Here is where we are this week: The GOP is impeaching Biden because the base wants it - really, really wants it - and this vote has all the dopamine hits the want. Such an investigation and the public hearings also provide counter-programming to a year of Trump felony trials, as was stated by Marjorie Traitor Goon when she said she wanted the impeachment hearings to last all year up to the election.
You’ve covered a lot of territory today Tom, thank you. Unable to “impress us with their brilliance, Republicans are trying to baffle us with their bullshit”. Creating chaos, disbelief and anger is their only act.
What took decades to accomplish by dedicated Americans is being destroyed in a few short years by these clowns.
Think of Trump as a wounded lion. A wounded animal, especially when cornered is a VERY dangerous animal. Our legal system and every single non trump voter in America has to be hyper vigilant for the next 11 months. I hope he goes to prison for the rest of his life. I hope his enablers like MAGA Mike and Ms. Goon wind up in jail as well.
They aren’t simply “unfit”--The GOP is unfit for domestication, let alone for governance.
➡️” Alleged “savior” Nikki Haley is in fact more radically-right than Trump is, according to statements she makes at campaign appearances.”
So true about “savior”Nikki Haley,backed by Charles Koch=Heritage Foundation=Project 2025.
Meanwhile our tanking -in -the polls governor just proposed setting 1 million aside in our annual budget in case Florida State University wants to sue for being snubbed in football playoffs. Could DeSantis be any more desperate…🤔
As the DC media begin to turn the Titanic around, the absolute gaslighting mockery Speaker Johnson projects is breathtaking
Man the life boats, rats and scumbags starboard
I think I have failed to extend compliments on "press corpse." I had been referring to the chief chucktodd of them all as madam of the DC brothel, and a friend said this was insulting to some women who have been abused. I also said that, unlike those in the DC political media brothel, women in the sex trade actually work.
Sigh . . . Repeat . . . The RNC is an organized crime syndicate with FASCIST billionaire Puppet Masters controlling their installed Republicans. Many of those Puppet Masters are Russian oligarchs. And then there are ones like Koch or Harlan Crowe, Mercers, DeVos-Prince, --Neo nazis with Russian sympathies. The current RNC needs to be shut down and investigated; Citizens United needs to be revoked. Democracy hasn’t got a chance without this . . . And tRump, a stochastic terrorist, needs to be GAGGED, IMPRISONED, awaiting trial for espionage and treason. The 1st Amendment DOES NOT PROTECT criminal speech, speech meant to incite violence and instill fear; libel and intimidation, urging crowds toward violence and subversion.
One idiot is apparently claiming that since trump was impeached it is only "fair" that Biden also be so.
The founding fathers are asking to have their graves moved to Portugal. Lucky they don't need Medicare.
fine summary of where we're at, Tom.
it feels like a really shitty place to be.
during all this book flogging, has Ms. Cheney at any time endorsed Joe Biden? that's a serious question, but I've sort of been on a news blackout today after the third or fourth Liz Cheney interview that was the same as every other one.
this Mike Johnson is more interesting than he seems almost entirely because of his complete lack of any interesting qualities. that might be an actual APHORISM. and it's even true. isn't it?
I mean he has the presentation of the fussy butcher at the second-rate supermarket that's a little more upscale simply because it HAS a butcher. but there's gotta be some pretty crazy shit going on not so far from the surface. I've noticed it in every one of these Young Earth Motherfuckers. maybe it's that "clean" thing that happens when you've permanently consigned the possibility of clear thinking to a REALLY FAR back burner. I get that you might feel some sense of having received some benefit, but only in the very short term.
when I watched Johnson announce with all the charisma of a volunteer Bingo caller that he was obstructing justice in a profoundly dangerous, horrifyingly resonant way, I still had to admire his chutzpah. but make no mistake--he's thrown down the gauntlet.
As Commander in Chief, perhaps Biden could take a page out of Ulysses S. Grant's operating manual utilized when the great Civil War general was president and harness the power of the federal government to quell the terrorist GOP forces of insurrection and show MAGA Mike Johnson and his Republican miscreants who the real rule-of-law Party is. During his presidency, Grant used his authority to confront the Ku Klux Klan, the movement that "sprang up largely in response to Black suffrage" and the nation's "first organized terrorist movement," as Fergus M. Bordewich described the phenomenon in his recently released book Klan War. As The New Yorker magazine, December 4, 2023 review of Bordewich's book points out, "Grant made the issue federal, dispatching troops to the South and holding trials for suspected Klan members...Though his efforts were later gutted by a series of disastrous Supreme Court decisions, Grant's victory, Bordewich argues, serves as a potent reminder that 'forceful political action can prevail over violent extremism."
Trump and his minions have already made his terrorist activities painfully "federal," which perhaps qualifies"forceful political action," i.e., arresting and prosecuting the known insurrectionists, as a reasonable idea. Although it seems unlikely that Biden would pursue such a strategy since it would wipe out half of the U.S. Congress and Supreme Court as now assembled, it sure is refreshing to imagine such a scenario.
"Political Press Corpse." At least one network needs to RIP.
Truman had reason for his comments. We have reason to listen…
OMG, do any Dems still assume that anything that repubs do is Normal negotiating position. I’m a slug in Texas and I know better than that.
The press has finally realized that they too are in the maga crosshairs, and even their corporate bosses know it will be trouble for them as well. That's why they're finally using language that makes sense. Killing the truth has been Trump's lifetime MO, and that's what finally has them alarmed.
Sadly, we are learning that a huge swathe of the country enjoys the cozy warmth of the maga gaslighting. If I were a US ally right now I'd be looking for a way to slip out the back because I wouldn't want to be drawn into the US's Trump-induced collective nervous breakdown, the kind that will have us as good as locked in a dark tower for life.
Terry Southern eat your heart out.
You lay it down so well, Tom. You need a dose of Joyce and her pullets tonight. We all do.