749 Comments
Jun 10Liked by Robert Reich

We must do everything we can to defeat Trump. He has no qualms about seeking revenge on those he sees as enemies.

Expand full comment

@ Irish Mouse. At this point we still have the capacity to sweep. Millions of unregistered folk trend Democratic. Register Democrats and sweep.

https://www.fieldteam6.org/

Expand full comment

Yes, absolutely!! Everyone needs to get these people registered to vote!!!

Expand full comment

We need to reject this corrupt two-party system and always be content to [S]elect the lesser of two EVIL.

'People get the leaders they deserve'

Americans deserve better leaders

Expand full comment

Troll.

Expand full comment

Thank you.

And now go and look in the mirror to see if you see anything different than a MAGA type logic.

Expand full comment

Mope

Expand full comment

I doubt he's a troll, Daniel . . . Many of us are feeling this way, MANY OF US. The actions you keep recommending must take a lot of money on private individuals' parts. I don't have money to pay for all that postage for postcards and letters. I'm glad that you do!!

Expand full comment

Divide and conquer. BYOP are FREE.

The default is Fascism.

Expand full comment

I agree, Mehrdad. We face the same problems and inequalities today that we saw 50 years ago, only more so. By allowing Big Corp to finance only two parties, we're literally encouraging oligarchy, whether overt or covert. There's no reason that there can't be more than two parties. A leader who had to form a coalition government would have to listen to all factions and preside accordingly, I think. By limiting ourselves to fair-to-middling vs. blatantly evil, we eliminate the possibility of really good leadership. At this point, the Establishment Dems are in control of their party (not great), and the RWNJs control their party. We CAN do better.

Before the bashing begins, I'll make the obligatory, "Yes, Biden is better than tRump," statement. The point being that repeating the same process gives us the same results, but we shouldn't be forced to vote for only one of two candidates put forth by corporate-led party apparatuses.

Expand full comment

Denise Donaldson ; I'm an independent , in my state I can be unenrolled, and not in either party. I support those who are not bought by corporate interests. This is hardly the time to talk about changing our party systems. it is interesting to think about. most Americans have not been taught about this concept and practice, and it would be interesting to look at. Certainly not now.

Expand full comment

Laurie, unfortunately, I have to register for a party to vote in a primary.

I take your point about, "not now, " but when, then? I've been voting for 48 years, and every single election, the refrain has been, "Oh, we have to vote Dem, or else!" Meanwhile, we get the same ol', same ol' from the Dems, every time, and only incremental progress, at best, if we're lucky. The GOP has gotten worse, no question, but that's not the point. If we keep picking the Dem candidate out of desperation, we're never going to see a nominee like Sanders, for instance, because the Establishment Dems won't allow it; we've already seen that. If this country would work toward legitimizing multiple parties, more people would have a voice.

Expand full comment

Laurie, it's been time to change our two-party system for a long, long while now! What a horrible situation we find ourselves in this very day for our terrible sin of procrastination!! Biden vs. the horrible rotten filth that is Trump! Is it any wonder so many Americans just don't give a shit anymore?? "Genocide Joe" and the most demented, sick, disgusting, lecherous, rapist, finally-convicted-of-a crime-after-50-years-of-committing-so-many piece of FILTH and ROT THUG -- THIS IS OUR CHOICE??

Expand full comment
RemovedJun 10·edited Jun 11
Comment removed
Expand full comment

Russian troll

Expand full comment

Nope

Expand full comment

Everyone who votes Democrat and wins by whatever means (corruption, fraud, etc.), get the exact “leaders they deserve”; everyone else suffers.

Expand full comment

troll!

Expand full comment
RemovedJun 10
Comment removed
Expand full comment

By which disreputable propaganda outlet?

Expand full comment
RemovedJun 10
Comment removed
Expand full comment

Guess you missed the part about the forms being given only to ELIGIBLE CITIZENS, not all.

"These allegations are false and baseless. DHS is legally required to include language around voter registration in shelter contracts and this guidance applies only to eligible clients who are citizens, and would clearly not apply to asylum seekers in shelter," the spokesperson said.

Expand full comment

There it is: "house republican says". Nothing more need be said, outside of the MAGAts. will lie, cheat, and steal to get what they want - just like their idol.

Expand full comment

You can’t register if your not here legally dolt - just passing out forms doesn’t mean you qualify - I get dozens of credit card apps in the mail/ I can’t apply for all of them.

Expand full comment
RemovedJun 10
Comment removed
Expand full comment

If you live out of country why are you concerned with our elections. I know alot of Hispanics and only the ones who are citizens vote.

Expand full comment
RemovedJun 10
Comment removed
Expand full comment

No. She means you CAN'T register! They would deny it. Wow. You even give magas a bad name and that's really tough to do.

Expand full comment

And just where did you hear that, BJ (like giving those out do ya?)? Fox No-One-In-Their-Right-Mind-Would-Believe-A-Thing-We-Say Not-News or was it OAN, Newsmax or some other right wing propaganda site that has the credibility of a tick? I know it is because there has been no credible source that has said that. But, let's see. Show your proof. You know--evidence. That thing republicans always say they have but then the dog seems to have eaten when asked to cough it up.

Expand full comment

A Comparison of President Biden's Mental Competency with Donald Trump's

Recently the media focus has been on the 'age issue' and the question of the mental competency of an octogenarian during President Biden's second term. So let's compare his mental competency with Donald Trump's starting with his most recent gaffow followed by a list of what he said and his cabinet members said about him during his first term. (A short list of my faves:)

Did Biden call Nancy Pelosi Nicky Haley when recently talking about the 1-6-21 assault on the capital?

Did he claim the ability to properly identify a giraffe in a multiple choice of three animals, proved he was a "real stable genius"?

Did his former college professor call him the "dumbest f--king student I ever had"?

Did Biden suggest we could build a wall with transparent concrete?

Did he ever say to the camera he wished his wife were present with him while she was literally standing next to him looking confused?

Did his own sibling say in a recorded interview that he paid someone to take the SAT for him because he was too stupid to get into college on his own?

Did Biden think people needed photo IDs to buy groceries?

Did Biden say Paris was a city in Germany?

Did he misspell basic words in dozens of different tweets only to "correct" them by misspelling them a different way?

Did he suggest injecting disinfectants into our bloodstream to kill COVID?

Did he say he didn't know what a blind trust is, despite having a "degree" in Finance?

Did he bankrupt every business he tried starting on his own, including a Casino?

Was Biden the first President in history to utter the sentence, "Belgium is a beautiful city"?

Did Biden ever say our captured prisoners of war are only heroes because they were captured?

Did he have more than a dozen of his hand picked cabinet members resign because they couldn't work with his incompetence?

Did his own Chief of Staff call him an "idiot"?

Did a Senator from his own party say, "The White House has become an adult day care center”?

Did his own Secretary of State say he was a "fucking moron"?

Did his own economic advisor say he was "dumb as shit...an idiot surrounded by clowns"?

Did his National Security Advisor say he was "a dope...an idiot [with the intelligence of] a kindergartner”?

I saved the above collection of quotes that was originally posted on a Facebook page dedicated to insuring Joe Biden's second term last year. That was before that Republican special prosecutor in his VP document's case harped on the age issue and Joe's forgetfulness of details when the guy interviewed him. I was going to submit the above to the Daily Kos before reading the two following articles updating Trump's mental problems amidst the failure of a media focus on the orange moron at the president's expense while he's trying to run this country as the GOP is fixed on trying to tear it apart.

I just read your lead article titled The media will not report that Trump appears to have middle-stage dementia, cataloging his further mental decline. A couple of days later Facebook suggested I look at a new site dedicated to the politics and humor of Jon Stewart which just 'happened' to have posted the original interview in Salon titled "Like someone pulled the metaphorical plug": Dr. John Gartner on Trump's "accelerating dementia". This whole interview was fixated on the dementia issue without mentioning that Both his Parents had Alzheimer's/dementia, which I Learned when I posted A Comparison to every response.

Trump has obviously been both a low IQ moron and a fascist all his life, his first attorney was Roy Cohen Christ's sake. For here's precisely how he became the Perfect GOP Candidate: A supreme Narcissist who first builds Hotels with his last Name plastered all over the top of each with a Will To Power Fixation that drives him to become a TV Star where the whole game was to have the contestants kiss his ass to see who was His most 'competent' Apprentice, Firing all the Losers before finally picking the Winner, Like Me. Which sets him up to run for President, Wrapping Himself In MAGA Flag to Beat all those Loser Politicians in the Primary and Lock Her Up Hillary in the 2016 Electoral College. Rejoice, rejoice an absolute field day for all the fascists, white supremacists, Christian nationalists, plutocrat billionaires, corporatists, corporate media, evangelical preachers and six Supreme Court Justices all Backing a Moronic and now progressively Demented Fuhrer for the MAGA Masses Who Worship Him Like A God, Further Feeding Its Insatiable Sociopathic Narcissism!!!

Turns out I also hadn't read the whole issue with A.J. Pennyfarthing's 10 stunning moments from Trump's late-night speech to religious broadcasters. You ain't going to be changing any preacher's or MAGA's minds about how unhinged DT is with any raft of articles cause that is the Fascist Dementia Addled Supreme Narcissistic Moron's Lowest Common Denominator Appeal To The Wrap Yourself In MAGA Flag And $60 Bible Masses!

Expand full comment

What was the source of this report? FB posts don’t count!

Expand full comment
RemovedJun 10
Comment removed
Expand full comment

Fox News. No wonder. You do know they went to court to prove they lie all the time and anyone who believes them is completely nuts, right? That Fox News? Moron. Like I said in my previous post, you got it from a not-credible source. Do you know that journalism classes use Fox "News" as the model for what to never do as a journalist? That they break every single rule of journalistic ethics? Yeah, that's part of their whole lying schtick that they proved in court they did because they're just entertainment and not actual news. MAGAS are so gullible and naive. I'm surprised you manage to survive at all.

Expand full comment

It’s Fox Fucked Up News - figures

Expand full comment

"house republican SAYS...." Did they provide any proof?

Expand full comment

From under what bridge did this troll emerge? He might nail the first two, but look out for that third billy goat.

Expand full comment

What flavor do you like your B.S.? Just let us know, because I'm sure we can make up mountains of it in whatever flavor you like. Of course consuming it all will kill you, but you're probably too addicted to it to cut back even a tiny bit.

Expand full comment
RemovedJun 10
Comment removed
Expand full comment

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! Did I call it or did I call it? So far we've had an article from Fox News, who admits to lying about everything, and Newsmax, who just mimics what Fox says. All we need now is an OAN article and one from a conspiracy site and we'll have the, well not trifecta, but the limit of sources the cons will go to--all incredibly non-credible sources. I'll bet you love the taste of that warm, yellow, "koolaide" trump squirts into your sippy cup, don't you? If you're lucky, it's just urine. Knowing trump, though, it might be something a bit more disgusting. But then, you go by bj, so maybe you'd like it.

