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News, politics and commentary from Daily Kos Contributing Editor David Waldman

Kagro in the Morning David Waldman

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News, politics and commentary from Daily Kos Contributing Editor David Waldman

    Kagro in the Morning - September 24, 2021

    Kagro in the Morning - September 24, 2021

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    David Waldman squeezed out one more KITM before a weekend of recuperation. Good thing Joe lets us have weekends now!
    Donald Trump is such a loser! It is so hard to believe that one person could lose in so many ways, we may need a forensic audit of the number to be completely certain…
    The hand count in Maricopa AZ confirms that Trump lost to Joe Biden, just like he lost all the other times, but this time he lost by even more votes. As Trump heads to big losses in more states, he has changed his tactic to demanding audits in states he won. 
    The House select committee on the January 6 insurrection is subpoenaing Trump aides. They won’t cooperate, Trump will invoke “executive privilege”, although he doesn’t even have the power to tweet “executive privilege” anymore.
    Some Capitol police took selfies with the rioters, some did much more than that. 
    A Republican crime wave is spreading unreported, because reporters can’t believe it is happening. The right wing will do and say what they want, where they want, and hackers love them for it. Lauren Boebert paid rent and utilities with campaign funds, because she’s too dumb to be corrupt, even with this system. 
    Facebook supports thousands of scammers to help fleece their billions of saps. Mark Zuckerberg personally approved pushing pro-Facebook stories into the news feeds, and handed the FTC a $5 billion tip to not sue him personally. In his defense, Mark says he made that surfboard go by himself.
    No, the debt ceiling doesn’t need to be raised, and Nancy Pelosi wishes you’d just read the constitution.

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    Kagro in the Morning - Septemer 23, 2021

    Kagro in the Morning - Septemer 23, 2021

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    David Waldman is still a little under the weather, but also now a little under the influence, OTC-wise, balancing out the entertainment levels in today’s KITM-NFT. Greg Dworkin calls in, allowing David valuable tea-sipping time.
    Winter is coming, which will increase the chances of transmitting, and being transmitted COVID. On the other hand, some projections show the pandemic declining. Unfortunately, the risk of being assaulted by an a pro-pandemic maniac keep increasing. The solution to that, and many related issues, won’t be coming from science.
    Trump-fueled violence of all kinds isn’t over yet. The good news is that Donald Trump might be over soon. Longtime Gop operatives have finally been charged with funneling rubles to Donald. Federal prosecutors have waited until the last moment to charge Trump, which ends up being the best moment.
    Speaking of Russia, John Durham was sent out to avenge Donald Trump’s honor, and as expected, didn’t come back with much.
    Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi announced that they have a framework for their infrastructure package, surprising Democrats. Some plan is better than none at all, which is usually the plan. Moderates always want the status quo, which no one is offering anymore.
    Republican or Democrat, if you want democracy, there’s only one ticket.
    Zut alors! Is this lover’s spat between France and us, our fault or theirs? You really can’t fault Australia for wandering, after how they’ve been treated.

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    Kagro in the Morning - September 22, 2021

    Kagro in the Morning - September 22, 2021

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    David Waldman might not have COVID-19. He probably doesn’t, but we will all breathe easier when when the test results are in. David did make it through the whole two hours, with a big assist from Greg Dworkin. 
    Thousands are dying each day from Covid, and it’s still the well-ventilated summertime.  Laura Ingraham points out that fewer than 600 sets of parents have watched their children die so far. She and Tucker Carlson should be the GoFundMe parents should turn to.
    It turns out that monopolies have disadvantages handling crises such as pandemics.
    The Biden economic agenda is poised to transform caregiving in America. Things are looking a bit bleak in Washington right now, but they did for Obamacare for a while too. Some of the moderate, centrist, Democrats standing in the way are actually conservative, perhaps a little Republican. Maybe they can run that way after they lose their present jobs. 
    Democrats consider which minute rules they might have missed which may get them through obstacles. Republicans usually consider which rules they should ignore. Cyber Ninjas should have taught us that it is past time to protect democracy. Eliminating the filibuster will help prevent future election stealing. In Oregon, Republicans are furious that they can’t shut down redistricting. Trump knew his voting machine claims were lies. We all did.
    Donald Trump pretends to be president, and is thinking about a pretend Airforce One. 

