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This is not new taxation, this is merely collecting what is due. By Timothy F. Geithner, Jacob J. Lew, Henry M. Paulson Jr., Robert E. Rubin and Lawrence H. Summers. Six hundred billion dollars per year, and growing: That is two-thirds of total nondefense discretionary spending by the federal government,...

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  • June 10, 2021

We have been told a myth for too long. And the GOP is insistent that it remains that way. In fact, they continue to create new ones to maintain supremacy. Why does the GOP fear the truth? Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK —...

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  • May 24, 2021

As usual, Ali Velshi delves deeper into the flesh. While most laugh at Alabama yoga silliness, he used Jennifer Rubin to explain the reality. This is why Velshi is must-see TV See full episodes here. Ali Velshi highlighted a story that proves the lengths the GOP would go to in order...

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  • May 23, 2021

From The Washington Post: Before securing the GOP nomination for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin sidestepped questions about whether President Biden had legitimately won the White House — something followers of former president Donald Trump doubt. Youngkin would say only that Biden is the president, had been sworn in and was...

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  • May 15, 2021

The usual handicapping for a new Fed Chair is happening, but likely it’s too early. Lael Brainard and William Spriggs would be front-runners. Jay Powell's term is up next February, when Biden can choose to extend his appointment. We’ll know so much more then, what with a looming recession. x Biden...

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  • May 11, 2021

We’re seeing more and more stories that Liz Cheney is about to be tossed under the bus, that the Republican “leadership” is so in thrall to Trump and his base, so dedicated to the service of Trump’s ego and his lies, that they are preparing to cast Cheney into the...

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  • May 4, 2021

A mainstream media reporter asked a Fox News-like question by blaming Biden for the MLB boycott’s economic impact. Jen Psaki responded well. Jen Psaki makes MLB question seem as petty as it was See full episodes here. It is hard to understand why the mainstream media believe they have something to...

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  • April 6, 2021

Sadly, once again, Chuck Todd allowed a Republican to visit his show to fool Americans. Senator Toomey made voter suppression OK. Chuck Todd allowed Toomey to mislead Americans See full episodes here. Many ask if it is worth covering many of the Sunday morning news shows and White House press conferences....

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  • March 28, 2021
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Social Security Works Executive Director Alex Lawson discusses Trump’s crony delaying COVID stimulus checks. GOP voter suppression and a failed MSM presser. Alex Lawson explains COVID stimulus check delay. Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • March 26, 2021

I was never a fan of Washington Post Conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin. But she nailed the Biden press conference as a waste of time even as he excelled irrespective of their Fox News style questioning. Rubin called the Press Conference perfectly. See full episodes here. Jennifer Rubin writes, “Their failure...

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  • March 26, 2021

That is one line that jumped out at me from this Washington Post opinion piece by Jennifer Rubin that describe Joe Biden as “Distinguished ol of the week” while pointing out that “No progress was possible without Biden”. I  am taking time from planning, writing tests, and grading papers for...

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  • March 14, 2021

Lost Cause at the Liar’s Poker table. Old whine in new butt-holes. At one point, Trump claimed that “had we had a fair election, the results would’ve been much different” — even though election security officials from his own administration have confirmed Biden’s victory was the result of a free and fair...

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  • March 1, 2021

The GQP senate is an honor-free zone with pro-wrestling byplay, save the magnificent seven dead. Mitch McConnell is doing his best to keep the reality-TV show kayfabe going. Lindsey Graham who proclaimed he’d “had enough” of Trump is now going to Florida on MAGA business. x Graham on Fox says he...

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  • February 15, 2021

Insurrection, per dictionary: “an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.” Trump's lawyer says he's innocent because 'clearly there was no insurrection' x Here are the four questions Raskin left off with last night. Trump's team answered none of them....

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  • February 12, 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

Riot declared at 1:49pm. Pence evacuated at 2:26pm. The count is now $3.5 million supporting the 6 January demonstration, up from the $2.7 previously reported. The approach by the House impeachment managers is to not hold the GOP jury members accountable, rather showing how Mitt Romney and VP Pence nearly...

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  • February 10, 2021

Grabbing goop everywhere. When you’re a star they let you do it. x Associates who've spoken with Trump say he's used the same vulgarity he used about Pence to describe McCarthy, saying he bowed to pressure with his House floor speech.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 18, 2021 x BREAKING@GwynethPaltrow's 'vagina'...

