Like Father, Like Son

Donald Trump Jr., whose Twitter account is arguably more deplorable than his dear dad's, Tweeted this sweet meme today: This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first. #trump2016 pic.twitter.com/9fHwog7ssN — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016 The tweet is characteristically childish, but it's also more than … Continue reading Like Father, Like Son

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More Bad News for Trump

Two great articles from The New York Times and Politico this weekend detailed the turmoil inside and surrounding the Trump campaign. On Saturday, The New York Times published an in-depth account of the futility of reigning in Donald Trump and keeping him on message: Advisers who once hoped a Pygmalion-like transformation would refashion a crudely effective political showman into a plausible … Continue reading More Bad News for Trump

Obama’s Political Chessboard

Today, as Donald Trump continues his futile war of words with Khizr and Ghazala Khan, President Obama called on Republicans to withdraw their support of Trump: “The question they have to ask themselves is: If you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still … Continue reading Obama’s Political Chessboard

The Republican War on Spelling and Grammar

Grammar enthusiasts on Twitter ridiculed Donald Trump this morning for a tweet that broke three basic spelling and grammar rules. The tweet, which has since been deleted (although screenshots will ensure that it lives forever), read (emphasis mine): Looks to me like the Bernie people will fight. If not, there blood, sweat and tears was a … Continue reading The Republican War on Spelling and Grammar

Palin’s Busy Weekend

Sarah Palin, the failed vice presidential candidate and now internet comments section-caliber Fox News contributor, spent the weekend sharing her near incomprehensible views on world events. On Friday, the former Alaskan governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin congratulated the “smart Brits,” likening the June referendum to the Declaration of Independence. After all, as she noted … Continue reading Palin’s Busy Weekend

That’s more like it.

Remember when I dreamed of a politician who would actually call Donald Trump a racist without beating around the bush? Of course Elizabeth Warren answered the call. Sen. Elizabeth Warren launched a blistering attack Thursday night at Donald Trump, calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee a "fraud" and "thin-skinned, racist bully." She even threw in "fraud," … Continue reading That’s more like it.

Likely a racist?

Rep. Reid Ribble (R) of Wisconsin says Donald Trump is "likely a racist." Three-term GOP Rep. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin told CNN on Wednesday Trump's comments -- that federal judge Gonzalo Curiel could not rule fairly in a Trump University case because of his Mexican heritage -- is a "racist" remark, putting him in line … Continue reading Likely a racist?

Unscripted, Trump Automatically Reverts to Churlishness

After a tough week for Donald Trump, during which he lashed out at a federal judge for his Mexican heritage and the Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called Trump's comments the "textbook definition" of racism, the Republican nominee finally gave in to advisers and agreed to deliver last night's speech via teleprompter. The … Continue reading Unscripted, Trump Automatically Reverts to Churlishness

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for Ted Cruz

April 26 was rough for Ted Cruz. First, his bungling attempt at an alliance with opponent John Kasich failed to net either of them a win in "Super Tuesday 4," when Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island were up for grabs. Instead, Donald Trump delivered crushing blows in each of the five states. And now … Continue reading Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for Ted Cruz

Paul Ryan Face Plants

David Dayen has some harsh (and fair) criticism of Paul Ryan's work as Speaker of the House so far: By the end, Boehner had come to hate the House Freedom Caucus, the far-right cabal that brought on his ouster through its relentless opposition to compromise. But Ryan merely fears the Freedom Caucusers, unwilling to cross … Continue reading Paul Ryan Face Plants