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Don midwest

A woman in CA explains high risk insurance pools to her Republican representative

Warning: This is a link to TOP/Orange Satin/DNC outlet/ or some other name
Watch CA woman explain high-risk pools to her pro-Trumpcare rep — and obliterate him in the process

Don midwest

Another warning: this comment might be off the deep end

As I was painting yesterday, I had a thought. What if, what if, the deep state, with full support from the democratic party, has churned up the Russia hacked our elections and other Russia scare stories, that this was more than trying to hide from the loss to Trump, but done to continue to get funding for the deep state?

I am so pissed at the democratic party that for decades has ignored, buried, denied the problem of election integrity and now there is an election commission appointed to further destroy the worse election system in 42 supposedly democratic countries. Politicians have craved legitimacy from “people’s choice” that they don’t want to face the corruption of elections with 8,000 counties in the US and hack-able election machines and aggregation software in private hands with secret source code, and denying people the vote and on and on….

polarbear4

Thank you, Don! In addition to the other excellent points you raise, I’m still waiting for the MSM or even the alternative media to start yelling about the machines!!!! This is the time to do it, now that the whole nation is aware that machines can be and are hacked!!!!

Thank you for bringing it up. :O)

phatkhat

No one will ever convince me that Tom Cotton is not the result of hacked voting machines. Cotton was way behind in the polls, only really “campaigned” right before the election, and was openly in cahoots with the Kochs.

polarbear4

And i will never try to convince you! 😉 Really, I wish I knew how to light a fire about this right now while “Russia” and “hack” are all over the place.

Puzzles me why TYT HR RT and all those aren’t screaming about this.

orlbucfan

Cotton sucks the big one, but he’s nowhere near as bad as indicted Medicare Fraud Criminal Governor Rick/Retch Scott. Scott has decided to run for Senate next year. I kid you not.

LoneStarMike

Hi everyone. Sorry I don’t post much here any more, but this was just too good not to share. It’s something I posted at WOTB – where I mostly hang out, but I also posted it at Caucus99persent (where I don’t hang out much)

I’m linking to the cc99 one because I did a better job of it over there.

Some Damn Fine Reporting From A Local Florida Journalist On The DNC Lawsuit

Basically, it’s links to part 1 and 2 of a planned 3-part series by an investigative journalist in Florida named Brook Hines about the DNC Lawsuit.

Part 3 hasn’t been posted yet, but I found an interview she did a week ago where she gave a hint. She said new information had come to light and it was gob-smaking and earth shattering and she tells you what it is.

Someone forwarded her the information and you will never ever guess where it came from. I’ll give you a hint.

Sweet Karma Revenge.

Benny

Hi LSM,

I see Elizabeth Lee Beck picked up your essay at c99%. Congrats. I read those reports and hope part 3 comes out soon.

LoneStarMike

Oh Wow! Thanks for letting me know. I know that CC99% tweeted it to the reporter and she tweeted back. Also, when we posted parts 1 and 2 at WOTB,she saw it, signed up and interacted with us a little bit.

polarbear4

Good to see you, LSM. :O)

orlbucfan

Amen! 🙂

wi59

@LSM don’t stay a stranger 🙂 I do catch some of your postings at WOTB though. thx for the link

polarbear4

wot is wotb?

humphrey

I think it refers to “Way of the Bern”.

polarbear4

thx :O)

LoneStarMike

Thanks. I try to still pop in from time to time. The main reason I hang out at WayoftheBern is because that’s the site that loads the fastest for me, it gives me a preview page, it lets me go back and edit days later, and reddit’s UB code is easier for me to use.

I still love y’all, though. 🙂

jcitybone

LOL When you lose Ann Coulter… And she should know something about grotesque pesonalities.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/coulter-disappointment-donald-trump_us_591a4014e4b07d5f6ba578e4?iq&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

Erstwhile staunch Donald Trump booster Ann Coulter has called the president “grotesque” and disappointing as she appeared poised to bail on him even before The Washington Post reported Monday that he leaked classified information to the Russians.

“Everyone who voted for him knew his personality was grotesque,” but it was the issues, the conservative commentator and author told The Daily Caller in an interview Sunday. Now, as far as the issues go, “boy, things don’t look good,” she said.

jcitybone

Exhibit 1: Quist’s new ad slamming his opponent’s support for Trumpcare

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2017/05/health-care-puts-house-in-play.html

PPP’s new national poll finds that Republicans are facing significant backlash over the health care bill that’s having the effect of firing up Democrats and putting them in position to make major gains in the House next year.

