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Could Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin be plotting their version of saving the world? No, I do not believe in lizard people, or that Hillary Clinton orders baby toppings on her pepperoni pizza? It is not far-fetched to think that the Russian autocrat and murderer was so comfortable with his...

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  • January 26, 2022

Republicans have proved to be masters at soundbite manipulation. The GOP has gotten, mainly, poor white people in the Red States to oppose Medicare expansion, happily believing that rich people trickling on them will eventually improve their lot. Truth in schools is being portrayed as a threat to whiteness, and...

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  • October 15, 2021

I never thought a fascist takeover of the galaxy could ever be less entertaining than the one depicted in The Phantom Menace, but here we are. One major American political party remains tethered to reality, whereas the other is a barmy cult of personality that worships at the clay feet...

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  • May 28, 2021

Received this e-mail from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s (D. OH) gubernatorial campaign: x We don't need some hedge fund millionaire like @JDVance1 claiming to speak for working families who are struggling to get by. In Dayton, we passed universal pre-k and the results have been incredible both for kids and...

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  • April 29, 2021

Tim Pagliara makes assertions on the big lie and grand theft of the 2008 crash will astound most. When a lawyer fears cops it says much. Coupled with the heights of privilege? Tim Pagliara makes necessary but shocking statements Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM...

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  • April 16, 2021

Steve Bannon’s path to a pardon included appeals to a range of RWNJ groups including some dangerous proto-fascist cults. “The Fourth Turning” by Strauss & Howe returns to our attention, because of Bannon. But are we shifting to a more liberal era or are we on the brink of a greater series of disasters....

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  • March 15, 2021

Organizing allowed Progressives in Nevada to take control of the Democratic Party. Natalia Cornelio proves grassroots can succeed. Judge Natalia Cornelio speaks Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Progressive Takeover of Nevada Democratic Party Sparks...

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  • March 9, 2021

The Capitol insurrection was less than two months ago, and in that time, Jacob Chansley—who calls himself the “Q Shaman” and helped lead a violent takeover of the Capitol in a furry Viking hat and face paint—has come around to repudiating Donald Trump, even as Sen. Mitch McConnell has come around to embracing...

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  • February 26, 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

The Rand corporation think-tank reports that there are bipartisan efforts to set up a 1/6 commission, but the reality is that there’s still so much fact-finding and discovery ahead. Trump mob actions go back far but gained importance in events like Trump’s trips to Arizona and Oklahoma, where armed elements chose...

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  • January 27, 2021

In strikingly optimistic prose, Anand Giridharadas gets the insurrection on the Capitol correct. It is the funeral for white supremacy. Funeral for white supremacy x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Lawrence O'Donnell examined an article that Anand Giridharadas wrote in “The.Ink,” his newsletter, titled “We are falling on our face...

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  • January 17, 2021

“When this campaign began, we said ‘not one acre.’ We meant it.” Patrick Donnelly, Center for Biological Diversity In early July of 2020, GOP  Utah Congressional Representative Rob Bishop introduced an amendment to turn over 50 percent of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge's southern half. The House Armed Services Committee shortly passed the...

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  • December 4, 2020

“When this campaign began, we said ‘not one acre.’ We meant it.” Patrick Donnelly, Center for Biological Diversity In early July of 2020, GOP  Utah Congressional Representative Rob Bishop introduced an amendment to force the Fish and Wildlife Service to turn over 50 percent of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge's southern half to...

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  • December 4, 2020

Regular Trump golf partner Chris Ruddy disclaims any NewsMax takeover by Trump who was only offered a weekly spot among the documentaries of “Hitler’s rise” programming. Trump seems now more interested in doing a deal with OANN, considering how often he recommends them. OANN: what is the alternative far-right media...

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  • November 16, 2020

Michele Bachmann bellowing about delusion is close to all the irony you’ll be able to digest today. I don’t know what’s inside the former congresswoman’s head, but if it’s not Styrofoam packing peanuts I stand to lose a pretty sizable bet. We’ll have to wait a few decades or so for...

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  • November 9, 2020

Rampant GOP dickishness. Kushner also said his father-in-law “basically did a full hostile takeover of the Republican Party.” The next week is going to be very stressful, be patient, regardless of the outcome. "Three weeks in, Joe is shot, let's go Kamala, are you ready?" pic.twitter.com/qgMVQ3ekI1 — Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) October...

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  • October 29, 2020

We are 7 days from the election and we want every vote counted.  If you have not mailed your ballot, drop it off.  Drop it off in a drop box,the polling place or supervisor of elections.   Make that ballot your flowers for the 200,000 dead who are no longer here. ...

