Wed, 20 February 2019
Way up yonder in the far northern frontiers of Virginia, David Waldman is holed up with his kids, and yet another snow typhoon bearing down upon KITM World Headquarters. He needs a cocoa, but first he has to dig us out of this avalanche of scandals:
Heavies from the Education Department leaned on independent investigators to shut up on Betsy DeVos.
Who knew there would be so many Trump scandals that we’d get sick of them? Don’t worry, the main stream media is watching out for us. (Wilbur Ross looks around and slowly sneaks out the back door.) Greg Dworkin rounds up the latest scandals, and predicts that in 2020 Republicans will think 2018 was a good year for them. Donald Trump could win his Omelet Emergency, but the emergency remains a political loser. The same fundamentals in 2018 mean the Gop loses in 2020, or for maybe a generation or two. Of course, Democrats could still pull out a loss if they put some effort into it. The 2016 Bernie Sanders voters had some anti-establishment, and some anti-Hillary in there. It’s up to Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir to get progressives. There will plenty of 400 lb. guys on couches ready to take on any Democratic candidates. Quit paying attention to Twitter trolls!
David pulled some strings and scored an exclusive interview with Armando (You know him as the “Armando” over at Daily Kos) Armando clears up any confusion there might be on what he will say, where he will say it, and how some insults involve idiomatic expressions, which when taken literally may not be physically possible, or culturally/socially probable. More importantly, Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has become the first of the candidates to express a willingness to expand the Supreme Court after the Republican Party stole a seat in 2016!
In local scandals:
Virginia voters know they have some losers at the top, but also know it could be worse.
Mitch McConnell and wife Elaine Chao work hand in hand to get their hands on more money and power.