Ron Johnson held hearings devoted to his belief in the
hydroxychloroquine conspiracy theory -- months after Trump himself has abandoned it:…
The idea the Trump was some kind of outlier in the Republican Party has always been delusional. The line between grifter and griftee has been erased; most Republican elites get their news from the same sources Trump does
The same year Shelby County came out, Revered Intellectual Antonin Scalia proudly proclaimed that he generally got his news from wingnut talk radio:…
And really this was just confirming what was obvious if you listened to him rant about "the Cornhusker kickback" and "racial entitlements" at oral arguments, or for that matter just read the United States Reports:…
And while it would be nice to blame Trump winning solely on Hillary Clinton's (real enough) failures as a candidate, Ron Johnson winning re-election should make clear it's more complicated and difficult than that.
Russ Feingold actually ran behind Clinton, against an opponent who is an anti-charismatic rich guy who presumably has a valet on staff with the sole responsibility of ensuring that he doesn’t inadvertently strangle himself to death with his own shoelaces

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20 Nov
I still don't understand why every piece about Murphy feels compelled to qualify the completely unambiguous evidence that she's a hack Trump boot polisher severely damaging the country with colleagues insisting based on nothing that she isn't
"She's not a bona fide Trump person and doesn't like people saying that, she just believes that she owes loyalty to Trump above loyalty to the country" uh OK
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The criticisms of a student jubilee that take the form of "here's a better plan that could be enacted in an alternate universe where Democratic majorities were allowed to govern" are just abjectly useless
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