Friday, August 5, 2022

Blue Lucys vs. Insane Reds

And the wealth gap grows....just as intended by billionaire oligarchs and the politicians who serve them to the detriment of the common person.

Update 8-7-22:  The Insane Reds gathered in Dallas to inspire followers to violence.  Will suburban moms connect with such divisive rhetoric?   The Blue Lucys nominated yet another private equity advisor for a key government position.

Update 8-15-22:  The leader of the Insane Reds warned that his vitriolic language would likely result in violence but refuses to tone it down.

Update 8-17-22:  Trump's latest tantrum continues to reverberate. "When people in positions of power and public trust start to echo extremist rhetoric, it’s even more likely that we’re going to see real-world consequences (violence)."

Update 8-18-22:  Elon Musk told the Red Team it should show more compassion to immigrants and stay "out of people's bedrooms."  The conservative Lincoln Project called the new GOP "an authoritarian nationalist cult dedicated only to Donald Trump."  Former CIA Chief and NSA Director Michael Hayden called the Red Team "the most treacherous political force he has encountered in his lifetime."  Hayden agreed with a journalist's assessment of the Reds:   "Have never come across a political force more nihilistic, dangerous & contemptible than today’s Republicans. Nothing close"  Trump aides believe a family member steered the FBI to classified documents stored at Mara Lago.  The Insane Reds continue to eat themselves as Trump Toady Steve Bannon called former Vice President Mike Pence "gutless" and someone who has "done more damage to this country than any other person in modern political history."  I believe Bannon and his mob boss have done much more damage to the U.S. than Pence. 

Trump toned things down by calling the FBI "fascist."  Sounds like projection...

Update 8-19-22:  Tantrum Trump claims any documents he took were automatically classified.  Two former White House Chiefs of Staff said that was bunk.  If only the U.S. were a monarchy...

Meanwhile, the Red Team is "narrowing its political and moral appeal" according to the WSJ.   Comedian Trevor Noah noted how many close Trump aides have gone to prison.

The Blue Lucys find President Joe Biden vacationing once again at an investment manager's beach house.  The beach home is on Kiawah Island and owned by the co-founder of Aetos Capital.

“They stayed here before and they’re not paying,” a source close to the family told the New York Post. “They’ve never paid. They’re just friends.”

Update 8-21-22:  The leader of the Insane Reds spends much of his time fighting members of his own team.   There is little discernible Christian behavior coming from him.  "Conservative" is no longer ideological.

"What it's coming to mean is a person who is deeply committed to Donald Trump and his style of politics," she said.

That has little appeal to independent voters who've often decided elections. 

Update 8-22-22:  Red Team member Rep. Liz Cheney said ".....tells you that large portions of our party, including the leadership of our party, both at the state level in Wyoming, as well as on a national level with the RNC, is very sick."

“If you look at somebody like Josh Hawley or somebody like Ted Cruz, both of whom know better, both of whom know exactly what the role of Congress is, in terms of our constitutional obligations with respect to presidential elections. And yet, both of whom took steps that fundamentally threatened the constitutional order and structure in the aftermath of the last election. So, you know, in my view, they both have made themselves unfit for future office.

Having flattened Liz Cheney the Insane Reds are on a steamroll.

Update 8-31-22:  Trump used his Truth Social network to spread QANONsense and rile up the 4CHAN crowd.  Senator Lindsey Graham may just get his riots in the streets (of mostly middle-aged white men).

Update 9-2-22:  Trump continued to battle fellow Republicans, saying this about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell:

"We have to put up with him for a period of time, but eventually, he'll be gone.  He's bad news."

This independent voter will take that advice and apply it to the speaker.  Eventually Trump will be gone and the Republican Party will no longer have to use all its resources to optimize the image of one member. 

Update 9-3-22:  On his last day with the network CNN's John Harwood said "the GOP is “led by a dishonest demagogue."

Update 9-4-22:  Insane Red Team leader and former President Trump raged in front of supporters in Pennsylvania, calling President Biden an "enemy of the state."  Trump continued to use incendiary language denigrating the FBI and DOJ as "vicious monsters."  Trump told thousands of supporters Saturday that the raid on Mar-a-Lago was an attack on them as much as it was on him, saying it was a “demented persecution of you and me.”

