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Using COVID relief funds, Ron DeSantis with Greg Abbott have achieved the ridiculous. The way to Delaware starts with an original flight plan to start in Texas, go to Florida, and then arrive in Delaware, only this time the same charter jet goes through Nashville and finally lands in New Jersey, still without...

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  • September 21, 2022

More gaslight: Trump’s speech Saturday in North Carolina was one being delivered by the person who incited an act of terrorism designed to overturn the 2020 election. Lapsing into irrelevance, Trump says the same lies: “The 2020 election was definitely the most corrupt election in our history,” Trump claims after...

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  • June 6, 2021

Mark Meadows’s instrumental role in the insurrection and the 2020 election nullification has yet to be revealed but the facts are beginning to emerge. “Mark Meadows pressured DOJ to investigate unfounded conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election in an attempt to nullify the results.” But the communications between Mr....

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  • June 5, 2021

Arizona still is a paradigm case in attempts to overthrow governments. Apparently elections are now auctions and any idiot with money and a legislature in their pocket can demand election audits. Lawfare will ensue as democracy and information will become more rather than less opaque. The politicized “audit” of Maricopa County, Arizona’s...

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  • May 28, 2021

When former President Obama introduced the Affordable Care Act, he made the recurring mistake Democrats often commit; negotiating with Republicans in good faith. Mr. Obama took it a step further and negotiated against himself. Although there were varying views within his panel of healthcare experts on how far the legislation...

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  • May 24, 2021

It’s been a while since I weighed in on Mike Lindell’s social media platform, Frankspeech, and his increasingly deranged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, which Donald Trump lost like the losingest loser in Losertown, Loser Province, Loservania. To Lindell, it’s simply not possible that the nice, well-spoken, boundlessly compassionate man...

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  • May 11, 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

How Trumpian… x The event, which featured a cheering crowd behind DeSantis as he spoke on Fox & Friends, was billed as a rally “for the best governor in the USA.” It's unclear if it was an official governor's event or campaign rally. https://t.co/tW320OIEwE — Axios (@axios) May 6, 2021...

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  • May 6, 2021

Okay, I knew the current Arizona election audit was a wacky cavalcade of feckless tomfoolery, but I never expected this. Dude is checking for bamboo in Arizona’s 2020 election ballots because he thinks they may have been smuggled in from Asia. No, seriously.  Say, maybe this guy should toss all the uncounted ballots...

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  • May 5, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of California: At a time when transgender rights have become the new culture war in American politics, Republican Olympian-turned-celebrity Caitlyn Jenner announced a historic campaign Friday to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in the recall election. “As Californians, we face a now-or-never opportunity to fundamentally...

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  • April 23, 2021

Received this e-mail from former Presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in support of appointed U.S. Senator Alex Padilla’s (D. CA) re-election campaign Sen. Alex Padilla (D. CA) Hi — it’s Elizabeth Warren. I’ll just be blunt: I’m about to ask if you can pitch in...

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  • April 23, 2021

Received this e-mail today from badass Rep. Katie Porter (D. CA-45) in support of appointed U.S. Senator Alex Padilla’s (D. CA) re-election campaign: Sen. Alex Padilla (D. CA) Hi  — It’s Katie Porter. I’m not one to beat around the bush. So let me get right to it: I’m asking you...

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  • April 21, 2021

Of course, I’m being sarcastic when I say “popular.” In fact, the provision in Georgia’s new election law banning the distribution of food and water to people in voting lines is so unpopular and indefensible, even Lindsey Graham can’t defend it. And he defended Donald Trump for four years. I didn’t think...

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  • March 29, 2021
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http://www.wsj.com/… Republican Congressman Tom Reed who represents NY CD-23, the southern tier of counties in upstate New York, has just announced he will not seek re-election nor run for New York State governor. This comes after allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct, according to the Wall Street Journal. The district, which...

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  • March 22, 2021

Running a GOP candidate with a name resembling the Democratic incumbent may have drawn away enough votes to allow another GOP candidate to win a Florida state senate seat.  On election night Frank Artiles bragged about planting no-party candidate in key Miami-Dade Senate race. The county’s top prosecutor, Katherine Fernandez...

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  • March 19, 2021

Do these people think they’re going to turn to stone if they tell the plain truth about the 2020 election? Republicans these days act as if the Eye of Sauron is always looking, looking, looking, and if they dare mention Donald Trump’s name in vain, the Mar-a-Lago Nazgul will be...

