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Elliott Lusztig: Republicans Are Delusional That Trump Isn’t “Fatal” To Their Party

If you don’t follow Elliott Lusztig (a pseudonym) on Twitter, you really should. He’s insightful and his tweets are good for clarifying the ongoing tragedy that is American politics. One of Wednesday’s threads is a helpful look at why Republicans are ignoring the threat Trump represents to their …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump Keeps Whining About Obstructionism But The Republican Party Invented It

There was a time when the Republican Party fancied itself the party of personal responsibility. Of course it was aimed directly at welfare recipients — the “takers” — and was never intended to trigger blowback. The party’s use of racist “Southern Strategy” dog whistles has grown in recent years, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Women Hate Republicans

The Banter Long Read: Republicans have a demographic problem. No, not the one about blacks and Latinos and, no, not the one about Baby Boomers dying off. This is a new one and potentially even more lethal to the long term prospects of the GOP… To continue reading this article, please go …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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A Short, Sad History Of Soon To Be Irrelevant Paul Ryan

Yes, folks, you read that headline correctly. In a story broken by Axios this morning, Paul Ryan, the 54th Speaker of the House of Representatives, will retire from Congress at the end of this current session, becoming the first sitting Speaker to forgo re-election in an election year since …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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By Warning Of A Democratic “Coup” Against Trump, Republicans Recklessly Incite Political Violence

At this point, it’s clear that Republicans are in a lot of trouble come November. Trump’s erratic behavior and incompetence has depressed enthusiasm among GOP voters while his corruption and all around vileness has enraged and energized Democratic voters. It’s so bad that gerrymandered Republican …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s Obnoxiousness And Corruption Is Why Rick Saccone Will Probably Lose On Tuesday

If you haven’t watched Donald Trump’s weekend rally in support of Rep. Rick Saccone, don’t bother. Just turn on Fox News and watch it at double-speed for a few minutes and you’ll get the idea.  Trump’s rallies have always sounded like Cap’n Spazzy McMethmouth doing his best impression of a …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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The NRA Is Making A Huge Tactical Blunder. Good.

The NRA released another ominous ad over the weekend featuring Dana Loesch promising the enemies of her gun lobby paymasters that their time was “running out”. Naturally, she was immediately raked over the coals for trying to sound like a mafia hitman. Still, this is far from the first time Loesch …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Republican Jihad Against Children Didn’t Start With Trump or Parkland

The Banter Long Read: Trump-Republicans have much to answer for. On top of electing this incompetent, misinformed Russian agent, Donald Trump, to the presidency, saddling us all with the responsibility of containing then cleaning up the decades worth of mess he’s making, loyalists to the president …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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Steve Bannon’s “Treasonous and Unpatriotic” Quote May Have Just Royally F*cked The GOP

The entire political universe is (justifiably) hyperventilating over former White House Chief Strategist and current white nationalist Steve Bannon throwing Donald Trump under the bus: Steve Bannon said the meeting Donald Trump Jr. took with a Russian government lawyer in June 2016 was “treasonous” …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Republicans Will Not Abandon Trump After They Get Their Tax Cut

The Banter Long Read: Trump is an albatross wearing a pair of cement shoes tied to an anchor strapped to the deck of the Titanic and logic dictates Republicans should be heading for the lifeboats with all due haste once they get their tax cut. There’s just one tiny little problem:… To …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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McCain May Sink Obamacare and Screw America After All

For those of you on tenterhooks concerning the disastrous new GOP tax bill, your worrying is about to get worse: John McCain, the deciding vote in killing the last two GOP attempts to destroy Obamacare, just announced he will support this bill today, saying: “I believe this legislation, though far …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Brand GOP: Nazis, Pedophiles, Traitors and Molesters

The Banter Long Read: There’s a virus rapidly overtaking the Republican Party. It’s called Trumpism, and it’s killing the party. Don’t get me wrong, I’m perfectly satisfied to see the current Trump-dominated GOP commit slow motion suicide, (hopefully) to be replaced by a party run by Normals from …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Bannon is Going Back to Breitbart to Declare War on the Republican Party

Now that Bannon has “voluntarily” left the White House, Axios reports that he will be the attack dog of the billionaire Mercer family and he’s ready to take on the “globalists” (read as: “Jews”) that are running the world.In other words, despite ridiculing the KKK and Nazis, Bannon is going to be …Continue reading Continue […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Putin’s Favorite Congressman, Julian Assange, and a Conspiracy of Fools

The Banter Long Read: A few months ago, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was caught on tape joking, “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump.” Although McCarthy apologized for the remarks later on, he wasn’t entirely wrong…. (Word Count: 1592)To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Republicans are Starting to be Labeled “Nazi Lovers”

Republicans, already reeling from Trump’s disastrous presidency, now have a whole new problem to deal with: Avoiding being labeled Nazi sympathizers:New Hampshire Republican Party staffers arrived at work Thursday morning to find their Concord headquarters vandalized.A rock had been thrown through …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Republican Steve King’s Astonishing Cruelty isn’t the Exception, it’s the Norm

Rep. Steve King’s astonishing cruelty apparently knows no bounds. The notoriously heartless Iowa congressman told the Examiner that he would find extra money for Trump’s ludicrous border wall by denying vulnerable women health care and starving poor children to death. And no, that is not an …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Even Kansas Republicans Have Had Enough of Gov. Brownback’s Trickle-Down Economics

Supply side, or “trickle down” economics has been one of the central policies of the Republican party ever since Ronald Reagan came down from the mountain with the Laffer Curve carved into stone tablets. But supply side theory has probably never been more purely or completely implemented in any …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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What Happens When Trump Makes Voting Illegal?

Now that Trump has openly obstructed justice and Republicans winked and looked the other way, there’s really no going back. There can be no last minute “Come to Jesus” moment where the entire Republican Party will realize what an awful mistake they’ve made. While Republican voters will always find …Continue reading Continue Reading at http://thedailybanter.com

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