Projection

In the mid-1920s, the term ‘Pinko’ reared its accusatory head. Anyone deemed a sympathizer but not a full-on communist was labeled a pinko—dare I say—semi-communist. The word’s resurgence was on display during the Army-McCarthy Hearings of the 1950s. Then Senator Joe McCarthy of Minnesota brought paranoia to new levels. He...

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  • September 2, 2022

So I may be burying the lede on this one—on purpose for once. The buried bit involves a bit of classic Trumpian projection that, sadly and predictably, ventures into the offensive. (Skip ahead if you want to see it. I’ll never know.) But first, let’s take a look at the most...

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  • June 7, 2021

When people who are supposed to be governing, half of the country is being abused.    I know some personal things happening from deep red republican judges also allowing things to happen that is not upholding the law.   I can’t even go into what is happening personally from even judges...

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  • May 29, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene (MTG) should not ever cross paths with Tiffany Cross as her shenanigans would likely be turned into an embarrassing situation. Marjorie Taylor Greene taken down by Tiffany Cross See full episodes here. Tiffany Cross is very good at putting things in not only an entertaining form but...

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  • May 18, 2021

We exposed a dangerous lying Republican Senator. And McConnell gives them all legs. Projection on fraud anyone? It is clear we are in the mince of it. The Republican orthodoxy Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254...

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  • May 4, 2021

President Trump and his Republican sycophants are the masters of projection. It turns out voter fraud is from Trumpsters. It turns out the voter fraud is by Trumpsters See full episodes here. As Trump and most of the Republican leadership stir its low information sycophants into a fearful frenzy about voter fraud,...

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  • May 4, 2021
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Gov. Chris Christies thought he would get away with the socialism and double taxation trope. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp would have none of it. Christie did not expect this from Heitkamp x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The ThisWeek panel was discussing President Biden's economic proposals. One of them...

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  • April 26, 2021

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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  • April 24, 2021

You’d think that a scholar in psychology, however flawed, would understand projection, and that fascism is more than making trains run on time, even when they didn’t. Hail Hydra, because parody is meta-criticism and perhaps we’ll see some plagiarism lawfare over self-help brand infringement. Apparently Jordan Peterson got offended that...

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  • April 6, 2021

MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross, the host of the Cross Connection, excoriated Meghan McCain for her ignorant statement on Identity Politics. Tiffany Cross schools Meghan McCain See full episodes here. Tiffany Cross did not hold back. She went at Meghan McCain for the following statement she made on The View. Tiffany Cross put it...

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  • March 27, 2021

A Swiss Navy Knife. A new article in Forbes about the failure of the F-35 aircraft system in terms of building a Ferrari points us toward the problem of seeking nails for hammers. Another failed weapons system signifies how national security could remain intact without waste and still save the economy...

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  • February 24, 2021

The urban-suburban-exurban voting shows the shift in the south like elsewhere for a cosmopolitan American electorate. Stacey Abrams may have saved America. x I have been kindly asked to clarify that this is my view and not my employer's — G. Elliott Morris (@gelliottmorris) January 6, 2021 Gaslighting beginning early....

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  • January 6, 2021

While Trump continues his projection about voter fraud, Pennsylvania Lt. Governor points out the dead mothers' vote all went to Trump. Voter fraud in Pennsylvania is by Trump folk. Projection! x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman is no backing down. In fact, he found...

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  • December 29, 2020

We were all discussing on another post about declaring Mar a Lago as residence when it actually is  a resort.  Now how can one claim your legal residence to be in a place you have signed a contract that it would not be and then register that place as YOUR...

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  • December 22, 2020

It’s too, too easy. It’s like Sarah Palin’s intumescent spider sac exploded five years ago and seeded the Earth with omnipresent fucknuttery. And now there’s almost too much conservative cray-cray to make fun of. The semi-sentient bout of cocaine sweats that claims to be the pr*sident’s son has been unwittingly embarrassing itself...

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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

This will be short because the story (I am hoping very much) will be evolving throughout the day and the next week.  Josh Marshall at Talking Points memo points to blatant Republican voter fraud on the Georgia-Florida border (probably beyond). The Republican party in Florida is encouraging people in Florida...

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  • December 3, 2020

There was a partial unsealing in the DC district court involving a bribery for pardon scheme several months ago. Lots of redaction in the document, and it’s unclear who was involved other than an attorney acting as an intermediary in a ‘pay-to-play’ scheme. One element was a lobbying scheme, and then there was...

