What was your first reaction when you heard this story?

“Biden administration to buy 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to donate to the world.”

Did you think:

*This is what makes America both good and great…


*Why should we care about the rest of world, because America First?

*How much does this cost? Because I’m really worried about all this spending and deficits.


*BigPharma is evil and greedy. We should seize the means of the production.

Did you think:

*Hundreds of millions of foreigners will be able to “put a key on their forehead. It sticks. They can put spoons and forks all over them and they can stick.”

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2 May
Although the GOP continues to hail him as a champion of the right, Trump is and has always been a man of no fixed principles who succeeded in draining the GOP of much of its political policy priorities.

msnbc.com/opinion/tea-pa… via @msnbc
No one really ever knew where he would come down on any particular issue: Socialism for farmers? Check. Unilateral tax increases for consumer goods? Check. Massive increases in the deficit? No problem.
Trump presided over the ballooning of the national debt from $19.9 trillion to around $28 trillion — a staggering increase of over 35 percent
Read 4 tweets
31 Mar
GOP targeting vaccine passports?

Wait til they hear about driver’s licenses, photo IDs to vote, Social Security cards, TSA screening, birth certificates, proofs of residence, real passports, and the certificates of vaccination we ALREADY require.

On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared: “It’s completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply be able to participate in normal society.”
(Hat tip @K8brannen) Here's a list of all the required vaccinations children in Florida must have to attend school: floridahealth.gov/programs-and-s…
Read 5 tweets
26 Mar
Some of us are old enough to remember when Claremont was a respected, even prestigious, conservative intellectual redoubt. But in recent years it has lurched from the mainstream to MAGA — and now appears to be staggering toward something even darker. morningshots.thebulwark.com/p/springtime-f…
This is the new Claremont:
Read 4 tweets
27 Jan
Because we have seen this sort of pusillanimity so often, it’s easy to miss how the GOP’s post-presidency capitulation is different than ones that came before.

This time, there is no excuse. (Thread)

Trump is no longer president: there are no judges; no tax cuts to be signed; no regulations to be slashed. Mexico is never going to pay for the f*cking wall.

There aren’t even tweets.
For the last four years, we were assured that coddling Trump was the necessary price to advance a “conservative” agenda.

Charlottesville was awful. Kids in cages appalling. His ignorance and feckless botch of the pandemic alarming.
Read 7 tweets
20 Jan
Walt Whitman immortalized Abraham Lincoln with “O Captain, My Captain.” FDR will forever be associated with “Happy Days Are Here Again.” At crucial moments in our national history, both Lincoln and Roosevelt cited Wordsworth:
John Tyler (another genuinely deplorable president), is remembered for “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” (although Tippecanoe died 31 days into his term).

At JFK’s inauguration, Robert Frost read:

"Something we were withholding made us weak/
Until we found out that it was ourselves"
Read 5 tweets
6 Jan
Let’s take a moment to ponder this final shit sandwich that Trump is offering congressional Republicans.

Of all the moronic takes in a sea of insanity and stupidity, the president has settled on the most absurd. No, Mike cannot “send it back.”

Let’s rewind the tape: Trump has tried everything he can think of to steal the election: he lied about the process, spread baseless conspiracy theories, and bullied election officials.

He tried to get the Department of Justice to find evidence of massive fraud; it wasn’t there.
He tried to get the courts to overturn the results; and failed. He failed in state courts, federal courts, federal appeals courts, and in the U.S. Supreme Court.

He tried to get state legislatures to nullify the popular vote; and failed.
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