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Trump Legacy

Previously: Trump Legacy — Page 1

[Number of COVID-19 infections]
      + [Number of COVID-19 deaths]
            = The Presidunce’s Legacy.
a.k.a.: The Dotard Equation
Started: January 20, 2020

“The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well do, for themselves, in their separate, and individual capacities.”
  ~ President Abraham Lincoln

“He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.”
  ~ Albert Einstein

Trump Brags That He Lied
'Blood, toil, tears and sweat' versus ‘like a miracle—it will disappear’
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff – 9/11/2020

November 7, 2020
America to Trump: “You’re FIRED!”

“In a democracy, we are not free to ignore the truth.”
  ~ Jonathan Schell, in the The New Yorker during the 1973 Watergate scandal

Trump's Terrorist Insurrection
January 6, 2021 — ??
Collected Reports

The Lincoln Project

“I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.”
~ Often attributed to Mark Twain may be from Adlai Stevenson
Trump Baby Pic

“He never apologizes, he’s never wrong… he’s the white Kanye”
  ~ Bill Maher on Donald Trump

“We get so scared of something – scared of communism or crime or drugs or illegal aliens – that we think we can make ourselves safer by sacrificing freedom. Never works. It's still true: the only thing to fear is fear itself.”
  ~ Molly Ivins

Series: Falsehoods and Failures
~ People For the American Way

December 27, 2021

Trump's 2020 fixation is putting him at odds with some of his biggest fans
  ~ Allan Smith / yahoo!

December 24, 2021

TrumpWorld Becomes Unglued Over Trump’s Praise of Vaccine and Booster Shots
  ~ Zachary Petrizzo, Media Reporter / Daily Beast
The former president is losing hardcore supporters over his support for COVID-19 vaccines.

December 23, 2021

Biden backs exception to filibuster for voting rights bills
  ~ Morgan Chalfant / THE HILL
President Biden says he supports creating an exception to the legislative filibuster in the Senate in order to pass voting rights legislation over Republican opposition.

‘You must act’: Over 800 religious leaders pressure Biden to pass voting rights law
  ~ John Bowden / yahoo!news

Poor Crybaby Donald Trump is Moping Around Mar-a-Lago Because Nobody Wants to Play with Him
  ~ News Corpse / on Daily Kos
This is going to be a sad Holiday season for Donald Trump. …

December 21, 2021

Will Congress release the coiled & as-yet-unused power buried deep within the Constitution?
  ~ thomhartmann / Daily Kos Community

December 19, 2021

Joe Manchin Officially Torpedoes Build Back Better
  ~ Stephanie Mencimer, Senior Reporter / MotherJones

The Deadly Omicron News for Trump-Humpers Laid Bare
  ~ thomhartmann / Daily Kos Community

The White House Calls Joe Manchin a Liar After He Goes on Fox to Kill Build Back Better Bill
  ~ Justin Baragona / yahoo!news

December 18, 2021

Report from House Oversight Committee emphasizes how Trump deliberately suppressed COVID-19 data
  ~ Mark Sumner, Daily Kos Staff / Daily Kos

December 17, 2021

GOP blows off Trump’s bid to oust McConnell
  ~ Natalie Allison and Burgess Everett / Politico
Just two Senate candidates — and no senators — have publicly called for replacing the Republican leader.

“CNN fired Chris Cuomo because he was caught giving secret political advice to a politician. Now it turns out that basically everyone at Fox News was giving secret advice to President Trump and his people during the insurrection. But I guess that’s what makes it okay: if one person at your network has no integrity, that’s a problem. If nobody has integrity, that’s a company policy.”
~ Trevor Noah

December 16, 2021

It’s Past Time For Democrats To Defy the Supreme Court
  ~ thomhartmann / Daily Kos Community

December 15, 2021

Donald Trump’s Megaphone
  ~ Jonah Goldberg, opinion / gfile.thedispatch.com
Fox News news hosts knew that Trump’s lies were lies—and they amplified them anyhow.

December 14, 2021

What killed Trump’s coup inside the Capitol may have been Trump’s insurgency outside the Capitol
  ~ Mark Sumner, Daily Kos Staff / Daily Kos

December 13, 2021

HOLY S***: FOX News Hosts Begged Mark Meadows to Get Trump to Stop the Insurrection on January 6th
  ~ News Corpse

December 12, 2021

Donald Trump said that he liked ‘smart and sharp’ Barack Obama, after years of insults and feuding, says report
  ~ Alia Shoaib / Business Insider
REALLY? — DJT = Lies like a …

December 11, 2021

Barton Gellman’s dark, dark truth, Democracy may already have lost its last, second chance…
  ~ vjr7121 / Daily Kos Community

December 10, 2021

Capitol attack panel obtains PowerPoint that set out plan for Trump to stage coup
  ~ Hugo Lowell in Washington / The Guardian
Presentation turned over by Mark Meadows made several recommendations for Trump to pursue to retain presidency
  Also: Capitol attack panel obtains PowerPoint that set out plan for Trump to stage coup / yahoo!news

“Omicron has now been confirmed in twenty states, including Florida. Rest assured Governor DeSantis will do everything he can to make sure as many Floridians get infected as possible.”
~ Jimmy Kimmel

December 9, 2021

Appeals Court Rules Trump Must Turn Over Documents to Jan. 6 Committee
  ~ Noah Y. Kim / MOJO Wire

December 8, 2021

I Was Safer in Viet Nam
  ~ JimLieb / Daily Kos Community

The Real Legacy of Senator Bob Dole
  ~ Linda Tilsen, Op-Ed / DemcasT

December 5, 2021

Trump inadvertently said people who believe his election-fraud theories are stupid
  ~ Tom Porter / Business Insider
  • • "Anybody that doesn't think there wasn't massive election fraud in the 2020 presidential election is either very stupid, or very corrupt!" he [Drumpf] said in a Saturday statement.
"He finally conceded …" tweeted Jonathan Karl, an ABC News correspondent and the author of a recent book about Trump's final months as president, during which he refused to concede defeat.

December 03, 2021

“It looks very likely that Roe v. Wade will soon be overturned. The truth is, this is the culmination of a 50-year plan for the conservative movement to reshape the courts for this very purpose. Say what you want about it, but you gotta admit the conservative movement is just that dedicated to protecting life. I mean, not protecting life from coronavirus. Or school shootings. Or lack of health care. Or climate change. Or poverty. Or homelessness. Or…”
~ Trevor Noah

“Republican congressman Jim Jordan revealed in a new interview that he had the coronavirus over the summer and refused to say whether he’s received the vaccine. Well, ‘refused to say’ is a pretty big clue. No one refuses to say when they do the right thing. ‘Did you pull all of those children out of that burning building, sir?’ ‘I’d rather not say. Rescuing children is a personal decision.’”
~ Seth Meyers

One year ago today:
“Attorney general William Barr just announced that he has not uncovered any evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. It’s so weird that they didn’t find evidence of the very thing they never backed up with any evidence.”
~ James Corden

December 02, 2021

A CIA Report Shows Trump Abandoned His Duty as Commander in Chief
  ~ David Corn, Washington, DC, Bureau Chief / MotherJones
The agency had to trick Trump into paying attention to intelligence.