Expand full comment

Politics is a dirty game. Even more be said for the MAGAt's, in spades. Up to and including raiding the Capitol to interrupt the certification of Biden's VALID victory. Go peddle your pap to your choir.

Expand full comment

You just repeat the orange turd mantra -

Expand full comment

What can be said that isn't already floating through the air ways? There are two sides to this coin and the reverse is indistinguishable as anything being minted in this country. Lies seem to be the fuel that powers the engines of the MAGA community. Like moles that burrow beneath the surface of our society, they seek the darkness that Trump's lies provide. How do we pull our people from those subterrain tunnels and greet them with the warmth of the sun? That is our quest.

Expand full comment

The elephant in the room is the genocide in Gaza. That is what many people see and know. Young people especially—the conscience of the nation as always in matters of war, both for (WW2) and against (Vietnam War, Palestine War,) —have been slapped away for years by the Dem establishment on this. They need to see the “warmth of our sun,” not limbless children writhing on the street and jubilation in Israel. This is on us to overcome the rot in our own party, which sadly is lead by Joe, AIPAC and cronies on this one. It’s that easy, but Joe and DNC seem hell bent on snatching defeat from jaws of victory. Rather than showing warmth to the youth cohort that carried Joe to victory last time, he’s FROZEN them out.

Seems like Robert Reich should have a plan for that, because it’s the fulcrum of this election ? Organizing to barrage Schumer, DNC reps and Congresspeople in each state with a “come to Jesus” talk with Biden about EVIL Far Right Gaza genocide? Like he toothlessly said he would do with Netanyahu?

Stopping blowing little kids and civilians to pieces seems to be a place to START to win this election?

Expand full comment

A Comparison of President Biden's Mental Competency with Donald Trump's

Recently the media focus has been on the 'age issue' and the question of the mental competency of an octogenarian during President Biden's second term. So let's compare his mental competency with Donald Trump's starting with his most recent gaffow followed by a list of what he said and his cabinet members said about him during his first term. (A short list of my faves:)

Did Biden call Nancy Pelosi Nicky Haley when recently talking about the 1-6-21 assault on the capital?

Did he claim the ability to properly identify a giraffe in a multiple choice of three animals, proved he was a "real stable genius"?

Did his former college professor call him the "dumbest f--king student I ever had"?

Did Biden suggest we could build a wall with transparent concrete?

Did he ever say to the camera he wished his wife were present with him while she was literally standing next to him looking confused?

Did his own sibling say in a recorded interview that he paid someone to take the SAT for him because he was too stupid to get into college on his own?

Did Biden think people needed photo IDs to buy groceries?

Did Biden say Paris was a city in Germany?

Did he misspell basic words in dozens of different tweets only to "correct" them by misspelling them a different way?

Did he suggest injecting disinfectants into our bloodstream to kill COVID?

Did he say he didn't know what a blind trust is, despite having a "degree" in Finance?

Did he bankrupt every business he tried starting on his own, including a Casino?

Was Biden the first President in history to utter the sentence, "Belgium is a beautiful city"?

Did Biden ever say our captured prisoners of war are only heroes because they were captured?

Did he have more than a dozen of his hand picked cabinet members resign because they couldn't work with his incompetence?

Did his own Chief of Staff call him an "idiot"?

Did a Senator from his own party say, "The White House has become an adult day care center”?

Did his own Secretary of State say he was a "fucking moron"?

Did his own economic advisor say he was "dumb as shit...an idiot surrounded by clowns"?

Did his National Security Advisor say he was "a dope...an idiot [with the intelligence of] a kindergartner”?

I saved the above collection of quotes that was originally posted on a Facebook page dedicated to insuring Joe Biden's second term last year. That was before that Republican special prosecutor in his VP document's case harped on the age issue and Joe's forgetfulness of details when the guy interviewed him. I was going to submit the above to the Daily Kos before reading the two following articles updating Trump's mental problems amidst the failure of a media focus on the orange moron at the president's expense while he's trying to run this country as the GOP is fixed on trying to tear it apart.

I just read your lead article titled The media will not report that Trump appears to have middle-stage dementia, cataloging his further mental decline. A couple of days later Facebook suggested I look at a new site dedicated to the politics and humor of Jon Stewart which just 'happened' to have posted the original interview in Salon titled "Like someone pulled the metaphorical plug": Dr. John Gartner on Trump's "accelerating dementia". This whole interview was fixated on the dementia issue without mentioning that Both his Parents had Alzheimer's/dementia, which I Learned when I posted A Comparison to every response.

Trump has obviously been both a low IQ moron and a fascist all his life, his first attorney was Roy Cohen Christ's sake. For here's precisely how he became the Perfect GOP Candidate: A supreme Narcissist who first builds Hotels with his last Name plastered all over the top of each with a Will To Power Fixation that drives him to become a TV Star where the whole game was to have the contestants kiss his ass to see who was His most 'competent' Apprentice, Firing all the Losers before finally picking the Winner, Like Me. Which sets him up to run for President, Wrapping Himself In MAGA Flag to Beat all those Loser Politicians in the Primary and Lock Her Up Hillary in the 2016 Electoral College. Rejoice, rejoice an absolute field day for all the fascists, white supremacists, Christian nationalists, plutocrat billionaires, corporatists, corporate media, evangelical preachers and six Supreme Court Justices all Backing a Moronic and now progressively Demented Fuhrer for the MAGA Masses Who Worship Him Like A God, Further Feeding Its Insatiable Sociopathic Narcissism!!!

Turns out I also hadn't read the whole issue with A.J. Pennyfarthing's 10 stunning moments from Trump's late-night speech to religious broadcasters. You ain't going to be changing any preacher's or MAGA's minds about how unhinged DT is with any raft of articles cause that is the Fascist Dementia Addled Supreme Narcissistic Moron's Lowest Common Denominator Appeal To The Wrap Yourself In MAGA Flag And $60 Bible Masses!

Expand full comment
Jun 13·edited Jun 13

Sean Sheeter ; Don't forget the time when , at the United Nations, DJT said that he was "the best President in U.S. history."! (paraphrased). The whole world represented there .... Laughed!

Expand full comment

Trolls everywhere!

Expand full comment

There are a number of talented, brilliant filmmakers out there. I think if one of them were to create a movie simulating life under Nazi rule, but using AI to replace Hitler’s henchmen with Trump and his henchmen showing what life would be like for Americans were these monsters to be allowed to take over our government. There would be people cowering in their homes and offices, just waiting for that inevitable call or visit from some ‘ government official. ‘ to arrest them for some minuscule offense to their leader, even something like posting a criticism of their leader on social media. In short, such a production would create the fear among the MAGAts and billionaires that even their professed loyalties and massive wealth would not protect them. Trump is the master of deception and lies while his devotees love nothing more than good entertainment that stokes their emotions. It’s time to fight fire with fire.

Expand full comment

There is a wonderful documentary already out there called Active Measures (several years old, $2 on Amazon.) It does an excellent job of telling the background of what is happening to us. There's a chilling bit at the end about how Cambridge Analytica used big data mining and algorithms to shave the electoral results upwards in a few states to hand Trump his marginal "victory" in 2016, when he lost the popular vote by what, 3 million votes? Watch Active Measures https://www.amazon.com/Active-Measures-John-McCain/dp/B07H39Y8XK

Expand full comment

I saw it, thank you. But heinous as it is, that is not what I had in mind. I was suggesting a film that simulates what life in America would be like under a Trump regime where lies become their own truth, while fear and paranoia dominate our thinking.

We will become a nation in which The common good and law become artifacts of history.

Expand full comment
RemovedJun 10
Comment removed
Expand full comment

Of course, not. Yet. But Supreme Court Justice Alito‘s upside down flag would work just as well as a symbol of a new dictatorship. And no, I do not indulge in LSD; my creativity is just fine, thank you.

Expand full comment
Jun 10·edited Jun 10

Like moles, they are blind when the light of truth shines on them. They're a hopeless lot that drink so much of the stuff trump squirts into their mouths they have no brain cells left to rub together for warmth much less thought.

Expand full comment

A quest I can get behind!! Let them see light!!

Expand full comment

A Comparison of President Biden's Mental Competency with Donald Trump's

Recently the media focus has been on the 'age issue' and the question of the mental competency of an octogenarian during President Biden's second term. So let's compare his mental competency with Donald Trump's starting with his most recent gaffow followed by a list of what he said and his cabinet members said about him during his first term. (A short list of my faves:)

Did Biden call Nancy Pelosi Nicky Haley when recently talking about the 1-6-21 assault on the capital?

Did he claim the ability to properly identify a giraffe in a multiple choice of three animals, proved he was a "real stable genius"?

Did his former college professor call him the "dumbest f--king student I ever had"?

Did Biden suggest we could build a wall with transparent concrete?

Did he ever say to the camera he wished his wife were present with him while she was literally standing next to him looking confused?

Did his own sibling say in a recorded interview that he paid someone to take the SAT for him because he was too stupid to get into college on his own?

Did Biden think people needed photo IDs to buy groceries?

Did Biden say Paris was a city in Germany?

Did he misspell basic words in dozens of different tweets only to "correct" them by misspelling them a different way?

Did he suggest injecting disinfectants into our bloodstream to kill COVID?

Did he say he didn't know what a blind trust is, despite having a "degree" in Finance?

Did he bankrupt every business he tried starting on his own, including a Casino?

Was Biden the first President in history to utter the sentence, "Belgium is a beautiful city"?

Did Biden ever say our captured prisoners of war are only heroes because they were captured?

Did he have more than a dozen of his hand picked cabinet members resign because they couldn't work with his incompetence?

Did his own Chief of Staff call him an "idiot"?

Did a Senator from his own party say, "The White House has become an adult day care center”?

Did his own Secretary of State say he was a "fucking moron"?

Did his own economic advisor say he was "dumb as shit...an idiot surrounded by clowns"?

Did his National Security Advisor say he was "a dope...an idiot [with the intelligence of] a kindergartner”?

I saved the above collection of quotes that was originally posted on a Facebook page dedicated to insuring Joe Biden's second term last year. That was before that Republican special prosecutor in his VP document's case harped on the age issue and Joe's forgetfulness of details when the guy interviewed him. I was going to submit the above to the Daily Kos before reading the two following articles updating Trump's mental problems amidst the failure of a media focus on the orange moron at the president's expense while he's trying to run this country as the GOP is fixed on trying to tear it apart.

I just read your lead article titled The media will not report that Trump appears to have middle-stage dementia, cataloging his further mental decline. A couple of days later Facebook suggested I look at a new site dedicated to the politics and humor of Jon Stewart which just 'happened' to have posted the original interview in Salon titled "Like someone pulled the metaphorical plug": Dr. John Gartner on Trump's "accelerating dementia". This whole interview was fixated on the dementia issue without mentioning that Both his Parents had Alzheimer's/dementia, which I Learned when I posted A Comparison to every response.

