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I've lost all respect for Katy Tur

And I doubt she has any chance of recovering.

She was on MTP this afternoon and spent some time blaming the "hyperpartisanship" on both sides.

That, as I'm sure all of you know, is pure nonsense.

It's not that I doubt there's partisanship on our side, it's just that:

1) We didn't start it -- it's been going on since Obama was elected and maybe since Gingrich's ascendency

2) Not every choice by any Democrat to oppose legislation or nominees, etc, is a purely partisan decision. Most, IMO, are highly principled.

3) There IS no possibility of bipartisanship with this crop of RepublCONS. You give a little, they'll take lots more, and NEVER return the favor.

Does she REALLY want Democrats nodding and agreeing and voting for and passing ALL the shit that Republicans want in service to bipartisanship? That's what it would require -- Dems just caving, and caving, and caving.

Her attitude also explains to me why -- and I find this true of Kasie too -- she often asks questions that are intentionally provocative or at least aimed at the Democratic party's soft spots at the moment just for controversy's sake, such as questions about whether whoever's in front of her is going to support Pelosi for Speaker or not, for example. And she can really push and push on questions like that too, completely ignoring far more important, tho less sexy and fun, issues at hand.

I had thought she was a good reporter, though I've been disappointed with her performance as an anchor, but this totally ends that for me. She's done.

Mrs Betty Bowers -- great video rebutting NRA talking points

This is a great video by "Mrs Betty Bowers"

https://twitter.com/BettyBowers/status/976507751030407168

Has Scott Pruitt committed any crimes in his tenure at EPA?

The reason I ask is that nobody is making any noise about the fact that Trump is doubling down to keep him, despite his many, many ethical failures.

No crimes in there??

I WAS Lookin' forward to the Comey interview --

Now I freakin' can't wait --

Brian Krassenstein @krassenstein
On Sunday, James Comey's interview with ABC News will air.

It has already been taped and will be a bombshell I am told:

- Interview left people in the room "stunned"

- Many on hand described it as "surreal"

- Trump should be VERY afraid I am told.

https://twitter.com/krassenstein/status/984088936904515585

I can't stop laughing @ Luntz: kids are using socialism to get sex



Frank Luntz: kids are using socialism to get sex

https://twitter.com/existentialfish/status/698734970215493633

BREAKING! FBI Raiding Michael Cohen's ofc

Just heard it on MSNBC

Awesome Border Collie ZETA

SPLC: HATE IN THE WHITE HOUSE MARCH

Oh, this is QUITE good:

The following is a timeline of instances of extremism in the Trump administration in March.

President Trump has opened the White House doors to extremism, not only consulting with hate groups on policies that erode our country’s civil rights protections but enabling the infiltration of extremist ideas into the administration’s rhetoric and agenda.

Once relegated to the fringes, the radical right now has a toehold in the White House.

Groups and individuals referenced in the list below are not associated with hate groups and extremist ideology unless indicated by a hate group profile.

https://www.splcenter.org/hate-white-house-—-march

FEB LINK: https://www.splcenter.org/hate-white-house-%E2%80%94-february


Posted by RandomAccess | Sat Apr 7, 2018, 03:01 PM (6 replies)

A neuroscientist explains what could be wrong with Trump supporters brains

Interesting article. I am ALWAYS interested in trying to figure those cretins out:

A neuroscientist explains what could be wrong with Trump supporters brains

There’s no doubt that Donald Trump has said many things that would have been political suicide for any other Republican. And almost every time he made one of these shocking statements, political analysts on both the left and the right predicted that he’d lose supporters because of it. But as we have clearly seen over the past year, they were dead wrong every time. Trump appears to be almost totally bulletproof.

The only thing that might be more perplexing than the psychology of Donald Trump is the psychology of his supporters. In their eyes, The Donald can do no wrong. Even Trump himself seems to be astonished by this phenomenon. “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK? It’s, like, incredible.”

Senator John McCain, who has been a regular target for Trump, has a simple explanation for his unwavering support. “What he did was he fired up the crazies.”

While the former Republican presidential nominee may be on to something, he doesn’t exactly provide a very satisfying scientific explanation. So how exactly are Trump loyalists psychologically or neurologically different from everyone else? What is going on in their brains that makes them so blindly devoted?

The Dunning-Kruger Effect . . .

Hypersensitivity to Threat . . .

Terror Management Theory . . .

High Attentional Engagement . . .
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/neuroscientist-explains-wrong-trump-supporters-brains/


I knew I didn't like Kirstjen Nielsen -- Now I know why

I was pretty uncomfortable with her appearance yesterday about sending troops to the border. Something about her including but not limited to her smugness bothered me. I didn't go looking, but was rumaging around in some other files and happened across these. Thought I'd share --


Maddow-- We remember when @DHS Kirstjen Nielsen played an ugly role during hurricane Katrina.
article link in OP includes video https://www.democraticunderground.com/1016199924


Anderson Cooper suggests Nielsen try "using the eyes in your head." Mockery Rating 10.0
Posted by RandomAccess | Thu Apr 5, 2018, 07:16 PM (1 replies)
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