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For the second time, in approximately sixteen years, President Joe Biden is part of a multicultural team pulling America back from the brink. The last time, in 2009, Mr. Biden was second in command to former President Barack Obama. This time he is in charge, with Kamala Harris as his...

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  • May 10, 2021

Expect some GOP  to be triggered by this new information about intelligence produced during Trump’s term as “…it was used by the US Justice Department to support a secret court order authorising surveillance of Carter Page” “The former MI6 spy Christopher Steele produced a second dossier for the FBI on Donald Trump while...

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  • May 4, 2021

Darn those class commitments, aligning us to our political choices in a democracy, made worse by all those folks who knew they were in that Gilded Age. “If the future of the Democratic Party is in the rich suburbs, the future of American politics is another long Gilded Age.” Matt...

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  • February 28, 2021

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert needs more attention. First, Marjorie Taylor Greene stole her thunder by trotting out the Jewish space lasers while Boebert was still plunging her hands into the soft, wet clay of garden-variety QAnon conspiracies. Then Ted Cruz decided to overshadow them both with the single worst travel decision...

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  • February 20, 2021

Vaccinations for Covid-19 were reported as 2,172,973 for yesterday by the Center for Disease Control.  The number of Americans who have received at least one shot approaches 10% of the population (or over 12% of those old enough to receive the shot). Last week US vaccinations were averaging 1.3 million and it...

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  • February 7, 2021

If you had any doubt that the Trump presidency was just an elaborate four-year grift, this story should dispel your quaint Pollyannish notions. Because their brains are the functional equivalent of an ‘80s-era Texas Instruments calculator that has not yet learned how to spell “boobs,” the world’s daffiest fucks (aka Trump’s most ardent...

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  • February 7, 2021

Staring at the Andrew Jackson portrait in the Oval Office must have had a stochastic effect. Like Nixon talking to portraits, Trump decided he’d go out with a bang. As his hero, Trump perhaps read about the second inaugural on 4 March 1829. Trump would never hold such an “open house” rather...

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  • January 8, 2021

God regrets that he took this Zoom call from Michele Bachmann, thinking it was Marsha Blackburn. x Former congresswoman Michele Bachmann has a personal request for God: “Lord, would you allow Donald Trump to have a second term as president of the United States.” pic.twitter.com/i7MafqysDU— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) December...

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  • December 4, 2020

The White House is now blaming Michigan governor Whitmer for the kidnap/assassination plot against her by domestic terrorists. Similarly Trumpists think Biden is weak for not wanting to catch COVID from Trump. We do not still know when Trump last tested negative before going to Walter Reed. Besides, who wants...

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  • October 9, 2020
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So this bull shit just happened: The Michigan Supreme Court issued a split decision late Friday that ruled against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a battle over her power to extend emergency declarations used to mandate COVID-19 restrictions. The court's decision throws in to question orders issued by Whitmer related to...

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  • October 3, 2020

More Florida men-a-tee, standing their ground even as it moves beneath them at 101 mph, hot brass flying around the cabin of the pickup truck. Shooter appears to have shot through a partially opened driver side window, and then there’s that jump-cut to the front-facing image of presumably the target vehicle; OTOH he...

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  • September 29, 2020

http://www.langerresearch.com/.… The ABC News/Washington Post Poll, rated A+, has Joe Biden leading Trump 54% to 45% in the critical state of Pennsylvania. Monday afternoon, the NYT/Siena College Poll, also rated A+ by 538, gave Biden a margin of 49% to 40%. A third poll by Fox News published September 24,...

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  • September 29, 2020

Big news today: x I’m proud to endorse these outstanding Democratic candidates who will work to get the virus under control, rebuild the economy and the middle class, and protect Americans’ health care and preexisting conditions protections. Support these candidates––and vote early if you can. pic.twitter.com/KETni3uwBt— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September...

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  • September 26, 2020

Pay no attention to another Trump attempt to violate the Constitution like a sex slave. The #TrumpVirus begat a #TrumpSlump. x It worked. Trump’s nonsense talk about delaying the election dominated the very few reporter questions Trump allowed at his briefing. That was exactly what Trump wanted. Nothing about the...

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  • July 31, 2020

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...

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  • July 18, 2020

From CNN: x 1. Technically, Senator Kelly Loeffler is running to keep her seat. But she has decided to campaign against Black Lives Matter. Loeffler highlights her opposition to the movement in every campaign stop and TV appearance Who is supporting this campaign?https://t.co/3L1jHcoSWc— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) July 16, 2020 Sony...

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  • July 17, 2020

Few of you will recall my stories mocking the possibility of a Trump win in 2016, ostensibly because it was plausible to assume that HRC would win. This time more caution is necessary, since the same Trump deceit is happening like promising to support something DACA-like in a future executive...

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  • July 11, 2020

From Ashley Reese at Jezebel: Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler—who rose to national prominence after being implicated in an alleged covid-19 insider trading clusterfuck—has a fast and loose definition of who the second amendment applies to, despite presenting herself as a gun rights champion. And she made this loud and clear during a hilariously racist Fox...

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  • June 26, 2020

The unhingery continues with four months left. Trump’s doubling down on positions seems typical but has now moved to places that seem more like a scorched-earth campaign as November approaches. Trump just asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the ACA in its entirety. He is trying to take away your...

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  • June 26, 2020

I’d always felt there was more than one heron that’s been visiting my backyard ponds for the last ten years.  One would land and catch our fish while we gardened 30 feet away. Another one would watch from a neighbor’s roof for half an hour before coming in for lunch,...

