This Isn't Just 1968; It's Also 2008

There have been a lot of commentators in the past few days comparing the present mess to 1968, when there was rioting in the streets of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, and general unrest over the Vietnam War. Those are valid comparisons, but there is another year we should remember: 2008….

Hunter Biden's Records Subpoenaed

Breaking news in the Washington Post: Targeting Hunter Biden, Senate panel approves subpoena for lobbying firm over Democrats’ objections A Senate committee moved Wednesday to subpoena documents related to the son of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in an escalation of GOP congressional scrutiny into Biden’s time as vice president. The Homeland Security and…

Obama is Baiting Trump

Two columns and a Facebook post caught my attention this morning: Obama Lives in Trump’s Head by Charles Blow (NYT) This is why Trump is back to attacking Obama by Jennifer Rubin (WaPo) Obama is a master of strategy by David Gerrold (Facebook) The gist of all three is that Obama is still getting under…

Trump Calls on Senate to Subpoena Obama [Update: Graham Says NO]

Trump’s hatred of Barack Obama is long and well-documented, from his attempts to find the “real birth certificate” to his dismantling of anything Obama had accomplished just because it was Obama who had done it. Trump’s insistence that his inaugural crowd was larger than Obama’s set the tone for his whole approach to his predecessor….

Do You Suppose McConnell Asked His Wife?

In the last day or so, Moscow Mitch has been trying to help Trump shift the blame for the coronavirus to the Obama administration by claiming that they didn’t leave them any kind of pandemic game plan. As we all know (those of us outside the Fox/OANN bubble), Obama not only left them a game…

CNN is gonna get hit via Tweet I bet, because Don Lemon was ” just wondering”

This writes itself.   Don Lemon of CNN went after the most vulnerable aspect of Donald Trump.  He ripped him in his self absorbed ego.  Whee doggies… ENJOY !  It was a calm,  very calm ,Keith Olberman take down. Don Lemon with zero fucks left.pic.twitter.com/kbC0zghhzB — Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) May 4, 2020

Trump finds a way to blame Obama for botched coronavirus response

You knew he would. He always does. x Trump on coronavirus testing: “The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we're doing & we undid that decision a few days ago so that testing can take place in a much more accurate & rapid fashion” (what's…

Tim Kaine says Obama called Trump a fascist prior to election

Well, Obama is incredibly smart and observant, so … NBC News: Barack Obama called Donald Trump a “fascist” in a phone conversation with Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia during the 2016 presidential election, Kaine says in a video clip featured in an upcoming documentary about Hillary Clinton. Kaine, Clinton's running mate on the Democratic ticket,…

Trump undercuts another Obama achievement, this time on healthy school lunches

So I was lying in bed this morning eating a family-sized bag of Funyuns and thinking that America’s children are not nearly obese enough yet when I saw this Washington Post story about the Trump administration undermining Michelle Obama’s signature achievement … on her birthday. And it made me swell with — well, not pride, exactly. Fat,…

Obama: World Would Be Better Off If Women Ran It

No, Michelle Obama is not running for president, or any other office. But her husband thinks that in general it wouldn’t be a bad idea. From the BBC: Barack Obama: Women are better leaders than men. If women ran every country in the world there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes,…

Warning: This Photo is Posed.

Remember the photo below? Pete Souza, President Obama’s official White House photographer, took this picture during the raid that got Bin Laden, the one that Trump dismissed, saying that all Obama had to to was say “OK.” Well, in Souza’s photo, Obama and his team look engaged, active, concerned, involved. Contrast that with the photo…

Trump still freaking out over Obama's Netflix and book deals

The little man just can’t stand the idea of another president making money. In this case, a former president. Ever since the black man had the temerity to get himself elected president in Fred Trump’s America, Donald Trump has had it in for him. You might say he’s been single white female-ing Obama — except…

FFS – Obama had no ability to decrease the number of deportations

The dumbest argument that I heard in the last Democratic Debate was the notion (and attack on Joe Biden) that fmr. President Obama should have reduced the number of deportations.  As the NYT summarized: Other Democrats, siding with Mr. Castro, joined in piling on Mr. Biden, the front-runner. Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York…

Trump's 'blame Obama' mantra reaches new heights of absurdity

Should we all send Trump copies of the DSM-V with the relevant excerpts underlined? Who has a couple of weekends to spare? I mean, seriously. What will it take for Republicans to have him committed? Will it finally be enough when he gives the Queen one of the jars from his personal urine collection? Do they…

Kellyanne Conway's husband slams Trump over petty Obama criticism

George Conway is not a fan of his wife’s boss. While Kellyanne Conway spends her life trying to sculpt Brobdingnagian piles of monkey shit into Michelangelo’s David, her husband is doing his best to undo her handiwork. The latest: He’s taken Trump to task for criticizing President Obama over a random slip of the tongue from 10…

Fox guest threatens to 'choke' President Obama … over Benghazi, of course

Or maybe he was still pissed about that tan suit. I really can’t figure out what these people are saying anymore. It’s like I’m on acid and they’re all off their meds. From Newsweek: A former CIA contractor threatened former President Barack Obama during a television interview with Fox News on Sunday. Kris Paronto, who worked for…