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This is how you attack Donald Trump

This is how you attack Donald Trump

America is not a charity that exists to make Donald Trump rich

Tuesday night at the Center for Popular Democracy, Elizabeth Warren gave the longform version of the argument she’ll be making against Donald Trump.

If it were a mixtape of her best rhymes, here’s the standout verse:

For all we know he could be paying zero taxes today. And he is proud of it. Two weeks ago he was more than happy to dodge taxes because he doesn’t want to throw his money, quote, ‘down the drain.’

Donald Trump likes being a billionaire but he doesn’t think that the rules that apply to everyone else, should apply to him.…

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Forget ‘Reagan Democrats,’ it’s ‘Bernie Democrats’ who could decide this election

Forget ‘Reagan Democrats,’ it’s ‘Bernie Democrats’ who could decide this election

All hands on deck

The only thing I hate more than arguing with people online is arguing with people I generally agree with… anywhere.

This isn’t just because I’m a terrible debater who tends to break out into fits and mascara-laden tears when anyone does anything but pat my head or offer me a hand massage. The point of most arguments on social media, I’ve found, is humiliation at best and complete negation of another person’s being at worst. And the idea of spending time doing either to someone who is smart enough to support either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton is upsetting to me, especially when it’s very unlikely to do anything but make people more set in their opinions.…

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Donald Trump paid no taxes and he made you pay for it

Donald Trump paid no taxes and he made you pay for it

Why it still matters that you subsidize Trump’s lifestyle

The last time Donald Trump released his personal income taxes, they revealed that he paid zero, nothing, nada.

“The disclosure, in a 1981 report by New Jersey gambling regulators, revealed that the wealthy Manhattan investor had for at least two years in the late 1970s taken advantage of a tax-code provision popular with developers that allowed him to report negative income,” the Washington Post reports.

And since then, tax laws have been made far more favorable to real estate “developers,” chances are that he hasn’t paid any taxes — possibly in decades.…

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On Flint and Zika, Republicans are determined to do less than the least you possibly should do

On Flint and Zika, Republicans are determined to do less than the least you possibly should do

If you follow this blog as closely as you should, you know it’s been more than 229 days since “Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has known about the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water with lead.” Furthermore you know that “During that time, ZERO lead water lines have been removed through the efforts of his administration.”

Eclectablog’s publisher Chris Savage updates this counter daily as a reminder of the stunning ineptitude that has followed the stunning ineptitude of Rick Snyder’s appointed Emergency Manager’s decision to change Flint’s water source, leading to the lead poisoning of the city.

Well over half a year too late, we’re finally getting some indication that the state may do the least it should possibly do.…

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Yes, Trump wants to cut taxes on the richest when we need to do the exact opposite

Yes, Trump wants to cut taxes on the richest when we need to do the exact opposite

But it probably feels like a tax increase because may not have paid taxes in a decades

Donald Trump’s move to the center has begun, the press insisted on Sunday.

So far this tactical shift has included attacking Rosie O’Donnell again, spending Mother’s Day insisting that women have it easier than men and babbling about his economic plans.

Basically, it’s his same old bullshit: Trump purposely alienating the voters he needs most and the press wishcasting that he’s doing otherwise in hopes this race will be close.

The babble about his economic plans got the most attention and most effectively showed how incapable the press is of doing any sort of critical analysis of Trump’s purposefully contradictory nonsense.…

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Yes, of course, Trump can win — if we let him

Yes, of course, Trump can win — if we let him

Get ready. The pearls are going to get sweaty.

The clutching over every perceived misstep that Hillary Clinton makes will be non-stop as every gaffe is escalated into a five-alarm fire — and for good reason. Democrats could easily blow this. And, even more importantly, the press will do everything it can to make it seem as it Trump really has a shot at becoming the first orange president.

Sure, “Dangerous Donald” isn’t a great nickname. But does that compare to every living Republican president and the party’s last presidential nominee sitting out an election? Does it compare to the Republican Speaker of the House trying to set terms with the party’s nominee before endorsing him?…

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Let the great unskewing begin

Let the great unskewing begin

The GOP — and the press — need to pretend Trump can win, which is why Rasmussen exists

Tonight, it happens. Unless the polls are wrong, a guy who has called for the deportations of families of U.S. citizens — including the actual U.S. citizen — will become the presumptive GOP nominee. And as soon as that happens, most of the Republican Party will begin to pretend that this lying, scamming, tyrant-loving aspiring war criminal is just your typical Republican nominee for president.

And he can win, they’ll scream, just check out this poll!

And the poll they’ll be pointing to is this poll:

Yep, Rasmussen.…

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Why we need to start talking about Dennis Hastert’s legacy

Why we need to start talking about Dennis Hastert’s legacy

Republicans want to forget the man who willed them their path to obstruction

Last week, the longest serving Republican Speaker of the House in American history admitted to being a child molester — unless you believe Dennis Hastert’s lawyer’s claim that a “groin rub” is not abuse.

This event slipped into the torrent of history with almost no consideration or even the usual outrage that accompanies the obvious revelation that many of our most moralistic politicians lack basic morals.

We also rarely hear about the rule that Hastert made famous as Speaker — a gentleman’s agreement that the leadership would not bring forward any bill that doesn’t have majority support in the House Republican caucus.…

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Ted Cruz is the ‘Generic’ Republican

Ted Cruz is the ‘Generic’ Republican

A new electoral map projection from Morning Consult shows Hillary Clinton crushing Ted Cruz and Donald Trump but getting crushed by John Kasich.

Here’s her versus Trump:

Cruz:

Kasich:

The logic behind this is that Kasich is supposed to be a stand-in for the “generic Republican” candidate, which makes some sense. He’s barely known and Hillary Clinton has several Air Force Ones filled with baggage.

Still, I have a hard time believing that a guy who got trounced in the Michigan and Wisconsin primaries will end up winning the state, especially after essentially stealing the nomination from both Trump and Cruz in a convention that would likely resemble the end of Reservoir Dogs.…

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How to get your ‘Pro-Life Card’

How to get your ‘Pro-Life Card’

Constantly hearing stories about Republicans doing everything they can to make sure babies are born and then exerting an equal effort to cut services for poor families gets depressing. So I love when I hear about something, anything that suggests that conservatives actually care about babies once they’re born.

If you’re like me, you’ll love nurse coaching, which has some Republican backing — though not nearly as much Republican backing as making sure the only sex education kids get is an adult instructing them how to say “no” in various accents.

Here’s some background on nurse coaching, from Topher Spiro and Lanhee J.

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Donald Trump is hoping you will lose your job if it will help him win

Donald Trump is hoping you will lose your job if it will help him win

Let’s start off by making something clear. Donald Trump’s economic predictions are terrible, self-serving garbage.

“I think it’s a great time to start a mortgage company,” Trump told CNBC in April of 2006, when he happened to be starting a mortgage company as the biggest real estate bubble in history was about to burst all over his face. He then added “the real estate market is going to be very strong for a long time to come.”

That may be the worst economic prediction of all-time. It’s like predicting that the Titanic would actually fly across the Atlantic.

So what’s the stubby-fingered psychic saying now?…

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