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  • June 17, 2020

Bloomberg has declared a second wave even before the first has achieved a trough in the US for any new uptick. South America and Africa remain in their first wave and have yet to reach a peak. Remember that the current recession began before the COVID-19 outbreak, and that Trump’s...

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  • June 15, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D. IN), in support of Gov. Roy Cooper’s (D. NC) re-election campaign: 2020 is the most critical election of our lifetimes. This unprecedented public health crisis has made it even more urgent that we elect bold, decisive...

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  • June 11, 2020

Trump is pressing to resume shortly his regular “rallies” — with thousands packed in an arena despite the Covid pandemic.   This brings to mind the wide, post-mortem soul-searching among the press for giving so much uncritical, long broadcasts of Trump’s rallies in the 2016 election.  As just one example in “My...

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  • June 10, 2020

There is a spread that’s occurring as global travel increases and with the “opening-up” of economic activity. Trump’s attempt to take credit for low numbers is absurd on its face considering that between 36 -65,000 US deaths came from his inaction. Like GOP vote suppression there will be testing and...

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  • June 6, 2020

Sorry I missed this yesterday but here’s another poll out of Georgia: x Georgia Senate Democratic Primary:Jon Ossoff 42%Teresa Tomlinson 14%Sarah Riggs Amico 9% Landmark Communications/@wsbtv 6/1https://t.co/QnH6t5VqJi #GAsen— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) June 4, 2020 Jon Ossoff has a commanding lead in the Democratic primary to challenge U.S. Sen. David Perdue,...

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  • June 4, 2020

x Church “rights” crusader Donald J. Trump is not going to church this fine Sunday on his way to golf. Though he will likely drive by many large churches in McLean, Langley, Potomac, Ashburn and Sterling on the way to his sons' golf course. https://t.co/hQjnAESduJ — Wouter van der Horst...

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  • May 24, 2020

President Donald Trump is preparing to announce a second coronavirus task force solely focused on reopening the nation's economy, multiple sources told CNN. This now seems to be a trial balloon at present. Making Arthur Laffer the economic recovery Czar could signal the depth of the coming recession. OTOH dinner napkins will do double...

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  • April 9, 2020

Those who cheerlead and tout for Capital got good news yesterday as markets went up 700+ points after the Biden delegate victories on super-Tuesday. The Trump regime has featured the eight lowest drops in stock market history. Investing.com – The Dow racked up its second-biggest point gain on record Wednesday, driven by...

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  • March 5, 2020

As a second US citizen (also in Washington State) dies from COVID-19, the Trump lies continue. A reminder that actual Trumpian truth happens only under oath. Trump had brought it on himself. He had sued a reporter, accusing him of being reckless and dishonest in a book that raised questions...

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  • March 2, 2020

Buttigieg has since deleted this tweet: Yes we can. Especially since we now need a Third Reconstruction. x Buttigieg said he's not looking forward to Bernie Sanders' “revolutionary politics of the 1960s,” but does that mean he opposes the 1969 start of the modern-day LGBTQ rights movement? #LGBTQ #gay https://t.co/nqUb1COGln...

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  • February 27, 2020

Years ago I worked as an organizer in Iowa. I went to college there but it was a bubble and did not understand the state. I worked inside the caucus room twice and was a miserable failure both times. Some things to remember and why second choice polling is not...

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  • January 25, 2020

Because Trump is the closest we can get to something, something… an antichrist. The Evangelicals for Trump campaign kickoff begins Friday in Miami at the church of self-described “apostle” Guillermo Maldonado, founder of King Jesus International Ministry, which his website calls “one of the fastest-growing multicultural churches in the United...

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  • January 2, 2020

As unlikely as it could happen, the eventual resolution of the Don McGahn testimony issue could bring another impeachment inquiry. The investigations continue regardless of this first impeachment, because there’s just so much Trump lawlessness, one Senate trial won’t be enough. And even if we get to a second Trump term...

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  • December 23, 2019

The last time that a sitting President of the United States willingly chose not to seek a second term after being elected to either a first term or first full term as President was in 1968, when Lyndon Baines Johnson chose not to seek a second full term as President....

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  • December 11, 2019

Digby asks some reasonable post-impeachment questions that are not so much about electability and fear-driven GOTV as it will be minimizing whatever negative messaging will be thrown at the Democratic nominee. The implication especially with the withdrawal of Kamala Harris is that ticket balancing could be looming, with a Biden-Harris among...

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  • December 7, 2019

The first member of the GOP to support the impeachment inquiry (and stay in the party) brings defections to a total of two including Justin Amash of Michigan, now an Independent. x The first Republican House member has announced support for the impeachment inquiry against President Trump: Representative Mark Amodei of...

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  • October 12, 2019

abcnews.go.com/… ABC News is reporting that a second whistleblower has spoken to the inspector general for the intelligence services and has personal knowledge of some of the events that led first whistleblower to complain about the actions of Donald Trump. The information comes from Mark Zaid, the attorney who now represents...

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  • October 6, 2019

morningconsult.com/… Today Morning Consult released a national poll that shows Donald Trump trailing Joe Biden by 11 points (44%-33%) and Bernie Sanders by 10 (42%-32%). Unfortunately, the poll did not push undecided respondents to give their lean so it is inconclusive for lesser known Democrats against Trump. Along with Biden and Sanders,...

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  • June 12, 2019
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