Trump has obviously been both a low IQ moron and a fascist all his life, his first attorney was Roy Cohen Christ's sake. For here's precisely how he became the Perfect GOP Candidate: A supreme Narcissist who first builds Hotels with his last Name plastered all over the top of each with a Will To Power Fixation that drives him to become a TV Star where the whole game was to have the contestants kiss his ass to see who was His most 'competent' Apprentice, Firing all the Losers before finally picking the Winner, Like Me. Which sets him up to run for President, Wrapping Himself In MAGA Flag to Beat all those Loser Politicians in the Primary and Lock Her Up Hillary in the 2016 Electoral College. Rejoice, rejoice an absolute field day for all the fascists, white supremacists, Christian nationalists, plutocrat billionaires, corporatists, corporate media, evangelical preachers and six Supreme Court Justices all Backing a Moronic and now progressively Demented Fuhrer for the MAGA Masses Who Worship Him Like A God, Further Feeding Its Insatiable Sociopathic Narcissism!!!

Turns out I also hadn't read the whole issue with A.J. Pennyfarthing's 10 stunning moments from Trump's late-night speech to religious broadcasters. You ain't going to be changing any preacher's or MAGA's minds about how unhinged DT is with any raft of articles cause that is the Fascist Dementia Addled Supreme Narcissistic Moron's Lowest Common Denominator Appeal To The Wrap Yourself In MAGA Flag And $60 Bible Masses!

Expand full comment

If Biden would stop literally crapping his pants, that would be great. But he still supports genocide in Gaza

Expand full comment

Thank you for your lyrical description of what drives MAGA. May I quote you?

Expand full comment

A Comparison of President Biden's Mental Competency with Donald Trump's

Recently the media focus has been on the 'age issue' and the question of the mental competency of an octogenarian during President Biden's second term. So let's compare his mental competency with Donald Trump's starting with his most recent gaffow followed by a list of what he said and his cabinet members said about him during his first term. (A short list of my faves:)

Did Biden call Nancy Pelosi Nicky Haley when recently talking about the 1-6-21 assault on the capital?

Did he claim the ability to properly identify a giraffe in a multiple choice of three animals, proved he was a "real stable genius"?

Did his former college professor call him the "dumbest f--king student I ever had"?

Did Biden suggest we could build a wall with transparent concrete?

Did he ever say to the camera he wished his wife were present with him while she was literally standing next to him looking confused?

Did his own sibling say in a recorded interview that he paid someone to take the SAT for him because he was too stupid to get into college on his own?

Did Biden think people needed photo IDs to buy groceries?

Did Biden say Paris was a city in Germany?

Did he misspell basic words in dozens of different tweets only to "correct" them by misspelling them a different way?

Did he suggest injecting disinfectants into our bloodstream to kill COVID?

Did he say he didn't know what a blind trust is, despite having a "degree" in Finance?

Did he bankrupt every business he tried starting on his own, including a Casino?

Was Biden the first President in history to utter the sentence, "Belgium is a beautiful city"?

Did Biden ever say our captured prisoners of war are only heroes because they were captured?

Did he have more than a dozen of his hand picked cabinet members resign because they couldn't work with his incompetence?

Did his own Chief of Staff call him an "idiot"?

Did a Senator from his own party say, "The White House has become an adult day care center”?

Did his own Secretary of State say he was a "fucking moron"?

Did his own economic advisor say he was "dumb as shit...an idiot surrounded by clowns"?

Did his National Security Advisor say he was "a dope...an idiot [with the intelligence of] a kindergartner”?

I saved the above collection of quotes that was originally posted on a Facebook page dedicated to insuring Joe Biden's second term last year. That was before that Republican special prosecutor in his VP document's case harped on the age issue and Joe's forgetfulness of details when the guy interviewed him. I was going to submit the above to the Daily Kos before reading the two following articles updating Trump's mental problems amidst the failure of a media focus on the orange moron at the president's expense while he's trying to run this country as the GOP is fixed on trying to tear it apart.

I just read your lead article titled The media will not report that Trump appears to have middle-stage dementia, cataloging his further mental decline. A couple of days later Facebook suggested I look at a new site dedicated to the politics and humor of Jon Stewart which just 'happened' to have posted the original interview in Salon titled "Like someone pulled the metaphorical plug": Dr. John Gartner on Trump's "accelerating dementia". This whole interview was fixated on the dementia issue without mentioning that Both his Parents had Alzheimer's/dementia, which I Learned when I posted A Comparison to every response.

Trump has obviously been both a low IQ moron and a fascist all his life, his first attorney was Roy Cohen Christ's sake. For here's precisely how he became the Perfect GOP Candidate: A supreme Narcissist who first builds Hotels with his last Name plastered all over the top of each with a Will To Power Fixation that drives him to become a TV Star where the whole game was to have the contestants kiss his ass to see who was His most 'competent' Apprentice, Firing all the Losers before finally picking the Winner, Like Me. Which sets him up to run for President, Wrapping Himself In MAGA Flag to Beat all those Loser Politicians in the Primary and Lock Her Up Hillary in the 2016 Electoral College. Rejoice, rejoice an absolute field day for all the fascists, white supremacists, Christian nationalists, plutocrat billionaires, corporatists, corporate media, evangelical preachers and six Supreme Court Justices all Backing a Moronic and now progressively Demented Fuhrer for the MAGA Masses Who Worship Him Like A God, Further Feeding Its Insatiable Sociopathic Narcissism!!!

Turns out I also hadn't read the whole issue with A.J. Pennyfarthing's 10 stunning moments from Trump's late-night speech to religious broadcasters. You ain't going to be changing any preacher's or MAGA's minds about how unhinged DT is with any raft of articles cause that is the Fascist Dementia Addled Supreme Narcissistic Moron's Lowest Common Denominator Appeal To The Wrap Yourself In MAGA Flag And $60 Bible Masses!

Expand full comment
RemovedJun 11
Comment removed
Expand full comment

There’s one moron named William Ferrer who claims that the Steele dossier has credibility. Even though it has been thoroughly debunked. It’s sad that people that dumb aren’t able to concede that they are spreading lies on behalf of a media that exists to spread propaganda.

Expand full comment

There is another organization people should consider. It is the Sister District Project. It works by having groups in very Blue districts, such as in MA, coordinate fund raising and getting out the vote messaging for state legislators. The organization picks candidates who have a chance of winning and impacting the make-up of state legislatures. State legislatures control voting rights, voting districts, and often issues such as abortion, healthcare, education, childcare, and many others things that impact everyone's lives. It also can create bottom to top voting, while focusing on the top of the ticket often ignores the bottom. If you are in MA, NY, CA, or any other solidly Blue district, stearch for Sister District. We have been very successful and helping candidates win.

Expand full comment

1. I donate to DNCC and Forgotten Democrats. https://forgottendemocrats.org/

2. They need to add Florida. No Florida, no donation.

3. Ask them to partner with FT6.

Expand full comment

A Comparison of President Biden's Mental Competency with Donald Trump's

Recently the media focus has been on the 'age issue' and the question of the mental competency of an octogenarian during President Biden's second term. So let's compare his mental competency with Donald Trump's starting with his most recent gaffow followed by a list of what he said and his cabinet members said about him during his first term. (A short list of my faves:)

Did Biden call Nancy Pelosi Nicky Haley when recently talking about the 1-6-21 assault on the capital?

Did he claim the ability to properly identify a giraffe in a multiple choice of three animals, proved he was a "real stable genius"?

Did his former college professor call him the "dumbest f--king student I ever had"?

Did Biden suggest we could build a wall with transparent concrete?

Did he ever say to the camera he wished his wife were present with him while she was literally standing next to him looking confused?

Did his own sibling say in a recorded interview that he paid someone to take the SAT for him because he was too stupid to get into college on his own?

Did Biden think people needed photo IDs to buy groceries?

Did Biden say Paris was a city in Germany?

Did he misspell basic words in dozens of different tweets only to "correct" them by misspelling them a different way?

Did he suggest injecting disinfectants into our bloodstream to kill COVID?

Did he say he didn't know what a blind trust is, despite having a "degree" in Finance?

Did he bankrupt every business he tried starting on his own, including a Casino?

Was Biden the first President in history to utter the sentence, "Belgium is a beautiful city"?

Did Biden ever say our captured prisoners of war are only heroes because they were captured?

Did he have more than a dozen of his hand picked cabinet members resign because they couldn't work with his incompetence?

Did his own Chief of Staff call him an "idiot"?

Did a Senator from his own party say, "The White House has become an adult day care center”?

Did his own Secretary of State say he was a "fucking moron"?

Did his own economic advisor say he was "dumb as shit...an idiot surrounded by clowns"?

Did his National Security Advisor say he was "a dope...an idiot [with the intelligence of] a kindergartner”?

I saved the above collection of quotes that was originally posted on a Facebook page dedicated to insuring Joe Biden's second term last year. That was before that Republican special prosecutor in his VP document's case harped on the age issue and Joe's forgetfulness of details when the guy interviewed him. I was going to submit the above to the Daily Kos before reading the two following articles updating Trump's mental problems amidst the failure of a media focus on the orange moron at the president's expense while he's trying to run this country as the GOP is fixed on trying to tear it apart.

I just read your lead article titled The media will not report that Trump appears to have middle-stage dementia, cataloging his further mental decline. A couple of days later Facebook suggested I look at a new site dedicated to the politics and humor of Jon Stewart which just 'happened' to have posted the original interview in Salon titled "Like someone pulled the metaphorical plug": Dr. John Gartner on Trump's "accelerating dementia". This whole interview was fixated on the dementia issue without mentioning that Both his Parents had Alzheimer's/dementia, which I Learned when I posted A Comparison to every response.

Trump has obviously been both a low IQ moron and a fascist all his life, his first attorney was Roy Cohen Christ's sake. For here's precisely how he became the Perfect GOP Candidate: A supreme Narcissist who first builds Hotels with his last Name plastered all over the top of each with a Will To Power Fixation that drives him to become a TV Star where the whole game was to have the contestants kiss his ass to see who was His most 'competent' Apprentice, Firing all the Losers before finally picking the Winner, Like Me. Which sets him up to run for President, Wrapping Himself In MAGA Flag to Beat all those Loser Politicians in the Primary and Lock Her Up Hillary in the 2016 Electoral College. Rejoice, rejoice an absolute field day for all the fascists, white supremacists, Christian nationalists, plutocrat billionaires, corporatists, corporate media, evangelical preachers and six Supreme Court Justices all Backing a Moronic and now progressively Demented Fuhrer for the MAGA Masses Who Worship Him Like A God, Further Feeding Its Insatiable Sociopathic Narcissism!!!

Turns out I also hadn't read the whole issue with A.J. Pennyfarthing's 10 stunning moments from Trump's late-night speech to religious broadcasters. You ain't going to be changing any preacher's or MAGA's minds about how unhinged DT is with any raft of articles cause that is the Fascist Dementia Addled Supreme Narcissistic Moron's Lowest Common Denominator Appeal To The Wrap Yourself In MAGA Flag And $60 Bible Masses!

