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Friday February 03, 2017

Quote of the Day

“Ending Dodd-Frank would be deeply misguided and likely to recreate the very conditions that led to the 2008 financial crisis, shuttered American businesses, and cost millions of Americans their jobs. The financial sector will get a nice sugar high for a few years, and then crash the economy.”

-- Michael S. Barr, professor of law and public policy at the University of Michigan, nonresident senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and former assistant treasury secretary for financial institutions, in Fortune, Dec. 2016

It's put here today because Dodd-Frank is today's Trumpian crisis. We get at least one a day. Some are based on campaign promises Trump made, including this one, although I don't think he made it often, or loud, particularly when speaking before working class Americans. Other moves that Trump and the GOP have made that weren't based on stump speeches? Adding coal to water, allowing mentally disturbed people access to guns, finally standing up to Australia.  

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Posted at 07:02 AM on Feb 03, 2017 in category Quote of the Day
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Thursday February 02, 2017

Tweet of the Day

Sen. Marco Rubio, the man whose spineless condition apparently causes excessive dehydration in the salivary glands, tweeted today about how Democrats tell him that “left wing radicals” are ordering them to oppose everything, and that's why we're getting Democratic obstruction. Right. It's not the previous eight years of unprecedented obstructionism by the GOP in general and Mitch McConnell in particular; it's not the blatant idiocy of our current illegitimate president, who can't get past himself long enough to offer up a few kind words at a National Prayer Breakfast, nor make a decent phone call to the prime minister of Australia; it's “left wing radicals.”

This was one response to his tweet. It's currently at 12k retweets and 34k likes. Add to those numbers, please. 

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Posted at 09:23 AM on Feb 02, 2017 in category Quote of the Day
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Monday January 30, 2017

Tweet of the Day

Cf., this

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Posted at 10:25 AM on Jan 30, 2017 in category Quote of the Day
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Saturday January 28, 2017

Tweet of the Day

Moulton is a former U.S. Marine who is a now U.S. congressman representing the 6th district of Massachusetts. He's responding here to a Dec. 2015 Tweet of then-Gov. Mike Pence suggesting that Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims is offensive and unconstitutional. Trump has now made good on that campaign promise as it relates to Muslims in seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya and Yemen. An annotated version of Pres. Trump's immigration order can be found here.  

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Posted at 05:44 PM on Jan 28, 2017 in category Quote of the Day
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Friday January 27, 2017

Tweet of the Day

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Posted at 08:01 PM on Jan 27, 2017 in category Quote of the Day
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