US Politics, May 2020 — I will never lie to you. You have my word on that.

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Kayleigh McEnany ftw

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Saturday, 2 May 2020 18:14 (three weeks ago) link

When someone tells you this on their first date, it makes you wonder.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 2 May 2020 18:18 (three weeks ago) link

Still think we should have gone with “Bringing light inside the body”

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Saturday, 2 May 2020 18:18 (three weeks ago) link

The usual embarrassment of riches.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 2 May 2020 18:19 (three weeks ago) link

from last thread:

She doesn't think America is the worst country in the world? Clearly, she is unfit to lead America.
― but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, May 2, 2020

Stace is the right 'demographic' and that's all 80% of libs give a flying fuck about. (except you fon't have to Believe Women if Joe Biden fingers them.)

And yeah, what country's worse?

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 May 2020 18:22 (three weeks ago) link

Republic of Congo would make a good run at that title.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 2 May 2020 18:27 (three weeks ago) link

Myanmar has been undertaking an internal genocide lately, so I hear.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 2 May 2020 18:28 (three weeks ago) link

The Uighurs of People's Republic of China might want to have a vote on that, as well.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 2 May 2020 18:29 (three weeks ago) link

El Salvador's been having some troubles, too.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 2 May 2020 18:31 (three weeks ago) link

Stace is the right 'demographic'

what exactly do you mean?

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Saturday, 2 May 2020 18:50 (three weeks ago) link

what exactly do you mean?

He's being coy about her being a black woman from the South. After 2018 mid-terms there was a lot of talk about the importance of that demographic to Democratic victory. The fact is, Stacey Abrams probably would appeal mightily to that demographic, but not for superficial reasons. She can talk to them in a way that proves she knows their issues from their point of view.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 2 May 2020 19:05 (three weeks ago) link

She can talk to them in a way that proves she knows their issues from their point of view.

Their issues don't matter to Morbius. He has two priorities:

1) Shitting on the Clintons and the Democratic Party writ large
2) Grudgingly admitting that Republicans are bad, when pressed

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 2 May 2020 19:54 (three weeks ago) link

3) Not giving a shit what you think

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 May 2020 21:28 (three weeks ago) link

"grudgingly" fuck yourself up the ass

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 May 2020 21:28 (three weeks ago) link

only took you .05 milliseconds to contradict your previous post

genital giant (Neanderthal), Saturday, 2 May 2020 21:55 (three weeks ago) link

I contain multitudes

(srsly, those kinda 'gotcha' posts are beneath anyone with pubic hair)

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 3 May 2020 00:33 (three weeks ago) link

I guess you can file this under my "grudging" hatred of the POTUS and Republicans

NIH cuts funding of joint Chinese-US study of transmission of viruses from bats to humans because Trump hates China. Pure lunacy. https://t.co/Zvhvlcfm9n

— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) May 2, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 3 May 2020 00:34 (three weeks ago) link

Lol @ somehow "go fuck yourself up the ass" not being a childish post

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 3 May 2020 03:28 (three weeks ago) link

Katie Hill got dumber after leaving Congress

In a million years I never thought I’d be crying watching this, thinking how much better we’d all feel if Bush were president today. Wtf. https://t.co/SSR3ieZEFP

— Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) May 2, 2020

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Sunday, 3 May 2020 03:58 (three weeks ago) link

oh so that's why he's trending

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 3 May 2020 04:01 (three weeks ago) link

.@Acosta: You say you had "broken tests" from Obama -- the coronavirus is a new virus, so how could the tests be broken?

TRUMP: "We have broken tests. We had tests that were obsolete. We had tests that didn't take care of people." (None of this makes sense.) pic.twitter.com/r7oobJNFU2

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 30, 2020

genital giant (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 May 2020 13:33 (three weeks ago) link

Pompeo on TV right now incoherently ranting. A clip was played showing Trump believed the Wuhan virus was manmade, and asking Pompeo if he agreed.

At first, he offered comments in support of this view. Then, when informed that the scientific consensus was that it was not made in a lab, he said he had no reason to disagree with their assessment. When the perplexed anchor asked if he was actually saying he didn't believe it was made in a lab, he made several evasive statements that seemed to say "yes" without actually saying it.

Spent the rest of the time talking about how the Chinese government concealed the severity of the virus, which isn't new news to anybody, perhaps is only new news to him since Donnie didn't read the intelligence briefings saying this exact thing in January.

