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Trump wakes up early to pat himself on the back and talk about his self-created DACA crisis

On Monday, Donald Trump issued an infrastructure plan that was seen as a burden on states, an attack on blue states, a fantasy that calls on money to magically appear, and a fraction of the necessary investment. But apparently whoever had the early morning Trump whisperer duty told him it went over well.

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Our infrastructure plan has been put forward and has received great reviews by everyone except, of course, the Democrats. After many years we have taken care of our Military, now we have to fix our roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and more. Bipartisan, make deal Dems?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2018

The military got a boost in funds in the just-passed budget, and while not a dime of that money has yet been spent, apparently the military is now fine—presumably meaning that Trump will now switch from constant mentions of the supposedly-broken military, to constant mentions of how he supposedly-fixed the supposedly-broken military. But Trump’s infrastructure plan has received great reviews …where? Even Fox News noted that Trump’s budget, of which the plan was a part, would “see the federal deficit once again rising past $1 trillion in the near-term” and that not just Democrats but such rock-solid Republican supporters as the Chamber of Commerce slammed the plan. Still, Trump didn’t spend much time thinking about. 

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Negotiations on DACA have begun. Republicans want to make a deal and Democrats say they want to make a deal. Wouldn’t it be great if we could finally, after so many years, solve the DACA puzzle. This will be our last chance, there will never be another opportunity! March 5th.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2018

Yes, there will never be another chance … because some insane jackass has decided to place an arbitrary deadline on the crisis he created then sit back to sneer as everyone tries to clean up the absolutely unnecessary mess. 

Conor Lamb has the ad every Democrat should use to talk about Social Security

Conor Lamb, the Daily Kos endorsed candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, is showing why Republicans are really sweating this race. They shouldn’t be—it’s a heavily gerrymandered district that Trump won 58-39.

But Lamb has made this a real race, and it’s because he’s running a smart, progressive campaign. Case in point, this ad called “Entitlements.” He singles out the villain—Paul Ryan—and tells the simple truth about Americans and what having a secure retirement means to them.

“Paul Ryan will use the term “entitlement reform” to talk about Social Security and Medicare as if it’s undeserved, or it’s some form of welfare, but it’s not any of those things.

“People paid for it. They worked hard for it, and they expect us to keep our promises to them. A lot of these people are even taking care of other members of their family. I met a guy the other day who is 65 and he’s taking care of his 14-year old niece because there’s nobody else to do it. If you mess with his Social Security, he won’t be able to take care of her anymore.

That’s all people want to do.”

That’s the most perfect description and illustration of Social Security and Medicare you can get in 30 seconds. It’s the template every Democrat should use this—and every—cycle. Republicans have made their intentions to take on “entitlements” absolutely clear. But we can stop them.

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