Expand full comment

A Comparison of President Biden's Mental Competency with Donald Trump's

Recently the media focus has been on the 'age issue' and the question of the mental competency of an octogenarian during President Biden's second term. So let's compare his mental competency with Donald Trump's starting with his most recent gaffow followed by a list of what he said and his cabinet members said about him during his first term. (A short list of my faves:)

Did Biden call Nancy Pelosi Nicky Haley when recently talking about the 1-6-21 assault on the capital?

Did he claim the ability to properly identify a giraffe in a multiple choice of three animals, proved he was a "real stable genius"?

Did his former college professor call him the "dumbest f--king student I ever had"?

Did Biden suggest we could build a wall with transparent concrete?

Did he ever say to the camera he wished his wife were present with him while she was literally standing next to him looking confused?

Did his own sibling say in a recorded interview that he paid someone to take the SAT for him because he was too stupid to get into college on his own?

Did Biden think people needed photo IDs to buy groceries?

Did Biden say Paris was a city in Germany?

Did he misspell basic words in dozens of different tweets only to "correct" them by misspelling them a different way?

Did he suggest injecting disinfectants into our bloodstream to kill COVID?

Did he say he didn't know what a blind trust is, despite having a "degree" in Finance?

Did he bankrupt every business he tried starting on his own, including a Casino?

Was Biden the first President in history to utter the sentence, "Belgium is a beautiful city"?

Did Biden ever say our captured prisoners of war are only heroes because they were captured?

Did he have more than a dozen of his hand picked cabinet members resign because they couldn't work with his incompetence?

Did his own Chief of Staff call him an "idiot"?

Did a Senator from his own party say, "The White House has become an adult day care center”?

Did his own Secretary of State say he was a "fucking moron"?

Did his own economic advisor say he was "dumb as shit...an idiot surrounded by clowns"?

Did his National Security Advisor say he was "a dope...an idiot [with the intelligence of] a kindergartner”?

I saved the above collection of quotes that was originally posted on a Facebook page dedicated to insuring Joe Biden's second term last year. That was before that Republican special prosecutor in his VP document's case harped on the age issue and Joe's forgetfulness of details when the guy interviewed him. I was going to submit the above to the Daily Kos before reading the two following articles updating Trump's mental problems amidst the failure of a media focus on the orange moron at the president's expense while he's trying to run this country as the GOP is fixed on trying to tear it apart.

I just read your lead article titled The media will not report that Trump appears to have middle-stage dementia, cataloging his further mental decline. A couple of days later Facebook suggested I look at a new site dedicated to the politics and humor of Jon Stewart which just 'happened' to have posted the original interview in Salon titled "Like someone pulled the metaphorical plug": Dr. John Gartner on Trump's "accelerating dementia". This whole interview was fixated on the dementia issue without mentioning that Both his Parents had Alzheimer's/dementia, which I Learned when I posted A Comparison to every response.

Trump has obviously been both a low IQ moron and a fascist all his life, his first attorney was Roy Cohen Christ's sake. For here's precisely how he became the Perfect GOP Candidate: A supreme Narcissist who first builds Hotels with his last Name plastered all over the top of each with a Will To Power Fixation that drives him to become a TV Star where the whole game was to have the contestants kiss his ass to see who was His most 'competent' Apprentice, Firing all the Losers before finally picking the Winner, Like Me. Which sets him up to run for President, Wrapping Himself In MAGA Flag to Beat all those Loser Politicians in the Primary and Lock Her Up Hillary in the 2016 Electoral College. Rejoice, rejoice an absolute field day for all the fascists, white supremacists, Christian nationalists, plutocrat billionaires, corporatists, corporate media, evangelical preachers and six Supreme Court Justices all Backing a Moronic and now progressively Demented Fuhrer for the MAGA Masses Who Worship Him Like A God, Further Feeding Its Insatiable Sociopathic Narcissism!!!

Turns out I also hadn't read the whole issue with A.J. Pennyfarthing's 10 stunning moments from Trump's late-night speech to religious broadcasters. You ain't going to be changing any preacher's or MAGA's minds about how unhinged DT is with any raft of articles cause that is the Fascist Dementia Addled Supreme Narcissistic Moron's Lowest Common Denominator Appeal To The Wrap Yourself In MAGA Flag And $60 Bible Masses!

Expand full comment

Even if some Republicans do get registered, there are many more democratic thinking unregistered voters who would vote Democratic if they could spare time from or get away from work. Many need transportation to the polls, and many need encouragement to vote. I repeat that yard signs make a difference. If they didn't, I wouldn't have had to risk paying huge fines a gone to court to defend my right to freedom of speech against our Village against the Village attorney without being able to afford a lawyer myself.

Expand full comment

FT6 is not in GOTV phase. Voteriders.org has drivers.

1. FT6 and voterizer.com https://voterizer.org/ is that they target Democrats, unlike any other group. . Where I live, more than 1 mil were cut from the rolls, so many of the contacts are highly motivated.

2. FT6 uses several means to .make contact. E.G. Wisconsin. for $25 can buy 1400 texts. Or can use FYPB, which is free. Or both. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ft6arcade24

I signed up to call on Thursdays. Send postcards.

3. FT6 info for WI: IMPORTANT: Same day registration is available at your polling place on Election Day if deadlines (below) are missed. Remember to bring ID or another proof of residence document.

Registration deadlines for online and by mail (postmarked) for the General Presidential Election on November 5, 2024 is October 16, 2024 (20 days prior to the election).

Absentee ballot application deadline for the General Presidential Election is tbd.

In Wisconsin, you can pre-register to vote at 17 years old if you will be 18 by Election Day.

If you need help getting an ID, contact VoteRiders.org or call/text 1-844-338-8743.

Mail ballots should be mailed back at least a week prior to the election; or dropped off at an Early Voting site, or at ANY polling location on Election Day (no ID or waiting in line required). Ballots not received by 7pm on Election Day will not count.

Expand full comment

A Comparison of President Biden's Mental Competency with Donald Trump's

Recently the media focus has been on the 'age issue' and the question of the mental competency of an octogenarian during President Biden's second term. So let's compare his mental competency with Donald Trump's starting with his most recent gaffow followed by a list of what he said and his cabinet members said about him during his first term. (A short list of my faves:)

Did Biden call Nancy Pelosi Nicky Haley when recently talking about the 1-6-21 assault on the capital?

Did he claim the ability to properly identify a giraffe in a multiple choice of three animals, proved he was a "real stable genius"?

Did his former college professor call him the "dumbest f--king student I ever had"?

Did Biden suggest we could build a wall with transparent concrete?

Did he ever say to the camera he wished his wife were present with him while she was literally standing next to him looking confused?

Did his own sibling say in a recorded interview that he paid someone to take the SAT for him because he was too stupid to get into college on his own?

Did Biden think people needed photo IDs to buy groceries?

Did Biden say Paris was a city in Germany?

Did he misspell basic words in dozens of different tweets only to "correct" them by misspelling them a different way?

Did he suggest injecting disinfectants into our bloodstream to kill COVID?

Did he say he didn't know what a blind trust is, despite having a "degree" in Finance?

Did he bankrupt every business he tried starting on his own, including a Casino?

Was Biden the first President in history to utter the sentence, "Belgium is a beautiful city"?

Did Biden ever say our captured prisoners of war are only heroes because they were captured?

Did he have more than a dozen of his hand picked cabinet members resign because they couldn't work with his incompetence?

Did his own Chief of Staff call him an "idiot"?

Did a Senator from his own party say, "The White House has become an adult day care center”?

Did his own Secretary of State say he was a "fucking moron"?

Did his own economic advisor say he was "dumb as shit...an idiot surrounded by clowns"?

Did his National Security Advisor say he was "a dope...an idiot [with the intelligence of] a kindergartner”?

I saved the above collection of quotes that was originally posted on a Facebook page dedicated to insuring Joe Biden's second term last year. That was before that Republican special prosecutor in his VP document's case harped on the age issue and Joe's forgetfulness of details when the guy interviewed him. I was going to submit the above to the Daily Kos before reading the two following articles updating Trump's mental problems amidst the failure of a media focus on the orange moron at the president's expense while he's trying to run this country as the GOP is fixed on trying to tear it apart.

I just read your lead article titled The media will not report that Trump appears to have middle-stage dementia, cataloging his further mental decline. A couple of days later Facebook suggested I look at a new site dedicated to the politics and humor of Jon Stewart which just 'happened' to have posted the original interview in Salon titled "Like someone pulled the metaphorical plug": Dr. John Gartner on Trump's "accelerating dementia". This whole interview was fixated on the dementia issue without mentioning that Both his Parents had Alzheimer's/dementia, which I Learned when I posted A Comparison to every response.

Trump has obviously been both a low IQ moron and a fascist all his life, his first attorney was Roy Cohen Christ's sake. For here's precisely how he became the Perfect GOP Candidate: A supreme Narcissist who first builds Hotels with his last Name plastered all over the top of each with a Will To Power Fixation that drives him to become a TV Star where the whole game was to have the contestants kiss his ass to see who was His most 'competent' Apprentice, Firing all the Losers before finally picking the Winner, Like Me. Which sets him up to run for President, Wrapping Himself In MAGA Flag to Beat all those Loser Politicians in the Primary and Lock Her Up Hillary in the 2016 Electoral College. Rejoice, rejoice an absolute field day for all the fascists, white supremacists, Christian nationalists, plutocrat billionaires, corporatists, corporate media, evangelical preachers and six Supreme Court Justices all Backing a Moronic and now progressively Demented Fuhrer for the MAGA Masses Who Worship Him Like A God, Further Feeding Its Insatiable Sociopathic Narcissism!!!

Turns out I also hadn't read the whole issue with A.J. Pennyfarthing's 10 stunning moments from Trump's late-night speech to religious broadcasters. You ain't going to be changing any preacher's or MAGA's minds about how unhinged DT is with any raft of articles cause that is the Fascist Dementia Addled Supreme Narcissistic Moron's Lowest Common Denominator Appeal To The Wrap Yourself In MAGA Flag And $60 Bible Masses!

Expand full comment
Jun 10·edited Jun 10

Still reading the Washington Post, Daniel? Stick to your tribal campaigning, less chance for embarrassment there. Read below and give yourself a big face palm for me.

https://thegrayzone.com/2024/06/06/washington-post-grayzone-editor-smear-piece/

“Menn’s crude distortions of The Grayzone’s reporting highlight the malicious agenda behind his sloppy smear piece, and raise serious questions about the competence of the Washington Post’s editorial staff.

On almost the same day the Washington Post published its attack on this outlet, the paper abruptly fired its editor-in-chief, Sally Buzbee, and implemented a desperate plan to prevent its complete dissolution. “We are losing large amounts of money,” Washington Post publisher Will Lewis lamented during a June 3 staff meeting. “Your audience has halved in recent years. People are not reading your stuff. I can’t sugarcoat it anymore.”“

Expand full comment

Bots, trolls and a-holes.

Expand full comment

So, no counter-argument, just invectives.

