Hear that rumble of thunder off in the distance? A storm is brewing. Right now, it is on the West Coast, but by next year it will have spread all over the country.
A monster storm of Republican claims of rigged elections will be coming to a polling place near you in 2022.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
The storm started in an unlikely place. California, a deep blue state, where Democrats outnumber Republicans 47% to 24% (Independents make up 23% of the electorate).
The recall of a Democratic governor by disaffected Republicans. Republicans who, like their counterparts around the…
Thanks to the highly infectious Delta variant and low vaccination rates in some states, the need for monoclonal antibody treatment has outstripped the supply.
President Biden has announced that the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) will control how much of the treatment will go to each state to ensure that it is fairly distributed.
Yes, he is rationing it.
And Republican governors, who have refused to impose mask and vaccine mandates in their states in the name of freedom, are losing their shit.
Can you say hypocrisy?
It was that very refusal to impose mandates that has resulted in…
President Biden entered office as a staunch supporter of the filibuster. Having previously served in the Senate, he has a fondness for the traditions of that chamber, including the filibuster.
These days, no one actually filibusters, i.e. talks forever until 60 senators vote to end the filibuster. Now senators just threaten to filibuster and the legislation in question automatically requires 60 votes to pass.
Biden was willing to go so far as to require that what is known as the talking filibuster be required instead of just the threat of a filibuster but he was dead set against eliminating the…
Are you tired of me writing about Amy Klobuchar yet? Sorry, I can’t help myself. Not only is she a great presidential candidate but I just love her style.
Especially compared to Trump. My eye muscles are in great shape with all the eyerolling I do at Trump’s daily hints about running.
Klobuchar has been all business, using her committee assignments and current events to position herself for a run for the presidency in 2024. You can clearly see her nail down all of her accomplishments and positions for a voter pleasing platform to run on.
It’s a beautiful thing…
Will he or won’t he? If you’re asking that question about Trump, the answer is a definite yes. He is going to run for president in 2024.
He has certainly hinted at it often enough.
The real question is when he will make that announcement? He has been using the excuse that he can’t say if he is running or not because of the campaign finance laws.
That didn’t make any sense to me until I did a little poking around. Okay, okay. I googled it.
As we all know, candidates for political office cannot use campaign funds for personal…
I almost feel sorry for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R — CA).
He wants to be Speaker of the House so badly that he can taste it.
History tells him that Republicans will retake the House in the 2022 midterms.
State Republicans are trying to lock down that outcome by passing voter suppression laws making it more difficult for POC who tend to support Democrats from voting. They are also using the opportunity afforded by the 2020 census to gerrymander congressional districts to favor their party.
McCarthy’s dilemma is that he needs the support of a majority of…
Remember when Obamacare was being debated and there were dire predictions of stuff like death panels and rationed medical care?
It’s happening folks!
Just not the way the doomsayers thought. Ironically, it’s Republicans who are rationing medical care, not those socialist Democrats.
Bet you won’t be surprised to learn that the rationing is due to an overabundance of COVID patients.
Nor will you be surprised to learn that it’s happening in a red state, Idaho, which voted for Trump in both 2016 (59.25%) and 2020 (63.9%), has a Republican governor and a Republican majority legislature.
And only 39.7% of the…
You know that saying “Don’t mess with Texas”. Now that the guv has successfully weathered a SCOTUS decision on the latest attempt to ban abortion in the state AND signed off on a bill that not only limits voters’ opportunities to vote, but also legalizes voter intimidation at the polls by granting poll watchers new powers, I think a lot fewer people will be messing with Texas.
If you think about it, Texas has now culturally regressed to the 18th century when this country was founded. You know, back when white male landowners had all the rights and privileges, while…
I often wonder what Lindsey Graham and Trump talk about on the golf course. They seem like such an unlikely pair.
Graham has a net worth of less than $1 million. Trump claims to be a billionaire.
Graham is known as a warmonger. Trump is an isolationist.
I would love to be privy to some of those conversations.
I think that Graham has been spending way too much time on the golf course…
I love Amy Klobuchar’s style. She was my pick over Biden in 2016 so I’ve been thrilled to see that she is laying the groundwork for another run for the presidency in 2024.
I have previously written about the little field trip to Georgia that she took as part of the hearings she was holding to investigate voter suppression laws. Instead of just decrying voter suppression laws, she ventured into enemy territory to shine the bright light of day on the nefarious actions of the Georgia legislature.