The more the campaign is about NDAs and tax returns, the more politics is trivialized and the more ridiculous Democrats look.
Populism will be the reason why we can’t have a nice Democratic President.
Tis weird that a candidate like Buttigieg, who has no apparent path to winning the nomination, is under such vicious attack from surrogates of other candidates who also lack a clear path to victory (i.e., Sanders and Warren). I suppose their outrage needed a new outlet after Beto quit.
It’s trendy to call Buttigieg a racist these days. So I wonder what to call this:
I think that having so many Southern states go first kind of distorts reality,” Sanders said during a taping of “The Nightly Show” on Comedy Central earlier this month …
As the field is weeded perhaps Klobuchar will attract more media attention. She doesn’t cry about lack of attention like Castro and Booker.
Darling Nikki Haley is definitely running and has just locked down the vote of the Confederacy.
Clinton wouldn’t have cut food stamps. But Berniebros/brosettes said there was no difference between Clinton and Trump.
So much for their political wisdom!
Pelosi puts her boots on the necks of Kremlin-affiliated Republicans.
Pence misses his old names: Son of perdition. Little horn! Most unclean!
Homeland is basically the Trump Russia/Ukrainegate + Tulsi Gabbard.
Pressley is the smartest Squadie.
Who cares about Gabbard now besides her Novosibirsk constituents?
There’s no worse place than Alabama. Unless it’s Mississippi.
At least the family of Warren Harding is pleased with the Trump presidency. Ukrainegate and Russiagate leave Teapot Dome in the dust.
It is shocking to learn Mike Pence works with a woman who is not his wife.
The way to undermine Bloomberg is to point to his shameless party-hopping, from one political bed to another, to further his own ends.
Yet journalists think Bloomberg is concerned with something besides himself.
Forget the White Knight narrative. It’s been shattered by a confrontation with reality.
Class envy of class enemies is the engine of class struggles.
Donald Trump has shifted his domicile from New York City to Florida.
It’s as if a Superfund site just moved south.
The move does lay the groundwork for post-Presidency criminality. Mob often retired to Florida.
Trump is echt Queens, though. Everything about him says ash heap.
The good news: Rudy ain’t going’ nowheres.
Bern’s relaunch with AOC went unnoticed due to the sturm over Tulsi’s twitter beef with HRC.
Bern will never be the Democratic nominee, so Joe Manchin will never have to vote against him anyway.
With the tragedy of Deadspin following so close on the heels of the demise of Splinternews, we are nearer to reaching the crisis of which Marx wrote.
I’m surprised Bern isn’t fundraising off the suffering of Deadspin ex-staff. $2.70
A teacher in North Carolina is under fire for separating students by religion.
What I want to know is where did the rational students sit?
Impeachment is like Christmas Day for news networks.
Paula White’s criminality precedes her.
A cat is a loaded weapon.
Candy corn is the resistance of Halloween treats.
It’s great to reach the age when you realize other people’s problems with your identity are really other people’s problems, not yours.
Then they can be easily and absolutely dismissed, banished to the limbo of bad theory and infantile ethics.
The saffron Mussolini will be seated in the Nats’ ballpark.
Speaking of which, the Deferment President described the demise of al-Baghdadi as follows:
He had dragged 3 of his young children with him. He reached the end of the tunnel as our dogs chased him down. He ignited his vest, killing himself and the 3 children.
I imagine that’s also how Donnie’s reign will end.
A million NRA hearts are broken as Maria Butina is deported back to her GRU desk job in Russia.
People are upset with Bernie Sanders over the answer he gave to a question about how to handle potentially violent interactions with the police. One has to remember that for Bern, police officers are part of the working class. Thus, they are part of his revolution.
Bill Maher is upset Hillary Clinton owned Tbilisi Gabbard who then owned herself by moving towards a third party bid (as predicted by Hillary Clinton).
Bern had to come to the defense of one of his leading surrogates (Gabbard) or risk the charge of disloyalty from his cultish followers. He apparently doesn’t care that a fleet of Russian bots and other GRU measures have been launched to support Tulsi.
The Joker could just as well be Michael Tracey or Jeet Heer or anyone who writes for The Intercept, Jacobin magazine, or the defunct Splinternews.
I think all pundits and professional journalists are anxious to see Biden fall and someone else rise (Warren, Bern, even Buttigieg or Wang) just so they’ll have something interesting to write about. If Biden were to cruise to victory, the media bottom line would suffer.
Re Tulsi Gabbard:
One number to remember: 65 million.
That’s the number of Democratic votes for HRC in 2016.
Gabbard’s Trumpesque tweet is political death warrant. As a Democrat.
She’d be a great mainstream Republican. I tend to think that’s where she’ll wind up.
Gabbard represents a “sane” version of Republicanism. That’s why Meghan McCain is smitten with her.
Gabbardistas are shattered, though. Michael Tracey is so worked up about this, he’s completely forgotten the oppression of NRA moll Maria Butina.
In calmer moments, he would surely admit that the Russo-Republican fox has no place in the Democratic Party hen house.
However, it is rather confusing when Tulsi sounds like Trump who sounds like Chomsky.
From Jacobin magazine to the Boston Review, from Naomi Klein and to the Young Sparts: everyone agrees Obama was a neolib.
Will the King of the Cocaleros, Evo Morales, be President for Life? How many years in power are enough?
Everyone is watching the debate to see if Tulsi Gabbard speaks in Russian.
Harold Bloom no longer matters. He lost the war over “the canon.”
Jeet Heer managed to complete and tweet his senior thesis on Bloom, The Joker, Scorsese, and castration anxiety.
Even Michael Corleone testified in open Senate session.
Man up, Don Giuliani.
According to Jacobin magazine, Trump’s noble savages are not really responsible for Trumpism, only the super elite. And Obama.
Their “progressive views” on the economy apparently include racist views about racial/ethnic minorities and foreigners.
Compared to the Trump Crime Family’s business dealings at home and abroad, Hunter Biden is a paragon of virtuous entrepreneurial behavior.
The chav Eggsy is the prototype for Trump’s MAGAts.
Many parole violations would have occurred had Trump maintained accurate White House visitor logs.
Colleges are not job training centers.
It’s sad that Lindsay and Paris are no longer besties.
Bern has stalled out. Quite a come-down from 2016.
A network that harangues about “political correctness” is not likely to interdict a culture of sexual harassment.
An illegal immigrant sleeps in the White House at least three nights each week.
If tariffs hit oxy, MAGAts would turn on Trump.
Foreign policy will be largely irrelevant this cycle except for the case of Russia. Gabbard won’t make any friends talking up peace with Assad.
The critique of liberalism is what brought Schmitt into play in the Telos circle. Which is what is appealing about Schmitt to the reactionary right.
It does help that Schmitt identifies the core weakness of liberalism when under threat: its allergic reaction to power disempowers it to defeat its enemies.
Schmitt was not anathema in an earlier era. Both Reinhart Koselleck and Jurgen Habermas cited his work positively. Allegedly, the publication of the English translation of the Struckturwandel book was delayed for years because of its Schmitt references, which were removed.
Schmitt became relevant in a different way post 9/11 with the rise of a new friend/foe distinction in the “war on terror” (i.e., the novel legal category of “enemy combatant”).