Expand full comment

They have no comeback when reality smacks their propagandized mindset in the face.

I have no problem admitting I was on the wrong side of an issue, as I was with Russiagate, some aspects of Covid, early days of intervention in Syria, etc. The difference with so many of these liberal lemmings is they think they can’t admit they are wrong when faced with critique, or else the whole house of cards collapses.

Lazy and cowardly thinking… not a good look.

Expand full comment

I'm willing to bet you think Russia didn't interfere with our elections--they admitted to doing so and there is evidence of them doing so; that you originally thought Covid was an issue but, once the orange stain said it would "go away" in a couple of months, you decided it was a hoax, etc. You're right on one point, though--lazy and cowardly thought will get YOU in trouble.

Expand full comment

What is your purpose?

Expand full comment

It's easier just to say MAGAs

Expand full comment

Lazier. Fify.

Expand full comment

Hurts to be shown to be a sucker for propaganda, don’t it?

Expand full comment

By protesting too much, you shine the light on your derriere.

Expand full comment

I’ve been a far-Left person for a long time, but that stops LONG before I find myself in Putin’s pocket!! What the world these days calls “communist” countries are not at all on the Liberal Left — they are as fascist as any fascist country ever was. Russia? China? On the “LEFT”??

Don’t make me laugh.

They are authoritarian dictator states, like anything ever seen under the Third Reich or Pol Pot …

Somebody here has seriously scarfed the KoolAid, Daniel, and that person’s first name is “Tom.”

If we want a few more Putins in the world, we can just follow Mr. High.

If we want to maintain a modicum of our democracy and have a chance to make it stronger, let’s register Democrats and save the world.

Expand full comment

By continuing to deny reality, you prove you’re an empire simp.

Expand full comment

Tom, Camp&Co have dead worms in their brains.

Expand full comment

Seems pretty obvious that you're trying to hijack the discussion and move it into a far right direction. Or are you just one of Russia's or China's bots flooding the internet?

Expand full comment

Seems pretty obvious you’re a fool. Or just a Democratic Party apparatchik?

Expand full comment

Since when is dialogue construed as "hijacking the discussion"? It seems to me Tom High has raised some significant challenges to this thread that none of you lefties are able to meet. All you seem able to offer in response are non sequiturs and insults for replies. That's a fail!

Expand full comment
RemovedJun 10
Comment removed
Expand full comment

Or spewing out the disinformational propaganda you prefer.

Expand full comment

Jaime, just know that I hit the "like" button but it doesn't work. I don't know why.

Expand full comment
Jun 10·edited Jun 10

I've put my money on Biden. And I'm sending all my Social Security money to various Democrat candidates around the US, also the ACLU and various pro-choice organizations. Since I still work, I have set aside my SS money "for an emergency." This is the emergency.

Expand full comment

Yes, and, unfortunately, while Biden has done a remarkable job, he trails Trump by four points, while a "generic" Democrat beats Trump by 8 points. Thus, Biden, at best, would eek out an upset, which would guarantee a repeat of the last election, except that this time there would be nothing to prevent the Reds from pulling it off. However, if the Democratic Convention were MC'ed by an orator and showcased what the nation and the world face, today, the right Democrat would win in the landslide that we need to save Democracy. And that "right" Democrat is Al Gore, from whom the presidency truly was stolen- by a Supreme Court that we now know to be corrupt. What Mr. Reich says is correct- but he did not go far enough. We also need legislation to set up a new elected position to run the Judiciary Branch of Government-taken away from the executive branch- the Grand Foreman of the Juries- elected by all of the people of the United States, who would have the power to enforce ethics and reality check the Supreme Court, to send cases back for rehearing when opinions don't reality check- such as Citizens' United and. the Dred Scott decision

Expand full comment

Even though I will support President Biden, if a different candidate were put in to replace him, I would also be behind Pete Buttigieg, Al Gore, Michelle Obama, Jamie Rasking, Al Gore, and yes, even Kamala Harris! I will support the blue so that we remain a Democracy!!

Expand full comment

When Biden wins a second term, Buttigieg, Gore, Obama, Raskin, Harris, and many others will govern alongside him. in 2028, one of them will become president. Biden is who we have today. I accept that and don't waste time wishing things were different.

Expand full comment

I like your thinking, Cyrano! President Biden does have my vote. If they did change things at the convention, my vote will be for the blue; however, I honestly feel President Biden will succeed with a second term.

Expand full comment

I like Sheldon Whitehouse

Expand full comment

I like him, too. Also Elizabeth Warren, Jeff Merkley, Jamie Raskin & Gore. Cory Booker, too.

Expand full comment

Joe Biden has accomplished a lot for this country. He is a smart man and I have great respect for him. 🇺🇸🫡

Expand full comment

Yes, absolutely!

Expand full comment

Seriously?

You don’t want a king, but you do want a Supreme Arbiter?

No thanks.

“We the People”, not I the supreme decider!

Expand full comment

I think the commenter said an _elected_ arbiter.

Expand full comment

Who said we want a “supreme arbiter.” I didn’t see any language referencing such a person.

Expand full comment

Polls are trolls, mostly.

Expand full comment

When you see something that contradicts your preconceived notions you immediately call it a troll. You are just so special.

Expand full comment

When a poll calls, I don’t answer the phone. Most smart people don’t. Trump has a lot of uneducated people supporting him. They probably answer the phone or click on the surveys on the internet.

Expand full comment

I’m a decade younger than Biden and LONG retired.

And rightly so. I am not as sharp as I once was and doubt anyone over 65 is as sharp as they were at 50, or 40….

We require pilots and others charged with safe execution of their duties to retire at an agreed upon age. (Hollywood and Tom Cruise’s ridiculous last turn as “Maverick” notwithstanding…)

WHT NOT UPPER AGE LIMITS FOR LEGISLATORS AND PRESIDENTS????

Granted, those who benefit from a paradigm, have no incentive to change it.

But McConnell has shown,on camera, that he has “episodes”,

And he can’t be alone. For the sake of our fragile democracy, enact and enforce old-age forced retirement.

Expand full comment

I disagree. Everyone is different. I am 74 and as sharp as ever, if not more so. There is no place for ageism in our society.

Expand full comment

Agree. Let the voters decide if someone is too "old" to serve, not some arbitrary age limit.

Expand full comment

Thank you, Tim. As you know, elders are revered in many cultures for their wisdom and experience. I feel that I understand much more about the world and life than I did when I was younger. It's a societal crime to throw all that away.

Expand full comment

Don't forget that Trump is, what, 77 years of age, or was it 78? No denying that's old, even though "the paper of record", the NY Times, and the rest of major media have pegged Joe as the 'old guy' when Trump is showing signs of ill health and dementia.

He's obesely fat and out of shape, undoubtedly has high blood pressure if you catch any of his screaming rants, is totally paranoid, and is continually making odd errors when he speaks, early signs of dementia. So that's the Republican choice, a sick, demented, blob who doesn't know where he is half the time.

Expand full comment

Trump turning 78 on June 14. National celebration of his birthday, showcasing that number, please!

Expand full comment

I'm old too, 😪 and I don't want to be in charge. My feeling is in his heart Biden would yield to another torch bearer if there was one. Where is the bench. Obama was a "candle in the wind." It is scarey that on the one hand MAGAts believe the anti-Biden propaganda, but if you ask "Do you really want a dictator?" They minimize.."oh he doesn't really mean that, he only says it to get Dems mad." I fear Trump is just the clown distracting us from something much bigger and much scarier. People age differently. I don't think there's a magic number. Anthony Fauci stepped away at 80 at the top of his game. It is painful to watch these frail, stooped popes trying to get up and down. Somehow with frailty McConnell seems to have recovered some decency. In any case I daily pray for DJTs ill health.

Expand full comment

McConnell has now drunk the Trump kool-aid and can't stop bowing and scraping to his new god, Trump. It was only a brief and partial respite. McConnell has done a lot of damage over the years and is now worse than ever.

Expand full comment

I think he fears for his life. He loathes the Orange Antichrist but like many other victims of the mobster blackmailer, he cowers before Mango Mussolini.

Expand full comment

I agree. I'm still looking for that video I saw months ago, of three Trump staffers discussing the death threats they got if they failed to say what Trump wanted assiduously enough. I think Trump indirectly, through his posse of other convicted felons, threatens those around him, the regular GOP, and all others (like jurors and witnesses) with harm--financial, physical, familial, and life-threatening--unless they bow to his will. It's the only thing that explains moderate Republicans kowtowing suddenly, 100% of them, to his will. And it explains the rats abandoning a sinking ship exodus of moderate Republicans who quit Congress/retired over the last few months.

Expand full comment

Why not upper age limits for legislators and presidents, Dude, it's because we don't all age at the same rate.

Expand full comment

Well - it may be in our best interest to have an age limit - I’m 72 and think the stress of politics is too much for the older candidates

Expand full comment

So should we have 20-somethings in charge? Is there automatic virtue in youth, just as you are saying there is automatic badness in age?

Expand full comment

You are dealing with greed and sloth, which can only be controlled by term limits. Age isn't the issue, human nature is.

Expand full comment

Wrong. Suppose a young person suffers from "greed and sloth." Do we simply wait until they "age out"? Of course not.

Expand full comment

What has that statement got to do with term limits. The idea is to prevent settling in with power and becoming a trump or a Menendez.

Expand full comment

Trumps has noticeable Alzheimer’s moments - he’s not better / he’s worse bc he has NO MORALS whatsoever

Expand full comment

What "upper age limit" would you set, and what would be the basis for your choice?

Expand full comment

70 really should be the cutoff

Expand full comment

I can't take your suggestion seriously. An effective leader understands that time passes and younger supporters must be mentored and prepared to assume the highest offices. This is a difficult task for each one of us. The clock ticks for everyone. Setting an arbitrary age limit is simply wrong.

Expand full comment

Elizabeth Warren is over that age limit & is sharp as a tack. Energetic, too. Bernie Sanders is over 80 & very sharp. Many other such examples.

Expand full comment

The "old" person is not a king. The "old" person works with capable younger people, knowing that the time will soon come to gracefully concede the powers and privileges of high office. Yes, this is an idealistic way of seeing things. It's my ideal.

Expand full comment

NOOOO! Gore will be seen as part of the corrupt Democratic establishment, and lumped together with HRC.

Expand full comment

Both of you need an injection of Hopium.

Simon sayz that things are looking up. "It has been our core argument here for many months that as voters engaged, and came to understand the choice of Biden successful and good President vs. Trump the ugliest political thing we’ve ever seen, things would improve for us. It’s been my view that it was likely Trump’s thundering guilty verdict would move the election a bit towards Biden, but that it would take a while as voters needed time to process the news. So while most of the polling this first-week post-felony verdict continued to find a toss-up race with little movement, that we now have a series of polls showing Biden making gains is notable and encouraging.

"Murdoch’s team went into overdrive defending Trump this week. The intensity of their efforts suggests they are seeing this movement and erosion in their internal polling."

