In a new column in the New York Times, Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman asked a question that many others have asked about Donald Trump’s White House: Why are his top advisers sticking around when it is apparent that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has been gathering evidence of many different Trump crimes, and the president is probably on his way down?
Republican political strategist and campaign consultant Ed Rollins was on the Fox Business News program hosted by Lou Dobbs and stuck his sexist foot in his mouth as he attacked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). The ancient right-wing operative dismissively referred to the 29-year-old Congresswoman as “the little girl” with a big “mouth.” It didn’t take long for the brilliant Ocasio-Cortez to fire back with a zinger that may go down in history as one of the all-time great comebacks.
Paul Krugman warns that we should not "presume that Ryan and company have any idea what they’re doing."
"Prediction: if GOP health bill goes down in flames, Trump will deny that he ever supported it and place all blame on Congressional Rs."
Paul Krugman described the GOP's Obamacare replacement as, "It's not Obamacare 2.0. It's Obamacare 0.5 - a half-assed attempt to preserve ACA successes without spending nearly enough money"
Listing Trump's offenses, Krugman says "If he were a Democrat, impeachment hearings would already be underway...Our whole system is now tainted"
"The big risk is still that the media will start to normalize, and worse, become intimidated and obsequious. Don't let it happen!"
James Madison said representatives should be able to "withstand the temporary delusion" to "give time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection."
"Oh my God. These are spoiled children playing with loaded guns...Now they're trying to walk it back...How are we going to survive years of this?"
"A national 1 percent swing would have changed everything...it would have looked like a solid mandate for HRC"
"Corruption, scandals, gutting of ethics rules aren't new; they've been the GOP way going all the way back to Reagan. "
For the second time in a week Charles Schumer aligned himself with Trump in a portent the Democrat's opposition to Trump is faltering.
We know how we feel about the potential collapse of our own republic, and what needs to be done in answer to the threat.
"Budget director appears to be John Bircher and conspiracy theorist (but aren't they all?...Birchers want return to gold and silver, Mulvaney seems to agree."
"The erosion of democratic foundations has been underway for decades, and there’s no guarantee that we will ever be able to recover."
"It will either exploit a real terrorist attack or involve a US version of Falklands War -- picking a fight with foreign power to rally home base."
"Discussion of economic policy is now monopolized by people who have been wrong about everything, have learned nothing from the experience"
Trump’s plan calls for huge tax credits: billions of dollars in checks written to private companies that invest in ‘approved’ projects which they would end up owning.
"We're about to enter, or may already have entered, an era of corrupt governance unprecedented in U.S. history."
The news media really has a very simple job; report the truth even if it is reporting the truth that a presidential candidate is a liar.