Trump toned it down for three weeks in 2016 and that respite got him elected President.  Independent voters and traditional conservatives are sick of Trump and his ceaseless self-absorption and slick manipulations.  Dangerous is as dangerous does.  Trump leaves carnage in his wake.

Update 9-5-22:  Red Team candidates "need to win swing voters and independents and some Democrats, and it’s hard to do that when Trump is really just playing and pandering to the base," said former Congressman Charlie Dent (R-PA).  

Update 9-9-22:  Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb called Trump "a deeply wounded narcissist" who is "incapable" of acting out of anything other than self-interest.

Update 9-15-22:   Trump threatened civil unrest if he is indicted for taking classified information to Mar-a-Lago.

Update 9-16-22:  Trump has gone full Q-A-NUT.  Red Team utilizes fraud to push migrants around U.S.

Update 10-2-22:  Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich challenged the excuses given for the super wealthy to pay minimal tax rates.  He did not mention a conscripted Congress where Politicians Red and Blue love PEU.  Insane Red leader Trump put a bullseye on Senate leader Mitch McConnell with his "death wish" comment.  

Insane Red Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene asked for privacy regarding her impending divorce but offered none to others facing difficult life events, an unwanted pregnancy, a family struggling with gender identity issues or students traumatized by a mass school shooting.  After requesting her boundaries be honored Greene said at a rally:  "Democrats want Republicans dead and they have already started the killings."  She's the titular queen of the Insane Reds.

Update 10-4-22:  Red Team Senate candidate Herschel Walker paid for a girlfriend's abortion.  The girlfriend had one child with Walker.

Update 10-6-22:  There are 299 Red Team election deniers seeking House, Senate, and statewide offices in 48 out of 50 states.  

Update 10-8-22:  Trevor Noah described the descent of the Insane Reds using the person of Herschel Walker.  Another Insane Red Senate hopeful Blake Masters got schooled from former teachers and classmates on his descent into a world of nonsense, power and greed.  Masters time as a private equity underwriter under Peter Thiel morphed the once kind teen into a dangerous politician.

The Blue Lucys say there is no information on visitors to President Joe Biden's beach houses in Delaware while Biden has been in residence since his inauguration.   Once again, the Blue Lucys pull the transparency football.

Update 10-10-22:   An Insane Red Team Senator from the Deep South said "Democrats seek slavery reparations for ‘the people that do the crime.’  Hand that man a cracker.

Update 10-15-22:  WSJ called out Insane Red Team Leader Trump for his behavior on Jan. 6th.  Trump doubled down on his ongoing series of lies and offered conspiracy theories as defense to the January 6th Committee.  The Blue Lucys show how connected insiders with full time jobs benefit from the political money funnel.

Update 10-18-22:  Former Trump aides are painting immigrants as murderers and rapists in a political ad that ran during a MLB playoff game.  Are they the same aides that wanted violent criminal illegal immigrants dropped off in Democratic areas?

Update 10-20-22:  Former Trump Ambassador to the European Union noted how the Insane Red Team Clown Car gets filled.

Update 10-24-22:  The Insane Red Team eats its own.

Update 10-27-22:  An Insane Red Team follower attacked the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  Red Team Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin joked about the incident while campaigning for a Red Team House candidate.  Local election officials say "a madness has taken hold."

Update 11-2-22:  The titular head of the Insane Reds piled on the hospitalized Paul Pelosi.  Trump can't resist kicking someone in their hospital bed.  It's hard to fight back and Trump hates a fair fight.

Update 11-9-22:  The leader of the Insane Reds reacted to election results thus far:

Former President Donald Trump "is livid" and "screaming at everyone" after many Republican candidates backed by him underperformed in Tuesday's midterm elections, an advisor to Trump told CNN.

Update 11-12-22:  Trump continued attacking members of his Red Team saying the name of Virginia Governor "Youngkin" sounds Chinese. 

