Sarah Palin

Before I turn many of you off thinking this is some bible-thumping tirade, far from it. Sure biblical scholars and theologians will point out that misquoting the bible is a devilish trick. The often repeated bible verse “money is the root of all evil” is rightfully corrected to “ the...

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  • October 3, 2022

If you’re wondering when the Republican Party first took a hard right turn onto Loopy Lane, you need look no further than 2008, when a desperate Sen. John McCain, trying to distance himself from the noxious mound of still-moldering viscera that was the Bush II administration, tapped Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in...

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  • March 22, 2022

This feels a little like defending an evil serial-killer clown from a raging, sulfurous hellmouth demon who tries to steal his balloons, but here goes: Sarah Palin didn’t deserve this. And Roger Ailes (may he wallow in peace) is still, with apologies to Arnold Ziffel, a gross pig. Ailes, who was...

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  • February 8, 2022

I’m not sure what Matt Gaetz expected. After all, the only exercise Donald Trump ever gets involves golf, languorous coitusTM, and throwing former “friends” under the bus. (Again, Trump has no actual “friends.” He has acquaintances he’s yet to shiv in the liver.) For years, people have filled Gaetz’s head...

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  • April 6, 2021

More like stupid being bigger than evil, a few trial balloons for Sarah Palin have emerged as Trump makes official his promise to campaign against Lisa Murkowski in 2022. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin threatened to run a primary challenge against GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Ugh. pic.twitter.com/FXmEToYOdm — PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) March...

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  • March 14, 2021

An initial note — I’ve always thought that the most effective tool by far against Trump is to mock him.  That weakness has been central to this rube from Queens who spent a lifetime craving Manhattan’s (unavailable) approval. With that in mind, I need to point out one of the weirdest (although typical)...

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  • February 24, 2021

While our attention was consumed by the latest Republican shiny object, Vice President Kamala Harris the originator of the pearls and Chucks meme, un-clutched her pearls, laced up her Chucks, and cast her first tie-breaking vote in the Senate. President Joe Biden and his second in command are demonstrating what...

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  • February 5, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the one-woman wrecking ball of the GOP (OK, she’s not the only one, but one of her is enough), has managed to wrangle a spot on the  Education Committee, even though she has seriously claimed that various school shootings were hoaxes. (Maybe she thinks the students were...

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  • February 1, 2021

Desperate disinformation failed miserably as so many Trumpists were obsessed with selfie declarations of their assault on the Capitol yesterday.  Because they wanted trophies and attention-seeking recognition, many familiar “alt-right” white supremacists revealed themselves, as well as some public officials and even at least one police chief. x There is no...

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  • January 8, 2021

Sidney Powell, the cray-cray-kraken lawyer, has been pretty loose with her tongue when it comes to, you know, slander. And now, one of the entities she’s (allegedly) slandered over and over again is through playing nice. Axios: Dominion Voting Systems plans to sue attorney Sidney Powell “imminently” for defamation, and...

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  • January 5, 2021

Yeah, so remember the nonsense that proto-Trump nitwit Sarah Palin spewed about “death panels” back when the Affordable Care Act was being debated? Like most of what she said, it was too crazy to believe. I mean, seriously. Rationing lifesaving care in America? Pfft. Like that would ever happ … Oh,...

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  • December 28, 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

The aftermath of the 2020 election has proven to any skeptical American that the GOP has gone to POT—the Party of Trump. The party is being overrun by conspiracists of every stripe; white supremacists, sexual fantasist, seditionist, and fact denying Trump cultists. The unyielding crazy of this political virus has...

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  • December 18, 2020

Ever since the first enslaved Africans stepped off ships, suffering from dysentery, malnutrition, and pleurisy, the marker was laid that race is the predominant politic in America. I highly recommend that if you see slavery as some sort of isolated cruelty, you read the 1619 Project. There has been criticism...

