Resignation

Not since, Tuco, Blondie, and Angel Eyes formed a triangle, within a circle, has greed, corruption, and self-interest intersected so destructively. Politics in America, for nearly 250 years has boiled down to money, policy, and humanitarianism in that order. Now it is strictly a good, bad, or ugly proposition. In...

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  • August 30, 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

White America has been made aware there is a conversation black parents have been compelled to have with their children, literally, for centuries. The conversation, as it were, was thought to be a necessary evil to keep our children alive. Survival was always thought to be based on complying and...

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  • April 14, 2021
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Assuming Jason Miller is a real person and not a failed Soviet-era experiment to cross the human genome with the formula for Axe Body Spray, he appears to be in some trouble. According to The Guardian, the former former-guy spox, who impregnated another Trump campaign adviser while engaging in an...

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  • March 25, 2021

Plenty of dimwittedness to share as Trump demands via a cease and desist order that the GOP not use his likeness or name unless they pay for it. Also, Trump threatens to negative campaign against Lisa Murkowski in yet another empty threat. And finally Trump returns to NYC, the reasons for...

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  • March 7, 2021

Because not wanting to be accountable for perhaps something more felonious like manslaughter is so on brand for Republicans. The detectives confront him with what they know, starting around 1:10 and building through 1:15 https://t.co/JSVjUYabLB — Helen Kennedy 🌻 (@HelenKennedy) February 24, 2021 This video clip of the SD AG...

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  • February 25, 2021

Darn those performances in Zoolander and Home Alone 2. Trump again shrinks in media prominence to Reagan, because failing to get the POTUS* role in the Sharknado franchise is Trump’s actual star moment. Next week will feature a boffo performance in his impeachment trial deposition reminiscent of the 30 lies in his 2007 lawsuit.  Likely it will be...

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  • February 4, 2021

Always weird when Ted Cruz seeks cover by agreeing with AOC. NEW TX POLL: A majority of Texas voters (51%) — and 52% of Texas Independents — support Ted Cruz’s resignation following his role in inciting the January 6th insurrection. Our latest poll w/ @MoveOn:https://t.co/g3ZnVrK7FR pic.twitter.com/0HUyQHgAWe — Data for Progress...

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  • February 3, 2021

Received this e-mail this week from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: Beto O’Rourke (D. TX) Within just two weeks of Senator Ted Cruz inciting violence at the U.S. Capitol, Powered by People volunteers sent over 500 letters to local newspaper editors, putting pressure on them...

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  • January 31, 2021

From The Los Angeles Times: But a Times investigation found that recall campaign leaders, seeking to capitalize on the darkening public mood, allied with radical and extreme elements early on to help collect signatures. Those included groups promoting distrust of government, science and medicine; peddlers of QAnon doomsday conspiracies; “patriots”...

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  • January 29, 2021

Combined with a Capitol insurrection that would frighten more than 147 legislators to overturn the Electoral College, an acting AG replaced by a Trump crony would have fronted a successful coup d’état. There is a profoundly important issue that is being grotesquely under covered in the media, particularly the business...

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  • January 23, 2021

Too often Americans forget to create a unity that is nothing but a scab over an infected wound. Traitors must atone for the insurrection. The insurrection must be vindicated. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • January 21, 2021

Ted Cruz lied and violated constitutional order, which fed extremists' fire. On January 6th, they attacked the Capitol, an effort to steal the election. Ted Cruz proved he is an undemocratic traitor x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Pallbearers for Cruz released the following statement. (1/19/21) Houston –...

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  • January 21, 2021

Probably the last official deal crafted by Trump will be his pardon, whether of himself or by Mike Pence after Trump’s resignation with hours or minutes to spare. One wonders if Trump will leave the customary letter to his successor in the Oval Office desk, or perhaps just leave a...

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  • January 15, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Wisconsin Democratic Party: Ron Johnson is a dangerous force in Congress, undermining our democracy and pouring gasoline on the flames of Donald Trump’s hateful, riot inspiring-rhetoric. This is why we are calling for Senator Ron Johnson to resign IMMEDIATELY. Add your name now to prove...

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  • January 15, 2021

Regardless of whatever else happens in the next week, Trump’s one and only term ends at noon on January 20th. It’s in the Constitution. After that, he will be an ex-president. Because of that, some lawyers are arguing that the Senate can no longer try him, that impeachment only applies...

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  • January 14, 2021

From The New York Times: x YouTube Video The first television advertisements of the 2022 campaign cycle are on the air in Wisconsin. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Wednesday morning began a week’s worth of television and digital ads pounding Senator Ron Johnson for his role in fomenting doubts...

