It's easy to forget that the reason the GOP acts the way it does is that it's in the process of dying a slow and painful death.
Its dying corpse is being artificially propped up by structural anachronisms and last ditch attempts to limit the popular will.
They occupy the White House despite getting 3 million fewer votes and control the senate despite getting 15 million fewer votes -- both of which has allowed them to take the supreme court. And they're routinely awarded 4-5% more House seats than their overall vote share.
There are lots of reasons for this including an 18th century political system that punishes the fact that the Democratic Party's minority base is mostly urban as well as racist voter suppression like the recent purges in Georgia and Indiana.
Here's a thread on a HUGE implication for the Mueller-Rosenstein investigation that's gone under the radar.
This week, the Senate will take up Brian Benczkowski’s suspicious nomination to head the criminal division at the Department of Justice.
Benczkowski is not qualified. He’s never served as a prosecutor or tried a case — something the position has required all but once since 1990 given its oversight and management of the litigation strategy for hundreds of federal prosecutors.
In fact, Benczkowski's only qualification seems to be that he’s suspiciously refusing to recuse himself from the Mueller-Rosenstein investigation despite his deep conflicts.
The Trump team was told in early 2016 that Russia stole emails from the Dems.
Rather than tell the FBI, they scheduled a meeting in Trump Tower with Kremlin operatives for promised dirt on Dems.
After the emails were released, they campaigned on it
Now we know that the 3rd parties who released the emails stolen by Russia were in direct communication with a Trump associate.
And we know Trump's Deputy Campaign Chairman was communicating with an official linked to the Russian spy agency that hacked the DNC.
We also know that the Russians magically knew which precincts in which battleground states to target with their multi-million dollar ad campaign that had nearly identical messaging with the Trump campaign.
Here are some facts about the 300,000 immigrants with TPS from Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras that prompted Trump's "shithole" comments and who the president deems less worthy than immigrants from white countries like Norway.
The immigrant TPS holders from "shithole" countries like Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador are here legally, pay taxes and contribute to our communities and economy — many of whom are construction supervisors and home health care professionals who aren’t easily replaced.
Currently, many immigrant TPS holders from "shithole" countries are working in the construction industry helping the recovery efforts in Florida and Houston following the hurricanes.