Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Wednesday, December 13, 2017



"While Roy Moore refuses to concede, the Republican Party of Alabama just conceded to Doug Jones and declared the Senate race over, withdrawing support for Moore’s effort to request a recount."

The Alabama GOP dropped Moore like the rancid hot potato that he is. And the GOP president backed another loser.

...this is in the editorial of USAToday:

USA Today: 

"A President who'd all but call a senator a whore is unfit to clean toilets in Obama's presidential library or to shine George W. Bush's shoes."

(CNN)USA Today isn't known for its blistering opinion pieces. Which makes the one the paper's editorial board just published on President Donald Trump all the more savage. 

 "With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office," reads the editorial. 

"Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low." 

 The reference here is Trump's tweet Tuesday morning in which he said that Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York was "begging" him for campaign contributions not long ago "and would do anything for them." 

 White House press secretary Sarah Sanders insisted Tuesday that only people with their minds "in the gutter" could possibly conclude that there was sexual innuendo in that tweet language. 

The USA Today editorial didn't buy that explanation. 

"A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush."

Donald Trump said that "Alabama is a state that loves me the most."

Most amazing tweet was from Josh Holmes, Mitch McConnell’s ex-CoS, at 8:30pm before we knew the results:

Before we get the results, I'd just like to thank Steve Bannon for showing us how to lose the reddest state in the union and Governor Ivey for the opportunity to make this national embarrassment a reality


 of the decent. It is powerful, strong and everywhere in this country. Trumpism and Bannonism will wind up on the “ash heap of history” 2018 is upon us and it will be a momentous year. Paul Ryan and Mitch should start collecting moving boxes.


Lee Arnold said...

You guys have already made all the good jokes, so I'll just add the following: 1) it looks like Doug Jones won despite getting only about 23 - 25% of the white vote. This means that the Democrats can assemble a winning coalition - even in Alabama! - without the Trump "base." That's pretty big. 2) The only reason this election even happened is because Trump tapped Sessions to be AG - you know, the guy who promptly lied under oath and had to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. This is the part where I point and laugh.

YOU KNOW WHO said...

This is what the rabid far righties think of Senator-elect Doug Jones:

What I’ve seen about Jones’s career high points identifies him as nothing more than a typical civil-rights defense lawyer masquerading as a prosecutor in cases where somebody has tried to use common sense in cases of gender, race, belief systems, and cradle-to-grave entitlement systems.

It AIN’T gonna make things better for the country.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Lee, Alabama's women and African-American voters helped Jones win this upset.

Y.K.W. Did you find that at Breitbart? Anyway it just shows how out of touch and vicious those people are. Doug Jones prosecuted and got convictions for the KKKers who killed 4 little girls in the Birmingham church bombings. To ignore that and claim that Jones is "nothing more than a typical civil-rights defense lawyer masquerading as a prosecutor" shows how far down the rabbit hole those people are. Jones is a hero. And the rabid righties, like the person who wrote that, are totally irredeemable, and don't deserve to be called Americans. Happily they are fading away. The young people who voted last night in Alabama proved that!

Dave Miller said...

You Know... a typical civil rights attorney...

Do they mean a guy who brought suit against the Klan for bombing a church and killing innocent little girls?

Yes... they do.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the cover of the Daily News today!!!


Dave Miller said...

Shaw... that's straight Mothership dogma... posted by the guy who calls Pres Obama the "magic negro."

Backed up by another swamp rat attacking the "homos" is it any wonder the GOP is in danger of oblivion about now?

This is such a good day politically for decent people. I'll be smiling all day!

Infidel753 said...

YKW: masquerading as a prosecutor in cases where somebody has tried to use common sense in cases of gender, race, belief systems, and cradle-to-grave entitlement systems

Shaw: Doug Jones prosecuted and got convictions for the KKKers who killed 4 little girls in the Birmingham church bombings.

Maybe people like YKW was quoting think of the church bombing as an example of "trying to use common sense in cases of race".

