Who to watch in the next few years?
March 20, 2021 at 12:42 am #36874
This is just a starter list, of course. Jump to story in youtube video:March 28, 2021 at 5:38 pm #36930
All the GOP state legislators and governors trying to bring back Jim Crow.
Speaking of governors, Ron Desantis is threatening to be the next Donald Trump.March 28, 2021 at 8:04 pm #36931
Reg the Fronkey FarmerModerator
At the recent CPAC in Florida (Desantis territory) it was obvious that the GOP is still the party of Trump. I mean they rolled out a “golden calf” in his image for the event! Not sure what Cruz will make of that when he come back down from the mountain top. Maybe he will smash it and try to rebrand himself as the savior of Republicanism while wearing a MAGA hat under his own, with just enough red showing to give a “nod and a wink” to the more extreme elements (if they are not mainstream by then). I think they would trust Cruz. Once Desantis and Cruz go a few rounds Haley will pop up to calm things down and reassure the “moderates” that she is a safe pair of hands. Then Kristi Noem will nominate Haley as her running mate. Donnie might like that.May 1, 2021 at 6:09 am #37490
From The Atlantic, IDEAS: Tucker Carlson, Unmasked
Although Carlson makes a lot of ridiculous claims in a short period in this clip, it is his comments about children that are most disturbing. After complaining that mask mandates imposed by the state are equivalent to living in North Korea, Carlson executes two athletic rhetorical maneuvers. First, he goes from describing mask wearing as excessive to describing it as abusive, and second, he elides the difference between a government mandate and a personal choice.
“As for forcing children to wear masks outside, that should be illegal,” Carlson sputters. “Your response when you see children wearing masks as they play should be no different from seeing someone beating a kid at Walmart: Call the police immediately; contact child protective services. Keep calling until someone arrives. What you’re looking at is abuse. It’s child abuse, and you’re morally obligated to attempt to prevent it.”June 8, 2021 at 8:45 pm #37963
I’ll try not to settle too much on Tucker Carlson as a barometer of who to watch until the mid-term and 2023 elections, but hey, imo, he represents to a significant degree the most dangerous Americans. In this case, fallout and tribalism wrt humanity’s covid saga, including whacko conspiracism will last a long time.
BTW, I don’t normally watch Fox or MSNBC, and I’m not familiar yet with deadline.com’s content. It’s just that these outlets in themselves, or at least Fox and MSNBC, are highly significant wrt American “discourse”. Deadline‘s bias rating isn’t even listed in the full, 800+ news media orgs list at AllSides.com/July 5, 2022 at 1:31 am #43553
Hmm, what’s Gov Newsom up to?October 22, 2022 at 3:31 am #45066
It feels like I’ve mentioned Steve Bannon a dozen times or more.
I just remembered a Johnny Harris NYT video that went into this “take over the precincts” strategy. My link skips right to the meat of the issue, about nine minutes into the twenty-five minute video:
June 15, 2023 at 4:14 am #48679
- This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by PopeBeanie. Reason: Added link to "precinct strategy" explanation
I’m almost at a loss after watching this. I’m thinking our only hope may be to pick a Democrat in the primaries other than Biden. Any suggestions? What a fucked up, two-party duopoly we’re stuck with.
11 minute video.July 20, 2023 at 7:28 am #49329
Is this paranoia? Is this the left’s fault, for pushing the GOP to entertain authoritarianist-like power grabs? To bring out their inner monsters? Is it just fake news from PBS?August 25, 2023 at 2:13 am #49890
Aug 24 2023 mug shot, Georgia. This pic is precious. His hair as perfect as it can be, and his facial expression is iconic, for a wannabee autocrat.August 25, 2023 at 2:28 am #49891
I didn’t watch the debate, because I don’t care. Still, for what it’s worth, here’s the current field, sans the Trump, for posterity.August 25, 2023 at 2:37 am #49893
Yeah, Trump has to work on his “I’m innocent” look. I’m sure this look appeals to those thirsting for blood in the streets, however.
As for the debate, the ones who made the best showing were Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Chris Christie. Note that two of those three are Indian-Americans.
Ron DiSantis’s slide continues. He’s turned into a parody of himself.August 25, 2023 at 2:50 am #49894
Before I read your post, I decided to watch a 12-1.2 minute PBS Newhour summary after all, and found it more interesting than expected. Watch how many hands went up when asked if they would vote for Trump if he was convicted, around 3:55.August 25, 2023 at 11:05 am #49896
What a clown-show. The logic of supporting the guy who will easily beat you while arguing that he is being unfairly prosecuted is beyond me. Talk about ass-kissing simps.
Christie’s belt size makes him seem like a guy with no self-control, but at least he makes some sense. Can the Indian guy ever win the hearts of all those racist MAGATs? Good luck. That’s why he is so extreme. DeSantis seems like an odd, unhuman, robotic, MEME-spewing machine to me.August 25, 2023 at 3:47 pm #49897
Former Trump admin officials are arguing that they can’t be prosecuted if they were working under color of their job. This is an accepted legal principle. However, they are essentially arguing that it can be part of their job to conspire to overturn an election. I’d be surprised if they make any headway in court with that argument.
Arguing that at least some of the accused’s cases should move to Federal Court (in a venue with a friendlier jury pool) might make work. We’ll have to see.
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