Mike's Blog Round Up
October 24, 2017

So, sure, there's something to admire about retiring Sens. Corker and Flake (belatedly) coming out against the Orange Moron and speaking the truth about the enormous danger he poses not just to the country but to the world. And I really hope this snowball gets bigger and bigger.

But, look, there's nothing new about the Orange Moron and the danger he poses, and let's not forget that both Corker and Flake (as well as others like McCain) enabled and supported him both in political and policy terms right up until their coming out. And, further, how about not quitting? It's good profile lacking courage, as Charles Pierce writes. If Republicans are serious, they need a better response.

Because right now, it's just words, like tweets into the abyss.


The Root: White people think there's anti-white discrimination.

Just an Earth-Bound Misfit, I: Devin Nunes is doing his master's bidding.

Round-up by Michael J.W. Stickings of The Reaction. (Twitter: @mjwstickings.) I'll be here all week.

Send requests and suggestions to mbru@crooksandliars.com (with "For MBRU" in the subject line).

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Explore more


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.