The GOP Will Dump Trump When They Think the Time is Right

There’s a diary on the rec list: No, the GOP wont abandon Trump for one reason: he’s  the last. I think they will, when they think the time is right. First, the Republican leadership has never liked Trump. During the nominating season, they tried to stop him, until it became clear he had built a…

Paul Ryan's Revenge

David Van Drehle argues in today’s WaPo that Trump’s fate is in the hands of Fox News because Fox is what Trump’s base swears by. However, those Fox News viewers punch far above their weight in one regard: They are the core of any hard-right primary challenge that might be waged against an incumbent Republican…

Trump actually IS an “outsider,” but not in the way he intended.

“Washington is broken, and I alone can fix it. Washington doesn’t know how to cut deals, and they don’t know hoe to run a business. I’m a successful businessman, and I’m a complete outsider, I can shake Washington up and make it work!” Sound familiar? Yeah, me too. That was Donald Trump’s sorry, old, lame…

Paul Krugman guts Republicans over their hypocrisy on the economy

You’re probably already well familiar with the Republican Party’s guileful ratfucking of our economy while the black man was in charge of our country. Much is made of Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse everything President Obama ever did, but Trump’s policies are really just a new chorus of an old hymn. After the economy cratered…

More bonkers-crazy from ex-WH staffer's new Trump book, 'Team of Vipers'

Earlier today I wrote a diary about former White House staffer Cliff Sims’ new book, Team of Vipers, and the revelation that Donald Trump is obsessed with his TV image and, specifically, chyrons. Well, it turns out that was just an aperitif. The Washington Post has more. A lot more. A few choice excerpts: The author…

Mitch McConnell is the key, right? Right?

OK, look, I know that I’m not the sharpest scalpel on the surgical tray, but even I can see a pattern emerging when it’s a 20’x20’ checkerboard. In several recent articles, I have talked about the changeover in the House control putting upward pressure on McConnell, as well as Trump. I have received a myriad…

The GOP blew their last “freebie.” Let's not blow ours.

You know, it’s one thing for a politician to lack common sense, Lord knows that happens occasionally, but when they lack political sense, that’s like feasting on grapes at a Borgia family banquet in your honor. But these days, the House GOP seems to be having a wee problem closing with the concept ot time itself….

Apparently, Trump thinks that EVERYBODY is Stormy Daniels now.

Q: What do Stormy Daniels and soy bean farmers have in common?   A: They both got schlonged by Donald Trump The story is like a cross between a Mel Brooks movie and a Steve Martin movie, we'll call it Young Jerkinstein. An aging, dumpy, philandering faux billionaire, with the class and intellect of a…

GOP tax plan delivers double dose of pain to blue states

Thursday’s release of the House GOP tax plan will be greeted with a flurry of “hot takes” about its “winners and losers.” So, for everyone’s sake, let’s keep this simple. Unsurprisingly, the biggest winners from what the President called a “big, beautiful Christmas present” are people named Trump and those like them. Just as predictable,…

Ask your Senator if Trumpcara™ is right for you

Are you ashamed to be seen with your healthcare bill? Do you fear facing your own constituents? Are you plagued by feelings of dread and mild nausea at the thought of disappointing your seething supporters, angry activists and demanding donors? If you answered “yes” to all these questions, you might be a Republican member of Congress suffering…

Did you watch the Olympics?

I enjoyed the Olympics, or what little NBC bothered to air of the Olympics. We were stuck mostly with talking heads and human interest stories. How many times did I see a medal ceremony? I can count them on one hand. It's over until 2014 when we have the next winter Olympics. At least the…