Divide and conquer, and pitting one group of working people against another is all these people have left at this point. Trump campaign adviser Steve Cortes made an appearance on this Saturday’s Fox & Friends, and proceeded to lie right out of the gate, with an assist by host Todd Piro, about Joe Biden’s immigration plan, and whether undocumented immigrants should have “taxpayer funded” health care.
Good morning to you. I’m taking a step back and saying we have a pretty compromised economy right now. Obviously yesterday’s job numbers were somewhat positive, but, you know, you’d be naive if you said we are doing really great right now when it comes to our economic situation in this country. What happens to an already compromised economy if Biden’s immigration policies become law?Read more
Twitter, why are you so mean?
The NYT is broken. pic.twitter.com/sfEvr1OsvM
— Tom Watson (@tomwatson) August 8, 2020
She forgot about 2016.
For the New York Times, times are lean.
They need more fact-checkers to run their machine.
4 years. It’s been 4 years. Only the dynamic duo of Maureen Dowd and the NYT could erase the last election, where a woman got more votes than not only the other guy, but more votes than nearly anyone in the history of American elections. Gimme a break is right. pic.twitter.com/VscilvRrB4
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) August 8, 2020
If Joe Biden picks a Black woman as his running mate, will Maureen Dowd write an article about how that's the first time an African American has been on a Presidential ticket?
— JRehling (@JRehling) August 8, 2020
How hard must Hillary work to be seen?
Whatever DID she do to Maureen?
Is it envy that makes her so green?
White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow wants to use the threat of destitution to push Americans into going back to work, without a care about the danger to their health and safety. You can rest assured he wouldn’t find $600 a week in unemployment benefits a cushy income. But for those Americans for whom it’s a lifeline – well, better they should be forced to risk their lives and help rescue Donald Trump’s economy.
CNN anchor Poppy Harlow pushed back on Kudlow’s claim that $600 a week is a disincentive to work. “Larry, it’s not safe! It’s not safe for a number of people to go back to work,” Harlow said.
Kudlow claimed he totally cares about worker safety. But if employers don’t take proper precautions? Oh, well, too bad, that’s not his problem.
HARLOW: So wouldn’t a federal mask mandate make a lot of sense?
KUDLOW: We think that people should act responsibly as individuals. We don’t know about mandates.
Maybe Kudlow should talk to Louie Gohmert’s staff about how well those “strong recommendations” are working.
To Kudlow, the pandemic is not a big problem anyway because it’s going away!Read more
Government watchdogs, Democratic lawmakers, and pro-democracy advocates declared it a “Friday Night Massacre” for the U.S. Postal Service after news broke in a classic end-of-the-week dump that Louis DeJoy—a major GOP donor to President Donald Trump and the recently appointed Postmaster General—had issued a sweeping overhaul of the agency, including the ouster of top executives from key posts and the reshuffling of more than two dozen other officials and operational managers.
According to the Washington Post:
The shake-up came as congressional Democrats called for an investigation of DeJoy and the cost-cutting measures that have slowed mail delivery and ensnared ballots in recent primary elections.
Twenty-three postal executives were reassigned or displaced, the new organizational chart shows. Analysts say the structure centralizes power around DeJoy, a former logistics executive and major ally of President Trump, and de-emphasizes decades of institutional postal knowledge. All told, 33 staffers included in the old postal hierarchy either kept their jobs or were reassigned in the restructuring, with five more staffers joining the leadership from other roles.Read more
She’s right. If there are never any real negative, personal consequences for any of Trump’s actions, why wouldn’t he just ignore laws as it suits him? Trump was basically given a blank check by Senate Republicans earlier this year during their impeachment trial (farce) to do whatever
the fuck he feels like doing, and Americans are indeed paying a stiff price for their neglect.
ZERLINA MAXWELL: What is the risk now for corruption as we are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic?Read more
Left untreated, if Jo Jorgensen does develop full on rabies, it’s 100% fatal in humans, so it’s no joke. But this seems precautionary at this stage. Just more of 2020 being 2020, as someone put it online.
Libertarian Presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen will miss a Jackson, Mississippi campaign rally on Saturday after being bitten by a bat.
Jorgensen has been an official member of the Libertarian Party since 1983. She served as Harry Browne’s running mate during the party’s 1996 campaign. Jorgensen was expected to stump across Louisiana and Mississippi on Saturday, but will miss the first event of the weekend.
“I will not be able to attend the campaign rally tomorrow morning,” Jorgensen tweeted Friday. “I will be getting a rabies vaccine as a precaution after having been bitten by a bat near the start of this campaign tour! I have every intention of participating in the FLAME march and I will deliver remarks at the #LetHerSpeak rally in Hattiesburg later in the afternoon.”
Jorgensen’s rally attempts to get her into the presidential debates, but that ain’t happening.Read more
Donald Trump held a MAGA rally at his Bedminster Golf Club on Friday night and called it a “press conference.” In addition to the press, he filled the back half of the room with dues paying members, 99% white, majority men, clothed in expensive polo shirts and khaki shorts. A few kids were pushed out front of their parents, like tiny little props. For the first 15 minutes, no one had masks on, until a staffer walked out with a TRAY filled with masks. Oh, and there was zero social distancing, even after masks were handed out. I guess COVID doesn’t come to golf clubs.
Rep. Eric Swalwell joined Joy Ann Reid on her AMAZING new show, The Reid Out, to discuss this insanity and, as always, he did not hold back. Swalwell said:
Then Reid and Swalwell discussed the new intelligence confirming (duh) that Russia “prefers” Trump to win again and are actively working to make that happen. In the background, they were showing a running feed of the country club members crowding the back of the room, unmasked and closely talking to one another. Then Joy breaks in:Read more
Republicans have long embraced Trumpian lies they call “alternative facts,” but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz this week reached new depths by outright falsifying the record about a domestic terrorist who killed a federal police officer (as well as a sheriff’s deputy, eight days later)—while promulgating a false narrative blaming “antifa” and “the violent left” for violence at the nationwide protests against police brutality.Read more
Nicolle Wallace welcomed Rep. Eric Swalwell to her show on Friday afternoon to discuss all things Russia, the Presidential election and how certain pro-Trump (and pro-Russia) allies in Congress are helping push Russian disinformation out to the American people. To put it bluntly – this is DEFCON 1, people. Republicans in Congress are actively working to sow discord and to help steal the election for Donald Trump. Again.Read more
Way to go!