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Some top DelawareLiberal Posts from 2018

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Some top DelawareLiberal Posts from 2018

This isn’t a comprehensive look back. Just some posts from the last year that stand out for me. I may do a more comprehensive 2018 later, but probably not. With this Alby post, and your comments and calls, this community shamed a bunch of Democrats into distancing themselves from the NRA. It wasn’t organic. Mike […]

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In Which It Is Shown That Progressives Can Be Just as Hostile to Truth as Republicans

Filed in National by on December 3, 2018 29 Comments

The first post I wrote for Delaware Liberal back in January 2017 was about my suspicion that Trump was, in addition to his many character defects and possible psychopathy, showing signs of dementia. I got pushback from angry people who thought I was trying to absolve him of all his other defects. Their point wasn’t […]

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Dec. 3 Open Thread: We Already Know Whodunit

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Anyone who wonders why the Trump-Russia story gets so much ink must be blind to the popularity of mystery stories. Almost every novel, movie or TV show has some mystery at its core to keep consumers hooked. Such stories grab the eyeballs advertisers want and media operations need, so a real-life mystery is a no-brainer. […]

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Republican Presidents Ranked from Least Horrible to Most Horrible

Filed in National by on December 3, 2018 23 Comments
Republican Presidents Ranked from Least Horrible to Most Horrible

Abraham Lincoln, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Theodore Roosevelt, William McKinley, George H. W. Bush, Gerald R. Ford, Ulysses S. Grant, William H. Taft, Calvin Coolidge, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester A. Arthur, Herbert C. Hoover, Warren G. Harding, Ronald W. Reagan, Richard M. Nixon, George W. Bush, Donald J. Trump

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Dec. 2 Open Thread: All Over But the Whining

Filed in National, Open Thread by on December 2, 2018 2 Comments

It wasn’t hard to see that winning the presidency would be Trump’s ultimate undoing. His sleazy, corrupt business model can only exist in darkness, and Trump won an office that affords its occupants almost no privacy. That barely worked while the entire GOP colluded to keep an illegitimately elected president safe. Now that most of […]

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George H.W. Bush Died

Filed in National by on December 1, 2018 20 Comments
George H.W. Bush Died

FWIW – If you lined up all Republicans from most horrible to least horrible. George H.W. Bush would be among horrible but not terribly horrible like his son. And nothing like the abjectly horrible guy we have now. HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory […]

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Very high levels of intelligence

Filed in National by on November 30, 2018 0 Comments
Very high levels of intelligence

One of the problems that a lot of people like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence, but we’re not necessarily such believers. You look at our air and our water and it’s right now at a record clean. But when you look at China and you look at parts of Asia and when […]

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Trump’s Tweets

Filed in National by on November 29, 2018 1 Comment
Trump’s Tweets

I’ve said from the beginning that the press should not call them “tweets” but “statements.” We’ve given Trump’s statements through twitter a special status. Because they mostly seem like nonsense, and because they tumble out like jazz improvisations, they don’t get any real scrutiny from the press and public. As a result, they shield the President from the outrage that they should produce.

We’ve laughed at a shrugged off the most appalling changes in our democracy that Trump has made because they were made through Twitter.

Now Trump states on Twitter that he reserves the right to obstruct justice and use the power of Presidential pardon to free Paul Manafort if Manafort continues to obstruct the investigation into Russian interference in the election.

Trump reserves the right to obstruct justice by pardoning Paul Manafort. He said it on Twitter.

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When voters have a legitimate choice – we win

Filed in National by on November 29, 2018 20 Comments
When voters have a legitimate choice – we win

The last unresolved House Race Of 2018 was won by the Democrat. The Dems flipped 40 seats. A huge wave. The aggregate Democratic House vote this year is 90.6% of the total votes cast for Hillary Clinton in 2016. See collaborationist Democrats? When voters actually have something to vote for during the midterms, we win. […]

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Carney’s Pitiful Uselessness Laid Bare

Filed in National by on November 28, 2018 16 Comments
Carney’s Pitiful Uselessness Laid Bare

This is some good blogging by Delaware Dem.

For me, it tends to support El Som’s assertion that Carney may be a dead man walking.

Read the whole thing, but this is where Carney gets his ass beaten raw by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster:

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Nov. 28 Open Thread: We Are All Mr. Jones

Filed in National by on November 28, 2018 8 Comments

We know something is happening but we don’t yet know what it is. Dominoes are falling in the Mueller probe, but even the most plugged-in pundits are struggling with what it all means. The consensus seems to be that Mueller played Manafort, perhaps to spring one of his infamous perjury traps on Trump. Rather than […]

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Coons lends his empty “hopes and prayers” to the nation

Filed in National by on November 28, 2018 4 Comments
Coons lends his empty “hopes and prayers” to the nation

Coons just got a chance to promote his prayer breakfast on Morning Joe. The MSNBC panel ate it up, of course.

Nobody seemed to recognize the irony of Coons extolling the value of praying with his GOP buddies every week just after stating that he is “puzzled” by why Mitch McConnell continues to block all efforts to protect the Special Counsel.

Coons…Puzzled

BTW – I missed most of Coons’ segment. I’m sure his commitment to bipartisanship is fixing many problems because… reasons.

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Nov. 27 Open Thread: Tear Gas Si, Lettuce No

Filed in National, Open Thread by on November 27, 2018 0 Comments

Welcome to Donald Trump’s Festung Amerika, where a salad can make you sick but you can put tear gas on your nachos. There’s no smoking gun linking the latest e. coli outbreak to Trump-relaxed water regulations — signers of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement meets Obama-era standards — but it’s not welcome […]

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