Friday, October 18, 2019
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It’s 2018, and ‘Bigfoot erotica’ is now a real campaign thing

Please, let this be peak 2018. At least this is the weird side of horrible, injecting some humor into what would otherwise be a campaign against just another white supremacist Republican running for Congress. In this case, it's a guy named Denver...

Pelosi says Republican Senate ‘completely in the pocket of Donald Trump’

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the comedian that she thinks Trump wants to be impeached because he knows that the Republican Senate is "completely in the pocket...
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View from the Left: As Republicans sell their souls will they destroy the country’s...

When Sen. Jeff Flake took the Senate floor this week to deliver a stirring call to arms , it was easy to cling to the hope that the dam was finally breaking. Flake was the fourth successive high-...
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Bernie Defends Ilhan Omar, Says “Legitimate Criticism” of Israel Is Not Anti-Semitism

Bernie, who is Jewish, defended Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, from bogus charges of anti-Semitism. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) defended Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) Wednesday amid an avalanche of criticism she’s received over comments about...
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Senate Democrats plan to introduce resolution blocking Trump’s national emergency

Senate Democrats are preparing to introduce a resolution rejecting Donald Trump's national emergency declaration as House Democrats plan to take a similar step Friday. Similar to Pelosi's push for a bipartisan front against Trump's attempt...

Why is the Democratic House leadership attacking the left?

Today, an anonymous member of the Democratic leadership claimed the “Justice Democrats, in general, are trust fund kids”. That’s an interesting line of attack (it echoes Republican attempts to paint AOC as a wealthy...

Why Bloomberg and Schultz are full ot sh*t

Look,I have no problem with rich people being full of shit. In fact, when you look at it generally, rich people being full of shit almost seems baked into the cake. People notice and listen to you because you’re rich, whether you’re full of shit or not. The ultimate example of that premise being of course Donald Trump, who rode being rich and full of shit all the way to the front door of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But I don’t want to get bogged down today in the current hysteria of Bloomberg and Schultz telling Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren to get back into the kitchen because they want him to pony up some extra cash.  I want to talk about the real reason,fir the nuclear meltdown, their threatened independent runs, and look at it in a factual manner. There are two things I want to look at, I’ll call them practicality and politics. Practicality I’ll be 62 late next month, and in my entire lifetime, I have heard our democracy referred to in only one basic way, the two party system. This is not constitutional, nor is it legislative, or a fluke. We are a two party system simply because the system itself is set up to make it almost impossibly hard for any nosy busybodies to jump in and interfere. An independent candidate would have to pay for a ground organization in all 50 states to try to get the number of signatures on petitions to ensure that their name appeared on the ballot in each state a daunting task. It was only a few years ago that the Libertarian Party had a wet dream that they actually polled a high enough measly percentage of the votes to make their inclusion on ballots in all 50 states automatic in the next cycle. Here’s a practical example from my past. Back in the late 60’s and 70’s, when I first became fascinated with politics, running for public in Illinois was absurdly easy, if you were a Republican or Democrat. You paid a nominal filing fee, I believe around $200 at the time, and submit petitions with somewhere around 2,500 signatures, something simple to do. But if you were running as an independent, the filing fee was the same, but since you were unaffiliated with a political party that had logged a threshold number of votes in the last cycle, you had to turn in a number of petitions with signatures totaling something like 0.5% of the total turnout in the last election, which meant well north of 100,000 signatures. And not just any signature would do. Because you were running as an independent, all of your signatures had to be from registered independent voters. And while being a full time resident of Mt Carmel cemetery may not keep you off of a Democratic or Republican petition, the board of elections was very particular about everybody else. Hence, there were no independent candidates for major office in Illinois. Every state has their own rules and procedures for candidacy on ballots, and an independent candidate would have to have people versed in the protocols for all 50 states to get on all of the ballots. Good luck with that. It is a two party system simply because the system is set up to ensure that it stays that way. Evan […]
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Schumer kicks off 2020 healthcare campaign with move to thwart Trump on legal challenge

The good thing about Democrats having to spend the last decade fighting to achieve and keep the Affordable Care Act is that they've come up with a lot of creative ways too keep the...
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Susan Collins goes all in for Trump, refuses to protect the Mueller investigation

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), not content to let her vote in favor of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh stand alone, has decided that she's not going to stand in the way of the orange...
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Elizabeth Warren Makes Surprise Appearance at Native American Conference: Is WARMLY Received

Huffpo reports that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made a surprise appearance today at the National Indian Women’s “Supporting Each Other” lunch. She was there to introduce Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, the chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay...

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