I think I know what his problem is

We have all talked about the man from the orange planet is like he is, but I think I know.  I have not read Mary Trump’s book but after listening to Joe Biden today and listening closely to his talking about this advice he got from his Mom and Dad and grandparents, I started to…

ME-Sen: Collins' (R) Brett Kavanaugh Problem Just Got A Whole Lot Worse For Her Re-Election Bid

From The Washington Post: x Judge Kavanaugh voted against banning companies from firing employees for being gay or transgender. It's clear that Senator Collins will continue to be a reliable vote for Trump’s anti-LGBTQ+ nominees. Help us replace her in November: https://t.co/EH8PTmgUbE— Sara Gideon (@SaraGideon) June 15, 2020 Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is coming under…

We have to expand mail-in voting. But . . . let's be frank about a real problem.

Expanding our voting-by-mail procedures is an absolute imperative and a moral no-brainer in the midst of a national pandemic.  I also am completely unsurprised that President Trump and federal and state Republican leaders are increasingly not just opposing such a common-sense measure, but demonizing it and falsely associating it with their untrue claims of wide-spread voter…

Government is not the problem The financial sector is.

The government is a good boogeyman. But understand what it means because it is the confusion that the plutocracy wants. The government is “we the people” which means if the government is the problem then we are the problem. That simply isn't true. It is them, not Government x x YouTube Video Watch the entire…

President Trump, Sen. Cornyn, & GOP have Chinese Problem

President Trump came out in a conciliatory manner at a recent press conference urging support for Asian Americans. Unfortunately, his previous Chinese Virus statements may have been the catalyst for what he is now speaking out against. Trump’s Chinese Problem x x YouTube Video A few days ago, it was clear that Donald Trump was disparaging…

Trump remains part of the problem of US COVID-19 testing failure.

The usual “anti-government” dismantling of the state preached by Trumpists rationalized their inability to contingency plan for testing failure. It started even before they took office. x There were 3 role-playing scenarios: hurricane, pandemic and cyber incident. Obama team discussed need to anticipate requirements, stay ahead of challenges and provide resources quickly The goal was…

Kitchen Table Kibitzing Friday: the problem of making small talk

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 many who post in this…

CNN has yet another GOP problem

Last winter, CNN for weeks stood by its extraordinary and inexplicable decision to hire Sarah Isgur Flores, a career Republican Party operative with absolutely no journalism experience, to be the network’s political editor. A hardcore partisan, Isgur spent her career spinning for Republicans such as Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, and Carly Fiorina. Until last year, Isgur…

CNN's Sean Duffy problem is only going to get worse

How do you solve a problem like Sean Duffy? The former Republican congressman, who was hired by CNN to blindly defend Donald Trump while the impeachment process unfolds, is creating problems for the network by constantly fabricating facts and spreading reckless and dangerous conspiracy theories. And yes, he’s only been on the CNN payroll for 10 days. On…

The press has a Rudy Giuliani problem

The impeachment battle lines now appear to have been drawn in terms of the unfolding messaging war that will dominate the airwaves for months to come: Democrats are doggedly perusing the checked-out claims of a government whistleblower, while Republicans are lying about everything. That's not an exaggeration. Embracing Donald Trump's signature and constant disregard for the…

NYT article on Immigration touches on a much bigger problem.

The New York Times today has a horrifying, yet unsurprising, article about Trump discussing immigration issues in the most racist terms:  “Haiti had sent 15,000 people. They “all have AIDS,” he grumbled, according to one person who attended the meeting and another person who was briefed about it by a different person who was there.”…