Update 11-14-22:  Someone else agreed with my characterization of Insane Red Team.

Update 11-18-22:  The Blue Lucys plan to shield the Saudi Crown Prince from a U.S. civil suit filed by the widow of WaPo journalist Jamaal Khashoggi.

Update 11-19-22:  A former top State Department advisor called the move to protect the Saudi Crown Prince a bad strategy and is "carrying MBS's water."

Update 11-25-22:  Insane Red Team candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia has a Texas homestead (primary residence).

Republican Herschel Walker is getting a $1,500 tax exemption from his home in Texas, meant only for primary residents, while running for Senate in Georgia.

Fraud is nothing for these people.

Update 12-7-22:   Red Team loser Herschel Walker got a big bear hug from Senator Rick Scott.  Suburban Moms and independent voters want Trump and his celebrity picks to fade into the background.  Scott does not get the message.

Trump held a special Insane Red event at Mar-a-Lago, complete with QANUT and Pizzagate believers.

Update 12-9-22:  More feedback for the Insane Red Team:

....more Republicans showed up to vote. They just didn’t find Republican candidates they wanted to support at the top of the ticket.

Update 12-10-22:  Insane Red Marjorie Taylor Greene believes Herschel Walker would have won had she been included more in his campaign.  

Update 12-14-22:   The Insane Reds seem impervious to feedback.

Update 12-16-22:  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked for a list of people who'd changed their sex on their drivers license.  He has the freedom to leave no paper trail.  Underpants monitors are in overdrive.

Update 12-26-22:  A report on NBS News interview with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said:

... the GOP is losing “independents and moderate Republicans” to the Democrats for one particular reason associated with Donald Trump. “[It’s] primarily related to the view they had of us as a party — largely made by the former president — that we were sort of nasty and tended toward chaos.”

That's one way to say the Insane Red Team. 

Update 12-31-22:   Trump threatened to form a third party if the Insane Reds don't show enough fealty to his greatness.

Update 1-1-23:   A retiring member of Congress blames the likely next Speaker of the House for the burgeoning Insane Red team.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said on Sunday that he blamed House Minority Leader (R-Calif.) for what he called the “crazy elements” in Congress and for the reason former President Trump is “still a factor” in politics.

Update 1-2-23:  Senior Trump aide Hope Hicks wrote after Jan. 6th:

"...We all look like domestic terrorists now.”

That they did.  Many still do.

Update 1-7-23:  Kevin McCarthy won Speaker of the House in the 15th ballot after negotiating with extreme members of the his Insane Red Team.  One House member astutely observed:

“We would have won more seats in 2022 but too many feared the extremes in the GOP even before this.”

Many of those same extreme Insane Red Team members had their hands in the Jan. 6th insurrection, which saw its second anniversary yesterday.  Insane with no shame...portends poorly for our country.

Update 1-16-23:  Red Team's Matt Gaetz suggested Trump pick one of two female governors as his running mate to draw back suburban moms. Hopefully those moms won't take the recommendation of one super creep from Florida to vote for another super creep from the same state.  Here's my advice for Trump.  Please go away.  That advice also applies to Joe Biden, a Blue Lucy on confidential documents.  

Trump called the Capital rioters "great patriots" and their deserved prison sentences "a disgrace."  Spoken like a Chief Domestic Terrorist.

Update 1-17-23:  Biden's slow leak of information about classified documents found in his garage and former office is a Blue Lucy move.   His use of the word "demented" is also a poor choice as it can quickly boomerang into a football yank.  And Biden is down!

Update 1-18-23:  A former candidate for the Insane Reds was arrested for shooting into the homes of Blue Team officials.

Update 1-19-23:  Today the U.S. reached its debt ceiling.  JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon warned the Insane Reds and Blue Lucys not to play chicken with America's $31 trillion debt ceiling.  The Insane Reds want to burn it down.  They might as well start with the U.S. debt rating, however that would spark higher interest rates, i.e inflation, which they supposedly oppose.  

Update 1-20-23:  The Insane Reds may just burn down the U.S. credit rating with their debt ceiling shenanigans.

