Author: LOLGOP

Maybe we are underestimating the power of misogyny

Maybe we are underestimating the power of misogyny

What if the Dilbert guy is right?

Donald Trump gave a “bizarre, lie-ridden fantasy” of a speech attacking Hillary Clinton on Wednesday. And according to his target audience, it wasn’t just good. It was a literal knockout.

Dilbert-creator Scott Adams has become the spokesman of the generally older, white, male-r people who take great erotic pleasure in the rise of Trump. He tweeted that Trump’s speech was “best persuasion I have ever seen. Game over. Now running unopposed.”

Sorry, 4 million people the Supreme Court stopped President Obama from protecting from deportation, we’re done!

Adams’ effusion continued on Thursday with a post about “The Humiliation of the American Male in 2016.” He traces what he sees Trump’s ultimate triumph to a dishwasher detergent commercial and v-neck sweaters, which is “the uniform of a man who is owned by a woman.”

To Adams, Trump is the epitome of the man who would never expose his waddle by wearing a v-neck and Trump would never go back to the store to get the right kind of soap for Melania.…

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Let’s raise Rick Snyder’s taxes

Let’s raise Rick Snyder’s taxes

It may be our only way to “thank” him for all he’s done

In a private ceremony on Tuesday, Rick Snyder signed the Detroit Public School’s “rescue” bill into law. The bill abandoned 15 months of bi-partisan negotiations in favor a giveaway to the charter school industry with almost no accountability.

Meanwhile, for the third straight summer, residents of Flint are still depending on bottled water thanks to decisions made by the governor’s direct reports.

Despite evidence that he’s been in any way humbled or enlightened by the damage done to Flint, cries to “arrest” Snyder or even recall him have faded.…

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REMINDER: This election is also about whether millions gain health insurance or tens of millions will lose it

REMINDER: This election is also about whether millions gain health insurance or tens of millions will lose it

Medicaid expansion and the ending of discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions are the greatest victories for working Americans in generations

Rejoice, fellow Americans who don’t enjoying seeing your fellow Americans die of indifference! More than 200,000 Louisianians will have health insurance on July 1 because the state elected a Democratic governor last year.

And this could just be the beginning of the good news for Medicaid expansion, the aspect of Obamacare that most directly takes on income inequality by taxing the well-off a bit to get the working poor basic health coverage.

“If it becomes obvious the Affordable Care Act won’t be repealed, a number of states will opt into the expansion fairly quickly,” Louisiana’s new governor John Edwards told Modern Healthcare.…

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After Trump’s terrible two weeks, expect a ‘comeback’ but prepare for a landslide

After Trump’s terrible two weeks, expect a ‘comeback’ but prepare for a landslide

Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican nomination and instead of exploiting a 6-week head start, he preceded to frack deep into his soul to new depths.

Listing his foibles would take weeks so let’s sum up the highlights: He attacked his party’s most prominent elected Latina; he spent a full week explaining that an American-born judge couldn’t be fair because he is “Mexican;” he congratulated himself for a terror attack that killed 49 people; finally, he accused the president of the United States of conspiring with ISIS and then banned one of the nation’s most important newspapers from covering him because it correctly reported that he made this accusation, which he later repeated using a link from Breitbart dot com as proof.…

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The magic words every candidate should say: ‘We must study gun violence’

The magic words every candidate should say: ‘We must study gun violence’

The GOP is using the worst kind of ‘political correctness’ to keep us from doing anything to reduce gun deaths

President Obama is sick of you pretending that we can crush ISIL by just employing the perfect slur.

“What exactly would using this label accomplish?” he asked. “What exactly would it change? Would it make ISIL less committed to kill Americans? Would it bring in more allies? Is there a military strategy that is served by this? The answer is none of the above.”

It’s obvious he’s angered by Donald Trump and conservatives pressing him toward language that implicates 1.6 billion Muslims in the ISIL’s crimes.…

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The 2016 election will be about what it really means to be strong

The 2016 election will be about what it really means to be strong

Why ‘Grace’ could do to Trump what ‘Stage’ did to Romney

When Donald Trump was confronted with evidence that he lied about “thousands” of American Muslims celebrating 9/11, what did he do?

At a campaign rally in November, he viciously mocked Serge Kovaleski — a disabled reporter who covered the aftermath the terror attack for the Washington Post — for politely refuting his claim. And when called out for his cruelty, he denied knowing Kovaleski, though the reporter had covered Trump for years.

Trump’s sick impression has now become the centerpiece of this Priorities USA ad airing widely in several swing states:

The focus here, Greg Sargent explains, is on “Trump’s personal cruelty — not just in business, but also from the perch of his newfound media dominance.”

It’s also a larger critique of what Trump presents as “strength.”

To Trump being strong is being willing to offend the powerless and people you know can’t fight back, like a federal judge barred by law from defending himself.…

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Zika is why America could use an actual ‘pro-life’ movement right now

Zika is why America could use an actual ‘pro-life’ movement right now

An open letter to my friends on the religious right

Dear pro-lifers:

I know you’re busy tricking women into thinking they’re getting reproductive health care, trying to deny women access to birth control and making sure teenagers only learn about sex by reading the comments on Breitbart dot com.

But we could really use your help right now.

It’s called Zika and it’s really, really bad news for all the babies you want to force women to have. Scientists think it can cause microcephaly, which just isn’t bad, it’s horrendous.

“Babies with microcephaly often have smaller brains that might not have developed properly,” the CDC warns.…

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What we learned about Trump’s greatest fear from his attacks on Judge Curiel

What we learned about Trump’s greatest fear from his attacks on Judge Curiel

He’s much more afraid of being known as a fraud than a racist


You know the 2016 election is getting to you when Donald Trump’s bigotry starts to make sense.

Continuously confronted with most outwardly bigoted major candidate since George Wallace, you could easily to forget that Trump’s use of racism is strategic, as it seems as haphazard and spewed as his tweets often do. But we can’t deny that it has worked.

His birtherism and rants against Mexicans and Muslims won him the GOP primary and this week. And this week, as he’s continued his “outrageous” attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s Mexican heritage, we’ve learned that he thinks bigotry is still his path to the presidency.…

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This would be the most satisfying result of the 2016 election

This would be the most satisfying result of the 2016 election

“You have to take the threat of Trump becoming president seriously, but you shouldn’t treat him as a serious person,” Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to President Obama, recently told The New York Times.

Get it? You don’t have to squint to see a bit of Ronald Reagan in his rise and it would be easy to do what Republicans did and underestimate to extent of his appeal to several different voting constituencies.

But this isn’t 1980. The general electorate isn’t the GOP base. And Trump’s nuclear tantrum at the press who hounded him about donations he was supposed to make to veterans revealed a man who is unprepared for the scrutiny of a presidential campaign despite his wealth of questionable interests and ethical lapses that demand such scrutiny.…

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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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