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  • December 2, 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

Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman wants to collect his $2 million from Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for finding voter fraud. Texas Lt. Gov. got the wrong voter fraud x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Recently Dan Patrick, Texas Lieutenant Governor, offered $1 million in rewards for people who report voting...

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  • November 21, 2020

There’s a whole bunch of polling out of Michigan today and over the weekend. First, from Research Co.: Trump ended a streak of six consecutive presidential elections where the Great Lakes State was won by Democrats, defeating Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes in 2016 (47.5% to 47.3%) Biden heads to...

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  • November 2, 2020

A presidency whose essence is publicity and public relations, because the most important thing before declaring the pandemic over, was to “defeat despair and inspire hope”. The most important thing to Trump is to divert attention from what you aren’t doing, and defeating despair is like a war on terror....

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  • October 29, 2020

The newest shield for racism, sexism, and just poor behavior is a new set of buzz words. Instead of facing the truth about systemic racism, the words ‘Race Card’ become a shield. Instead of answering for blatant sexism, we say ‘PC culture’ is overtaking us. And for pure bad behavior,...

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  • October 28, 2020

Some more good news today out of North Carolina: In North Carolina, Democrat challenger Cal Cunningham leads incumbent Republican Thom Tillis in the race for Senate.  The latest PolitialIQ poll shows Cunningham in front of Tillis by seven points among Likely North Carolina Voters, 49% to 42%.   The poll,...

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  • October 28, 2020

The Trumpian grievance tour continues: Today in North Carolina, apparently the Trump campaign cares about whether a terrorist conspiracy gets to fly its flag. In a car-rally in Philadelphia, PBO dragged Trump about that bank account in China. x A Trump campaign worker ahead of the President’s rally in Gastonia,...

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  • October 21, 2020

Trump’s town hall was a trainwreck, Thursday’s Biden town hall in Pennsylvania was a lot more like riding a bullet train. x It’s projection. pic.twitter.com/eUsP7jCkKr— Melissa Jo Peltier (@MelissaJPeltier) September 17, 2020 x Hiii Trump campaign friends. I tweeted live about a couple of false claims Biden made; my colleagues...

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  • September 18, 2020

Trump won in 2016 by running an insurgency campaign. Hillary was the epitome of the liberal elite who had taken over government and were using it to make us pay reparations to Blacks, to make every woman get an abortion, to …. well, insert your own QAnon screed. Trump was...

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  • September 17, 2020

Chris Hayes, in no uncertain terms, lays out how America arrived at being the laughing stock to the rest of the world because of Trump's doings or the lack thereof. Chris Hayes lays it out on Trump x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Chris Hayes points out an...

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  • September 8, 2020

The Democratic vice presidential nominee is coming to Wisconsin the same day Vice President Mike Pence will be in La Crosse. Joe Biden will go to Michigan and Pennsylvania. Jill Biden will go to Minnesota. Kamala Harris will go to Wisconsin. Recalling the Trump speech in Scranton PA during the...

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  • September 4, 2020

Trump denies something that no one has actually reported – that he had a series of mini-strokes. Using Trumpian logic this could mean that he only had one or more mini-strokes, just not in a “series”. x So, do we take this as confirmation that he “suffered a series of mini-strokes”?...

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  • September 1, 2020

“(T)erminating labour and share markets, along with the type of commercial banking taken for granted today, is a prerequisite for a post-capitalist society with functioning markets, authentic democracy and personal liberty.” Left accelerationism seems tempting in a time when markets, democracy, and liberty are in peril. but Yanis Varoufakis is hinting...

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  • August 30, 2020

Trump’s tweeted over 60 times so far today. He’s counting on the disinformation firehose and gaslighting, as well as some malign efforts like pickup truck parades. x Trump retweeted a Q supporter this morning disputing the number of COVID deaths. How disrespectful to the over 180,000 dead on his watch....

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  • August 30, 2020

More gibberish, and snake math. My asp? Your asp. x Trump: You know what I say? Protest this, your ass. I don’t talk about my ass pic.twitter.com/CFel9t5Ooj— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 28, 2020 x “Shut up, silly woman, said the reptile with a grin. You knew damn well I was...

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  • August 29, 2020

Marine props, naturalized citizen props, and tonight it featured a guy charged with insider trading, who also claims that Trump, unlike Bill Clinton, is “the first Black president”. The GOP keeps thinking that if they refer to the pandemic in the past tense, that 180,000 deaths won’t matter as much. ...

