Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hoping This Poll Holds Up

Hoover Institution Golden State Poll: Clinton 13 Over Sanders; Harris, Sanchez Lead Senate Field | Hoover Institution:

With California’s June 7 primary only a week away, a new Hoover Institution Golden State Poll finds Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with large leads in their respective primaries but cautionary signs lay ahead and good news for Democratic U.S. Senate hopefuls Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez.

Hoover’s Golden State Poll, administered by the survey research firm YouGov and designed in conjunction with Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West, finds Clinton holding a 13-point lead over U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (51 percent to 38 percent)...

Clinton And The Health Care Vampires

Hillary Clinton and Progressives: Why Does the Left Hate Hillary? - POLITICO Magazine:

...Democrats younger than 30, 70 percent of whom voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders, were not yet teenagers during the Bill Clinton presidency. A college student today had not been born when Hillary was going 10 rounds with the health insurance lobby. Their political awakening stems from the 2008 market crash and the Iraq War debacle, and their introduction to Hillary Clinton was her war vote and her husband’s repeal of Glass-Steagall. While older voters see her as left-of-center figure weathering decades of brutal attacks while valiantly navigating the realities of Washington, younger voters are quick to tag her as the embodiment of everything that’s wrong with the current political system.

If younger Democrats were more aware of the enmity Hillary Clinton and the health insurance lobby once had for each other, they still probably would have felt the Bern. They still would have rejected the notion that the corrosive nature of big-dollar fundraising was worth stomaching to win elections. They still would loathe Wall Street deregulation and the Iraq War vote. They still would believe only a revolution could change Washington...

tRump The Fool

The Main Problem with Donald Trump: He's a Fool:

By calling Donald Trump a fool, I do not wish to engage in mindless name-calling. Borrowing from the Oxford Dictionary, which defines a fool as “a person who acts unwisely or imprudently,” I merely wish to say that Mr. Trump often demonstrates unwise behavior...

Bros Attack Brown

California Governor Jerry Brown Gives Hillary Major Endorsement - BNR:

...Already, Brown is getting an enormous amount of pushback on social media from Bernie supporters for endorsing Hillary over Bernie. For those who weren’t alive, or don’t remember, or weren’t paying attention in 1992, suffice it to say that Brown is hardly unsympathetic to or insufficiently supportive of the ideas Bernie has presented in his campaign.

But now Brown will be summarily dismissed like Tom Hayden, Dolores Huerta, Planned Parenthood, John Lewis, Barney Frank, and an ever-growing list of progressives who are written off as shills, sell-outs, know-nothings, and don’t-matters, all because they have chosen to support Hillary over Bernie.

As Peter Daou wrote: “That these progressive icons should endure insults and attacks for supporting Hillary—or not endorsing Bernie—is a travesty...”

Horror At Vet Center

Report: 'Failure' to release Tomah details 'compromised veteran care' | WLUK:

...Some highlights from the report, which frequently mentions the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG):

"From at least 2007 to 2015, serious problems of over-prescription and abuse of authority existed at the Tomah VAMC, resulting in at least two veterans' deaths and the suicide of a staff psychologist..."

Monday, May 30, 2016

The Daily Flashback: Bush Email Edition

Bush White House email controversy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Bush White House email controversy surfaced in 2007 during the controversy involving the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys. Congressional requests for administration documents while investigating the dismissals of the U.S. attorneys required the Bush administration to reveal that not all internal White House emails were available. Conducting governmental business in this manner is a possible violation of the Presidential Records Act of 1978, and the Hatch Act.[1] Over 5 million emails may have been lost.[2][3] Greg Palast claims to have come up with 500 of the Karl Rove emails, leading to damaging allegations.[4] In 2009, it was announced that as many as 22 million emails may have been lost.[5]...

Definition Of A Typical Clinton Supporter

A Landslide will bring it down | The Confluence:

...Let me make this absolutely clear about where we stand to those of you Bernie Bros (and right wing trolls) who can’t help throwing out word salad nonsense in our comments sections. The people on this blog are some of the most pragmatic voters you will ever meet. They have a set of standards and they challenge their candidates to meet them. They are enthusiastic about Clinton but they are also not carried away by emotion. You can’t win us over by the breathless panic you feel when the demon, female incubus mind controls us to vote for her. I assure you, we did this all on our own by researching the issues and weighing the pros and cons of both candidates. There was no electronic signal to the chips embedded in our brains...

