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The last time we buried a President was George Herbert Walker Bush in 2018. The five living Presidents—all—attended his funeral. At Mr. Bush’s funeral, all the pomp and circumstance had been afforded him as it had been for all former presidents, even Richard Nixon, who resigned in disgrace. As per...

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  • August 24, 2022

To begin with, the Constitution makes no allowance for the arrest of a lawless current or former President. If that presidential exception existed, a sitting president could stand on Fifth Ave and shoot someone; Oh, wait! Despite the mountain of evidence, Donald Trump is not in jail for inciting a...

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  • July 25, 2022

Russia’s fascist, authoritarian leader Vladimir Putin, accusing the Ukraine president of being a Nazi is unbelievable. Despite Putin’s Hitler-like statement, “I am convinced that this natural and necessary self-cleansing [of society] will only strengthen our country, our solidarity, cohesion, and readiness to meet any challenge,” he said. The irony seems...

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  • March 18, 2022

As the grandfather of 12 grandchildren, I worry about their safety, health, and lives in this time of excessive gun violence, denial of history, and the life-destroying spread of the virus. Despite their vulnerability, the children of America who frighten me most are the so-called responsible adults who have decided...

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  • August 6, 2021

For the past few weeks, I have heard from friends, colleagues, and enemies who say, ‘I never heard of ‘ Black Wall Street.’ Statements like that are why America needs Critical Race Theory in its’ school curriculum. I have spent my life, first as a child of public education and...

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  • June 11, 2021

The predictability of the Republican party is as thinly veiled as the Trump presidency, made of tissue paper, and lies. The tissue, because the former President was full of it and flush with lies. At the height of Hillary Clinton’s popularity, flip-flopping Kevin McCarthy, the now House minority leader, said...

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  • June 4, 2021

Bait and switch: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) publicly announced his opposition Wednesday to a 9/11-style commission. Pretty much where we were when previous guy got impeached a second time. Why it matters: The House is set to vote Wednesday on creating the bipartisan commission, also opposed by House Minority Leader...

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  • May 19, 2021

Who could believe that Republicans would actually use a provable voter fraud fallacy to distract from institutional interventions that suppress votes. Why would they divert attention to voter suppression efforts and conspiracy theories as absurd as ballots shipped from abroad. And there’s no shortage of cynical extremists in the GOP. But...

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  • May 10, 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

A little over a year ago, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham postured that helping out hungry Americans would make them lazy. “Very few people would choose work over unemployment benefits that provided moderately more money,” said Graham. Not only was this an attack on those in need but their work ethic...

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  • April 30, 2021

Irony died years ago, but former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has decided to exhume its corpse and drag it through town behind a team of bath salts-besotted Clydesdales. Speaking on—I don’t know, some fucking Bizarro World Fox show—McEnany said she thought the country is a tinderbox now, and...

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  • April 20, 2021

A physical Trump library may never come to pass except as some money-laundering real estate scheme. The tweets don’t take up space, and planning for a library would suggest “Trump’s done being president” and that’s not something he’s ready to concede, Anthony Clark went on to predict that Trump’s presidential...

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  • April 5, 2021

Change as a rising tide seems to be falling short as history’s stream is not as mighty. Apparently slavery is still “ordained by God for ultimate good” at Baylor University, as a RW campus group wants to accuse the University of canceling its “Christian identity”. No mention of its athletic team’s...

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  • April 1, 2021

WaPo’s Greg Miller’s “main takeaway from ODNI report is that America’s enemies learned more from Russia-2016 about how to muck around in U.S. elections than the U.S. learned/did about how to stop it.” It didn’t stop Russia from trying to interfere again, although this time the Russians relied more on...

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  • March 17, 2021

Q: What’s the difference between the Branch Davidians and the Trump Death Cult? A: The Branch Davidians thought their leader was Jesus, whereas the Trumpies think their guy is way the fuck better than Jesus. I mean, what other conclusion can you draw these days? The Alabama Republican Party has...