Expand full comment

Daniel; my Congressman, LaHood, still hasn't answered my question whether he will certify the election when Biden wins. I realize that is why we need a landslide of Dem winners, but we have few Dem candidates here.

Expand full comment

Same with three (3) here in Baghdad By the Sea. Our primary is in August, so we don't know who will oppose them. My theory is the more Democrats we register, the better off the down ballot candidates will be.

What percentage have pets? Does Lahood hate dogs, too? How can Lahood support stealing from kids with cancer?

Will Lisa Haderlein oppose him? If so, have her contact FT 6!

Expand full comment

Agree. I think the Trump followers are scared. He's a convicted felon, he calls for revenge every day, he wants to end contraception in the U.S., and he pretty much speaks only gibberish now. I want to see prime-time TV carry full coverage of all his campaign speeches. I think that would go a long way toward convincing those wavering that his mental condition makes him unfit to have another term.

Expand full comment

The legacy of the Clinton Years, and thus of Gore was the longest period of economic growth in history, when America was arguably at its greatest, and where the middle class faired well, and that led a trillion dollar SURPLUS that would have completely changed the dynamics of the American economy toward permanent abundance if American had only taken the direction advised in the Bible to save that trillion dollars from the seven years of plenty for the years of want to come, or to invest in the infrastructure that Trump promised, but Biden actually delivered. But the Really Big Money could not have a trillion dollar surplus, as then the U.S. Government would no longer be providing them with steady income from our debt.

And so, to preserve their unfair economic advantage they brought in George Bush II, who put us squarely back into deficits. Gore can now help to lead the way back to fiscal sanity.

Expand full comment

Couldn't agree more. It is this corrupt two-party system that is the problem and always pits us against each other to [S]elect the lesser of two EVIL.

Expand full comment

What are you suggesting ?

Expand full comment

From what I have seen so far, Jill Stein will be my choice.

I am fully committed to hold all politicians that are up for re-election accountable for their performance and who they have stood for.

Expand full comment

A guy with good ideas! I like it!

Expand full comment
deletedJun 10
Comment deleted
Expand full comment

Az, thank you for this warning.

Expand full comment

Exactly. You are making the same point of my original post which is at the top of this chain (and was the second comment posted on the list at one point.

Expand full comment

(Poling shows that Biden is four points under Trump, and a generic Democrat is 8 points above Trump.) The presidency was ACTUALLY stolen from AL Gore, by a Supreme Court that we now find to be corrupt, causing us to lose 8 years in the climate change battle- during which time it now appears we may have crossed the tipping point, where catastrophic change is now inevitable, potentially ending human civilization. The good and bad news is that this summer is going to be a scorcher beyond anything experienced by our species.

Expand full comment

Trump will not accept any win by Biden and this time he has his wretched henchmen setup in government to back him -

Expand full comment

I wish we had polling for other Democrats so that we have a more solid basis to judge. Biden has had plenty of time to convince the electorate that he can wallop Traitor Trump through all the revelations, bad news & shocking rhetoric from the sadonarcissist, yet the best he can do through all that is a tie. I'm sure there are other Democrats who can do better. The unwillingness for Democrats to challenge the corporatist establishment that rules the Democratic Party is frustrating.

Expand full comment

A Comparison of President Biden's Mental Competency with Donald Trump's

Recently the media focus has been on the 'age issue' and the question of the mental competency of an octogenarian during President Biden's second term. So let's compare his mental competency with Donald Trump's starting with his most recent gaffow followed by a list of what he said and his cabinet members said about him during his first term. (A short list of my faves:)

Did Biden call Nancy Pelosi Nicky Haley when recently talking about the 1-6-21 assault on the capital?

Did he claim the ability to properly identify a giraffe in a multiple choice of three animals, proved he was a "real stable genius"?

Did his former college professor call him the "dumbest f--king student I ever had"?

Did Biden suggest we could build a wall with transparent concrete?

Did he ever say to the camera he wished his wife were present with him while she was literally standing next to him looking confused?

Did his own sibling say in a recorded interview that he paid someone to take the SAT for him because he was too stupid to get into college on his own?

Did Biden think people needed photo IDs to buy groceries?

Did Biden say Paris was a city in Germany?

Did he misspell basic words in dozens of different tweets only to "correct" them by misspelling them a different way?

Did he suggest injecting disinfectants into our bloodstream to kill COVID?

Did he say he didn't know what a blind trust is, despite having a "degree" in Finance?

Did he bankrupt every business he tried starting on his own, including a Casino?

Was Biden the first President in history to utter the sentence, "Belgium is a beautiful city"?

Did Biden ever say our captured prisoners of war are only heroes because they were captured?

Did he have more than a dozen of his hand picked cabinet members resign because they couldn't work with his incompetence?

Did his own Chief of Staff call him an "idiot"?

Did a Senator from his own party say, "The White House has become an adult day care center”?

Did his own Secretary of State say he was a "fucking moron"?

Did his own economic advisor say he was "dumb as shit...an idiot surrounded by clowns"?

Did his National Security Advisor say he was "a dope...an idiot [with the intelligence of] a kindergartner”?

I saved the above collection of quotes that was originally posted on a Facebook page dedicated to insuring Joe Biden's second term last year. That was before that Republican special prosecutor in his VP document's case harped on the age issue and Joe's forgetfulness of details when the guy interviewed him. I was going to submit the above to the Daily Kos before reading the two following articles updating Trump's mental problems amidst the failure of a media focus on the orange moron at the president's expense while he's trying to run this country as the GOP is fixed on trying to tear it apart.

I just read your lead article titled The media will not report that Trump appears to have middle-stage dementia, cataloging his further mental decline. A couple of days later Facebook suggested I look at a new site dedicated to the politics and humor of Jon Stewart which just 'happened' to have posted the original interview in Salon titled "Like someone pulled the metaphorical plug": Dr. John Gartner on Trump's "accelerating dementia". This whole interview was fixated on the dementia issue without mentioning that Both his Parents had Alzheimer's/dementia, which I Learned when I posted A Comparison to every response.

Trump has obviously been both a low IQ moron and a fascist all his life, his first attorney was Roy Cohen Christ's sake. For here's precisely how he became the Perfect GOP Candidate: A supreme Narcissist who first builds Hotels with his last Name plastered all over the top of each with a Will To Power Fixation that drives him to become a TV Star where the whole game was to have the contestants kiss his ass to see who was His most 'competent' Apprentice, Firing all the Losers before finally picking the Winner, Like Me. Which sets him up to run for President, Wrapping Himself In MAGA Flag to Beat all those Loser Politicians in the Primary and Lock Her Up Hillary in the 2016 Electoral College. Rejoice, rejoice an absolute field day for all the fascists, white supremacists, Christian nationalists, plutocrat billionaires, corporatists, corporate media, evangelical preachers and six Supreme Court Justices all Backing a Moronic and now progressively Demented Fuhrer for the MAGA Masses Who Worship Him Like A God, Further Feeding Its Insatiable Sociopathic Narcissism!!!

Turns out I also hadn't read the whole issue with A.J. Pennyfarthing's 10 stunning moments from Trump's late-night speech to religious broadcasters. You ain't going to be changing any preacher's or MAGA's minds about how unhinged DT is with any raft of articles cause that is the Fascist Dementia Addled Supreme Narcissistic Moron's Lowest Common Denominator Appeal To The Wrap Yourself In MAGA Flag And $60 Bible Masses!

At a third press conference on 9-11 the above rap will be followed by reference to 35 pages of Antichrist Prophesies I discovered two days after the 2020 election! And GOD Set Up This Event 53 Ago in 1971 when an atheist named Kevin Coffey had Vision of 9-11-01, which became The FIFTH PROOF OF GOD on 3-23-24! Biden's known about the Antichrist since mid summer 2020 and about me at least late April, but I break this News to the Princeton Press religion and science editors tomorrow on 6-11-24!

Expand full comment

Desperate times call for desperate measures. All over Europe the lights are going out, with a hard turn to the far right, except in the UK, where there is a solid chance of a left wing victory in 3 weeks. Dr. Reich's analogy to Pearl Harbor and WWII is even more appropriate given this global change.

Biden looked exceptionally weak and confused at the D-Day memorial. He has done his job well. The way to defeat Trump is not by pleading with a tone-deaf Congress, but rather by replacing Biden with a vigorous full-throated left wing populist like Bernie Sanders. There is no other candidate who can beat Trump.

I love Joe, but he must go.

Expand full comment

Pay close attention to trump’s pick…neither of the two old men will likely fill their four year terms. As much as I really don’t want Biden we cannot afford to have a MAGA running the country. Take away the make up, hair dye or toupee and trump too looks old and feeble. The presidency ages all presidents, I suspect since trump preferred golfing as opposed to working he may not have aged as the others.

Expand full comment

It didn't really age him last term - he actually seemed to get younger!

Expand full comment

A Comparison of President Biden's Mental Competency with Donald Trump's

Recently the media focus has been on the 'age issue' and the question of the mental competency of an octogenarian during President Biden's second term. So let's compare his mental competency with Donald Trump's starting with his most recent gaffow followed by a list of what he said and his cabinet members said about him during his first term. (A short list of my faves:)

Did Biden call Nancy Pelosi Nicky Haley when recently talking about the 1-6-21 assault on the capital?

Did he claim the ability to properly identify a giraffe in a multiple choice of three animals, proved he was a "real stable genius"?

Did his former college professor call him the "dumbest f--king student I ever had"?

Did Biden suggest we could build a wall with transparent concrete?

Did he ever say to the camera he wished his wife were present with him while she was literally standing next to him looking confused?

Did his own sibling say in a recorded interview that he paid someone to take the SAT for him because he was too stupid to get into college on his own?

Did Biden think people needed photo IDs to buy groceries?

Did Biden say Paris was a city in Germany?

Did he misspell basic words in dozens of different tweets only to "correct" them by misspelling them a different way?

Did he suggest injecting disinfectants into our bloodstream to kill COVID?

Did he say he didn't know what a blind trust is, despite having a "degree" in Finance?

Did he bankrupt every business he tried starting on his own, including a Casino?

Was Biden the first President in history to utter the sentence, "Belgium is a beautiful city"?

Did Biden ever say our captured prisoners of war are only heroes because they were captured?

Did he have more than a dozen of his hand picked cabinet members resign because they couldn't work with his incompetence?

Did his own Chief of Staff call him an "idiot"?

Did a Senator from his own party say, "The White House has become an adult day care center”?

Did his own Secretary of State say he was a "fucking moron"?

Did his own economic advisor say he was "dumb as shit...an idiot surrounded by clowns"?

Did his National Security Advisor say he was "a dope...an idiot [with the intelligence of] a kindergartner”?

I saved the above collection of quotes that was originally posted on a Facebook page dedicated to insuring Joe Biden's second term last year. That was before that Republican special prosecutor in his VP document's case harped on the age issue and Joe's forgetfulness of details when the guy interviewed him. I was going to submit the above to the Daily Kos before reading the two following articles updating Trump's mental problems amidst the failure of a media focus on the orange moron at the president's expense while he's trying to run this country as the GOP is fixed on trying to tear it apart.

