Archive for the ‘Republicans’ Category

June 21st, 2024 - 2:50 pm § in News Media, Politics, Republicans

Fox is already inciting election violence

Fox’s talking heads are already inciting election violence. They must want another Jan. 6, 2021. “Twice last week,” MSNBC reported here, Greg Gutfeld (photo, left) told Fox audiences “the public will only believe the 2024 results are legitimate if President Joe Biden loses.” Also las[...]

June 21st, 2024 - 2:22 pm § in Politics, Republicans

GOPer blames election loss on random fire alarms

Milk this cow for all she’s worth, ma! That’s not what you think. Cows from this herd give excuses, not milk. Rep. Bob Good (R-VA), a Freedom Caucus firebrand, is trailing in a primary. Looking for excuses to challenge a close election, he called out three suspicious “fires” [...]

June 20th, 2024 - 4:53 pm § in Politics, Republicans

This Senate candidate is lawless

When you elect someone to public office, you’re choosing more than his party’s policies. You’re also getting his character, experience, and the personal traits he’ll bring to the job of representing constituents. Bernie Moreno, 57, is the GOP nominee in Ohio’s 2024 Sena[...]

June 18th, 2024 - 7:41 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Does Trumpian military strategy make sense?

In a wide-ranging Foreign Affairs op-ed published Tuesday, Trump’s last national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, decried “American weakness” and called for “peace through strength” (read Politico story here). That’s a meaningless political jab coupled with a [...]

June 17th, 2024 - 11:03 pm § in Democrats, Economics, Politics, Republicans

Would deporting illegals make housing cheaper?

I’m thinking yes, if you deport several million of them, simply because it would bring housing demand closer in line with housing supply. That’s because America has a housing shortage, and if you reduce the number of people who need housing, you can end the game of musical chairs and bri[...]

June 17th, 2024 - 8:45 pm § in Law and Courts, Republicans

GOP senator calls bump stocks a “fake problem”

Last Friday the Supreme Court struck down Trump’s bump stock ban. Today Democrats wasted no time introducing ban legislation. Sen. J. D. Vance (R-OH) responded by claiming the bill is aimed at a “PR problem, not something that’s going to meaningfully reduce gun violence in this country[...]

June 17th, 2024 - 4:36 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

America’s dumbest senator strikes again

Nevada’s economy is hospitality, and in a gambit for that state’s electoral votes, Trump floated the idea of exempting tip income from taxes. Now along comes Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), who thinks it’s a tax exemption for people who tip, and called the idea “awesome” [...]

June 17th, 2024 - 1:36 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Politicians without backbone

What does the GOP need that it lacks? Politico figured it out. Here. Its article begins by focusing on a single day of the 2016 campaign in South Carolina. That day was February 18, 2016. Trump wasn’t yet the GOP nominee. On a stage were Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, and Trey Gowdy. A [[...]

June 15th, 2024 - 11:47 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism, Republicans

Racist punches Bellingham boy

Republicans deny racism exists. In June 2023, the Atlantic said, “One of the core beliefs that binds the modern GOP coalition is rejection of the idea that minorities and women face structural bias in American society” (see story here). In January 2024, GOP candidates Nikki Haley and Ro[...]

June 15th, 2024 - 9:51 pm § in Health, Republicans

Dr. Fauci didn’t kill puppies

In 2021, a Republican advocacy group accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of funding “cruel” drug and vaccine testing on beagles. Rightwing media ran with the story, which became known as “Beaglegate,” and Don Trump Jr. even sold “Fauci kills puppies” t-shirts (photo below).[...]