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Trump wants to treat U.S. Treasury Bond holders like the suckers who lent him money in Atlantic City

Filed in National by on May 6, 2016 12 Comments
Trump wants to treat U.S. Treasury Bond holders like the suckers who lent him money in Atlantic City

This is nuts: One day after assuring Americans he is not running for president “to make things unstable for the country,” the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, said in a television interview Thursday that he might seek to reduce the national debt by persuading creditors to accept something less than full payment. Asked whether […]

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Can it be?

Filed in National by on May 6, 2016 15 Comments
Can it be?

I wasn’t impressed by Paul Ryan’s statement that he wasn’t “ready” to support Trump. In the very construction is the implication that the support is coming, just not yet. Republicans always unify around this year’s idiot, so Ryan’s statement struck me as a perfunctory nod in the direction of Redstate commenters in order to keep his conservative street cred. Then I read this:

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So much for being pulled to the left….

Filed in National by on May 6, 2016 12 Comments
So much for being pulled to the left….

I can’t wait for the announcement that Jamie Dimon is going to be Treasury Secretary. Hillary forces target Bush donors The message to Moderate Republicans: She represents your values better than Trump. NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton’s supporters in recent days have been making a furious round of calls to top Bush family donors to […]

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DEGOP Delegates to the Republican National Convention 2012 vs 2016

Filed in National by on May 6, 2016 2 Comments
DEGOP Delegates to the Republican National Convention 2012 vs 2016

What’s with the Hans Reigle snub? Not teabaggy enough?

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Who will President Clinton appoint to key cabinet positions ?

Filed in National by on May 5, 2016 13 Comments
Who will President Clinton appoint to key cabinet positions ?

I’d love to see Bernie Sanders as VP, but I will refrain from holding my breath. Eliz. Warren at Treasury? No. It will probably be some investment banker, let’s face it. Defense? Hmmm. Who is blood thirsty enough? Dick Cheney? I kid.. (not really)

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Long divisive primaries don’t hurt, they help

Filed in National by on May 5, 2016 8 Comments

Nate Silver’s 538 has the tonic you need to untwist your panties. The notion that divisive primaries are detrimental makes intuitive sense: Candidates attack one another, dividing the party and alienating supporters, but divisive primaries don’t make the incumbent party vulnerable; the causation runs the other way. In a 1998 study of presidential elections, University […]

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I am a Sanders supporter, so…

Filed in National by on May 4, 2016 59 Comments
I am a Sanders supporter, so…
  • I don’t support gay people.
    I don’t support people of color.
    I don’t support women.
    I am purist/wild-eyed zealot.
    I hate Hillary Clinton as a person.
    I adopt Republican criticism of Clinton uncritically.
    I am ignorant of Bernie’s flaws as a candidate.
    I love Trump.
    I want Trump to win.

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The Dem Nightmare Map

Filed in National by on May 4, 2016 41 Comments
The Dem Nightmare Map

Donald Trump wins all the rust belt and coal belt toss-ups and toss-ups that have significantly restricted the voting rights of minorities. Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com

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Trump and Sanders win in Dem’s blind spot

Filed in Featured, National by on May 4, 2016 105 Comments
Trump and Sanders win in Dem’s blind spot

Clinton may agree with Sanders on 95% of the issues, but it is the 5% of the time that she is on the side of the financial industry and not the people that voters still want to talk about.

Sanders is a one issue candidate, and it has always been within Clinton’s power to eliminate Sanders from the race by co-opting his message on the rigged economy. That she hasn’t done it suggests to me that she can’t bring herself to do it.

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“Establishment” Republicans easy path into the arms of Trump

Filed in National by on May 2, 2016 0 Comments
“Establishment” Republicans easy path into the arms of Trump

Did you notice how easy it was for Copeland to pivot from hating Trump to loving him? A while back Josh Marshall dissected the #nevertrump mindset and sketched a path by which Establishment Republicans like Charlie Copeland could come to love for Trump quickly and completely.

He began by asking about the basic policy differences someone like Copeland might have with Trump. There aren’t many because Trump is essentially a doctrinaire Republican, only more so.

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Trump to court Sanders supporters

Filed in National by on April 29, 2016 55 Comments
Trump to court Sanders supporters

I’ve been called a purist. I’ve been ridiculed for cleaving to corny old nonsense like “values” and “integrity.” So I know where Clinton skeptics are coming from. But, I truly feel sorry for the nit wits, nutbags, and wild-eyed zealots who could be taken in by something like this.

Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is planning its next coup: vying for the votes of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) supporters who say they won’t back Hillary Clinton in a general election.

