The kids’ table debate.
The Rump family was kicked out of another country years ago.
It's time these grifters find another country to invade with the hate they spew, they can take the clan of kkk, they advanced, with them. You remember to thank them for their actions with boots of our Military kicking them in the bums as they exit. This is my opinion after years of Rumps division of the lower classes, I'm apart of.
I truly believed in our leaders, with their checks and balances. That is gone. Dumb is no longer an option.
Thankfully the youth caught on quick. This old broad votes blue till I no longer breathe.
Instead of Fake News like 2016, we have Vivek News in 2023
I consider myself a proud liberal. My Dad was sailing buddies with WM F Buckley so I know what a conservative is or should at least aspire to be. I been reading and listening to Charley and the Bulwark now for a couple years and it has reinforced my cautious optimism . I need to understand something and maybe you can help me.
I read the polls that say the presidential race is neck and neck. I’m having trouble with the math.
How does 1/3 to 1/2 of one of our two political parties constitute a majority or even a plurality in this race.
84+ million folks voted for Biden last time around. I doubt that any of them have changed their minds. I also don’t think that Trumps “grievance tour” has done
Much to win over independents or moderate ( normie) Republicans.
Make no mistake, if the point of this narrative is to shake the complacency out of our electorate then that’s fine, carry on. But isn’t there some sort of algorithm filter for the white noise generated every time Trump opens his mouth?
Not sure if I am missing something, but the Nikki Haley "anti-Trump" quote posted by Charlie here looks to me more like an anti-China quote. If I am reading correctly, it looks like Trump's main flaw here is not being comprehensive in his criticism of China. She briefly notes that, and then goes on to list China's sins at length.
Most of what you say is true. But the moderators did not lose control. Dana Perino especially took them to task and kept control. Also, Niki Haley again showed me she can be a very good president as did Chris Christie.
I honestly don't think anyone would go after General Milley. MAGA followers are role playing. He's the real thing.
Rep Jason Smith getting harpooned at the podium by an NBC journalist who was actually acting like a journalist, and holding the liar responsible for the lies, in real time is the best most hopeful moment of the week!! This deserves to go viral - the lie is so blatant, and finally a journalist who is unrelenting!! Bravo, and NBC - give that man a RAISE!
It looks to me like Trump aka Donald the Duckit, has been living off the inflation of his "inheritance" for over 40 years. Can there really be much value left after paying off the creditors that are known?? Then there are the unknown creditors.
Gen. Milley’s statement made me wonder whether the average recruit knows any more about the Constitution than the average HS grad. Do these young men and women know what they are fighting for? If not, why would they have loyalty to it? Maybe they get lessons in history and civics as part of boot camp. I don’t know, but I doubt it. I do know that Fox is their primary “news” source.
One correction, Charlie. I think you meant "Cadet" Bonespurs.
I just want to know who told Vivek that it would be a good idea to borrow his hairstyle from Little Richard.
Re threats of violence: It really is past time for law enforcement to aggressively prosecute these instances. And it's not just politicians. Every time the execrable Chaya Raichik posts a picture of a pride flag, some school, library, hospital or other building gets bomb threats. That shit's gotta stop. People who make such threats need to start doing real time and need to go bankrupt reimbursing local, state and federal governments for all the expense of having to investigate, secure buildings and manage the disruption.
Political commentators who sell themselves as above the fray, ultrarational and vastly superior to the "bed-wetters" are the densest observers alive. Frum's remark that Republican primary voters want "a proven record of violent sedition, sexual assault, and financial fraud” is polemical but perfectly accurate. For years now I — and many others — have referred to Trump's base as neofascist, as Trump is, simply because he peddles "violent sedition" to the rabble, just as Hitler did. That's not bed-wetting, it's not hyperbole, it's not hysterical. It's reality. I once wondered what it would have been like to live in Germany, roughly 1925-1933. I no longer have to wonder.
And just to show how far the Republican Party has come in 6 years, there's this from the leader of the pack:
“I’m here tonight to lay out a vision for a revival of economic nationalism. The Wall Street predators, the Chinese cheaters and the corrupt politicians have hurt you. I will make you better. For years, foreign nations have looted and plundered your hopes, your dreams and your heritage, and now they’re going to pay for what they have stolen and what they have done to you, my friends. We’re going to take their money. We’re going to take their factories. We’re going to rebuild the industrial bedrock of this country.”
Of course, he doesn't really mean any of this shit.
It's time the Dems and Never Trumpers come to grips with the last stage of grief: Acceptance. We have to accept that the Republican Party is not going to change between now and the election; we have to accept that Trump is going to be the nominee; that the MAGAs will increase in number and continue to exert outsize influence on the House and Senate; that a shutdown and other chaos will now be the normal state in the House of Reps; that the odds of Trump being the next Prez will only increase between now and next year and that he will probably win. And finally, that all of us who despise Trump and his cult are really and truly fucked.
Oooh Donald Duck. That hurts.