Vote Science

On Cutting-Edge Voter Data, Trump Critically Behind Clinton - The New York Times:

Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say...

tRump Flips Over Third Party

Trump unleashes tirade against Bill Kristol over independent bid.:

Donald Trump did not wait to reply. Less than two hours after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol sent out a tweet that said there would soon be news of an “impressive” independent presidential candidate, the presumptive Republican nominee went on the attack. In a series of tweets, the real estate mogul called Kristol a “dummy” and an “embarrassed loser.” He then said Republicans can “say good bye to the Supreme Court” if an independent contender does materialize...
Odd. He's pushing Bernie to run as a third party. Hmmm...

Epic Bernout Whining

Oh the pain! Sanders supporters are crying to the heavens over the Burlington College kerfluffle and Jane Sanders getting caught under the shade tree. As a Clinton supporter, and someone who is beyond fed-up with the Bernie Bro and their Purity Ponies, karma has come calling. Crooks & Liars has always been a CDS echo-chamber and nothing has changed, but oh, the children, think of the children! Vermont Right-Wingers Threaten Bernie Sanders With 'The Legal Letterhead' | Crooks and Liars

Hope For America: A Republican With Principles

‘I Will Not Give Up My Principles’: Young Republicans Official Resigns Over Trump | Mediaite:

...After calling Trump a “hateful fascist” and pointing to his list of controversies, Jorgensen bemoaned how the mogul’s ascendance has placed traditional conservatives in an impossible dilemma that compromises all their principles. Jorgensen explained that even if Young Republican clubs only focus on other conservative causes, they will support Trump by default whenever any action falls short of a full denouncement of him...

Facts On CDS And Emailgate

Rather long, complex, but complete with many links. 

Spitfire List | FTR #906 The Destabilization of Hillary Clinton:

Introduction: CIA headquarters is named for George Herbert Walker Bush, who was defeated for re-election by Bill Clinton in 1992, something for which we feel major elements of the Agency have never forgiven the Clinton family. Much of the negative “buzz” surrounding the e-mail server investigation has come from Fox News, headed by Roger Ailes, who was George H.W. Bush’s campaign manager.
While you're looking through the post, you might also want a dose of Bernie realism. In Bern This! Why is Karl Rove a “Bernie Bro’?, Spitfire List points out that Sanders has been receiving money from Karl Rove's PAC, American Crossroads. He also lists a few of Sanders' negatives such as fathering a child out of wedlock. (I'll echo the sentiment that I could care less but the GOPer attack machine can make a red meat mountain of this particular fact. There are many others at the link.)

Pentagon Bucks Hitting Wrong Place

Tomgram: William Hartung, How to Disappear Money, Pentagon-Style | TomDispatch:

...This was great news for Lockheed Martin, which needs a shot in the arm for its troubled F-35 program, already slated to be the most expensive weapons system in history, and for Boeing, which has been lobbying aggressively to keep its F-18 production line open in the face of declining orders from the Navy. But it’s bad news for the troops because, as the Project on Government Oversight has demonstrated, the money used to pay for the unneeded planes will come at the expense of training and maintenance funds.

This is, by the way, the height of hypocrisy at a time when the House Armed Services Committee is routinely sending out hysterical missives about the country’s supposed lack of military readiness. The money to adequately train military personnel and keep their equipment running is, in fact, there. Members of Congress like Thornberry would just have to stop raiding the operations budget to pay for big ticket weapons systems, while turning a blind eye to wasteful spending in other parts of the Pentagon budget...

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Cons Going Contrarian About tRump

WSJ editor: Trump needs to be destroyed in the November election to teach GOP voters a lesson:

... Pressed by host Fareed Zakaria if he was going to get behind Trump as the Republican nominee, conservative columnist Bret Stephens got right to the point.

“I most certainly will not vote for Donald Trump,” Stephens began tersely. “I will vote for the least left-wing opponent to Donald Trump and I want to make a vote that makes sure he is the biggest loser in presidential history since, I don’t know, Alf Landon...”

