Open Thread For October 9, 2017

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Pence Went To Colts’ Game So He Could Leave When Players Knelt. Oh, and because Trump told him to. Stunt cost taxpayers about $250K. What a tool.

Corker Vs. Trump. Finally, an R who has had it and won’t mince words any more:  “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

Trump Proposes Hardline Immigration Deal. In exchange for DACA.  Among his demands:

…overhauling the country’s green-card system, hiring 10,000 more immigration officers and building President Donald Trump’s promised wall along the southern border. Many are policies Democrats have explicitly said are off the table.

Trump Has Lost Support In Rural America.  He had a 55-39 approval rate upon taking office. It’s now 47-47, according to this new poll.

D’s Embrace Expansion Of Public Health Insurance As The Future. With Rethugs sabotaging the ACA and with insurance companies as untrustworthy as ever, It’s Time.

Russians Recruited Rappers To Cut Videos Attacking ‘Racist Bitch Hillary’.  The mind reels.

Some Mildly Encouraging News On CO2 Emissions.  They dropped 1.7% in the US in 2016. Of course, Trump has set about to reverse this trend.

Alabama’s Doug Jones Tries To Thread The Needle.  You know? He could win.  Might be worth some shekels.

Supreme Court Right-Wingers Seek To Kill Public Employees Unions.  Again, it depends on how Justice Kennedy feels the day the decision is voted on.

What do you want to talk about?


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  1. jason330 says:

    That Pence PR stunt at the Colts game really should go down in history as the most vacuous, asinine political stunt in history. In other words the stupidest Trump move this week.

  2. alby says:

    Headline I want to see: Dolt Bolts the Colts

  3. mouse says:

    It’s amazing how much they can milk out of racial resentment

  4. mediawatch says:

    The only thing more surprising than Corker calling the WH an adult day care is that 49 other Republican senators haven’t realized it yet. I guess R’s can’t recognize the obvious until they free themselves from concerns over the next election cycle.

  5. mouse says:

    How many former Trump allies have to be tossed out before his supporters realize the problem is themselves

  6. alby says:

    Just for shits and giggles, someone should play a recording of gunshots at the next Trump rally. I’d bet he’d crap his pants.

  7. MSNBC Ari Melber reporting tonight that the photo Pence tweeted of him and his wife ‘in the stands at the game’ and ostensibly of them standing with hands over hearts were three years old.

    Also reporting that Corker is implying that pretty much the whole GOP Senate caucus feels as he does so his retirement announcement is giving him the cover they don’t have to publicly state the obvious.