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...mumble mumble mumble Bernie Sanders too mumble.

No, you make a really excellent point here.


My distaste for Hillary and for a Clinton dynasty has absolutely nothing to do with her being a woman. And the fact that her name is Clinton is actually an excellent reason not to vote for her.

Lance Mannion


You're a member of the political press corps? What outlet?


I talk to myself all the time, Lance. Doesn't self-reporting count?

El Jefe

On the subject of "Where Trumps Might Go To" we got an actually-good piece on Vox today (rather than that "he'll lose because he'll lose" nonsense that Ezra Klein may spend actual years living down.) this one builds to a conclusion very familiar to any observant Mannionite:

El Jefe

On a separate note, since you mentioned on Twitter being forced to root for Cruz vs Trump, Digby has picked up on the comparison I've had in mind for a long time. And with "Tailgunner Ted" it is not actually McCarthy, it's the pre-vice presidential career of a certain Californian (it's from Salon which makes me creeped out a little but that's the only place Digby writes at this length these days and we can't go around blaming people for all their questionable choices, we all make them):

This is how Ted Cruz wins: Why the formerly unthinkable could really, actually happen

El Jefe

This would be in keeping with ol' Karl's line that you use as a blog post tag: as with so many things, with postwar HUAC the first time (Nixon and what he geared up) was tragedy, the second (McCarthy) was farce and therefore easier to stop than the twenty years of hell and nut-cutting that rent the fabric of our concepts of civic unity, capped by Watergate which was in the end like getting Capone on tax evasion.

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