Persecution

Meandering nonsense highlighted by searches for bamboo fibers, and official lies issued from Mar-a Lago, are exactly what Donald Trump expected to be doing in 2016. The 2020 election with Joe Biden as his opponent was what he expected the first time around with Hillary Clinton; a loss. I am...

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  • May 21, 2021

An initial note — I’ve always thought that the most effective tool by far against Trump is to mock him.  That weakness has been central to this rube from Queens who spent a lifetime craving Manhattan’s (unavailable) approval. With that in mind, I need to point out one of the weirdest (although typical)...

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  • February 24, 2021

Oh, dear – February 22, 2021 – Statement on the Continuing Political Persecution of President Donald J. Trump This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country, whether it was the never ending $32 million Mueller hoax, which already investigated everything that...

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  • February 22, 2021

“Pena que a cavalaria brasileira não tenha sido tão eficiente quanto a americana, que exterminou os índios” “It’s a shame that the Brazilian cavalry hasn’t been as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the Indians.”  Jair Bolsanaro  via Correio Braziliense newspaper Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsanaro, may face charges for crimes against...

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  • January 25, 2021

Received this e-mail today from newly appointed U.S. Senator Alex Padilla’s (D. CA) re-election campaign: Immigration reform is urgent and a matter of life or death for people fleeing violence or persecution. Immigrants needlessly suffered under Donald Trump. It's time to right those wrongs. That's why I stand with President...

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  • January 22, 2021

IANAPs, so I can’t say if or how sadism is associated with narcissism, even the malignant kind. But Trump sure presents as embodying both conditions. President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday slammed Trump for refusing to sign the agreement into law. “It is the day after Christmas, and millions of families...

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  • December 27, 2020

It’s always been obvious to people with more than a cursory understanding of politics that Republicans only pretend to care about working people and small business owners. They accomplish this by endlessly flogging cultural wedge issues like abortion, gun rights, LGBTQ rights, and perceived Christian “persecution” — while at the same...

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  • December 24, 2020

Joe Scarborough really went at Trump's attempt to be a victim. He called him a “Rich White Billionaire” playing the victim. Joe Scarborough strikes Trump again x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin played a video where Donald Trump claimed victimhood for himself and his adoring fans. He...

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  • December 9, 2020

Billy Graham's granddaughter is right. Her words made it clear that Progressive values are in line with the Jesus they claim to serve. Billy Graham's granddaughter speaks x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Jerusha Duford was clear on how to handle those who attempt to come to the...

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  • October 24, 2020

For most black people in America, we encounter three types of white people. The first are the sleepers, those who live in a somnambulant world where race relations are a nightmare that disturbs their rest. Secondly, and the most disturbing, is the woke. They listen to Cardi B, wear Authentic...

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  • September 11, 2020

There’s a major story in the Sunday New York Times about Trump’s hold on evangelical Christians: ‘Christianity Will Have Power’ The headline is a quote from the same speech Trump gave in which he said he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose any votes. The 67-minute speech...

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  • August 10, 2020

Of many conservatives who write on the editorial side of the NY Times, the tenure of Bari Weiss was uneven with mainly meta-commentary, but apparently she will have a gig elsewhere in combination with some other writers like Andrew Sullivan. x .@bariweiss is leaving the NYT, @laurawags reports. https://t.co/mewLM6tbhQ— Alex...

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  • July 14, 2020

Donald Trump is the angel of death. He’s a coronavirus super-spreader and the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse’s biggest fanboy. The only way his actions make any sense at all is if he’s actively and intentionally trying to kill Americans. This morning, as you’ve probably heard by now, he retweeted confused...

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  • July 14, 2020

Jennifer Rubin gets a lot of flack here over the suspicion that she isn’t really on our side, she’s just against Trump, and will go back to screeching at us the way she screeches at him now. That’s possible, maybe even probable. But let’s not be so suspicious that we...

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  • July 7, 2020

Allow me a moment of personal reflection as we watch the country once again get torn apart over race. I’m not Black; I’m Jewish. (There are very very few Black Jews.) I grew up on the history of 2000 years of persecution. I study the history of religion and I’ve...

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  • May 29, 2020

Really, snowflakes? Really? First people march on state capitols because — well, not because children are being tossed in cages or the president thinks he’s above the law. No, they’ve gone ape shit because Perkins is closed, and where the fuck else can you get a muffin that big? And now? Yes,...

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  • May 16, 2020

Rule of thumb:  If Rand Paul and Congressman Thomas Massie are screaming, you are doing something right.  Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has been pleading for weeks with churches, synagogues, mosques and and other sites of worship to shut their doors to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  Beshear has issued...

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  • April 11, 2020

Justice gets done, despite the tweet-bleating of Trump and the intervention of Barr. The Trumpocracy’s court jester is sentenced to 40 months in prison (three years, four months, $20,000 fine, two years probation, plus community service). There will be an appeal, as well as speculation about a Trump pardon/commutation, as the...

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  • February 20, 2020

Donald Trump is king of the bungle, but he’s not, in any formal sense, a monarch. That didn’t stop him from suggesting it this morning in a tweet, though: x …..biggest test of his presidency emboldened, ready to claim exoneration, and take his case of grievance, persecution and resentment to...

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  • February 15, 2020

Trump quotes Peter Baker quoting Emerson, as Trump golf trips are 250% of PBO’s at the same moment in their presidencies. x …..biggest test of his presidency emboldened, ready to claim exoneration, and take his case of grievance, persecution and resentment to the campaign trail.” Peter Baker @nytimes The Greatest Witch...

