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Ivanka Is In A ‘Bit Of A Panic’ Because Daddy’s Failure Has Destroyed Her Political Ambitions

Poor Vanky Trump. She had such big dreams of being president one day, and now her father has completely screwed up her future plans, making it more than likely that the name Trump will live in infamy much the same way those of Benedict Arnold and Jeffrey Dahmer do.

According to CNN, both Ivanka and her husband, Jared, are afraid that the image they’ll forever be associated with is one of her father’s deranged supporters storming the Capitol and executing a police officer with a fire extinguisher.

CNN White House correspondent Kate Bennett notes that Ivanka is terrified of what they will do next after the “horrific images” of the rioting that will follow them long after the Trump administration is over:

“That has Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in a bit of a panic as they look to their future. I talked to a lot of sources today who say they’re questioning everything now, from where they’re going to live after the White House to what their careers will be.”

Careers? Is that supposed to be a damn joke? Neither Jared or Ivanka have ever worked a day in their lives. They’re professional grifters who con people out of their money and then move on to the next con.

Bennett added that Ivanka and Jared are also concerned the riots will make it “very difficult for them to tout any achievements they’ve made inside this administration.” (As if they’ve accomplished anything more than assisting in hastening the deaths of 390,000 Americans from COVID-19.)

Clearly, Ivanka has zero self-awareness, exactly like her father. She also has no shame, no guilt, no concern, no heart, no soul, and a major case of malignant narcissism. She wanted to be president, dammit!

Instead, poor little Vanky gets to be the punchline to a million jokes and a pathetic excuse of a so-called human being.

If there’s any justice in the universe, every single member of the Trump family will spend decades behind bars and shunned by polite society.

Here’s Kate Bennett’s report from CNN:

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McConnell Warns Republicans: 2018 Midterm Election Will Be A Bloodbath For GOP

If there’s one thing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is good at reading, it’s the political tea leaves when it comes to his own party, and right now the leaves show a very dark future for the GOP.

Politico is reporting that McConnell, along with GOP Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, is telling President Trump that Republicans will likely lose control of both houses of Congress in the 2018 midterm election:

“McConnell has said privately that both chambers could be lost in November. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has told donors that he fears a wave of swing district Republican lawmakers could retire rather than seek reelection.”

McDaniel put her worries in writing and delivered them directly to the White House:

“A few weeks before Alabama’s special Senate election, President Donald Trump’s handpicked Republican National Committee leader, Ronna Romney McDaniel, delivered a two-page memo to White House chief of staff John Kelly outlining the party’s collapse with female voters.

“The warning, several people close to the chairwoman said, reflected deepening anxiety that a full-throated Trump endorsement of accused child molester Roy Moore in the special election — which the president was edging closer to at the time — would further damage the party’s standing with women. McDaniel’s memo, which detailed the president’s poor approval numbers among women nationally and in several states, would go unheeded, as Trump eventually went all-in for the ultimately unsuccessful Republican candidate.”


Also, with Trump’s approval ratings in the low to mid-thirties in recent polling, it seems unlikely that the president will be able to help on the campaign trail for Republicans in vulnerable districts. He could, in fact, wind up harming anyone he campaigns with or on behalf of. Such is the price of being Typhoid Donald.

Scott Jennings, a former top political adviser in the George W. Bush White House who is close to McConnell, said Trump’s entire presidency could be over with soon after the midterms in 2018:

“There are 10 months to improve the fundamentals here, and the Senate map is, on paper, good. But maps don’t make majorities and I think there’s a realization that there’s at least a 50 percent chance one or both chambers could fall. In less than one year, this first term could be, for all intents and purposes, over if the Democrats take control of either chamber.”

And, should both houses fall to the Democrats, Trump will likely be impeached. No wonder he was so eager to get that tax bill passed. It may well be his only legislative achievement before he’s booted from office.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Fellow Republicans Expect Paul Ryan To Step Down After Tax Vote

Paul Ryan — who only reluctantly agreed to be Speaker of the House when the GOP was desperate to find a consensus candidate — could be on the verge of giving up his position as soon as the Republican tax bill is completed.

According to The Huffington Post:

“When the House Freedom Caucus gathered Monday night, members spent part of their meeting discussing a theory circulating on Capitol Hill and among the downtown Christmas parties that Ryan may believe he’s harpooned his personal white whale of tax reform and decide he’s finished.

“‘Is it a Boehner-meeting-the-pope moment?’ one Freedom Caucus member rhetorically asked HuffPost, referring to Ryan’s predecessor, John Boehner (R-Ohio), who hosted Pope Francis for a joint address to Congress in September 2015 and then announced his retirement the next morning.”