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  • August 27, 2020

person woman man camera television Presently it’s an 88-12 likelihood of a Biden win and a 343-195 Electoral College margin. The model first averages the polls, weighting them by their sample sizes and correcting them for tendencies to overestimate support for one party. It then combines this average with our...

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  • August 18, 2020

Another stunt to keep Trump in the news on a Saturday, because he’s losing. Yesterday’s presser at his golf club was such a joke, this one shouldn’t even be covered, since it’s really coordinated with a Trump fundraiser. Wimp of Wall Street. No, Democrats aren’t cheating in the election by...

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  • August 8, 2020

This was as low down as a species could go.  Notice I did not say human.  Donald Trump said as a diversion of course, but was faith shaming and worse than that, doing exactly what God said not to do.  “Judge not lest ye be judged”. Matthew 7:1-3 He is all...

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  • August 7, 2020

One of the many stories circulating today about New York Attorney General Letitia James’s announcement of the state lawsuit against the NRA is this one: Donald Trump is losing the culture wars. The peculiar part that caught my eye starts with the subtitle: The Democratic attempt to crush the NRA...

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  • August 6, 2020

Trump said if there were 100,000 deaths, “then we’ll have done a good job”. Low-Information Individualism may continue among the Trumpist population to November. There will be more conflicts on mask policies, as if resistance was a pro-Trump statement. And the death toll will likely rise. “We’ll have done a...

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  • July 18, 2020

insideelections.com/… Inside Elections is the latest political organization to shift its election ratings toward the Democratic candidate. In the Presidential race, it now rates the states of Arizona, Florida, and Wisconsin as “Tilt Democrat” as well as shifting Michigan and Pennsylvania to “Lean Democrat”. Georgia is a “Tossup” and Texas is “Tilt...

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  • July 17, 2020

I can only assume Junior was actually trying to drag Joe Biden, but everything he says fits the ocher abomination to a T.  Watch: x Don Jr. gives a damning description of his corrupt father courtesy of @MeidasTouch 🔥#ByeDonJr pic.twitter.com/8wNcUJwLOF— Eleven Films (@Eleven_Films) July 14, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> I don’t...

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  • July 14, 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

After yesterday’s screed on the leftist boogeymen, tonight should lean toward jingoism with the Trumpian cultural economy of bread and circuses.  IMPOTUS* claims that he will speak at 7pm ET. x President Trump promises a “special evening” in Washington including a speech, a military flyover and an enormous fireworks display....

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  • July 4, 2020
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More Trump lies and spin, and again he took no questions because it’s a pageant. It had the usual earmarks of such speeches, including a “sir” remark and the confabulation of facts. Michael Steele called this a “stopgap”. x 2 died of Ebola: They said Obama should resign. 4 died...

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  • June 16, 2020

Donald Trump has said in the past that exercise is bad for you, so maybe his frailty and lack of vigor are no surprise.  Of course, he opened himself up to this when he claimed in 2016 that Hillary didn’t have the stamina to be president. That was almost certainly...

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  • June 15, 2020

Mistakes were made, and the numbers shot up. They will continue to do that as one projection has another 100,000 deaths by September. And yet the WH talks about “after-action” reports. It’s not over by a long shot, other than Trump’s on the golf course in Bedminster this weekend. The...

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  • June 12, 2020

We are in some strange space where to Ted Cruz, those people taking down monuments to genocidal explorers are like fundamentalist religious fanatics practicing iconoclasm.  Ted doesn’t understand iconoclasm nor has he read kos’s book, but he went there on Twitter. x No, sweetie. THIS is the American Taliban. pic.twitter.com/VnoqlwiK5L— Adam Sank...

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  • June 11, 2020

Trump is doing PR for Antifa in his speeches and makes tweets that only draw attention from the reality of 105,000 COVID deaths. More insidiously, it promotes the agenda of white nationalist groups like Identity Evropa. Black Lives mothers, #BlackLivesMaters? Trump as well as Matt Gaetz are somehow coordinating to disinform the public by...

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  • June 2, 2020

All those commencement events made Trump all Pomp & Circumstance. Or perhaps it was the TV ratings that set Trump off. x 90,000 Americans are dead because of a pandemic that Trump was unprepared for and has thrown in the towel on mitigating https://t.co/qvnz5vGc5J — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 17,...

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  • May 17, 2020

The day after our last real president said today’s leaders (i.e., Trump) weren’t even “pretending to be in charge,” Trump responded with this: x The level of projection here is just incredible pic.twitter.com/1rzNgKl9Qa— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 17, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> TRUMP: “Look, he was an incompetent president, that’s...

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  • May 17, 2020