Not a Political Opponent

😥 I asked President Trump if he had ever asked any foreign leaders for corruption investigations of anyone who was NOT a political opponent of his. He said we’ll have to check that. pic.twitter.com/hKP7n9l1Kw — Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) October 4, 2019

Trump’s View of Justice

In this case, Trump is just the embodiment of the broader population’s view of the justice system. That it’s meant to be “won” by appointing more of your friends than your enemies can appoint theirs. Pool report: Trump was asked about losing in court today. “I’ve had a great track record. … within a couple […]

Once a Politician…

It’s easy to forget that even when a politician looks like he has a spine, and a value system…he really doesn’t. Always Party over Country. Lindsey Graham: A president who doesn’t comply with Congressional requests for information is subject to impeachment. pic.twitter.com/Dhw5VBxbf0 — Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 8, 2019

Yard Signs and Tan Suits

Per FiveThirtyEight: One man’s vandalism is another’s political dissent. Back in 2012, researchers from Kent State University presented survey respondents a hypothetical news story: A partisan political group has been caught swiping yard signs and defacing campaign ads. Then they asked the respondents to rate both the seriousness of crime (which, technically, it is) and […]

Civil War

Tough one, here. Either we believe Trump is an idiot and of course there’s no wood behind this arrow. Or, he’s a “very stable genius” and knows exactly what he is doing. Either way – inept, or insidious – would be grounds for impeachment.

Shark Trump

The president just retweeted 18 tweets criticizing Ed Henry on Fox News – and one of them appears to be a bot that takes Trump’s own tweets and inserts the word shark? pic.twitter.com/v79i5VvoLY — Vera Bergengruen (@VeraMBergen) September 29, 2019

Foreign Government Assistance

Per FiveThirtyEight: A YouGov/Economist poll released Wednesday found that 52 percent of Americans said it is inappropriate for the president to request a foreign government open an investigation into a potential political opponent. (By contrast, 22 percent said it was appropriate, and 26 percent said they weren’t sure.) Wait, what? (Emphasis mine.) What the hell […]

Those Dang Kids

Mnuchin: “What I find inappropriate is at the time VP Biden’s son did significant biz in Ukraine & should be further investigated.”@jaketapper: So it’s ok for Trump’s kids to do biz all over the world while Trump is POTUS? Mnuchin: “I dont want to go more into these details.” — Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) September 22, […]

Farm Bailouts

Per Bloomberg: At $28 billion so far, the farm rescue is more than twice as expensive as the 2009 bailout of Detroit’s Big Three automakers, which cost taxpayers $12 billion. I’m so tired of winning!