Censure The President

July 19, 2018

Censure would provide at least some measure of accountability for Trump, and it would be a repudiation-by-proxy of Putin. Along with strengthened sanctions against Russia, censure would send a strong message to the world that the U.S. president’s assault on NATO and capitulation to the Kremlin do not reflect the policy of the full U.S.

Via: Washington Post

Why Is Tennessee Dead Last When It Comes To Voting?

July 18, 2018

“The only way to increase voter turnout numbers is for Tennesseans to register to vote, double-check to make sure they are still registered, and then make a concrete plan to vote,” Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini said. Be a proud BriteHeart voter and check your status here.

Via: Knoxville News Sentinel

In Helsinki, Trump Shows He Is Indeed Guilty Of Collusion

July 17, 2018

Trump and Putin issued respective messages that each supported and advanced Russian disinformation. There you have it. Collusion. Trump working with Putin, in the open, to make the Russian attack on the United States disappear. Trump himself has proven the case.

Via: Mother Jones

Trump And Putin Against America

July 16, 2018

There is overwhelming evidence that our president, for the first time in our history, is deliberately or through gross negligence or because of his own twisted personality engaged in treasonous behavior — behavior that violates his oath of office to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Via: New York Times

The Most Incompetent Demagogue In History

July 16, 2018

Trump’s pathetic defense is that the Russian hacking happened while Obama was president. And the defense articulated by his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was even more pitiful. “The Russians are nailed. No Americans are involved. Time for Mueller to end this pursuit of the President and say President Trump is completely innocent.” Dream on, Rudy.

Via: HuffPost

No Delusion, There’s Collusion

July 15, 2018

On the same day in July 2016 that Trump publicly urged Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s “30,000 emails that are missing,” Russian hackers tried for the first time to break into her servers.

Via: New York Times

Bredesen Has Slight Lead Over Blackburn In New Poll

July 14, 2018

Duty and Country PAC released a poll Thursday on Tennessee’s U.S. Senate race, which found former Gov. Phil Bredesen with a 3 percentage point lead over U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn. The poll found 44 percent of respondents favored Bredesen while 41 percent preferred Blackburn. Both candidates face nominal opposition in their primary races on August 2.

Via: The Tennessean

Winning Is Not Enough

July 13, 2018

Democrats are focused on taking back power—but our democracy depends on them keeping it. To do that, they have to start thinking differently.

Via: Washington Monthly

Is The Republican Primary For Governor Of Tennessee A Race To The Bottom?

July 12, 2018

Republicans in Tennessee have always been about “God, guns and the working man — you’re pro-life, you’re pro-Second Amendment, and you’re pro-business,” says Mark Braden, a Republican political operative. Now with Trump remaining unfathomably popular in the state, he says “the fourth leg of the party is you’re pro-Trump.”

Via: Nashville Scene

Kavanaugh’s Words On Presidential Probes Come Back To Haunt Him

July 11, 2018

“Ever mindful of his self-interest, Trump has picked Brett Kavanaugh, who once wrote that he didn’t believe a sitting President should be subject to criminal investigation or prosecution,” Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, tweeted Monday.

Via: Politico

Boris Johnson, Britain’s Trump, Wears The Vapid Promises Of Brexit Like A Cheap Suit

July 10, 2018

On Monday, Johnson, in protest against Prime Minister May’s plans for Brexit, resigned from his post as foreign secretary, after telling the country a series of lies in the lead up to the June 2016 referendum on leaving the European Union. It is petrifying that the deliberate deceptions and wild ego of one man can so mislead a nation, a predicament that Americans know all too well these days.

Via: New York Times