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Category Archives: Republican Corruption

Blumenthal doing good work

Give Dick Blumenthal a big round of applause: Although some pessimistic Donald Trump haters are certain he’ll remain in office until the bitter end no matter how tough things get for him, his own track record suggests the opposite. Trump has shown a consistent willingness to quit once he concludes he can’t win, having strategically […]

Corruption of the first order

It’s really not hard to see why Ivanka is Trump’s favorite. She’s just like him. When I read this a few things came to mind. The gist of it: Ivanka Trump told me yesterday from Berlin that she has begun building a massive fund that will benefit female entrepreneurs around the globe. Both countries and […]

Excuse my cynicism

I wish I could agree with this article, which argues that Michael Flynn has retroactively registered as a foreign agent in order to set himself up for leniency when Trump and Pence are investigated. It still begs the question of why Michael Flynn is suddenly doing this. By registering now as a foreign agent, he’s […]

Perks of Office

This guy makes John Rowland look like a piker: As storms once again battered the state of Alabama over Christmas, Republican Gov. Robert Bentley moved to divert funding from the 2010 BP oil spill recovery effort to finance the renovation of a second Governor’s mansion on the Gulf Coast. Yet that beachside mansion, which Alabama […]

Ready to charge any price and impose any burden

…to assure the survival and success of the Republican Party. The Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted, has been slapped down by a federal judge for unconstitutionally trying to deprive people of their right to vote, but he is undeterred: Husted fired back, saying through a spokesman late Tuesday that the judge’s ruling would allow […]

Mitt’s plans

I understand that focus groups have refused to believe that anyone running for president would actually take the positions that Romney has taken. That’s one of the reasons, of course, that Republicans (e.g., Linda McMahon) try so hard not to tell anyone what they will do if elected. Better to spout banal talking points. But […]

Willard’s Massachusetts coverup

It’s actually hard to make the argument that anything could make Mitt Romney look worse, so lets just say that the latest revelation about his preemptive coverup of his record in Massachusetts is getting even more interesting. I give him credit for the gambit, by the way. Most politicians wait until they’re accused of something […]

Cantor bets against the country

Nothing much to add to this. I’m just passing it along to see that it gets maximum circulation: Eric Cantor is betting that the country will self destruct. Last year the Wall Street Journal reported that Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House, had between $1,000 and $15,000 invested in ProShares Trust Ultrashort 20+ […]

Just a coincidence, no doubt

The Republican who knocked off Russ Feingold has found himself in a bit of trouble. He loaned himself $9,000.000.00 to run for the Senate. Then, after he won, the company he formerly ran paid him $10,000.000.00 in “deferred compensation”. The two numbers align up well, and suspicious minds might suspect that his corporation actually funded […]

No surprises here

Every one of them is a grifter. ABC News reports that Newt Gingrich’s Renewing American Leadership organization, a non-profit dedicated to Christian faith issues, has provided contracts worth $220,000 to Gingrich Communications, a for-profit consulting firm owned by Gingrich. Another one of Gingrich’s non-profits, American Solutions for Winning the Future, which supports oil drilling, shares […]