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  • March 19, 2021

Received this e-mail yesterday from Pennsylvania State House candidate, Mariah Fisher (D. PA-HD 59), on behalf of the of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: My name is Mariah Fisher, and I’m the Democrat running against the “Trump House Lady” in a special election. I’m reaching out to ask if you'll chip in...

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  • March 12, 2021

This is why you don’t take medical advice from failed meat-mongers who stare directly into the sun. As he was preparing to have his ass handed to him by Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (Uncle Joe presented said ass on a handcrafted olive-wood charcuterie board with a lovely selection of European artisanal cheeses, a...

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  • March 9, 2021

Big news today out of Missouri: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): "After 14 general election victories, three to county office, 7 to the US House of Representatives, and four statewide elections, I won't be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate next year."https://t.co/6HOm3KamIL — Dylan Wells (@dylanewells) March 8,...

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  • March 8, 2021

Politicians like Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves are responsible for implicitly continuing Trump’s Big Lie. We must hold them accountable. Governor Tate Reeves and Trump’s BIG LIE See full episodes here. Jake Tapper said that after he heard Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves‘s response to a colleague about President Biden’s election’s legitimacy, he wanted...

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  • March 8, 2021

As much as I’d love to see Donald Trump in a prison cell, I’d like to see him in a dunk tank even more. I mean, the prisons are full. Let the carnival deal with him. Barkers and mountebanks are his kindred spirits anyway. And imagine being able to dunk his dumb...

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  • March 6, 2021

My dogs are pretty loyal. I give them loads of treats, ear scratches, and belly rubs, and in return they look at me adoringly while mostly refraining from pooping in or near my shoes. I could start selling holiday gift baskets stuffed with panda sausage, baby seal tears, and black...

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  • March 6, 2021

In the 2020 election, we witnessed Yuge ™ Republican angst over mail-in ballots. They were an invitation to fraud, they said. There’s no way to know if the votes were legal, they said. It gave an unfair advantage to minorities and poor people, they said (as though that were a...

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  • March 5, 2021

Every Republican in the Arizona Senate co-sponsored a resolution demanding the Supervisor of Elections for Arizona’s largest county, Maricopa, to be arrested for declaring Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election and for not complying with their illegal demand to turn over election equipment and mail-in ballots to a Trump-allied firm...

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  • February 28, 2021

Received this e-mail today from actor and  activist, Bradley Whitford, in support of Governor Tony Evers’ (D. WI) re-election campaign: Gov. Tony Evers (D. WI) & Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes (D. WI) Hey there, While some might know me from shows like The West Wing (a fantasy series about American politics that...

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  • February 26, 2021

For a brief interval following the Jan. 6 insurrection-palooza, I thought the conscience of our nation—and, by extension, that of the Republican Party—might finally be shocked into dropping the grotesquely irresponsible “this election was stolen from Donald Trump” canard. I mean, people died as a direct result of this lie,...

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  • February 25, 2021

Justice? Did someone say there’s still some justice in the world? I was really starting to wonder. The New York Times: Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corporation and three of its popular anchors are the targets of a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit filed on Thursday by a company that became a prominent...

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  • February 4, 2021

Researchers at Stanford and U. of Chicago, Eggers, Garro, and Grimmer, today demonstrated quantitatively how the election was never “stolen”, but rather framed by false media frames in order to foment insurrection and sedition. This leaves Trump’s biggest, most illogical lie, that “because he received 74 million votes, he couldn’t...

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  • February 3, 2021

Perhaps Trump will defend himself rather than have the Federalist Society fire up the bullpen for some strange version of a constitutional law expert. Butch Bowers, Deborah Barbier, Josh Howard, Greg Harris, and Johnny Gasser, five of former President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team attorneys have exited, as “Trump wanted them...

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  • January 31, 2021

Not many people can name the chair of their state’s political party, much less the chair of another state’s. Yet Kelli Ward, a perennial losing Senate candidate, is well known across the land as the chair of the Arizona Republican Party—and that’s not a good thing. Kelli Ward was wacky before...

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  • January 30, 2021

The alternative reality persists and MSM is only interested in the 2024 race. Holy shit. Rand Paul still won't acknowledge that the election wasn't stolen from Trump. pic.twitter.com/mxSuItPaAD — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 24, 2021 Rand kept saying: hear the other side! Rand Paul just gave a master class in...

