The Washington Post: The sad truth about Russian election interference by Robby Mooks

I cannot imagine being Robby Mooks the day after the 2016 election. As Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager and also the youngest campaign manager ever for a national presidential campaign he must have felt incredibly bad. We all felt bad but he has a job of getting her elected.

So this opinion piece is kind of a catharsis for him. He has seen what the special counsel and other prosecutors have put on the table regarding the 2016 election. The Republicans cheated and not only did they cheat but they cheated with Russians. Look I’m used to Republicans cheating, they do so with voter suppression, libertini time for early voting, not allowing elections to be held on a day off for people who work to be able to go and vote without having stress of their jobs, and a host of other things which I’m not going to list. It’s been my experience that Republicans cheat in order to win. Sure Democrats do so as well but not in the grand scale that the Republicans the so-called grand old party uses.

What’s most upsetting to me about the current Republican stand on these election interference is by Russia is that they don’t have a stand. They don’t seem to care. When the shoe will be on the other foot and a country tries to get a democratic candidate into office watch how quickly Republicans will start wanting reforms which will stop this kind of shenanigans. But until then it suits them. They don’t care about our country they care about getting someone else into the Supreme Court so that they can mold the country into their vision of a conservative Utopia.

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addresses the crowd on July 28, 2016, the last day of the Democratic National Convention, in Philadelphia. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Robby Mook, a CNN political commentator, was Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager

Mia Love gives Trump no love as she concedes a narrow loss in Utah – The Washington Post

In his post-mortem of the 2018 midterm elections, Trump made some weird remarks about Republicans who lost. his weirdest was that Mia Love had shown them no love and therefore she had lost. He did basically the same thing with others but his play on words had the media going.

The GOP lost 40 seats in the house because of trump. By the way I don’t capitalize his name. And I certainly won’t call him president. If the Senate was up a professional body they would have lost big time there as well. This is my one big p with the American system, North Dakota with 440,000 people has the same two senators as California with 42 million people I don’t understand how that is fair. Taxation without representation or at least with full representation.

It’s going to be a rocky month and as he gets more and more unhinged we should be frightened. My Lord, he just asked that we have state-run television just like in North Korea. He said that the lady who does the news was full of pep. What he forgot to say was in North Korea if she wasn’t full of pep she would be dead. Perhaps that’s what he wants for our country, God forbid.

Did I fail to mention that this is Utah!

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Rep. Mia Love answers a question as she and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams participate in a debate last month. (Scott G Winterton/AP)

Conservative nonprofit with obscure roots and undisclosed funders paid Matthew Whitaker $1.2 million – The Washington Post

Is it surprising to anyone that the scam artist president has brought on board has his acting attorney general another scam artist ? Not to me. we have seen in the last 24 hours how this President thinks the law is not something that was written for him to abide by. whether it’s how he handled the tragedy of the Murder by the Saudi Arabian crown Prince of an American based journalist or how his daughter seems to think that emails can be sent willy-nilly or how he promised the state of California 500 million dollars when he was visiting on Saturday but has no intention of ever giving that money over.

Can we forget about Trump University? Or how about the Trump foundation? It’s funny how he doesn’t talk about the Clinton foundation anymore now that we know how bad his foundation has been.

An acting attorney general that is a criminal, usual concept. Can you imagine if President Obama had even ventured anywhere close to this level of corruption ? The Republicans would have gone Haywire.

My only hope for this President is that he can find the time transport scam that his acting attorney general was all over and sent himself back into the past and never run for President.

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Acting attorney general Matthew G. Whitaker worked for a charity called the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust for three years, starting in 2014. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)

Trump’s late-election rallies weren’t the boon the White House insists they were – The Washington Post

The angry mob of white older people coming to Trump rallies are not sustainable. Regardless of how the election went last week white older people as your base a party is not sustainable. The Democrats have the youth behind them and that’s a headwind for the Republicans. you know they have been saying that the youth both would not be that great and yet they voted. they understand the issues and are well informed and want to make sure that this country is a good place for all and not just for the rich.

