So the Trump camp's argument now is that they'll get the upper hand by calling Muriel Bowser and Nancy Pelosi? What?
First of all, to call any particular witness, I believe they'd need to get 51 votes -- which would mean peeling away a Democrat.
Possible, I guess, but ... then what?
If the point is to show that Bowser or Pelosi didn't do enough to prep for the riot ahead of time -- that's some bizarre blame-shifting, like faulting a homeowner for not having deadbolts after they suffered a home invasion.
But as @pashulman notes, when we point out that historians have endlessly written about Democrats’ past ties to slavery and segregation, we’re effectively underscoring his point that Democrats were/are the Real Racists.
Here's the podcast, and you should listen, if only to see D'Souza claim that he's not going to engage in credentialism before mocking me for attending a state school for my undergrad and a lesser Ivy for my PhD (around 49:00)
In case you missed it, my creepy stalker @DineshDSouza is back, repeating his bizarre claim that "progressive historians" never write about how the Democratic Party was the party of slavery, segregation and white supremacy.
I mean, check out these dire threats to America ... slavery, fascism, communism and (squints) progressivism and identity politics?
The idea that affirmative action was somehow a repudiation of King's vision -- WHEN MLK EXPLICITLY ENDORSED AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND CHARACTERIZED AS AN EXTENSION OF THE MOVEMENT -- is just insanely stupid.
And to release this ahistorical garbage on MLK Day? Goddamn.
It wasn’t an automatic shift. Indeed, as I detailed in my chapter in this volume, Jimmy Carter went to great lengths — even testifying before Congress in one inquiry — to show he was not above the law.
That said, Trumpworld has spent the past four years insisting that a 306-232 margin -- actually 304-227 after the EC voted for real -- definitely WAS a landslide, so it's pretty funny that they're on the other end of this.
If we get another $1000 in donations to @fairfightaction -- receipts in any amount, but made from today -- I will post a never-before-seen picture of Sarge as a newborn puppy that is so cute it will break the entire internet.
Seriously, this photo is so cute that I'm worried @MollyJongFast will show up at my house to dognap him.
But I'll risk that for this cause. I'm very brave.
My God, you people are amazing. We hit $2000 in a matter of minutes, with big boosts from @reallyhillary and @nerdpyle.
All right, be sure to sit down. I'll post it after this.
Oh, Ratcliffe is leading off. Well, that inspires confidence.
The guy who was originally turned down for DNI because he lied about his resume is here to warn about disinformation.
Ratcliffe says that Iran is trying to meddle to hurt Trump, but then mentions the emails threatening voters — ones saying they’ll release info on them if they don’t vote for Trump — but doesn’t mention Trump there. Well done.