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McRaven Asks Trump to Revoke His Security Clearance

Former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance you revoked on Wednesday, is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him. Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency.

— William McRaven, who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, wrote an open letter to President Trump in the Washington Post.

Poetic Justice


Despite the will of a majority of voters,
We ended up with Donald Trump as POTUS.
And because he’s a dick,
With his Supreme Court pick,
He’ll create a right-wing, activist SCOTUS.

Poetic Justice

Over Four Hours

Signing them feels nice, like a stroll in the Rose Garden.
And it’s fun to dangle one in front of Manafort, Flynn and Cohen.
Giving one to Jack Johnson felt good,
And should Martha get one? She should!
From his ecstatic expression, Donald Trump might have a pardon hardon.


Trump Behind NFL First Amendment Fumble

“Tell everybody, you can’t win this one. This one lifts me.”

— Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that President Trump told him that criticism of NFL players who protest during the national anthem is “a very winning, strong issue for me,” the Wall Street Journal reports.


Pence Is Actually Worse than Trump

“Donald Trump, with his feral cunning, knew. The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his talent for toadyism and appetite for obsequiousness, could, Trump knew, become America’s most repulsive public figure. And Pence, who has reached this pinnacle by dethroning his benefactor, is augmenting the public stock of useful knowledge. Because his is the authentic voice of today’s lickspittle Republican Party, he clarifies this year’s elections: Vote Republican to ratify groveling as governing. … There will be negligible legislating by the next Congress, so ballots cast this November will be most important as validations or repudiations of the harmonizing voices of Trump, Pence, Arpaio and the like. Trump is what he is, a floundering, inarticulate jumble of gnawing insecurities and not-at-all compensating vanities, which is pathetic. Pence is what he has chosen to be, which is horrifying.”

George Will


More Voters See Trump as Representing the GOP


A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that 43% of voters believe President Trump represents the majority viewpoint of Republicans in Washington, compared with 37% who said he does not. … That’s a net swing of 20 points from a August poll when 47% said Trump did not represent the viewpoint of most Republicans, and 33% said he did. This is important: Trump promised to “drain the swamp,” but now voters see him as part of the swamp.


Trump Hits High Favorability Rating with White Evangelicals

75% to 22%

A new PRRI survey finds President Trump’s favorability at an all-time high with white evangelical Christians, 75% to 22%. Also interesting is that white evangelicals prefer Trump as 2020 Republican nominee, 58% to 32%.

Poetic Justice

The McMaster Blaster

Since the beginning Trump’s cabinet was a disaster,
Now he’s shedding secretaries faster and faster.
But don’t be a quitter,
Just keep checking Twitter,
To find out when you’re fired, H.R. McMaster.


Trump Likes ‘President for Life’ Title for Xi Jinping

“He’s now president for life. President for life. No, he’s great. And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day.”

— President Trump, quoted by CNN, in remarks to GOP donors about China’s President Xi Jinping.


Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise


“The Anti-Defamation League is reporting a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year, the highest tally that the Jewish civil rights group has counted in more than two decades,” the AP reports.