Fuck us

genital giant (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 May 2020 14:45 (three weeks ago) link

The absolute state of the libertarian party pic.twitter.com/pHKjW23pYo

— liz (@pseudocia) May 2, 2020

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:03 (three weeks ago) link

lol OF COURSE they had it at the Rosen in '16. I-Drive fucks.

genital giant (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:08 (three weeks ago) link

Got a letter from my congressman (Paul Gosar) today, opened and read it. It said he's a fucker:

"When the dust settles and America comes through this crisis on the other side, I look forward to discussing how we can hold Communist China accountable for their role in unleashing this plague on the world."

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:12 (three weeks ago) link

Isn't that the guy whose entire family made a campaign ad against him?

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:15 (three weeks ago) link

guess it didn't work

j., Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:18 (three weeks ago) link

Yup
I just scrolled hos Twitter feed and man I shouldn't have cuz now I'm mad. Fucking scumbag.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:18 (three weeks ago) link

dobby and paul gosar can go fuck of

pompeo is so sweaty and squirrelly

Dan S, Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:19 (three weeks ago) link

*off

Dan S, Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:23 (three weeks ago) link

Just tryin to sidestep the whole "US knew about it in Jan and Trump ignored it" news.

When this is done we won't be in any position to talk shit to nobody

genital giant (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:50 (three weeks ago) link

it’s not his response in January that bothers me, it’s now, purposely limiting resources and rejecting any kind of national plan to guide us and help us

Dan S, Sunday, 3 May 2020 23:10 (three weeks ago) link

i'm bothered by both

genital giant (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 May 2020 23:12 (three weeks ago) link

nothing groundbreaking here but it is a wild ride:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/05/11/how-greenwich-republicans-learned-to-love-trump

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Monday, 4 May 2020 00:19 (three weeks ago) link

a reminder that Perlstein will publish his Reagan book this fall

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 4 May 2020 00:25 (three weeks ago) link

oh man, I will read the hell out of that

brimstead, Monday, 4 May 2020 01:14 (three weeks ago) link

good morning!

“Concast” should open up a long overdue Florida Cold Case against Psycho Joe Scarborough. I know him and Crazy Mika well, used them beautifully in the last Election, dumped them nicely, and will state on the record that he is “nuts”. Besides, bad ratings! #OPENJOECOLDCASE

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 4, 2020

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 4 May 2020 11:49 (three weeks ago) link

Ah, "Concast," Trump's dreaded secret police!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 4 May 2020 11:57 (three weeks ago) link

good luck USA

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 4 May 2020 12:11 (three weeks ago) link

Is it too late to change the name of this thread to "used them beautifully, dumped them nicely"?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 4 May 2020 12:31 (three weeks ago) link

I was unaware that there was a already a pre-existing conspiracy theory that Morning Joe had killed a staffer and then I saw the comment for Trump's tweet.

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 4 May 2020 12:40 (three weeks ago) link

it's just too late in general

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 May 2020 12:40 (three weeks ago) link

he did use the shit out of them during the last election and they slavered over him like dogs, it’s true

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Monday, 4 May 2020 14:19 (three weeks ago) link

i’m pretty much for anything that would get those two absolute nitwits off the air but I’d still feel weird about it if Trump’s twitting is what actually does reopen a cold case and puts Joe Scarborough behind bars

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Monday, 4 May 2020 14:26 (three weeks ago) link

There is no cold case.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Monday, 4 May 2020 14:48 (three weeks ago) link

Yea her death was ruled accidental.

Tbf there were plenty of libs behind the SCARBOROUGH KILLED HER theory when Scarborough County was on the air

genital giant (Neanderthal), Monday, 4 May 2020 14:53 (three weeks ago) link

ye gods, if anything Scarburro was dorkier and more noxious during the Dubya era.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 4 May 2020 14:56 (three weeks ago) link

He was horrible. I found it hilarious that he somehow became a sympathetic figure

genital giant (Neanderthal), Monday, 4 May 2020 15:01 (three weeks ago) link

moving to NYC to become a minor media celeb puts you in different circles than righting radio, and resistance dorks have done180s on worse folks

re “cold case” — yes sorry for the misnomer. even so, Lock Him Up

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Monday, 4 May 2020 15:53 (three weeks ago) link

rightWING radio

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Monday, 4 May 2020 15:54 (three weeks ago) link

Just a few thousand miles left!

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:14 (four days ago) link

Man even before pandemic I hadn't heard about the immigration "crisis" in quite awhile

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:17 (four days ago) link

Nobody wants to come here now because Covid-19.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:24 (four days ago) link

With the possible exception of thousands of asylum-seekers from Central America forced back into Mexico to await hearings that the Trump administration is ensuring they will never get. Probably not so many Norwegians, Trump's favorite non-shithole-country immigrants, clamoring to get in right now.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:38 (four days ago) link

xpost np rob, that makes sense!

