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Frames One through Three:  Republica Elephants stands behind President Obama screaming

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Misdirection Play, Firearms of Mass Destruction Dept. 0

The Tampa Bay Times reveals Florida Republicans’ strategy for dealing with concerns about white supremacists and about access to firearms of mass destruction: Blame everybody and everything except guns and the people who fire them.

Full story at the link.

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Misdirection Play, Dance of the Devious Dept. 0

The Portland Press-Herald’s Bill Nemitz searches for straight answers about agitators for armed assaults of assembled Americans, but encounters a veritable vacuum of veracity.

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Misdirection Play, Firearms Fondlers Gun Nut Dept., Reprise 0

Leonard Pitts, Jr., comments on the Republican dance of distraction. An excerpt (emphasis added):

And people asking “Why?” and Republican officials trotting out explanations noteworthy mainly for their uselessness. They blame mental illness, Colin Kaepernick, Barack Obama, video games, drag queens, same-sex marriage, TV zombies, immigrants and recreational marijuana. Everything except the gun, everything except the fact that this is a country where the angry and disaffected can buy weapons of mass destruction more easily and with less regulation than you could buy a car.

Which suggests a cognitive bankruptcy that defies overstatement. Because while Kaepernick and Obama may be singularly American, this is hardly the only country where people play video games. It is not the only country where they watch zombies on television, suffer mental illness or use pot. It’s not even the only country where citizens keep and bear arms. But it is the only country where mass murder is routine. The only one.

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Watch What They Do, Not What They Say 0

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Misdirection Play, Firearms Fondlers Gun Nut Dept. 0

Thom points out the hypocrisy of Republicans’ blaming “mental illness” for gun violence while making it easier for persons with mental issues to obtain guns.

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Keeping (Climate) Change under Wraps 0

Links referenced in this story: The Kansas City Star and Politico.

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The Dialectic of Republicanism 0

Catherine Rampell comments. A snippet:

It’s almost funny, in a twisted sort of way. Election after election, Republicans have based their core political appeal on fear.

And yet —- as dual gun massacres this weekend starkly illustrate —- they refuse to offer solutions to any of the mortal threats Americans actually face.

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Misdirection Play, Grand Theft Auto Dept. 0

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Empty Words 0

Title:  The President speaks to the nation.  Image:  Trump's voice from the White House says,

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Amy Fried has more.

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Talking Points 0

Republican Elephant writes on white board:

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The Sun Rises Up 0

Warning: Language.

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The Vice of the Turtle, Voter Fraud Dept. 0

Mitch McConnell saying,

Martin Longman has more.

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Determined To Disenfranchise 0

Sue Carlton tells a story of Florida’s persistent practices to prevent public participation in the polity.

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Twits on Twitter 0

Flip-flopping twits (or twitting flip-flops–not quite sure which).

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None So Blind As Those Who Will Not Look 0

GOP Elephant wiht blindfold on interrogating Robert Mueller:  Dir. Mueller, wouldn't you agree that under our system of justice, the President is presumed innoncent as long as I refuse to read your report?

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Nixon’s “Southern Strategy” Comes Full Circle 0

Frame One:

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Tutorials of Toxicity, Reprise 0

Charles Blow finds the lessons that Donald Trump is teaching through his behavior to be troubling (to put it mildly). Here are some of the lessons Blow sees:

He is teaching our children that there is no absolute truth; there is “alternative fact.” It’s not what you say but how you say it and how vociferously you can defend it.

He is teaching little boys that women’s bodies exist as playgrounds for privileged men and that there is no price to be paid if you are popular enough or rich enough.

He is teaching little girls that if they are ever victims of sexual assault by a popular, wealthy boy and deign to reveal it, they will likely come under withering verbal assault.

Follow the link for the rest of the curriculum.

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The Anointed 0

At AL.com, Dana Hall McCain meditates.

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The Rule of Lawless 0

Capitol Building:  We make the laws.  Supreme Court:  We decide on the constitutionality of the laws.  White House:  What laws?

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