At first the latest Hannity face plant seems extra ridiculous. I mean, come on– do they really think there were hidden images of sperm in Obama’s portrait? Sadly, right-wingers will buy anything, and this is probably something we’ll have to hear about the rest of our lives. However, it’s important to realize the idea isn’t completely bonkers. After all, there is a hidden dingleberry in DJT’s portrait. See if you can spot it:
No? Here, I’ll crop and zoom to make it easier to see:
Showing once again that if there’s one thing America can do in the age of Trump, it’s go downhill.
Wait, was that treasonous?
Just to be really clear about this, the top of the line is about 50/50. We’re wa-ay far from that point now.
Here’s a rough paraphrasing of the email exchange prompting this:
Person 1: Glad to see Flake and McCain challenging Trump.
Person 2: Pff. Those are just words. Flake votes with Trump most of the time.
Person 1: Yeah, but at least he’s speaking up, which is more than the rest of the GOP wusses.
I see this kind of back & forth a lot, and both points of view are right. Speaking up against the actions of the Trump administration isn’t nothing, but as they say, that and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee. Well, not a cup of coffee…maybe a gum ball from one of those vending machines outside the grocery store.
The biggest problem I have with people like Jeff Flake is that they’re trying to claim that Donald Trump is somehow an aberration in the GOP, instead of the logical outgrowth of its policies and actions. In fact, this is something I would argue is true of many “never Trumpers.” They fail to recognize that Trump is the embodiment of the modern GOP— hypocrisy, incoherence, xenophobia, racism, and all. The only question I have at this point is whether such people are lying only to us, or to themselves.
TFW you try to write a thoughtful post about engagement, but all you really want to say is that family members who shun others over politics are doody heads.
I don’t have time to write anything significant, but I did want to update MarsEdit before I forget, and then make sure it works. Here’s a thought:
I fully expected Alabama to shit the bed yesterday. Nice to see African Americans pulled their collective bacon out of the fire.
They’re not just putting their thumb on the proverbial scale, they’re sitting on it with a sack of hammers.
I have a pet theory that they let the Cruz amendment into this bill just so that senators can point to it as the reason they can’t vote for the bill. This is based on nothing more than knowing that everyone hates Ted Cruz, and if the bill is going to go down in flames he’s someone no one would mind throwing under the bus. We’ll see.
As good a piece as I’ve seen recently on the benefits of taxes. Frames it as taxes = buying insurance.
Hillary Clinton: GOP Is ‘Death Party’ If O’Care Repeal Bill Passes:
Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they’re the death party. https://t.co/jCStfOaBjy
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 23, 2017
There’s more at the link, with a couple references to other articles as well. She’s not wrong, but I would argue they’re already the party of death. In fact, here’s a new logo they can use: