Remorse

Normal tourists to the Capitol don’t cheer ‘hang the VP’ as they enter, but disinformation and delusion are the coin of the Trumpist realm. Andrew Clyde (R-GA), a gun dealer, is Doug Collins’s successor in the House of Representatives. Turns out it was four months, and "pro-Trump media" was Congress....

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  • May 13, 2021

CBS News/YouGov conducted a poll this weekend, and there is some disturbing news: CBS News poll: Widespread agreement with Chauvin verdict Three in four Americans think the jury reached the right verdict in which former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd,...

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  • April 26, 2021

Congressman Eric Swalwell was very disciplined in this interview as he intertwined keywords that kept the insurrection and its enablers in the forefront. Insurrection and its enablers kept at the forefront See full episodes here. I did a double-take while listening to Congressman/Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell in the background. I heard him...

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  • March 2, 2021

On Friday, three hours of Castor and Schoen defending Trump, demonstrating that there will be very fine people on both sides in an insurrection somehow not connected to the incitement of Trump. Worse will be that somehow Trump had rights to foment violence as a clear and present danger to elected officials....

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  • February 11, 2021

The impeachment managers drew a straight line from Trump to the insurrection and harm’s way for Mike Pence.  The march to the Capitol seemed spontaneous but had incitement and planning in a variety of forms. Surveillance recordings showed how close the potential assassinations were. Senator Mike Lee said “Everyone makes mistakes; everyone is...

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  • February 11, 2021

Okay, I’ve been sporadically watching the impeachment trial today. Sporadically, because watching the trial isn’t literally my job. I had other pressing matters to attend to as well. But this is Josh Hawley’s job, at least for the moment—and, well, he doesn’t seem too interested in doing it. You remember Josh,...

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  • February 10, 2021

On the eve of the Impeachment trial, it will be relived by  us.  The trial has to be done and we have to look at this insurrection.  ( All that are  emotionally or mentally able to).  We have to deal with the pain to get past the horror and hold  power...

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  • February 8, 2021

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) details her scary experience at the Capitol during the insurrection as she excoriates Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and complicit Republicans. AOC did not hold back on complicit Republican Politician See full episodes here. AOC gave a compelling hour and a half Instagram Live message where she did three...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • February 3, 2021

There’s going to be a lot of swearing in this. Let me begin: What the fucking fuck? A woman accused of participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol asked a federal judge for permission to leave the country on vacation later this month – and got it. …...

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  • February 3, 2021

Stranger and stranger, as Donald Trump Jr. thinks he doesn’t need a pardon. x Parler is back up, and being hosted by “DDOS GUARD” out of Russia. If that's not an obvious sign of its malfeasance, there's nothing else that could possibly be shown to convince you. pic.twitter.com/FkScxQdCoK— Dave Temkin...

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  • January 18, 2021

David von Drehle writes on Trump’s negativity, often revealed as the usual reactionary, anti-modern attitudes of conservatives. It coincides with the release of another film on Trump’s qualifications for office, #Unifit: The psychology of Donald Trump. Political scientists speak of “negative partisanship.” It’s a category, not a value judgment. It...

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  • August 22, 2020

WaPo published an update to the estimation of whether Trump was more than a rhetorical trope as a fascist, or more of an actual, historical fascist. 29 more “Benitos” to go, Trump has yet to win reelection by rigged balloting and only has a fraction of the population incarcerated. Ripping children...

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  • August 22, 2020

Apparently Alan Dershowitz got insulted when he claimed he had a perfect sex life, and forensic psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee thought it verged on delusion like his buddy, IMPOTUS*. Darn those tweets and darn that tendency to lawfare.  This may have seemed like symmetric media messaging because Dershowitz and Trump were sharing...

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  • January 12, 2020

Twenty four hours before the hearse  was to arrive to bring the body of Civil Rights icon and leader Rep. Cummings to the Capitol, there was a riot by ridiculous republicans storming a hearing.  The family of Elijah Cummings is in mourning.   Speaker Nancy Pelosi was attending her brother’s funeral.   Democrats...

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  • October 24, 2019

We are in the 21st Century, not the fourteenth, nor is it the 1860s. Yet, we have a President who, in the span of one week, has reportedly threatened to use an alligator filled moat at the border, start a Civil War, execute a man or woman whom President Trump...

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  • October 2, 2019

We have very good candidates running down ballot in places like Virginia and Mississippi.  These candidates need money unfortunately because it takes money to run and grassroot efforts are pinched these days.   We can do something to fight back at the swamp in a new way.  It could actually get...

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  • August 18, 2019

Bret Stephens has a column in today’s New York Times: Trump and the Annihilation of Shame, which starts from the death of Charles van Doren — back in the 1950s he was part of a scheme to rig a quiz show. For the rest of his life — he died...

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  • April 13, 2019

Donald Trump is a used car salesman. He didn't “Make America Great Again,” but he did turn back the odometer.    Jim Carrey Look, I'm not going to bore everybody, myself included, in retelling all of the ways that El Pendejo Presidente is full of shit, that's baked in like...

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  • September 10, 2018

When Tony Schwartz and Tim O’Brien speak about Donald Trump, you best listen. In the mid-’80s, Schwartz spent 18 months voluntarily embedded in Trump’s web of half-truths, lies, and outright howlers. The result was The Art of the Deal, which Schwartz wrote in its entirety and the semi-literate Trump subsequently...

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  • August 24, 2018

When it comes to Michael Cohen's guilty plea in federal court the day before yesterday, let's ignore Donald Trump for just a moment. There will be plenty of time to talk about The Tangerine Tantrum Machine, but I got my greatest case of the warm-and-fuzzies from a different source. And...

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  • August 23, 2018

The NRA waited one entire week before issuing a statement about the Newtown, Connecticut massacre that left 26 people dead. When they did break silence, they once again broke a nation's heart. The murmurs of disbelief coming from the press were audible as Wayne LaPierre stood in front of them...

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  • December 22, 2012