Karl Malone, Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:49 (four days ago) link

XP Well, yeah.

In the early days of the pandemic, Dan Crenshaw and other water carriers/boot lickers were citing the new travel bans (and other immigration hurdles, like THE WALL) as ways to stop/contain the spread, but they've all since moved on to other talking points.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:51 (four days ago) link

I HOPE ALL AFRICAN AMERICANS WILL READ AND STUDY THIS. 100% CORRECT. SLEEPY JOE WILL NEVER GET YOU THERE. HE NEVER HAS IN THE PAST. I WILL & HAVE!!! https://t.co/j15DLun4KV

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2020

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 24 May 2020 02:42 (three days ago) link

They're reemerging from the slime pit of 2016: first, Kayleigh McEnany, now Katrina Pierson. Calling Jeffrey Lord.

clemenza, Sunday, 24 May 2020 03:07 (three days ago) link

Heard new infrastructure plan includes building a pyramid to pharaoh twoscoop in vegas. biggest. ever. real stone. classy.

fucktons of manual labor involved. possible guest worker visas! it’s lifetime employment, no bennies, one-way agreement with bulletproof ndas.

inveterate practitioner of antisocial distancing (Hunt3r), Sunday, 24 May 2020 15:19 (three days ago) link

you’d think republicans would be all over infrastructure because it gives them a chance to shovel money directly from the taxpayer to all their developer/contractor friends

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 24 May 2020 15:47 (three days ago) link

It would probably be a win for them, but they shut it down in the Obama years also, they can't allow anything that benefits both parties.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 24 May 2020 15:54 (three days ago) link

Yeah exactly, it’s actually too on the nose to write a bill that specifically calls out red states by name as the only beneficiaries, so better to write nothing at all

El Tomboto, Sunday, 24 May 2020 16:07 (three days ago) link

disagree. nothing is too on the nose for these jackals. optics mean nothing, principle means nothing. so i dgi.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 24 May 2020 16:49 (three days ago) link

It would never get past the house if it only called out reliable red states because it would leave too many rural GOP congresspeople hanging. So it’s too on the nose and impossible to squeeze through the legislature.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:03 (three days ago) link

The only way to make it work is compromise, and at least one side would rather just burn shit down.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:11 (three days ago) link

you’d think republicans would be all over infrastructure because it gives them a chance to shovel money directly from the taxpayer to all their developer/contractor friends

they've found ways to do that without making their developer friends actually spend the money on building anything.

besides, making it look like government is capable of improving anything is against the creed

mookieproof, Sunday, 24 May 2020 20:05 (three days ago) link

golf (exercise)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 25 May 2020 04:03 (two days ago) link

http://www.cnn.com/2020/05/25/politics/trump-threatens-charlotte-republican-convention/index.html

I would think you'd gladly call his bluff. I know a convention, under normal circumstances, is worth tens of millions in tourism, but unless you think all of this is miraculously gone by August, that won't be anywhere near the case this time. I'd jump at any chance to get it moved somewhere else.

clemenza, Monday, 25 May 2020 14:01 (two days ago) link

Man, Pence's response is master class in oleaginous kiss-assery.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 25 May 2020 14:07 (two days ago) link

of course he has to add in some total fucking nonsense like "we would be spending millions of dollars building the Arena to a very high standard" about a facility that's already home to an NBA franchise. unless the RNC is planning on leaving behind some three-point shooters and draft picks, then maybe we can talk.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 25 May 2020 15:08 (two days ago) link

we'll build a new arena using corpses as the foundation

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Monday, 25 May 2020 15:20 (two days ago) link

I would think you'd gladly call his bluff. I know a convention, under normal circumstances, is worth tens of millions in tourism, but unless you think all of this is miraculously gone by August, that won't be anywhere near the case this time. I'd jump at any chance to get it moved somewhere else.

Apparently Charlotte was the only city that put in a bid in the first place. So...

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 25 May 2020 15:29 (two days ago) link

Oh I hope he moves it to a state where they let him pack thousands and thousands of republicans in tight to a confined space in August.

akm, Monday, 25 May 2020 15:49 (two days ago) link

and then seal it shut shortly before the end of the convention so they can't get out and infect other people.

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Monday, 25 May 2020 15:50 (two days ago) link

Apparently Charlotte was the only city that put in a bid in the first place. So...

