Author: LOLGOP

The inexcusable danger of needing to believe Donald Trump is an assclown

The inexcusable danger of needing to believe Donald Trump is an assclown

Trump is good at getting away with rape, racism and justifying atrocities, and your disdain is his secret weapon. There are few words that infuriate the people who despise Donald Trump more than “He’s actually good at this.” Call him a fool, a clown, any ableist term you can mutter to suggest that he’s deranged, diminished or flailing and people […]

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Donald Trump earns the all-time record for starving workers of raises

Donald Trump earns the all-time record for starving workers of raises

From swiping overtime pay from 8 million to hiring foreign workers over Americans, Trump has always fought for your right to earn less. June 16, 2019 marks one of the darkest days for workers since the New Deal. We are now living in the longest period without a minimum wage increase in the history of the minimum wage. “This sad […]

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What’s behind Elizabeth Warren’s growing appeal? A killer grasp of how power works

What’s behind Elizabeth Warren’s growing appeal? A killer grasp of how power works

She sees the big ripoff and knows only a plan beats power After Elizabeth Warren refused to do a town hall on Fox News, I wrote a column where I argued, “There has been no candidate for president in my lifetime who has better matched her country’s needs.” The piece ends up making the case for a two-woman ticket led […]

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A Michigan conservative Republican makes the case for Donald Trump’s impeachment

A Michigan conservative Republican makes the case for Donald Trump’s impeachment

The simple case for impeachment (that doesn’t include Emolument Clause violations, conflicts of interest, illegal family separations, and various other high crimes and misdemeanors). Some have pointed out that the case for impeachment has not be clearly made. These people are probably busy following Democrats in Congress and not Republican Rep. Justin Amash. It saddens me that some conservatives are […]

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When you wake up one day and realize you’ve been getting your ass kicked for 40 years

When you wake up one day and realize you’ve been getting your ass kicked for 40 years

We’re finally seeing how voter suppression, mass incarceration, the war on women and the demise of labor all feed off each other. Unfortunately, conservatives figured that almost 50 years ago. Abortion is being criminalized in state after state, punishing poor people and people of color. We have no attorney general. Prosecutions of Trump’s political opponents seem inevitable. War crimes are […]

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Trump knows he needs social media Nazi-friendly in order to win in 2020

Trump knows he needs social media Nazi-friendly in order to win in 2020

If you can ban Nazis, you can ban Republicans If you want to know what the gravestone of American democracy might say, consider this recent Vice headline: Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too. Possibly in response to this embarrassing admission and the obvious failure to successfully delouse one of […]

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The people defending Trump defending neo-Nazis are also defending neo-Nazis

The people defending Trump defending neo-Nazis are also defending neo-Nazis

Trump did his best to wink at neo-Nazis let him know he values their support. And his defenders are doing the same. On Friday, Donald Trump again defended his need to praise the people who marched with neo-Nazis and members of the Klan a few days after a neo-Nazi killed a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. He’s gleefully buying […]

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This is how Democrats could win the future — pretty cheaply

This is how Democrats could win the future — pretty cheaply

Michigan can be the model for turning purple and then red states back into functioning democracies. Your support of Eclectablog can help. Rep. Fred Upton is on the run. In 2017, he single-handedly kept Obamacare repeal alive with the “Upton Amendment” that made House Republicans more comfortable with gutting protections for Americans with pre-exisiting conditions. In 2019, he’s playing up […]

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Polls and shame aren’t enough. You have to make the case that Medicare for All is better than employer insurance.

Polls and shame aren’t enough. You have to make the case that Medicare for All is better than employer insurance.

Most Americans are happy with their current insurance, but they may have no idea what it is costing them Let me start with some truisms. America cannot go on being the only rich country on earth that lets tens of millions of its citizens go without insurance or enough health insurance. We cannot go on spending more on health care […]

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Trump’s ‘animals’ comment shows what he was thinking as he orphaned thousands of kids

Trump’s ‘animals’ comment shows what he was thinking as he orphaned thousands of kids

Trump’s comments came during the period when he was most actively caging and orphaning kids This tweet resurfacing Donald Trump’s comments calling immigrants “animals” went viral this weekend: [email protected] on people asking for asylum “These aren’t people. These are animals.” pic.twitter.com/pTKY08Obm2 — Mark Elliott (@markmobility) April 5, 2019 Yes, this actual comment was made on May 16, 2018. Members of […]

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Bring on the hundred-year turnout storm

Bring on the hundred-year turnout storm

The death cult v. democracy One of the most under-reported stories of 2018 was that we saw the highest voter turnout in a midterm election in a century, according to the United States Elections Project. This means that 2018 we saw the most voter activation since before only white males were guaranteed the vote. And you should expect the same […]

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