December 01, 2021

Trump tested positive for COVID-19 before the first debate with Biden, then lied about it
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff

Justice Sotomayor Expertly Exposed the Bullshit of Mississippi’s Attack on Abortion Rights
  ~ Lil Kalish / MotherJones

November 29, 2021

Looks Like Trump Didn’t Get the PDB After Dec 23rd
  ~ Dan K / Daily Kos Community
The PDB — the President’s Daily Brief — is a daily summary of the most significant and sensitive intelligence about possible threats to the United States.

House Republican comes out and says it: Forcing tax cheats to pay up would ‘cost’ them billions
  ~ Hunter / Daily Kos Staff
Meaning cost Republicans and their donors billions!

November 24, 2021

Behind the Tweet That Became the Rallying Cry for the Insurrection
  ~ Stan Alcorn / MotherJones
“I underestimated how crazy certain people could get.”

November 17, 2021

New Revelations Emerge on How Donald Trump Killed 400,000 (or More) Americans
  ~ David Corn Washington, DC, Bureau Chief / MotherJones
We keep learning more about Trump’s deadly mishandling of the pandemic.

November 10, 2021

Judge to Trump: ‘Presidents Are Not Kings’Newser
  ~ Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff / Newser
Also, Trump ‘is not president’

November 8, 2021

Trump told RNC chair he was leaving GOP to create new party, says new book
  ~ Will Steakin / yahoo!news

October 29, 2021

Exposed: The Insidious Cancer at the Core of Democracy that Could Take Down Biden
  ~ thomhartmann / Daily Kos Community
  If President Biden’s Build Back Better plan goes down in flames, you can blame the US Supreme Court. Their Citizens United decision, in fact, is destroying both American politics and the planet.

October 27, 2021

Lies about history in Texas can be traced to the Lone Star State’s own Big Lie: The Alamo
  ~ SemDem for Community Contributors Team / Daily Kos Community

How Do People Join Militias? A Leaked Oath Keepers Roster Has Answers.
  ~ Ali Breland, Reporter / MotherJones
Police, preppers, and the (social) platforms all provide points of entry.

October 25, 2021

According to the Center for American Progress:

  • Average monthly job growth under Democratic presidents since 1933: 167,200

  • Average monthly job growth under Republican presidents: 66,700

October 15, 2021

“In a new statement, former president Trump said: ‘If we don’t solve the presidential election fraud of 2020, Republicans will not be voting in ‘22 or ‘24.’ Wow—he’s been out of office so long that he's forgotten how threats work.”
~ Seth Meyers

“For anyone who doesn’t want to take the vaccine, the governor of Texas is definitely on their side. It's funny how governors like [Greg] Abbott [Texas] always say the government should never tell private businesses how to do things, and then they do just that when it’s in their political interest. It’s like that one friend we have who says ‘I think we should try and be vegetarian—unless it’s popcorn chicken.’”
~ Trevor Noah

October 13, 2021

Trump warns Republicans ‘will not be voting’ in 2022 or 2024 unless his big lie is proven
  ~ Dartagnan / Daily Kos Community
Um ... good!

October 04, 2021

GOP Breaks Up With Chamber of Commerce
  ~ Dan K / Daily Kos Community
This story is like “Adam and Eve are divorcing!” House GOP Pushes Chamber Out of Strategy Sessions:

September 27, 2021

Mitch McConnell’s Senate GOP votes for the US to default on its debt and for the government to shut down
  ~ Joseph Zeballos-Roig / Business Insider

September 28, 2021

The Making of a Dictatorship: The Eastman Memo and GOP Silence
  ~ Hank Cetola, Op-Ed / DemcasT
  We learned definitively last week that former President Donald J. Trump and his allies did indeed want to destroy our democratic republic and install autocracy. CNN obtained a memo written by John Eastman, a lawyer working with Trump’s legal team, describing how Trump could persuade former Vice President Mike Pence to throw out the election results on Jan. 6.

September 21, 2021

Ken Burns: Current Era Comparable to Civil War Historian says this is America's 4th great crisis
  ~ Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff / Newser
Text: If you feel like Americans are living through a historically bad period of time in the country, historian Ken Burns says you’re right. “It’s really serious,” the documentary filmmaker said on the SmartLess podcast, per Mediaite. He said the current era is “equal to” the previous three “great crises” in the country: the Civil War, the Great Depression, and the second World War. He went on to quote Abraham Lincoln’s warning that America’s greatest threat is America itself, adding, “We’re looking right down the muzzle of that gun.” The podcast is hosted by actors Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, and Sean Hayes. Burns made similar comments earlier this year to NPR, citing America's three current “viruses” are COVID, white supremacy, and misinformation. (Read more Ken Burns stories.)

September 17, 2021

Clarence Thomas Offers a Warning During Speech
  ~ Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff / Newser
We must be careful not to ‘destroy our institutions,’ SCOTUS justice says
  → When the problem is the one speaking? ←

From other points of view: Humor Gets Your Point Across
  ~ various / DemcasT   — Save them all . . . .

September 16, 2021

Trump’s lawyers had a ‘law school 101 discussion’ about explaining to him how the Supreme Court works, book says
  ~ Sonam Sheth / Insider
• Trump’s lawyers had to tell him being mad over the election wasn't enough cause to sue, a book says.
• “Why don’t we just get up to the Supreme Court directly?” he asked, according to the book.
• That prompted a “tense, basic, law school 101 discussion” about how to explain the court to Trump.

September 14, 2021

Book: Worried About Trump, General Secretly Called China
  ~ John Johnson / Newser

September 10, 2021

The Constitution's framers knew a filibuster would be a huge mistake
  ~ Robert Reich's Blog / AlterNet    

September 4, 2021

Proof that Trump is in Desperate Financial Straits and is Not Running in 2024
  ~ Mark NC / News Corpse
  The 2020 presidential election was over eight months ago, and Joe Biden won decisively by more than seven million votes. And yet, Donald Trump has still not conceded. To the contrary, he has persistently peddled the “Big Lie” that the election was “rigged” and “stolen” from him, despite failing to provide a shred of evidence and losing more than 60 court cases challenging the outcome.

September 1, 2021

The Legal Minds Who Tried to Overturn the Election for Trump Are Being Welcomed Back Into Polite Society
  ~ Richard L. Hasen / SLATE
Never Forget! Never Forgive!

August 31, 2021

The U.S. left behind a lot in Afghanistan, but it did not leave $83 billion in military hardware
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff

August 30, 2021

Biden Deserves Credit, Not Blame, for Afghanistan
  ~ David Rothkopf / The Atlantic
Americans should feel proud of what the U.S. government and military have accomplished in these past two weeks.

Why Facebook Won’t Stop Pushing Propaganda
Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery
MotherJones – March-April 2021 Issue
Vaccine disinformation. —The Big Lie.
The hate poisoning your community.
It all goes back to Mark Zuckerberg’s business model.

August 27, 2021

“Here's some good news: the FDA granted full approval to Pfizer's Covid vaccine. But the vaccine isn’t the only thing keeping the FDA busy. They recently had to tell people not to treat Covid with a drug that's given to animals with worms. They tweeted: ‘You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.’  Meanwhile the people taking it are like, ‘Laugh all you want, but I don’t have Covid and the worms are almost gone.’”
~ Jimmy Fallon

“The president of the Arizona Senate announced yesterday that the results of the state's Republican-led audit of the 2020 election will be delayed after several executives from the third-party company Cyber Ninjas contracted the coronavirus. Man, at this rate we'll never get to find out what didn’t actually happen.”
~ Seth Meyers

“Socialism Alert! Greg Abbott [Texas Gov] got COVID and now wants to spread it around to everyone.”
~ Trevor Noah

Anti-vaxxer being interviewed by Jordan Klepper:
“I can’t go to the gym. It feels like a dictatorship. Like we’re living in Nazi Germany and the only things that are missing are the camps and the gas.”

