Author: LOLGOP

The race that could decide control of the House is now a toss up

The race that could decide control of the House is now a toss up

Michigan Republicans have been protected by maps gerrymandered for their pleasure, but that could change in 2018 Mike Bishop won his last election by 17 percent, more than double Donald Trump’s 7-point edge in the Michigan’s 8th congressional district. Less than two years later, he has about 50/50 chance of being reelected, according to The Cook Political Report. Explaining the […]

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Do you have $10 help Eclectablog keep going another 10 years?

Do you have $10 help Eclectablog keep going another 10 years?

If you can, please give $10 to help us keep exposing the poison of big money special interests for another decade When Chris Savage started blogging as Eclectablog a decade ago, Donald Trump hadn’t even filed his fourth bankruptcy yet. Chris wasn’t even sure he just wanted to blog about politics exclusively, hence “Eclectablog.” Fate had other plans. Sorry, you […]

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In ‘Voters v. Politicians,’ Michigan Republicans side with the politicians

In ‘Voters v. Politicians,’ Michigan Republicans side with the politicians

Front group for the Michigan Chamber to appeal gerrymandering reform to another GOP front group — Michigan’s Supreme Court Michigan’s Supreme Court announced on Friday it will review an unanimous Court of Appeals decision that ruled the independent gerrymandering reform proposal backed by Voters Not Politicians should appear on November’s ballot. Plaintiffs argue the changes sought to the state’s constitution […]

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Progressive policies are so popular even a fake Democrat could win on them

Progressive policies are so popular even a fake Democrat could win on them

What the Michigan gubernatorial Democratic primary reveals about the thirst for progressive policies Two huge themes have preoccupied much of the coverage of the Democratic primaries this year: There’s the “drive to elect women” story and the “progressive policies are sweeping the party even if progressive candidates aren’t” refrain. These two themes collided Tuesday night with the primary victory of […]

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REMINDER: Trump is terrorizing immigrants to prepare to steal your Medicare

REMINDER: Trump is terrorizing immigrants to prepare to steal your Medicare

Part two of the Trump tax scam is coming The border is secure, possibly more secure than ever. It’s your retirement you need to worry about. “The way that Donald Trump describes what’s happening down on the border in Washington, D.C. is just about as far removed from reality as it could possibly be.” pic.twitter.com/0Jg8oD8ZLG — Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) June […]

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We can’t count on the press to save us from Trump

We can’t count on the press to save us from Trump

But we can pressure them to stop spreading Trump’s lies How do you deal with a pathological liar who has admitted to at least one journalist that his goal is to destroy the credibility of objective journalism? At the very least don’t spread his lies for him. The AP deleted a tweet on Friday in which it repeated Trump’s virulently […]

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You can’t separate Trump’s policies from his crimes

You can’t separate Trump’s policies from his crimes

This is why Republicans want to let him get away with everything Donald Trump has declared that he is above the law, any law. He did this in a letter his lawyers sent to special counsel Robert Mueller’s office in January that his Trump likely leaked this weekend so Fox News employees and AM radio hosts don’t have to bother […]

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The case against repeating or retweeting Trump

The case against repeating or retweeting Trump

If you’re using Trump’s language, you’re helping him Either corporations waste trillions of dollars repeating their advertisements at you or you’re helping Donald Trump every time you retweet him or use his words. This is true even if you’re owning him with your comment attached to the retweet or accusing him of being “the swamp” or telling America to “Make […]

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The ‘War on Work’ is a crisis on par with climate change

The ‘War on Work’ is a crisis on par with climate change

We could be running against Neil Gorsuch for the next 50 years The theft you’re most likely to experience is wage theft. And Neil Gorsuch just made it more likely that it will happen to you and you’ll never be able to recover your losses. Slate‘s Mark Joseph Stern: The Supreme Court issued a 5–4 decision Monday in Epic Systems […]

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Don’t count on people knowing how badly the Trump administration is ripping them off

Don’t count on people knowing how badly the Trump administration is ripping them off

Candidates need to run against their opponents; but someone needs to run against Trump Democrats are fueled by massive disapproval of Donald Trump but they’re actually running against their Republican opponents. The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent has been making that case for months: If Democrats are running against Trump, it’s subtle: They are trying to project calm, stability, decency and […]

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Republicans would rather let workers starve than raise wages

Republicans would rather let workers starve than raise wages

The minimum wage hasn’t risen in a decade and the right is determined to make the poor suffer for it In 1933, at what may have been the peak of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt said: In my Inaugural I laid down the simple proposition that nobody is going to starve in this country. It seems to me to be […]

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