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  • December 14, 2020

On Thursday night, Matt Gaetz and his plus-one (i.e., his giant fucking head) attended a Young Republicans gala in Jersey City, New Jersey. Needless to say, the event was held in defiance of social-distancing rules, and the participants were photographed indoors, in close proximity to each other, and without masks. This...

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  • December 5, 2020

AlterNet has a great piece about how vulnerable GOP U.S. Senators like Cory Gardner (R. CO) and Martha McSally (R. AZ) know that they are totally screwed in their re-election bids against John Hickenlooper (D. CO) and Mark Kelly (D. AZ). But they are sticking with Trump all the way....

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  • September 9, 2020

Remember when the Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party was the darling of conservatives. They elevated the profiles of people like Michele Bachmann, Sharron Angle, and Scott Brown.  The group of so-called grassroots activists was in reality bankrolled by a group called FreedomWorks and given free media access by Fox News....

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  • August 14, 2020

Here’s the latest news regarding the U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R. AK) and his challenger, Dr. Al Gross (I. AK), courtesy of the Cook Political Report: Sullivan, 55, grew up in Ohio — a refrain against him in his 2014 race and one that Gross...

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  • June 13, 2020

Michael Tomasky at The Daily Beast has a new piece out this week that talks about certain state that went to Trump but there are some very positive signs that it go to Biden: Ohio held its primary this year in April. I say “in April” rather than on a...

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  • May 24, 2020

Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball just released their Senate predictions section. They are identifying Senate races in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina as the top four toss up races moving in the Democrats direction. Sabato’s Crystal Ball also identifies both Georgia Senate races along with Montana and Iowa as races...

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  • May 1, 2020

The next time I hear another of my fellow Democrats tell me they are not excited by Joe Biden; I have a bleach cocktail to offer them. One of the oldest maxims that pollute our politics is that “Republicans fall in line and Democrats fall in love.” This is not...

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  • April 27, 2020

Yes, he foisted Sarah Palin on our national politics, which was a little like bringing an uncooked moose to a dinner party instead of a nice insouciant, oaky cabernet. But Steve Schmidt, the veteran Republican campaign strategist who guided John McCain’s 2008 presidential run, now speaks the truth. And he’s not pulling...

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  • April 11, 2020

For the past four days, I have heard Trump loyalists like Wilbur Ross and Larry Kudlow, disaffected Republicans like Megan McCain and Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, ‘woke’ or former  Republicans like Nicolle Wallace and David Jolly use the phrase, “ this is not political.” What they all have been talking about is...

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  • February 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the progressive group, Indivisible: If you’ve been on Twitter in the last few days, you’ve probably seen it: a video of Arizona Republican Senator Martha McSally lashing out at a CNN reporter, calling him a “liberal hack.” The question wasn’t exactly (read: at all) hack-ish — all...

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  • January 18, 2020

Here we have another indictment of the collapse and corruption of the mainstream Media:  the rehabiliation tour of Steve Schmidt on MSNBC.  While his friends in the Media are giving him a bear hug, my memory still works.  And I have Google.  Schmidt crapped all over the Democratic Party with...

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  • November 1, 2019

Stop your search for the Top Anti-Trump Communities on Facebook. The Politicus has you covered! If we are missing one of your favorites. Please add them in the comments and we will continuously build this list based on your suggestions. FU Trump Investigation of the Trump-Russia Conspiracy in the 2016 Election...

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  • October 29, 2019

Growing up as a black kid in America, the running blaxploitation film theme was getting “the man” before he got you. Donald Trump is un-circling the wagons for the white man’s last stand.  That last statement is not a blanket thrown over every white man or woman in America, and...

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  • September 27, 2019

Just watch … then let’s discuss. Note that only three words are spoken. x x YouTube Video Those are A-list stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie. You can see why these are award-winning actors. The scene is intense, yet you are only looking at body language and facial expressions....