Democrats now have a 49-38 lead overall on the generic Congressional ballot, up from 47-41 a month ago. Even more notable though is that among voters who say they’re ‘very excited’ to turn out in the 2018 election, the Democratic lead balloons to 27 points at 61-34. The outcome of lower turnout midterm elections often hinges on which side is more engaged, and Democrats have the clear advantage at this point on that front- 63% of their voters say they’re ‘very excited’ about voting in next year’s election, compared to only 52% of Republicans who say the same.

jcitybone

And Ossoff comes out with his health-themed attack ad

Georgia 6th: Ossoff ad slams Handel’s ‘unforgivable’ Komen decision

Democrat Jon Ossoff launched a new round of attack ads on Tuesday that for the first time targeted Republican Karen Handel’s stint at a breast-cancer charity, calling her short-lived tenure at the Susan G. Komen Foundation “unforgivable.”

The 30-second ad features Mindy Fine, an OB-GYN in Cobb County, and opens a new front in the 6th District race. Clad in medical scrubs, she says Handel “cut off funding for Planned Parenthood cancer screenings when she was an executive at Susan G. Komen.”

And then: “I don’t usually get involved in politics, but as a doctor and a breast cancer survivor myself, what Karen Handel did is unforgivable.”

humphrey

I wonder if Cuomo will veto it?

humphrey

A follow up from Subir’s post from yesterday.

Appropriations chair Frelinghuysen targets activist constituent in letter to her employer.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/16/rodney-frelinghuysen-ethics-complaint-238452

An ethics watchdog claims Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen violated House rules by criticizing a local bank executive in a fundraising letter to her employer.

The Campaign for Accountability filed the complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics Tuesday, requesting an investigation into whether the New Jersey Republican violated House ethics rules by singling out the employee, a local liberal activist, in his letter to a board member of the bank.

Saily Avelenda told POLITICO that she resigned from her job at Lakeland Bank last week after meeting with her boss over the Frelinghuysen letter and feeling pressure to not publicize her membership in a local progressive group, NJ 11th for Change.

jcitybone

http://www.businessinsider.com/president-trump-asked-comey-end-investigation-michael-flynn-before-firing-2017-5

President Trump reportedly asked former FBI director James Comey to end the FBI’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn during an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo written by Comey, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Trump fired Comey last week.

Initially, the White House said that the Russia probe had nothing to do with the president’s decision and that he had acted solely on the recommendations of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Trump said days later that the investigation had been a factor in his decision and called Comey a “showboat” and a “grandstander.” He tweeted on Friday that “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

The Times noted that Comey’s memo “was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence an ongoing investigation.

jcitybone

Contents of the memo

“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”

Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey that Mr. Flynn had done nothing wrong, according to the memo.

Mr. Comey did not say anything to Mr. Trump about curtailing the investigation, only replying: “I agree he is a good guy.”

jcitybone

This should be fun

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/16/graham-comey-firing-senate-238463

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has invited former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly at a Senate hearing, the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday.

Comey previously declined a request to testify on Tuesday in closed session before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but The New York Times reported Comey would be willing to testify in an open session.

“I’ve asked Comey to come before the Judiciary Committee to tell his side of the story,” Graham told reporters. “I think it would be good for him if he did. It would be good for the country.”

Benny

I’m watching Cenk discuss (on TYT live) that hit piece Politico article and he is “berning” the establishment dragons . He called GOS a “former progressive”. LOL!

LD, look for it in the morning to post! The segment is the “Bern Ultimatum”. There’s one part at the end that really resonated about what the establishment wants from Bernie and reminded me of some of the primary season a year ago when Bernie wouldn’t concede when they wanted him to.

humphrey

Sad but true. So lets sell them more weapons.

Benny

Tonight’s debate won’t be the first time Bernie and Kasich have faced one another. Here’s a video from 1995, when Bernie was still in the House and speaking on behalf of the Progressive Caucus.

polarbear4

i couldn’t find it with a search on CNN. Perhaps they will not be streaming live.

Benny

I could not find one either, but perhaps we will find a stream closer to the time. Meantime, I found a radio link, so those of you who wish to listen and don’t have cable teevee, this will suffice:

Benny

Looks like a delay in the debate. Replay of Anderson Cooper’s interview of Sally Yates is going on.

humphrey

Well I turned on CNN and I saw Sally Yates being interviewed so it is back to watching baseball.

Benny

Ohio Politics is reporting on Twitter that debate is being rescheduled. There is supposed to be a brief discussion between them at 10 ET, but I am dubious about that happening now.

humphrey

Well that does it for me. I will type at you tomorrow. Have a good night.

Benny

CNN is touting now a town hall at 10 pm ET with the two.
, it is being billed as a “White House in crisis.” Peeps can find it on the Net, I am certain.

Benny

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