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  • January 18, 2021

WTF, too many people went shopping today, as 200,000+ COVID-19 cases happened. A million people flew and another 5 million drove long distances. x Public health officials: “Avoid crowds, stay home!” 🇺🇸 chasing Black Friday sales: “Hold my beer 🍺 & turkey 🦃 leftovers” ➡️ 201,000 #COVID19 cases yesterday (w/...

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  • November 28, 2020

Mehdi Hasan exposed the GOP for what it has become. But Jennifer Rubin most clearly defines them as the authoritarian band of thugs they are. Authoritarian band of thugs x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Mehdi Hasan had a warning for Joe Biden, hoping he would not succumb to...

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  • November 15, 2020

Jennifer Rubin is a longtime NeverTrumper member of the marginally sane community. She’s one of The Washington Post’s conservative writers, but when she decided to side with common sense over Trumpite servility, she became an apostate in the eyes of many of her fellow travelers. Importantly, she pushed away from the...

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  • October 11, 2020

The Houston Chronicle highlights how the Supreme Court vacancy is reigniting the health care debate in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R. TX) and veteran MJ Hegar (D. TX): The Supreme Court vacancy stands to alter the Senate race more than just about any other...

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  • September 27, 2020

We in big trouble. x You think the Republican war on democracy is bad now? Just imagine what it would be like if Trump won: https://t.co/ogHG88jwDa— Paul Waldman (@paulwaldman1) September 24, 2020 With the Supreme Court soon to have a 6-3 conservative majority even though Republicans have lost the popular...

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  • September 24, 2020

x Biden: “I’m not going to make any news today. I’m not going to talk about anything other than 9/11. We took all our advertising down. It’s a solemn day. That’s how we’re going to keep it, OK? You can determine whether I make news but I’m not going to...

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  • September 11, 2020

It’s no longer unusual to find Jennifer Rubin, one of WaPo’s house conservatives, calling for removing many GOP officials. This morning, however, she went further and called for voting out all of them. On top of that, Tom Nichols, a leading conservative member of the Federalist, wrote the same thing...

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  • September 10, 2020

Trump announces a 1pm ET presser today, primarily to undercut Kamala Harris’s speech. But will Pence pull off a good one in La Crosse because Mother’s not there and she doesn’t speak Quebecois. x This was so cathartic to watch#LaborDay #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/lWjMwMZTQU— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) September 7, 2020 x Will...

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  • September 7, 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

(This was previously posted under an offensive title. I apologize for that.) I almost never read WaPo house conservative Henry Olsen. He’s not as bad as Marc Thiessen, but the two of them do hang out together at the kool-aid water fountain. Olsen refused to see anything nefarious in the...

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  • September 3, 2020

Don’t Look Now, but Democrats Are in… Array?! And Trump now uses emojis. x pic.twitter.com/FVEZQSS2Na — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 2, 2020 Repeat after me: the stock market is not the economy x Dow closes above 29,000. https://t.co/zIPg3Kfsvv — Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) September 2, 2020 “@CharlesPPierce : He’s in NC, trying...

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  • September 2, 2020

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

A twitter pie-fight is currently simmering but it’s unclear whether people/bots are doing it for the lulz. It appears that Bernie delegates will still vote to represent their constituents, because there are policy positions at stake. In the case of Cori Bush, there’s likely some supporters of the defeated Lacy Clay stirring...

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  • August 17, 2020

Remember that his visit to a Texas oil-rig makes it an “official” trip. He’s whining about Fox News coverage, among other things. His fundraising shtick will have the usual things, although there likely will be some idiocy leaking from the event. Today’s meme is that “Democrats will abolish the suburbs”. The Economist’s...

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  • July 29, 2020

Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has become a parody of itself. Trump may have screwed up our country’s pandemic response in every way imaginable. He may be presiding over the most disastrous economy in decades, with no end in sight to the financial hemorrhaging. He may be pouring most of his energy...

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  • July 17, 2020

I used to avoid Jennifer Rubin back in the Obama days, when she could find nothing good to say about the President and nothing bad to say about Romney, as well as the way she insisted that everything conservative was better. Since the Great Orange Slug slithered down the escalator,...

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  • July 13, 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

Remember that inviting the Taliban to Camp David in September 2019 was designed to draw attention from the looming problem of the Ukraine aid shake-down that led to impeachment. It was also to help cover-up any issue of the Russian bounty, because the vig would just be increased. Russia, Russia, Russia....