“You have two candidates in Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders which have reignited a group of people who have been disenfranchised and disappointed with the way Washington, D.C. and career politicians have run the country,” campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told CNN on Friday.

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Biking Lewes to Rehoboth (and vice versa) to take a small step, and giant leap forward

Filed in National by on April 29, 2016 10 Comments
Biking Lewes to Rehoboth (and vice versa) to take a small step, and giant leap forward

The Junction Breakwater Trail is a State treasure that currently comes to a crazy dead-end just shy of Rehoboth. Props to DelDot for getting this fixed. Source: DelDOT A map of the proposed trail entering Rehoboth, with routes going either down Church Street or through a planned development next to Shoal Harbor. Rehoboth Beach — […]

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DEGOP looking at the horizon and moving past the lunatics

Filed in National by on April 28, 2016 16 Comments
DEGOP looking at the horizon and moving past the lunatics

I don’t know these candidates, but knowing that it takes time to build up campaign chops, these youngsters (Chapman, Delcollo, and Spadola) appear to be recruited for this cycle and the next.

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Cringe Inducing Senator Induces Cringes

Filed in National by on April 28, 2016 16 Comments

The News Journal thinks Carper’s song was sexist. I think he was his normal awkward self, although maybe even a little more uneasy around actual humans these days.

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Comment Rescue – TPP is a stinking shitpile (paraphrase)

Filed in National by on April 27, 2016 4 Comments
Comment Rescue – TPP is a stinking shitpile  (paraphrase)

I tend to lump all recent US manufacturing killing “free trade” deals into one disgusting lump. Rep Kowalko admonishes us to pay attention to the singularly onerous TPP. Why aren’t any of you focusing on the clear and ominous economic threat of TPP which if/when approved will allow non-signer China to provide a monopoly of […]

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Ted Cruz to announce some stupid bullshit at 4:00 today

Filed in National by on April 27, 2016 12 Comments
Ted Cruz to announce some stupid bullshit at 4:00 today

He should be announcing that he is dropping out on the grounds that he is widely hated. But it will probably be to announce his bold proposal to prevent Trans people from ever going to the bathroom…ever under any circumstances. Or, his bold pick of the corpse of Margaret Thatcher as a running mate. Who knows. Cruz is a has been. Fuck that weirdo.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told reporters on Wednesday that he will make a “major announcement” in Indiana at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

Hoping to keep the media spotlight focused on his longshot campaign to wrest the nomination from Trump after losses in Tuesday night’s primary, Cruz told reporters on Wednesday morning that he hopes Indiana voters will back his “positive, optimistic, forward-looking, conservative campaign.”

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The Probable Nominee Vs The Trouble Maker

Filed in National by on April 27, 2016 11 Comments
The Probable Nominee Vs The Trouble Maker

At some point early on in the primary season people around here picked sides. If they picked Hillary they quickly stopped viewing the race as a contest people people with policies and ideas, and viewed it as a race between the “Probable Nominee” (PN) and the “Trouble Maker.” (TM) I don’t blame anyone for this choice and the mindset that resulted from it. That lens is exactly how I would have viewed the race if I had picked Clinton, and trust me I was within a single micron of picking Clinton.

Like the Clinton supporters here, I would have viewed any attack on the policies of the PN as a weakening the PN in the upcoming general election. I would have looked at TM with scorn and shut out his transparently liberal and Democratic message because it was not something that “helped” the PM in the long run. I would have had an a moral compass that narrowed my thinking to stark black and white and provoked venomous pronouncements that supporters of the TM were reading off of Mitch McConnell’s play book.

But that is all behind us now. Now the trouble maker can be viewed as a man named Bernie Sanders.

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…so let me throw out an olive branch

Filed in National by on April 26, 2016 29 Comments
…so let me throw out an olive branch

While some people here think that movements can (and should) arise devoid of leadership, that leadership somehow cheapens a movement, Hillary Clinton doesn’t seem to think so. Mrs. Clinton sounds like she wants to be the leader of the Democratic Party IN ADDITION to being President.

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I voted for Bernie

Filed in National by on April 26, 2016 82 Comments
I voted for Bernie

To all the haters out there, Bernie is simply telling the truth.
If the truth burns your ears, that’s a problem with your ears, not with the truth.

On the economy,

Today, we live in the richest country in the history of the world, but that reality means little because much of that wealth is controlled by a tiny handful of individuals.

The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time, and it is the great political issue of our time.

On jobs,

Our nation’s infrastructure is collapsing, and the American people know it. Every day, they drive on roads with unforgiving potholes and over bridges that are in disrepair. They wait in traffic jams and ride in railroads and subways that are overcrowded. They see airports bursting at the seams.

