Bernie Sanders and his campaign team have made a gross miscalculation trying to trot out their candidate as the gatekeeper of progrssivism. At once, it is giving Hillary Clinton an opportunity to highlight her progressive credentials and results for the Democratic primary electorate and be positioned as a left-of-center, moderate liberal general election candidate.Read More
It is obvious to anyone who has been paying attention that those on the right in this country have been dedicated to destroying this President and his legacy. It is also important to be aware that many on the left have been feeding that same destruction by perpetually looking to find flaws in our President and his policies.Read More
It seems that Bernie Sanders agrees with the Republicans that the stunning economic recovery led by President Obama and his team is too little, too late, and seriously flawed. But why would a self-appointed gatekeeper of progressivism be so in sync with the GOP? The answer lies in the very premise of his campaign for president.Read More
The lame duck isn't just quacking, he's roaring. As the jobless rate fell last month to 4.9% - the lowest since February 2008, numbers also rolled in from the close of the open enrollment period for exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, which this year enrolled a record 13 million people. This is your #ThanksObama open thread.Read More
Self-appointed gatekeepers of progressivism are trying to shut out moderates from the Democratic party the same way the Tea Party made moderate unwelcome in the GOP. Today, this progressive raises his voice in defense of the big tent of the Democratic party, and in defense of moderates.Read More
A challenge to #BernieBro keyboard warriors: instead of hurling insults at the most admired woman in the world for 20 years, do some good and get out and talk to real voters. Hillary Clinton has amassed a record of progressive advocacy and accomplishments, and demonizing her is no way to go through life.Read More
In this election cycle, "anti-establishment" is becoming nothing more than a catch-phrase for candidates who find it convenient to use it to cover up their sorry lack of significant accomplishments in public service. Let's remind them what it really means to change established realities for the better.Read More
Bernie Sanders and his campaign has for some time tried to convince us that he's 2016's Barack Obama. Last night's Iowa caucuses confirmed he's anything but.Read More
Bernie Sanders is going down the road of asking for raw vote totals - something that is never reported in the Democratic caucuses - in the Iowa Democratic Caucuses after his narrow loss to Hillary Clinton. He might want to learn a lesson in taking care in what he wishes for.Read More
Two years have led to this one day. All the marbles, everyone!
Will Bernie start his revolution?
Will Hillary continue her march to 1600 Penn Av?
Will a gust of wind catch Donald's hair?
Keep it clean, everyone.
It's Sunday, it's rainy, and my f^ck giving is at all time lows. This is your pre-Thunderdome thread.
Our own Trevor LaFauci states the case for why a Bernie Sanders presidency is not what the country needs.Read More
Republicans are scared to death that Donald J. Trump will take his rabid followers and run as a 3rd party candidate. But what if that's what he's already doing? He's certainly not running like any traditional Republican.Read More
You've got to hand it to Il Douche. He wasn't far off when he opined that he could start shooting random people in the middle of 5th Av and it wouldn't hurt his numbers one bit, and might actually make them go up.
If you seriously thought that boycotting the last debate before Iowa due to his bete noire Megyn Kelly being the moderator would hurt him with his followers, you really weren't paying attention. Il Douche has taken resentment politics to an artistic height heretofore unseen in American history. He feeds on the resentment, the animus, the utter frustration of his minions. And in him they see their savior, the guy who FINALLY GETS THEM.
(As an aside, I had to kick out a homeless man from the library today. He looked at me suspiciously and asked "Where are you from?" Another satisfied Trump voter, I wager.)
Reince Priebus can put out all the laughable alpha-male tweets he wants to. The fact is that he's nothing but Il Douche's poodle, as evidenced by the fact that GOP candidates are bidding MILLIONS (to charity, of course, ahem) to debate on a stage with Trump. The GOP is dead, it just doesn't know it.
I won't be watching the debate, per my habit. But for all you lovelies, here's your open thread.
My intention to come back on full throttle was upended by a flu. Enjoy this open thread in the meantime.