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conservatives not exactly enthralled by trump are a problem

THIS ONE IS A DOOZY! The ques­tion on Quora was, “Would lib­erals be sur­prised to learn that con­ser­v­a­tives aren’t ex­actly en­thralled with Donald Trump ei­ther?” One must make some as­sump­tions when en­gaging other In­ter­ne­tally, so I as­sume that the person who posted this ques­tion is po­lit­i­cally con­ser­v­a­tive. I also as­sume that he as­sumes that asking it dis­plays his feel­ings and opinion about the cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tion as being reasonable. [Continue reading]

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I live in an alternative reality where clinton won

I FEEL LIKE THE OLD MAN in Moon­struck. You know, at the end where every­thing is hap­pening crazily around him and he puts his head in his hands on the kitchen table, ut­terly con­fused. This struck home for me when I opened an email from a friend with a link to an ar­ticle pub­lished ear­lier today in The Wash­ington Post. [Continue reading]

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it’s our job to figure out what happened in benghazi!

EVERYWHERE I TURN—whether  in con­ver­sa­tion, on in emails with my Re­pub­lican con­tacts, and es­pe­cially on Face­book and the other so­cial media on the internet—I hear people “quoting” then Sec­re­tary of State Hillary Clinton on what hap­pened to the ef­fect that she said that the deaths in Beng­hazi “didn’t matter” or “doesn’t matter.” [Continue reading]

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tales from the crypt of the rightwingnut blogosphere (where is susan berman?)

YOU KNOW THOSE “NEWS STORIES” that pop up all over the in­ternet one day and you can’t avoid them? You know, the ones that read, “Hillary to be in­dicted for frib­bing on the jimjam on her pri­vate server and lying about it!” You see them all over Face­book and they seem so gosh­darn im­por­tant and faster than you can say “Susan Berman” they’re gone! [Continue reading]

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is “voter fraud” a new political buzzword in the rightwing blogosphere?

WELCOME TO SIDE 4. Follow in your book and re­peat after me as we learn three new terms in Turkish: ‘buzz­word,’ ‘voter fraud,’ and ‘viral news story.’ Ex­cel­lent! Now, be­fore we go any fur­ther in the book, I have here a bit of back­ground on two topics: voter-fraud and pop­ular Amer­ican po­lit­ical buzz-words. [Continue reading]