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I haven’t posted about Trump since January, mostly because it’s impossible to keep up with his daily abominations without getting paid for it. But just when you think he can’t sink any lower, he does.

Witness his just concluded overseas trip which he began by antagonizing and insulting our closest allies and ended by cozying up to his good pal Vladimir. If accepting the word of a murderous dictator above the conclusions of American intelligence agencies isn’t a classic example of giving aid and comfort to one’s enemies, I don’t know what is.

This must not become normalized, or allowed to fade from consciousness as new headline-making tweets compete for attention. This is serious — the stuff of treason and dereliction of duty, just as the denial of climate change is a failure to protect citizens from the destruction and havoc caused by global warming, the start of a trade war threatens the stability of the world’s economy, and repeated attacks on truth and American institutions savage our democracy.

Enough is enough! What more evidence of this man’s supreme unfitness for the presidency do we need? The United States cannot allow itself to be held hostage to Trump’s pathologies. It is time for our politicians to cease their empty speechifying and start acting like the first responders we need them to be . . . and for the electorate to stop feeding the beast.

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Yesterday, Ted Stevens gave his farewell speech on the floor of the Senate. The long-serving Alaska senator was forced to give up his seat after being found guilty of multiple counts of corruption and losing his re-election bid. Despite the fact that he was a convicted felon, his colleagues gave him a standing ovation nearly one-minute long when he finished his speech. This CNN.com screen shot says it all:

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Senator Lieberman was among those praising Stevens, earning yet another merit badge for bipartisanship. Funny how ten years ago, he was the first Republican Democrat to publicly castigate Clinton for his moral failings in the Lewinsky affair. The man deserves a strong boot in the tuchas not a place in the Democratic caucus. 

Think Progress has the Stevens story and video if you have the stomach to watch it:

thinkprogress.org/2008/11/20/stevens-ovation/

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