Entries by Betty Cracker

Race to the Bottom

It’s been clear for a while now that the Trump administration’s midterm strategy is to divide Americans by race. Weaponizing white resentment was the key to Trump’s 2016 EC victory (with a healthy assist from Russia, voter suppression, etc., which also centered on racist bullshit). And this time around, he won’t have so-called “populist” fig […]

Mountains of Popcorn (Open Thread)

First, Michael Cohen: Michael Cohen tells me in first in-depth interview since FBI raids on his home and office that family and country, not President Trump, have his 'first loyalty'https://t.co/7r2aM9Tus5 pic.twitter.com/WyZ6IOyGL8 — GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) July 2, 2018 Could he be angling for a pardon? I guess. But given all the material seized from his office, […]

Teachable Moment (Open Thread)

TPM is keeping a running tab of which Democratic senators have said no SCOTUS nominee vote before the midterms. Here’s the list as of an hour ago: Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) Bob Casey (D-PA) Dick Durbin (D-IL) Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Kamala Harris (D-CA) Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Jeff Merkley (D-OR) Chris Murphy (D-CT) Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Chris […]


Kirsten Gillibrand on the next SCOTUS pick: The President just said the next Supreme Court nominee WILL come from his list of 25 judges that passed his overturning Roe v. Wade litmus test. We need to say NO hearings before the election and work our hearts out and take back the Senate. https://t.co/9HzyIhLQei — Kirsten […]