U.S. Politics

Sunday Talk: Elections Have Consequences


attribution: Apocalypse Now!

Daily Kos

On Friday, under dark clouds of suspicion, @realDonaldTrump took office as the leastpopular @POTUS in American history (but the most popular in Russian history).

Speaking before the largest audience to witness an inauguration, period (#FakeNews), Trump delivered a “Hitlerianaddress that he totally wrote all by himself—presumably while watching The Dark Knight Rises at Mar-a-Lago.

Following the pomp and circumstance, Trump immediately went about implementing the allegedlypopulistagenda that he outlined in his speech; and, to that end, his first order of business was to raise the cost of homeownership.

He then signed some “very meaningful documents” intended to deprive millions of Americans of healthcare coverage and halt all new government regulations.

And then it was time to celebrate—which Trump did by eating plagiarized cake, and awkwardly dancing with his wife.


Morning lineup:

Meet the Press: Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway; Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Roundtable: Chris Matthews (MSNBC), Eliana Johnson (Politico), Radio Host Hugh Hewitt & Kristen Welker (NBC News).

Face The Nation: Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT); Roundtable: Republican Strategist Frank Luntz, Lanhee Chen (Hoover Institution), Susan Page (USA Today) & Jeffrey Goldberg (The Atlantic).

This Week: Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway; Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Roundtable: Republican Strategist Alex Castellanos, Democratic Strategist Stephanie Cutter, “Independent” Strategist Matthew Dowd, Jonathan Karl (ABC News) & Cokie Roberts (ABC News).

Fox News Sunday: Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus; Senate Mjority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Roundtable: Bret Baier (Fox News), Democratic Strategist Mo Elleithee, Kimberley Strassel (Wall Street Journal) & Juan Williams (Fox News).

State of the Union: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA); Roundtable: Democratic Strategist David Axelrod, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Former Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D) & Rep. Mia Love (R-UT).

Evening lineup:

60 Minutes will feature: TBD.

Late night shows:

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Monday-Friday: Reruns.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Monday: Matt Taibbi (Rolling Stone);  Tuesday: Rapper Big SeanWednesday: Historian Heather Ann Thompson, Actress Bellamy YoungThursday: Actor Laurence Fishburne.



Maine Gov. Paul LePage tried to school civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.

Democratic Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights hero who once marched with Martin Luther King Jr., is no ally to President-elect Donald Trump. When he made that clear last week by calling Trump an “illegitimate” president-elect, Trump went on a rant on—you guessed it—Twitter in which he said Lewis is “talk, talk, talk,” “no action or results,” and “Sad!”

Now Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican and Trump ally who once suggested that people of color are “the enemy,” has also chimed in, telling Lewis that he should thank a cast of Republican white men for civil rights in America.

“How about John Lewis last week, criticizing the president,” he said on a Maine radio station. “You know, I will just say this: John Lewis ought to look at history. It was Abraham Lincoln that freed the slaves. It was Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant that fought against Jim Crow laws. A simple thank you would suffice.”


Sheriff David Clarke went back in time to find just the right racial epithet.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a surrogate for Donald Trump, used the racist term “jigaboo” to refer to CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill on Tuesday.

During a panel discussion on CNN, Hill had blasted Trump for meeting with celebrities like Steve Harvey instead of black policy makers.

“It was a bunch of mediocre Negroes being dragged in front of TV as a photo op for Donald Trump’s exploitative campaign against black people,” Hill said of Trump’s meeting with Harvey.

Several hours later, Clarke fired back on Twitter: “I am tired of this jigaboo telling black people who they should be, what they should do. He’s a lackey for Democrats.”

But, wait… there’s more!

Clarke also (allegedly) threatened a passenger on his plane for asking him a question.

Dan Black told local news station WISN that Clarke detained him in an airport when the plane landed due to Black expressing disapproval at Clarke wearing Dallas Cowboys gear. This was on the same day when the Green Bay Packers were playing to Cowboys in a playoff game, which the Packers won 34-31.

According to Black, while they were boarding the flight, he asked Clarke if he was the Milwaukee County Sheriff as he wasn’t wearing his trademarked cowboy hat. (Clarke has become a well-known national figure recently due to his outspoken opposition to Black Lives Matter and support of President-elect Donald Trump.) He then shook his head when Clarke acknowledged who he was. Black stated that Clarke asked him at that point if he had a problem, to which Black said no.

Once they landed, Clarke had several deputies take in Black for questioning and then escort him out of the airport. In response to the complaint, Clarke took to his office’s official Facebook page to deliver a response, indicating that the next time Black or someone else does something like this could lead to a physical confrontation.


– Trix

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