The next thing that happens involves a giant bolder
The next thing that happens involves a giant bolder
Philip Mudd joins “The Situation Room” to share his thoughts on Donald Trump’s transition from candidate to president, referring to it as a “clown show”
Michael G. Flynn, the son of the pick for national security adviser, had posted on Twitter about a fake Hillary Clinton story that led to an armed encounter in a pizzeria.
I guess we should all thank Trump for doing the obvious thing here.
Why doesn’t Paul Ryan or Reince Priebus care about Trump’s conspiracy theorizing? Because there’s no partisan incentive to do so. Indeed, there’s an even stronger incentive to ignore what the president-elect says. As speaker of the House, Paul Ryan will have huge influence on the scope and direction of domestic policy.
Thankfully, no one was hurt. But you may have heard that a man from Salisbury, North Carolina, Edgar Maddison Welch, shot up a pizza joint in Washington, DC today in an effort to ‘investigate’ the “Pizza Gate” conspiracy theory. What on earth is Pizza Gate, you may ask? It’s a Reddit-based far right conspiracy theory alleging a child sex trafficking ring run by Hillary Clinton and John Podesta out of a DC pizza shop. Here’s a tweet tonight from the son of Michael Flynn, the incoming National Security Advisor. Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it’ll remain a story. The left seems to forget #PodestaEmails and the many “coincidences” tied to it. https://t.co/8HA9y30Yfp — Michael G Flynn🇺🇸 (@mflynnJR) December 5, 2016
(via Fake News Weaponized)
Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it’ll remain a story.
Wow. But what about #TacoGate? The communist insurgency being run by @mflynnJR out of taco trucks? Until that is proven false it should remain a story.
(via 4 tweet tragedy)
Lahren never gave him a straight answer. But he kept coming back to this point, asking her over and over again until it became clear as she just kept asking after Kaepernick and Black Lives Matters’ motivations that she doesn’t quite have a response to his question, after all.
Worth a read. Watch both videos.
@TBPInvictus here: In light of a recent monthly release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), time for a quick trip to the glorious pacific northwest and the Seattle, WA area to revisit what’s been happening there in the wake of that city’s rising minimum wage. You may recall that even prior to Seattle’s minimum…Read More
The minimum wage can be raised to 50% of the median wage without disemplyment effects.
Our analysis revealed a media ecosystem that appears to largely reinforce and affirm the views publicly expressed by Trump and his closest advisers. The news stories Trump tweets share several characteristics: 1) They often favor sensationalism over facts and reporting; 2) They frequently echo direct quotes from Trump himself or his closest advisers; and 3) They routinely malign his enemies and vindicate his most controversial opinions.
The echo chamber in chief?
The swamp just got ten feet deeper.
Trump will probably pursue what is essentially a permanent political campaign, injecting himself directly into conversations. Berlusconi has often used television, especially his own commercial channels, to that end. Instead of giving interviews he cannot control, Berlusconi has often worked with favored acolytes, or simply talked directly to the camera. When he was in office, many a political talk show was interrupted by a phone call from the prime minister demanding to have his say.
Ms. Pelosi, who is expected to win re-election as House minority leader, has become a stand-in for complaints that Democrats have failed to court working-class voters.
The boomers need to step aside for the good of the party.
> While looking at number of influences on the presidential vote outcome, we found that in a year of massive divides, one particular economic split stands out. With few exceptions Clinton won every large-sized county economy in the country.
Steven Mnuchin, the financier who has been tapped to run Treasury, joins other wealthy investors chosen by Mr. Trump, a sign of possible tax cuts and deregulation ahead.
All those smug Trump fans saying that Clinton was the candidate of Goldman Sachs.
Compare what Trump said versus what Trump did. Is it the same? Is Carrier _paying a tax_ or _accepting tax money_ ? Now ask yourself if the Carrier deal is a *good* deal based on what Trump ran on.
Journalists need to understand what Trump is doing and refuse to play by his rules. He is going to use the respect and deference typically accorded to the presidency as an instrument for spreading more lies. Reporters must refuse to treat him like a normal president and refuse to bestow any unearned legitimacy on his administration.
Trump’s proxies need to be asked over and over again to provide evidence. When they are unable, they need to be asked why they are unable to defend the president’s assertion and if they believe what the president said. You can not play he said she said here.
Trumpgrets: schadenfreude therapy
Worth a read.
Enough here to investigate, not enough to claim that Russia hacked the election.
Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowksi on Thursday called for the New York Times’ executive editor to be jailed for releasing some pages of the President-elect’s tax returns.
Calling for the jailing of journalists is not normal.
by looking at Census data from 2013 to 2015, which show the impact of the full implementation of Obamacare. Over that period, the number of uninsured Americans dropped by 13 million; whites without a college degree, who voted Trump by around two to one, accounted for about eight million of that decline. So we’re probably looking at more than five million Trump supporters, many of whom have chronic health problems and recently got health insurance for the first time, who just voted to make their lives nastier, more brutish, and shorter.
Krugman does the math.
George replied, “There is no evidence that there were millions of illegal votes, zero.”
Conway continued to whine about the media and legal recounts that are being conducted and cried, “Why can’t you allow this President-elect to form his government the way that President Obama and Secretary Clinton had suggested they would like him to do?”
Trump Backers Go to Court to Block Vote Recounts in 3 States
“In an election already tainted by suspicion, previously expressed by Donald Trump himself,” she said, “verifying the vote is a common-sense procedure that would put all concerns around voter disenfranchisement to rest. Trump’s desperate attempts to silence voter demands for recounts raise a simple question: why is Donald Trump afraid of these recounts?”