Saturday, December 7, 2019
nick lan / Flickr 05 Eric Schneiderman...

Sadly, Eric Schneiderman’s Downfall Says More About Who We Are As A People Than...

The sound of conservative crowing is deafening today as right wingers contentedly cluck about liberal hypocrisy in the wake of the sudden changing of the guard in the New York Attorney General’s office from Eric Schneiderman to ”intimidatingly smart” Barbara Underwood. As usual, the meshes of the alt right mind are too coarse to perceive […]

Republican Congressman Wishes Navy Happy Birthday — w/Pic Of Russian Battlecruiser

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.  

Fear Not, Pat Robertson Has Commanded Hurricane Florence To Be Gone

Behold, Hurricane Florence was a category 4 storm a few days ago and that worried televangelist Pat Robertson aplenty, because his Christian Broadcasting Network is right in it’s path. So he decided to take matters into his own hands, and commanded Florence, in the name of Jesus, of course, not to harm his facilities and […]
The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder / YouTube Yale Classmates Confirm That Brett Kavanaugh...

Josh Marshall has a frightening observation

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 the GOP are now Trumpism. More significantly it means that...
PBS NewsHour / YouTube Watch President Trump 39 s 2018 1547034658.jpg...

Trump is trapped. And he locked the rest of the GOP in with him.

We are all just prisoners here, of our own device   Hotel California   The Eagles It’s a classic axiom, “Like a rat caught in a maze.” It’s a scary mental image, running blindly from corridor to corridor, bumping into dead ends, ceaselessly doubling back, desperately looking for an exit that doesn’t exist. Metaphorically, it normally means that someone has told so many lies, in such overlying juxtaposition, that they can no longer find their way back to the original point. Welcome to the Trump White House. Whether it’s about Russian interference and collusion, his taxes, Stormy Daniels, or his business, it has reached the point where Donald Trump can’t even tell the truth without it coming out sounding like bullshit. In a normal political world, this is about the time that Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and a couple of other GOP Senators would take a stroll on up Pennsylvania avenue, walk into the Oval Office, and tell their president, “Buddy, it’s really been a slice. But it’s time for y’all to go on back to New York and play with your Lego’s again. We can’t take this shit anymore.” But they can’t. They can’t because the GOP crossed the invisible line between a political party and a cult. Every political party has a “leader.” And when the party is in power, that leader is the President. But when that president leaves, for whatever reason, a new leader takes over the party, that is the nature of the beast. But that metric has ceased to exist for the Republican party, there is only Glorious Bleater. The party no longer allows for dissent, or succession. Charlie Manson had lieutenants, but there was no one, specific Deputy Whack Job who would continue in his absence. And Jim Jones didn’t meed a successor, mainly because he took all of his sheep with him. Whether it’s in 2019, 2020, or 2024, the GOP has no viable path forward, simply because there is nobody for them to follow. But we don’t have to wait for Trump’s eventual fall from grace to sit back and enjoy the spectacle, that is about to play out before our very eyes, in real time, and very soon. Trump is in a maze, and thanks to their soulless subservience to Trump, there are many more main characters, each in their own maze, which they constructed by themselves. Let’s take a look at just a few of them, and notice how, at some point, they all share common walls with Trump, and with each other. Donald Trump Trump can’t lose in 2020. It’s just that simple. He can’t lose in 2020 simply because there are too many things that Mueller is investigating at the federal level that won’t have stale dated yet in terms of the federal statute of limitations. If Trump loses, that means that a Democrat won, and he can kiss a pardon goodbye.Even if he pardons himself, a Democratic president would simply refuse to order the Department of Justice to defend the almost immediate lawsuits, and the pardon(s) would likely be found unconstitutional. And he can’t afford to lose in 2020 because even a pardon won’t protect him from state prosecution in New York. Trump desperately needs to win reelection in 2020, to run out the clock on any state charges that […]
House Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats / Flickr nancy pelosi...

Joe Crowley is a canary in the coal mine for the GOP in November.

