I know you guys already knew this, but check this bit of political calculation out:
“Of all the possible theological dog-whistles to his evangelical base, this is the biggest,” she continued. “Trump is reminding them that he is carrying out God’s will to these Last Days. They’ve been waiting for this, praying for this. They want war in the Middle East. The Battle of Armageddon, at which time Jesus Christ will return to the Earth and vanquish all God’s enemies.”
Let me repeat: They WANT war in the Middle East! (snarkon)Nice, “down home” folks”.(/snarkon)
More: Who really wants Trump to recognize Jerusalem? His evangelical supporters at home.
So insane people who want war and for everyone who doesn’t believe what they the believe (with no visible means of support) to die during qa war in the age of nukes and go to Hell are one our POTUS’ most coveted voting groups (along with the wealthy and the corporations). (snarkon)GOOD TIMES!(/snarkon)
Oh well, at least we’re not talking about torture, any more, but this is a real “come to Jesus” moment.
Don’t Just Impeach Trump. End the Imperial Presidency.
Right now I’m watching Violent clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville. And yeah, I blame tRump and the GOP if tRump doesn’t fire Bannon, Gorka and Stephen Miller, and the GOP (at least Ryan and McConnell) doesn’t make a public statement against this.
You may have seen this, by now, but it’s worth bookmarking.
The full title is USA TODAY’s Editorial Board: Trump is ‘unfit for the presidency’
Two choice excerpts:
In the 34-year history of USA TODAY, the Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race. Instead, we’ve expressed opinions about the major issues and haven’t presumed to tell our readers, who have a variety of priorities and values, which choice is best for them. Because every presidential race is different, we revisit our no-endorsement policy every four years. We’ve never seen reason to alter our approach. Until now.
This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency.
Where does that leave us? Our bottom-line advice for voters is this: Stay true to your convictions. That might mean a vote for Clinton, the most plausible alternative to keep Trump out of the White House. Or it might mean a third-party candidate. Or a write-in. Or a focus on down-ballot candidates who will serve the nation honestly, try to heal its divisions, and work to solve its problems.
Whatever you do, however, resist the siren song of a dangerous demagogue. By all means vote, just not for Donald Trump.
But I don’t relate to the average mentality in the USA.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly loses custody of his children after alleged domestic violence incident.
Do I really need to comment on this?
Choking wife; bad.
Bill O’Reilly; bad.
“Christians” who will rally to defend O’Reilly; bad. (See “War on Christmas”, TM Bill O’Reilly.)
Don’t misunderstand me. If she’s the Democratic party’s nominee, I’m voting for her. But I’m voting Bernie in the primary…
Link: A Legacy of Pushing the Democratic Party to the Right
I don’t want “Obama-light”. I want “change I can believe in”.
But I’m voting for Hillary if her opponent is _______________ (any candidate from the Republican clown car).
It just makes me feel so icky…
IOW, it sickens me to know that my choice will be Hillary, or some far-right leaning loon who will bring about global economic destruction.
“NEOLIBERALISM (TM)” has no home if not in the Republican party.
Why don’t we have a choice, any more? Is it the media? The RW noise machine? The stupid, reality-hating evangelicals? Wall Street? Citizens United and/or rampant money in politics? Bad court decisions?
It’s gotten so bad I can’t nail it down, any more. All of the above?
I guess I can advocate for Bernie until the cows come home, but I can’t make America any smarter, or make voters care more about what a train-nwreck, for example, Ted Cruz or Rand Paul would be.
I’m hoping for massive voter turnout in the general election because Republicans only win when “no one” shows up. Because they REALLY suck that bad.
But not tonight.
There is a campaign to block congress from access to web sites until the Patriot Act is gone. NSFW warning, nude photos of anti-Patriot Act activists at the site.
I have my doubts that many members of congress access this website, but why not?
I’m putting this info on other web sites that get more traffic, too.
The “Patriot” Act (enabling NSA reading on your emails) up for RENEWAL on June 1. Call your representatives in DC, and tell them what you think.
Republicans, of course, do not want to do important things and certainly not do them well. They know they can but why would they? Their entire ideology is based of handing everything over to the rich, so instead of doing the people’s work, they sabotage the government.
In other words: Break the government, complain the government is broken and then push to privatize all the stuff you broke in the first place so the rich can get even richer while delivering worse service.
This is the ONLY message we need to get out to voters. Make them internalize it. Make them understand it. If you vote in a way that allows a Republican to hold office, you’re voting against yourself, your country, your children’s future … Mom and apple pie. You’re a traitor to yourself if not your country.
Read the rest.