DT and republican hypocrisy

Trump Thinks Only Black People Are on Welfare, but, Really, White Americans Receive Most Benefits  https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-welfare-black-white-780252

Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and What You’re Not Being Told About Trump’s Travel Ban President Donald Trump’s decision to bar nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days prompted one of the largest protests America has seen since anti-Iraq war sentiment compelled thousands to hit U.S. streets in 2003. http://theantimedia.org/saudi-arabia-yemen-trump-travel-ban/

Nicki Haley private server emails

“I think if we had had this conversation 10 months ago, I would have said, ‘You know, I think we can get beyond Trump.'”

“But now the degree of rationalization by Republicans, among Republicans, the degree of excuse-making for Trump, the degree to which Trump has changed, apparently, Republican voters’ views.”

“That, I think, could be temporary, and yeah, they’re susceptible to that. Voters tend to follow the president of their own party that they voted for. But the degree to which he’s sort of changed conservative thinkers’ views, or seems to have, that’s unnerving and worrisome, and makes me think maybe we are in a more fundamental inflection point.” https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/10/16865502/bill-kristol-trump-status-quo

Donald Trump’s new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, spent the primary season as a cable news pundit attacking Trump for his “unpresidential” and “vulgar” language, for having “built a lot of his business on the backs of the little guy,” and for not releasing his tax returns. Conway’s previous lines of criticism are similar to charges the Clinton campaign has levied to admonish the Republican candidate. https://www.mediamatters.org/donald-trump/heres-how-trumps-new-campaign-manager-attacked-him-cable-news-pundit

“I do not want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny – fear, ignorance, bigotry and smear.” US Senator Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine)

At the Department of Transportation, projects are doled out based on formulas and metrics that treat every state equally. But it turns out that some states are more equal than others. You see, the secretary of transportation, Elaine Chao, is married to Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is running for reelection next year in Kentucky. So she asked her chief of staff to pay special attention to the state’s needs and act as liaison:

Chao’s aide Todd Inman, who stated in an email to McConnell’s Senate office that Chao had personally asked him to serve as an intermediary, helped advise the senator and local Kentucky officials on grants with special significance for McConnell….He also discussed the project by phone with Al Mattingly, the chief executive of Daviess County, which includes Owensboro, who suggested Inman was instrumental in the process.

….“Todd probably smoothed the way, I mean, you know, used his influence,” Mattingly said in a Politico interview….“Well, let’s put it this way: I only have her ear an hour when I go to visit her once a year,” he added of Chao and Inman, a longtime Bluegrass State operative who had worked as McConnell’s advance man. “With a local guy, he has her ear 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You tell me.

Vice President Pence and Republican leadership had a lot to say about why someone under FBI investigation should not be president. They don’t want to be held to those words now. http://shareblue.com/republicans-find-themselves-damned-by-2016-attacks-on-hillary-clinton/

Jamie Raskin Just Delivered a Devastating Takedown of GOP Hypocrisy The Maryland congressman exposed the absolute absurdity of Republican attempts to derail inquiries into wrongdoing by the Trump campaign. https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/jamie-raskin-just-delivered-devastating-takedown-gop-hypocrisy/

Senate Republicans block two election security bills https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/466985-senate-republicans-block-two-election-security-bills



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KING: Republicans can never say they care about family values again for embracing Trump and shunning the Obamas

I’m stumped.

For my entire life, since before I could even vote, I have repeatedly been told that what the Republican Party values most is character, integrity and wholesome family values. It was my understanding that morality was the bedrock of the Republican brand. Nothing, I thought, excited a Republican more than a good, clean educated Christian man married to a good, clean educated long-haired Christian woman except such a couple with cute young kids and a reputation for honesty. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-republicans-no-longer-care-family-values-article-1.2950482

Double standard of Snowflakism 

‘Too bad, little snowflakes’: MSNBC panel mocks conservatives offended by Colbert’s c*ck joke



Fear and Loyalty: How Donald Trump Took Over the Republican Party — The New York Times

Eric Atcheson preaching grace, sheltering in place on Twitter If Barack Obama had said “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” after Ammon Bundy’s militia forcibly took Malheur, Congress would have tripped over itself hurrying to impeach him. Eric Atcheson preaching grace, sheltering in place on Twitter

Senate strips provision from intelligence bill requiring campaigns to report foreign election help https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/politics/senate-removes-ban-foreign-election-help/index.html

Trump’s Old Obama Insults Come Back To Haunt Him Amid New Russia Scandal

It’s another case of a “tweet for everything.” https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-obama-intelligence-tweets_n_5efa992bc5b6ca970913ed9e?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

Old tweets from Trump’s new press secretary are pissing people off again

Kayleigh McEnany has a curious double standard when it comes to Trump and Obama. https://www.dailydot.com/debug/kayleigh-mcenany-obama-son-tweet/

Trump’s Tax Cuts Were a Disaster. Naturally, Republicans Want Even More. https://billmoyers.com/story/trumps-tax-cuts-were-a-disaster-naturally-republicans-want-even-more/

Trump’s Old Words About Obama’s Executive Orders Come Back To Haunt Him — HuffPost

Ballrooms, candles and luxury cottages: During Trump’s term, millions of government and GOP dollars have flowed to his properties https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ballrooms-candles-and-luxury-cottages-during-trumps-term-millions-of-government-and-gop-dollars-have-flowed-to-his-propertiesmar-a-lago-charged-the-government-3-apiece-for-glasses-of-water-for-trump-and-the-japanese-leader/2020/10/27/186f20a2-1469-11eb-bc10-40b25382f1be_story.html

Trump’s use of Pentagon funds for US-Mexico border wall illegal, court rules https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/504734-trumps-use-of-pentagon-funds-for-us-mexico-border-wall-illegal-court

1,600 former Justice Department lawyers accuse Barr of using DOJ to help Trump in election https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/1600-former-justice-department-lawyers-accuse-barr-of-using-doj-to-help-trump-in-election/ar-BB19CoXw?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=mailsignout

WaPo: Pruitt used EPA aide to help wife – CNN Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham: “You think I am in Trump’s pocket.” The Hill on Twitter

Opinion | Why does Trump get away with everything?

Busting the myth of Trump’s economy | Editorial

President Trump’s core argument for re-election rests on his claim that he has worked magic with the economy, creating the greatest prosperity in American history after inheriting a stagnant economy from President Obama. Let’s look at the facts.

First, the unemployment rate: The U.S. created 215,000 new jobs per month under Obama and Vice President Biden. That’s more than the 182,000 new jobs per month added under Trump, through the end of 2019. https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/11/busting-the-myth-of-trumps-economy-editorial.html

Trump’s stock market performance falls short of Obama’s

Remember how Republicans spent the last 4 years warning that electing Democrats would lead to breadlines in America? Can someone remind me which party is in charge right now? https://twitter.com/briantylercohen/status/1328589153680969729?s=21

Kayleigh McEnany once praised Biden as a ‘man of the people’ who resonates with “middle class” over ‘tycoon’ Trump