Update 1-23-23:  Midterm election feedback means nothing to the Insane Reds.

Update 2-4-23:  Antisemitic Insane Red Team member went after Blue Lucy for past antisemitism.  Two Red Team members panned leadership for throwing that Blue Lucy off a key House committee.

Update 2-5-23:  Insane Reds sport assault rifle pins in The Capital during National Gun Violence Survivors Week.

Insane Red Senator Ted Cruz (TX) said two terms should be the max for senators as he pursues his third term.

Update 2-7-23:  Insane Red Rep. Lauren Boebert prayed for the death of President Joe Biden while delivering the sermon at a Dallas church.

Update 2-9-23:  The State of the Union address looked more like the British House of Commons with the Insane Reds jeering at multiple points.  

The next day the Insane Red Team had a whole hearing backfire on them.  

The Trump administration and its allied Republicans in Congress routinely asked Twitter to take down posts they objected to — the exact behavior that they’re claiming makes President Biden, the Democrats, and Twitter complicit in an anti-free speech conspiracy to muzzle conservatives online.

Update 2-12-23:  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene briefly tried the sane lane but it didn't last.  She's back to being an Insane Red.

Update 3-7-23:  A Red Team Florida legislator introduced a bill requiring bloggers to register and report to the state.  The Guardian reported:

If a blogger posts to a blog about an elected state officer and receives, or will receive, compensation for that post, the blogger must register” with the appropriate state office.

“The idea that bloggers criticising a politician should register with the government is insane,” former Speaker of the House New Gingrich wrote on Twitter.

Another example of the Insane Red Team. 

Update 3-9-23:  The Hill reported:

Documentarian Ken Burns on Tuesday said the bills that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is advocating for resemble the “Soviet system” in deciding what students are allowed to be taught in a classroom.

Update 3-17-23:  The Insane Red in Florida introduced a bill that would ban teenage girls from talking about their menstrual periods in school.  Underpants police!

Update 3-20-23:  An Insane Red state legislator asked a Blue Lucy "Are you a pedophile?" during debate over a bill.

Update 3-23-23:  Former Blue Lucy Kyrsten Sinema said of her fellow Senate colleagues:

“Old dudes are eating Jell-O, everyone is talking about how great they are.”

 “I don’t really need to be there for that. That’s an hour and a half twice a week that I can get back.”

“The Northerners and the Westerners put cool whip on their Jell-O, and the Southerners put cottage cheese.”

And you know what they say about old dudes and their cheese... 

Update 3-25-23:  Insane Reds held a pep rally in the D.C. jail.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene swept into the District of Columbia jail to check on conditions for the Jan. 6 defendants, with Republican lawmakers handshaking and high-fiving the prisoners, who chanted “Let's Go Brandon!” — a coded vulgarity against President Joe Biden — as the group left.

Update 5-6-23:   Seven former defense secretaries panned Insane Red Tommy Tuberville's hold on some 200 military promotions.

Update 5-7-23:  Blue Lucy Rep. James Clyburn made a deal with the devil for earthly power and riches.  A columnist wrote:

Black Democrat Rep. James Clyburn, one of South Carolina’s most powerful politicians, secretly worked with Republicans during the 2020 redistricting process to dilute the strength of the black vote, making it harder for his party to gain seats in Congress. He did it to ensure he’d be able to comfortably continue winning his seat for as long as he wanted to.

Update 5-17-23:  Blue Lucy Senator Diane Feinstein told reporters she has been in D.C. voting when she spent the last three months at home in California recovering from shingles.

The Insane Reds in the House face a vote on Rep. George Santos who has been charged with numerous crimes.

Update 5-20-23:  Blue Lucy Senator Kyrsten Sinema is facing ethics questions:

Sinema is also facing scrutiny over more than $180,000 in campaign expenditures as far back as 2019 that went toward luxury hotels and resorts, jets, limos, Michelin-starred restaurants, international travel, winery visits, and more.

Update 5-22-23:  Former RNC Chair Michael Steele shined the light on the Insane Red Clown Car driven by Jim Jordan on government weaponization, something Trump excelled at.