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Attacking Sen. Gillibrand right now is everything that is wrong with addressing sexual harassment

If you listened to Twitter this morning, the top issue in the country outside of Matt Gaetz seems to be that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand deserves...

Al Franken Chimes In On Trump and Fauci, ‘Salieri vs. Mozart’ and How Trump Is ‘Insane’

I like Al Franken immensely and was distraught when he was in essence railroaded from the senate, by a small group of overzealous Democrats, rather than wait for his ethics review, in connection with a sexual harassment charge from many years back when he was a comedian. Franken chose the high road, to leave rather than excite further controversy and I respected him for that then and I respect him for it now. The good news for us is that Senator Franken has not left public life, he now has a blog where he is doing social and political commentary, Al Franken.com. Below are excerpts from his piece on Trump and coronavirus, “The President Is Crazy.” The president is crazy*. We see that every day. But he is the president. He won the election – technically.So, we just have to live with it – having a president who is clinically insane*. […] The president’s mental illness* allows him to be both intellectual sloth and supremely confident jerk, ever convinced that he (and he alone) can do everyone else’s job better than they. Generals, climate scientists, public health experts. And he’s always right. Because he’s a psychopath*.And this Donald Trump brand of psychopath* is never wrong. Even when being wrong will cause the additional deaths of perhaps hundreds of thousands of Americans. Let’s start with his very first public assessment of the most-deadly worldwide pandemic in a century. Asked at Davos by a CNBC reporter, “Are there worries about a pandemic at this point?” Jan. 22 – “No. Not at all. And we have it totally under control.” Jan. 24 – “It will all work out well.” Jan. 30 – “We have it very well under control.We have very little problem in this country at the moment – five. And those people are all recuperating successfully.” Feb. 10 – “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.” Feb. 19 – “I think the numbers are getting progressively better as we go.” Feb. 20 – “…within a couple of days, is going to be down to close to zero.” Feb. 22– “We have it very much under control in this country.” Feb. 25 – “…the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus… They tried the impeachment hoax … and this is their new hoax.” (to Sean Hannity) Feb. 26 – “We’re going down, not up.” Feb. 27 – “It’s going to disappear.One day like a miracle – it will disappear.” Feb. 29 – “Everything is really under control.” (The vaccine will be available) “very rapidly.” March 2 – “It’s very mild.” March 4 – “…we’re talking about very small numbers in the United States.” March 6 – (visiting the CDC) “I like this stuff.I really get it.People are surprised I understand it. Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability.’ Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.” Maybe. March 6: (same availability) “Anybody who wants a test can get a test. That’s the bottom line.” March 7: “I’m not concerned at all. No, we’ve done a great job with it.” March 10 – “It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.” March 16 – (asked to rate his own performance) […]

Murkowski Tells CNN She’s Open To Delay On Kavanaugh Vote

This is encouraging. Key GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski tells CNN tonight she is open to delay in Kavanaugh vote, saying “if there are more questions that need to be asked and answered, then I think it would be appropriate for that time.” — Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) September 17, 2018 Anybody remember this? We’re seeing a […]

Al Franken’s 25 questions for checkmating Brett Kavanaugh

Donald Trump has a weird effect on people. He’s a totally binary human being (things are either the best of the best or the worst of the worst), and despite having the wit and charm of a syphilitic fruit bat, he somehow Svengalis people into embracing...

Why Al Franken Being Tried By A Kangaroo Court Doesn’t Feel Right — Because It’s Not

We live in strange and emphatically trying times. Times when a boasting sexual assaulter sits in the Oval Office, an accused pedophile runs for the Senate with the full endorsement...

In resignation speech, Franken notes ‘irony’ that sexual assault braggart Trump remains

As Minnesota Sen. Al Franken announced that he would resign over sexual misconduct allegations, he also drew attention to the undeniable irony of his exit amid congressional Republicans' continued allegiance to a self-professed assaulter and hearty...

Al Franken may want to impose two conditions before resigning.

The past few months have served up several helpings of disappointment. We’ve all seen men we admired exposed as sexual harassers or worse. The biggest disappointment was Conyers, but Franken is up there too. He is an engaging and compelling voice to...

Mitch McConnell calls on Franken to resign while his party spends cash to elect a child molester

Campaign Action House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is widely known for 1.) making speeches on the Senate floor flatly lying about Democratic actions in order to justify Republican ones and 2.) having absolutely nothing to say, ever, about any...

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Republicans are Building a Shadow America

America is Coming Undone Because Republicans Want an Authoritarian Theocracy umair haqueFollowSep 21 · 8 min read If you look carefully — or even...
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McConnell tells Democrats not to ‘play Russian roulette with the economy’ as the GOP plays Russian roulette with the economy

Joseph Zeballos-RoigWed, September 22, 2021, 2:43 PM·3 min readIn this article: Mitch McConnellAmerican politician McConnell said "Democrats shouldn't play Russian roulette"...

MSNBC Hosts Crack Up Over Error Found On First Page Of Trump Lawsuit

Josephine HarveyTue, September 21, 2021, 11:58 PM·2 min readIn this article: Mary L. TrumpAmerican clinical psychologist and author Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell had...

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