Hypocrisy Rumbles Like Thunder

Draft Dodger Donald Trump Gets Hero’s Welcome at Rolling Thunder - The Daily Beast:

Despite the fact he has lied to veterans and insulted POWs over the course of his campaign, Donald Trump was welcomed with open arms at Sunday’s Rolling Thunder biker rally...

Comment Of The Day: GOPer Dalek Edition

Keep yer shirt on, Hillary’s got this | Uppity Woman: William, on May 29, 2016 at 12:57 PM said:

The Republicans are so spineless. Less than a month ago, we were heaing things like “Trump is a con man,” “Trump is very dangerous,” “Trump is a pathological liar.” Now everyone is falling in line, because they are being ordered to, and because ulimately it is all about getting those big campaign contributions. Rubio is pathetic. “Yes I. will. support Mr Trump. And if. he wants. me. to make speeches for him, of course I would be happy to do that. We cannot let Hillary Clinton be elected. LIke some kind of automaton, or someone who was brainwashed in a science fiction novel.

Besides the moral banktruptcy being shown here, the public gets another lesson in politics just being a big carnival show, like WWF, where people threaten to kill each other, and then go out to dinner together, with the profits they have made from conning the public. One admires the few Republicans like McCain’s ex-aide, or Max Boot, the foreign policy expert, and a few others, who will not support Trump. But all the political figures are going to. The Republicans are like the Daleks, they have only one purpose, to exterminate Democrats. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party is always full of people who disdain the candidate, who would prefer to lose ten elections in a row. just to get their perfect candidate, who is usually someone who gets routed, but makes them feel virtuous while it happens. No one should make the mistake of ever thinking that the Republican Party has come to its senses, or that there is some level of candidate who ultimately is too abhorrent and extreme for even them to tolerate. That is really the great lesson of this election so far, not that most of us needed to see it emphasized once again.

Some Good Advice For Clinton

The Rude Pundit: Ending Trump Quickly (Profanity-Free for the Kiddies):

...Clinton isn't going to wallow in the mud with Trump. Instead, she needs a clear, concise message that can be repeated so often that crowds can call it back to her, like they do with Trump or Sanders, like they did with Obama.
It's very, very simple: "Show me the money, Donald." That's it. You can hashtag it. You can bumper sticker that up. You can chant it. For many people, it's even got a certain cultural vintage to it...

Now Bernie Wants To Pick VP

Sanders warns Clinton against moderate as VP - CNNPolitics.com:

Bernie Sanders is warning Hillary Clinton against picking a moderate Democrat as her running mate...

Crazy In NC: HB2 Klan Edition

KKK HB2 recruitment fliers spark concern in Roxboro | abc11.com:

...Wilhelm said using HB2 as a KKK recruiting tool conjures up bad memories of racial tension and division. Memories she does not want passed to her grandson...

PC And Manners

Trump Supporter Thrilled Trump Will Make America Great Again, For A-Holes | Wonkette:

...As a collector of antique etiquette books, I can actually assure you that this is not true. Far from it! Actually, there has never really been a point in American history, or practically any history I can think of, where it was not considered rude to “offend” people. I mean, my god, people were offended if you introduced people in the wrong order back in the day, so it is quite untrue that we have somehow become more “sensitive” as a society. Being considerate of other people’s feelings and comfort is a major, major theme in most of these etiquette books. In fact, it is the whole point of manners! Chewing with your mouth open isn’t rude for no reason, it’s rude because it makes other people sick to look at it. Similarly, it’s not generally acceptable to have racist, bigoted or fascist feelings because of some rule the PC POLICE made up, but because people rarely take kindly to being insulted or, if they have empathy, seeing others be insulted...

Media Stuck In CDS

I Read The Media Doomsaying Then I Imagine Hillary and Obama Campaigning Together - BNR:

...There’s something incredibly surreal about the national media’s pathological need to slam Hillary — it’s as though they have only one speed: 100 MPH against Hillary.

Sure, there’s the occasional nod to reality, like NBC News admitting that she is still the favorite to win in November. But almost to a person, corporate journalists and pundits are stuck in Hillary attack mode and are physiologically incapable of getting out of it...