Jordan Klepper: “Do you think that’s what it was like in Nazi Germany? People were bitching about not going to the gym?”
~ The Daily Show

“Great—my horse has worms and the pharmacy is out of everything except COVID vaccines.”
~ Conan O’Brien on Twitter

   Rule #1: “You should never have  more drinks than there are flight attendants on the plane.”
Rule #2: “Keep your carry-on baggage in the overhead compartment—and your emotional baggage to your damn self.”
Rule #3: “If you don’t own the plane, you don’t make the rules. So put your mask on, watch The Boss Baby, and shut the fuck up, bitch.”
~ Jimmy Kimmel Live guest host Ru Paul'sRules for the Unruly

August 26, 2021

An open letter to the Republican warmongers criticizing Joe Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal
  ~ Aldous J Pennyfarthing / Daily Kos Community

The real socialism in America isn’t what you think
  ~ Robert Reich / NationofChange
It’s more socialism for the rich, harsh capitalism for the rest.

August 25, 2021

The Supreme Court’s sloppiness reveals its radicalism
  ~ Amanda Marcotte, Salon / Salon
So much for “balls and strikes” — Trump’s Supreme Court exposes its radicalism with “Remain in Mexico” decision

August 23, 2021

KC Star: I served in Afghanistan as a US Marine, twice. Here’s the truth in two sentences
  ~ MimiStardust / Daily Kos Community
★ “One: For 20 years, politicians, elites and D.C. military leaders lied to us about Afghanistan.”
★ “Two: What happened last week was inevitable, and anyone saying differently is still lying to you.”
“…when people ask me if we made the right call getting out of Afghanistan in 2021, I answer truthfully: Absolutely not. The right call was getting out in 2002. 2003.

Republicans claim to fear left-wing authoritarianism — but there’s no such thing
  ~ Cody Cain / salon - Published August 14, 2021
Yes, dictators sometimes cloak themselves in “socialism.” But tyranny, here and elsewhere, is always right-wing    

Afghanistan, Biden, and the Media
  ~ The Weekly Sift: making sense of the news one week at a time

August 20, 2021

Here's the real 'mistake' Biden made in Afghanistan
  ~ John Stoehr, The Editorial Board / Raw Story Commentary

August 18, 2021

Times Change…Republicans Don’t; The Covid Edition
  ~ Ellen Wolff / Demcast
This article is an update of an op-ed this writer published with DemCast in May of 2020. You can find that article here.

August 17, 2021

The conservative Supreme Court majority is issuing some of its most extreme rulings in the shadows
  ~ Joan McCarter / Daily Kos Staff

August 16, 2021

GOP Removes Page Praising Donald Trump's 'Historic' Peace Deal With Taliban
  ~ Jack Beresford / Newsweek
The Republican National Committee has removed a webpage from 2020 in which it praised Donald Trump for signing a historic peace agreement with the Taliban.

Top Taliban leaders are among the 5,000 that Trump released last year over everyone’s objections
  ~ SemDem / Daily Kos Community

August 10, 2021

It looks like Trumpland might finally have its voting machine tampering suspect—spoiler: It’s MAGA
  ~ Walter Einenkel, Daily Kos Staff / Daily Kos

We Have the War on Terror to Thank for Donald Trump
  ~ Dan Spinelli, Reporter / MotherJones
Spencer Ackerman’s new book traces how the US response to terrorism, from Oklahoma City to 9/11, paved the way for the 2016 election and January 6 [2021] insurrection.

August 8, 2021

DC insider: A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week and it should shock us all
  ~ Robert Reich - Commentary / RawStory

August 5, 2021

With one small action, Joe Biden reveals himself as a better leader than Donald Trump ever was
  ~ Dartagnan / Daily Kos Community

August 4, 2021

Percent of the 259 regulations, guidance documents, and agency memoranda the Trump administration issued that were successfully overturned in court, according to according to the Institute for Policy Integrity: 77%

Percent of the time that a White House administration typically loses in court: 30%
  [via Bill in Portland Maine, Cheers and Jeers / Daily Kos Community]

August 3, 2021

Filibuster Reform Letter Goes to Washington
  ~ Press Release by DemCast Staff / DemCast

The greatest political corruption scandal in U.S. history, and America is outraged for HALF A DAY?
  ~ MatthewSmith / Daily Kos Community
Sorry—am I missing something?

August 2, 2021

Charles M. Blow: I call that party a national security threat and a cancer on our democracy.
  ~ xaxnar / Daily Kos Community
  From the N.Y. Times: The G.O.P. Menace to Society

July 30, 2021

Thread Reader — Please watch this and share. I am absolutely fucking outraged and enraged by the nihilistic vandalism of our country for the sake of sustaining Trumps’ ONGOING campaign to hold political power at the price of burning it all down.
  ~ Steve Schmidt / Thread Reader    

July 29, 2021

3 Members Of Congress Failed To Properly Disclose Up To $22 Million Of Stock Trades, Watchdog Says
  ~ Graison Dangor, Forbes Staff / Forbes
Three Republican members of Congress did not report up to $22 million in stock trades made earlier this year within 45 days of the transactions, as required by law, an elections watchdog group said in ethics complaints filed Thursday afternoon.

July 23, 2021

According to a new book, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley was worried that former president Trump would try to incite a coup after losing the 2020 election. We really need to come up with a better early-warning system than tell-all books.
  ‘We’re in danger! Quick—get me a typewriter!’
~ Seth Meyers

[Trump cultist Jim Jordan] literally plotted at the White House with the president about how January 6th would go to overthrow the election result and keep Trump in power. And so the Republicans picked him to be on the committee investigating what happened on January 6th. It’s like if you wanted to investigate the rise in obesity and you appointed ten cheeseburgers and a blooming onion as your contribution to the commission of inquiry.
~ Rachel Maddow, after Speaker Pelosi removed Jordan from the Jan. 6 committee

I Had A Story Ready. But I Woke Up Feeling The Need To Defend President Biden.
  ~ Rule of Claw / Daily Kos Community
Just remember one thing-Republicans would love to sell this House to the highest bidder, and we want it to be a dream home for all of us.

Washington Post: Former Trump Supporter Tells The Rest Of Us To Stop Insulting Trump Voters.
  ~ Merlin196357 / Daily Kos Community
Wake up time ....

July 22, 2021

Jon Stewart to Trump Backers: ‘This Country Isn’t Yours’
  ~ Newser Editors & Newser Staff
He goes after Sean Hannity at Fox, for one

Either Lumpy and his friends are lying about being bothered by thin-skinned authoritarian less-than-Christian readers of prompter being president, or they don't care, as long as it's their thin-skinned prompter authoritarian tyrant narcissist. You just want that person to give you your country back because you feel that you're this country's rightful owners. There's only one problem with that—this country isn't yours! You don't own it! It never was! There is no real America! You don't own it! You don't own patriotism, you don't own Christianity, you sure as hell don't own respect for the bravery and sacrifice of military, police, and firefighters! Trust me!
  ~ Jon Stewart on Stephen Colbert's CBS show "The Daily Show" Thursday night (youtube 5 stars!)

