Archive for the ‘Donald Trump’ Category

September 26th, 2022 - 6:06 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Why Sinema is wrong about the filibuster

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) thinks “the Senate should reinstate the 60-vote threshold for all judicial and executive branch nominees,” The Hill reported (here) on Monday, September 26, 2022. She made that remark during a Q&A following a speech at the University of Louisville’s M[...]

September 24th, 2022 - 5:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

“We must refuse to accept it”

That’s what Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes (photo, left) told his followers after Biden won the 2020 election. I don’t care whether he accepts it or not. He doesn’t decide who governs us. He gets one vote like the rest of us. He doesn’t have to like the election results; [...]

September 22nd, 2022 - 8:53 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Election denial is a strange disease

Matthew DePerno, a far-right Michigan lawyer, is running for state attorney general. He won the GOP primary with the tailwind of Trump’s endorsement; and as you know, Trump doesn’t endorse anyone unless they endorse his election lies. Of course DePerno (photo below) shouldn’t be el[...]

September 21st, 2022 - 11:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Will Trump’s Supreme Court judges turn on him?

Trump got what he wanted from an inexperienced federal judge he appointed shortly before leaving office, but her rulings were riddled with favoritism and legal errors, and an 11th Circuit panel (2 Trump judges, 1 Obama judge) struck most of them down (see story here; read their order here). He coul[...]

September 20th, 2022 - 4:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Republicans

GOP state AGs stick their noses in Mar-a-Lago case

It’s none of their business. Private Citizen Trump’s retention of records belonging to the government, some of which are highly classified and super-sensitive, is between him and federal authorities, including the National Archives and Department of Justice. It’s simply not a state[...]

September 20th, 2022 - 4:23 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media

More proof Fox isn’t a news organization

Journalism, like other professions, has standards. Don’t call yourself a new organization if you don’t adhere to them. A new book by New York Times journalists says Fox personality Bret Baier tried to pressure his superiors to rescind Fox News’ decision desk call of Arizona for Bid[...]

September 19th, 2022 - 4:12 pm § in Donald Trump

Would indicting Trump cause a beer shortage?

When I contribute to this blog, I occasionally find myself debunking a conspiracy theory (see, e.g., my posting here). Actually pretty frequently, because Republicans believe so many falsehoods and conspiracy theories. (Read a Newsweek article here about why.) Last week Trump darkly hinted at mass p[...]

September 16th, 2022 - 10:16 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

The voting machine wars

Voting machines have been breached by Trump loyalists in at least three states. In all these cases, they gained physical access to the machines and/or obtained confidential software and data. The consequences: “Sensitive voting system passwords posted online. Copies of confidential voting soft[...]

September 12th, 2022 - 11:56 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Why does Trump believe he won?

Everybody’s writing books now, including Maggie Haberman, a well-connected New York Times journalist (bio here). Haberman’s book, CNN political writer Chris Cillizza says (here), makes clear Trump’s election claims aren’t just for crowd consumption, but are something he seems[...]

September 12th, 2022 - 12:01 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Deranged QAnon Trumper even shot the dog after shooting his family

A QAnon Trumper driven insane by Trump’s 2020 election defeat shot his wife and daughters, then shot the family dog, too. Igor Lanis, 53, of Walled Lake, Michigan (a Detroit suburb), was killed by police when he shot at them, too. His wife, Tina Lanis, 56, died at the scene from multiple handg[...]