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Kamala's departure reveals a problem the Democrats need to fix. Now.

Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Dec 3, 2019, 02:50 PM (266 replies)

Why not just conduct a poll now and whoever comes out on top gets to run against Trump in 2020?

Why bother with campaigns at all if how someone is polling right now determines whether they should continue running and trying to get more support before anyone actually votes?
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Dec 3, 2019, 02:32 PM (10 replies)

BREAKING: Appeals court refuses to block House subpoena for Trump's financial records

Whooo Doggies!

A federal appeals court has sided with House Democrats seeking to obtain President Trump’s private financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One, stating that "the public interest favors denial of a preliminary injunction.”

The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit came in the ongoing legal battle Trump has waged over access to his private business records -- including two cases that have already reached the Supreme Court.

The New York-based appeals court upheld Congress’s broad investigative authority and ordered the two banks to comply with the House subpoenas for the president’s financial information. The case pre-dates the public impeachment proceedings in the House.

“The Committees’ interests in pursuing their constitutional legislative function is a far more significant public interest than whatever public interest inheres in avoiding the risk of a Chief Executive’s distraction arising from disclosure of documents reflecting his private financial transactions," states the ruling from Judge Jon O. Newman, who was joined by Judge Peter W. Hall.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Dec 3, 2019, 11:54 AM (17 replies)

Does this man never shut up?

His MO is to just wear us all down until we can't fight anymore.

It's not going to work ..
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Dec 3, 2019, 11:04 AM (9 replies)

Dr. Avis on the recent press coverage of Kamala Harris


Dr. Avis

A word about the rash of hit pieces on the Kamala campaign. First let me say I’m a political scientist. And my entire adult life I have worked directly in politics from the electoral and/or policy apparatus side and studied politics from the academic perspective...

From those standpoints I will say, it’s not unusual for the media to pick it’s darlings for an election cycle, those they ignore, and those they tend to cover from a negative perspective. What is unusual here is the sheer volume of pieces this early in the process that collectively seem to have as its goal essentially forcing a candidate to end her campaign before one vote has actually been cast. The extraordinary level of singular focus on a campaign that despite its challenges STILL polls above several others that go completely without critical analysis IS highly unusual. But at the same time it feels all too familiar in that it is the type of double standard that I’m sure EVERY Black woman in America has experienced in her career.

I find it interesting, for example, that we’ve seen more negative coverage of Kamala’s campaign woes than of the seemingly out of the blue collapse of the Beto campaign.

I also find it interesting that more ink has been spilled on her staffers than on a rival’s staffer who actual STOLE data from Kamala’s campaign.

Also, ain’t it funny that none of the uncovered video footage of Mayor Pete palling around with Tea Party Members, or insulting Black children & families came from any of those fine journalistic institutions like @politico @washingtonpost or @nytimes that seem so fixated on...
Kamala’s shortcomings? And wouldn’t you think one of these great bastions of investigative journalism would be interested in finding out exactly why Pete chose to fire a Black Sheriff for reporting racist activity in his police department rather than fire the racists themselves?

I, for one, would like to read that story. But apparently they’re too busy penning the 5011th Kamala implosion piece.

In fact Kamala’s coverage is so singularly and consistently negative it seems to me the goal may be beyond this specific campaign cycle and ultimately meant to do permanent damage to her political career... as well as serve as a warning to any future Black woman considering running for President, “This ain’t for you, Boo” —while also messaging through other coverage that instead, it’s perfectly okay to run as “The Help” (aka Vice President)

One day some ambitious graduate student will do a content analysis on the news coverage in this pre-primary period and document the blatant bias occurring in this campaign cycle.

Until then, I’ll be waiting for the white boy hit pieces that apparently never seem to materialize. 💅🏽

Posted by StarfishSaver | Sun Dec 1, 2019, 02:08 AM (9 replies)

I am so glad Pelosi didn't launch impeachment immediately after the Mueller Report was released

All she had to go with then was a heavily redacted report that Barr and Trump had a weeks-long headstart and the assistance of a gullible/complicit media to frame and distort the narrative. The key witnesses were Trump campaign and administration officials who would never comply with subpoenas and, even if they did show up, they'd just invoke executive privilege or the Fifth Amendment.

Nothing would have come of it. We probably wouldn't even gotten enough Democratic votes to impeach. And it would be over. Impeachment would now be just a failed effort we're looking at in the rearview mirror.

Even now, after a stream of extremely credible, compelling witnesses who testified unequivocally about, not some murky, difficult to understand and more difficult to prove conspiracy with Russia, but very clear, obvious bribery and other corruption by Trump himself and obstruction of justice in plain view and in real time, the public is still not yet clamoring for impeachment and removal.

Fortunately, Pelosi played this perfectly, not just waiting for the right time to move, but spreading the process out over several months and several separate committees so that a solid case can be built. And the Democrats are in full charge of the rollout, trigger points and outcomes.

This may be moving slowly, but we're in full control.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Sat Nov 30, 2019, 10:53 PM (20 replies)

Michael Harriot: The 8 Kinds of Black Donald Trump Supporters

While Trump supporters may be a small minority of black people, it is important to know who they are, why they choose to support the dimwitted, tanning booth-weathered love child of Pennywise and Lord Voldemort and—most importantly—how to spot these rare creatures in the wild.

As a member of the growing subset of wypipologists who study Trump-related subjects (a Lie-entist, if you will) I have cataloged every single genus and species of black Donald Trump supporters for your edification:

1. MAGA-scots
2. Dummies
3. Churchless Pastors
4. Black Conspiracy Theorists
5. “Different” Black People
6. True Believers
7. Opportunists
8. Kanye West


Posted by StarfishSaver | Sat Nov 30, 2019, 09:53 PM (9 replies)
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