For too many years, we have dramatically underfunded the physical infrastructure that our economy depends on. That is why I have proposed the Rebuild America Act, to invest $1 trillion over five years to modernize our infrastructure. It would be paid for by closing loopholes that allow profitable corporations to avoid paying taxes by, among other things, shifting their profits to the Cayman Islands and other offshore tax havens.

On foreign policy,

“We live in a difficult and dangerous world, and there are no easy or magical solutions. As President and Commander-in-Chief, I will defend this nation, its people, and America’s vital strategic interests, but I will do it responsibly. America must defend freedom at home and abroad, but we must seek diplomatic solutions before resorting to military action. While force must always be an option, war must be a last resort, not the first option.

On racial justice,

We must pursue policies to transform this country into a nation that affirms the value of its people of color. That starts with addressing the five central types of violence waged against black, brown and indigenous Americans: physical, political, legal, economic and environmental.

On climate change,

The scientists are virtually unanimous that climate change is real, is caused by human activity and is already causing devastating problems in the United States and around the world. And, they tell us, if we do not act boldly the situation will only become much worse in years to come in terms of drought, floods, extreme storms and acidification of the oceans. Sadly, we now have a Republican Party that is more concerned about protecting the profits of Exxon, BP and Shell and the coal industry than protecting the planet.

This campaign will carry on beyond today.

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No Apologies, No Backing Down, No Bullshit – My Bernie in Wilmington Quick Takeaways

Filed in National by on April 25, 2016 6 Comments
No Apologies, No Backing Down, No Bullshit – My Bernie in Wilmington Quick Takeaways

I’m a terrible blogger. This should be a thoughtful, heavily linked think piece. Instead it is three quick bullet points and a picture that I took and am inordinately proud of.

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Sarah McBride’s “repealhb2″ post goes viral

Filed in National by on April 22, 2016 8 Comments
Sarah McBride’s “repealhb2″ post goes viral

Of all the Republican’s ridiculous and needlessly cruel crap, is there anything more ridiculous and needlessly cruel that the Republican Jihad against transgender bathroom use? It is fucking nuts.

Bravo to Delaware’s own Sarah McBride for calling out this bullshit so elegantly, and so effectively (46,436 views on Buzzfeed and trending)

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Sanders Rally at the Chase Center in Wilm this Saturday

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Sanders Rally at the Chase Center in Wilm this Saturday

Rallying inside the belly of the Centrist/DLC/Third Way/Bought-and-Paid-for Corporate Democratic Party beast: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally on Saturday in Wilmington, the campaign announced Friday. Sanders is scheduled to appear at The Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justin St., at 1 p.m. The appearance comes a day after Republican candidate Donald […]

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Joe Biden Rebukes the Athena of Incremetalism

Filed in National by on April 22, 2016 10 Comments
Joe Biden Rebukes the Athena of Incremetalism

Good old Uncle Joe keeping it real up in here.

“I like the idea of saying, ‘We can do much more,’ because we can,” Biden told The New York Times in an interview published Thursday.

Clinton, a former Obama administration official, has criticized Sanders on the trail for his bold proposals, suggesting that his policies aren’t pragmatic.

“I don’t think any Democrat’s ever won saying, ‘We can’t think that big — we ought to really downsize here because it’s not realistic,’” Biden said. “C’mon man, this is the Democratic Party! I’m not part of the party that says, ‘Well, we can’t do it.’”

Biden, who has said he and President Barack Obama do not plan to endorse in the primary, added that presidents are always told not to push anything they can’t be successful in because that would minimize their authority.

“I completely disagree with that proposition,” he said. “Everything I’ve ever cared about — with the exception of the president’s brilliant passage of the Affordable Care Act — takes time. The only way to get these big things done is talk about them.”

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Trump Policy Specifics #1 – Compelling Mexico to Pay for the Wall

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Trump Policy Specifics #1 – Compelling Mexico to Pay for the Wall

“Compelling Mexico to Pay for the Wall” is item number 1 on Trump’s Web Site “positions” tab. I’ve stripped out some irrelevant material and left the rube-goldbergian machinations that Trump is going to use to get the Mexican Government to pay $5-10 billion for the construction of a border wall.

You can read the plan below, but basically… he is going to use some powers given to the President under the Patriot Act to threaten to stop wire transfers from the US to Mexico. The threat alone will bring Mexico to heal. Cinchy.

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Prince is Dead

Filed in National by on April 21, 2016 9 Comments
Prince is Dead

Prince, the legendary singer and songwriter, is dead, his publicist confirmed in a statement. Prince was 57. Prince’s body was discovered at his compound in Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, early Thursday. The cause of death is unknown, though Prince had been hospitalized last week. TMZ, which first reported the singer’s death, said Prince’s representatives […]

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