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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

The usual embarrassment of riches.

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

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

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

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

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

El Salvador's been having some troubles, too.

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

Stace is the right 'demographic'

what exactly do you mean?

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

3) Not giving a shit what you think

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

"grudgingly" fuck yourself up the ass

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

only took you .05 milliseconds to contradict your previous post

genital giant (Neanderthal), Saturday, 2 May 2020 21:55 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

oh so that's why he's trending

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

guess it didn't work

j., Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:18 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

dobby and paul gosar can go fuck of

pompeo is so sweaty and squirrelly

Dan S, Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:19 (one year ago) link

*off

Dan S, Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:23 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

i'm bothered by both

genital giant (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 May 2020 23:12 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

oh man, I will read the hell out of that

brimstead, Monday, 4 May 2020 01:14 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

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

good luck USA

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

it's just too late in general

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

There is no cold case.

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

rightWING radio

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

I wouldn't ordinarily share this asshole's finger-dumps, but this one reads like he sent in the National Guard to fight the police.

The National Guard has arrived on the scene. They are in Minneapolis and fully prepared. George Floyd will not have died in vain. Respect his memory!!!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 29 May 2020 15:33 (eleven months ago) link

trump acting like he's only concerned about the memory of Floyd is among his sickest pantomimes

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 29 May 2020 15:41 (eleven months ago) link

such compassion. if citizens won't stop protesting the use of state-violence to murder george floyd, he will utilize his resources of state-violence to silence the citizens. in honor of george floyd.

Karl Malone, Friday, 29 May 2020 15:48 (eleven months ago) link

this reminds me of the time i burned down a forest preserve because of those treehugging protesters who were dishonoring the memory of john muir

Karl Malone, Friday, 29 May 2020 15:49 (eleven months ago) link

That the president of the United States last night retweeted a guy suggesting "the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat" and it's not leading the news this morning anywhere, isn't on the front page of any major news website, tells you how broken the media coverage of Trump is.

— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) May 28, 2020

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 29 May 2020 16:30 (eleven months ago) link

where should it go on the front page? above or below his tweet from the same day letting everyone know that he supports shooting the protesters? and should that go above or below his administration's responsibility for 100,000 people dying from covid19? also seems like it's worth carving out a space for trump taking on twitter for finally taking a small step in refuting his constant stream of bullshit?

i guess i'm just saying that it's overwhelming. "flood the zone" has been the strategy for a while with conservative operators, and that goes all the way up to the top

Karl Malone, Friday, 29 May 2020 16:37 (eleven months ago) link

Newspapers should use bigger paper

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Friday, 29 May 2020 16:39 (eleven months ago) link

Rick Wilson is a disingenuous douche, but he posted this 4 hours ago:

4/ By later today, you'll see a million posts about law and order backing a lawless and orderless Administration led by a criminal. Bannon, Miller, and the rest of the alt-reich Trumpers ADORE this culture war. Irony has been dead for some time now and is stinking up the place.

5/ Only a jury can bring justice to the murderer of George Floyd, but he's about to become a hero of the Trump world, a symbol of the poor, oppressed cops (sarcasm tone, people) who just have so much stress they have to murder an unarmed black man on the street.

6/ This is the culture war at its most cynical and dark, and Trump and his allies will be talking about the "long, hot summer" any time now.

They're ALREADY modeling how the rioting plays for campaign messaging, I promise you.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 29 May 2020 16:41 (eleven months ago) link

Wilson is an asshole but he's been a consistent #NeverTrumper

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 29 May 2020 16:45 (eleven months ago) link

Newspapers should use bigger paper

Why do you hate trees?

beelzebubbly (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 29 May 2020 16:59 (eleven months ago) link

I agree. Burn all trees!

Karl Malone, Friday, 29 May 2020 17:19 (eleven months ago) link

Rick Wilson is a disingenuous douche, but he posted this 4 hours ago:

_4/ By later today, you'll see a million posts about law and order backing a lawless and orderless Administration led by a criminal. Bannon, Miller, and the rest of the alt-reich Trumpers ADORE this culture war. Irony has been dead for some time now and is stinking up the place.

5/ Only a jury can bring justice to the murderer of George Floyd, but he's about to become a hero of the Trump world, a symbol of the poor, oppressed cops (sarcasm tone, people) who just have so much stress they have to murder an unarmed black man on the street.

6/ This is the culture war at its most cynical and dark, and Trump and his allies will be talking about the "long, hot summer" any time now.

They're ALREADY modeling how the rioting plays for campaign messaging, I promise you. _

Tim, Friday, 29 May 2020 17:49 (eleven months ago) link

(Post in error, sorry)

Tim, Friday, 29 May 2020 17:50 (eleven months ago) link

Biden just spoke for five minutes on George Floyd and Minnesota. I think it's the first time this campaign I can say without reservation he was really good. Just words, but ultimately that's what the presidency is sometimes.

clemenza, Friday, 29 May 2020 17:53 (eleven months ago) link

he was good in his recent covid19 rememberance for the 100,000th (undercounted) death in the US, too

Karl Malone, Friday, 29 May 2020 17:54 (eleven months ago) link

I missed that.

