The "ObamaObamaObamaObamaObamaObamaObamaObamaObamaObamaObamaObamaObamaObama" Edition
Trump has still not figured out that it was not possible for Obama to leave him tests for a virus that didn't even exist until 3 years after he left office https://t.co/ATyme7QPHD— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
Trump understands it would have been impossible for Obama to leave him tests for a virus that didn't exist. But what Trump and his handlers understand, is just how stupid his base is. He knows that the word "Obama" is a dogwhistle that will cloud any shred of coherent thought.— Sam (@soup717) May 18, 2020
Now that Barr is pretending to be a man of principle and says he isn't criminally investigating Biden and Obama, CNN's Rick Santorum did the pivot to what they're really about: not doing any investigation of Trump once he's out of office.— digby (@digby56) May 18, 2020
So far on this morning's Fox & Friends, "coronavirus" and "covid" have been been mentioned 14 times total. "Obama" has been mentioned 22 times. pic.twitter.com/1mXJD57bGL— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
What could possibly go wrong? pic.twitter.com/fBNqGGfxBW— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
Fox News is glorifying protests that describe coronavirus stay at home orders as "political bullshit" pic.twitter.com/QAS5Y30hlq— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
Give me Applebee's (not Curbside Pickup -- I want to eat inside the damn place) or give me death pic.twitter.com/Q2OazpedXy— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
"More Than All Countries In The World, Combined"
Even when the truth will do, Trump lies. His latest coronavirus testing tweet shows it. https://t.co/bc7XSLqRzj— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
Trump cannot help himself, his need to lie is pathological. pic.twitter.com/wpoxQ5PmG9— Carolyn from Maryland (@carolyn_from) May 18, 2020
Misstatements, Verbal Gaffes, And Word Salads. THAT'S The Angle Trump (TRUMP!) Is Attacking Biden From?!!?
Inbox: Trump Campaign Announces Launch of 'Truth Over Facts' Investigative Website— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) May 18, 2020
So I guess the war on facts has a name now. pic.twitter.com/GQBMx7Q1O5
So Trump's press release states Biden's comments are coherent; they only seem to be incomprehensible!
Trump's team cannot do one single thing correctly. Also, Biden's campaign could easily make a five-hour clip of Trump's ongoing dementia. In fact, it would be hard to cut it down to five hours.
The 'Invisible Enemy' Is No Match For Billions In Weapon Sales To Dictatorships
WaPo: House Dems have discovered that the fired State Dept. IG had mostly completed an investigation into Mike Pompeo's widely criticized decision to skirt Congress with an emergency declaration to approve billions in arms sales to Saudi Arabia last year.https://t.co/0NfIqTiMJM— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 18, 2020
Heather Digby Parton, Salon, May 18, 2020:
Trump's forces have pretty much rendered the Congress impotent, going so far as to argue before the Supreme Court last week that not only should a sitting president be immune from any and all investigation and prosecution, he's also immune from congressional oversight. It's well within the realm of possibility that the right-wing majority on the court will see it their way — at least when it comes to Republican presidents. ...Georgia Is Lying About Its Covid-19 Cases (So Is Nebraska, Florida, Texas . . .)
The sheer magnitude of corruption in the Trump administration has been unprecedented and yet it all seems like a distant memory. One of Trump's great gifts has been to offer up so much carnage, graft, incompetence and scandal that it’s hard to keep track of it all. ...
Trump and his henchmen no longer care about "optics," if they ever did, and now believe there are no legal constraints on their behavior at all. If a government watchdog displeases them, they just fire her and install a loyal minion in her place. ... They know their media friends will cover for them and they feel no fear of Congress or the courts. ...
Trump has demonstrated for all the world to see how easy it is for a corrupt leader with no integrity or honor to use the power of the presidency to dismantle all the levers of accountability, as long as he has enough members of the Senate behind him. A more intelligent and cunning demagogue will be able to use this much more efficiently and ruthlessly than he has done.
In the latest bungling of coronavirus tracking data, a chart on the Georgia Department of Public Health's website appeared to show good news: new confirmed cases had dropped every day for the past two weeks.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 18, 2020
In fact, there was no clear downward trend.https://t.co/7q0hz4xntL
It's not "bungling" when it's deliberate.— 🌊🇺🇸Carrie Sweet🇺🇸🌊 (@CarrieSweet2017) May 18, 2020
So, apparently after counting 489 cases overnight (37,701 total), Georgia loses 59 cases at 1pm (37,642), and then gains no cases the rest of the day. No explanation from @GaDPH provided. I mean, what the hell is going on?https://t.co/Bhu78oGeke— J.C. Bradbury (@jc_bradbury) May 17, 2020
You have got to be kidding me. With the 7:49 update, Georgia loses 90 more cases. https://t.co/Bhu78oGeke pic.twitter.com/DvLWbWvAnx— J.C. Bradbury (@jc_bradbury) May 18, 2020
“When you test, you have a case. When you test, you find something is wrong with people. If we didn’t do any testing, we would have very few cases.” pic.twitter.com/YeXljUMCyP— Erin Chobo (@ChoboErin) May 18, 2020
Have You Missed Karl Rove?
If Karl Rove thinks a black president speaking truth to black students is a “political drive-by shooting,”— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) May 18, 2020
then a white guy lying about a black president’s birth certificate for 5 1/2 years must be a damn cross burning. https://t.co/oeNg0NcfOx
Rep. Don Beyer @RepDonBeyer: "I guess Karl Rove missed the dozens of times Trump accused President Obama of an undefined fictional crime last week"
David Freedlander @freedlander: "Over the weekend the president's son accused Joe Biden of being a pedophile"
Jeet Heer @HeerJeet: "Grateful to Karl Rove for providing a useful corrective to the current tendency to whitewash the Bush presidency."
Oliver Willis @owillis: "i think karl rove's just jealous that trump is going to get more americans killed than bush"
Chris Lu @ChrisLu44: "As Karl Rove criticizes Obama's virtual commencement address to HBCUs, let's remember that Trump is forcing 1,000 West Point cadets to return to campus for an in-person graduation that risks their safety - just to stroke his own ego."
More Blatant Racism
Alex Azar literally says here that America is leading the world in deaths because of our racial diversity — and particularly because of black Americans and all of our co-morbidities. Like, he said it out loud. Don’t tell me race has nothing to do with efforts to end shutdowns. https://t.co/JphP7j2Qiu— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) May 18, 2020
There Is No Vaccine For Stupid
Stars! They Are Just Like Us! Their Couches Get Covered In Blood!
It's 2006. I'm working at Esquire, assigned to write about George Clooney. He invites me to his house. Now, understand something: Celebrities never invite you to their house. Except for George Clooney, apparently. The house! Amazing.— Chris Jones (@EnswellJones) May 15, 2020