Well, well, well, nobody saw that coming. While Joe Crowley is a Democrat, his stunning defeat last night just highlights in my mind something I’ve been saying about Republican chances in November for six months now. Here’s a few of the things I’ve taken away from last nights surprise result. To my mind, Joe Crowley’s defeat […]
The White House / Flickr trump pence ryan...

WaPo: For Republicans, Russian Sabotage Of Our Elections Is No Big Deal

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. […]
MSNBC / YouTube Steve Schmidt President Trump W H...

Steve Schmidt quits the Republican Party!

This just in.  Steve Schmidt, a Republican who has served on the campaigns for George W. Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McCain has left the Republican party. 29 years and nine months ago I registered to vote and became a member of The Republican Party which was founded in 1854 to oppose slavery and stand […]
Whiteout Press / Flickr Alex Jones Infowars...

Alex Jones: Democrats are Launching a Civil War on July 4th!!

Alex Jones, right-wing nut-job conspiracy theorist and fake news spreader, claims that a Civil War, a product of Democratic planning, is at the ready with a “launch” planned for July 4th. BREAKING: Democrats Plan To Launch Civil War On July 4th https://t.co/38AWiUFaag — Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) July 1, 2018 This isn’t the first time Jones […]

“Little things mean a lot.” Pebbles from 2018 that could be an avalanche in...

One thing is for sure, 2018 had something for everybody. Well, pretty much everybody who was a Democrat, if you’re a Republican, you were shit out of luck. Election night turned into election fortnight, what with Broward county being its usual stumbling-down-the-stairs-drunk self, and California’s pony express style of mail in balloting dragging out the results damn near to the start of the 2020 primaries.  But with the media being focused on the more immediate and topical stories coming from the election, there were several smaller things that flew under the radar that could end up being major events in 2020. Here’s just a few that I found. Fill your damn dance card — How in the hell did the Democrats manage to flip 40 seats in the House, what with the evils of gerrymandering and all? Well, for one thing, they put a name on the ballot in every spot where there was an opening. The 2017 Virginia state elections should have been a canary in the coal mine for the GOP. In 2017, the Democrats flipped 15 seats in Virginia, and they did it by putting names on the ballot in districts where GOP incumbents hadn’t had a challenger since Christ was a carpenter. GOP incumbents who hadn’t had to write anything more than billboard slogans and victory speeches for years suddenly found themselves having to campaign again, and you know what? They sucked at it. They were only being reelected because there was nobody else on he ballot to vote for. Unlike Republicans, Democrats know how to spot a trend, and the DNC and DCCC took the “Virginia model” to heart, which was a very good thing,  because’ Democrats owned the recruiting war of 2018 — There is another big difference between  Democrats and Republicans. Democrats don’t believe in bullshit when a simple truth will suffice. The DCCC has admitted that the majority of the candidates that won in 2018 weren’t actively recruited by the DCCC, hell, they weren’t even on their radar. These candidates looked at the current politics, said “Screw this,” got some friends and family together, and knocked on doors to get petitions signed. In some cases, they ran against, and defeated, DCCC groomed and picked candidates. People are sick of “politics as usual,” and these candidates were fresh faces, with relevant life experiences, and local knowledge that constituents could relate to. In other words, they were likable. The Republicans had the polar opposite experience in 2018. Looking at the map for 2018, Mitch McConnell had originally planned on picking up 5-7 Senate seats. He quickly had to downgrade that assessment when he started trying to recruit candidates to run against vulnerable Democratic incumbents. Nobody with an eye cocked towards a career in GOP politics wanted their name on the ballot in the era of Trump. McConnell ended up with a bunch of second and third tier candidates, like Hawsey and McSally, which meant spending more money and resources than the RSCC should have, and cost him the chance to pick up seats in Montana and West Virginia. Trump was an albatross around the necks of GOP House incumbents too. A high number of incumbents in red districts, with the best chance of winning, people like Charlie Dent and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, retired rather than fight the headwinds. […]

Follow Us

20,833FansLike
486FollowersFollow
9,216FollowersFollow

Recent Posts