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  • March 14, 2021

After Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Stephanie Grisham, and Kayleigh McEnany, anyone or anything would have been an upgrade as press secretary. A wheel of Gorgonzola with a Furby chip jammed into it would have been better. But, luckily, we did much better. Biden’s first press secretary, Jen Psaki, is knowledgeable,...

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  • March 13, 2021

The country needs to take a second look at the meaning of radical and change. Since January of 2019, the Republican party has drawn from their quiver, poisoned conservative-tipped arrows, sharpened and aimed directly at the liberal heart of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. As has been consistent with the Republican party for...

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  • March 8, 2021

1969 1969, a day of pride and glory 2021, a day of shame and hate 1964 displaying gallows for hanging It is unbelievable how far we have fallen instead of moving forward. The first still picture is gallows being erected for the hanging of Mike Pence. The picture  below is gallows...

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  • February 15, 2021

From November 1994 to October 1995, the so-called trial of the century took place. It centered around murder, race, sex, athletics, and hero-worship. America was drawn to it like a badly made tv melodrama. We were subjected to constant tv break-ins, with breathless reporters recounting every gasp, sigh, and eye-roll...

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  • February 8, 2021

One must not throw stones if they live in a glasshouse. Jake Tapper made Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) pay the price for his blatant hypocrisy on President Biden using reconciliation to pass the COVID recovery bill. Jake Tapper called out Pat Toomey See full episodes here. To Republicans, unity means negotiating...

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  • February 7, 2021

Dr. David Dozier discusses fake news. Democrats are better for the economy. They must say no to Republican obstruction. Fake news is still with us Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: Nancy Pelosi challenges reporters who toe...

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  • February 4, 2021

Many economists and writers have told the undeniable truth for some time. The economy does almost twice as good under Democratic presidents. Why do Democratic Presidents create better economies? See full episodes here. This is not new. We have written about the economy doing better under Democrats before. In fact, Stephanie Ruhle did...

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  • February 4, 2021

Trans activist Sofia Sepulveda discusses Medicare for all, immigrants, and more. It’s no fluke the economy does much better under Democrats. Democrats by far better for economy Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM CentralVideo Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: We explore...

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  • February 3, 2021

George W. Bush was clearly the worst president ever … up until recently, that is. The past three Republican presidents have been George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump. I hated them all, but the first two were like enduring a mildly cruel hazing ritual, whereas the last was more...

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  • February 1, 2021

And he’s not even dead yet, or even a son of Ohio, but there remains Trumpist delusions. Then again shouldn’t James Buchanan get his national holiday on 23 April. Republican Reps. Jon Cross of Kenton and Reggie Stoltzfus of Paris Township sent an email to their House colleagues Friday asking...

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  • January 30, 2021

Republicans (not just Trump) have embraced and largely succeeded with a “flood the zone” strategy of misconduct and corruption that, regrettably, can make it hard to keep track of their bad faith, much less hold them accountable.  In that vein, I simply wanted to note three instances before they slip away...

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  • January 27, 2021

Normally I’d say this is overkill and/or unnecessarily rubbing salt in the wounds of a broken man, but by all appearances, Donald Trump doesn’t grasp his true place in the pantheon of ex-presidents. So he needs to be reminded: pic.twitter.com/bX11gSDIms — Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) January 25, 2021 Business Insider: A...

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  • January 25, 2021

More Charlie than Kevin, McCarthy now tries to polish a turd about the insurrection, tiptoeing a fine line between Trumpists and “post-trumpist” GOP constituencies. McCarthy is just not good with shiny objects to distract the media, as he defaults to the GOP’s more covert racial messaging. x Wherein @GOPLeader indignantly refuses...

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  • January 21, 2021

Our last two Republican presidents were all but tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail. I can’t imagine why anyone would want another one. It’s like buying another Pinto after the first two spontaneously combusted in your face. (That’s a really old reference, I grant you....

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  • January 11, 2021

It’s not fair and it’s especially not fair to VP Elect Harris who historically is the first woman and black woman  to become Vice President.   We are in the middle of a pandemic and attempted coup.   No walk down Pa. avenue.  No party unless televised and who feels like partying...

