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Thursday News: #ComeyDay; “If that isn’t obstruction of justice, I don’t know what is”; “Comey and Our Own Tin-Pot Despot”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, June 8.

  • Video: Samantha Bee – “Keep Calm and Ignore Trump’s Tweets”


  • Theocratic bigot/nutjob EW Jackson leaps to Trump’s defense on #ComeyDay


    • True Blue

      I suspect Showboat Trump and EWWWWWW lost some shuteye last night. Although it’s a bit early for me to engage in drinking games, I will be watching for “I know words. I have the best words.” to display trigger finger habit. Resist!

      Sen. Burr needs to stifle his shushing of a female prosecutor, Sen. Harris. Bad!

  • Wait…GOP LG candidate Glenn Davis attacks Dem LG candidate Susan Platt for being too much like Joe Biden? Alrighty…

    Republican LG Candidate Glenn Davis: Susan Platt is Just Like Her Old Boss Joe Biden

    Davis Cites Susan’s Strong Support of Unions and Raising the Minimum Wage in a Direct Comparison to the Former Vice President

    Great Falls, Virginia — Today, the campaign of former Joe Biden chief of staff and candidate for lieutenant governor Susan Platt called attention to an interview of Republican lieutenant governor candidate Glenn Davis published in the Loudoun Tribune in which Davis directly compared Susan to her old boss, Joe Biden.

    Here is the transcript of the exchange:

    QUESTION (Ryan Butler, Loudoun Tribune): Among the biggest advocates for the minimum wage increase is Susan Platt, one of three Democratic Lt. Gov. candidates and the leader in many polls. Assuming Platt wins, how do you contrast yourself with your would-be opponent in the general election?

    DAVIS: You could not get a better contrast than Platt and myself. She was Joe Biden’s chief of staff and I admire Biden, because of his history and personal story and everything like that, but you have one of the strongest supporters of unions, minimum wage increases, that sort of thing in Washington. She is no different…

  • From the Justin Fairfax campaign:

    PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund Endorses Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor in the Virginia Democratic Primary

    WASHINGTON—Today, People For the American Way’s (PFAW) Next Up Victory Fund announced its endorsement of Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor in the Virginia primary on June 13th. Next Up Victory Fund supports young, progressive candidates running for state and local office across the country.

    “PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund is proud to endorse Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor,” said PFAW President Michael Keegan. “Justin is a strong progressive voice and a champion for working people. After Donald Trump’s victory, it is more important than ever to elect leaders who will fight against his divisive policies. Fairfax’s commitment to protecting constitutional rights, expanding access to health care and reforming the juvenile justice system will move Virginia forward in the right direction.”

    Prior to his campaign for Lieutenant Governor, Fairfax gained experience in legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government and served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Deputy Coordinator of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force. His agenda includes strong stands on behalf of equal rights for women, people of color and the LGBTQ community, in addition to his commitment to building economic and educational opportunities.

    People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.

  • From Rep. Donald McEachin:

    Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 10 The Financial CHOICE Act, which would repeal portions of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act:

    “The Financial CHOICE Act, or more accurately the Wrong Choice Act, will repeal provisions put in place to protect Main Street Americans from the Wall Street greed that caused the Great Recession – the worst economic crash in many decades. Today’s vote is a step backwards, towards a vastly more volatile and dangerous financial system that would threaten Virginians’ and all Americans’ economic security.

    “We have lived with the consequences of the financial meltdown for 10 years now: 11 million people lost their jobs; $13 trillion in wealth evaporated; and our long economic recovery has left behind working families across the nation. Now, my Republican colleagues want to re-create the kind of anything-goes financial system that caused those harms in the first place. This bill would undermine consumer protections for seniors, service members, and millions of Americans saving for their retirement. It would undercut financial regulators’ ability to police threats to the financial system — solely to help the select few. These changes are unacceptable and wrong.

    “Instead of repealing vital protections, we need to take further steps to ensure that Wall Street greed does not endanger families’ livelihood, savings, or quality of life. Instead of rolling back Dodd-Frank, we need to build on the progress we’ve made; we can start by taking a hard look at proposals like reinstating Glass-Steagall.”

  • Rep. Barbara Comstock must be defeated in 2018. Check out this crap on on passage of the godawful “Financial CHOICE Act”

    “Whether someone is trying to get a mortgage on a house or a farm, or obtain a small business loan, the thousands and thousands of pages of additional regulations have been overwhelming our community banks and credit unions. Since Dodd-Frank was enacted, big banks have grown larger, while our community banks and credit unions have closed at an average rate of one a day. The Financial CHOICE Act we voted on today ends bank bailouts, holds wrongdoers accountable, and saves the American taxpayers money; while easing the impact and cost of burdensome regulations for families, small businesses, credit unions, and community banks.”