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  • October 27, 2020

Will Trumpian domestic terror’s “strategy of tension” for the next decade ultimately be predicated upon the little tiny fishes, or the strawberries, or the tow target. “California is gonna have to ration water. You wanna know why? Because they send millions of gallons of water out to sea, out to...

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  • October 12, 2020

If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why would anyone be surprised if we have more of America ablaze — Joe Biden Vice President Joe Biden’s climate plan has received rave reviews across the planet. Many have hope that the United States carrot and...

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  • October 9, 2020
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She’s so fucking awful: x Remember: China gave this virus to our President @realDonaldTrump and First Lady @FLOTUS.   WE MUST HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) October 2, 2020 United States Senator Kelly Loeffler directly blamed China for infecting President Donald Trump in a Friday morning tweet. In the...

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  • October 2, 2020

Just going to leave this here: x The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. #Scalia https://t.co/QXHfOpEY6G— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) February 14, 2016 I wanted to take yesterday to mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg but I did not want...

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  • September 19, 2020

In his latest screed, Trump made the usual nonsense claims, hoping to gain support from independents who might be afraid of PoC and poor people. Because no one’s heard of the FHA, Trump wants people in McMansions to vote for him, even if his claims about higher home prices is more about...

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  • July 29, 2020

Some very good news today out of Arizona courtesy of NBC News/Marist’s recent poll: The NBC News/Marist poll released Sunday found Biden with 50 percent support among registered voters in Arizona, compared to the president's 45 percent. The results were barely outside of the poll's margin of error of 4.1 percentage points. That’s...

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  • July 26, 2020

So U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R. AZ) was busted doing this: x YouTube Video Sen. Martha McSally has a new campaign ad featuring a cancer survivor who talks about how her “path collided” with McSally, whom she describes as a champion for protecting those with pre-existing medical conditions. The emotional...

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  • July 25, 2020

Antifa still hasn’t taken over Seattle as much as Trump might wish it, since Boeing is still not the #CHAZ state airplane company, nor has Amazon been nationalized. Trump’s alternate reality imagines some radical left left over from Nixon’s paranoia and Reagan’s red-baiting. x Does anyone notice how little the Radical...

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  • June 14, 2020

If they had taken over the city, Boeing and Amazon would have already been nationalized/syndicalized, so Trump is spewing more disinformation. x Seattle Mayor says, about the anarchists takeover of her city, “it is a Summer of Love”. These Liberal Dems don’t have a clue. The terrorists burn and pillage our...

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  • June 12, 2020
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Good: In a meeting with black Wilmington leaders Monday, Joe Biden said he will create a police oversight board in the first 100 days of his presidency.   The former vice president and presumed Democratic presidential nominee met with about a dozen community leaders at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington,...

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  • June 1, 2020

Politico has a great piece out about U.S. Senate candidate, Theresa Greenfield (D.IA), and how Democrats are spending big to not only win back Iowa but also to flip this seat to win back the U.S. Senate: The party is placing a surprisingly large bet on the real estate executive...

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  • May 25, 2020

Hey everyone, I rarely do this but I have to call out a diary that is currently called Sebellius Regrets The ACA. By the way, her last name only has one L in it. It’s Kathleen Sebelius. The author took a quote and edited a certain part out of the...

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  • April 3, 2020

SOTU was simply an expanded campaign speech that included a few stunts like a reunion, a scholarship award, and a medal presentation. His speeches have tended to lies, this SOTU is no different. Yet there were even more lies besides the stunts and appeals to evangelicals. x President Trump’s 2020 State of...

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  • February 5, 2020

Casus Belli arguments will emerge and they will be conditioned by disinformation of a sort to which we have been accustomed by the relentless falsehoods and lies. MSM will be complicit. There will be all the usual media frames we have seen (remember all those Central American invaders at the...

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  • January 5, 2020

Between the SCOTUS decision to let stand Kentucky’s anti-abortion law and former Governor Matt Bevin’s middle finger to the justice system (see Meteor Blades’ diary on Bevin’s corrupt pardonfest), I wanted to let you all know about some good political news out of Kentucky. Democratic Govenor Andy Beshear shit canned...

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  • December 13, 2019

x Who made the decision to give Lavrov a second Oval office meeting? There is no substantive reason for this meeting. Why didn't they invite Zelensky to fly from Paris? Very strange. I hope the horrible symbolism here was just a mistake & not on purpose. — Michael McFaul (@McFaul)...

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  • December 11, 2019

One guesses that omitting Obstruction of Justice leaves it to be pursued later, in the criminal indictments elsewhere and after the 2020 election. The facts are overwhelming, regardless. This is a streamlined impeachment with a narrow focus to ensure impeachment (regardless of the GOP Senate majority). What remained from the House...

