Bernie Sanders is disgusted by Bloomberg’s spending. Is Bern disgusted by the $2.5 million Bloomberg spent to elect gun reform Democrats in VA? Oh wait. Bern voted FOR the NRA and gun manufacturers.
The election is a referendum on Trump. Only the pundit class thinks it’s about something else.
Trump embodies the political and moral depravity of the Republican Party post-1965. He’s a terrific spectacle.
Trump’s handing out participation trophies now (to Jon Voight).
John Bolton is back on Twitter. Old porn stach is a welcome reminder of earlier, more decadent times.
Jacobin magazine says the all woman moderator panel at the recent debate was a defeat for feminism.
Indeed. Better to have male moderators pose bloviating questions about Evo Morales than to have female moderators pose serious questions about the defense of reproductive rights which matter to the Democratic Party electorate.
The working class is no longer all that. The shift from a production to a consumption economy means “class” means buying power and lifestyle, not what happens at the point of production.
Putin is behind the current chaos, for sure.
The next crisis will be caused by Glenn Greenwald.
Only Michael Tracey is more livid at Fiona Hill than Gym Jordan.
Only Michael Tracey is more upset than Trump at the news coverage of Ukrainegate hearings.
If Mike Pompeo rolled down a mountain, he would cause a landslide.
How will China’s economy develop without property theft?
Rudy gonna spend what’s left of his graveyard years in Ossining, NY.
Keebler endorses Jeff Sessions.
The GOP have abandoned the rule of law. It will continue until the electorate chucks them.
Sad to see the newbie Minnesota Congressperson coddle the Erdogan dictatorship/caliphate.
Incels are susceptible to Ayn Rand for libidinal reasons and Steve Bannon took advantage of that.
Bern, and Warren somewhat, are riding their “crisis theory” for all it is worth. After the chaos and illegality of Trump, voters seem to seek the return to a boring, legitimate presidency, which is not represented by rhetoric of “revolution” or the disruption M4A would entail.
Why do reporters incessantly retweet and hype each other?
Trump’s deplorables have been radicalized by Breitbart, Fox News, and extremist Christian academies.
Weak willed people are susceptible to the propaganda of a strongman like Trump. One sees the same phenomenon in Turkey and Russia.
Trump supporters are precisely the sort that “founders” like Hamilton and Madison worried about.
Worse yet, the Republican Party is acting as a fifth column.
The first act of Trump’s presidency is likely unconstitutional. It won’t be the last time this happens. The courts are the only thing that stand between democracy and dictatorship.
(Ilse Bing. Bastille Day, Paris. 1933 | MoMA)
UK: Why is anyone so eager to hang on to Mr Corbyn? It’s self-evident he’ll never be PM. Symbolic politics (his specialty) are fine during a Sunday street protest, but should not be confused with the politics of winning elections. However, it appears he’s the first sinking ship that rats prefer to go down with into the deep of political irrelevance.
US: Mr Pence is a lightweight, anti-gay religious bigot. In backwards states, where Trump is likely to win anyway, he’ll be unnecessary political furniture. However, in moderate to fully rational states, he’ll stand as a talisman of right-wing lunacy, guaranteeing a record thumping for the clown at the top of the Republican ticket.
To paraphrase Kant: English is the language of commerce; German, the language of philosophy; French, the language of poetry.
MDMA is making a comeback. It’s safe to bring out your pacifier and glow sticks.
The most dangerous drug is monotheism.
It’s no surprise that Mr Trump stiffed the Veterans, got caught, and was forced to pony up.
The law & order, family values Republican Party is throwing its support behind a twice divorced harlequin, who is also a grifter and a cheat.
We are not even close to peak Bond watch. It’s time for a non-binary Bond.
Mr Trump has been a welcome dose of high voltage low comedy. However, the curtain will fall on his one man show on election day in November.
He has no chance of winning the election in November when Americans — not just Republicans — would weigh in. What’s really at stake is the future existence of the Republican Party if he were to achieve the nomination.
The Republican Party will dump Trump like a Chelsea manager if he doesn’t win the nomination on the first ballot at its convention.
Republican Party 1854-2016.
A nativist tradition has always had a presence in US political culture, at times lurking beneath the calm waters of regular electoral politics, at other times crashing through like a Kraken intent on the destruction of the nation.
Since 2009, the Republican Tea Party has been that mythological sea monster, initially awakened by Mr Trump’s birther fabula. Now these Republicans have again turned to Mr Trump in massive numbers. His campaign represents their best fears and worst hopes for America.