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  • January 13, 2021

It’s now moving toward that Trump resignation, because impeachment is moving forward and even McConnell has appeared to favor it. Unlike Nixon, perhaps the death of Sheldon Adelson, a major Trump backer, among other defections will not require the approach of major GOP luminaries to pressure Trump to resign. For...

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  • January 12, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: Beto O’Rourke (D. TX) Ted Cruz led the effort to overturn the 2020 election results in the Senate, placing our democracy on the altar of his own political ambition. Two major Texas newspapers...

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  • January 12, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth’s (D. IL) re-election campaign: Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D. IL) Here’s something I never thought I’d have to say out loud: No congressperson should start a sentence with, “Hitler was right.” But that’s the reality we’re living in now. Because last week before...

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  • January 12, 2021

There is a Wall Street Journal report that Trump’s pressure on a top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to resign was part of a broader push by President Trump to overturn the state’s election results. x Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA): “This is a very narrow article of impeachment … it is focused on...

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  • January 9, 2021

Okay, this is kind of significant. And since Joe Manchin, among the least liberal Democrats of Congress, could be a thorn in the leadership’s side, it could be seismic. The Anchorage Daily News: U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday that Donald Trump should resign the presidency immediately and that if...

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  • January 8, 2021

After President Donald Trump ignited his riotous group of seditionists with the words “fight like hell” and ‘take our country back,’ the return shouts and whoops from the crowd were foreboding. In the subsequent hours, Trump's followers proved that walls do not work when they scaled the stone porticos of...

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  • January 8, 2021

Trump is at the end of the path to the bunker. The argument for the resignation of Trump and Pence’s pardon of Trump like Gerald Ford’s of Nixon remains still viable. Invoking the 25th Amendment seems more difficult if only because the GOP still wants to avoid the Watergate comparisons,...

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  • January 7, 2021

Stephanie Grisham, Melania’s chief of staff, resigned this afternoon, just after the assault on the capitol. She didn’t mention the riot, but the timing says it all. She may only the first of many. Resigned: White House social secretary Rickie Niceta. White House deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews. Thinking of...

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  • January 7, 2021

The current bit of pseudo-coup is still about kayfabe and scripting. The first WH staff resignation by Stephanie Grisham has just happened because of this violence.  Trump’s resignation could happen simply because this latest attack on Congress facilitates the award of Pence’s pardon of Trump, not due to weaseling but for something,...

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  • January 7, 2021

From The Huffington Post: Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, one day before her closely watched Georgia Senate runoff, announced Monday she’s joining the coalition of GOP senators objecting to this week’s tally of the Electoral College results in Congress. “The American people deserve a platform in Congress, permitted under the Constitution,...

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  • January 5, 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

“Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven it's marginal, right?” Trump’s pardon spree is a series of corrupt gifts, administrative vandalism on the way out of the bunker, expecting others to clear up afterwards. x Donald Trump, answering phone call from 7-year-old on Christmas Eve: “Are you...

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  • December 24, 2020

CBS News reports that technically Trump got fewer electoral college votes (304) in 2016 because of two faithless electors. Biden received all 306 elector votes. “President Trump called his Electoral College tally a landslide. By his own standards, these numbers represented a clear victory then, and I respectfully suggest they...

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  • December 15, 2020

Watching the depressing and alarming spectacle of 17 Republican states joining Texas’s bad faith, frivolous Supreme Court application to overturn the election in favor of Trump, I am reminded that in September 2015 I wrote a post titled “The Sad Truth of John Boehner’s Resignation” — which received 1,275 Recommends, 789 Comments and,...

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  • December 10, 2020

For a period in history, there existed something called the Whig Party. A group of disaffected Nationalist Republicans and Democrats who saw a need to unify the country after the horrifying presidency of Andrew Johnson. One of the main tenets of the Whigs was a limit on presidential power. Unlike...

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  • November 11, 2020

Even with the election of two avowed QAnon cult followers to Congress, the rump Trumpists will not go away soon enough. They will run out of contradictory predictions soon when confronted with the finality of the Trump loss. Even if Trump keeps lying. x QAnon is supposed to be all about...

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  • November 11, 2020

Rupert Murdoch’s media empire is spreading reports that Putin has Parkinson’s and may resign in January: The Sun: PUTIN 'TO QUIT' Vladimir Putin, 68, ‘stepping down as Russian president early next year amid fears he has Parkinson’s’ VLADIMIR Putin is planning to quit early next year amid growing fears for...

