Senator Tammy Duckworth, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, says she won't clap for "Cadet Bone Spurs"

Senator for Illinois Tammy Duckworth didn't take kindly to Trump's claim that anyone who doesn't clap for him like a trained chimp is guilty of treason, a crime punishable by death. She tweeted, "We don't live in a dictatorship or a monarchy. I swore an oath — in the military and in the Senate — to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, not to mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs and clap when he demands I clap."

Bone spur image by James Heilman, MD - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

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Trump gets booed at Davos for calling the press nasty, vicious, mean, and fake

Trump went to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and told the audience that the press is "nasty," "vicious," "mean," and "fake." His comment was received with a chorus of boos, which Sarah Huckabee Sanders will later describe as "enthusiastic applause."

Catch his speech here:

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Ex-GOP chair tells Trump-supporting evangelicals to"‘shut the hell up!"

Evangelicals love a president who cheats on all of his wives, brags about assaulting women by grabbing their pussies, and pays hush money to a porn star to keep her from talking to the press about his sex affair with her. Tony Perkins of the right-wing Family Research Council, said Trump gets "a do-over" because evangelicals "were tired of being kicked around by Barack Obama and his leftists." But Michael Steele, the former Republican National Committee chair, has one thing to say to evangelicals about their unwavering support for the unfaithful Trump: “I have very simple admonition: just shut the hell up and don’t preach to me about anything ever again,” he said on MSNBC.

“After telling me who to love, what to believe, what to do and what not to do and now you sit back and the prostitutes don’t matter, the grabbing the you-know-what doesn’t matter, the outright behavior and lies don’t matter, just shut up!” Steele blasted.

“They have no voice of authority anymore for me,” Steele concluded.

But in his heart, Steele knows the truth: Trump's sanctimonious base has made it clear that they will support Trump no matter what he says or does, and they'll never stop scolding everyone (but Trump) about family values, either. Read the rest

White women are leaving the GOP

The Republican party is rapidly becoming the party of white men. Minorities want nothing to do with the GOP and a new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that white women are now ditching the party of pussy grabber apologists.

From Reason:

According to exit polls, some 53 percent of white women who voted in the 2016 presidential election chose Trump, giving him a nine-point lead over Clinton with this cohort. White women were also more likely to choose Republican candidates in the 2014 midterm elections, by 14 points.

This latest survey marks a change. White female voters now poll more like women (and men) of color than like white men.

Among registered voters, the poll showed white women preferring Democrats by a 12-point lead. Some 50 percent said they would vote Democrat in the 2018 midterms, with only 38 percent preferring GOP candidates.

Non-white female voters preferred Democrats by a 53-point margin.

Overall, 64 percent of all women polled preferred Democrats (up from 55 percent in fall 2017), with 29 percent preferring Republicans. The score was 57–31 in Democrats' favor when we consider only women who are registered voters. And two-thirds of this group said they "strongly disapprove" of Trump's presidential performance so far.

This is why Ann Coulter has long espoused the opinion that women shouldn't be allowed to vote. Read the rest

Colbert reads porn star Stormy Daniels sex affair with Trump

In 2011, before she signed her non-disclosure agreement with Trump, porn actress Stormy Daniels gave a detailed account of her 2006 sex affair with Trump to InTouch magazine. During last night's airing of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert read some of the choice bits. When she arrived, he was wearing sweatpants, and they ended up eating in his hotel room." "He told me...I was someone to be reckoned with, beautiful and smart just like his daughter." "...he showed off a magazine cover featuring himself." "When I came out, he was sitting on the bed and he was like, 'Come here.' And I was like, 'Ugh, here we go.'" "...he let down his guard and became sheepish. It was almost like he was so taken with me that I could move him around like a puppet." "I actually don't even know why I did it." "...but I do remember while we were having sex, I was like, 'Please, don't try to pay me.'" She described the sex as 'textbook generic.' Read the rest

Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue caught lying about Trump's “shithole countries” remark

GOP senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue, who were in the room when Trump disparaged African countries, told everyone who would listen that Trump didn't say "shithole." Cotton also made a point to shame Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) for claiming that Trump said the word.

Now we learn that Cotton and Perdue were using the slimiest of loopholes. They heard Trump say "shithouse," which allowed them to call everyone else in the room a liar for saying Trump said "shithouse."

From The Washington Post:

Three White House officials said Perdue and Cotton told the White House that they heard “shithouse” rather than “shithole,” allowing them to deny the president’s comments on television over the weekend. The two men initially said publicly that they could not recall what the president said.

Not only did these two repeatedly lie, but Cotton also impugned the integrity of Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), who told the truth. Asked whether the accusation that Trump spoke the offending words or the sentiment was phony, Cotton lied, “Yes.” He went on to say, “Senator Durbin has misrepresented what happened in White House meetings before, and he was corrected by Obama administration officials by it.”

Honorable men would resign after such a remarkable revelation of their crummy character; neither Cotton nor Perdue will. We still await the appearance of a single staffer of either who would quit in protest.

The conservative pundits are probably already writing about how "shithouse" is so, so different than "shithole," and how dare Democrats put words in the president's mouth. Read the rest

A brief history of how the rich world brutalized and looted Haiti, a country the US owes its very existence to

When Donald Trump calls Haiti a "shithole country," he's dismissing one of the hardest-done-by countries in the history of the world -- and moreover, a land whose sacrifices made the US itself possible. Read the rest