Posts Tagged ‘ Trump ’

Now they’re shutting down the news media

Nov 7th, 2018 5:19 pm | By

Ugh. Now Trump’s people have banned Jim Acosta from the White House.

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A criminal subject president appointing his own prosecutor

Nov 7th, 2018 4:43 pm | By

Fred Wertheimer and Norm Eisen on Trump’s latest move:

After requesting and receiving Mr. Sessions’s resignation on Wednesday, President Trump wasted no time in naming Matthew Whitaker, Mr. Sessions’s chief of staff, as acting attorney general, and shifted the oversight role from Mr. Rosenstein back to the attorney general’s office and its new acting head.

As ethics experts, we believe Mr. Whitaker should recuse himself from the investigation. If we have ever seen an appearance of impropriety in our decades of experience, this is it: a criminal subject president appointing his own prosecutor — one who has evidently prejudged aspects of the investigation and mused about how it can be hampered.

No prosecutor — or indeed governmental official of

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This is extremely dangerous territory

Nov 7th, 2018 4:28 pm | By

My congressional representative has issued a statement on Trump’s move to obstruct the Mueller investigation:

SEATTLE, WA – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

“This was no simple resignation: President Donald Trump fired Jeff Sessions the day after an election in which his party lost control of the House. This is extremely dangerous territory, placing our nation in the throes of a potential constitutional crisis. We must do everything we can to protect the Special Counsel’s investigation, and to ensure that this president does not obstruct justice.

“The president has made it clear for months now that he considered Attorney General Sessions and Deputy

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Is the coup approaching?

Nov 7th, 2018 4:06 pm | By

Also scary.

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Nov 7th, 2018 3:48 pm | By

CNBC reports:

President Donald Trump’s new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, will oversee special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

“The Acting Attorney General is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice,” a spokeswoman for the department said Wednesday when asked if Whitaker would oversee Mueller’s investigation.

Which is kind of…how shall I say…shady, because Whitaker hasn’t been confirmed by the Senate.

Whitaker argued in an August 2017 op-ed for CNN that Mueller’s investigation is “dangerously close to crossing” the so-called red line not to look into the Trump family’s finances.

“It does not take a lawyer or even a former federal prosecutor like myself

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Thanks and so long

Nov 7th, 2018 12:16 pm | By

Bam, Sessions is out.

Can the coup be far behind?

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Yew shud be aschamed

Nov 7th, 2018 10:39 am | By

Aren’t we cranky today.

There’s nothing quite like the irony of watching Donald Trump shaking his finger at Jim Acosta while saying “You are a rude, terrible person” while Acosta is in fact being perfectly polite.… Read the rest

The mountaintop

Nov 5th, 2018 11:31 am | By

To the surprise of no one (but the disgust of most), Trump is at peak monstrosity.

President Trump is painting an astonishingly apocalyptic vision of America under Democratic control in the campaign’s final days, unleashing a torrent of falsehoods and portraying his political opponents as desiring crime, squalor and poverty.

Trump has never been hemmed in by fact, fairness or even logic. The 45th president proudly refuses to apologize and routinely violates the norms of decorum that guided his predecessors. But at one mega-rally after another in the run-up to Tuesday’s midterm elections, Trump has taken his no-boundaries political ethos to a new level — demagoguing the Democrats in a whirl of distortion and using the power of

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No YOU’RE the racist

Nov 5th, 2018 10:51 am | By

CNN, NBC, FOX and Facebook have all rejected Trump’s racist ad. Apparently reporters asked him about it this morning on his way to another fascist rally.

My hope for tomorrow: Democrats win in House and Senate and Trump’s head explodes at 11 p.m. Eastern time.

Updating to add the video where he says it:

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You’re welcome

Nov 4th, 2018 4:24 pm | By

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Guest post: Except the feeling of panic doesn’t go away

Nov 1st, 2018 1:31 pm | By

Originally a comment by latsot on Great respect.

You know when you’re trying to fix something and you strip a screw or something? There’s this momentary panic. You think “fuck, how am I going to fix this now?” Then you remember that even if you don’t know how to deal with the stripped screw or whatever, you know how to find out how.

