I would venture to say that Barr is not the exception, he is the rule. Perhaps the first class of Trump supplicants could plead ignorance, perhaps they could say they thought he would become “more presidential” once he became acclimated to his position. That ship has sailed at this point. Those who are currently employed by Trump and especially aspirators who hope to be one day, are not good people.
This whole exchange begs the question, why then did she bring up Hitler in the first place? If her message was to extol the positive virtues of nationalism, and then say Hitler wasn’t a nationalist, why bring him up in the first place? Why not find a positive historical example of of a nationalist leader?
Except for the chorus of insufferable bloviation from right-wing commentators who somehow believe this all but assures Trump’s victory in 2020. This is laughable on its face. Trump’s claim of vindication does not change a damn thing about the following:
Perhaps the most glaringly obvious clue of the hyperreality of Donald Trump, is that on those occasions when the veneer has been lifted due to his own self-contradicting statements and actions, his supporters are either unable or unwilling to reconcile the conflict; moreover, they react with violent cognitive dissonance. It is simply more comfortable to them to pretend it never happened then to look past the curtain and see that their great and all-powerful wizard is nothing more than a sad, old charlatan.
If was no conspiracy, or collusion if you prefer, why the lies? Why is everybody surrounding Donald Trump lying about Russia if there is nothing about Russia? The only logical reason is because the truth is far more perilous.
Political libertine and self-described “dirty trickster” Roger Stone has been Donald Trump’s friend, advisor and confident for decades. Their journey
Apparently the Republican God, once powerless to intercede in U.S. presidential politics, is now taking credit for ensuring that Donald Trump became president.
The shutdown taught many of us how much we actually need the government, but we need it to function properly. We need it to be properly funded, and we need it to be properly led.
This week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated he would not send a bill to the President, unless the President signals in advance that he will sign it.
If evidence exists that a President — ANY PRESIDENT — engaged in bribery, treason or other high crimes and misdemeanors, impeachment is a duty of the House of Representatives. It is not a matter of convenience or political expediency, it is a constitutional imperative.
Donald Trump may have promised us that he has “the best words” but he apparently forget to mention that those words are often jumbled up they make no sense at all. Seriously, this guy has served up enough word salad to provide the entire country with enough dietary fiber to ensure a decade’s worth of healthy bowel movements.
This op-ed does not constitute loyal opposition, nor does it represent patriotic intent. It is, if legitimate, a confession of sedition and implication of co-conspirators. It will be used by the Trump administration to justify new, abrupt and draconian measures to silence dissent both within and outside of the White House, no different than the Reichstag Fire was used by the Nazi Party to do the same. The constant mantra of the media being the “enemy of the people” which Trump has been chanting since the nascent days of his administration, now has even greater salience within his core of followers and catamites within congress.
Yesterday, on Twitter and presumably in person to everyone he met, President Trump promoted the results of a Rasmussen Poll which, on the surface, showed a 50% approval rating.
Does Putin think we are that stupid? Are we to believe him and not our own eyes? It is fully within Putin’s character to lie easily and without compunction. As a former spymaster and KGB agent, he has been well trained to do just that.
So know this republicans, Russians did not attack democrats, they attacked Americans, they attacked the very system which put you in power. Putin’s goal is not a convenient gift to you, it is your county’s destruction. You need to wake up and come to the table, because you are most likely the next target.
If things unfold this way, and nothing is done, we can count on Russian aggression against Ukraine, the Baltics, Poland, Germany; while the U.S. stands on the sideline watching, gelded and impotent.
A republic and democracy are not mutually exclusive. It defies logic to say “We are not a democracy, we are a republic”; it belies any semblance of understanding of what a republic or what democracy actually is.
If you are pissed off about something going on in the world today you can most likely blame it on Ronald Reagan, directly or tangentially.
The United States is currently a kakistocracy… Trump, as President, is an outcome of a process that was started decades ago, but that is the subject of another article for a later date. I am going to blame the Senate, the Republican Party, and the right-wing media for this state of affairs.
Has this tax plan really met the benchmark of an “economic miracle”, or is it more like a ticking economic time-bomb which will detonate years from now so Trump and his financial acolytes can deny any responsibility and most blame what ever president is left holding the bag? My money is on the latter, because so far the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has been a complete disaster.
The Twitter handle @PressSec belongs to the executive branch of the United States Government. It is not Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s personal account. When the Press Secretary sends a tweet on @PressSec, it holds the power of that office, just as if she sends a letter on official Press Secretary Stationary.
the Blackshirts, were the paramilitary militia charged with maintaining the brutal internal order of the citizenry. Their motto, Me Ne Frego which was taken from a song and literally translates to “I don’t care”.
Zara has now an established history of quasi-cryptic fascist and far-right symbols embedded on their clothes.
Separating children from parents as a deterrent for crimes…and then locking up the children in shelters.
I humbly submit that this is indeed a fantastic idea, so fantastic that my proposal is that we expand this to all U.S. citizens and lawful residents as well!
Politically, it also does not matter if the Democrats are ever successful at acquiring these documents. For every objection and every motion to quash and indeed every tweet decrying the injustice of it all and how it is just “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT” or a “WITCH HUNT”, for every attempt at obstruction; the President looks more Nixonian, more corrupt and more guilty to the typical American voter.
I suppose my point is this: If you don’t want to support Kirsten Gillibrand because of what happened to Al Franken, that is fine; but there are plenty of other reasons to throw your support to other candidates as well.