The reason Ryan wants out is simple: He simply doesn’t enjoy the job or the challenge of trying to unify disparate factions of the GOP in order to get things done:

“Lawmakers and aides who spoke to HuffPost on the condition of anonymity over the last week say they believe this is still a job Ryan doesn’t enjoy. On top of ruling over a GOP conference that’s just as unruly as when Boehner was speaker, Ryan has had to navigate Donald Trump ― a task that’s left him looking feckless to the left and like an enemy of the president to the right.”


Ryan may also be reading the tea leaves and realize that Republicans are headed for a disaster in the 2018 midterm election. Recent losses by the GOP in Virginia and Alabama, combined with Trump’s low approval ratings, could set the stage for a wave election that sees Ryan and his colleagues in the minority.

However, if indeed Ryan does step down, it could hurt the GOP financially:

“Ryan’s fundraising prowess has helped GOP campaign accounts stay flush with cash in an upcoming election cycle that could be tough for Republicans.”

Perhaps more troubling for Republicans is the fact that there’s no clear replacement if Ryan does indeed decide he’s tired of being speaker. No matter what happens, it appears that Ryan and GOP have some very tough days ahead.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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WATCH ‘The Mooch’ Self-Destruct During An Interview On CNN

Wednesday night, newly-minted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci sent out a tweet in which he later deleted. In it, Scaramucci seemed to insinuate that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus had leaked financial disclosure forms and perhaps even broken the law:

So on Thursday morning, Scaramucci was in full damage control mode, calling into CNN to try and clarify what he had meant with his cryptic posting. He began by telling host Chris Cuomo:

“What I’m upset about is the process — and the junk pool, the dirty pool — in terms of the way this stuff is being done. I can’t have a couple of friends up from Fox & Friends, and Sean Hannity, who’s one of my closest friends, to dinner with the president and his first lady without it being leaked in seven minutes.”

Hey, that’s life in the fishbowl, Mooch. If you can’t handle it, then hand in your resignation and leave town.

Oddly, Scaramucci said that when it comes to leaks from the administration, “the fish stinks from the head down.” So does that mean that the main leaker in White House is the president himself? Scaramucci swore he hadn’t meant to suggest such a thing, adding:

“I can tell you two fish that don’t stink. And that’s me and the president.”

And what about the reference to Priebus in his tweet? What exactly did that mean? Scaramucci assured Cuomo that he still considered the Chief of Staff to be a “brother,” noting that “some brothers are rough on each other.”

To further complicate the matter, Scaramucci quickly tossed out this line:

“Some brothers are like Cain and Abel. I don’t know if this is reparable or not, that’s up to the president.”

Cain and Abel, huh? I seem to recall that one of them wound up dead.

Not quite done lighting himself on fire for the world to see, Scaramucci concluded the bizarre interview by saying some members of the administration feel it’s their job to “save America from this president.” Instead, Scaramucci suggested:

“Their job is to inject this president into America.”

Apparently Donald Trump’s insanity is contagious. And Scaramucci got a double dose of it.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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The AP Asked: What Would It Take For Trumpkins To Abandon The Donald? The Responses Are TERRIFYING!

To call those who support Donald Trump fanatical would be a gross understatement. The so-called president has bragged that he enjoys sexually assaulting women, lies every two seconds, and is now accused of being a traitor. But do Trumpkins care? Nah, they’re too busy being in love with a man who wouldn’t think twice about running them over if he saw them on the street.

The Associated Press recently sent reporters to Georgia, Iowa, and New York to talk with Trump voters in light of the recent tumult caused by Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and the appointment of a special prosecutor in the case. What some of them had to say is nothing short of horrific.

Trump supporter Joseph Amodeo of New York incorrectly told the AP that Trump had just raised the minimum wage in the state, and then added:

“If you’re wishing for him to fail, you’re basically wishing for the pilot of the plane to crash. You just gotta stick by him and hopefully he does things that benefit everyone.”

New York State Assemblyman Ron Castorina, who represents Staten Island, said the media is to blame for Trump’s problems:

“Not only have I not heard of anyone turning their backs, I’ve seen people become more in solidarity with the president because they feel he’s getting a raw deal.”

In Georgia, Robbie Foy said he doesn’t believe Trump is trying to use his office to make money:

“Trump’s not in it for the money. He’s got plenty of money.”

And Andrew Ottrando of Staten Island weighed in on the matter of Trump firing Comey for the Russia investigation:

“The Comey stuff is a joke.”

Is there anything at all Donald Trump could do to make Ottrando turn against him? The 56-year-old truck driver thought for a moment and then commented:

“If he gases his own people, yeah I would be against him.”

And to think, we actually let people this stupid vote.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org