No, Florida is not a red state. Democrats there are just remarkably inept

 As the election postmortem fight begins, Democratic leaders are consoling themselves with the narrative that Florida was already lost. It’s really a red state, Democrats are being told, which is an excuse that has been echoed by multiple pundits. The problem with that is that it’s just not true. The people here are not overwhelmingly conservative….

Trump Has Already Declared Victory So There's No Need for Republicans to Vote

One thing that everyone can agree on is that 2020 has been the most unconventional presidential election in generations. And that can be attributed exclusively to Donald Trump and his brand of twisted reality TV governing and campaigning. He has driven the public discourse into an abyss of hostility, ignorance, and flagrant lies. What we…

There's no such thing as a principled 'pro-lifer'

I’ve argued with many a conservative over the years. No matter what the argument, be it violence against women, kids in cages, killing old people to save the economy, etc., the right-wing extremists will always try to bring up abortion. They do this for two reasons: they can’t possibly justify their base’s cruelty, and they falsely…

There are many ways to rebalance the GOP-packed courts that go beyond expansion

Rather than any legitimate interpretation of constitutional law, all of the outcomes you can expect from the Supreme Court will now be solely based on how the decision will affect Republicans getting elected. It’s disturbing, because as I read and watch media figures discuss Biden’s lead, they bring up the Republican's lock on the judiciary as…

538 says there's “Little sign of the presidential race tightening.”

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 27, 2020 Keep the dog…

It's official. There will be no pre-election vaccine

If Donald Trump had his way, the government would be shipping cases of Mountain Dew Baja Blast — with “Acme COVID Vaccine” written on them — to clinics across the country within the next two weeks.  Because he doesn’t have the patience or intelligence to formulate a coherent COVID-19 strategy, Trump has, from the beginning…

Graham Goes There: He TELLS Barrett to Kill the ACA

Sen. Lindsey Graham (T-SC) (T for Trump) spilled the beans in his opening statement at the Barrett confirmation hearing. Judges and justices are supposed to be vetted for their qualifications to serve, and for their positions on Constitutional theory, and things like that. They don’t get asked how they would rule on a pending case,…

Aside from Tupac, will there be a Typhoid Mike Pence at tonight's debate

Typhoid Trump has shown that negligence has consequences. Will Pence be a disease vector. Meanwhile, Tupac Shakur will be there in spirit, for someone. Against this backdrop, it should be clear taking team Trump’s word on the timing or presence of any infection in their ranks is unsafe. And yet, it appears that is exactly what…

Proof there is a Gaia in Heaven.

The Proud Boys are assembling, with firearms, in North Portland’s Delta Park.  Police predicted twenty thousand of these dangerous folk will attend. The Boys call for revenge  for the killing of one of their own.  They brag, no bag limit on Antifa.  The morning began sunny, as forecast.  My heart sank, but my prayers soared….

Oklahoma City threat legacy: there are no stochastic lone wolves

Other than Trump’s deliberate mass-casualty response to COVID-19, there was an earlier event that had similar malevolence. This is not about “antifa” as a threat, rather it is the continuing, intergenerational threat of right-wing domestic terror, made more possible by Trump’s election and not triggered by isolated individuals. x TREASONOUS SABOTAGE OF INTELLIGENCE: The right-wing domestic terror…