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  • December 10, 2019

First off, I hope you all had a terrific Thanksgiving break. I was back in Pittsburgh this past week (currently in San Diego visiting relatives, heading back to Los Angeles tonight) to welcome my newest baby niece into the world. So that’s why I went dark this past week. I’m...

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  • December 1, 2019

In June of 2008, Barack Obama used a rhetorical flourish that belies his character; “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” said the future President. At the time, the then-candidate was on a fundraising junket that I attended (full disclosure) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The phrase...

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  • November 20, 2019

First they came for the land.   The next thing you know, you are marching along a Trail of Tears.   If Obama had done this he would have been kicked out so fast. This is horrible.    The Trump administration is preparing court filings to begin taking over private land to build...

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  • November 15, 2019

Assume all other seats are safe for either party besides the toss-up seats below, the Democrats will need to hold: AL Doug Jones MI Gary Peters MN Tina Smith NH Jeanne Shaheen NM Tom Udall [*Incumbent not running for re-election in 2020.] VA Mark Warner And flip 4 out of...

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  • November 12, 2019

Some Biden supporters who didn’t like my latest diary about Joe Biden got me thinking.  One commenter in particular thought it would be better if I focused on Andy Beshear’s electoral victory in the Kentucky governor’s race instead of running down Joe Biden.  I’m not entirely sure what Beshear’s race...

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  • November 8, 2019

As for now, Andy Beshear is declared the “apparent winner” of the Kentucky governor’s race.  If it holds, which I think it will, THANK GOD!  But given how the rest of the voting went for the rest of the Kentucky statewide offices, Republicans will spin their loss of the governorship...

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  • November 6, 2019

An Iran born Danish millionaire set a willfully uninformed Donny Deutsch straight on his ignorant comment about healthcare in Denmark. The Dane also pointed out how disingenuous Deutsch was with his personal characterization. It all started last week on Real Time with Bill Maher where Donny Deutsch said the following....

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  • November 2, 2019

The ongoing battle to flip the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday is a good preview of can be expected this time next year. Currently, Virginia’s Republican Party  is in full meltdown mode over the likely Democratic takeover coming on Nov. 5.  All 100 seats are up for grabs, and Democrats are just only delegate shy of...

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  • November 2, 2019

OK.  My mood took a nose dive when I saw this last public poll in Kentucky on the upcoming governor’s race: Mason-Dixon poll: Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear tied in race for Kentucky's governor A new survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy shows Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear deadlocked in...

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  • October 20, 2019

Can anyone say Constitutional Crisis yet?   Graham has invited Gulliano to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committe.  He is tired of hearing only one side of the Ukraine story.  Where to from where? DEMOCRATIC LEADERS:  Jail people for blocking because you can damn well bet they will all show up...

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  • October 8, 2019

#RickPerryMadeMeDoIt x I may have engaged in some lite treason but it’s not my fault because #RickPerryMadeMeDoIt pic.twitter.com/cT8u7BLtXh— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) October 6, 2019 x Sept 25: It was a perfect pushOct 2: The water was hardly even wet!Oct 6: #RickPerryMadeMeDoIt pic.twitter.com/ffhYk1fElx — FTJ (@fairytalejedi) October 6, 2019 x DUDE!...

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  • October 6, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) in support of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s (D. NH) re-election campaign: Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA)   “New Hampshire will effectively have two Donald Trumps on the ballot in 2020” if Corey Lewandowski decides to run, according to a leading...

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  • September 18, 2019

First up, a hopeful sign from the Democrats in Kentucky governor’s race:  I got canvassed by someone for the Beshear campaign. What is so great about that?  Glad you asked.  It means that the state Democrats are taking this race seriously, along with the other state wide offices up in...

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  • September 14, 2019

Yes, I am no fan of Joe Biden, but this article from Tiger Beat On The Potomac demonstrates really does no justice to Biden.  The Good News for Biden:  his centrist political opponents are inept and waiting on Biden to destroy himself.  The Bad News for Biden:  his political allies...

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  • September 10, 2019

Washington Post columnist, Jennifer Rubin, has a piece out about how Moscow Mitch’s Senate Majority is really in trouble now following the announcement of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson’s (R. GA) retirement, setting up a special election for next year: Isakson’s resignation should underscore a few observations about 2020. First, Democrats’...

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  • August 29, 2019

Does anyone seriously consider that Democrats are going to pick a SUPER majority in the U.S. Senate come 2020?  That Democrats are doing to get up to 60 or more Senate seats?  Really?  But according to Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado, Democrats NEED to keep the filibuster because it will...

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  • August 14, 2019