That fleeting feeling of panic, that “holy fuck, this is my fault, what do I do now?” is really similar to the feeling I get every time Trump tweets or speaks and every time it becomes even more obvious that Trump’s awfulness has infected horribleness in pretty much every other nation leader. Some of them seem … Read the rest

Trump tells us to hate all the brown people

Nov 1st, 2018 11:20 am | By

It’s Thursday. Trump has four more days to go Even More Racist, but he’s set himself a high bar today.

Allyson Chiu at the Post:

Pinned at the top of President Trump’s Twitter feed Wednesday was a video. The man on the screen has a shaved head and a mustache and long chin hair. Smiling, he announces, “I killed f‐‐‐— cops.”

The man is Luis Bracamontes, a twice-deported Mexican immigrant who was given the death penalty in April for killing two California law enforcement officers in 2014. At the time of the shootings, Bracamontes

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The events that took place

Oct 31st, 2018 5:14 pm | By

I feel sick.

That hamfisted attempt to sound somber, followed by the exclamatory Party Political Broadcast – dear god. But also “for the events that took place” – the squeamish little toad can’t even bring himself to name what happened, I suppose lest anyone be reminded that he inspires violent hatred.

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The equal protection of the laws

Oct 31st, 2018 11:37 am | By

As soon as I read about Trump’s attack on the Fourteenth Amendment, I wanted Eric Foner’s take. Now we have it.

(Why Eric Foner? Because he literally wrote The Book on Reconstruction, and because he’s a quality thinker and writer.)

He starts with saying Trump’s cunning plan would undoubtedly be unconstitutional.

It would also violate a deeply rooted American idea — that anybody, regardless of race, religion, national origin, or the legal status of one’s parents, can be a loyal citizen of this country.

(Or sex.)

Birthright citizenship is established by the Civil Rights Act of 1866, still on the books today, and by the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, ratified two years later. The only exceptions, in the

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Back? BACK??

Oct 30th, 2018 4:25 pm | By

Will they never learn?

“Trump punches back” for godsake – nobody punched Trump.

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Eager to test it

Oct 30th, 2018 11:32 am | By

The Times on Trump’s attack on the 14th Amendment:

Doing away with birthright citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants was an idea Mr. Trump pitched as a presidential candidate, but there is no clear indication that he would be able to do so unilaterally, and attempting to would be certain to prompt legal challenges. The consensus among legal scholars is that he cannot, but Mr. Trump and his allies are eager to test it in the Supreme Court.

Naturally. They lost the popular vote by over 3 million in a heavily gerrymandered election, so why wouldn’t they be eager to destroy the amendment that covers equal rights for all citizens?

“We all cherish the language of the 14th

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Big plans

Oct 30th, 2018 5:09 am | By

Trump adds another item on the white supremacist agenda: getting rid of citizenship by birth aka the Fourteenth Amendment.

President Trump is planning to sign an executive order that would seek to end the right to U.S. citizenship for children of noncitizens born on U.S. soil, he said in a television interview taped on Monday.

A president can’t ditch a constitutional amendment just by signing an order.

The move would be certain to spark a constitutional debate about the meaning of the 14th Amendment. It reads: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

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Stealing from the poor

Oct 29th, 2018 10:42 am | By

But hey, it’s all ok because Trump is the champion of The Little Guy (not The Little Gal so much), the scourge of the elites, the populist, the friend of miners and factory workers.

Except, wait a second. He’s being sued for bullshitting people with no money into scam get-rich schemes.

A new lawsuit accuses President Trump, his company and three of his children of using the Trump name to entice vulnerable people to invest in sham business opportunities.

The 160-page complaint alleges that Mr. Trump and his family received secret payments from three business entities in exchange for promoting them as legitimate opportunities, when in reality they were get-rich-quick schemes that harmed investors, many of whom were

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Incitement of violence

Oct 29th, 2018 9:54 am | By

Worse again.

We saw this one yesterday, 17 hours ago.

The next are 5 hours ago, 7:30 a.m DC time.

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Make him stop

Oct 28th, 2018 5:45 pm | By

Can no one make this criminal fascist monster STOP INCITING HATRED even now???

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