Triumph

Imagine what a Trump Funeral would look like. After all, Trump turned America into a funeral home with 400,000+ deaths. Except for a birthday call early in his tenure, President Donald Trump's only interaction with the past presidents was at the funeral for one of them, George H.W. Bush. By the end...

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  • May 9, 2021

In times of Zoom, Clint Padgett says communication isn’t a conversation. The COVID Relief bill is almost at hand, and hypocrisy is in overdrive. COVID Relief Bill Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Jen Psaki squashes mainstream media...

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  • March 1, 2021

In times of Zoom, Clint Padgett says communication isn’t conversation. Call, comment, or tweet us about anything you want to talk about. Clint Padgett is worth listening to Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Give us a call...

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  • February 26, 2021

It’s not so much “when you’ve lost the National Review…”, but the attempt to ensure that there might be an autonomous, conservative GOP rather than a Trumpist party. Aside from fanciful premises about “process” repeated during the House floor debate, the National Review still supports impeachment. He urged a crowd to...

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  • January 13, 2021

From ABC News: As Republican leaders fearful of losing the majority in the U.S. Senate parade through Montana to rally behind embattled incumbent Steve Daines, one has been conspicuously absent: President Donald Trump. The president visited Montana repeatedly in 2018 and hosted huge rallies in a failed bid to oust...

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  • November 2, 2020

This is a short diary to vent about a peeve of mine. Far too many of the national media stories about this election talk about it in terms of how “this is a disaster for the GOP” or “this looks bad for Trump” and so on. I object. How about...

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  • October 1, 2020

Wherein Trump supporters react to “Donald Trump’s” ideas for electrifying statues, putting children to work in slaughterhouses, microwaving COVID patients (you can test it on the immigrants, natch), and releasing his own Trump-branded vaccine … x x YouTube Video Add your thoughts in the comments when you’re done hoisting your...

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  • September 17, 2020

Trump’s self-fulfilling idiocy still needs to drive his numbers further down. Like punking his gun-toting followers, a desperate Trump thinks that having his GOP RNC acceptance speech at Gettysburg will do for his neo-confederate followers something, something Charlottesville. The Stephen Miller logic probably has more historical revisionist malarkey in the...

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  • August 10, 2020

This was as low down as a species could go.  Notice I did not say human.  Donald Trump said as a diversion of course, but was faith shaming and worse than that, doing exactly what God said not to do.  “Judge not lest ye be judged”. Matthew 7:1-3 He is all...

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  • August 7, 2020

Trump’s tweeting more gibberish replete with nonsense and continues to tank the economy built by the previous administration. Ever the opportunist, Trump would have signed off on the recent “Justice and Open Debate letter in Harpers if they’d have put it in front of him. He’s defaulted to the same playbook...

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  • July 12, 2020

Apparently Trump thinks there’s something called “new far-left fascism”, whatever that is. Strange how the official excerpts didn’t include the really provocative elements of Trump’s speech, as Trump obsesses over Confederate monuments at the base of a sculpture made by a Klan member. Don Junior’s girlfriend Kimberley Guilfoyle tested positive...

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  • July 4, 2020

Trump’s doing the best he can to try to make his election about whiteness, and ax handles do have a meaning in the 1960s. Dixiecrat Lester Maddox was Georgia governor in 1968, and Trump is still crudely trying to use Nixon’s Southern Strategy with all its referents. Future Gov. Maddox (right) brandishing a...

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  • June 12, 2020

A desperate Trump is trying to signal to his armed followers like the boogaloo boys that something needs to be done to free Seattle from those “anarchists”. If disinformation can be naked it’s at least nude in Foxlandia. The ground truth is much different, but Trump wants that chaos to draw...

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  • June 12, 2020

Aside from sinophobia rather than russophobia, The NY Times has documented more of the details for the 70-days of denial/delay/dysfunction in the Trump White House.   Aside from the framing of Red Dawn (1984), it’s pretty clear that the 2012 remake was on the minds of the email writers, where references...

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  • April 12, 2020

If electoral victory is a mouse to be caught, the color of the cat deployed doesn’t really matter. Matthew 21:12 He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves. Screw inevitability and electability, aphorisms and purity still rule the day in what is now a lively but...

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  • February 23, 2020

Excellent article in The Atlantic on the current regime. Collars of color go to jail as “Americans aren't practicing democracy anymore” The underlying principle here, from Stone to Iran-Contra, is authoritarian but consistent: Members of the ruling clique are entitled to criticize law enforcement without sanction, and entitled to leniency when they...

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  • February 20, 2020

Winston Churchill once said, “history will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” Now, Churchill was a pretty good (amateur) historian, and he did write a lot history (as well as making it), but history has nonetheless not been kind to him. I am pretty sure that...

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  • February 3, 2020

Archives Alan Minsky, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America Contacts:  Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director, (818)-749-9497 Alan@PDAmerica.org Mike Hersh, PDA Communications Director, (301)-602-9388 Mike@PDAmerica.org Today, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) released a statement about Thursday’s UK General Election. Here are key quotes: Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director, said, “On Thursday,...

