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More on zero tolerance

A few days ago I wrote about my fear that the Democrats would adopt a zero tolerance position regarding allegation of sexual impropriety. Not surprisingly, some have: As calls for Senator Franken’s resignation rose yesterday, there was talk about the need for zero tolerance of sexual misconduct. For example, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) tweeted: “We […]

More ranting about Democratic messaging

I just want to pass on this post from Crooks & Liars. It features a clip of Orrin Hatch condemning the folks who are draining the government fisc be dependence on government benefits, thus making renewal of the CHIP program, so hard, after he voted to give people who inherit from daddy or mommy billions […]

Hello, Fellow Peasants

It now looks like only a miracle will prevent the passage of the Transfer the Money from the Masses to the Aristocrats tax deform bill. That miracle is not likely to happen, so I think it’s safe to say that we can declare today to be the official beginning of the American plutocracy, which perhaps […]

Democrats: We can do this! (Lose, that is)

Yet another indication that the Democrats are anxious to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory: Bipartisanship, long left for dead in Washington, has struck again. And Wall Street looks to be the winner. In the wake of the Equifax scandal, Congress has been under pressure to act. But the price of modest reforms in […]

We really don’t need this

Donna Brazile has seen fit to reopen the wounds of the 2016 primary season in any apparent attempt to sell her new book. We really don’t need this, and I find it hard to believe that she is so hard up for money that she has to try to destroy the Democratic Party in order […]

The DCCC is fully capable of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

I wish I could say that the folks at Down with Tyranny are a bit over the top, since they are constantly railing against the Democratic Establishment. Unfortunately, they always seem to be right, particularly about the DCCC: Following up on today’s long early morning post about how badly the GOP is screwing up 2018 […]

Democrats continue to chase the ever moving center

This is why I won’t give money to the DCCC, the DSCC, or the DNC, from a Down with Tyranny post about the DCCC courting Blue Dog candidates: A problem for progressive voters is that few Democrats run as Blue Dogs. They mouth the words normal Democrats say and then when it’s too late, when […]

Connecticut Delegation disgraces itself

I think this is the worst thing that Joe Courtney has done since he voted to condemn Moveon years ago.: Last week, House Republicans pushed through an invidious bill they’ve cynically dubbed “Kate’s Law” that would impose draconian mandatory minimum sentences on those who attempt to re-enter the country illegally—and which would have done nothing […]

Friday night rant

For a variety of reasons, I haven’t blogged for quite a while, and I realize that the world is a poorer place as a result. So, back in the game for a few minutes at least. This week the Democrats lost two special elections, and the losses perfectly illustrate the problems we’re going to have […]

More Democratic Incompetence

If you go to this link you will find yet another story about Trump’s criminality. But let’s put that to the side. I want to concentrate on this paragraph: Senator Schumer released a statement on Friday about Trump’s tax reform principles: “Until President Trump releases his full tax returns, a cloud of suspicion will remain […]