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    Kagro in the Morning "Encore Presentation" - September 21, 2018, airing September 21, 2021

    Kagro in the Morning "Encore Presentation" - September 21, 2018, airing September 21, 2021

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    David Waldman has a touch of that thing going around, but at least it’s not THAT thing. Get well David! It also seems like I had some thing back in ‘18, forcing David to write the summary... Anyhow, tap the link above to relive one of the more annoying periods of the previous administration:
     
    It’s not just another day of Kavanaugh craziness. It’s a Day of Kavanaugh Craziness. The bizarro theory that Brett Kavanaugh had an evil twin takes root, declares Mission Accomplished, and is then deleted. Who’s behind it? That Ed Whelan guy. Boy, I dunno.
    Armando joined in the wide-ranging discussion of just how nutty this whole thing is becoming, plus other assorted sad tales of our times.
    Is Trump even dumber than we thought? Or is this actually within tolerances for his stupidity? Apparently, he thinks Spain can deter migrants by building a wall. Across another continent. Seems like a fine time to have him chair a UN Security Council meeting, then.
    More about that thing where Yale Law profs and/or “Tiger Moms” are said to be “grooming” clerks for Kavanaugh. That’s a loaded word. And maybe it’s the right one. But this is just the latest twist to a long-standing practice that keeps the loop closed on elite legal careers.
    Trump’s team sets about gaslighting you about his confession to Lester Holt.
    There was always something… not right…  about that guy who was so keen on 3-D printing guns.

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    Kagro in the Morning - September 20, 2021

    Kagro in the Morning - September 20, 2021

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    David Waldman and Greg Dworkin bring us the latest, and this weekend’s latest too!
    The Justice for J6 rally demonstrates that the right can lose a battle of wits with themselves when no one brings the ammunition. Are the Dems actually killing unvaccinated Trump supporters by mandating vaccines and masks, assured that the right will kill themselves to own the left? Inconceivable! Get well from your breakthrough infection Justice Putnam — that wasn’t part of our plan!
    Even Fox News polling shows non-fruitcakes strongly support many vaccine requirements. Pfizer has determined that its vaccine is safe and effective in children ages 5 to 11, which probably means self-immolation protests at school board meetings are inevitable.
    Maria Butina, Russian honeypot spy here in the US for a bit, has been elected to the Russian parliament, where she is now suspected of being a US spy. 
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is at Trump levels of disapproval and yet could go lower, alright, alright, alright!
    Washington reporter for 3 decades, Andrew Taylor quits the cesspool.
    While thousands die each day, DC heads toward the cliff, again.  The Senate parliamentarian dealt a crushing blow to the hope of minimum wage increases and immigration reform in the budget reconciliation bill… if Democrats let her.

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    Kagro in the Morning - September 17, 2021

    Kagro in the Morning - September 17, 2021

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    David Waldman returns, atoned, rested and ready for one more KITM before the weekend.
    One way to prepare for this weekend, is not to head to the Capitol for this weekend’s rally. Not many go to these things anymore, anyhow. Insurrectionists prefer more of a sense of “ambush” to their riots, and they’re just not feeling it in this one. For example, Donald Trump was really stoked only yesterday, but when he heard there would be no MAGA hats, he felt a little chill go through his Depends. 
    If you did have plans to go, and are an unvaccinated idiot, instead check out your local ICU, as they are getting pretty busy! Laura Loomer now has Covid, as she should. America’s most celebrated idiot, Sarah Palin, painted a huge Covid target (surveyor mark) on herself, but for some reason Covid, and Karma, just keep missing her.
    Pennsylvania’s fraudit got off to a wild, awkward, ridiculous start, as would be completely expected. Who wouldn’t give a third party their name, birth date, address, drivers license number, last four digits of their Social Security number and how they cast their vote? The FBI is looking into the woman that turned off security cameras to do a little late-night “backing up” of information. Donald Trump figures that if these people ran elections, it could fix things.
    Donald better hurry. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick revealed that Democrats plan to take over the US using voting machines, and also by breeding like rabbits. Dems are already 7 million ahead, but Elise Stefanik warns that they’re always looking for more. 

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