Establishment Republicans are really piling on Bannon now, while Breitbart's knuckle-dragging legions are doubling down on denouncing the establishment as traitors and promising to sweep away all the "RINOs" next November. With any luck they'll drown each other in their own bile.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Possumlady, Here's the hot link to the Daily News. Funny!!!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave "This is such a good day politically for decent people. I'll be smiling all day!"

Yes! Let's concentrate on the good people of Alabama and their good sense. I have close friends who live in Birmingham, husband and wife are lawyers. Wife is originally from Boston area, husband and his family are liberal Civil Rights and Voting Rights supporters from way back. We were texting back and forth when the news of Jones's victory broke.

The sort of people who smear Doug Jones, President Obama, gay people, etc., their days are numbered. It's tragic that they choose to live in such a hateful world. The rest of us are walking in sunshine today.

Shaw Kenawe said...

I had to put this here, from my friend Stephen B.:

Dear Donald, or as I like to call you, Conman in Chief,

You can't fake news your way out of this one. Doug Jones just won the biggest Democratic victory in Alabama in decades! It was YUUUUGE!

You putz.

Dave Miller said...

Shaw... "their days are numbered."

Yes, they are. Sure it was a special election, with some real exceptional circumstances, and Jones will in fact, probably lose in 2020. But a Dem ran against a Republican... in Alabama... against the evangelical church... and won!

As America changes her character, those that stood in favor of slavery, in favor of segregation, against women voting, against gay rights, all using the bible to support their racist and bigoted venom, will pass. One generation, maybe two, but soon those that seek to divide America will be an even smaller minority.

Yes! Their days are numbered. Today is a good day. For America. For decency...

Anonymous said...

“This is a brutal reminder that candidate quality matters regardless of where you are running," Senate Leadership Fund President and CEO Steven Law said in a statement Tuesday night. "Not only did Steve Bannon cost us a critical Senate seat in one of the most Republican states in the country, but he also dragged the President of the United States into his fiasco.”

Steven Law talks about Trump as if he was a toddler and can't make crucial important assessments and decisions by himself but needs a creep like Bannon to guide him. Well he's right Trump is a toddler. He acts like one every time he tweets. Maybe someday the GOP will realize it's not a good idea to put an inexperienced, low-class toddler in charge of our country.

skudrunner said...

Like the Democrat nominee for president, the choice of candidate was the issue.
Granted DJT is pond scum but this was about accusations that have not been proven. This is a win for the MSM as much as a loss for the repubs.

Both sides have no morals and are interested in their future not the country's. With the latest tax proposal not including the repeal of carried interest they have shown theat they are no different than BHO. They are a special interest administration for the rich just like BHO was a special interest against the middle class.

TERM Limits and the Fair Tax is in the best interest of the country but that will never happen.

WD said...

Many issues effect an election. From gerrymandering, to storms, to polling place hours, to accidents, and anything else imaginable. It's part of the equation of winning an election. That's why I have no sympathy for Democrats who cry that Trump is an illegitimate president because he lost the popular vote. Change the Constitution, fine, otherwise he's as legitimate a president as George Washington. It's beyond my abilities to stop my fellow Americans from voting for a woman hating racist as president.

Last I looked, Jones won by 1.5% and in Alabama a recount is not called for unless the vote difference is .5%, or less. So Moore supporters can just cry like Hillary supporters.

I wish the country had thought like Alabama voters when they elected Trump president, but I'll have to swallow that my fellow Americans wanted a woman hating racist as president.

It's not media bias to inform the people that a candidate has been accused by multiple people that he is a criminal sexual pervert.

Unless most Republicans running for election in 2018 have credible accusations of sexual misbehavior against them, we cannot assume this election is a trend towards a more Democratic voting electorate.

Finally, it is totally disturbing that Trump won the presidency and this Jones win does not redeem the American people in my eyes, but it is better than a Moore win. .

Dave Miller said...

