Mitt Romney indicts Trump’s moral character…

… by calling out alleged affair and appeals to racists WHITE SUPREMACIST BIGOTS…

After calling Barack Obama an “honorable man,” Romney rebukes Trump for doing things which are “not honorable”

“He has elements, I’m sure, of honor in his life,” Romney told “Axios on HBO” in an interview that aired Sunday night. “And there’s things that I think are not honorable, and I mention that because of the payment to a porn star for sexual relations outside of marriage. Look, I’m one of those who believes that we have a responsibility to be honorable and faithful to our wives.”

SALON

Mick Mulvaney Tried to Lie on Fox News About His Ukraine Comments. Then Chris Wallace Ran the Tape.

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney went on Fox News on Sunday to attempt to explain statements he made this week involving President Donald Trump and Ukraine. It didn’t go well.

Here’s the backstory: Mulvaney made a stunning admission on Thursday that yes, the Trump administration withheld aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into a debunked conspiracy theory about Democrats and election hacking in 2016. It was, as he affirmed, a quid pro quo. Hours later, Mulvaney issued a statement walking those comments back. Both Democrats and Republicans criticized the statements.

MOTHERJONES

Bill Barr’s Plan to Rig 2020 for Trump: Frame ‘Deep State’ for Russia’s 2016 Interference

As always, what Trump says is the direct opposite of the truth, and he is describing not his opponents but himself.

The attorney general of the United States, among others, is trying to rig the coming election by making sure that next year’s headlines are filled with “revelations”—imagine this—about how what was really corrupt about the last election was the way it was fixed against Donald Trump.

On Saturday morning, NBC News posted new reporting from Ken Dilanian that Bill Barr has expanded the Justice Department’s review into the origins of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. You’ve surely read something about this. It’s the… well, “review” is the best word, or was; more on that in a second… into the Russia angle being conducted by Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham.

THE DAILY BEAST

Steve Schmidt: Trump’s ‘corruption’ is dragging America into ‘banana republic territory’

“The corruption is just unbelievable,” said Schmidt, who recently left the Republican Party to become an independent. “And if you look back to the Republican convention, Joe, when we talked about it at the time, the chants of lock them up — what I said about it at the time was it was banana republicanism.”

RAW STORY

How conservatism turns to fascism: When liberal capitalist societies fail, nations turn to glory, nobility and war to legitimate the system

As intellectualism suppresses belief in magic, the world’s processes become disenchanted, lose the magical significance, and henceforth simply ‘are’ and ‘happen’ but no longer signify anything… Bureaucracy develops the more perfectly, the more it is ‘dehumanized’, the more completely it succeeds in eliminating from business love, hatred, and all purely personal, irrational, and emotional elements which escape calculation.

Marx’s critique of capitalism was much more brutal than Weber’s. To rally the 99% against it, Marx and his followers on the Left addressed the rational interests of people they considered its victims. On the other hand, rightwing movements, including fascism, the American Christian right and the Ku Klux Klan, effectively won followers by offering an alternative to “disenchantment,” and appealing to the “irrational”, an alleged reality- not knowable through science, reason or empiricism.

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