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  • February 15, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • February 15, 2020

Winston Churchill once said, “history will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” Now, Churchill was a pretty good (amateur) historian, and he did write a lot history (as well as making it), but history has nonetheless not been kind to him. I am pretty sure that...

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  • February 3, 2020

Weekly Recap: Impeachment, War, Debates, Primaries, and More! In solidarity,  Mike Hersh, Dan O’Neal, and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Prevent War, Demand Fair Impeachment,and Stop Trump’s Hateful, Racist Wall!   During this past week, Progressive Democrats of America...

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  • February 1, 2020

Another day, another Kentucky criminal’s family pays to have them pardoned from prison.   GOP prosecutor took donations from sex offender's family, then pressed Bevin for a pardon The elected Republican commonwealth’s attorney in Christian County wrote to Gov. Matt Bevin last month seeking a pardon on behalf of a prominent...

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  • January 10, 2020

December 22, 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Madam Speaker: I wrote you this past Tuesday to protest in the strongest possible terms the partisan impeachment charade you and your Democrat conspirators were about to perpetrate in the House of Representatives....

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  • December 22, 2019

Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. We are in the midst of the WH crime spree and it must end. Michelle Goldberg worries about it in the NY Times. Democracy Grief Is Real Seeing what Trump is doing to America, many find it hard to fight off despair. “Left...

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  • December 14, 2019

x “Look, I don't want you to rob the bank. I think robbing the bank is a bad idea, and I do not endorse it. Now watch as I disable the alarm and tell the security guard to go on break.” https://t.co/sbIKJkl2Mo— M.S. Bellows, Jr. (@msbellows) October 9, 2019 Another...

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  • October 9, 2019

So I’m reading American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelism by Matthew Sutton as part of some research I’m in the middle of, and this passage jumps out at me: While premillennialists expect the Antichrist to appear initially as the Jews’ savior, they believe he will soon demand worship from...

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  • August 21, 2019

President Trump has repeatedly accused the two Muslim-American women in Congress of being Jew-haters and enemies of Israel. His repeated base rallying cries, specifically aimed at Rep. Ilhan Omar, ending with, [Omar] “says horrible things about Israel, hates Israel, hates Jews,” has become part of his general traveling big top...

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  • August 21, 2019

It has been widely accepted that the “Third Rail” of politics is tampering with Social Security benefits. Similarly, the third rail of conversation is religion.  Buried beneath the press but giving oxygen to the likes of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY.) and White House adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday talk shows...

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  • July 22, 2019

Since I’m waiting for my flight back to Los Angeles, I wanted to say I had a terrific time in Atlanta, Georgia. This was my first time in the city and the state and I had a blast! I’ve had a great interest in Georgia politics and I believe we...

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  • June 25, 2019

Alan Minsky, Executive Director and Mike Hersh, Communications Director | Progressive Democrats of America The influential Federal PAC Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has endorsed Democratic Candidate Eva Putzova to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. PDA’s highly-selective endorsement reflects the consensus of local grassroots organizers. Only candidates who support a...

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  • June 10, 2019

This year, unlike previous years, it feels particularly egregious to suffer Fox News and their moronic flock’s annual persecution complex over f-ing Starbucks red cups (or whatever) after what they did to promote the actual persecution of immigrants and minorities. 2018 will be remembered as a year the GOP went off...

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  • November 27, 2018

While conservative Christians prepare to celebrate the War on Christmas season — which they clearly relish more than Christmas itself because, well, there aren’t any Jewish socialists in it — they’ve found another cause célèbre to tide them over. It seems an American “missionary” with a death wish tried to make...

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  • November 23, 2018

Do you remember Jon Ossoff's fight last year in Georgia?  I do. It was one of the biggest election stories out of 2017: a charasmatic, young neophyte took on a rightwing Trumper in a deep red district. (GA-6 has a Cook PVI of R+8).  This was the seat formerly held by...

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  • November 23, 2018

Huffington Post “While President Donald Trump recently tweeted that the migrant caravan of over 5,000 Central Americans is made up of some “very bad thugs and gang members,” a handful of immigration experts and advocates told HuffPost that’s not the case. The reality, some experts said, is that the caravan...

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  • November 1, 2018

You can count on the FOX channel — not news to me — and Lou Dobbs to push more anti-immigrant phobia, but now, they are sticking with their love of anti-semitism in the form of George Soros bashing.  Nothing like having a guest like Chris Ferrell of Judicial Watch claim that “caravan”...

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  • October 28, 2018

There’s a lot of mention here at Daily Kos of dog-whistles and coded language. At times, that seems to verge on the difficult-to-believe; does the far-right really read so much into single words as we on the Left like to imply? The answer, at least sometimes, is yes. Indeed, among...

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  • August 26, 2016

I know quite a number of Pakistanis being a student at Ohio Wesleyan. Not all of them care that much for politics. But of the few who do, there is a general sentiment that Chinese is the new language of the global market. As the US continues to fall in...

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  • July 29, 2012

When Boston Mayor Thomas Menino came out against Chick-Fil-A after its CEO expressed opposition to gay marriage, numerous grassroots campaigns throughout the nation followed suit encouraging people to take their business elsewhere. If your Facebook is anything like mine, it’s probably full of statuses standing with, or against, the Boston...

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  • July 28, 2012
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