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Sept. 22 Open Thread: Delaware GOP Disavows Scott Walker

Filed in Delaware, National, Open Thread by on September 22, 2018 14 Comments

It should tell you something about this country’s politics that the three most likely destinations for people with mental problems are the nuthouse, the big house and the statehouse. Russell “Scott” Walker is trying for the latter, but he’ll have to do it with no help from the state GOP, which took the unprecedented step […]

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Is “Attempted Rape” even a crime in Trumpistan? Don’t be silly

Filed in National by on September 22, 2018 1 Comment

When the Kav-n-paw allegations broke I knew, eventually, this was going to be a GOP line of defense: “Again, it was supposedly an attempt or something that never went anywhere. So you just have to wonder.” Is attempted rape even a crime for GOPer’s? Of course not. The answer is right there in the accusation.. […]

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Complete fucking lowlife, Donald Trump Jr, impugns Carper

Filed in National by on September 22, 2018 5 Comments
Complete fucking lowlife, Donald Trump Jr, impugns Carper

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper’s decades-old spousal abuse controversy was resurrected Thursday by President Donald Trump’s oldest son. “You admitted to hitting your wife so hard it gave her a black eye,” Donald Trump Jr. wrote in a tweet he later retweeted. Trump Jr. was referring to an incident in the early 1980s in which Carper […]

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Song of the Day, 9/22: Sylvan Esso, “Coffee”

Filed in National by on September 22, 2018 0 Comments

Electronica usually isn’t my thing, but there are exceptions, especially if there are vocals to humanize the music. Especially female vocals. So I fell hard for Sylvan Esso the first time I ever heard their breakout song, “Coffee”, on WXPN when it came out in 2013. The song has an interesting official video, but the […]

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Sept. 21 Open Thread: GOP Is the Party of Failing Upward

Filed in National, Open Thread by on September 21, 2018 7 Comments

The best thing about the Trump interregnum has been the way it shines light into the myriad dark, ugly corners of the American upper crust. Most of the richies Trump assembled into a cabinet either inherited their money, like DeVos, or stole it, like Wilbur Ross. (Those who had no money to start with, like […]

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Republicans Shitting Their Pants Over Kavanaugh Klown Show

Filed in National by on September 21, 2018 1 Comment

How worried are Republicans about Brett Kavanaugh’s collapsing nomination to the Supreme Court? About as worried as the rest of us are about Trump. Consider this Wall Street Journal column from Kimberly Strassel (the story is behind a paywall, but this Raw Story summary quotes extensively from it: [I]t is a fabulous issue with the […]

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This Is What Passes for Republican ‘Ethics’

Filed in National by on September 21, 2018 15 Comments

Sexual assault allegations about Brett Kavanaugh continue to reveal the uglier side of Republicans, who can’t seem to stop themselves from maligning the woman who raised them. Keep in mind, these people, just like the rest of us, cannot know what happened at a high school party 30-odd years ago. But none of them, from […]

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Are Del Dems Even Really Going After Simpler?

Filed in National by on September 21, 2018 35 Comments
Are Del Dems Even Really Going After Simpler?

When speaking with the Inertcept’s Ryan Grim about the “Delaware Way,” I mentioned that the Dem’s going soft on Simpler seemed like the last gasp of the clubby system that allowed moderate Republicans and Democrats to trade offices back and forth like twins sharing clothes.

I don’t know if that is true, but it seems to me like Simpler is getting a pass. The election is (_X_) days away and I know virtually nothing about Coleen Davis.

Here is a link to her website. If anyone has any evidence that the high Dems have not pre-ceded this office to the GOP, I’d be eager to hear it.

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Sept. 20 Open Thread: GOP Senators Want a Justice Who Glows in the Dark

Filed in National, Open Thread by on September 20, 2018 13 Comments
Sept. 20 Open Thread: GOP Senators Want a Justice Who Glows in the Dark

Republicans remain committed to forcing radioactive Brett Kavanaugh on an ungrateful nation, but a few of them fret to WaPo’s Robert Costa about the political fallout of ramming through the nomination. Republican senators are basically putting their hand over the victim’s mouth and pawing at her all over again, a nice image for women to […]

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Dotard Congratulates Storm Victim on Swell Yacht in His Yard

Filed in National by on September 20, 2018 3 Comments

This is why they only let Donnie out of the White House to go to his golf clubs or campaign rallies — he can’t hide his mental decline in any other venue. After telling one victim collecting a box lunch to “have a nice day,” his wranglers took him to a neighborhood where Trump talked […]

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It is only September and the finger pointing over Ken Simpler’s loss has already started

Filed in National by on September 19, 2018 58 Comments
It is only September and the finger pointing over Ken Simpler’s loss has already started

New Castle County GOP chairman resigns, blasts party and U.S. Senate candidate Rob Arlett

A central figure in the Delaware Republican Party fired off a scathing resignation letter last week that blasted both the direction of the state GOP and its recent nomination of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rob Arlett.

“Mr. Arlett lacks the character and integrity needed to lead our Ticket and receive my support,” wrote Peter Kopf, a former banking executive who has chaired the New Castle County Republican Committee and served on the state party’s executive committee since last year.

In his letter — a copy of which was obtained by The News Journal on Wednesday — the 64-year-old references “critical information” about Arlett he claims “will eventually derail his candidacy.”

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Sept. 19 Open Thread: Kavanaugh or Bust

Filed in National, Open Thread by on September 19, 2018 26 Comments

Confronted with Brett Kavanaugh’s sudden radioactivity, the GOP has decided on the only course it knows: Full speed ahead. Senators seemed to settle on a narrative by last night, to wit: This whole thing has been unfair to him. Never mind that this woman never wanted to come forward publicly, she had no right to […]

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Rotten People Make Rotten Nominees

Filed in National by on September 18, 2018 14 Comments

So much for that easy win Republicans expected heading into the midterms. Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has turned into our latest national morality play, and Democrats deserve credit for turning what could have been a dispiriting loss into a midterm rallying cry. Now Republicans will have to fight to get him over […]

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