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  • July 1, 2020

Trump supporters may say the coronavirus is a hoax or a Democratic plot, but Bunker Boy’s campaign knows better. The campaign is requiring everyone who registers to attend the rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth to agree that if they get sick from coronavirus, they will not sue the campaign or...

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  • June 11, 2020

Mark Esper (SecDef for those versed in milspeak or govspeak) is in trouble with Bunker Boy (no other identification needed). Pentagon chief breaks from Trump over use of active-duty military forces to quell unrest Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said Wednesday that he does not support the use of active-duty...

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  • June 3, 2020

Polls, damn polls, and probabilities. Jennifer Rubin does some wishful thinking 5+ months until Election Day. Never-Trump starts with anti-Trump.The subtext of details is whether senate flippable states also correspond to their presidential prospects. The full list of (senate) flippable states rated “toss-up” or “lean Republican” includes Alabama, Georgia, Arizona, Maine,...

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  • May 20, 2020

After he leaves office, Trump will try to stonewall a prosecution of him but eventually he will lie to prosecutors —  he won’t be able to help himself. Adam Schiff says Trump faces “real prospect of jail time” after leaving office” (CNN) Poll of the week: A new Marquette Law School poll finds...

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  • May 18, 2020

Two columns and a Facebook post caught my attention this morning: Obama Lives in Trump’s Head by Charles Blow (NYT) This is why Trump is back to attacking Obama by Jennifer Rubin (WaPo) Obama is a master of strategy by David Gerrold (Facebook) The gist of all three is that...

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  • May 18, 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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  • May 9, 2020

Some facts never change. The deaths are still deaths, as COVID-19 has killed more Americans than Vietnam. Oct 14, 2016  x x YouTube Video In a previously unreported 1998 interview with Howard Stern, Donald Trump compared sex to going to battle in Vietnam and joked he should be getting the...

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  • April 28, 2020

Live Blog below — Who knew the flu ended World War I and had it on their bingo card? 5:00* PM EDT (*now announced for 530pm) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House Howell Raines “We’ve been presented with a sinister whirlwind of doubletalk.” Trump is...

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  • April 20, 2020

I never liked Jennifer Rubin’s columns during the Obama era. She came across as automatically opposed to everything President Obama did, and in 2012 she practically worshiped the ground Mitt Romney walked on. But ever since Trump came on the scene, I’ve watched her shift from all-out Republican shill to...

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  • April 20, 2020

The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin has a new piece out that highlights how certain U.S. Senate races are shaping up to put Moscow Mitch’s GOP majority in danger: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), whose pusillanimity has become comic (e.g., she finds President Trump’s conduct during the pandemic “very uneven”), now has an approval rating of...

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  • April 19, 2020

Three stories caught my attention this morning, all connected in a way. First, IMPOTUS is looking to shift the blame going back to the start of the pandemic: DKos: Trump's attempt to blame WHO for America's coronvirus outbreak backfires as YOU BLEW IT trends Donald Trump is blaming the World...

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  • April 7, 2020

National thirty day stay-at-home order, even if Trump’s too cowardly to declare it as a policy. x One takeaway from Jared Kushner briefing: we did not start active response phase of dealing with this crisis until 13 days ago. 13 days! — Susan Glasser (@sbg1) April 2, 2020 x From...

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  • April 3, 2020

There’s been some bewilderment and panic around here these past few days over why Trump’s numbers are rising even as his incompetent management of the pandemic is becoming more obvious. Some of us here, myself included, have explained that in a time of crisis a leader’s numbers always rise as...

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  • April 1, 2020

x REPORTER asks about “OVERSIGHT” of the $500 BILLION slush fund in the senate GOP bill Trump wants to dish out with no transparency. TRUMP: “I’LL BE THE OVERSIGHT.” OH-KAYYYY 🤔🤔💰💰💰💰💰 pic.twitter.com/NPW4hmYxON — The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) March 24, 2020 Trump is jonesing for a substitute for his campaign rallies and...

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  • March 23, 2020

The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus has overtaken China's in a stark illustration of how the outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States. “Italy has world's second oldest population, 87% of those killed by COVID-19 are over 70”. Italy’s population is 4% of China’s. There will be waves in this pandemic,...

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  • March 19, 2020