July 20, 2021

Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Prevent Trump Becoming Unelected Speaker of House
  ~ Chris Walker / Truthout

July 19, 2021

Quote of the day is from John Gartner on America if Trump is president again
  ~ HalBrown / Daily Kos Community & Salon
  Chauncey DeVega: If Donald Trump somehow returns to office, either by election or through a successful coup, what will happen?
  Psychologist John D. Gartner: I believe it will make "The Handmaid's Tale" look like a vacation.

Call it what it is: The Radical Fascist Agenda
  ~ zman1527 / Daily Kos Community
  Choose one:
    Democrat: a radical socialist agenda
    Republican: a radical fascist agenda

July 18, 2021

The GOP Just Hung Itself Like an Elephant-sized Birthday Party Piñata.
  ~ GimpyOlNorman / Daily Kos Community
Republicans care much more about rich tax cheaters than they do about roads and bridges.

July 16, 2021

Explosive Interview Directly Implicates Trump in Tax Scheme
  ~ Jose Pagliery, Political Investigations Reporter / Daily Beast
As investigators look into a scheme at the Trump Organization to avoid paying taxes on employee benefits, one witness has set the scene to show Trump was involved.

July 15, 2021

Leaked Kremlin documents described Trump as an ‘impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual’: report
  ~ John Haltiwanger,Sonam Sheth / Business Insider via Yahoo! News
Documents assessed to be leaked from the Kremlin described Trump as “mentally unstable.”

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Feared a Trump Coup
  ~ Arden Dier, Newser Staff / Newser
Gen. Mark Milley thought Trump was adopting ‘gospel of the Führer’: book

Following up: Trump Calls Coup Report ‘So Ridiculous’
  ~ Bob Cronin, Newser Staff / Newser
Denial includes criticism of Joint Chiefs chairman he appointed

July 13, 2021

MSNBC shows just how horribly Trump is gaslighting America, and it’s a thing of pure horror
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff

July 7, 2021

Trump’s Fantasy Legal World
  ~ David A. Graham, staff writer / The Atlantic
The former president is obscuring the very real legal problems he has with imaginary ones he wants.

“Crack their skulls! Just shoot them!” Trump told chief of staff, ‘Hitler did a lot of good things.’
  ~ annieli for the End of the Republic / Daily Kos Community
Moreover, “Hitler and his followers were young men in 1923. They could afford to wait,” wrote Richard J. Evans, a preeminent British historian of fascism. “Trump is in his seventies and can’t.”

July 5, 2021

Slouching toward fascism, or why sometimes you just can’t go home again
  ~ Dartagnan for Community Contributors Team / Daily Kos Community
  Also: “Dehumanization and the Normalization of Violence: It’s Not What You Think,” – Social Science Research Council

July 3, 2021

Jeff Timmer: Republicans threaten the ‘Chimes of Freedom’
  ~ Jeff Timmer / Michigan Advance
Excellent Read!

June 27, 2021

A Parade of Trump Loyalists Are Having Second Thoughts
  ~ Julia Lurie, Senior Reporter / MotherJones

June 25, 2021

Trump aides drafted Insurrection Act proclamation to deploy military against D.C. protests last June
  ~ Dartagnan / Daily Kos Community
As reported by the New York Times:

June 24, 2021

Rudy Giuliani’s Law License Suspended in New York
  ~ Newser Editors and Wire Services
Court says he lied while trying to overturn the 2020 election

Former NRA Chief Tricked Into Addressing ‘Lost Class’
  ~ Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
He delivered commencement speech to chairs representing victims of gun violence

Trump Received Multiple Emergency COVID Medicines
  ~ Newser Editors, Newser Staff
New book details a frantic weekend of treatment

June 23, 2021

Michigan Republicans Confirm the Obvious: Trump Lost Fair and Square
  ~ AJ Vicens, Reporter / MotherJones
      A GOP-led investigation found “no evidence” to doubt Biden’s win.
  ★ ★ Also: GOP-led Senate Oversight panel debunks 2020 voter fraud conspiracies in new report
  ~ Laina G. Stebbins / Michigan Advance
  ★ ★ Another: Michigan Senate Republicans refute themselves, conclude the 2020 election was completely legit
  ~ Eclectablog – June 24, 2021

The Biggest Threat to America Is America Itself
  ~ Nicholas Kristof, Opinion Columnist / The New York Times

June 20, 2021

Clinical psychologist explains how to break the twisted bond between Trump and his supporters
  ~ Alan D. Blotcky – Salon / via AlterNet

June 17, 2021

“Today the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare again. The court decided Texas didn’t have standing to sue because nobody was forced to pay a penalty for not getting insurance. Why? Back in 2017 the GOP-controlled Congress passed a bill cutting the individual mandate penalty to zero. The Republicans’ previous attempt to kill Obamacare killed this attempt to kill Obamacare. Turns out the GOP is its own worst enemy. Also: everybody else’s.”
~ Stephen Colbert

June 15, 2021

Emails Show Trump’s Big Push to Overturn Election
  ~ John Johnson / Newser Staff
  Former president pressured top Justice Department officials to hold up results

June 14, 2021

Democrats Must Use the Most Powerful Word In Politics
  ~ thomhartmann / Daily Kos Community

June 12, 2021

We are in incredible danger
  ~ Magnifico / Daily Kos Community
  References the article next below.

An Exit From Trumpocracy
  ~ David Frum / The Atlantic – January 18, 2018
The stability of American society depends on conservatives finding a way forward from the Trump dead end.

“If conservatives become convinced that they can not win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will reject democracy.”
  ~ David Frum

June 6, 2021

Jokes About Trump’s Pants
“Let’s be clear, he did not put them on backward, which is good for Trump, because it would be very embarrassing to be the first president to put your pants on backward. As opposed to what he is, the first president where everyone believed it was at least possible.”
~ Seth Meyers

Republicans “forget” that Trump fired embedded CDC observer in China months before the outbreak
  ~ Francis Townsend / Daily Kos Community

June 4, 2021

Wait, now our Arizona voter info is in a secluded Montana cabin?
  ~ Mother Mags / Daily Kos Community

Trumpy Man who’s concerned that vaccine was too rushed gives Trump all the credit for rushing it
  ~ Aldous J Pennyfarthing / Daily Kos Community

“Donald Trump made an interesting move—he quit his own blog. According to one of his advisers, the reason he shut it down is people in the media have been mocking how few people were visiting his site. So from now on he’s just going to write bitchy little notes on the dry-erase board at the Mar-A-Lago omelet station.”
~ Jimmy Kimmel

“Half the USA is vaccinated. The other half thought 2020 was just too much fun.”
~ Conan O'Brien

“Vice President Kamala Harris said that broadband internet is ‘critical to infrastructure.’ And then Spectrum added a 30-cent ‘Critical to Infrastructure’ fee.”
~ Seth Meyers

June 3, 2021

What about 18 U.S. Code 2385?
  ~ jamess / Daily Kos Community
(Psst.   It can happen here — it already has … the attempted, intended overthrow, anyways … )

In retreat, they are salting the earth behind them
  ~ subtropolis / Daily Kos Community
Sore losers: ”Audits’ and Voter Suppression by Republicans 2021

Democrats will win in a blowout in 2022. There is no history that says otherwise.
  ~ Egberto Willies / Daily Kos Community
There is no historical context of a party led by a twice impeached lying unpatriotic incompetent insurrectionist instigator orchestrating a win.