If you're a Democratic governor, that might even increase the temptation to call his bluff. If he has nowhere else to go, you'll force him to publically recant (and, no doubt, concoct some preposterous rationale for doing so).

clemenza, Monday, 25 May 2020 16:36 (two days ago) link

"As we have no intention of easing precautions whatsoever, we understand totally why the president will need to relocate. With all respect to the president and the Republican party, we will not contest this."

clemenza, Monday, 25 May 2020 16:39 (two days ago) link

bold ignorance

"I love the Great State of North Carolina, so much so that I insisted on having the Republican National Convention in Charlotte at the end of August," Trump said in a series of tweets. "Unfortunately, Democrat Governor, @RoyCooperNC is still in Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed full attendance in the Arena. In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the Arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat Governor would allow the Republican Party to fully occupy the space."

Karl Malone, Monday, 25 May 2020 16:40 (two days ago) link

shutdown mood

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 25 May 2020 17:02 (two days ago) link

hey cooper why can't you guarantee there will be no virus in two months? why? why?

akm, Monday, 25 May 2020 17:32 (two days ago) link

i mean virus is just gonna have to cooperate, we can't wait forever for it to go away.

issuing Executive Order to order virus out of country in 30 days

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Monday, 25 May 2020 17:34 (two days ago) link

In retrospect Trump should have simply built a wall that viruses couldn't get through. On him, really, for failing to do so. Sad!

I bless Claire Danes down in Africa (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 25 May 2020 18:03 (two days ago) link

just wait a few months, he'll start claiming the hurricanes will blow the virus away

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Monday, 25 May 2020 18:13 (two days ago) link

"opts for..." Like he had enough self-control to make some other choice?

"disruption strategy..." Yeah. Like the scorpion's strategy is to disrupt the frog.

"Democrats say..." So you don't say it, public health officials don't, but his opponents say: bad choice for a pandemic. pic.twitter.com/FF8E74krcE

— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) May 25, 2020

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 25 May 2020 18:23 (two days ago) link

naglfap

j., Monday, 25 May 2020 19:16 (two days ago) link

obviously trump will move the convention to one of his own properties

mookieproof, Monday, 25 May 2020 20:06 (two days ago) link

Or Chuck E Cheese

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Monday, 25 May 2020 20:27 (two days ago) link

Mar a Cheeso

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 May 2020 22:03 (two days ago) link

TOTAL EXONERATION for feinstein and two other assholes

The Justice Department’s investigation into Sen. Richard Burr’s (R-NC) pre-coronavirus stock trading activity continues, despite dropping similar stock sale probes into three other senators.

According to a Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday, federal prosecutors are informing attorneys who represent Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA) that the Justice Department is closing its investigations into their trading that began two months ago.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 22:05 (yesterday) link

Figured it'd be hard to prove without a smoking gun (written communication of some sort). Public knew about the virus in January, so they could've sold stocks based on "that" information.

Nhex, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 22:09 (yesterday) link

the DOJ investigation, day 1, behind the scenes:

- seems like we're going to have bring Burr down, people are really pissed about what he did.
- maybe we can bring down Feinstein as well? might be a silver lining...
- no, because if we bring her down, we'd have to bring Inhofe and Loeffler down as well.
- ah shit, yeah. that would be bad for the team. ok.
- alright, let's just wait 2 months and then declare the investigations over
- sounds good. btw can you forward me that integrity training link again, i have to take it by the end of the week, bullshit

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 22:10 (yesterday) link

xpost yeah, i think you're right, not withstanding my DOJ speculative fiction. i'm surprised they were even able to pressure Burr enough to stand down from his committee chair.

sure would be nice if sitting members of congress were barred from owning stocks. seems like a blatant conflict of interest, almost every day

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 22:12 (yesterday) link

they've been able to get away with this because they're using third parties to handle their portfolios - of course, what's a blind trust, anyway? /axlrose

Nhex, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 22:29 (yesterday) link

Long way off--may not even happen--but in a debate, when Biden goes after Trump on the pandemic, he should zero in on Russia's low death total. It'd force Trump to either acknowledge that the Russian number is likely phony, or he'd have to defend the disproportionate comparison.

clemenza, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:09 (yesterday) link

way to 5D chess for my taste

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:10 (yesterday) link

*too

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:10 (yesterday) link

I'm sure the nuances of the corner he'd been painted into would be wasted on Trump anyway--he'd just make some crazy thing up on the spot.

clemenza, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:17 (yesterday) link

No one cares about Russia or Russia’s death toll.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:22 (yesterday) link

The bar chart in the middle of that article is so bad that it is really good, haha

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 01:10 (fourteen hours ago) link

No one cares about Russia or Russia’s death toll.

That wouldn't be the point. But as KM's link indicates, such a comparison would be wasted on Trump anyway (if you were trying to corner him into an untenable position). And I doubt Biden's the guy to do it anyway. His own words will be enough to worry about.

clemenza, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 01:33 (fourteen hours ago) link


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