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I honestly do not know what Drumpf was thinking by agreeing to be interviewed by Jonathan Swan, but whomever convinced him it was a good idea deserves a medal.

I am not a huge fan of Axios, but I have to say that IQ45 looked like a crazy, megalomaniac moron during the whole cringeworthy interview. And for that, I thank the Goddess for whispering in his ear and convincing him to do it.

The press has done a uniformly terrible job covering this fake President. Part of it is IOKYIAR, and part of it is they have bent over backwards to normalize and legitimize him every minute of every day, because he’s just. so. good. for. ratings. But finally, this horrible virus seems to have pushed some of them to declare a smidgen of independence from the Cult of Daddy Donald.

As I said to my husband tonight, if you put a gun to Donnie’s head and told him that to save his own life, he had to recite the Second Amendment, he couldn’t. He’d just lie about it. He couldn’t tell you what the function of the Supreme Court is. He’d just lie about it. He couldn’t tell you the Preamble to the Constitution. He’d just lie about it. He does not at all, in any way, shape or form, understand his job and what it means to do it. He just lies about it. And the only reason to interview an idiot like that is to expose him, which Jonathan Swan did.

This is an open thread.

Yesterday, the most dangerous man in America testified before the House. Drumpf’s (or Putin’s, or whomever’s) right-wing populist agenda is being magnified and empowered by his actions; Drumpf’s criminal money-laundering and grift are being protected thereby. During his testimony, he lied, he obfuscated, and he pretended he didn’t read Drumpf’s tweets. It was a disgusting, oily, arrogant performance by the most evil man ever to become Attorney General.

Here are a few highlights.

Rep. Jerry Nadler condemned him for delivering campaign video to Drumpf via the jackbooted thugs teargassing moms in Portland and invading other Democratic cities (like NYC! Stay safe DYB!).

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee attacked Barr for not believing in systemic racism.

And here’s Rep. Eric Swalwell putting together a legal tour-de-force about the commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence, with a great explainer by Brian Tyler Cohen afterwards. Enjoy this – I don’t think Barr did.

After the latest horrific display of the Attorney General’s manifest unfitness to be hired by anyone more ethical than Better Call Saul, I personally have only one question:

When will this skid mark on the underwear of justice be dis-Barred?!

Tawk amongst yerselves!

So the Mango Moron, the only pResident ever to brag about “acing” a cognitive impairment test, is trying to smear Joe Biden as not all there, mentally speaking. He’s made big ad buys with this messaging in swing states, and his campaign keeps doubling down on the “strategy.”

This isn’t going over well with the most reliable group of voters: people over 65. Turns out leaving older people to die in nursing homes of Covid-19, trying to take health care away from the survivors, then smearing them as unfit to serve as President are somehow not winning strategies. Who knew?

More troubling for the president, Biden has moved ahead among voters 65 or older in several national surveys, including a significant 14-point advantage in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, helping propel him to double-digit leads nationally. Trump won seniors by 7 percentage points in 2016 over Hillary Clinton, according to exit polls, with white senior voters a key part of his coalition. 

“It can certainly backfire among senior voters, and it’s not something you want to do when you’re already starting to lose their votes,” said Todd Belt, professor and political management program director at George Washington University. “We’ve seen a big shift in the over-65 population moving towards Biden. This isn’t a really good strategy to win them back.”

This isn’t the only voting block Drumpf is losing massively. Ex-Republican strategist Jennifer Rubin writes in the Washington Post that, basically, everybody hates Donald. All the voters who helped Drumpf get close enough to steal the election in 2016 are running to Biden in droves. And now the polls are showing double-digit leads all over the map.

By now I’m sure you’re thinking, “How are we going to screw this up? Because we always do.” I know, I know. I have thoughts like that too. But sadly, I think the only way we could have “screwed it up” was to nominate another woman. Unfortunately, this country is so godd*mn misogynistic that they elected a sexual predator, money launderer and traitor rather than voting for THAT WOMAN.

And what really hurts is that Democrats wouldn’t vote for her either. Wouldn’t stand up for her when she was smeared by Bernie for six months in 2016, wouldn’t help her fight against the blizzard of negative press, wouldn’t amplify her message as Drumpf got $2 Billion in free advertising from NBC and other “news” outlets. They claim it was all because Hillary was [fill in horrible misogynistic trope here], but in reality, there is no woman they would vote for. When push came to shove, they wouldn’t have pulled the lever for Elizabeth, Kamala, Kirsten or Amy. And we can’t count on them, ever, to do it.