clemenza, Friday, 29 May 2020 17:55 (eleven months ago) link

yeah I've defended him on the Biden thread as avatar and anti-Trump, but the brief speech was the first time I found one of his addresses effective.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 29 May 2020 17:55 (eleven months ago) link

now watch him pick klobuchar as his running mate

mookieproof, Friday, 29 May 2020 18:14 (eleven months ago) link

It was good too just to see him out there right away. Even though the lay-low strategy (if it even is a strategy and not just self-preservation) seems to be working, I think he needs to just forget about that at crucial moments and speak up.

clemenza, Friday, 29 May 2020 18:18 (eleven months ago) link

so Trump's really gonna try the whole "I was actually talking about the protestors shooting people" thing

frogbs, Friday, 29 May 2020 18:46 (eleven months ago) link

'today we are terminating our relationship with the world health organization'

mookieproof, Friday, 29 May 2020 18:54 (eleven months ago) link

Not that I think he should pick Klobuchar, but her role in this Minnesota disaster appears to have been greatly exaggerated.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 29 May 2020 19:17 (eleven months ago) link

Uh, maybe I'm not up on most recent developments but what do you think has been "exaggerated"?

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 29 May 2020 19:19 (eleven months ago) link

that Biden address is very good.

akm, Friday, 29 May 2020 19:29 (eleven months ago) link

The case in 2006 happened right before she became a Senator, and she was never involved with it.

xp

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 29 May 2020 19:32 (eleven months ago) link

Wasn't there some bullshit from Brad McTrumpTech or whatever about launching their campaign Death Star? Did that ever happen? Because I have been getting served tooooons of Trump ads on youtube, and I can only assume his tech guy's brilliant strategy is ... tooooooons of online Trump ads.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 29 May 2020 20:35 (eleven months ago) link

But she was the county attorney in 2006 though, prior to the election, and was widely criticized for not prosecuting cops. So, while it looks like she never previously dealt directly with Chauvin in his previous cases, she certainly did enough damage in granting cover to the MPD for years which pretty directly ties into where things evolved since. Not ready to grant her a free pass just because she didn't directly pass on prosecuting this guy in the past.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 29 May 2020 20:42 (eleven months ago) link

Covfefe was three years ago.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 31 May 2020 20:18 (eleven months ago) link

fuck, everything is fast and slow at the same time during this administration

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 31 May 2020 21:23 (eleven months ago) link

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden clearly ahead of President Donald Trump. Biden's up by a 53% to 43% margin among registered voters in this survey.

But it's important to put individual polls into context, and that context continues to show Biden's in one of the best positions for any challenger since scientific polling began in the 1930s.

There were more than 40 national public polls taken at least partially in the month of May that asked about the Biden-Trump matchup. Biden led in every single one of them. He's the first challenger to be ahead of the incumbent in every May poll since Jimmy Carter did so in 1976. Carter, of course, won the 1976 election. Biden's the only challenger to have the advantage in every May poll over an elected incumbent in the polling era.

Why?

A look at the fundamentals shows why Trump continues to trail. Simply put, he remains unpopular.

His net approval rating (approval - disapproval) in the ABC News/Washington Post poll was -8 points. That's very close to the average of polls, which has it at about -10 points. At no point during the past three years has Trump ever had a positive net approval rating.
The only other two presidents to have a net approval rating this low at this point in the campaign were Carter in 1980 and George H.W. Bush in 1992. Both of them lost reelection.

But I'm not predicting anything here. Between the coronavirus pandemic and now the protests and riots taking place nationwide, we're obviously in a volatile news environment.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 31 May 2020 22:29 (eleven months ago) link

haha a volatile environment environment

j., Sunday, 31 May 2020 22:31 (eleven months ago) link

Trump and advisers calculated that he shouldn’t speak to the nation because he had nothing to say, no tangible policy or action to announce, nor did he feel an urgent motivation to try to bring people together. So he let his tweets speak for themselves. https://t.co/JjcIC8oxiD

— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) May 31, 2020



Starting to think this president might not be one of the best presidents

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 31 May 2020 23:16 (eleven months ago) link

maybe Trump will try to one-up him and go on the streets and

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Monday, 1 June 2020 01:04 (eleven months ago) link

Biden is going to eat his lunch if this keeps up. The difference is so stark and obvious.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 1 June 2020 01:21 (eleven months ago) link

Knowing the lunches Trump likes, maybe he's hoping that'll kill Biden.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 1 June 2020 01:22 (eleven months ago) link

Felder really should have brought the doubleneck.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 1 June 2020 01:32 (eleven months ago) link

Glenn's doing it on his own.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 June 2020 01:35 (eleven months ago) link

You lost me there: what do the eagles have to do with this?

tobo73, Monday, 1 June 2020 02:48 (eleven months ago) link

well, yeah

mookieproof, Monday, 1 June 2020 02:49 (eleven months ago) link

leaders of the NWO iirc

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Monday, 1 June 2020 02:49 (eleven months ago) link

"You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave"

--Q

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 1 June 2020 02:56 (eleven months ago) link

Bunkerboy hiding in White House basement fortified bunker

https://apnews.com/a2326518da6b25b4509bef1ec85f5d7f

curmudgeon, Monday, 1 June 2020 04:54 (eleven months ago) link

ay golf boy, use the rut niblick now and play short away from the bunkers from now eh

inveterate practitioner of antisocial distancing (Hunt3r), Monday, 1 June 2020 05:07 (eleven months ago) link

"He has a bunker" for June

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Monday, 1 June 2020 12:04 (eleven months ago) link

do we have a June thread?

akm, Monday, 1 June 2020 13:57 (eleven months ago) link


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