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  • January 9, 2021

Staring at the Andrew Jackson portrait in the Oval Office must have had a stochastic effect. Like Nixon talking to portraits, Trump decided he’d go out with a bang. As his hero, Trump perhaps read about the second inaugural on 4 March 1829. Trump would never hold such an “open house” rather...

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  • January 8, 2021

No more delays and no more excuses. Donald Trump must be removed immediately. https://t.co/YTYlMtCSFD — Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) January 7, 2021 Trump is “a dangerous person who should not continue in office…this is an emergency of the highest order.” — Nancy Pelosi Do you think Vice President Pence and...

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  • January 7, 2021

Apparently Trump leaked the Raffensperger audio to WaPo — how clueless is that, even if the NY Times is reporting that it was taped and released by the GA SOS. Most of the call repeats his contrived logic and numbers ad nauseam, as if to flood the transcript with his disinformation stream. Trump is so delusional...

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  • January 4, 2021

Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss did not mince his words as he made it clear that there'll be no Trump rehabilitation, unlike other presidents. Historian excoriates the president x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The host, Mehdi Raza Hasan, asked Michael Beschloss if presidents are concerned about their legacy. He said they are....

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  • December 29, 2020

Trump cannot still win simply because an alternate universe presents different electors while he litigates in this one. Only feeble stunts remain. Even the Trump DC hotel has conceded the election, freeing hotel rooms previously reserved for a Trump inaugural. Supporters of President Trump have made similar arguments that Pence, as...

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  • December 28, 2020

Aside from the usual caveats, Trump continues to act seditious. The GOP is plunging into open warfare over President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory — with President Trump taunting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and threatening primary challenges against other Republicans, House lawmakers egging on senators to contest the counting of...

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  • December 23, 2020
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Contradictions and false consciousness inhabit many Trumpists and Trump voters, demanding a crypto-fascist election outcome, a sad commentary on the times. Trump himself is left with autocratic fantasies fed by his closest sycophants. x Sources who have gotten used to Trump’s eruptions over four years sound scared by what’s transpired in...

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  • December 20, 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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  • December 19, 2020

Stories do have consequences, and following Trump’s American Carnage, truth will out in the larger American narrative. This James Fallows essay is worth reading, made important by the trial balloon of making Andrew Cuomo the AG nominee. For Biden personally, as president, the best thing he can do for most of...

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  • December 13, 2020

Yeah, yeah, I know they’re two people, but Trump won it once, too, and he wasn’t a “person” so much as an irredeemable asshole. CNN: Time magazine has named Joe Biden and Kamala Harris 2020's Person of the Year. The two made history on November 7 when they beat Donald...

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  • December 11, 2020

Barr Is Said to Be Weighing Whether to Leave Before Trump’s Term Ends Attorney General William P. Barr is considering stepping down before President Trump’s term ends next month, according to three people familiar with this thinking. One said Mr. Barr could announce his departure before the end of the...

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  • December 7, 2020

As each day passes, Trump adds to an already impressive body of evidence arguing that he should be considered the worst president in U.S. history.  But, taking a dispassionate, long view, there are a small number of surprisingly strong contenders for this title.  This history call is depressingly closer than it...

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  • December 6, 2020

We were closer than one thinks to what can still happen without stronger Congressional action, namely an anti-democratic authoritarian regime that resembles a republic in name only. There were seven new Trump election lawsuits filed today. ‘Temporarily Suspend the Constitution’ and Impose Martial Law There was a great piece by Susan...

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  • December 3, 2020

Merit-free futility: “Voters, not lawyers, choose the president,” the appeals court said. x “Voters, not lawyers, choose the President. Ballots, not briefs, decide elections.” — Third Circuit Court of Appeals REJECTS Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania as MERITLESS. Unanimous ruling. Opinion written by Judge Bibas, Trump appointee. https://t.co/ltUAVbKxJ2— Paula Chertok🗽...

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  • November 27, 2020
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