May 12, 2021

Winning An Election With No Evidence Of Having Won Is Called Losing An Election. /New Signs
  ~ freewayblogger / Daily Kos Community

May 4, 2021

★! ! ! Court Finds Barr Lied About Mueller Report
  ~ KeithDB / Daily Kos Community

What could be funnier than Trump refusing to pay Rudy when the poor sap needs him the most?
  ~ Aldous J Pennyfarthing / Daily Kos Community
“Say, does anyone walk away from Donald Trump intact?”

April 30, 2021

Psychiatrist says Trump’s ‘glaring psychological problems’were misinterpreted and led us to disaster
  ~ Bandy X. Lee / AlterNet

April 15, 2021

“The system of policing isn’t broken. It’s doing exactly what it’s meant to do in America. We’re not dealing with ‘bad apples.’ We’re dealing with a rotten tree. … America is a country where white people can storm the Capitol and be given the benefit of the doubt, but Black people just going about their lives are treated like they’re about to storm the Capitol.”
~ Trevor Noah

“If there’s one thing America is good at, it’s multi-tasking racisms. Look, Americans: there are better ways to deal with our issues than by being racist. Try therapy, interpretive dance, or yelling at your TV. You could yell at me—I can take it.”
~ Samantha Bee

[Republican] “Senator Mitch McConnell denounced corporations opposing Georgia’s new voting laws, saying they should ‘stay out of politics.’ Coincidentally, ‘stay out of politics’ is also Georgia’s new rule for black people.”
~ Michael Che, SNL
Mitch also said that corporations should keep sending bribe money donations to the Republican Party.

“This is an historic day. This afternoon, President Biden announced he will withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by September 11th, ending America’s longest war, even longer than the never-ending cupcake wars—a quagmire of ganache. The war has been going on for almost 20 years. To put that another way, this war is too old to date Matt Gaetz.”
~ Stephen Colbert

“The House Ethics Committee announced it’ll launch an investigation into Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz over allegations that he may have ‘engaged in sexual misconduct and/or illicit drug use, shared inappropriate images on the House floor, misused state identification records, converted campaign funds to personal use, and/or accepted a bribe, improper gratuity or impermissible gift.’ Or as Republicans call it: running for reelection.”
~ Seth Meyers

“Look, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: all the doctors tell you to wear masks and be careful, and the vaccine is safe. … Dr. Fauci has been doing this forever. He’s giving his very educated opinion. The closest Jim Jordan ever got to being an infectious-disease expert is contracting scabies on a wrestling mat.”
~ Jimmy Kimmel, responding to Rep. Jordan’s badgering of Dr. Fauci at a Thursday House committee hearing

April 03, 2021

The admission of Republican failure that hovers beneath every racist coronavirus slur
  ~ Dartagnan for Community Contributors Team / Daily Kos Community

March 29, 2021

Cheers and Jeers: Monday
  ~ Bill in Portland Maine / Daily Kos Community

Courtesy of The Daily Show. This could be an actual Republican TV ad.
Inspiring to see Georgia Republicans take bold action
to stop the spread... of voting. pic.twitter.com/Dm2xAeNSBd
  ~ The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) March 27, 2021
And remember, Democrats: always maintain six feet of distance between yourself and your ballot. Voting by telepathy isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the patriotic thing to do.   — RNC

March 23, 2021

Intel Community: “Previous Guy was a tool in a long-running Russian campaign to weaken the USA.”
  ~ annieli for Trump Russia Investigators / Daily Kos Community

Major luxury travel agency dumps the former guy’s hotels
  ~ Aldous J Pennyfarthing / Daily Kos Community

March 16, 2021

My political eulogy for Donald Trump. The media and the GOP have it all wrong.
  ~ StellaRay / Daily Kos Community

March 12, 2021

“The House passed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package today. Democrats are calling it a landmark bill that will give Americans desperately-needed financial assistance during a pandemic, while Republicans are calling it ‘Not what Dr. Seuss would have wanted.’”
~ Seth Meyers

“Despite not having his name on the checks, Biden is going to take credit for it. He, Dr. Jill, Kamala Harris and first Second Man Doug are gonna promote the plan all over the country, and White House officials are preparing a sprawling sales campaign designed to draw attention to the benefits of the Covid relief package. So get ready to see a lot of billboards that say: MONEY—You Like It!”
~ Stephen Colbert

“This bill is huge—it’s 1.9 trillion dollars. That’s like a dollar for every email you got this year that started with, ‘In these challenging times…’”
~ Jimmy Fallon

UNPRESIDENTIAL: Joe Biden delivers major speech on coronavirus without once pointing to a pillow salesman and saying “get up here, say a few words”
  — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) March 12, 2021

“Texas today lifted their statewide mask mandate. Governor Greg Abbott said says he’s lifting the mandate against the advice of his own health experts because businesses and families in Texas ‘have the freedom to determine their own destiny.’ Unless, of course, you’re a woman who doesn’t want to be pregnant—then we will decide for you.”
~ Jimmy Kimmel

“Over in the Senate, Merrick Garland was officially confirmed as Attorney General. You may remember Garland from when President Obama nominated him for the Supreme Court back in 2016, but the Republican Senate wouldn’t even bring it to a vote. I love it when a character from Season 1 pops back up in Season 5.”
~ James Corden

February 28, 2021

CPAC: Conservative Political Action Cult Disciples Ask ‘What Are Our Marching Orders?’
  ~ Mark NC / News Corpse
FIRED Former Pres Loser just won't stop.

February 26, 2021

“Prosecutors in New York will soon have Trump’s ‘perfect’ tax returns. Life is funny, isn’t it? One day you’re building walls and the next day they’re closing in on you.”
~ Jimmy Kimmel

“For years, the former president has been desperate to prevent prosecutors from getting their hands on any documents that might get him in legal trouble. But the high court ruled that he has to hand over his financial history to the Manhattan D.A., who’s been conducting a criminal investigation that could lead to conspiracy fraud charges, which are [Class] B felonies. Given the potential charges, the former president could be sent to jail if convicted. I can’t wait to see it all play out on the new Netflix series, Orange is the New Orange.”
~ Stephen Colbert

“According to a new poll, Congress has a 35 percent approval rating, which is its highest approval rating in 12 years. Even more impressive, if you remove Ted Cruz it’s 97 percent.”
~ Seth Meyers

“Ted Cruz said his decision to go on a family vacation to Cancun during Texas’s weather emergency was obviously a mistake. Cruz initially released a statement saying he only went because his daughters made him go. And if you think it’s bad to throw his daughters under the bus, Cruz would like you to know that that statement was his wife’s idea.”
~ Colin Jost, SNL

“We haven’t had a raise in the federal minimum wage in over ten years, which is the longest period in history without an increase. It’s insane that America updates its Spider-Men more frequently than the minimum wage.”
~ Samantha Bee

“Republicans saw the record number of people exercising their right to vote [in 2020] and said, ‘Yo, that shit can not happen again.’ Hey, I get it—Republicans have to make it harder to vote so they have a better chance of winning elections. The only other option for them is to change their policies to appeal to a majority of voters. But come on, that’s way too hard.”
~ Trevor Noah

The crisis of American democracy is already here
  ~ Cody Fenwick / AlterNet
Good recap

How white evangelicals found themselves worshipping a golden Trump
  ~ John Stoehr / AlterNet
Golden Calf/Ass/Idol, brought to you by the GOP (Republicans)

President Who? Fox News and Mitch McConnell Still Don’t Acknowledge that Trump Lost
  ~ Mark NC / News Corpse
Five weeks later: still crazy after all this time!

