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#TrumpInHiding Trends On Twitter After GOP Bars Donald From VA Governor Race

There’s an incredibly contentious (and closely watched) gubernatorial race taking place in the state of Virginia which pits Democrat Terry McAuliffe against Republican Glenn Youngkin, and it’s bringing lots of attention to the state as a possible harbinger of what can be expected in the 2022 midterm elections.

As you’d expect, Democrats have been sending their political stars to Virginia to campaign for McAuliffe. Among those who have made an appearance for the Democrat: President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden; former President Barack Obama; and Stacey Abrams.

You’d think the GOP would counter with the biggest name in their party, former President Donald Trump. But they haven’t, and Youngkin has taken great pains to distance himself from the Donald, The Hill reports:


Democrats are trolling Donald Trump over Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s efforts to distance himself from the former president, including by flying a plane near his Mar-a-Lago resort asking why Youngkin won’t let Trump campaign with him in Virginia.

Add to that a brilliant video from the good folks at MediasTouch, and what you have is a viral posting along with a trending hashtag on Twitter: #TrumpInHiding. Here’s the video:

Since that video was posted on social media, the new hashtag has been used nearly 32,000 times by Twitter users, sending it through the proverbial roof and no doubt enraging Trump, who can’t respond because he’s banned from Twitter and Facebook.

Want to see some of the tweets trolling Trump? Of course you do:

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Elections GOP Racism U.S. Senate

Ted Cruz Gets OWNED By A Group Of Election Experts For Defending โ€˜Racistโ€™ Texas Voter Law

During a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tried to defend the honor of his state by suggesting that the Texas voter suppression law passed earlier this year isn’t racist. But all he accomplished was making himself look like a clueless fool.

Cruz was questioning a panel of election experts about whether or not the new Texas voting law (along with its voter ID requirements) is inherently racist.

Franita Tolson, a professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, told Cruz that not all voter ID laws are the same because some allow for many forms of identification — student IDs, utility bills, etc. — while others such as the one in Texas only allow for a driver’s license to be used as “valid” ID. That makes it a form of poll tax, which is inherently biased against people of color and those of modest financial means.

That led Cruz to ask:

“So, what voter ID laws are racist?”

Tolson told him the Texas law was a perfect example of a racist voter ID law.

Cruz then tried to go at the matter another way, asking:

“OK, so you think the entire state of Texas is racist. What about requiring an ID to vote is racist.”

Tolson replied:

“So, I think this is pretty reductive, sir. I didn’t say that the entire state of Texas is racist.”

Cruz:

“You just said my state of Texas!”

The professor corrected Cruz:

“Your voter ID law.”

Trying to clarify and regain his footing, Cruz told Tolson:

“The voter I.D. law is.”

Tolson reiterated what she’d already said and then expanded on her answer:

“Absolutely. So, the fact that the voter I.D. law was put into place to diminish the power of Latinos with racist intent and was found to have racist intent.”

An incredulous Cruz queried:

“What’s your evidence for that?”

And that’s when Professor Tolson let Cruz know he had just asked a question he should never have uttered:

“The federal district court that first resolved the intentionality of Texas’ voter ID law.”

Game, set, and match Professor Tolson.

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But that wasn’t good enough for the Texas senator. He then compounded his humiliation by asking every witness if they thought the Texas voter ID law was indeed racist.

Every single one of them emphatically said yes.

Ted Cruz has a reputation of being a brilliant legal theorist who excelled at Princeton and later at Harvard. But he really should have known better than to defend a blatantly racist law. The fact that he didn’t suggests he’s not nearly as bright as advertised.

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Paranoid Trump Tells Newsmax That The United States Will End In Three Years

With excerpts of the latest book from Bob Woodward and Robert Costa making headlines, failed, one-term former President Donald Trump had to find the nearest right-wing media outlet and vent his spleen, suggesting that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley is a “traitor” and predicting that the United States will end in three years time.

Appearing on Sean Spicer’s evening Newsmax show, Trump began by whining that “our country has gone really downhill in the last eight months like nobody’s ever seen before.”

Actually, our country has never been stronger. The economy is doing great, more Americans are getting vaccinated for COVID, and the United States is once again respected and admired because we have a stable, caring person in the White House.

Trump then made his prediction of what he thinks will happen in the near future:

“And you go to these elections coming up in ’22 and ’24 โ€” we’re not going to have a country left. The election was rigged and we’re not going to have a country left in three years, I’ll tell you that.”