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  • January 24, 2021

This is what journalism is supposed to look like. George Stephanopoulos grilled Rand Paul into a hyperventilating frenzied state. George Stephanopoulos dings Rand Paul See full episodes here. George Stephanopoulos was on a mission. He was not going to allow the notion that every story has two sides. And that threw...

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  • January 24, 2021

The national madness of 74 million people sent to the fainting couch by voting for a persistent complainer and his tweeted grievances, often as impure as their iteration. Courtesy must end if only because Trump ignored his intel briefings while in office. His only reason to want them would be...

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  • January 18, 2021

Playing catch up here today. Received this e-mail this week from Democracy For America: As you may have noticed, DFA’s first four endorsements of the 2021 election cycle are all progressive black women. That is not by accident. Jennifer Caroll Foy, Maya Wiley, Nina Turner, and Tishaura Jones embody our...

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  • January 17, 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

The big day is here! Grassroots groups are pushing to  help boost Democratic Election Day  turnout in Georgia and here are a few ways you can help. I received this e-mail just now from Serve America  PAC: Today is the big day. Control of the U.S. Senate will be decided...

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  • January 5, 2021

Many of the election lawsuit challenges brought by Trump and his allies have been dismissed under a somewhat obscure to the public, but fundamental in the law, doctrine known as “standing.”  I would need a lot of space to fully describe the standing doctrine, but at core what it is requires is...

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  • January 5, 2021

Not since the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang have I been so freaked out by a creepy, middle-aged man offering candy to a bunch of wee-brained children. But that’s what’s happening now, as Ted Cruz leads his coup caucus into a doomed—and entirely performative—fight to appear to attempt...

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  • January 3, 2021

Chuck Todd was in rare form as he really took it to Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). While he gave the Senator latitude to talk a lot, he really pushed back at times in a necessarily insulting manner. Chuck Todd on Fire x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The...

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  • January 3, 2021

Rep. Louie Gohmert, whose brain is a ‘70s-era Easy-Bake Oven with a burned-out bulb and a decades-old rump roast moldering inside, is wailing about his recent failed court challenge, which argued that Mike Pence gets to unilaterally declare himself vice president for life because they’re all out of off-the-charts insane ideas...

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  • January 2, 2021

Well, it seems Gohmert and his band of crazies filed that suit against Pence because Pence wouldn’t act out their script. In a filing today following up on the lawsuit asking for an expedited hearing, Gohmert admitted he or his lawyers had tried to talk Pence into subverting the election...

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  • December 30, 2020

Pursed lips moving, Trump lies, repeating the same falsehoods. Fortunately his debunked claims have revealed flaws in the GOP’s historically bogus voter suppression arguments. x Remember: when Trump uses the phrase “got caught,” it's a telltale sign that he's lying, comparable to tales of burly men crying with gratitude around...

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  • December 27, 2020

Investigative Reporter Greg Palast joins us to discuss the GOP fraud and voter suppression in Georgia. Trump continues scamming supporters. Greg Palast speaks Georgia election. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: VP-Elect Joe...

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  • December 22, 2020

You may have heard over the weekend that Donald Jizz-O-Matic* Trump has reached the pre-bunker phase of his months-long post-presidential pout. Several news outlets reported that Trump hosted weirdo dead-enders Sidney Powell and Michael Flynn on Friday, and he considered naming Powell a special counsel to investigate the ghost of Hugo...

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  • December 21, 2020
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Contradictions and false consciousness inhabit many Trumpists and Trump voters, demanding a crypto-fascist election outcome, a sad commentary on the times. Trump himself is left with autocratic fantasies fed by his closest sycophants. x Sources who have gotten used to Trump’s eruptions over four years sound scared by what’s transpired in...

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  • December 20, 2020

Philip Bump has the goods: it is nearly impossible for the fraud claimed by Trumpists to have occurred in 2020. No evidence has emerged to support an already conspiracy-ridden and ignorance-addled group of crypto-fascists bent on creating a dictatorship for a game-show demagogue. Yet they are even grifting money from...

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  • December 15, 2020

Steve Schmidt as he always does hits the nail on the head. Even with a 7 million vote Biden lead, we almost lost our democracy. Steve Schmidt reveals an unfortunate truth x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Steve Schmidt did not mince his words when as a former Republican...

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  • December 13, 2020
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