Journalists Discover A Truism About The Rich

Maybe the monstrous Silicon Valley PR machine which has anointed several CEOs as genius savors of the American Way and great and worthy men that we should all emulate has finally got some grit in its gears. From the early years of Steve Jobs and his poor treatment of the peasants to Bill Gates trying to get a cop fired over a speeding ticket, the tech bunch has been given a pass they never deserved. Their bad behavior was glossed over because they were "geniuses." Even if that were true, so what? I guess it all goes back to Thomas Edison's shameless self-promotion of his own "genius." Now, with all their power and money, they are prepared to exert their fragile ego needs into the First Amendment.

What Silicon Valley’s billionaires don’t understand about the First Amendment:

...Each of these investors – and many of those writing in a massive wave of local support for Thiel – add caveats that they’re happy to see “clickbait” or “gossip” journalists suffer but that they fully support “real” journalists. As Kholsa made clear by putting the New York Times on the side of clickbait, many Silicon Valley investors see most press as suspect.

After six years as a reporter in Silicon Valley, I’ve found that a tech mogul will generally call anything unflattering I write “clickbait” and anything flattering “finally some real journalism”...
I guess tRump is not the only buffoon with an abundance of money and a scarcity of good judgment.

tRump And Enduring Hate

GUEST POST: Any support for Trump is support for bigotry, misogyny, racism, and sexism and deserves to be shamed | Eclectablog:

...I just got off the phone with a Republican friend who said: “It’s what politicians do. They say wild things in primaries and then tack back to the middle during the general. He’ll moderate.” No! I reject this. You can’t walk back hate. It must remain unacceptable to mainstream racism and bigotry. Our country was founded on the premise that we were all made equal by our creator and our political system was built upon this foundation. Any attempt to normalize the notion in politics that we are not all equal is an existential threat to our democracy.

Words have meaning and power. When it becomes acceptable to assign inferior status to a group of people because of their sex, race, religion, or heritage when it’s politically expedient and then to simply “tack back”, we have entered uncertain and dangerous waters for our Republic...

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Bernie And Schrodinger's Boom Box

This is a really strange story. I don't know what to make of it. 

Sanders supporter admits to faking "shoot the gays" video - AMERICAblog News:

UPDATE: A Sanders supporter has admitted to faking the video of Bernie Sanders arriving on stage in California earlier this week to a homophobic rap song about killing gay and trans people...

Where The Anti-Abortion Fever Was Borne

...or how to start a flame war on Facebook. It's hard to have a reasoned conversation with people so sanctiminous in general (they remind me Bernouts) but if it were possible, I'd point out that, once again,  they have been programed. I'll probably add snippets to this post later.

The Not-So-Lofty Origins of the Evangelical Pro-Life Movement | Religion Dispatches:

...In other words, as Randall Balmer has succinctly put it: “the religious right of the late twentieth century organized to perpetuate racial discrimination...”

Voting For Clinton, Part 3

Erica Jong: Why I trust Hillary Clinton - CNN.com:

...When people complain that Hillary Clinton is "shrill" I think they're worried about their mothers. I'm not. When they call her a hawk, I'm also not worried. Grandmothers don't go to war unnecessarily. That's why Native Americans often used a council of grandmothers to decide on war and peace.
I'm totally comfortable with Hillary Rodham Clinton. She understands the nuclear threat. She fought against proliferation when she was secretary of state. She understands the Supreme Court and why we need more Ruth Bader Ginsburgs sitting on it...

For Those Who Serve And Served

Yesterday


Sanders Overreach Continues

Sanders to DNC: Remove Clinton backers from convention committees - CNNPolitics.com:

Bernie Sanders' campaign wants the Democratic National Committee to remove two Hillary Clinton supporters from key convention roles, accusing them of being "aggressive attack surrogates..."

Sanders Has Paid Millions To Chuck Todd Family

Chuck Todd's wife owns Maverick Strategies & Mail, which has received $1,342,239, presumably not in $27 increments from Sanders.  Expenditures Breakdown, Bernie Sanders, 2016 Cycle | OpenSecrets: Maverick Strategies & Mail


Hero Business Mythism

Hullabaloo "The bogus businessman":

Krugman has a good column today about the alleged business acumen of Donald Trump which seems to have convinced more Americans that he would be better for the economy than Clinton or Sanders. Krugman points out that Republicans inexplicably always fare better in polling on this issue despite the fact that the constantly crash the economy and leave a gigantic mess for Democrats to clean up...

