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Dan McCready, Democratic Candidate in Controversial NC-09 Election, Rescinds Concession

A More Civil Brand of Politics? George H.W. Bush Stoked Racism to Win

And his wife maligned his challenger’s running mate, the first female in that role, with a slur that is only directed at women.

And as far as George H.W. Bush’s presidency: Iran-Contra and Operation Desert Storm and broccoli and lots and lots of other stuff.

Melania’s Blood Red Xmas Trees Earning Hilarious Tweets

If you thought last year’s White House Xmas decorations were bizarre, take a look at the 2018 version. This photo was posted on Twitter by CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller.

The trees are as red as the MAGA hat atop Trump’s farthest right supporters, as red as any communist in Putin’s Red Square, as red as the blood on Trump’s hands for selling more arms to the Saudis to use on the masses they are starving in Yemen.

But the comments on the trees are helping us look on the lighter side, starting with this PhotoShop effort from @chatelainedc:

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How Bad Ballot Design Likely Killed Bill Nelson’s Senate Career

If you’re still mad at Florida for denying Vice Pres. Al Gore the presidency in 2000, you’re probably not any happier with us for denying the Senate another Democrat, in the form of Bill Nelson.

There’s a tragically simple explanation for why the Senate vote went off the rails in the county where Fort Lauderdale is:

Bad ballot design. Like, spectacularly bad design.

In civilized counties like mine, here’s how the ballot looked:

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Just in Time for Xmas — The Trumpy Bear

You want to feel sorry for Trump supporters getting ripped off for a $40 stuffed animal, but after watching the pure happiness depicted in the ad for a Trumpy Bear, the pity evaporates. Let the MAGA folks waste their disability checks if they so desire. The rest of us can look for the discarded bears in the trash and “play” with them accordingly.

The Trumpy Bear comes with hair like its namesake that can be brushed lovingly, a secret compartment for an American flag facsimile blanket (can someone explain the word, “desecration” to these folks?), and a certificate of authenticity, which buyers will want to frame and hang on their wall, just under the portrait of Trump, Palin, Nugent and Kid Rock at the White House.

Hurry, supplies — like the days left in our democracy — are limited.

Trump Thumped: Dems’ Net Gain in the House Is Biggest Since 1976

Don’t be like the “liberal media” and fall for Trump’s BS. He and the GOP took a thumpin’ and a shellacking on Tuesday. According to the Brookings institute, the Democrats’ net gain in the U.S. House of Representatives was the largest since Pres. Jimmy Carter was elected in 1976.

See Ari Melber’s full report here:

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GOP Sen.-Elect Blackburn on T.O. Gun Massacre: We Must ‘Protect the Second Amendment’

NRA responds: Come by the office and pick up your check, Marsha.

Ivanka Trump Gets China Trademark Approval for Voting Booths

Reuters reported today that China has issued 16 trademarks for President Trump’s daughter Ivanka in the past two months — including one for voting machines!

The group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington made the findings about the new China trademarks in a Monday statement, and said it was the largest number of new Chinese trademarks her company has received in a single month since her father took office.

The latest China trademarks cover things like shoes and jewelry, but also more offbeat items like voting machines and nursing homes, according to a search of records on the Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce’s Trademark office.

The trademarks were applied for in 2016.

Which got me thinking, what would an ad campaign for a Trump-branded voting booth look like, which inspired me to write a little advertising copy:

Voiceover: Deep female voice with indistinct Eastern European accent

Welcome to the IvankaBooth!

Snuggle into your own private political space where it’s just you and the last dog whistle or overt racist remark echoing in your head.

Settle into your plush, golden surroundings and focus on which vote suppressor or media attacker you’re casting your ballot for in the intimate confines of your IvankaBooth, where it’s just you and God and your uneducated, uninformed, misinformed and misogynistic beliefs in the pursuit of your inalienable right to vote for the demagogue of your choice.

IvankaBooth — it’s where YOU make history happen!

(Made in China. Patent pending)

Trump Ad Answers the Question of How Racist You Have to Be to Get Banned from FOX News

Pretty damn racist.

One More Day, Dems, One More Day