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Category: Election '16

July 11, 2016
Republicans Show How It's Done

They say the best defense is a good offense. As the GOP prepares for its convention in Cleveland, Republicans have little other choice. After all, the Party of Lincoln is about to officially crown the pathological liar, race-baiting bigot and parasite posing as a populist Donald Trump as its nominee for President of the United […]

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July 8, 2016
President Trump Promises the Next Great Depression

In Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump delivered a blistering attack on U.S. trade policy. Unfortunately, he chose the wrong week to proclaim, "We Are Going To Make America Great Again For Everyone--Greater Than Ever Before." Just the day before, the deficit-hawks at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CFRB) offered […]

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June 27, 2016
Donald Trump and the 53-Inch Penis

With their national convention in Cleveland now less than a month away, Congressional Republicans and many in their amen corner among the right-wing media are horrified by their party's 2016 presumptive nominee for President. As well they should be; Donald Trump may not just cost them the White House, but their Senate majority and potentially […]

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June 14, 2016
The GOP's Dance with the Devil

This week, the GOP's best and brightest were shocked--SHOCKED!--to discover that the man who easily captured their party's presidential nomination is a racist. In the wake of Donald Trump's repeated attacks on Trump University case judge Gonzalo Curiel, Senator Lindsey Graham proclaimed, "This is the most un-American thing from a politician since Joe McCarthy" and […]

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June 8, 2016
So Trump Fans Say They Want a Businessman as President...

From the beginning of his unlikely quest for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has enjoyed the strong backing of those GOP voters who say they want a successful businessman in the White House. After only his outsider status, Gallup polling showed earlier this year, backers of the real estate mogul turned reality TV […]

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June 7, 2016
California Dreamin'

During the 1984 race for the Democratic nomination, I worked as a field organizer for the insurgent presidential campaign of Senator Gary Hart (D-CO). After a string of early wins in New Hampshire and states in New England and the northwest, Hart got battered in New York and the industrial Midwest. But a late surge […]

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June 5, 2016
Trump Just the Latest Republican to Threaten Judges

Republican leaders are shocked--shocked!--to find out that their 2016 presidential nominee launched a vicious campaign targeting Judge Gonzalo Curiel as "a Mexican" who is "a hater of Donald Trump." In response to Trump's repeated, racist attacks against the presiding judge in the Trump University fraud case, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could muster only, "I'm […]

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May 19, 2016
Meghan McCain Calls Hillary Clinton "Truly Evil." Her Father Says He's "Proud to Call Her My Friend"

Fox News regular and famous-for-being-famous person Meghan McCain offered conservatives a new argument for supporting Donald Trump. Likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, she told Neil Cavuto, is "truly evil." "But you still prefer him over Hillary Clinton?" Cavuto wondered. "I told you, a tuna sandwich over Hillary Clinton," McCain quipped. "Because I think Hillary Clinton […]

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May 16, 2016
What's the Difference Between Paul Ryan and Donald Trump?

For the last several days, the Beltway media have been gripped by the impasse between the GOP's presumptive 2016 presidential nominee and the Republican speaker of the House. "Paul Ryan," Politico announced, "is stuck in a Trump trap." Endorsing the uncouth vulgarian overwhelmingly supported by GOP primary voters, Tiger Beat on the Potomac argued, "is […]

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May 15, 2016
Donald Trump Proposes YUGE Tax Cut for Hillary Clinton--and Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton 38, Donald Trump 0. If you haven't been keeping score, that's how many years of tax returns Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump respectively have made available to the American public. But Trump's declaration that "it's none of your business" what tax rate he pays isn't the only sign that the Donald is only […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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