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  • December 10, 2019

Greg Sargent has an excellent piece on disinformation in WaPo, reminding us how the GOP continues to traffic in disinformation as the Senate impeachment trial approaches. Two new developments attest to this point: a remarkable pair of revelatory tweets from Giuliani, and a tour de force of reporting in The Post, which reveals...

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  • December 6, 2019

Darn those portmanteaus and neologisms. “…failson status is earned through a display of equal parts incompetence, stupidity, and arrogance.” Don Jr. is no Prince Andrew. https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast/status/1200802418000351236? Donald Trump, Jr. cruised into the Thanksgiving weekend on the heels of an enormous literary triumph. His opus Triggered had spent two solid weeks on the...

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  • November 30, 2019

Julia Davis is an expert on Russian disinformation techniques and Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic Council’s Disinformation Portal. In one of her regular columns for The Daily Beast, published yesterday, she highlights the gleeful responses of Russians to drumpf’s backstabbing of the Syrian Kurds. “President Trump has boasted he’s “getting a...

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  • October 20, 2019

Call private health insurance costs “taxes in everything but name.” Analysis: Americans already pay a "gigantic" hidden health-care tax, economists say. The question of who will foot the bill for Medicare-for-all is almost beside the point. https://t.co/12fott4Bqf — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 16, 2019 To some economists, the question...

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  • October 16, 2019

photo: Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Public Domain For a more progressive future,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Juneteenth Celebrates Freedom Over OppressionJoin PDA Demanding An End To Racism...

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  • June 18, 2019

The bar has been set so low for this president that a damning report that can’t conclusively point to criminal wrongdoing is somehow being spun as a glorious triumph for Donald Trump and his skittering phalanx of swamp rodents. And damning it is. For this reason alone, if nothing else: “Although...

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  • April 18, 2019

Received this e-mail today from the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee in support of Bridget Kosierowski’s (D. PA) State Rep campaign for the upcoming Special Election in Pennsylvania: We've got 5 days left to keep one of the most extreme right-wing candidates we've ever seen from winning a critical special election in a key swing...

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  • March 8, 2019

How can you tell when Mike Pence looks ashen? Does his complexion change 10,000 shades of white, all the way from ecru to ivory to eggshell to scared-shitless-Mike-Pence*? Regardless, he sure doesn’t look comfortable here as he swears in a bisexual woman who’s opted to take her oath with her...

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  • January 4, 2019

In an age of “both sides do it” and “teach the debate,” some issues are simply black and white. So it was this week in Alabama, where truth and myth, hate and hagiography collided in two stories of the ongoing legacy of the Civil War and white supremacy. On Monday,...

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  • April 29, 2018

As 2017 winds to a close, press, pundits and politicians alike are saying 2018 could be the year of the “blue wave.” Led by a historically unpopular first-year president and still smarting from embarrassing losses in Virginia and Alabama, many Republicans are talking out loud about “bloodbath” in next November’s...

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  • December 31, 2017

In “Donald Trump is the First White President,” Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a tour de force take down of the always absurd argument that Trump’s presidential victory was attributable to economic anxiety of the White working class, as opposed to plain old, ingrained White racism: The triumph of Trump’s campaign of...

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  • September 7, 2017

What if the South had won the Civil War? Hardly a new question, and it’s doubtless one of the most common counterfactual thought exercises in American history. It’s also already been recently asked—though not answered seriously—in the 2004 mockumentary, CSA: The Confederate States of America. Nevertheless, HBO is turning to some...

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  • August 13, 2017

Originally posted at​ Eclectablog.com. Anyone making predictions about the outcome of the 2016 presidential race is on a fool's errand. The existence of a Donald Trump candidacy is a disruptor. It creates such chaos and uncertainty that nothing about the race is predictable. Lately I've been thinking about the parallels...

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  • May 13, 2016

Recalculating the UK 2015 election vote to remove UKIP impact, the Conservative Party majority victory (329 seats) goes down to at best a 318-308 loss to Labour/SNP coalition. One helluva false flag operation. United Kingdom Independence Party remains a well financed, Murdoch supported propaganda operation that prior to 2015 had...

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  • May 8, 2015

The Holy Land has its problems. One big one, if we're going to be honest about this, is is that the Jewish community in Israel is plagued with dishonesty. During the run up to the March 17th election, Likud's promises for cabinet positions and sub-positions involved the usual imprecisions. But...

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  • April 14, 2015

From last Wednesday: Contrary to corporate MSM: Israel's Kulanu “All Of Us” Party will decide the election Little did I know on Wednesday how close that title fit to post-election events. UPDATE: Bibi may be on his way out. Senior members of the Zionist Union party confirmed to Maariv on...

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  • March 22, 2015

UPDATE: Friday, March 20th — Times of Israel, initial source, reports on its front web page that Channel 2 in Israel reports that Moshe Kahlon has agreed to support Bibi Netanyahu and Likud to form a government. There is nothing up about this at the party web sites. Reports on...

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  • March 20, 2015

This is crazy stuff. The United States and Israel are on opposite sides in the ISIS War. Same time Jordan sends its Air Force in to pummel the Islamists, Israel under Bibi Netanyahu kills more of the Islamist's ground-war enemies. Then Boehner rewards this crap with a flood of nice...

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  • February 15, 2015