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The Evidence of Things Unseen 0

Frame One, titled Absence of Evidence:  Kelly Ann Conway says,

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The Return of the Poll Tax 0

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If One Standard Is Good, Two Must Be Better,
“But the Emails!” Dept.
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Trumpling Puerto Rico 0

Words fail me.

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Freedom of Screech, Reprise 0

Donald Trump, surrounded by his toadies, holds up two documents, saying,

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It’s the American Way 0

Tony Norman looks at the college admission cheating scandal and argues that, once you look past the patriotic propaganda, cheating is woven into the fabric of America. Here’s a nugget:

The colonists cheated the Native peoples out of their land and then killed them when they rebelled against the lopsided arrangements. Africans were brought here in chains and their descendants were cheated of the fruits of their backbreaking labor even though the country become rich from their blood, sweat and suffering.

We’re even cheating the future by saddling coming generations of Americans with trillions of dollars of debt to finance obscene tax cuts for the wealthy. Our descendants will also inherit a much-degraded environment because the political party most devoted to protecting the interests of the rich doesn’t believe in climate science.

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Republican Family Values 0

GOP Elephant wearing halo says,

Via Juanita Jean.

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The Art of the Con 0

Thom looks at Donald Trump’s budget in the light of Trump’s trail of broken campaign promises. He points out that the Republican Party is the same now as it was when Harry Truman was running for president.

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Budget Bluster 0

Remember, in Republican World, a federal budget deficit is a cause for crocodile fears only when a Democrat is in the White House. Here’s a bit from the AP’s report on the current state of the deficit:

Trump’s budget arrives as the latest Treasury Department figures show a 77 percent spike in the deficit over the first four months of the budget year, driving by falling revenues and steady growth in spending.

Trump’s 2017 tax cut bears much of the blame, along with sharp increases in spending for both the Pentagon and domestic agencies and the growing federal retirement costs of the baby boom generation. Promises that the tax cut would stir so much economic growth that it would mostly pay for itself have been proved woefully wrong.

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Suffer the Children 0

DHS Secretary Nielsen standing next to children in a cage saying,

Via Juanita Jean.

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Chris-Crossed 0

Chris Christie demonstrates that it is indeed possible to espouse two opposing views at almost the same time.

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Peas and Pods 0

GOP Elephant to Michael Cohen:  Is it easy to sleep at night knowing  you are a sleazy mob-like fixer for Trump?  Cohen replies:  You tell me.

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Cohen Events 0

I know that I claimed that nothing new except a few stray facts and details emerged from the testimony of Michael Cohen before the House Oversight Committee.

Nevertheless, Shaun Mullen reports that he learned something, not from the testimony, but from some of the questioners.

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The Sound of Silence 0

David discusses the difference between “voter fraud,” a Republican con, and “election fraud, a Republican strategy.

He notes that Republicans greet the latter with the sound of silence. (Warning: Promo at the end.)

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“Entertainment Republicanism” 0

David interviews Republican strategist and Trump opponent Rick Wilson regarding his contempt for Donald Trump and the Red Hats. I found it interesting; give it a listen to find out where the title of this post came from. (Warning: He slips into a little reflex bothsiderism about half-way through, but I think his comments about Democratic strategy incisive.)

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Two Republican Elephants look at a map of the U. S.  One says,

Via Job’s Anger.

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The Voter Fraud Fraud, Disparate Treatment Dept. 0

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“It Can Happen Here” 3

At The Sacramento Bee, Sasha Abramsky considers Donald Trump’s bogus “national emergency” and sounds a warning. An excerpt:

Trump has taken the country down a road that can only lead to fascism rather than the division of powers embodied in a democratic, constitutional system of governance. And the GOP’s congressional leaders, chief among them the opportunistic Senator McConnell, have signed off on this.

That, I suppose, should not be a surprise. At every step of the way over the past two years of Trump’s authoritarian and sadistic governance, when the GOP has had the chance to stand up to him and do the right thing, it has chosen instead to roll over. It has done exactly the wrong thing – choosing to placate its increasingly fanatical base, no matter the long-term damage to the country’s democratic infrastructure and global reputation.

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Republican Family Values 0

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If One Standard Is Good, Two Must Be Better 0

Uncle Sam and Mitch McConnell looking a snorting, monstrous beast labeled

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