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Mark Sanford Explains Why Republicans Will Do Nothing As The Republic is Destroyed

Mark Sanford, who committed the punishable sin of speaking against the current occupant of the White House while being Republican, just lost his Congressional seat to an opponent that Trump endorsed. In an interview that will air Sunday on “Face the...
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“Can Democrats grow a spine before American democracy collapses in a limp, lifeless heap?”

This is a spot on column by Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  We are at a critical point in history.  Our democracy is under the most severe internal attack since the civil war.  The...
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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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Republicans literally tried to steal this House race. Now we get a do-over—and we...

In the face of overwhelming evidence of election fraud perpetrated to benefit Republican Mark Harris, North Carolina’s bipartisan Board of Elections has taken the extraordinary step of ordering a do-over of last year’s race...

Russians Pushing #Deepstate Memes, For Good Reason

Analysts at Hamilton 68, a website that tracks Russian influenced twitter accounts, have found that Russians are "test driving" new hashtag memes lashing out against the "deep state." Just this last weekend, the people at Hamilton...
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Jeff Flake, who has voted with Trump almost every time, positions himself as the...

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), in a move that surprises exactly no one, is eyeing a primary challenge to Donald Trump in 2020. Flake has been a reliable, self-proclaimed detractor of the orange one since he decided not to run this fall to keep his Senate...
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Can we finally put a fork in “bipartisanship” now?

For 35 days, virtually every elected Republican stood aside as Trump held millions of people and their livelihoods hostage. All the Democratic senators who wax eloquent about “bipartisanship”, “working together” and “finding common ground” could not convince a...
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A few observations on Trump “supporters”

Just to be specific, when I refer to Trump’s “supporters” in the title, I’m not talking about the drooling morons who roll around on the floor at Trump rallies, speaking in “Trump tongues.” I’m talking about the more normal, “tired of the status quo,” voters who pulled a lever for Trump thinking they might actually […]

The final “straw”?

When it comes to the events of the last 10 days, to borrow a phrase from Rachel Maddow, “Stick a pin in this.” And no, I don’t mean everything that has happened in the last 10 days, you’d need a cork board the size of Oklahoma. But over the last little while, there has been a series of events, coming from one particular source, that when taken separately, seem to be only mildly interesting anomalies, but when combined together, may well suggest a sea change. It seems to me that Donald J Trump, Pestquire, appears to be on the way to losing his grip on the GPO Senate. No, they’re by no means ready to impeach him yet, but the signs are starting to appear that GOP Senators are more open to acts of defiance against Trump. Personally, I think that at least some of this is due to the results of the midterms. Beto’s stronger than expected showing in Texas against “Calgary” Teddy Cruz showed weakness. He lost seats he campaigned like hell for in West Virginia, Montana, and Arizona, incoming Florida senator Rick Scott kept His Lowness at a double arms length distance, and Mitt Romney winning in Utah is going to leave him one short in the “congenital flunky” department, with the departure of Orrin Hatch. 22 GOP Senators up for reelection in 2020 have come, or are starting to come to terms with the fact that Trump’s coattails are not as long as they had hoped. In the last 10 days, the GOP dominated senate has handed Trump one stinging rebuke after another, and done so in public. Here are just a few examples; Not only did the US Senate rebuke Trump for his inherent chumminess with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, by passing a resolution condemning the kingdom, they took the extra step of declaring that they found the Crown Prince directly responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This sent a strong message that as far as the Senate is concerned, Saudi Arabia is on probation, whether Trump likes it or not. Outgoing GOP Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, all by his little lonesome, managed to put the kibosh on at least 23 judicial nominees that Trump and McConnell had planned on ramming through before the holiday break. I am not a senate scholar, so I’ll leave it up to someone more experienced to enlighten me in the comments, but considering that when McConnell gavels the Senate into recess, when they adjourn, they will not come back in session until the new class is sworn in, I’m not sure whether these judicial nominees will have to go through their judicial committee nominations again or not. Following Trump’s moronic, and seemingly gratuitous decision to yank all 2,00 of our remaining troops out of Syria, like they had reached the end of an invisible political bungee cord, , several GOP senators, including some who will return to Washington in January, slammed Trump for the ill advised move. My favorite was Lindsey Graham, stating in the well of the Senate that Trump’s contention that we had defeated ISIS was “fake news.” Trump could not have been more clear in his nationally televised hissy fit with “Chuck and Nancy,” if he didn’t get the $5  billion in funding for the wall […]
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Trump Can’t Force Himself on the House

You may have read an article here on Herr Gropingfury’s latest Trumpertantrum: Still seething over his big speech being canceled, Trump threatens to show up anyway. I’m following up with this article because I...

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