I just read your lead article titled The media will not report that Trump appears to have middle-stage dementia, cataloging his further mental decline. A couple of days later Facebook suggested I look at a new site dedicated to the politics and humor of Jon Stewart which just 'happened' to have posted the original interview in Salon titled "Like someone pulled the metaphorical plug": Dr. John Gartner on Trump's "accelerating dementia". This whole interview was fixated on the dementia issue without mentioning that Both his Parents had Alzheimer's/dementia, which I Learned when I posted A Comparison to every response.

Trump has obviously been both a low IQ moron and a fascist all his life, his first attorney was Roy Cohen Christ's sake. For here's precisely how he became the Perfect GOP Candidate: A supreme Narcissist who first builds Hotels with his last Name plastered all over the top of each with a Will To Power Fixation that drives him to become a TV Star where the whole game was to have the contestants kiss his ass to see who was His most 'competent' Apprentice, Firing all the Losers before finally picking the Winner, Like Me. Which sets him up to run for President, Wrapping Himself In MAGA Flag to Beat all those Loser Politicians in the Primary and Lock Her Up Hillary in the 2016 Electoral College. Rejoice, rejoice an absolute field day for all the fascists, white supremacists, Christian nationalists, plutocrat billionaires, corporatists, corporate media, evangelical preachers and six Supreme Court Justices all Backing a Moronic and now progressively Demented Fuhrer for the MAGA Masses Who Worship Him Like A God, Further Feeding Its Insatiable Sociopathic Narcissism!!!

Turns out I also hadn't read the whole issue with A.J. Pennyfarthing's 10 stunning moments from Trump's late-night speech to religious broadcasters. You ain't going to be changing any preacher's or MAGA's minds about how unhinged DT is with any raft of articles cause that is the Fascist Dementia Addled Supreme Narcissistic Moron's Lowest Common Denominator Appeal To The Wrap Yourself In MAGA Flag And $60 Bible Masses!

Expand full comment

Keep blabbering - you'll likely get lost in your thoughts and forget to vote!

Expand full comment

I think that when people say Biden looks too old, what they really mean is feeble. Sanders is two years older than Biden, but he is vigorous. Nobody says he is too old. Biden simply has to be replaced. I disagree about Al Gore's suitability. He will be seen as part of the corrupt old Democratic establishment, and lumped with Hillary Clinton.

Expand full comment

So you would have been aghast to see FDR lifted into a wheelchair daily ?

Expand full comment

Sounds like you're more into style than substance.

Expand full comment

No. I am genuinely worried about Biden. He is looking more and more confused. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxuV7nmW7es

Expand full comment

Please stop wasting time talking about age.

Accept the fact the candidates have been selected, almost a certainty, and help get voters registered and willing to cast their votes in November.

Expand full comment

Joe always made gaffes. He always told stories that were more like tall tales. He always stuttered. It takes a lot of energy to control a stutter. Now he is over 80 and looks it. But what we need is someone with the experience to make the judgments needed to fulfill the promise of democracy. We used to value older people for their wisdom. Well, Joe has demonstrated that. He is cognitively fit and demonstrates that he is physically fit enough for the job. He chooses competent people to fulfill his mission. Why can't that be enough?

Expand full comment

Sure you are. You didn’t watch his DDay speech did you? You didn’t watch him greet the veterans and help them sit and walk.

If you had, you’d see a great speech made by a great man.

Expand full comment

Keep humming that tune ....its the one they're singing over at MAGA hdqs.....soon you'll be ready for the choir.

Expand full comment

A Comparison of President Biden's Mental Competency with Donald Trump's

Recently the media focus has been on the 'age issue' and the question of the mental competency of an octogenarian during President Biden's second term. So let's compare his mental competency with Donald Trump's starting with his most recent gaffow followed by a list of what he said and his cabinet members said about him during his first term. (A short list of my faves:)

Did Biden call Nancy Pelosi Nicky Haley when recently talking about the 1-6-21 assault on the capital?

Did he claim the ability to properly identify a giraffe in a multiple choice of three animals, proved he was a "real stable genius"?

Did his former college professor call him the "dumbest f--king student I ever had"?

Did Biden suggest we could build a wall with transparent concrete?

Did he ever say to the camera he wished his wife were present with him while she was literally standing next to him looking confused?

Did his own sibling say in a recorded interview that he paid someone to take the SAT for him because he was too stupid to get into college on his own?

Did Biden think people needed photo IDs to buy groceries?

Did Biden say Paris was a city in Germany?

Did he misspell basic words in dozens of different tweets only to "correct" them by misspelling them a different way?

Did he suggest injecting disinfectants into our bloodstream to kill COVID?

Did he say he didn't know what a blind trust is, despite having a "degree" in Finance?

Did he bankrupt every business he tried starting on his own, including a Casino?

Was Biden the first President in history to utter the sentence, "Belgium is a beautiful city"?

Did Biden ever say our captured prisoners of war are only heroes because they were captured?

Did he have more than a dozen of his hand picked cabinet members resign because they couldn't work with his incompetence?

Did his own Chief of Staff call him an "idiot"?

Did a Senator from his own party say, "The White House has become an adult day care center”?

Did his own Secretary of State say he was a "fucking moron"?

Did his own economic advisor say he was "dumb as shit...an idiot surrounded by clowns"?

Did his National Security Advisor say he was "a dope...an idiot [with the intelligence of] a kindergartner”?

I saved the above collection of quotes that was originally posted on a Facebook page dedicated to insuring Joe Biden's second term last year. That was before that Republican special prosecutor in his VP document's case harped on the age issue and Joe's forgetfulness of details when the guy interviewed him. I was going to submit the above to the Daily Kos before reading the two following articles updating Trump's mental problems amidst the failure of a media focus on the orange moron at the president's expense while he's trying to run this country as the GOP is fixed on trying to tear it apart.

I just read your lead article titled The media will not report that Trump appears to have middle-stage dementia, cataloging his further mental decline. A couple of days later Facebook suggested I look at a new site dedicated to the politics and humor of Jon Stewart which just 'happened' to have posted the original interview in Salon titled "Like someone pulled the metaphorical plug": Dr. John Gartner on Trump's "accelerating dementia". This whole interview was fixated on the dementia issue without mentioning that Both his Parents had Alzheimer's/dementia, which I Learned when I posted A Comparison to every response.

Trump has obviously been both a low IQ moron and a fascist all his life, his first attorney was Roy Cohen Christ's sake. For here's precisely how he became the Perfect GOP Candidate: A supreme Narcissist who first builds Hotels with his last Name plastered all over the top of each with a Will To Power Fixation that drives him to become a TV Star where the whole game was to have the contestants kiss his ass to see who was His most 'competent' Apprentice, Firing all the Losers before finally picking the Winner, Like Me. Which sets him up to run for President, Wrapping Himself In MAGA Flag to Beat all those Loser Politicians in the Primary and Lock Her Up Hillary in the 2016 Electoral College. Rejoice, rejoice an absolute field day for all the fascists, white supremacists, Christian nationalists, plutocrat billionaires, corporatists, corporate media, evangelical preachers and six Supreme Court Justices all Backing a Moronic and now progressively Demented Fuhrer for the MAGA Masses Who Worship Him Like A God, Further Feeding Its Insatiable Sociopathic Narcissism!!!

Turns out I also hadn't read the whole issue with A.J. Pennyfarthing's 10 stunning moments from Trump's late-night speech to religious broadcasters. You ain't going to be changing any preacher's or MAGA's minds about how unhinged DT is with any raft of articles cause that is the Fascist Dementia Addled Supreme Narcissistic Moron's Lowest Common Denominator Appeal To The Wrap Yourself In MAGA Flag And $60 Bible Masses!

Expand full comment

A Comparison of President Biden's Mental Competency with Donald Trump's

Recently the media focus has been on the 'age issue' and the question of the mental competency of an octogenarian during President Biden's second term. So let's compare his mental competency with Donald Trump's starting with his most recent gaffow followed by a list of what he said and his cabinet members said about him during his first term. (A short list of my faves:)

Did Biden call Nancy Pelosi Nicky Haley when recently talking about the 1-6-21 assault on the capital?

Did he claim the ability to properly identify a giraffe in a multiple choice of three animals, proved he was a "real stable genius"?

Did his former college professor call him the "dumbest f--king student I ever had"?

Did Biden suggest we could build a wall with transparent concrete?

Did he ever say to the camera he wished his wife were present with him while she was literally standing next to him looking confused?

Did his own sibling say in a recorded interview that he paid someone to take the SAT for him because he was too stupid to get into college on his own?

Did Biden think people needed photo IDs to buy groceries?

Did Biden say Paris was a city in Germany?

Did he misspell basic words in dozens of different tweets only to "correct" them by misspelling them a different way?

Did he suggest injecting disinfectants into our bloodstream to kill COVID?

Did he say he didn't know what a blind trust is, despite having a "degree" in Finance?

Did he bankrupt every business he tried starting on his own, including a Casino?

Was Biden the first President in history to utter the sentence, "Belgium is a beautiful city"?

Did Biden ever say our captured prisoners of war are only heroes because they were captured?

Did he have more than a dozen of his hand picked cabinet members resign because they couldn't work with his incompetence?

Did his own Chief of Staff call him an "idiot"?

Did a Senator from his own party say, "The White House has become an adult day care center”?

Did his own Secretary of State say he was a "fucking moron"?

Did his own economic advisor say he was "dumb as shit...an idiot surrounded by clowns"?

Did his National Security Advisor say he was "a dope...an idiot [with the intelligence of] a kindergartner”?

I saved the above collection of quotes that was originally posted on a Facebook page dedicated to insuring Joe Biden's second term last year. That was before that Republican special prosecutor in his VP document's case harped on the age issue and Joe's forgetfulness of details when the guy interviewed him. I was going to submit the above to the Daily Kos before reading the two following articles updating Trump's mental problems amidst the failure of a media focus on the orange moron at the president's expense while he's trying to run this country as the GOP is fixed on trying to tear it apart.

I just read your lead article titled The media will not report that Trump appears to have middle-stage dementia, cataloging his further mental decline. A couple of days later Facebook suggested I look at a new site dedicated to the politics and humor of Jon Stewart which just 'happened' to have posted the original interview in Salon titled "Like someone pulled the metaphorical plug": Dr. John Gartner on Trump's "accelerating dementia". This whole interview was fixated on the dementia issue without mentioning that Both his Parents had Alzheimer's/dementia, which I Learned when I posted A Comparison to every response.

