The President lost. Being a loser on something this big should be something he learns from. Losing is no fun, but he lost badly. Like any loser he needs to consider why he lost and try to think about how to not be such a loser who lost. Bottom line: Loser, lost. Loser.
This is a White House that is too dumb and lazy to give a fuck about whether or not it is breaking laws. On Thursday morning, as the Trump administration frantically tried to save its deeply unpopular Affordable Care Act replacement bill, White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. tweeted out a message to […]
Today DL contributors will visit the Wilmington office of Senator Chris Coons and hand deliver the letter below. It will be signed by members of the DL direct protest subgroup.
I’m sure we will all be keeping a close eye on Mr Coons’ actions over the next few weeks. If he and Carper lose their nerve (as some reporting suggests they are considering) we must act.
The political action group Network Delaware has stood up a strategic nonviolent organizing committee. Please comment below if you will be willing to take part in some protest action against Coons and/or Carper if they vote for the Gorsuch nomination to progress to the full Senate. – Thanks
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He toured the state and had coffee klatch after coffee klatch, but (true to form) in the end, there was only one coffee klatch that mattered. Carney’s “shared sacrifice” budget largely parrots the budget fixes left to him by Jack Markell.
The deal Democrats would be most likely to pursue, the sources said, would be to allow confirmation of Gorsuch in exchange for a commitment from Republicans not to kill the filibuster for a subsequent vacancy during President Donald Trump’s term.
How does Chris Coons still think that he is NOT dealing with bad actors? He seriously can’t be this guileless. That is only the beginning of how stupid Coons’ plan is, though. This deal is Coons trading something (a yes vote for Gorsuch) for nothing (a promise NOT to do something). It is idiotic on its face.
Coons Wilmington: 302-573-6345
Carper Wilmington: 302-573-6291
Long time readers will remember my ongoing love/hate feelings for Mike Castle. I hated Castle’s down the line GOP voting record, but I loved his crazy rationalizations for why a sincere “moderate” like him needed to cast all of those party line votes.
I’m certain that is Castle was still in the house, he’d be voting with the GOP leadership to pass the bloody abortion known as Trumpcare. Then we’d get the anguished rationalization about how pained he was by having to “vote for this deeply flawed” legislation. It was always as full of pathos, and as cloyingly predictable as a Joel Osteen sermon on why God wants us all to be rich fuckers.
“Shared Sacrifice”. Does that phrase sound familiar? It is the phrase that Gov. Jack Markell used during the economic crisis of 2008 and beyond. It meant that all Delawareans would have to share in the pain in order lift Delaware out of the economic recession. It is the exact same phrase that Gov. Carney has […]
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When your political party is deeply unpopular because it stands for nothing, and has no coherent brand identity, (Thanks, Carper! Thanks, John Carney!) you are starting out any special election 100 yards behind the starting line, wearing a 40-pound weight vest. So it is not surprising that the Democratic Party’s lackluster party and brand building claimed another special election victim, as Hosfelt (R), trounced Kreiner (D) in a race for the Kent County Levy Court seat vacated by Bradley Eaby.
The 2nd District has 21,029 registered voters — 10,045 Democrats, 5,626 Republicans and 5,358 other. Delaware Dems turned out a pitiful 660 voters (7%) to the DEGOP’s 1,107 (20%). Even if you assume that ALL of Kent County District 2’s “Other” voters are stealth Republicans, the GOP still turned out 3% more voters than the Democrats.
This result raises an important question, what the fuck are Kent County Democrats doing? Seriously… what the holy fuck is going on when in these days of political unrest the County party can’t muster up more than 660 voters?
No wonder Trump’s mouthpieces are trying to minimize the role of Trump’s former campaign chair: https://www.apnews.com/122ae0b5848345faa88108a03de40c5a/Manafort According to the AP, Manafort was directly working as a lobbyist on behalf of Vladimir Putin as far back as 2005, which directly contradicts administration assertions that no campaign official had any direct contact with Russia: President Donald Trump’s […]
My self-imposed exile from the news shows having (temporarily?) ended, I watched a lot of coverage of the Trumpcare battle the last couple of days, and also read the reports in the papers. I can only reach one conclusion. If a vote is held on Thursday, Trumpcare is going down, and maybe going down YUGE. […]
It is very simple. If they vote to invoke cloture… to close the Senate debate on the nomination of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, they are voting for the validation of this President and this Presidency. They are voting to validate the Republican strategy of stealing a Supreme Court nomination from President Obama. They are voting to legitimize and normalize the Russian intervention in our political system.
They are putting a black mark on their respective records. A black mark that they must never be allowed to live down.
Quite the productive legislative day. Perhaps the first one this year. The House passed Rep. Bentz’ access to TANF bill with only one no vote: Sussex County’s Rich Collins. Sean Matthews scored a two-fer with the passage of his bill to forestall dropping out of school (Briggs King and Yearick voted no, Spiegelman went not […]
This morning contributor R.E.V hand-delivered the following letter to the Wilmington office of Senator Carper. Later this week he plans to make a similar trip to Coons with other members of the DL subgroup formed to being the resistance to Senators Carper and Coons doorstep.
16 tons of bullshit and whaddayaget? Another day older and $35.6 million deeper in debt. The budget hole is up to $386 mill and counting. Hey, I’ve got an idea. Why not do a property tax revision on Delaware properties owned by those who do not officially reside in Delaware? And, of course, propose two […]
I wondered what Draco Malfoy was doing yesterday asking Comey questions. Turns out that was Trey Gowdy being his regular Republican asshole self. Republicans like Gowdy are not elected to govern. they are elected to fuck shit up. Gowdy was doing his damnedest to fuck up those hearings yesterday. Muddy the waters. Give the wingnut press some molehills with which to build mountains of outrage among their empty headed subscribers and listeners. If you edited the Republican portions out of the hearings and listened to the Democratic and Republican sections separately, you’d never guess they were taking part in the same hearings…on the same day…on the same continent… during the same century.
When you think about it, Trump wasn’t elected to govern “The United States of America,” he was elected to fuck shit up in a country that only exists in the right-wing’s imagination. He is applying himself to that task with alacrity, and the results are splashing onto us here in reality. Steve Bannon, the most powerful man in Trump’s White House has a “disturbing history of bigotry, nihilism, and apocalyptic delusions” should not be allowed within 1,000 miles of power and yet, there he is. We are not Bannon’s fellow citizens. We are mere bystanders in the vicinity of the GOP’s mental breakdown trying to avoid random kicks and punches.
With the news that budget shortfall this year will be greater than anticipated, Carney assembled a new task on the implementation of new coffee klatches in hopes of spurring on economic development within coffee shops throughout Delaware. Carney spokesperson was overheard saying, “Well, we’re not going to raise taxes on Delaware’s richest, so we might […]