Month: October 2018

GOP Congressman who joked about sexual assault endorses Steve King, GOP congressman who visits Nazis in Austria

The modern Republican party, ladies and gentlemen: South Carolina Republican Ralph Norman took to Twitter to endorse his colleague from Iowa, Steve King: In the time that I have known Steve King, I have witnessed his kindness and compassion regardless…

GM announces job cuts to offset higher steel and aluminum costs caused by Trump’s trade war

Donald Trump’s trade war keeps backfiring. CNN: GM offers buyouts to 18,000 employees General Motors is offering buyouts to more than a third of its white collar staff in the United States, as the company transitions to self-driving vehicles and…

Video of Devin Nunes shows what Republicans actually think about Medicare – plus bonus video of Roy Blunt’s opinion about Medicare

Donald Trump and many Republicans are going around claiming that they suddenly love Medicare, and will be the true defenders of the program that provides baseline health care coverage for elderly Americans, a program Republicans have been trying to cut…

A reminder: Marsha Blackburn and Kevin Cramer nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Marsha Blackburn is the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Tennessee. Kevin Cramer is the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from North Dakota. These two, along with several other Republican politicians, have some questionable judgement. They think a…

Trump keeps taking credit for Veterans’ Choice Act that was signed by Obama in 2014

On August 7, 2014, Barack Obama signed the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014: Wikipedia: Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 The bill was introduced into the United…

Trump tweets that he is incapable of being President

On Sunday evening, at the end of a week that has shaken much of America, a week when over a dozen bombs were mailed to prominent Democratic public servants and former Presidents and members of the media, a week when…

GOP fearmongering over “migrant caravan” is what motivated Robert Bowers to kill 11 people at Tree of Life synagogue

The horrific mass shooting that occurred in Pittsburgh at Tree of Life synagogue was not just a case of random anti-Semitism. The terrorist Robert Bowers was directly influenced by Republican politician and right-wing media fearmongering about the “migrant caravan” of…

Trump’s trade war continues to backfire spectacularly

The stock market just had a terrible week, total U.S. exports slid 7% in the 3rd quarter, soybean exports are down 97% from a year ago, auto exports are down 56% from a year ago, auto manufacturers are moving production…

Donald Trump blames victims of synagogue shooting and attempted pipe bombings

As the President exited Washington on his way to another rally in Illinois this evening where he will again whip up fear, bigotry, and hatred with his supporters, Donald Trump cast blame on the victims of the synagogue shooting in…

Newt Gingrich admits Kavanaugh was placed on Supreme Court to cover-up for Trump

In an interview with the Washington Post, Newt Gingrich admitted that a major reason behind the fight waged by Republicans to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was to help provide cover for Donald Trump: Washington Post: Newt Gingrich:…

Marco Rubio defends Trump’s attacks on the media

Shortly after CNN was evacuated due to a bomb that was mailed to them by a Trump supporter, Marco Rubio took to twitter to defend Donald Trump’s attacks on the media: Yes words matter. Because freedom of speech allows us…

Trump EPA helped Illinois GOP Governor cover-up cancer risk of medical device plant partly owned by Illinois GOP Governor

In a blockbuster story, the Chicago Tribune reported that the Trump administration’s EPA helped Bruce Rauner, the Republican Governor of Illinois, cover-up the extreme cancer risks posed to the communities around a medical devices plant of a company partly owned…

GOP Senate candidates refer to asylum seekers as an “invading force” and “armada” in transparent appeals to fear and bigotry

In their continued effort to rile up their base with hatred and bigotry, two Republican Senate candidates took to twitter to paint poor Central American asylum seekers as an organized military invasion. Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee called them an “invading…

Trump’s sabotage of ACA will cause premiums to be 16% higher than if he had left ACA alone

Trump administration efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, will cause premiums to be 16% higher in 2019 than they would be if Trump had left the law alone, per a new report from the Kaiser…

John Cornyn defends Trump’s fascist declaration that he is a “nationalist”

At a Texas rally on October 22, Donald Trump declared that he was a “nationalist”: Esquire: President Trump Just Called Himself a ‘Nationalist.’ Here’s What That Means—and Why It’s So Dangerous And yet it was singularly unnerving on Tuesday—in the…

Orrin Hatch says he sees nothing wrong with Trump’s divisive rhetoric

In the wake of the news about terrorist bombs that were mailed to several prominent Democrats, including former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch was asked if he felt that Donald Trump should tone down…

Ted Cruz joins Donald Trump’s call to imprison political opponents

At a rally on October 22, Ted Cruz took a page out of Donald Trump’s book and told his supporters that his political opponent, Beto O’Rourke, should be locked up: Newsweek: Ted Cruz Says Beto O’Rourke Can Have ‘Double Occupancy…

All the times Donald Trump whipped up hatred of Democrats at his most recent rally

As nearly every Republican politician denounces the terrorist bombs that were mailed to prominent Democrats, it is important to remember that these Republican politicians have stood with Donald Trump as he has repeatedly whipped up hatred of Democrats at his…

Donald Trump lies to defend a country that uses Sharia law

On Saturday, Donald Trump spoke to reporters about his reticence to criticize Saudi Arabia over their brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who lived in Virginia. While commenting on the topic, Donald Trump decided blurt out a…

Kevin Cramer voted 5 times to end pre-existing condition protections

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…