Everything You Need To Know About Emailgate

Media's Epic Email Fail | Crooks and Liars:

...That procedures at State regarding email were not clear, or well known, just drives out the necessity of the OIG report. Though it isn't as comprehensive, or as balanced, as one would hope, the report did cover what State needs to do to ensure the events related to Clinton's emails don't happen again.

Then, in the future, we won't be subjected to what we're being subjected to now: story after story after story about Clinton's emails—the majority of which are either deliberately incendiary or confused. Instead, we could be focused on more important facts. Facts, like how on earth could someone like Trump become an actual Presidential nominee.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Another Dawning Day In CDS

Trust Me, Hillary Supporters: The Media Will NOT Be Your Friend In 2016 - BNR:

Hillary supporters: I woke up today and turned on cable news. The first thing I saw was Donald being given a pass for abusive, bigoted comments, while Hillary was being raked over the coals for an email server. This pattern is repeated everywhere — and it will be that way for the remainder of the 2016 race. A few days ago, I shared my approach to dealing with the incessant media hostility toward Hillary and toward you, her supporters. The full text is reposted below...

GOPer Fantasy Meets Gay Sci-Fi

Louie Gohmert Puts His Foot Down, Says No To Gay Space Colonies | Crooks and Liars:

Remember when Louie Goober Gohmert argued on the House floor that gay rights is wrong and so is same sex marriage because if there was a gay island everyone would die off? Well now he's got a new spin on that old story.

Goober upped his game a bit on Thursday when he argued on the house floor that not only would we not have gay islands, but we also wouldn't send gay couples or gay animals into space to start a new colony on a distant planet...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Bill To Disrupt tRump

If Wyden's Tax Return Disclosure Bill Passes, Trump May Decide Not to Run, Saving the Republican Party... and the Free World:

...But, he cannot abide the world seeing the likely disclosures in his returns: wealth not close to what he claims, debt, absurd deductions (anything remotely connected to enhancing the Trump name, possibly Melania’s wedding gown), his hairdos, offshore tax havens, amnesty, unsavory business partners.

Hence, if the Wyden bill passes, Trump may bow out. The Republican Convention would truly be open and it is anyone’s guess who would emerge [although I would bet on Paul Ryan, (R-WI).]...

Comment Of The Day: tRump Summation Edition

Trump Advisor Exposes The Bankruptcy Of His Campaign | Crooks and Liars: maxdi

Trump is the logical conclusion of how Repubs have debased politics with the stridently artificial: an actor as politician (Reagan); ketchup as vegetable; invading the wrong country for the wrong reason and then screwing it up royally; astro-turf strategies poisoned by corrupting money; religion/social values invented to inflame less-educated voters; agitprop from a RightWing Noise Machine; disenfranchisement in the name of non-existent voter-fraud; and on and on. A serially bankrupt, narcissistic, know-nothing businessman with some reality-tv experience and facility for lying and flip-flopping is the best next step they cancome up with. One shudders to think what comes after Trump.

Clinton Winning In Midwest

Bloomberg Politics Rust Belt Poll - Bloomberg Politics:

Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by 7 percentage points among middle-income voters in the Rust Belt, a key demographic he almost certainly needs to become president...
I hate the term Rust Belt; it denigrates an entire region and people. 

There Will Be More Of This

Man Says He Was Punched For Taking Daughter Into Walmart Men's Restroom:

A Utah man says he was attacked Sunday at his local Walmart by another man outraged that he’d taken his five-year-old daughter with him into the restroom, local TV station KSL reported...
The GOP has given the haters a new reason to hate, and the bullies a new justification for bullying.

Clinton Email Bottom Line

Hillary, Diana and Journalists | The Confluence:

...In any case, there were no laws broken, she didn’t send email that she knew ahead of time was classified and the server was never hacked, unlike the other state department servers. This is simply a case of a woman who knows that everything she thinks, writes and says is has the potential to become twisted and misused for political purposes or just for fun, as Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson admit...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Lameness Of The "Lesser Evil" Argument

Robert Reich is still trying to talk some damn sense into Bernie supporters and it’s still not going well:

...And now here comes the part that is gonna “bern” their britches:

“Finally, some of you say that even if Hillary is better than Trump, you’re tired of choosing the ‘lesser of two evils,’ and you’re going to vote your conscience by either writing Bernie’s name in, or voting for the Green Party candidate, or not voting at all. I can’t criticize you for voting your conscience, of course. But your conscience should know that a decision not to vote for Hillary is a de facto decision to help Donald Trump.”

