Some encouraging political news

In Virginia:

Democrat Ralph Northam was projected to win Virginia’s race for governor Tuesday over Republican Ed Gillespie, as Democrats appeared headed for a big night across the board in races for lieutenant governor, attorney general and several key seats in the House of Delegates, based on exit polls and early returns.

Virginia’s election has been closely watched nationwide as a test of President Donald Trump’s status and impact on the tenor of politics in every state.

Babyman responded just the way you thought he would:

From Korea, Trump wasted no time lashing out at Gillespie. “Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for” the president tweeted before the final tally was in.

Also in Virginia:

Democrat Danica Roem ousted longtime incumbent Del. Robert G. Marshall (R) Tuesday, becoming the first openly transgender elected official in Virginia — and one of very few in the nation.

The race between Roem, 33, and Marshall, 73, focused on traffic and other local issues in Prince William County but also exposed the nation’s fault lines over gender identity. It pitted a local journalist who began her physical gender transition four years ago against an outspoken social conservative who has referred to himself as Virginia’s “chief homophobe” earlier this year introduced a “bathroom bill” that died in committee.

And in New Jersey:

New Jersey became the seventh state in the country where Democrats now control the legislative and executive branches with the election on Tuesday of Philip D. Murphy, a former Wall Street banker with no experience in office, as its 56th governor, according to The Associated Press.

The victory by Mr. Murphy, who transformed himself from a Goldman Sachs executive into a progressive Democrat to match the direction of an anxious political party, gives Democrats a badly needed lift and a governor who has vowed to make his state a bulwark against the policies of President Trump.

Mr. Murphy’s ascendancy also brings an emphatic end to the tumultuous eight-year reign of Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican who was once considered a viable contender for the White House but who leaves office as one of the country’s least popular governors.

Contrary to what the kryptic kloset klansman says, everyone of the Republicans who tan (and lost badly) embraced his racist, xenophobic, homophobic playbook. The decent people in the two states who said no to the fascists delivered this message to the pussygrabber:

That, my friends, is a woman flipping the bird at babyman’s motorcade last week in Virginia. But her Quisling bosses found out she did this and fired her on her day off. I’m not going to name her, but her company is a government contracting firm called Akima. No one should every use its services again, since they obviously support the kraven krimson kretin.

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The Justice Department’s letter: What’s this really about?

On Friday, the Justice Department issued this release involving letters it sent to nine jurisdictions involving their sanctuary laws:

Today, the Department of Justice sent the attached letters to nine jurisdictions which were identified in a May 2016 report by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General as having laws that potentially violate 8 U.S.C. § 1373.

Additionally, many of these jurisdictions are also crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime. The number of murders in Chicago has skyrocketed, rising more than 50 percent from the 2015 levels. New York City continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable consequence of the city’s “soft on crime” stance. And just several weeks ago in California’s Bay Area, after a raid captured 11 MS-13 members on charges including murder, extortion and drug trafficking, city officials seemed more concerned with reassuring illegal immigrants that the raid was unrelated to immigration than with warning other MS-13 members that they were next.

The letters remind the recipient jurisdictions that, as a condition for receiving certain financial year 2016 funding from the Department of Justice, each of these jurisdictions agreed to provide documentation and an opinion from legal counsel validating that they are in compliance with Section 1373. The Department of Justice expects each of these jurisdictions to comply with this grant condition and to submit all documentation to the Office of Justice Programs by June 30, 2017, the deadline imposed by the grant agreement.

This specifically names three cities. And the reference to one of them is a complete lie. New York isn’t soft on crime and does not have a high murder rate. Paul Krugman provides the following chart:

And the New York Police Department issued the following statement:

So what are we really talking about here?

The cities singled out are Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

Now what do those cities mean to right wing bigots.

Chicago, when you translate from bigot, means Barack Obama, which means blacks.

New York, when you translate from bigot, means Jews.

San Francisco, when you translate from bigot, means gays.

Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is a bigot. That’s why the midget digited orange troll appointed him to the post.

We’re not stupid. We’ve heard this dog whistle from Republicans ever since Richard Nixon. It’s the tool they use to get the pump truppet, Tea Party, gun fellating inbreds to drool and piss themselves.

Don’t let Hookerpiss and his cronies get away with it.

FIle this under ‘stupid people’

Words fail:

Caitlyn Jenner, a steadfast Republican, is disappointed. She’s upset that Donald Trump, a man who apparently promised her that he’d “protect the LGBTQ community,” has failed to do so.
In a video message posted to Twitter Thursday, Jenner expressed her profound disappointment with the administration’s recent decision to roll back protections for trans students in public schools with regards to their bathroom preference.
“I have a message for President Trump from well, one Republican to another. This is a disaster. And you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community,” she said. “Call me.”

I mean, who could have imagined that Pence’s puppet and Putin’s little pony, a lyingracistanti-Semiticxenophobichomophobicmisogynisticpedophilic thief would have said something he really didn’t mean?

And if you’re wondering why Jenner backed the Lügenorange in the first place:

Caitlyn Jenner’s support for the Republican party is well-documented and confounding, until you realize that she’s rich as hell. Because staying rich is clearly a priority for the wealthy.

By the way, I think someone’s going to be sitting by a phone that doesn’t ring for a very long time.

A pump truppet is smacked in the face with our reality

66aeeff66959a10271e0be9fccc28f2cFrom the Associated Press:

When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink.

She had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the moneyed elites from their perch in Washington. And she knew Trump’s pick for Treasury — Steven Mnuchin — all too well.

OneWest, a bank formerly owned by a group of investors headed by Mnuchin, had foreclosed on her Los Angeles-area home in the aftermath of the Great Recession, stripping her of the two units she rented as a primary source of income.

Let’s break this down. This woman lost the rental property she was counting on for income because of a recession created by the incompetence of the Republican administration led by George Bush (the dumber). The economy turns around and things actually get better under the Democratic president, who the hemorrhoidal oligarch says wasn’t born in this country, was actually a Muslim and didn’t deserve his college degree.

And the woman falls for the GOP’s pseudo billionaire anal inflamation from New York who says he’s a man of the people. The bedpan she calls a brain doesn’t even bother to consider that a billionaire in New York doesn’t associate with “the people.” He associates with other plutocrats, who in New York happen to be investment bankers.

These aren’t his enemies. This is his social circle.

So she votes for him, and guess what! He fills his Cabinet with fellow plutocrats. One of whom took her houses away, essentially stealing her money, taking food out of her mouth, and putting her shelter at risk.

Now, I should feel sorry for her, but here’s our reality. She knew that her man of the people was a lyingracist, anti-Semitic, xenophobic, homophobicmisogynistic pedophile, and she happily voted for him anyway. Because, you know, build the wall, lock her up and make America great again. Which means she enthusiastically wanted the Lügenorange to make defenseless people suffer.

Only Miss Bigot McTruppet didn’t understand, she was a defenseless person.

So, suffer. You got your wish.