Trump has obviously been both a low IQ moron and a fascist all his life, his first attorney was Roy Cohen Christ's sake. For here's precisely how he became the Perfect GOP Candidate: A supreme Narcissist who first builds Hotels with his last Name plastered all over the top of each with a Will To Power Fixation that drives him to become a TV Star where the whole game was to have the contestants kiss his ass to see who was His most 'competent' Apprentice, Firing all the Losers before finally picking the Winner, Like Me. Which sets him up to run for President, Wrapping Himself In MAGA Flag to Beat all those Loser Politicians in the Primary and Lock Her Up Hillary in the 2016 Electoral College. Rejoice, rejoice an absolute field day for all the fascists, white supremacists, Christian nationalists, plutocrat billionaires, corporatists, corporate media, evangelical preachers and six Supreme Court Justices all Backing a Moronic and now progressively Demented Fuhrer for the MAGA Masses Who Worship Him Like A God, Further Feeding Its Insatiable Sociopathic Narcissism!!!

Turns out I also hadn't read the whole issue with A.J. Pennyfarthing's 10 stunning moments from Trump's late-night speech to religious broadcasters. You ain't going to be changing any preacher's or MAGA's minds about how unhinged DT is with any raft of articles cause that is the Fascist Dementia Addled Supreme Narcissistic Moron's Lowest Common Denominator Appeal To The Wrap Yourself In MAGA Flag And $60 Bible Masses!

Expand full comment

Michael, I do agree that in Europe there is a far right lean; however, I will still support President Biden. If they choose at the Democratic National Convention to go with a different candidate, I will support that candidate.

Expand full comment

Agreed, but I still hope they choose someone else. This is getting ridiculous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxuV7nmW7es

Expand full comment

I love Bernie, but he’s not the answer either.

Expand full comment

In re suggested mandatory retirement age.. Bernie is older than Joe or Trump. He's aging amazingly but sadly I don't think he could get elected...he says what he thinks.

Expand full comment

Used to think you were right. Voted for Hillary. Now I watch her throw all her “I do everything for the women and children of the world ” schtick out the window re: Gaza. And Bernie of course retains his compass on the things that count and does it in a way within the system that’s authentic. That’s what people are hungering for, but Dems are too weak (and disconnected at DNC level) and completely lacking in confidence to provide consistent leadership? So there’s a vacuum that’s being filled by Trump?

Expand full comment

Try again. If you really watched his speech and actions, you’d know he gave a speech for the ages.

He made me proud.

Expand full comment

You really believe that? You're sounding a lot like Putin/Trump have you by the long ones.

Expand full comment

Too late. Sanders is also "too old" and creeps like Miss Marjorie Taylor will attack him as an elderly "communist." Biden is ours now, for better or worse.

Expand full comment

Who cares what MTG will say? Only a small portion of the American people regard her positively, & no Democrat could reach those people.

Expand full comment

Lots of people care about what Miss Marjorie Taylor says because they share her personality traits. Or they recognize her personality traits and want to remove them from our government. Personally, I think the way David Hog dealt with her -- 4 years ago --when she pursued him for several blocks with her camera crew trying to provoke him into an angry reaction is the proper response. She has the style of an annoying bar fly. You don't fight with bar fly because that is exactly what they want you to do. Jasmine Crockett and AOC walked right into her trap last week.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/27/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-david-hogg-video/index.html

Expand full comment

Hahahaha! Bernie! He already took the shaft from Hillary - but look on the bright side - he got three houses out of it. Not bad for a Commie that never had an actual job!

Expand full comment

It’s too late. The race horse has left the gate. There is no turning back. Biden is our candidate.

Expand full comment

And why limit it to Bernie or just another Democrat which have proven to be in essence the same as the Republican with a lipstick.

We need to reject this corrupt two-party system if we are to rescue this drowning ship, called America.

Expand full comment

It rhymes, but there is no time. You don't love Joe at all.

Expand full comment
deletedJun 10
Comment deleted
Expand full comment

The unions are very strong in Europe - I’m sure they are mostly left leaning for more benefits and higher pay

Expand full comment
deletedJun 10
Comment deleted
Expand full comment

and that's why Trump hates the EU and supported Brexit.

Expand full comment

Nor is it "lights out" every time your team doesn't win. The utter lack of respect for any of your fellow citizens who dare to think ir vote differently than this sycophantic tribe does

is astounding.

Expand full comment
deletedJun 12
Comment deleted
Expand full comment

Perhaps.

Interesting observations.

And brings up yet another point overlooked, or hidden from those who oppose Trump.

Bluster and offensive talk, but NO New Wars. And unleashed or military to get the ISIS job done and start getting home.

A stark contrast to those before and after him.

Expand full comment

Trump has promised a bloodbath if he loses and retribution if he wins. Trump = violence in America win or lose.

Expand full comment
Jun 10·edited Jun 10

George Conway was the guest on The Daily Show, 6/6. He made a great point in his interview: Mock & Laugh at Trump, if you want to reach the Trump voters who are reachable!! "Don't get mad, Mock him! ... Laugh at him!" Provoke him into more craziness by laughing at him!

MAGA's want to "own" the Liberals/Lib-turds. They resent the "elites", the "nerds" who paid attention in school & went to college, rather than goofing off, "owning" them, making more money, getting loans forgiven, etc. Anger doesn't get them to change their votes

https://www.cc.com/video/8c8b9h/the-daily-show-george-conway-extended-interview

Expand full comment

and don't forget the guy with the worm in his brain.

Expand full comment

A Comparison of President Biden's Mental Competency with Donald Trump's

Recently the media focus has been on the 'age issue' and the question of the mental competency of an octogenarian during President Biden's second term. So let's compare his mental competency with Donald Trump's starting with his most recent gaffow followed by a list of what he said and his cabinet members said about him during his first term. (A short list of my faves:)

Did Biden call Nancy Pelosi Nicky Haley when recently talking about the 1-6-21 assault on the capital?

Did he claim the ability to properly identify a giraffe in a multiple choice of three animals, proved he was a "real stable genius"?

Did his former college professor call him the "dumbest f--king student I ever had"?

Did Biden suggest we could build a wall with transparent concrete?

Did he ever say to the camera he wished his wife were present with him while she was literally standing next to him looking confused?

Did his own sibling say in a recorded interview that he paid someone to take the SAT for him because he was too stupid to get into college on his own?

Did Biden think people needed photo IDs to buy groceries?

Did Biden say Paris was a city in Germany?

Did he misspell basic words in dozens of different tweets only to "correct" them by misspelling them a different way?

Did he suggest injecting disinfectants into our bloodstream to kill COVID?

Did he say he didn't know what a blind trust is, despite having a "degree" in Finance?

Did he bankrupt every business he tried starting on his own, including a Casino?

Was Biden the first President in history to utter the sentence, "Belgium is a beautiful city"?

Did Biden ever say our captured prisoners of war are only heroes because they were captured?

Did he have more than a dozen of his hand picked cabinet members resign because they couldn't work with his incompetence?

Did his own Chief of Staff call him an "idiot"?

Did a Senator from his own party say, "The White House has become an adult day care center”?

Did his own Secretary of State say he was a "fucking moron"?

Did his own economic advisor say he was "dumb as shit...an idiot surrounded by clowns"?

Did his National Security Advisor say he was "a dope...an idiot [with the intelligence of] a kindergartner”?

I saved the above collection of quotes that was originally posted on a Facebook page dedicated to insuring Joe Biden's second term last year. That was before that Republican special prosecutor in his VP document's case harped on the age issue and Joe's forgetfulness of details when the guy interviewed him. I was going to submit the above to the Daily Kos before reading the two following articles updating Trump's mental problems amidst the failure of a media focus on the orange moron at the president's expense while he's trying to run this country as the GOP is fixed on trying to tear it apart.

I just read your lead article titled The media will not report that Trump appears to have middle-stage dementia, cataloging his further mental decline. A couple of days later Facebook suggested I look at a new site dedicated to the politics and humor of Jon Stewart which just 'happened' to have posted the original interview in Salon titled "Like someone pulled the metaphorical plug": Dr. John Gartner on Trump's "accelerating dementia". This whole interview was fixated on the dementia issue without mentioning that Both his Parents had Alzheimer's/dementia, which I Learned when I posted A Comparison to every response.

Trump has obviously been both a low IQ moron and a fascist all his life, his first attorney was Roy Cohen Christ's sake. For here's precisely how he became the Perfect GOP Candidate: A supreme Narcissist who first builds Hotels with his last Name plastered all over the top of each with a Will To Power Fixation that drives him to become a TV Star where the whole game was to have the contestants kiss his ass to see who was His most 'competent' Apprentice, Firing all the Losers before finally picking the Winner, Like Me. Which sets him up to run for President, Wrapping Himself In MAGA Flag to Beat all those Loser Politicians in the Primary and Lock Her Up Hillary in the 2016 Electoral College. Rejoice, rejoice an absolute field day for all the fascists, white supremacists, Christian nationalists, plutocrat billionaires, corporatists, corporate media, evangelical preachers and six Supreme Court Justices all Backing a Moronic and now progressively Demented Fuhrer for the MAGA Masses Who Worship Him Like A God, Further Feeding Its Insatiable Sociopathic Narcissism!!!

Turns out I also hadn't read the whole issue with A.J. Pennyfarthing's 10 stunning moments from Trump's late-night speech to religious broadcasters. You ain't going to be changing any preacher's or MAGA's minds about how unhinged DT is with any raft of articles cause that is the Fascist Dementia Addled Supreme Narcissistic Moron's Lowest Common Denominator Appeal To The Wrap Yourself In MAGA Flag And $60 Bible Masses!

Expand full comment

Which is everybody who hasn't bent a knee and kissed his gross backside!!

Expand full comment

That’s the part I look forward to

Expand full comment

The Democratic nominee must convince voters that s/he has a plan to bring down the cost of living. Give people hope, and they will vote for you.

Expand full comment

Which is everyone who doesn't vote for him or who says anything about him that's not, "Sir, we love you and think you're our god."

Expand full comment

justly so.

Expand full comment

You love animals. Does that mean you love Trump?

Expand full comment

Trump hates animals. An animal lover would not love an animal hater, so I suppose not.

Expand full comment
RemovedJun 10·edited Jun 10
Comment removed
Expand full comment
RemovedJun 10·edited Jun 10
Comment removed
Expand full comment

Reich on "It's Not Too Late to Harden American Democracy..." Highly recommended. Give hope.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/2/?ogbl#inbox/FMfcgzQVwxBpkVgJdXBdSfJmszthLRJH

Expand full comment

This is the result of condoning bad behavior. Trump and his gang of thugs are using every single weakness in our constitution and our institutions to destroy our democracy! The wheels of justice have the speed of a sundial and there is a two tiered justice system and everyone knows it! The Supreme Court’s refusal to make a decision on whether or not Trump had absolute immunity is absurd!

Expand full comment
Jun 10·edited Jun 10

Keith ; and criminal! It's not like they don't know what they are doing!

Expand full comment

And it’s not like we don’t know that they’re doing it, but somehow that doesn’t seem to matter. The partisan hacks on the Court, led by Alito and Thomas, apparently have no integrity and no shame, and Roberts either can’t or doesn’t want to reign them in.

Expand full comment

Jody ; "Absolute power corrupts absolutely!"

Expand full comment