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Sept. 18 Open Thread: Trump Fans So Sure of ‘Red Wave’ They See No Reason to Vote

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How dumb are they? This dumb: An internal RNC poll shows a majority of Trump supporters believe his talk of a “red wave,” so they think they don’t have to bother voting in the mid-terms. This is not wishful thinking — this is their own internal polling. Gotta love those poorly educated. Trump, desperately grasping […]

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Coons will be “No” on Kav-n-Gnaw based on extreme views of Prez Power

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Coons will be “No” on Kav-n-Gnaw based on extreme views of Prez Power

Coons on Morning Joe right now…because of course he is. Under withering* questioning by Joe Scar, Coons just broke some news about Dr. Ford’s letter being leaked which forced Ford to lay aside her desire for anonymity. *What passes for tough questioning on morning TV is relative.

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Democrats Should Not Fight, Or Republicans will “___X___”

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Democrats Should Not Fight, Or Republicans will “___X___”

This stupid bullshit trying to pass for “analysis” inevitably comes up when Democrats are presented with an opportunity to confront Republican malfeasance. Today’s version goes something like…”Democrats should not fight the Kavanaugh nomination, or Republicans will be energized to vote in the midterms.” I can only reply, “Are you fucking kidding me?” to this kind […]

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Song of the Day 9/18: The Bottle Rockets, “Get Down River”

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I could do a whole week of flood songs in honor of Florence, but this live performance of “Get Down River” by alt-country rockers the Bottle Rockets seems to capture the mood best. I saw this band, led by Brian Henneman, opening for and backing up Marshall Crenshaw, some years ago at the Queen on […]

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Sept. 17 Open Thread: Kavanaugh Confirmation Cock-Blocked

Filed in National, Open Thread by on September 17, 2018 52 Comments

The woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh when both were in high school has come forward, setting up a Showdown in #Metoo Corral if Democrats can get a vote delayed. It appears they will: Republican member Jeff Flake says the committee should hold off on voting until it hears from the […]

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Research Confirms – You can kill twice as many with an AR-15

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Research Confirms – You can kill twice as many with an AR-15

If you want to double the number of people you kill when you shoot up your office, school or church, use a machine gun for twice the the death and injury. Any time a shooter opens fire in a school, a church or anywhere else, the consequences can be deadly. But the danger is about […]

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Chris Coons’ Prayer Breakfast Contact Tried To Meet Trump A Year Earlier Than Prosecutors Previously Claimed

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Chris Coons’ Prayer Breakfast Contact Tried To Meet Trump A Year Earlier Than Prosecutors Previously Claimed

Alleged Russian spy Mariia Butina, and prayer breakfast partner of Chris Coons, tried to meet with President Donald Trump way back in July 2015, just months after he launched his campaign and far before anyone considered him a viable candidate.

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“Vote Against Tom Carper” Mailer

Filed in National by on September 16, 2018 12 Comments
“Vote Against Tom Carper” Mailer

The same outfit that ran the anti-Carper commercial is really going after him in this mailer.

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Sept. 15 Open Thread: Fat Donnie Never Saw It Coming

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If you ever wondered why people hired Paul Manafort in the first place, now you know — he’s a terrific liar, much more convincing than Donald Trump. He proved it by whacking the Orange Bambino at the precise moment Trump thought Manafort was in his pocket, and that his deal with Mueller wouldn’t include cooperation […]

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mum on Plans to Permanently Close St Georges Bridge

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While official word from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is that the St. Georges Bridge on Route 13 over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal will be closed from September 10th through January for repairs, rumors from within DelDot indicate that the bridge owners have no plans for reopening the bridge to vehicle traffic. Since Tuesday […]

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CentristMart, Where Delaware Democrats Shop

Filed in National by on September 14, 2018 1 Comment

So far it exists only in Brian McFadden’s latest editorial cartoon, but I think there’s a market for it in Dover. Plus we can get Jason a CentristMart gift card for Christmas.

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Boola Boola, Sons of Eli: Coons Hasn’t Renounced Fellow Yalie Kavanaugh Yet

Filed in National by on September 14, 2018 12 Comments

If Chris Coons’ bipartisanship was supposed to buy him a hearing with Republicans, now would be an excellent the time for him to speak out publicly against Brett Kavanaugh (Yale Law ’87). As the folks at Daily Kos remind me daily, Coons (Yale Law ’92) is among the few Democrats who has not yet done […]

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Brett Kavanaugh Accused Of Sexual Assault/Attempted Rape

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Brett Kavanaugh Accused Of Sexual Assault/Attempted Rape

Is “Attempted Rape” even a crime in Trumpistan? I mean boys will be boys, right? Plus…attempted.. pfft. The allegation dates back to the early nineteen-eighties, when Kavanaugh was a high-school student at Georgetown Preparatory School, in Bethesda, Maryland, and the woman attended a nearby high school. In the letter, the woman alleged that, during an […]

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