Archive | Midterms 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Liberals Do Not Understand The Deadly Game Republicans Are Playing

The disgraceful nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court reinforced a notion I have come to understand about America for some time now. Beneath the exterior presented to Americans via the news, America is not a country with two political parties. It is not a country governed by democratic … Continue reading

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The Rehabilitation Of George W. Bush Is Over

Having endured some of the most harrowing downsides from the Great Recession, there’s no reason I should ever give George W. Bush the benefit of the doubt, especially when we fold into the mix the disastrous Iraq War, his torture policy and all the rest of it. But I’ll be the first to admit that […]

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Blistering Report Finds Bernie Sanders’ “Our Revolution” An Internal Mess

After losing the Democratic nomination in 2016, Bernie Sanders started Our Revolution, an organization devoted to grassroots organizing and raising the profiles of progressive candidates. However, today’s POLITICO article by Edward-Isaac Dovere paints a bleak picture of an organization that may …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Women Win Big in House Primaries Last Night

Last night’s primaries in Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, and West Virginia garnered more attention for who lost rather than who won. In Ohio, Dennis Kucinich, the former Congressman and perennial Presidential candidate lost the nomination for governor this fall. Although his old presidential …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Intercept Refuses to Back Down from Likely False Story About Democratic Candidate

The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill’s online news publication, makes no bones about its contempt for the Democratic Party. Stocked with writers critical of the party’s dominant centrist wing, the publication has become a thorn in its side, as its articles emphasize their failures far …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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New Reuters/Ipsos Poll Says Millennials Lean Republican, But That’s Not the Whole Story

Yesterday, Reuters/IPSOS released a new poll that, if you believe the headlines, could mean trouble for Democrats in the 2018 midterms. The poll is accompanied by a look into the primary for New Hampshire’s First District, where millennials appear wishy-washy as to which candidate to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Democratic Party Is Doing Just Fine

In the year since Donald Trump’s election, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau has become an important voice for the Resistance. With his White House colleagues Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, he started Crooked Media, which produces the popular podcast Pod Save America. Over the past …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Scott Walker Freaks Out On Twitter As Wisconsin Democrats Crush Republicans in Blue Wave

Last night Wisconsin held local elections. In a normal year, this wouldn’t be such a big deal, but given that nothing is normal under Donald Trump, the results in this state portend the oft-mentioned Blue Wave that will sweep Democrats to victory this fall. For the past eight years, Wisconsin has …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Democrats May Ride the Blue Wave to Defeat Ted Cruz

There are few politicians more widely disliked than Ted Cruz, the junior Republican Senator from Texas. Former House Speaker John Boehner said he’s “never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.” Senator Lindsey Graham joked that “if you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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The American Women’s Party Wants You to Step Up and Vote

The American Women’s Party seeks to empower the millions of unregistered voters in this country by registering them and schooling them in how to combat voter suppression. Founded last fall by organizers Maya Contreras and Mia Brett, the group launched its second major initiative today, Step Up …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Maine Republican Who Called Parkland Survivor a “Skinhead Lesbian” Gets a Democratic Challenger

The Trump Administration has been horrible for democracy but great for democratic activism, as resisters nationwide have worked their collective asses off to elect Democrats everywhere. The victories of Doug Jones in Alabama and Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania were triumphs for grassroots campaigning, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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House Republicans Sabotage Agency Charged With Digital Election Security

Among the nonstop madness that is the Trump administration, it’s so easy to miss the little ways the Republican Party is hard at work helping our would-be dictator by undermining American democracy. The latest attack on the integrity of our system comes via Paul Ryan and the House Republicans: …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mitt Romney: A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

Since the rise of Trump, it’s been tempting to revise our collective memory of the 2012 election and make Mitt Romney seem like a good guy. After all, he smiles a lot, he seems like a loving grandfather, and he did invent Obamacare. I’ve gone easy on him too: on my second day of grad […]

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In Case You Missed It, CIA Director Confirms Russia Is Planning To Attack Our Midterm Elections

With all the news this week over the Nunes Memo and the resignation of Andrew McCabe, it’s easy to forget that the Trump Administration isn’t America’s only enemy. The Russians, who aided and abetted him in stealing our election, have not been duly punished, and show no signs of slowing down in …Continue reading Continue […]

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The Daily Banter in 2018: Now We Fight to Win

2017 was not a lot of fun for most sentient beings on planet Earth. As war raged in Syria, the EU began its break up with Britain and America got to grips with the lunatic reality tv star a minority of the population voted in as president (with the help of Vladimir Putin), those who […]

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Mitch McConnell Fears a Massive Trump Midterm Wipeout: Report

Politico reports that while Trump’s advisers are telling him everything is going just great as Rome burns, Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan not only smell the smoke, but they can see the flames already creeping up the side of the building: Among GOP leaders, however, there is …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The GOP Tax Bill is an Abomination. Now Get Mad.

I woke up this morning with a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, because I knew that as soon as I turned on my phone, I’d get a notification of the Republican’s “accomplishment” on my phone. Late last night, the Republican Party displayed their true colors by passing their tax bill that, …Continue reading […]

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A Guide to Progressive Grassroots Organizations

This last year has been hard for anyone with a working brain, given how every day under our Russian stooge of a President and the hypocrites in his party produces some new nightmare. But hope is not lost, as several organizations have risen to prominence to help us take back power, not just in 2018 […]

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The Real Winner in Virginia Last Night – Paper Ballots

Last night’s elections in Virginia were a stunning victory for the Democrats. As I reported on Monday, voters in the commonwealth didn’t care about Donna Brazile and DNC fundraising squabbles: they were too busy organizing to usher into power their new governor, Ralph Northam, their new Lt. …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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