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  • November 6, 2020

CNN is now framing a narrative that Biden’s victory is inevitable, with “gap-closing” in several states perhaps to be resolved by tomorrow because of trending in PA and GA. Trump did an unhinged “press conference” at 645pm ET that essentially repeated the main themes of grievance and paranoia that will guide his post-presidency...

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  • November 6, 2020

Of course he does: U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said Thursday he has “grave concerns” about North Carolina’s absentee by-mail system, less than two days after he said he had so much faith in the system that he challenged his Democratic challenger, Cal Cunningham, to vote by mail. Tillis’ about-face comes...

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  • September 26, 2020

First, from The Washington Post: Mining executive Tom Collier, who boasted in secretly taped conversations that he had leveraged his ties to Republican officials to advance a controversial project in Alaska, resigned Wednesday. Collier, CEO of the Pebble Limited Partnership, offered his resignation a day after the group Environmental Investigation...

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  • September 25, 2020

Inside Climate News has been doing profiles on the major races this year and how climate change has been an issue in these races. One of the big races they’ve been following is the Iowa U.S. Senate race between U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R. IA) and businesswoman Theresa Greenfield (D....

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  • September 10, 2020

In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the three witches promised Macbeth that he could not lose until “Birnam Wood shall come to Dunsinane” (that being Macbeth’s castle). Since it was impossible for a forest to pick itself up and move, Macbeth figured he was invulnerable. But Duncan’s troops cut branches from the trees...

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  • September 4, 2020

I can’t imagine anything that would actually be more valuable if Donald Trump signed it. Not a photo, not a baseball, not Stormy Daniels’ boob. Well, his resignation. That I’d buy for $10,000.  x “Sell this tonight on eBay. You’ll get $10,000” I just went on eBay and found one...

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  • August 30, 2020

“Work, work, work, work, work, work, work. (turns to the bosom of a female staffer) Hello boys! Have a good night's rest? I missed you! Gentlemen, affairs of state must take precedent over… affairs of state.” Trump is truly Le Petomane. Trump’s America must remedy the horrible ills of . . . Trump’s America. x “Trump is attempting to win...

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  • August 30, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s (D. VA) re-election campaign: Sen. Mark Warner (D. VA) The U.S. Postal Service is under attack by the Trump administration. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has done everything in his power to undermine a service that millions of Americans rely on: removing...

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  • August 24, 2020

Some very encouraging news today out of Georgia: x Georgia Senate GE:Ossoff (D) 48% (+2)Perdue (R-inc) 46% Garin-Hart-Yang/@ossoff (D) Internal Poll 8/10-13— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) August 19, 2020 I’ll add more info once it’s available but this is very encouraging, even if it’s an internal poll. P.S. Perdue is feeling...

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  • August 19, 2020

Started at 547pm ET Apparently like the Germans and Pearl Harbor, for Trump, the second World War ended in 1917. x YouTube Video Trump starts with more disinformation using a Virginia example Trump pimps stock market — usual blah-blah…. (550pm) whoa, something happened and Trump abruptly leaves after a secret service agent...

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  • August 10, 2020

Fortunately Trump has too many vices unlike Londo Cotton. x Trump cannot take fascism all the way, not because he has any virtues but because he has too many vices. It is right to see fascism and call it by its name. It is also right to mock it, resist...

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  • July 27, 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

Blake Neff, who bragged that he authored the first draft of Tucker Carlson’s programs, is gone and one can only hope that the reader of the final drafts goes as well. Because “Blake's writing and his points of view didn't affect this show”. Carlson whined about “ghouls” to attempt to reframe...

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  • July 14, 2020

As weary as we have become with the corruption and venal stupidity, the path to the bunker will feature even more carnage even if Trump is defeated at the polls. Reopening schools is CDC’s “highest risk” for COVID spread which is Trump’s ultimate revenge on the nation when its “second wave”...

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  • July 11, 2020

The problem of Trumpian logic and math is that epidemiology has too many syllables. A “99% US survival rate” for Trump is the rhetorical acceptability of a million deaths. The weeks have become even more absurd as the election approaches. That 99% meme accompanies attempts on Twitter to convince people that masks...

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  • July 5, 2020

Chris Hayes made the cut and dry case that the president should resign for causing the COVID-19 catastrophe that is costing lives. Chris Hayes was on point necessarily disparaging the President x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. Chris Hayes did not mince words as he used the president's own words...

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  • July 4, 2020
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