Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

Bernie Sanders the Leader


(FTB) – Mano Singham:

Nathan J. Robinson writes that Bernie Sanders is the kind of leader the country needs right now at this time of crisis, not Joe Biden and definitely not Trump. While Biden has largely been quiet and when not has been wishy-washy and issuing platitudes, Sanders has been vigorously arguing for what needs to be done. …

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Exponential Threat


(Crooks and Liars) – Ed Scarce:

Priorities USA put out this ad a couple of days ago, airing in swing states. The Trump campaign doesn’t like it. …

crooksandliars exponential-threatCrooks and Liars: Exponential Threat

The Coronavirus Called America’s Bluff


(Atlantic Ideas) – Anne Applebaum:

Like Japan in the mid-1800s, the United States now faces a crisis that disproves everything the country believes about itself. …

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False Idol


(Patheos::ATP) – Bert Bigelow:

Christian evangelicals are big supporters of Trump, despite his moral shortcomings… serial adulterer, sexual predator, and wholesale liar. The main justification they seem to have is the anti-choice position that he adopted when he decided to enter the political arena as a Republican. He knew that his previous pro-choice stance was a political death sentence as a Republican candidate. Somehow, evangelicals…and a lot of other Trump supporters are able to overlook the seamy side of his character as long as he panders to their adamant opposition to abortion and gay rights. …

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Suspicious Buttigieg Travel to Afghanistan


(New Yorker::The Borowitz Report) – Andy Borowitz:

In the aftermath of Pete Buttigieg’s strong showing in the Iowa caucuses, Donald J. Trump accused the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor of engaging in “suspicious travel” to Afghanistan.

“People are saying that he went to Afghanistan for seven months in 2014,” Trump told the hosts of “Fox & Friends” in a phone call. “Seven months is a long time to be running around in a Muslim country full of terrorists, don’t you think?” …

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A Very Stable Genius


(WP Outlook) – Joe Klein:

A Very Stable Genius” by Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig is superbly reported and written with clarity, but it is not an easy read. It is relentless, depressing and ultimately numbing; sort of like being an American citizen these past four years. It is the story of how Trump got rid of all the advisers — the so-called grown-ups in the room — who patronized him and tried to prevent him from doing what they considered to be stupid things. The authors have dislodged new sources who enable them to describe the thoughts and feelings of players like Tillerson, McMaster, Chief of Staff John Kelly, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and others. …

washingtonpost losers-dopes-and-scumPhilip Rucker and Carol Leonnig: A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America

The War Crimes President


(NewYork Intelligencer) – Andrew Sullivan:

We now operate in a political system in which one deranged man can take an entire country to war in a fit of pique, the legislative branch has been sidelined, and none among the toadies in the president’s own party will stand up to him. We live in one in which regular constitutional processes — like an impeachment and congressional approval for a war — are treated by the strongman with contempt. We have two remedies: a War Powers Resolution to rein Trump in on Iran, and conviction in the Senate impeachment trial for rank abuse of power. And the president’s cult of a party may well deny us both. …

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Calls For Removing Trump From Holy Trinity


(The Onion Politics) – Carol Stream, IL:

In a scathing opinion piece published by Christianity Today, the evangelical magazine’s editor-in-chief Mark Galli made the case for President Trump’s removal from the Holy Trinity. …

Galli’s editorial goes on to reassure readers the magazine supports the deification of Vice President Pence, who in the event of Trump’s removal would ascend to a place alongside the Father and the Holy Spirit. …

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Impeachment Reasons A-Z


(The Intercept) – Mehdi Hasan:

Donald Trump became the third president of the United States to be impeached.

I couldn’t help but be disappointed that there were only two articles of impeachment passed against the president. Two? That’s it? Why were other Trumpian offenses not included?…

theintercept a-z-trump-impeachmentVoting on House Resolution 755: Impeachment of Donald Trump



(Raging Pencils) – Mike Stanfill:

Master, it is said that when one leads an evil, despicable life they will reincarnate as a lower life form. What, then, will Donald Trump reincarnate as?” …

ragingpencils reincarnationMike Stanfill: Raging Pencils 2019-12-14: Reincarnation