The election was not rigged, and there isn’t a shred of evidence to suggest otherwise. Trump is just upset he lost by a huge margin and is now facing indictment and imprisonment on any number of crimes.

And then there was the matter of Gen. Milley, who, according to Woodward and Costa, assured his Chinese counterpart the U.S. would not launch a surprise strike on China during Trump’s final days in office:

“General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If weโ€™re going to attack, Iโ€™m going to call you ahead of time. Itโ€™s not going to be a surprise.”

According to Trump, if that’s true, it’s “treason.” Coming from an alleged traitor, that’s pretty damn rich.

The failed ex-president then added:

“Itโ€™s totally ridiculous. I never thought of it. For him to say that I would even think about attacking China, I think heโ€™s trying to just get out of his incompetent withdrawal out of Afghanistan.”

Why is Trump so upset? Because he knows every word of the new book is true and it shows what a sick, twisted, insane little man he is.

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Don Jr. Suggests Requiring A Vaccine Card To Vote But Quickly Walks Back The Idea

Donald Trump Jr. thought he’d found the absolute best way to “own the libs,” which is something he constantly tries (and fails) to accomplish since he’s basically just counting the days until an indictment with his name on it is handed down.

Junior saw a tweet online in which someone equated COVID-19 vaccine cards with having to show photo ID to vote, even though the two couldn’t possibly be more different:

The simple fact is that you do need an ID card to vote in many states, including the state of Georgia, which just passed some of the most restrictive voter suppressions laws in the country. If voter ID works so great, why did legislators in the Peach State make it even tougher to vote? Simple: They don’t want everyone to vote, especially people of color.

Don Jr. ran across the vaccine card/voter ID tweet and immediately added his one cent worth. (One cent instead of two because Junior repeatedly proves he’s not exactly operating with a full cranium.)

Here’s the problem with Don Jr’s deeply flawed right-wing “logic” as it were: A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows that a mere 35% of Republicans in counties Trump won in 2020 have been vaccinated for COVID-19. And a poll from the Associated Press reports that half of Republicans say they will never ever get a coronavirus vaccine.

So, if needing a vaccine card is suddenly necessary to cast a ballot (as Junior suggested), then 50 to 65% of the GOP won’t be allowed to vote.

To quote Homer Simpson: D’oh!

When that fact was pointed out to Don Jr., he quickly began walking back his suggestion, saying it had just be a big joke:

Uh-huh. Sure thing, Traitor Tot. No one believes your bullshit. And they couldn’t wait to congratulate you on your spectacular self-own:

As one person pointed out in a response to Don Jr.: Carrying a vaccine card “solves a problem” while voter ID doesn’t solve anything other than suppressing the vote.

Free advice to Donald Trump Jr.: Enjoy Twitter while you can because you won’t be able to from prison.

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Senate Democrats Say They Have A Way Of Passing Voting Rights Bill Without Touching The Filibuster

Though it may have seemed that Senate Republicans were going to be able to filibuster the For the People Act voting rights bill indefinitely, news from Democrats on Capitol Hill is giving the legislation new life.

On Tuesday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) appeared on “The Rachel Maddow Show” and was asked what other options Democrats might have for passing voting rights legislation. Klobuchar replied:

“Well, there`s a lot of things. We`re working on an infrastructure package right now. And there’s going to โ€” you know, there’s the bipartisan group that’s negotiating hard, but there’s also going to be a second package, and we can include election infrastructure in there.”

Yes! Election infrastructure would include money for securing our elections and providing funding for states to expand their voter registration efforts while also assuring federal oversight of states that are trying to make it more difficult for people to vote.

John Stoehr then followed up on Klobuchar’s remarks:

Reconciliation only requires a simple majority to pass the Senate, meaning that if all 50 Democrats voted in favor and all 50 Republicans voted against, Vice President Kamala Harris would cast the deciding vote and the For the People Act would become the law of the land, making all of voter suppression laws in various states (Georgia, Texas, etc.) invalid because federal law always trumps state.

Also this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the Justice Department will file suit against Georgia for their package of voter suppression bills that passed the general assembly earlier this year and were promptly signed into law by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R).

 

All of this is certain to infuriate Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), but there’s not a damn thing he can do about it. Once the Senate parliamentarian signs off on the election infrastructure bill, a vote can be held and the For the People Act will become the law of the land.

Democrats are about to pull off a something worth celebrating: Making sure every eligible American voter can vote easily and without interference from Republicans.

Suck on THAT, Moscow Mitch!