February 19, 2021

“[Trump’s] impeachment highlights a fundamental tenet of our legal system. All Americans, regardless of status, are entitled to a speedy trial by a jury of your cowardly partisan sycophants and henchmen.”
~ Jon Stewart on Twitter

“This has to be the dumbest trial I’ve ever seen. Here’s how dumb it was: the jurors deciding the case were the ones who were attacked by the defendant. The trial took place at the scene of the crime. And then afterward one of the jurors [Mitch McConnell] who voted to acquit Trump ran out and said, ‘Someone’s gotta prosecute this guy! He did it! This man belongs in jail!’
I feel bad for Pence—43 of his work friends were like, ‘C’mon, Mike, they only tried to hang you, stop being such a drama queen.”
~ Colin Jost, SNL

“During Trump’s impeachment trial, House managers showed security footage of Capitol rioters violently attacking police. Here’s a little black history for you: just because there's video evidence doesn’t mean you’re going to get a conviction.”
~ Michael Che

“Tucker Carlson said Joe and Jill Biden’s marriage is ‘as real as climate change.’ Because it’s been around since the Carter administration, and it’s only getting hotter?”
~ Stephen Colbert

“Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70. The death of the staunchly-conservative defender of Republican family values was announced today by his fourth wife.”
~ Bill in Portland Maine / Daily Kos Community

February 13, 2021

Trump’s acquittal is a sign of ‘constitutional rot’ – partisanship overriding principles
  ~ John E. Finn, Professor Emeritus of Government - Wesleyan University / The Conversation

February 12, 2021

2nd Impeachment Trial of DJT Edition.

“The impeachment trial of President Trump opened with footage of the January 6th assault on the Capitol, and the room fell so silent you could practically hear Ted Cruz eating his popcorn.”
~ Seth Meyers

“Whether or not the president is [convicted], or whether or not they do the right thing to keep him from holding office again, it is important that one time, as a nation, we look this straight in the face as it is laid out definitively for the unprecedented and premeditated violation that it is. Because only by facing this truth will we have any hope of stopping it from happening again. Also, I’m pretty convinced it wasn’t Antifa now.”
~ Stephen Colbert

“Former media influencer Donald Trump will not testify at his impeachment trial. … He’ll be defended by the lawyers who refused to prosecute Bill Cosby, and who agreed to represent Jeffrey Epstein before his death. Which raises the question: what does Trump think he’s being impeached for?”
~ Colin Jost, SNL

“The Democrats made an excellent case. So much so that Trump’s lawyers are now only planning to use three of the 16 hours they’re allotted to rebut. Or maybe they realized he’s only planning to pay them for three of the hours.”
~ Jimmy Kimmel

“Usually presidents age because of the stress of the job. Obama went gray. George W shrunk like three inches. It’s a hard job if you do it. Not Trump—he looks the same. But, good lord, he put a beatin’ on us. We’re all older. Even the Statue of Liberty got crow’s feet.”
~ Wanda Sykes on Jimmy Kimmel Live

“Marjorie Taylor Greene, who looks like the mug shot of a former child star…apologized for her previous remarks, saying 9/11 absolutely happened. And to honor that day, Greene plans to hijack and crash the Republican party.”
~ Michael Che, SNL

February 08, 2021

Why Patriots Know Conviction of Trump Is Necessary
  ~ Mindy Schwartz and Rena Korb / DemCast op-ed

February 05, 2021

“Donald Trump’s new, new lawyers released their response to the impeachment charges they will defend him against in the Senate next week, and this is great: on the very first page of their very first legal filing, they wrote, ‘To the honorable members of the Unites States Senate.’ They misspelled United States. Aaaaaaand we’re off!”
~ Jimmy Kimmel

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“A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.”
  • Ditto for those who foment insurrection and then prate about “unity”.

January 31, 2021

First on CNN: Trump’s impeachment defense team leaves less than two weeks before trial
  ~ Gloria Borger, Kaitlan Collins, Jeff Zeleny and Ashley Semler / CNN

Members are abandoning Mar-a-Lago now that Trump is no longer of use to anybody
  ~ Hunter / Daily Kos Staff
Disgraced Former President Donald Trump hasn't changed from not doing his job and is still spending his time playing golf, just as he did while not being a president.

January 29, 2021

Mitch McConnell’s Huge Blunder and Why Dems Need to Go Supernova on Impeachment
  ~ EagleOfFreedom / Daily Kos Community

“They [Republicans] didn’t start thinking of the old common fellow till just as they started out on the election tour. The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover was an engineer. He knew that water trickles down. Put it uphill and let it go and it will reach the driest little spot. But he didn’t know that money trickled up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people at the top will have it before night, anyhow. But it will at least have passed through the poor fellows hands. They saved the big banks, but the little ones went up the flue.”
  ~~Will Rogers, “And Here’s How It All Happened” (Nov. 26, 1932)
Kinda hard to not notice that nothing much has changed in the 88 years since Rogers said this!

“Sarah Huckabee Sanders is running for governor of Arkansas, so she’ll probably say she’s not running for governor and there’s no state called Arkansas.”
~ Trevor Noah

“We are officially one week into Joe Biden’s presidency, and for the first time in awhile, a week actually felt like a week. In one week we’ve gone from insurrection to cool-and-collected, from anarchy to no malarkey, from drinking bleach to boring speech. It’s been a ride.”
~ Jimmy Fallon

“According to recent reports, President Biden is looking to speed up the release of new 20-dollar bills featuring Harriet Tubman, [who] would replace problematic former president Andrew Jackson. Biden’s looking to replace a problematic white man with an inspiring black woman. He’s already done it with Mike Pence, so why not?James Corden”
~ James Corden

January 25, 2021

Trump came closer to stealing a 2nd term than many realize — here’s what really stopped him
  ~ Amanda Marcotte / Salon via AlterNet

January 24, 2021

The traitor (and the evil spawn) are completely and totally f*cked - more than I thought.
  ~ Joe Pac / Daily Kos Community

Trump Lied More Than 30,000 Times During His Presidency. No Wonder We’re Exhausted.
  ~ Jackie Flynn Mogensen, Assistant Editor / MotherJones
Washington Post fact checkers have released their final tally of presidential BS.

January 23, 2021

Trump Conspired to Fire Acting Attorney General and Force Georgia to Overturn Election Results
  ~ Inae Oh, News and Engagement Editor / MotherJones
He ultimately backed off—only to incite the Capitol riot days later.

Fox News is super upset about the new ‘Time’ magazine cover drawing: ‘That picture isn’t real!’
  ~ Aldous J Pennyfarthing / Daily Kos Community

January 22, 2021

An Open Letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell From an Army Veteran
  ~ David Weissman / DemCasT

Biden Inauguration Beats Trump’s in the Ratings
  ~ Evann Gastaldo / Newser Staff
Preliminary Nielsen figures show an approximately 4% increase

The majority of the American people think … :

• 55 percent:
think the war in Iraq was a mistake and that we should get out.
• 65 percent:
want single-payer health care and are willing to pay more taxes to get it.
• 86 percent:
favor raising the minimum wage.
• 60 percent:
favor repealing Bush's tax cuts, or at least those that go only to the rich.
• 66 percent:
want to reduce the deficit not by cutting domestic spending, but by reducing Pentagon spending or raising taxes.
• 77 percent:
think we should do "whatever it takes" to protect the environment.
• 87 percent:
think big oil companies are gouging consumers and would support a windfall profits tax.
These polls were taken:   January 2006
Clue for the clueless: That is the center.
Want to take a stab at what the polls today show?
Which party is going to listen to the citizens?
Want to bet me that it will be the Republicans?
(i could really use the money from winning that bet!)

