Steven L. Taylor
Thursday, January 19, 2023
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective.
He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog).
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‘I see things now that I’ve never seen before’: the Maricopa county attorney fighting false election claims
An interesting interview with the son of G. Gordon Liddy on what it’s like fighting the Qrazy. But he has this huge blind spot:
Uh, Tom? I think it’s time you took a good hard look at what the GOP has become, tho really if this didn’t wake you up,
WTF ever will?
He’s right, it’s not how I want to live, but it would appear he’s OK with it because he still supports the party who’s policies and politics led to this very tenuous moment in his life.
Yes, but if he remains a lawyer fending off fake election charges, it won’t do him any good to switch parties. He and his family will probably be in worse danger.
It’s amazing they don’t believe the leopard will eat their face, while it’s eating their face.
@CSK: Who said anything about him becoming a DEM? As to his being in worse danger, I doubt it. The qrazies one and all already hate him with the heat of a thousand dying suns and the rest of the GOP have no use for free and fair elections or those who defend them.
During his October deposition, Trump mistook a photo of E. Jean Carroll for his then-wife Marla Maples.
@CSK: Women… Who can keep them straight? They all look alike to the predators.
@CSK: Interesting. Hasn’t his main defense been that he would never be attracted to a woman who looks like her?
You seemed to be suggesting that Liddy should switch parties, and the first and most logical choice would be Democratic, wouldn’t it? Apologies if I misunderstood you.
Yes, it has. Which implies he thinks rape is okay if you’re attracted to the victim. Oh, well. Spoken like a true pussy-grabber.
@CSK: The first and most logical choice would be Independent. His political career in the GOP is all but dead. I don’t realistically see a place for him in the DEM party. He’s unlikely to be re-elected as an Independent but there is life after politics. Besides, it’s not like he’d be the only ex-Republican/never a DEM in the world.
Myself, I’ve never pined for the company of zealots who want me dead. And as the saying goes, one is known by the company one keeps.
Singing from Dr T’s hymnal.
Americans Deserve a House of Representatives That Better Represents Them
And they even quote Dr. T
Trump, apparently irritated at suggestions he’s running a lackluster campaign, says he’ll be giving “a big political speech” at his Doral property in Miamai today.
“Do not fear,” he adds. “MANY GIANT RALLIES and other events coming up soon. It will all be wild and exciting. We will save our Country from DOOM and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
@CSK: I honestly wonder if he is unable to find rally organizers, not political hacks but actual event organizers. It was reported he stiffed a lot of vendors.
He didn’t pay a lot of the municipalities for the use of the venues, either.
Epic, just epic.
It’s common for these people to, reluctantly, see the craziness their Party has become, but still say I could never be a Democrat. I always ask myself what these people see that so repels them about Democrats and what can we do about it. But I fear what we’d need to do is shut down FOX news. It isn’t Democrats who repel these people, it’s the caricature of Democrats they’ve been seeing all their lives. We’re the Party that grooms little kids and opposes self reliance and wants to take their stuff and give it to young bucks and spend all their money supporting BLM rioters. And as long as Rupert Murdoch, or his spawn Lachlan, lives, we can’t fix it.
@OzarkHillbilly:..bitch can’t have no coffee…
If I had the choice between another 15, 20 minutes of life or coffee I’d take the coffee…black
I can understand not wanting to join the Dems even if you end up hating the GOP. The Dems do a lot of, IMHO, stupid stuff. I can see that being annoying enough to not want to join up. I just dont understand willing to put up with the GOP as bad as it is now. So going independent and actually voting for Democrats makes a lot of sense for a lot of people.
Parsing the announcement of the inconclusive investigation on who leaked Dobbs, I think it really says, “We cannot possibly say Scalito did it.”
Supreme Court could not identify who shared draft abortion opinion
They did not say they couldn’t identify the perpetrator but rather they couldn’t identify to the legal standard of “preponderance of the evidence”. Who says it has to meet that standard for fingering the culprit? Yeah, a coverup.
You know the day’s gonna suck when you have a big task waiting for you, and on the drive to the office someone messages with one more. Then while you’re trying to juggle both, some absentee manager dumps a third.
And when, somehow, you’re mostly done by 3 pm anyway, they’re all left with the idea that you can easily handle such things.
Trump says the journalists who reported the story should be jailed till they cough up the name of the leaker.
Jailed? The other autocrats will laugh at his leniency and forbearance.
Weird fact of the day: special relativity states every object in the universe, including you, is always moving at exactly the speed of light, and cannot move at any other speed.
Now, this is movement through spacetime, not through space. This means the lower your speed in space, the faster your speed in time. The opposite is also true.
Therefore the ultimate truth of life, the universe, and everything is: whenever you’re going nowhere fast, so is everything else.
@CSK: Maybe Biden can impound Supreme Court funds (in violation of 1974 impoundment act) until the perpetrator is coughed up. I mean, as long as we are proposing illegal acts.
@OzarkHillbilly: “There ain’t enough left in here to wet a flea’s pussy!” Oh my god hahahahahahaha that level of skill with profanity must be admired!
David Crosby, 81, has died.
@CSK: Just now as I exited the car the radio was still playing and I heard “Rock Legend David…” just as I clicked lock and it turned off. I contemplated getting back in but then thought, “I bet someone will post it on the open forum”. Thanks
@Mister Bluster: AMEN!
@Mikey: Sheeeiiitttt…. She’d have most of the guys on the crews I worked with rolling on the floor!
@CSK: @MarkedMan: Shit. Well, I’m not far behind him, I know that much.
A coworker and I stopped off at a bar after work, and there was something deeply weird about the place, but we couldn’t place it and random people kept trying to talk to us. It turns out it was a meetup for people over 6 feet tall and since we were each well over 6 feet, all the 6′ 0.25″ people who would go to such a thing just looked like slightly less short people.
But, to a normal person, it probably looked like a GIANT RALLY.
(As the tallest people, we obviously became their leaders and were able to get them to perform crimes for us, but that’s a story for another day.)