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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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WARNING: This may be as unpopular as Trump will get

WARNING: This may be as unpopular as Trump will get

These are stormy days for Donald Trump, who is increasingly demonstrating both the glow and consistency of a rotting peach.

As he nears the Republican nomination, or at least clarity that he will be the candidate who heads into the nomination with the most delegates, there’s increasing evidence that some major players in his party are preparing to swipe the nomination from him. John Kasich is still in the race, even though his only plausible path is somehow get the party to overrule the millions of Republican voters who backed Trump.

Even worse, reporters and opponents are beginning to expect the billion-dollar baby to know stuff, like his own stand on abortion.…

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Paul Ryan is more dangerous than Donald Trump will ever be

Paul Ryan is more dangerous than Donald Trump will ever be

The election of Donald Trump would be a threat to the global economy on par with “the rising threat of jihadi terrorism,” according to The Economist‘s Global Forecasting Service.

It’s easy to see why policy experts who value sober reasoning, conventionality and actually knowing things are terrified of Donald Trump, who doesn’t seem to even grasp the basics of, say, the Iran Deal that he continually bashes like it’s a woman who slightly insulted him.

What happened to calm, respectable Republicans like good ole, wallpaper sample model Paul Ryan, the world’s elite wonders?

And that’s exactly the question Paul Ryan wants you to ask, which is why he gave a speech last week decrying “the ugliness” in politics.…

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This is why Republicans hate Obama — and this is why he doesn’t mind

This is why Republicans hate Obama — and this is why he doesn’t mind

Republicans are very upset that President Obama continued on with his trip in Cuba after the disgusting terror attacks in Brussels today. They are also upset that he’s in Cuba, that he is president and that he exists.

Of course, the majority of Republicans will prefer Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s immediate gut reaction, which is to abandon the Constitution and embrace rank religious discrimination and then, likely, invade the wrong country.

When Republicans reacted to the Paris attacks with the worst kind of demagoguery — or as Republicans call it, the best kind of demagoguery — the president remained steadfast and principled, which confused the media and heightened the attention focused on the right cowering at the prospect of child refugees standing in line next to them at Chipotle.…

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Trump assures Republicans that he’s in on the Supreme Con

Trump assures Republicans that he’s in on the Supreme Con

Donald Trump isn’t running a conventional campaign and that’s why angry white people love him — but probably not enough angry white people to ever make him president.

This week he’s going to do something no candidate has ever done before. No, not just continually incite violence or hire someone who can’t seem to keep his hands or sexist thoughts to himself as his campaign manager.

Trump is going to name his “shortlist” for Supreme Court Justices. He’s already named two ultra-conservatives he’d consider for the Court.

Why is he doing this?

To reassure GOP donors that though he may act crazy, he completely understands what their real agenda is.…

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Don’t expect Trump to break up the GOP

Don’t expect Trump to break up the GOP

Donald Trump is supposedly upending everything we know about politics!

Democrats have gone from a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate to losing both houses of congress and about two-thirds of all state legislatures in six years. And while some of this is a normal reaction to a president holding two terms, it’s also evidence that the “Long Con” of the GOP is working in all 50 states and we could be entering an era of unfettered inequality and Republican rule.

All the right needs to complete the task is a Republican president who will both enact a conservative legislative agenda and keep the Supreme Court on its current trajectory, which is the most corporate friendly in history.…

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This is why Donald Trump can lie and lie and still seem honest to conservatives

This is why Donald Trump can lie and lie and still seem honest to conservatives

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In order to fix income inequality we must talk about this first. Demos & MoveOn.org explain . . .

Posted by MoveOn.org on Friday, March 11, 2016

Talking about race without mentioning race isn’t just the most effective dark art of American politics — it’s the recipe for destroying the middle class.

In the 1960s, conservatives and the Osmond family realized they had one thing going for them: white people—lots and lots and lots of white people. The only problem was that a generation of Americans that had grown up watching liberal governance save the economy, win World War II and engineer the creation of the most vibrant middle class in history.…

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Is violence Trump’s hedge against a convention coup?

Is violence Trump’s hedge against a convention coup?

Call me a Trump Believer. He’s sold me.

Not on his candidacy, which I will oppose with all of my being — but on his seriousness and his savvy, which are hard to see beneath all the hate and Halloween makeup.

His campaign has been more method than madness, built on a mission to avenge a humiliation and steeped in absurdly extreme-dog whistle tactics. In in his first actual campaign, he’s made hundreds of millions of dollars of his opponents’ war chests and Republican heroes like Scott Walker — who took on the entire labor movement — crumble into Sea Monkey seeds.…

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