Maybe all of the GOP’s social media posts are being run out of the Kremlin, because this is another one of those eff-ups that fit into the You Can’t Make This Shit Up file — which is the file that evidently engulfed our reality and took over at some point, because we appear to be living in it and nothing but it. That's the Russian battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy pic.twitter.com/FJKsRYU1g0 — Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) October 13, 2019 I think I can even see the Russian flag on the back — Ben ???????? (@ReverendRambo) October 13, 2019 Indeed pic.twitter.com/UVJS9lwYjc — MannequinHybrid (@MotJuinCattleya) October 13, 2019 This was done on purpose. OBVS. — Karla Ruthford (@RuthfordKarla) October 13, 2019 Although, you know, there is logic to this. Since Republicans are paid in rubles these days and Putin is running the White House, ergo, what is the United States property is automatically Russia’s, so wishing the U.S.Navy Happy Birthday with a Russian ship, merely underscores Putin’s bloodless coup. He’s got the Russian Navy, the U.S. Navy, he controls it all. Now what makes this even more ridiculous, is Brian Mast took money from indicted Ukrainian Igor Fruman and he’s going to give it back. Seriously, you make this up. Florida Politics: Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Mast is joining Gov. Ron DeSantis in returning campaign cash from businessman Igor Fruman, who is now facing federal charges for allegedly violating campaign finance laws. Those charges have no connection to the donations to Mast and DeSantis. Fruman and Lev Parnas, associates of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, were charged Thursday in connection with a $325,000 donation in support of Trump’s reelection. Records from the Federal Election Commission show Mast received $2,433 from Fruman in donations between March and June of 2018. A Mast for Congress spokesperson now says that money will be returned. Remember back in the day when it was said that Rohrabacher and Trump were on Putin’s payroll? I wouldn’t want to take bets whose names would be mentioned today.
They are finally coming to their senses Caren WhiteFollowFeb 7 · 3 min read Former Rep. Charlie Dent revealed in an interview with CNN that he...
Donald Trump acted out badly the day after the midterm elections. His firing of Jeff Sessions was not his most brilliant moment. Plus, Trump won’t have his lap dog, Devin Nunes, running interference for him as Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Adam Schiff is in charge and Trump is going to find out what the word “oversight” means. He’s had a very cushy two years with a unified government at his beck and call. Now he’s going to find out what politics is really about. To receive articles of mine not published elsewhere become a patron on Patreon. Please follow me on Twitter @ursulafaw56
In the beginning, there was homo erectus. Then came homo sapiens. Now we have home MAGAt, and seeing is believing. They may not be the Best People, but they are the most stick, stone stupid ones. I feel sorry for the woozle. There’s no question that the woozle is smarter, it’s just debatable whether the poor beast can keep the fool in its charge from doing serious bodily injury to himself, and right now, it looks like the answer is no. They better put thorazine in the MAGAts KFC, doncha think? Or keep him tied up in the yard?
Nobody is going to confuse FOX News commentator Juan Williams for a flaming liberal. But he’s not an over-the-top, insane right wing firebrand in the Tucker Carlson-Ann Coulter camp either. Like Alan Colmes did in his gig with Sean Hannity several years ago on FOX, his role on The Five is to try to provide a […]
Josh Marshall has an observation about what has happened that should alarm everyone who isn’t already enraged. What this all means is that conservatism and...
On Monday we actually saw the American president stand next to the Russian dictator and say that he takes the dictator’s word over that of the entire intelligence community, followed by CIA director John Brennan tweeting, “Republican patriots, where are you?” Where they are and where they have been is getting help from Russia themselves. […]
The guest list for John McCain’s funeral must be a litmus test for legitimacy in politics, or stature in any event, if the exclusion of bimbos Donald Trump and Sarah Palin are considered. Palin family source says, “Out of respect to Senator McCain and his family we have nothing to add at this point. The […]
ANDREW DeMILLO LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A longtime Arkansas legislator and nephew of the state's Republican governor said Thursday that he's leaving the GOP,...
Phil Nailer is a pseudonym for a former author of the National Intelligence Estimate, a document which analyzes threats to the United States, both domestic and foreign. Nailer says in no uncertain terms that “Donald Trump and his coterie of criminals have done more in two years to weaken the United States than the Soviet Union was able to achieve in decades.” The NIE categorized threats, ranging from the existential, such as nuclear war and global warming, to terrorism, to threats of nuisance value. The threats were then prioritized. Based on this model, Nailer has concluded that the number one threat to the United States is none other than the GOP. The Independent Let me say it again: the Republican Party is the biggest threat the United States is facing. And without proper attribution, recognition, and a well-articulated and implemented counter-strategy, it could be terminal. There is no other reasonable conclusion to be drawn from the facts. An enemy of the United States might seek to sow discord between ethnic groups, or to wage a disinformation campaign, or to highlight moral inconsistencies that weaken the standing of the United States on the world stage. An enemy of the United States might try and degrade the capacity and public trust within our intelligence apparatus. It might use propaganda and weaponised information. It might seek to engage in fraud or other criminal acts to sway an election in their favour. Does any of that sound familiar? The Republican Party has steadily embraced authoritarianism, suspect electoral tactics, and racism more and more over the past few decades. That process has been turbocharged with Trump at the helm of the party. We’re now seeing an explicit embrace of white supremacy. Denial in the face of climate change. Deliberate sowing of discord within the FBI and the CIA. Weakening of the rule of law. Brazen criminality. Removing funding for elections oversight. Blatant human rights abuses at the border. With Donald Trump at the helm of the Republican party, it has become increasingly toxic. Most of the Republicans who speak out against Trump are former members of Congress. They have no skin in the game so they can afford to be candid. Justin Amash is a total rarity, he actually resigned from the party and became an Independent. The rest of the GOP is behaving like a bunch of scared rats. They don’t want to run down the rope and jump into the ocean, because they’re hoping that Trump, their personal Captain Bligh, won’t actually sink the ship, and as long as they humor his madness, they might actually get reelected and sail into the sunset without consequence. However, if the plight of Susan Collins is any indication, siding with Trump might not be the way of political survival, but rather political seppuku. Estimates of Collins’ chances of being reelected are slim to none. Nailer makes the point that the Republican party is hell bent on reshaping the nation’s institutions to its will. There is no question that with Trump in charge, the GOP has become a corrosive and pernicious force in American politics. And you know what Lincoln said, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” His words, spoken during the worst […]