From the Daily Beast here:
President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed the “alt left” for inciting violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday that he said led James Fields to “murder” a protester. “You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and it was horrible and it was a horrible thing to watch. But there is another side,” Trump said, adding there were “very fine people on both sides” of the demonstrations.
You have to give piece of shit Trump some props here. He absolutely refuses to ever admit that he’s wrong and he will circle back and continue to dig his own grave over and over and over.
I don’t know of any alt-left. Is he talking about antifa groups or black bloc violent socialists? If he’s so big into the facts he can and should name names. I haven’t heard anyone say either one of those groups was there.
I think it’s a little problematic for tens of millions of Americans for him to say there were ‘very fine people on both sides’ of the demonstrations.
He should just put a white hood on and go blow a klansman if he feels that way.
I was going to type that the asshole side of Trump’s personality is relentless but then I thought there is no other side. Sometimes he’s a flattering bitch so I guess he’s either a flattering bitch or relentlessly committed asshole.
You would think if President PeeNutz ever wanted to accomplish anything he would maybe pick and choose the places where he’s such a complete asshole, but I’m not holding my breath.
I guess he’s powerless, he can’t help hisself.
Headline from New York Times:
Senate Rejects Partial Health Care Repeal, 51-49, thwarting 7 year effort by G.O.P.
Republicans and Democrats have used the health care issue as a way to accrue political power. The Republicans spent 7 years denouncing something while not coming up with anything that would work better than Obamacare, and Democrats spent 7 years protecting a law that has serious flaws.
Nobody gives a shit about your healthcare, they care about how their stance on health care effects their political career.
From the Guardian here:
Harris is a leader whose success inspires young women of color, who see themselves in her. At the same time, her rhetoric and positions are often scrupulously centrist. She likes to talk about how her civil rights activist family was appalled when she decided to become a prosecutor. Rather than try to challenge America’s continuing love of law and order politics, which fueled mass incarceration and helped Trump win the White House, Harris is trying to reshape that instinct, pivoting from “tough on crime” to “smart on crime”, the title of her 2009 book.
Working from the inside to make things a little better? Smells awful Clinton-y to me.
David Dayen, who is an extremely smart financial write, wrote a long piece about Kamala Harris refused to prosecute Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s criminal enterprise One West when he ran it.
So often times, smart on crime includes letting the biggest criminals get away!
Greenberg places much of the blame for the Dems’ failure on the shoulders of President Obama’s handling of the economy for “insistence on heralding economic progress and the bailout of the irresponsible elites, while ordinary people’s incomes crashed and they continued to struggle financially.”
Not only did he bail out assholes (for us — we gotta bail out Wall Street to bail out Main Street, man!) he fucking pretended like he had actually bailed out normal people when all statistics pointed to that idea as complete propaganda.
This clearly opened the door for Trump to swoop up all those economically suffering Americans and bullshit them into believing he was going to do something for them.
Obama made Trump and he will deny it till the day he dies.
From Slate here:
“Trump’s assertion that he knows how to fix America because he’s rich is nothing more than an uncouth, vulgar echo of a dangerous idea we have been hearing for years: that Bill Gates can fix Africa. Or that Richard Branson and Michael Bloomberg can solve climate change.”
It’s a dangerous idea but it’s a fascist, anti-democratic idea because it puts forth rich billionaires as the only people qualified to bring change to our society.
Which is a farce as it has been the money and influence of billionaires and corporate douchebags that has brought great economic and opioid misery to wide swaths of American society.