Sunday, February 17, 2019
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GOP congressman forgot he’s no longer in charge, throws tantrum after getting checked.

Friendly reminder: Democrats, led by Nancy Pelosi, run the House. Sadly, GOP congressmen are having a hard time adjusting to this new reality. The latest GOP humiliation comes courtesy of rightwing misogynist Doug Collins (R-GA).  Like many...
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Unnamed Republican congressman goes off in profane rant: ‘We might as well impeach the...

Conservative blogger Erik Erickson is reporting that during his trip to Washington, D.C., he met up with an as-of-yet-unnamed Republican congressman, one who has publicly been very supportive of Donald Trump, and during their clandestine walk through...
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Speaker Pelosi owns GOP (again): ‘Seldom-used’ law will force Mitch to take disaster vote.

This is too delicious.  I’ll begin by stressing how much of a disaster the Trump shutdown has been for the GOP. Donald Trump has achieved a record low approval rating and has managed to drag the entire party down...
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Young People Are Registering To Vote In Record Numbers– Where It Matters For 2018.

Yet another study confirming that November 6, 2018 may see a substantial uptick in younger voters, eager to find an outlet to express their displeasure at having their lives threatened by Donald Trump and his Russian-bought NRA tools in the Republican...
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Feeling Heat From Beto Ted Cruz Releases Ad Hugging Black Folk but Parodist Hits...

Clearly feeling the heat of polls showing  Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke  within single digits of taking his Senate seat, Ted Cruz released an ad yesterday in which he awkwardly manhandles folks ...
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The propaganda is working: Trump voters call MS-13 a ‘serious’ threat to U.S., but...

Donald Trump's support is based on racism. And the racism is based on Republican conspiracy theories. And those conspiracy theories are now, thanks to White House propaganda, taking root within his ...
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Chelsea Clinton reminds White House how Ted Nugent called Hillary a c*nt—then got invited...

Chelsea Clinton has seen, heard and read her share of disgusting, odious and horrific public images, descriptions and conspiracies against her mother, former presidential candidate /Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton. So when news came...
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Fox News poll: Most Americans think Mueller’s probe will find Trump committed impeachable offenses

A Fox News poll released this week found that most Americans believe the Russia probe will yield impeachable offenses and a solid two-thirds of the public think completing the probe is important to some extent. The Hill writes: Fifty-six...
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Greed will send them all to prison, and Mueller will put them there, one...

I am not by nature a greedy person. As a father of four, with a stint as a single parent, I long ago decided that as long as they were cared for, that's all...
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The real reason why Trump is so unhinged lately.

Ya know, when you were a kid, your parents always told you that the only to handle a bully was to stand up to the bully. That was easy for your parents to say, because they weren’t the ones who were going to get their ass kicked in the middle of the school yard. besides, the real problem was never the bully himself, it was the preteen cro=magnons the bully was flanked by. The air of invincibility was in the strength of numbers, and the bully knew it. Donald Trump is a typical New York bully. When he started his run for President, he was the first one to pick up a gang to surround himself with. But not just any gang, all politicians get their “base,” but there was something different about Trump’s base. If a Marco Rubio dropped out of a race, his “base” would find somebody else to support. If anything happened to Trump, his base wasn’t going anywhere. Ted Cruz proved early that he was too tactically stupid to be president by continuing to coddle Trump in hopes of picking up Trump’s supporters when he finally flamed out. When faced with resistance from the teachers, Trump used his base until the principal gave him her lunch money. As president, Trump used his base to keep his GOP congress firmly in line. There was no sense in trying to defy Trump, since the bully had already dispatched 16 brave souls who had dared to stand up to him in the primaries. And while Trombies may not have been the sole reason that all of these Senators and Representatives got elected in 2016, Trump turning them against the incumbents might well be a reason for them to be defeated in 2018 or 2020. So, the congress joined the base standing beside Trump. Trump became invincible, at least in his own mind. There was no reason for him to change, either personally or politically, since his original antics were what was so popular with his base, and got him elected in the first place. He was free to say or do anything he wanted, since nobody in the congress would dare to stand up to him, for fear of being thrown to the Trump wolves in the next election. Examples were made of apostates like Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, making their independence an issue with the base that made it impossible to be reelected. The bully was unfettered. Look, Personally I have no doubt that Trump is both paranoid as well as delusional. But it was Trump himself that broke the spell of invincibility without which no bully can survive. Every president loses seats in the first midterm of his presidency, and Trump had set himself up for, as President Obama put it, “ a shellacking.” An intelligent politician would have stayed out of the midterms, taken his puppy whupping, and blamed it on the candidates. But not Trump. He let his mania override any good sense he may have. He pitted his cult of personality against all of the odds, and he lost. He forced himself into the midterms, and he made it all about him. And he still got vaporized. Trump hysterically proclaiming a beautiful “red wave” was eerily reminiscent of Hitler screaming about the “phantom army” that was only days […]

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