The mid-summer crickets are back
President Trump, Senator Capito, Congressman McKinley, and Ogden Newspapers have had a lot to say about executive orders; unfortunately, you have to go back to the Obama administration to find any of it
Trump (previously) on Obama’s use of executive orders
Ouch. pic.twitter.com/IoYspdHeG1— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 10, 2020
Senator Capito in 2014
West Virginia Second District Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito called Obama’s decision “unconstitutional and wrong.”
“ . . .
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August 1 odds and ends
Health care, Trump, golf, unemployment benefits, Capito
Did I miss something on health care?
Two weeks ago today: President Trump told Chris Wallace he would be "signing a health care plan within two weeks, a full and complete health care plan"— Ben Gittleson (@bgittleson) July 31, 2020
So what is President Trump doing today?
President Donald Trump is on the golf course at . . .
It appears that local representative David McKinley has enlisted in Trump’s personal attack army
Last month, WV Representative David McKinley tried (unsuccessfully, in most eyes) to attack and discredit Anthony Fauci for President Trump. (I wrote about it here.) Today, he quickly supported Trump’s decision to send federal law enforcement into cities.
Here was President Trump at this afternoon’s coronavirus update:
"Today, I . . .
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Sunday odds and ends
(Mostly Trump stuff)
Trump takes the test!
Earlier today, Chris Wallace at Fox News asked the president about the cognitive test he took:
Trump wants American voters to be impressed that he could identify a picture of an elephant. pic.twitter.com/s4MWVR901Y— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 19, 2020
In response, NY Times . . .
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Hey Senator, even Fox News fact checked Trump’s speech on deregulation
Did West Virginia's Capito actually watch the speech or did she just tweet the Republican talking points?
Trump's White House speech
Yesterday, President Trump gave a political speech (with expensive visual aids) in the rose garden (which is supposed to be non-partisan) about deregulation.
On South Lawn, WH seeks to make a political point by setting up a crane lifting the weights of regulation from the bed of a "red" truck, while . . .
Still more odds and ends from around the Web
Videos, Trump stuff, and higher education
Two videos worth a look
Kids, don’t try to pass your next history test with these ‘facts’ pic.twitter.com/Q7DK6pSG9K— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 5, 2020
Has anyone figured out the right way for Black people to protest? pic.twitter.com/tkGDJHvnx2— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 5, 2020
Impressive! . . .
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Hypocrisy is not confined to Republican senators
Our local papers can certainly relate to "failed leadership"
Iowa’s Republican senator, Joni Ernst, was on CNN earlier today:
DANA BASH: You criticized Obama for 'failed leadership' when 2 people in the US died from Ebola. Nearly 130,000 are dead from coronavirus. So is Trump showing failed leadership?@SenJoniErnst: "No. I think that the president is stepping forward." pic.twitter.com/2KDUPpjL2Y— . . .