So thankfully, we have a 77-year-old white man as our nominee. His color, age and gender allow all those Democrats and previously Republican voters to feel “safe” voting for him. Heaven forbid we should ever elect a woman who actually MAKES US SAFE when crises hit. Because those Republican voters felt “safer” voting for Drumpf, a sociopathic predator, than voting for Hillary – a Secretary of State, First Lady of Arkansas and FLOTUS, attorney, and mother (and grandmother).

Well, here we are.

 

We cannot get complacent, but…people really, honestly seem to be determined to vote Republicans out these days. Not just der Drumpfenfuhrer – ALL Republicans. According to the smarty-pants strategists at the Lincoln Project, here’s the state of the Senate.

Arizona and Colorado are off the board for Republicans. Neither Martha McSally nor Cory Gardner has the talent, resources or record to be reelected;

Thom Tillis in North Carolina is slipping in the polls to Cal Cunningham. If Trump’s numbers nationally continue to slide, it is unlikely Tillis wins a second term;

Susan Collins and Joni Ernst face extremely difficult paths to reelection. Collins has long attempted to straddle a middle ground with her voters, publicly mouthing pieties while marching in lockstep with Mitch McConnell. Ernst has done little of note with her first term and must now rely on Trump’s coattails in Iowa if he has any;

In Montana, Governor Steve Bullock is running a strong race and will likely defeat Senator Steve Daines in November;

States such as Alabama, Alaska, and South Carolina are now toss-ups. In Alabama, Tommy Tuberville will have a much more difficult race than expected. In Alaska, Dan Sullivan will likely face a talented challenger;

In South Carolina, Lindsey Graham’s continued role as Trump’s favorite golf partner/pilot fish harmed him significantly in the Republican primary and is dragging down his reelection chances against Jaime Harrison, who is running an excellent – and well-funded – campaign;

Kansas could enter into the discussion as the voters in the Sunflower State are rejecting Trumpism and if extremist Kris Kobach is the nominee, all bets are off; and

Mitch McConnell will have a fight on his hands against a well-funded Amy McGrath challenge. This race is too close to call, but we do expect McConnell’s campaign and associated super PACs to pull money back into Kentucky to save him in favor of other seats around the country.

I know a lot of us are going to work as hard as we can to get Democrats elected. Here’s what I’m up to right now:

  • Regular contributions to Joe Biden
  • Texting and signing petitions for Biden
  • Regular contributions to the DSCC
  • Contributions to various Democrats – Amy McGrath (opposing McTurtle), Sara Gideon (opposing Susan “Very Concerned” Collins), and others on a one-off basis

What are you all up to?

Tawk amongst yerselves!

It’s a horse race!

Y’all, there’s been some drama in Kentucky. Yesterday there was a primary between a Justice Dem-backed candidate and Amy McGrath, the moderate fave who was starting to make headway over #MoscowMitch. As of the moment I’m posting, the race is too close to call. And, the expectation is that it won’t be called till June 30, due to the high preponderance of mail-in ballots.

Democratic enthusiasm for McGrath was high when she first entered the Senate race last year, and she raised $2.5 million in her first 24 hours. That enthusiasm quickly cooled when she said in an interview with The Courier-Journal, that “I probably would have voted “ to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who’s widely loathed by Democrats. She later tweeted that “upon further reflection and further understanding of his record, I would have voted no.”

McGrath continued her fundraising prowess, and as of June 3rd, had raised over $41 million, according to the most recent fundraising filings. She had to dip into that money for ads to fight off a late surge from Booker, who supports Medicare for All, the Green New Deal and Universal Basic Income and campaigned against inequality and racial injustice.

I don’t much care who is picked in the primary, as long as they are the right person to at least credibly challenge McConnell. Although Booker sounds like a Sanders ratfcker, I did see a different take from an allegedly native Kentuckian on the Tweet Machine. So who the h knows.

I think it would be absolutely delicious if #MoscowMitch loses his seat. But, when we take the Senate, I wonder if he’ll resign and write a book? I can see it now, “Life from the Turtle’s Nest: A Career in the Senate.” It will end up in the Koch Brothers’ warehouse with Kellyanne’s, Jared’s and Ivanka’s sad oeuvres.

Tawk amongst yerselves, Widdershins!


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