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President Trump speaks at a Make America Great Again rally in Cleveland on Nov. 5. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

A banner year for LGBT candidates got even stronger with Kyrsten Sinema’s Senate win – The Washington Post

There are a lot of great organizations out there but there’s one that stands out to me in the LGBT political community. It’s the victory fund. The victory fund rooms people for public office. It’s not just a matter of wanting to run its knowing how to run for public office that’s a key to getting elected. I have a funny story about the victory fund. When I was living in Miami I was the chair of a fundraiser for the victory funds. They’re director of the elephant who was their first was a young guy and he put out 1000 posters on South Beach saying that named Alien Berrebi instead of Alain Berrebi. My friends left about that for months afterwards. But it was a great fundraiser and I hoped that I helped in a little way back then.

It’s wonderful to see the progress that the lgbtq community has had and I look forward to even more representation.

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat. (Rick Scuteri/AP)

‘Full Trumpism’: The president’s apocalyptic attacks reach a new level of falsity [LIES] – The Washington Post

Poor Pinocchio, he’s getting a bad rap. He lied a couple of times but it’s so unfair that his name be dragged through the mud with the Tangerine nightmare’s.

I remember In a place far far away and a Time long ago when a President would speak and it was mostly the truth. Oh wait that was two years ago and here. It’s difficult to watch an institution that I have looked up to for all of my life being destroyed by this man for his own purposes.

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Hands appear larger than they are and it seems that his face is getting more and more orange. Photo credit screenshot from Washington Post

Sotomayor on the Supreme Court: ‘We have to rise above partisanship’ – The Washington Post

In a week, this is all going to be water under the bridge, but we need to make this count. We need to go out and vote our hearts out and make sure there is truly a Blue Wave. I heard all about how Hillary Clinton was going to win the presidential race and yet she did not. We live in a country gerrymandered to death by the Republicans. We live in a country where voter suppression is part and parcel of the Republican Playbook. We live in a country that is under attack by Russia and its electoral process. We need to be diligent and we need to vote. Donate all the money you can to the Democratic Senate campaign fund, donate all the money you can toucan Chanel candidates across the country and make sure that you vote.

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The American Bar Association had concerns about Kavanaugh 12 years ago. Republicans dismissed those, too. – The Washington Post

Being blinded by ambition and the need to please one’s case is not exclusively a republican problem. I have watched the Democrats fall into the same exact trap. Right now it seems that the grand old party is in quicksand. One by one their nominations turn out to be flawed in so many respects that you wonder who did the vetting. Well the vetting was done by a White House that’s incompetent and 12 years ago we had the same issues. I know everybody looks back to W with nostalgia. I wonder how much Nostalgia those who lost loved ones in unnecessary wars have for his presidency. So yes, the Republicans have had a terrible run the last 16 years and I hope that they will find their way and understand that they need to be a party that opens its doors to everyone. The Democrats in the 60s were the Republicans of today and the Democrats found a way to fix themselves. I hope the Republicans will do the same for the sake of our country.

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh not being all that judicious during his second confirmation Hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27th 2018. Photo credit Washington Post

UN leaders laugh at Trump – The Washington Post

I’m a little bit disheartened right now, the leading Twitter hashtag is #AmericaLast. I thought the Tangerine nightmare was going to make America great again, instead he’s made us the laughing stock of the world.

If President Obama had had this kind of reception at the UN Republicans would be calling for his head. But in this world wind of Scandal that is the Trump presidency this has not even made a ripple in the pond.

I’ve used this analogy before but if you watch Nickelodeon award shows when famous people get slimed at first there’s a look of shock on their face and eventually there’s resignation. The American people are in the resignation stage of this presidency. And that’s not a good place to be.

Who do you think is laughing the hardest right now? I am sure it’s Putin and his oligarchs who believe that they have one and have put us down in the view of the rest of the world. It’s time that the American people take charge and make sure that we have controls over this president and his terrible terrible positions Visa V the world.

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‘Winter is coming’: Allies fear Trump isn’t prepared for gathering legal storm – The Washington Post

For those of us who watch the Game of Thrones we know what winter is coming means. Although in the White House case it’s not going to be white walkers but it’s going to be Democrats crawling all over this white house and finding out all of those crimes that have been committed during his presidency. Look I’m the first to admit I thought that Trump did not have a chance against Hillary Clinton, and yet here we are. So this blue wave that is supposed to go across the country electing Democrats to the house and set it seems wonderful but until November 7th I won’t be pleased. We need to volunteer, donate to candidates and most importantly make sure we and all our friends go out and vote on November 6th.

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With White House Counsel Donald McGahn’s impending departure, President Trump’s large and ever-changing legal team is thrown into turmoil once again. (Video: Jenny Starrs/Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)