Whomp...
Listen up, people! Any final decision you make about anything anytime anywhere always comes down to the "lesser of two evils." And I don't care if you're getting an appendectomy, buying a car, or proposing marriage, the process is always the same. The last computer I bought was the product of a spreadsheet of specs boiling down to three choices from a matrix of 16. Then it was down to two--- both of which were terrific spec-wise, but I settled on a Falcon Northwest because of its tech support reputation, which turned out to be well-deserved. But it did come down to the "lesser of two evils"; in this, case the evil was choosing the more expensive computer. Choosing someone to vote for is no less, or should be, no less the same process. Thus, in the end, if you don't vote for Clinton and stay at home or vote for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein, you are voting for tRump, the most odious, and organgest, demi-human seeking the White House since Skippy Bush rode his daddy's money and rep into the Oval Office.

Giddy With Voter Suppression

Exposed: Wisconsin GOP Staffer Testifies Yes, Voter ID Law Was Meant To Block Democratic Votes - Blue Nation Review:

...In a federal voting rights discrimination lawsuit against Wisconsin brought by liberal groups, the key witness is Todd Allbaugh, former chief of staff to then-State Sen. Dale Schultz.

Disclosing the details of a 2011 closed-door meeting, Allbaugh has testified that Republicans specifically wanted a voter ID bill to suppress votes and help Republicans win elections.

Allbaugh, who Hillary has commended for speaking out, said some Republican lawmakers — including Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, and former Sen. Randy Hopper, R-Fond du Lac, appeared downright “giddy” at the idea of suppressing votes in heavily Democratic areas like Milwaukee, home to many of the state’s black and Latino voters...

tRump Roasts Another GOPer

The Daily 202: Trump’s attacks on the GOP’s most prominent Latina, Susana Martinez, should alarm Republicans - The Washington Post:

During a 65-minute speech in Albuquerque last night, Donald Trump laced into New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. He blamed her for the state’s economic problems, for the growing number of food stamp recipients and for not doing more to reject Syrian refugees. The billionaire even mused about moving to the state to run for governor himself.

“She’s got to do a better job,” Trump told thousands of supporters, per Jenna Johnson. “She’s not doing the job. We’ve got to get her moving. Come on: Let’s go, governor...”

A Blast From The Past



Rigging Hurt Clinton

Cannonfire "The REAL rigger":

...Proof one: Hillary won the primary in Washington state. Unfortunately, the primary is non-binding. The delegates are based on the caucuses, which the BernieBullies were able to game -- he got nearly 73 percent of the caucus votes to Hillary's 27 percent.

Proof two: Nebraska. Same story. Clinton won a non-binding primary, 61-39. But she lost the caucus, 58-42...

Dems Not Sinking

Booman Tribune ~ A Progressive Community: "The Fake GOP Engagement Advantage"

...Gallup says a central challenge for Democrats is to fix this disparity in engagement, and that’s true. But, with two conventions in July, followed by four debates, and the fall campaign, voter interest will rise automatically, and the Democrats have a lot more disengaged voters who will be coming online without any effort by the DNC or the Clinton campaign.

There’s also a current advantage the Republicans are enjoying in that their nomination is now a settled matter, and they’re consolidating a little earlier than the Democrats. Bringing the Clinton and Sanders camps together will more difficult than usual and will probably be somewhat incomplete, but that schism is minor compared to the one on the Republican side where the Speaker of the House can’t even endorse his own party’s nominee...

GOPers Helping Screw Retirees

Never let the best interests of a customers get in the way of gouging a few more pennies out of the elderly and infirm. It's ok, according to them, to give retirement advice that is not going to benefit the retiree but will benefit the advisor. Huh. It's an AP so you can't see any of their precious words. Republicans block stricter rules on retirement savings - The Washington Post