September 17, 2023
Thank you for the wise words from Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson: “If we’re going to continue to move forward as a nation we cannot allow concerns about discomfort to displace knowledge, truth or history.”
Why do so many grown, educated people get all giddy around Trump and become so subservient? I keep feeling he must put out personal threats, beyond running a primary candidate against them. It's like the bully on the playground with his band of miscreants, kicking dust in everyone's face, and his gang are delighted just to be seen with him.
Trump also says in the interview he’s not worried about going to jail. Hes built differently. ?? He’s leading the coordinated attack on the courts, legal and voting systems and he’s making significant progress. He’s got countless filings or appeals in every case against him and these will eat up huge blocks of time. Of course he’s got the Cannon corruption. Not one complaint about her makes it clear what’s going on there. An associated Fed judge has even called her out. Then there is the filth in Alabama. Ignoring the SC and rumors Leo is involved with Brett to overturn the SC decision and the remaining Voters Rights Act. This all incredibly disturbing bordering on frightening.
I’ve read for the first time some comments by MAGA on Twitter and it’s truly alarming how far gone these people are. Just gone. The hate and violence is what I would expect in other i countries under military coup. I had no idea how violent people from Texas, TN, Alabama and a few others really are.
I’m very, very concerned the legal system doesn’t have what’s needed to handle this.
This is incredibly unsettling (to be very polite).
Good evening Joyce. I heard in a previous post that a Bigly organization, 45 backed, is training people right now within states to de-legitimize votes in upcoming elections. Can you say anything about this? After 45’s interview on Meet the Press today, it’s clear he has finagled his way through all of it with nothing to show for except bravado to his base and all his underhanded contingency plans should he lose the election in 2024 and we know he will. Disheartening at best, I appreciate your guidance on all fronts blue. Not sure you realize how very important you are to all of us. Thank you once again for being here with light and sounding the bell of freedom once more
The debacle in Texas shows how trump is pulling the strings and Putin is pulling trump’s strings.
Clark is a hapless pinata and I’m enjoying every loss he suffers. Meese is a meese-anthrope - always was and always will be, regardless of his evident dementia. Paxton’s rigged acquittal should be an invitation to attack the entire state party as a whole, not just its candidates, in the next election. Joyce, your friend Steve Schmidt skewered NBC hard (yes I know you are contracted with MSNBC) for learning nothing about handling tRump and disserving the public interest. Welker should go to Mehdi Hasan’s School of Actual Journalism.
I'm so old I remember when the future of democracy wasn't on the line every single national and local election. Good times, good times.
just as a point of history in refuting Ed Meese brief to the court.
1, Orval Faubus was still governor of Arkansas during the Kennedy admin. However his confrontation over desegregating Central High in Little Rock was in 1957 and with Eisenhower who in no uncertain terms told Faubus he would be enforcing federal law. Four years the issue was moot and and Arkansas was in the process of desegregating.
2. George Wallace wasn't elected governor until 1967 and that would have meant Kennedy was four years gone. Four years before, four years after, I can't see too much likelihood either governor would have tried to bring charges against the Kennedys.
Thank you, Joyce for the continuing shenanigans of the Party of Trump (POT). I hope whatever the outcome, that Jeff Clarke is dismissed from any Governmental with prejudice. We don't need self-serving autocrats in federal employment at any level. The governmental employees with whom I worked from 1989 until 2021 were exceptionally dedicated and honest with only 2 exceptions, and one of those, a high ranking administrator was summarily fired. People like Clarke are a stain on otherwise dedicated citizens.
“Trump continued, “You know who I listen to? Myself. I saw what happened.” The case gets stronger every time Trump opens his mouth.”
Confession is good for the soul but first you must have one.
Justice Jackson is special. We need more like her to take places in our government and courts. I appreciate her immensely.
Failing in his temporary DOJ appointment as head of the Civil Division at the ragged end of tRump's term of office, Mr Clark should get himself an agent, a photographic portfolio, and sign up with a modeling agency to be featured in Calvin Klein or Munsinger men's underwear adverts...he already has a promising start posing outside his house following an FBI visit, and had looked very fetching indeed. A new career is beckoning, so carpe diem, my good man.
It is well past the time when we need to stop thinking in terms of political parties and leaders. We need to think in terms of what is best for our Country and the Constitution and laws that guide us.
Thank you so much for this clear update on the January 6 trial and Texas AG Impeachment events. Indeed, while many of us wish there could be a way to quiet Trump, as you point out, there is a bright side to his constant need to perform: “ the case gets stronger every time he opens his mouth.”
trump loves a microphone. He'd probably rather have a megaphone. I wonder why trump never shows up for football games at his alma mater, University of Pennsylvania to cheer them on? Is it because he really never attended classes there; did daddy buy his diploma, because wasn't it a Wharton school professor who once said that trump was the dumbest man he'd ever met or something to that effect? And yet, he was the best candidate the Republican party could put forth in 2016, and it's continued its downward plunge ever since taking the country with it. I'm happy that trump continues to provide more damning evidence of wrongdoing every time he appears on tv. Now, if any of the indictments could please derail the guy.....as for Clark, what a buffoon. Carry on and have a great week, Democrats! carry on.
The statement that, to prove Trump’s guilt, the special counsel will need to show Trump’s knowledge that he lost the election is incorrect. Even if Trump believed he won (which he surely didn’t), that wouldn’t justify the many more specific fraudulent claims he made, and proof of any conspiracy to defraud the United States with any of the alleged co-conspirators will be sufficient.