Trump‘s GOP has an ugly authoritarian core. A new poll exposes it.
  ~ Opinion by Greg Sargent / The Washington Post – Jan. 15, 2021

January 21, 2021

Biden’s team is starting from ‘square one’ after finding no real strategy for vaccine distribution
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff
While Trump and former HHS Secretary Alex Azar talked up a “federal stockpile” of vaccine that they were handing out carefully to make sure everyone got their prescribed two doses, it took until just before Azar’s departure before the truth came out. There was no stockpile.

“The Trump presidency officially ended today as Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States. And, uh…wow. So that’s what it feels like when you’re not grinding your teeth. I’d forgotten. And I can see colors again.”
~ Seth Meyers

“For the first time in our 244 history, the United States has a female vice president. It’s a moment that future generations will look back on and say, ‘Wow, that took a long time.’ Not only is Kamala Harris our first female vice president, she’s also our first black vice president, our first South Asian-American vice president, and the first vice president in four years who doesn’t think yogurt is too spicy.”
~ Stephen Colbert

“Today we showed the world that there is no My Pillow[1] large enough to smother our democracy. God bless America.”
~ Jimmy Kimmel
    [1] - MyPillow Guy Wants Trump To Endorse His Bid For Minnesota Governor / Aol news - Jan 23

“It was a bright sunny day, and now we finally have a president who knows not to stare directly at the sun.”
~ Jimmy Fallon

“Democracy prevails. But the game definitely went into overtime.”
~ James Corden

“Unsurprisingly, Republicans are ‘furious’ that Joe Biden chose to divide America by becoming president. And if that weren’t divisive enough, he’s openly plotting to ‘do stuff.’ Nice try, Joe, but according to Republicans a real unifier would have handed the office back to Trump, given him a McRib, and happily walked off to prison.”
~ Samantha Bee - Full Frontal

“I’ll never get used to having a First Lady who is not from Slovenia.”
~ Conan O’Brien

“We’re going to play a long portion of the president’s [covid] remarks, because it is no longer a danger to public health to do so.”
~ Nicolle Wallace / from yesterday’s edition of MSNBC’s Deadline White House

January 20, 2021

China Has 2 Biting Words for the Departing President
  ~ Kate Seamons / Newser Staff
  China to Trump: ‘Good riddance’

January 19, 2021

CIVIQS poll shows most Republicans are now Trump supporters first, party supporters ... not at all
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff

Trump’s Final Approval Rating: A ‘Personal Low Note’
  ~ Jenn Gidman / Newser
  ★ Trump is the only president since the analytics company started registering presidential job approval in 1938 to not get over the 50% hump at any point; a 45% rating during his first year was his best.

Biden ethics order marks departure from Trump administration
  ~ Brian Slodysko / APNews
NOW you can start hoping the swamp might get drained.

GOP Senator Holds Up Confirmation of DHS Nominee — Psst: it’s Hawley.
  ~ Newser Editors and Wire Services
Insurrectionist sympathizer Hawley starts off the GOP efforts to screw up the Biden Administration, even as the GOP is calling for “unity”. And it’s not even day1, yet.

“We found out he pays no taxes; he has no money; he is likely to face criminal charges in New York, ... ” […] “... nobody will do business with him... ” […] “... he’ll be generally thought of as the worst president in the history of the United States.”
~ Jimmy Kimmel Live

“ ... he who shall remain shameless.”
Summing up four years, [Colbert] noted:
“ ...you didn’t exactly know where he was going or what he was talking about but it made you feel dirty and you knew it wasn’t good for children.”
“In the end, the takeaway from this presidency is ‘Take him away,’”
~ Stephen Colbert on the A Late Show

“What did you come here to do? Wreck the economy, spread disease, and take selfies with cans of beans?”
“It’s not just that Trump inhabits an unhinged fantasy world, which he does, or that he and his aides lie as easily as they breathe, which they do. It’s that the entire federal bureaucracy was dragged into defending a narcissistic president’s delusion and anyone who refused to support the lie was punished.”
~ Seth Meyers on Late Night

Comparing Trump to the coronavirus.
“I hope that he slowly fades away like one of his tans. And I know that he’ll never be fully gone, all right? He's basically the COVID of politics,”
“America’s gonna be experiencing side effects long after he’s out of the system. And, unfortunately, we’re probably gonna see mutated strains, as well.”
~ Trevor Noah on the Daily Show

Imagining the scene at the White House, where: “Trump’s four remaining staffers toasted him by raising a glass of bleach.”
They were signing each other’s yearbooks with: “I won’t testify against you if you don’t testify against me.”
“I think everyone is ready for Trump to move on,” […] “probably like that moment when they pull the nasal swab out of your nose.”
~ Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show

January 18, 2021

After Twitter Dumped Trump, a Big Drop in Misinformation
  ~ Jenn Gidman / Newser Staff
  The Washington Post reports that, … false claims about election fraud plummeted 73% across multiple social-media sites in the week after Trump’s suspension from Twitter.

January 15, 2021

This Week in Hell: Bad Things Happen to Bad People, FINALLY (And the MyPillow Guy Was There)
  ~ ShowerCap / Daily Kos Community
EPIC RANT!   This one is a saver!

“President Trump was impeached today for a second time. Or as Fox News reported it: Fun rainy-day crafts to do with your grandkids!!!”
~ Seth Meyers

“The impeachment articles charged the president with just one thing: inciting violence against the government of the United States. His impeachment comes just one week before the president’s term expires. Do you know how bad of a job you have to be doing to get fired while you’re getting fired?”
~ Stephen Colbert

“Trump got impeached in December 2019 and January 2021, and botched COVID in between. Dude basically made a pandemic sandwich with impeachment bread.”
~ Jimmy Fallon

“‘This impeachment gives me one last chance to salvage my reputation!’ shouts Rudy Giuliani, as he ladles baked beans into his briefcase.”
~ Conan O’Brien

“Not only did Trump get banned from Twitter, but Google, Apple and Amazon removed the Parler app from their platforms. Parler is where all the right-wingers gather to post Q-a-nonsense and misspell the word ‘parlor.’ Trumpers are complaining bitterly that they’re being silenced. On their three propaganda networks, one-thousand conservative radio shows, and all over the internet, they’re screaming about being silenced.”
~ Jimmy Kimmel

“Police assumed protesters wouldn’t get out of control because they were white. They were literally wearing shirts that said “Civil War” on them. What else did they need? The back of the shirt to read, Seriously We’re Going To Attack You & Also Shit On The Floor For Some Reason?”
~ Samantha Bee

“EVERY GOP CONGRESSMAN: To all my Radical Dumbocrat colleagues: We need healing and unity. I say this not just to the Commies, but also to the Libtards.”
~ Trevor Noah

January 12, 2021

President Trump Failed Us: Why we must not normalize chaos
  ~ Dr. Karen Weaver / via eclectablog
Brought to you by the Republican Party and those who voted for DJT

How do you spell “hypocrisy”? “G-O-P.”
  ~ Mitchell Robinson / eclectablog
The sin(s) of Republicanism . . .