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  • August 24, 2019

One of the most overused talking points of the Republican Party is calling themselves the “party of Lincoln.”  Because too much of America has no sense of historical nuance, explaining that Lincoln would be a Democrat today is useless and I have ceased trying years ago. The switch of the...

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  • August 2, 2019

This will not be the first or last time you read or hear the next few lines today, “You know—I don’t understand why anybody does (sic) to all the trouble of running for President of the United States, just to talk about what we really can't do and shouldn’t fight...

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  • July 31, 2019

Apparently people don’t. Nor do they remember that his actual response was half hearted, strangely worded, and McCain and his campaign immediately backtracked to excuse McCain’s supporters for their flagrant bigotry. So let’s back up a bit to give some context. The news cycle in recent days has been dominated by stories...

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  • July 20, 2019

I found this Rebecca Traister article critiquing TV pundits.  Bottom line:  we can do better than sexist white men who are stuck in the past.  Traister highlights the usual suspects that many a diary has been written about:  Joe Scarborough, Robert Samuelson, and Bret Stephens.  But she does bring up...

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  • July 5, 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

Every day you wake up, and there’s a new scandal nearly twice as bad as the tan suit thing.  Today, Mother Jones is reporting that Li Yang, the woman who founded the day spa where Robert Kraft was allegedly caught getting his Super Bowl trophy polished, has been selling Chinese...

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  • March 9, 2019

The Miami Herald has a bombshell of sorts this morning. Or it would be a bombshell, anyway, if Donald Trump had been wearing a tan suit in the photo in which he’s shown watching the Super Bowl with the founder of an alleged day spa/brothel. Sometime during the party at Trump’s West...

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  • March 8, 2019

You have proven all those progressives correct who warned, “Do not trust the Never Trumpers.”  Those Never Trumpers are conservatives who will oppose a progressive agenda with the same vehemence they hurl at Trump.  And if it is a choice between Trump and maybe paying more in taxes or having...

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  • January 30, 2019

George W. Bush gave a touching eulogy for his father today, and in its own way it was truly wonderful. His affection for his dad seemed genuine, and who wouldn’t want their son to send them off with such a muscular, yet tender, tribute? But one line in particular stuck out...

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  • December 5, 2018

From Crooks and Liars, Jeet Heer of The New Republic rips into the political establishment which McCain was a party to that HELPED produce Trump.  There is a link to Heer’s Tweets on McCain’s funeral.  Now, fair warning, Obama gets criticsm too. WTF?  How can Obama be responsible for Trump...

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  • September 4, 2018

“If you had gone into a chemical laboratory to concoct a politician whose background and manner would sound liberal alarms,” Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief and Bill Kristol son-in-law Matthew Continetti pondered in 2009, “You probably would have come up with someone like Sarah Palin.” While the Quitta from Wasilla made...

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  • January 7, 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, President Donald Trump and his amen corner are bragging about his “year of solid policy accomplishments.” Despite approval ratings only slightly higher than the Ebola virus, Trump took to Twitter to soak up praise from Maria Bartiromo, who gushed that “Year One has been...

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  • December 24, 2017

I am struck by how all this talk about the possibility of impeaching President Trump is also a diversion to avoid the harder truth of the biggest threat facing our country — the Republican voters.   In this sense, the talk of impeachment, removal under the 25th Amendment, the search for some...

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  • May 15, 2017

Hillary Clinton can add to her basic stage craft, to her inventory of vocal skills. As a public speaker she needs to reach beyond facts and “process” to the emotional “Why” responses that generate persistent commitment. As a presidential candidate Clinton will also need to establish personal connections with the...

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  • April 23, 2015

Al Jazeera gets it right. NY Times, in contrast, are going out of their way to avoid identifying the fundamental, high school civics fail of Republican ignorance at the core of their recent “Open Letter” to Iran. ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN are doing the same thing. Al Jazeera got...

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  • March 12, 2015