’s storytelling could return as one can imagine Trump's last State of the Union speech (SOTU) as unhinged, the second SOTU in history to be delivered by an impeached POTUS. In the age of “threat imminence” new yet improbable CTs will emerge, as their narratives are now getting their trial...

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  • January 10, 2020

WaPo Politics has a new story out: GOP leaders spar over adding House members to Trump’s impeachment defense team A turf war over who should defend President Trump in a Senate impeachment trial is raging behind the scenes in Congress, as House Republicans push to join Trump’s legal team —...

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  • January 9, 2020

OK, it’s not Kabuki as much as it is Shadow Puppetry. What makes anyone think Trump won’t run to court to get an injunction against Bolton, claiming executive privilege and national security, if Bolton receives a subpoena? Any competent court would rule against Trump, but Trump would appeal. That litigation...

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  • January 7, 2020

Like the Kavanaugh hearings, we now see what counts as independent thinking on the GOP side. Unlike the Kavanaugh stunt show we know more about how Susan Collins tends in terms of GOP discipline. The safest bet for those 2020 vulnerable GOP senators is to appeal to home state constituents and...

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  • December 25, 2019

There have been some questions about why the Democrats haven’t been pushing the courts to enforce subpoenas against John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, and others who have either said they have to follow White House orders to ignore a subpoena or who just decided to ignore it on their own. The...

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  • November 25, 2019

There are some flaws to what Jennifer Rubin lays out as a way for Senate Republicans to vote to convict Trump and remove him from office, but I want to present what she outlined.  Rubin bases this possibility on what she calls the Romney/Murkowski Senate Republicans and adds this data:...

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  • October 19, 2019

Wait, there’s a limit to the absurdities Republican senators will accept when it comes to Donald Trump’s “presidency”? I’d assumed they’d confirm the entire cast and crew of Duck Dynasty to Cabinet positions if Trump asked them to. Politico: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said in a C-SPAN “Newsmakers” interview with...

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  • April 11, 2019

Ding-dong, the witch is dead, the wicked witch, the witch is dead   The Wizard of Oz RIP (Rot In Prison) Kirtjen Nielsen. The Kommisar of Kiddie Kages now finally joins her former boss, General John Kelly, in the “Shit scraped off of the bottom of my shoe” category of the...

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  • April 8, 2019

Well, this is awkward. Herman Cain, who’s best known for not understanding that nein-nein-nein means no, is reportedly Donald Trump’s pick for a spot on the Federal Reserve Board because — well, don’t think about it too much. He just is. I mean, Trump would nominate a Labradoodle if it humped...

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  • April 4, 2019
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