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With the debt ceiling fiasco, Repubes are playing their favorite game: Pin the Blame on the Donkey.

They want the US to default and the US economy to tank so that they can point their grubby fingers at Biden and say, "Look! Biden wrecked the economy!"

So they are making ludicrously unreasonable demands that Biden won't agree to so that they can whine, "Look! Biden won't negotiate!"

That's why Biden, rather than taking the 14th Amendment route, is making it clear that he is more than willing to negotiate, turning their game into Pin the Blame on the Elephant, a much larger and more fault-worthy target, with apologies to actual elephants everywhere.

Then if Biden does use the 14th Amendment, he will be able to show that he had to do so as a last resort, thanks to the game-playing Repubes, who would not negotiate in good faith.

You know what? The Republicans' #1 tactic of scaring the bejesus out of people is working . . .

on us Dems! The CNN town hall for the rapist ex-"president" is as frightening as anything I've seen coming from the right in the last six years.

Way to get out the Democratic vote, GOP, CNN, and all Trump-humping media! If you keep trotting out Trump, you will not only gin up your base, but will also scare the pants off of Democratic voters and ensure very few of us stay home on Election Day 2024.

I think CNN hosted the town hall not just for tonight's ratings, but for ratings for the next two

years and beyond, if the twice-impeached, rapist ex-"president" manages to get his fat ass elected again—shudder.

CNN is hoping beyond hope for a Biden-Trump rematch. It would be like Rocky Balboa versus Apollo Creep.

Oh, and also, they hosted him because we're descending into a fascist state, helped along by right-wing media like CNN and Fox and the American oligarchy.

It's telling that NO Republican politicians are criticizing Biden over the near-daily mass shootings

we are now experiencing.

You'd think they would. Anytime anything bad happens, blame it on Biden. That's Republican-craft 101. Inflation? Blame it on Biden. Gas prices go up? Blame it on Biden. And, of course, illegal immigration increases? Blame it on Biden. But they haven't criticized him one bit over this.

Because what are they gonna say, "Why hasn't Biden passed tougher gun laws?"

The Republicans can't pile on Biden over this because they know that they themselves are the ones to blame for the carnage. They are the ones sucking up to both the NRA and to their gun-loving base, just to get reelected. It's too craven and depraved for words.

Hey! Remember Jennifer Weisselberg's "It's bigger than money!" statement? Maybe now we will get

to find out what she meant.

Here is pnwmom's DU post about it from March 13, which seems like an eternity ago:


Putin and the Presidents: Interview with Timothy Snyder.

I was streaming Thom Hartmann on YouTube today. After it ended, this PBS Frontline video came on. If you haven't watched this, it's well worth it for an in-depth discussion of many of the factors that led to the war in Ukraine. Discusses Putin's psychology and the Russian propaganda machine, their interference in the 2016 election, and how the Jan. 6 insurrection emboldened Putin and made him believe that he had so effectively tied America into knots that he could easily invade and overcome Ukraine.


Thank you for the latest heart, DU member! Hope your Valentine's Day was full of love and happiness


Thank you for the heart, my dear DU member! Much love to you and all DU!

Thank you very much for the heart, anonymous DU member! Your heart warmed my heart!

As much as I love Joe Biden, I don't think he should run. I think Jon Tester should.

I know this post will incur a lot of wrath. Believe me, if Joe does decide to run, I will support him all the way and will, of course, vote for him. But we have to be realistic. We have to win the presidency in 2024 or our democracy is all but doomed.

For people like us on DU, we KNOW that Joe rescued our country from disaster following Traitor Trump and the pandemic, we KNOW all of his amazing achievements, we KNOW that during his administration millions of jobs were created and that unemployment is at a 50-year low and that the economy is booming.

But waaaaay too many voters don't pay any attention to politics until Election Day. They could not tell you what ARPA stands for, let alone any of the wonderful things that came out of ARPA, or that Joe Biden was responsible for it. I hate to say it, but I think Joe's age will be a deciding factor in the way they vote. Especially the independent voters and the disgruntled Republican voters that we need to vote Democratic in 2024.

Okay, so about Jon Tester, senator from Montana. First of all, Rachel Maddow adores Jon. How's that for a credential? Second, Jon has managed to win and hold his Senate seat three times in our ruby-red state. These days, that's nothing short of miraculous. Third, Jon is a farmer with broad appeal. He is the real deal whose down-to-earth, common-sense approach to politics and his refreshing no-bullshit demeanor would highlight DeSantis's slick, suck-up-to-the-MAGA-crowd phoniness (or the phoniness of any other Republican who wins the Republican primary).

Here's a sample of Joe's straightforward style:


And here is the Rachel Maddow interview with Jon Tester in which he shows his devotion to helping veterans. At the very end, Rachel says she's going to ask Jon after the break about his plans for running for the presidency, but unfortunately they don't show that part! But she did indeed encourage Jon to run.


So I know this post will piss off many, but seriously, I'm just being pragmatic. I still adore Joe Biden and will back him for president if he does run, but I'm terrified that his age will lose us the election.

(And, I'll be away from home and off DU the rest of the day, so won't be able to respond to any responses for a day or two. Please don't hate on me too bad!!!!!)

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