Vote these useless people out!

Headline: If GOP Holds House, Clinton Investigations To Begin On Day One Jason Chaffetz, of the House Oversight Committee: It’s a target-rich environment. Even before we get to Day One, we’ve got two years’ worth of material already lined up. She has four years of history at the State Department, and it ain’t good. These …

Continue reading ‘Vote these useless people out!’ »

Email again?

It seems that the FBI’s Mr. Comey ignored his boss’s opinion and standing protocol when he sent that letter to Republican committee chairs yesterday. Even more infuriatingly, he and his agency hadn’t read any of those emails nor even gotten a warrant to do so before he sent it. Top Justice Department officials were described …

Continue reading ‘Email again?’ »

Supreme Court appointments are important, people

North Carolina’s Republican-held legislature clearly tried to discriminate against African-American voters when it passed what it laughingly called voting rights legislation back in 2013. The federal appeals court unanimously ruled that way, writing “The record makes clear that the historical origin of the challenged provisions in this statute is not the innocuous back-and-forth of routine …

Continue reading ‘Supreme Court appointments are important, people’ »

Trust the press to dismiss this

I had pneumonia back in June working on the campaign and could barely get out of bed. How @HillaryClinton still campaigned is remarkable. — Austin Blumenfeld (@apblumenfeld) September 11, 2016 I will admit it might have been foolhardy to keep campaigning as hard as she has, but no American politician is going to sit at …

Continue reading ‘Trust the press to dismiss this’ »

That is SO deplorable

Secretary Clinton said something in a speech last night which caused the professional pearl-clutchers in the media to gasp and caused the Republicans to feign offense, saying she’d called their voters a bad thing. Here’s the text; you decide. You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what …

Continue reading ‘That is SO deplorable’ »

Matt Lauer should never be allowed to interview people in prime time

What part of national security do Secretary Clinton’s emails constitute, and what part of national security is letting Trump skate by asking him repeatedly if he thinks he’s qualified to be Commander in Chief? Matt Lauer is no more a tough-minded journalist than my dog Abby is. NBC has half-a-dozen more qualified reporters who could …

Continue reading ‘Matt Lauer should never be allowed to interview people in prime time’ »

Democratic Convention, Night Four

Jeebus. Some people just have to criticize no matter what. 11:33 p.m. ET | The New York Times’ David Brooks: “I thought it was a below average speech, to be honest. I don’t know why she can’t project humanity.” To hell with you, Brooks. She hit all her marks, she smiled, she hammered her opponent …

Continue reading ‘Democratic Convention, Night Four’ »

Democratic Convention, Night Three

“Don’t boo, vote.” Those were President Obama’s words when he mentioned the Republican candidate’s name during his speech tonight. The exhortation encapsulates the sentiment behind all the evening’s speeches, from VP Joe Biden through former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg and VP-nominee Senator Tim Kaine culminating in a wonderful speech by President Barack Obama. Tonight was …

Continue reading ‘Democratic Convention, Night Three’ »