Category Archives: Politics

Too late for rats to flee Trump’s ship


Swamp Rabbit was reading about the House panel that was grilling Louis DeJoy (nickname Joy Boy?), the megadonor appointed by Trump to wreck the U.S. Postal Service. “How come you ain’t watching it on TV?” he said. “It’s got a … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and the confederacy of dunces


You’ve got a lot of people in [the media] who wax poetically for weeks and weeks about how Florida was going to be just like New York. Well, hell, we’re eight weeks away from that and it hasn’t happened… People … Continue reading

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‘Autocrat’ doesn’t quite say it


We were reading from Masha Gessen’s Surviving Autocracy, a book that has appeared at exactly the right time: If politicians, journalists, and even kitchen-table debaters adopted the habit of defining their terms, we would understand each other better — and … Continue reading

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OK, it’s Biden, if he still has a pulse


.@BernieSanders bowed to the math in acknowledging that @JoeBiden will be the nominee. He used the time today to laud his movement. But if his goal is to defeat @realDonaldTrump, he’ll have to make a more affirmative case for Biden … Continue reading

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Battle royale in Vegas


Warren came out SWINGING at Bloomberg pic.twitter.com/3D8bnvvm4m — Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) February 20, 2020 Swamp Rabbit dropped by my shack last night toting a couple of stolen TV dinners with the brand name DEVOUR. Fittingly, we ate them while … Continue reading

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NYT to readers: Vote for both of them


“This is pathetic,” I said after reading the editorial twice. “What’s going on at the New York Times?” Swamp Rabbit looked confused. “How would I know? I ain’t no Manhattan neolib. I live in a shack in Tinicum swamp, just … Continue reading

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Magnanimous she ain’t


HRC on Bernie Sanders: "He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It's all just baloney and I … Continue reading

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A rogues’ gallery of impeachment foes


Frankly, I don’t care what the Republicans say. It reminded me that our founders, when they wrote the Constitution, they suspected there could be a rogue president. I don’t think they suspected we could have a rogue president and a … Continue reading

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Thanks for not coming to dinner


This week the media cranked out stories about how to peacefully coexist with jerks who end up eating Thanksgiving dinner at the same table with you. The sort of stories that are especially relevant if there are Trump fans among … Continue reading

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GOP strategy — see, hear, speak no truth


We were on the way to a job upstate on Wednesday, listening to the impeachment hearings on the radio, waiting to hear what Trump’s foreign-service boy Gordon Sondland would say now that it was clear he hadn’t been forthright in … Continue reading

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