January 9, 2021

Jeff Timmer: The sin of Trumpism
  ~ Jeff Timmer / Michigan Advance
  → Jeff Timmer is a political consultant, strategist, and Warren Zevon fan. He was Executive Director of the Michigan Republican Party and served as a Republican on the Michigan Board of State Canvassers. He is a Senior Advisor to the Lincoln Project and Co-Founder of Republicans and Independents for Biden.

Arizona GOP censures Cindy McCain
  ~ ianmh1984 / Daily Kos Community
The Maricopa County Republican Party voted Saturday to censure Cindy McCain after she endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president in the November election.

Quotes from Barry Goldwater (1909-1998) over 30 years ago:
  1. “Small men, seeking great wealth or power, have too often and too long turned even the highest levels of public service into mere personal opportunity.”
    He said this long before DJT got elected …
  2. “While I am a great believer in the free enterprise system and all that it entails, I am an even stronger believer in the right of our people to live in a clean and pollution-free environment.”
  3. “A woman has a right to an abortion. That’s a decision that’s up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right.”
  4. “Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise. I know, I’ve tried to deal with them.”
  5. “I am frankly sick and tired of the political preachers telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in A, B, C, and D. Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me?”
  6. “When you say ‘radical right’ today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party away from the Republican Party, and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye.”
  7. “You don’t have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.”

January 8, 2021

Lehigh University has rescinded and revoked honorary degree it awarded to Trump in 1988
  ~ Jenn Gidman / Newser Staff

The Mob at the Capitol Proves That Blue Lives Have Never Mattered to Trump Supporters
  ~ Nathalie Baptiste / MotherJones
It was just another vehicle for asserting white supremacy.

 Sedition Edition:

Hi, I’m Jimmy Kimmel. Thank you for joining us for the treason finale of the Trump era. … The Capitol was besieged by MAGA-hatters in all manner of crazy costumes. It was like a psychotic ‘The Price is Right’ audience forcibly taking control of the Big Wheel.
  ~ Jimmy Kimmel

A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol and forced the joint session of Congress to halt the certification of the electoral college vote. And if this is the first you’re hearing of it: welcome, Fox viewers.
  ~ Seth Meyers

We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again: white supremacists are domestic terrorists and the government better address them as such.
  ~ Samantha Bee

When you tell people who play dress-up soldier that they are on a patriotic mission, they desperately believe it. That’s what I saw today in DC.
  ~ Jordan Klepper, The Daily Show

I would invite all of these disgruntled Americans to take a page out of Stacey Abrams’ book: don’t endanger our country’s greatest legacy—the peaceful transfer of power—just because your guy lost. Get out there and focus on winning the next round. Come on Republicans, don’t go up to Capitol Hill for a government handout. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and just work a little harder. And in 2022, when all of those Republicans who are responsible for what happened today are running for reelection, let’s remember them for who they showed themselves to be: cynical cowards who believe the voters should not get to choose who governs this country.
  ~ Stephen Colbert

President-elect Biden said it best when he said: ‘We have to step up. We’re at our best when we step up.’ But President Biden also said something after his speech that hit me even harder. He said, ‘Enough is enough is enough.’ And that’s what I believe a majority of this country has been saying—has been screaming—for a long time. Enough is enough. Today was a disgrace.
  ~ Jimmy Fallon

In two weeks, on those same steps where that mob fought and pushed past police, the people who encouraged and instigated that violence—Donald Trump, his children, Rudy Giuliani—they’re all going to need a tourist pass to get in because they’ve lost the presidency, they’ve lost the House, and now they’ve lost the Senate. Today was their last dance at the worst party any of us have ever been to. So if you can, have hope. … I really do believe that there are better times ahead. Except for the guy who came [into the Capitol] dressed as every member of The Village People. I don’t know if better times are ahead for him.
  ~ James Corden

January 6, 2021

Media captures unprecedented storming of U.S. Capitol
  ~ David Bauder / APNews

January 5, 2021

The last time that the federal government executed more inmates in a year than it did in 2020: 1896
  ~ The Trump Legacy

Trump goes out with a whimper
  ~ Cody Fenwick / AlterNet
… he couldn’t help but seem pathetic.

Trump Won’t Be Allowed to Visit Scotland to Play Golf
  ~ Rob Quinn / Newser Staff
White House says he wasn’t planning to go …

The SS plan to remove tRump if he refuses to leave
  ~ cpr4life / Daily Kos Community

Cry About It, Mike Pence
  ~ Tim Murphy, Senior Reporter / MotherJones
Gut-wrenching. — REALLY?   Doing the proper thing is Gut-wrenching?

‘Judgment day’: Schwarzenegger blasts Trump’s ‘un-American’ call to Raffensperger in blistering op-ed
  ~ Meaghan Ellis / Alternet
Arnold Schwarzenegger on why Republicans must stop Trump ~ The Economist

January 4, 2021

The GA Call - Far Worse than Watergate - Here’s Why
  ~ hughwill / Daily Kos Community
Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are […] They are different.    ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby

Dick @$#^&% Cheney is Saving Us from a Martial Law Coup D’état??? Now I’ve Seen Everything.
  ~ AlyoshaKaramazov / Daily Kos Community

January 3, 2021

Trump, on tape, presses Ga. official to ‘find’ Trump votes
  ~ Jeff Amy, Darlene Superville and Kate Brumback / APNews
Dictator much?

Here Is The Felony Donald Trump Just Committed On His Call to Georgia Sec. of State Raffensperger
  ~ MichalZapendowski / Daily Kos Community
U.S. Code Title 52 (Voting and Elections), Section 20511

Pence Backs GOP Effort to Invalidate Biden’s Win
  ~ Bob Cronin / Newser Staff
Vice president, who will be presiding, ‘welcomes the efforts’ of congressional Republicans

January 2, 2021

• Vandals Leave Message at Pelosi’s Home
  ~ Newser Editors / Newser Staff
Demand $2K relief checks, leave fake blood and a pig’s head — Guessing they’re not smart enough to know that it was Moscow Mitch that blocked the $2K checks?

• McConnell Decries ‘Radical Tantrum’
  ~ Bob Cronin / Newser Staff
  Hey, Mitch? – "Chickens / Roost"... you know the saying ...

No, Pelosi should not refuse to seat newly elected members of Congress
  ~ Teri Kanefield – Op-Ed / DemcasT

More GOP lawmakers enlist in Trump effort to undo Biden win
  ~ Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick / APNews

How scared are they? Trump just tried to declare the GA Senate election illegal and invalid.
  ~ SemDem / Daily Kos Community

• ‘Diehard’ Trumpers vowing to get violent at Wednesday ‘Stop the Steal’ rally
  ~ Christian Dem in NC / Daily Kos Community

In epic Twitter thread, Steve Schmidt explains why 1/6/21 will be the end of the Republican Party.
  ~ NorthBronxDem / Daily Kos Community

January 1, 2021

• Happy New Year? Trumpist lawyer threatens Vice President Pence with execution
  ~ SemDem / Daily Kos Community
You know Lin Wood, attorney for the Trump Campaign?

Lopsided Senate Vote Delivers Veto Override on Defense Bill
  ~ Bob Cronin / Newser Staff
Lawmakers hold rare New Year’s Day session to give Trump a defeat

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