Skud... sorry but your bothsiderism just isn't cutting it. To honestly believe no one, or both sides are not interested in the country's future is the height of cynicism. And as a cynic myself, I should know.

Granted there are some who enter politics for personal gain, but the great majority of people who enter that field are truly interested in serving and making positive change for their constituents. One need not agree with their ways of doing that, or achieving their goals, but to discern motives and then label them as essentially evil is what is rotting our country from the inside out.

As an aside, we have term limits, they are called elections and if people do not like someone, vote him, or her out. The fair tax? We've lived for years with the axiom that "to whom has much, much is expected." Those that make more, who have more, should expect to see a graduated tax rate so that the "least of these" can also experience the American dream. It's for the common good.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave, Thanks for answering skudrunner. I just didn't feel like countering his usual bothsiderisms again.

Both sides have no morals? One may not have agreed with all of President Obama's policies, like every POTUS, he had wins and losses. I didn't agree with a lot of what he did or did not do. BUT!

To imply that Mr. Obama has no morals is beyond cynicism -- it's calumny. Mr. Obama was a faithful, loving husband and father who respected women and conducted himself with the utmost dignity, human decency, and moral rectitude -- catastrophically unlike the person who now sullies the office of the American presidency.

This is not an opinion; this is a fact.

Free Matza Meal said...

His “morals” were not to zero.
Bush could teach him a few things about morals, and especially the Moochie Who’s mora were in the gutter

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Free Matza Meal said...
His “morals” were not to zero.
Bush could teach him a few things about morals, and especially the Moochie Who’s mora were in the gutter"

I didn't realize that Thursdays were the days that the guardians let the inmates out of the nuthouse.

You can always tell when the Goopers are desperate over seeing the GOP implode: They inevitably drag either Barack or Michelle Obama into their insane and fevered comments. Even funnier -- they're in such a hurry to show off their stupidity, that they don't check their comments and, therefore, make themselves look even more moronic and definitely more stupid:

"Moochie Who's (who is?) "mora"(?) were(sic) in the gutter"

I don't know about you, but I don't want to see any "mora" this imbecile.


Thanks for the laugh, Matso!

skudrunner said...

Dave, Most politicians enter politics with good intentions and when entering are not rich but well off. After a couple of years they join the bought club and are worth a few million. All these gains on 180K a year while supporting two residences and several mistresses. They spend countless hours dialing for dollars so they keep their job and pander to the lobbyists to increase their riches.
I probably spoke incorrectly when I said they all are crooked and thieves. I am sure a select few do the right thing for American people.
I do believe the wealthy pay a lot more in federal taxes. Maybe if we encouraged people to succeed instead of paying them not to we could all live better. There will always be those who are poor either by circumstances or choice but this is the land of opportunity for those who want to work for it.
Term limits are the only way to clean out the corruption in Washington. That and every candidate can only spend XX dollars campaigning for office so we won't continue the buy a politician policy of elections.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"I do believe the wealthy pay a lot more in federal taxes."

That's simply not true. I remember reading what Mitt Romney paid in taxes during the 2012 election, and it was in the very low teens of percentages.

We don't know about Trump, because he obviously wants to hide that from the American people. Other president all the way back to Nixon showed the American voters their tax returns, all but Trump. One does wonder: What is he hiding?? He's the guy, don't forget, who kept nagging Mr. Obama to show his birth certificate.

skudrunner said...

Ms Shaw, if you pay 10% of 600k that is $60,000. If you pay 25% of 80k That is $20,000 so how can you say the rich don't pay more? What ever happened to Tax Reform that has been promised for decades. Even Obama the great said he was going to champion tax reform before he got mixed up in being the special interest president.

The Fair Tax takes away all deductions that favor the Rich. Remove interest, charity and a number of deductions that favor the rich and they would pay more. The downside is our elected elite would not be able to use taxes as a political tool.

Trump is toxic and we just need to get through the next three years which will happen. After all the US survived Carter so we can survive anything.