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GOP strategist Rick Wilson: Ron Johnson’s ‘secret society’ accusation is evidence of ‘day drinking and watching Eyes Wide Shut too much’

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During Bill Maher’s “Real Time” discussion about President Donald Trump’s desire to fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller GOP panelist Rick Wilson wondered if Sen. Ron Johnson was having problems with delusions.

Earlier this week the Wisconsin senator complained about a conspiracy in the FBI and attributed a text he saw from one agent referencing a “secret society.” Johnson refused to release the full text. However, when it was released, it became obvious to everyone else who read it that the text was nothing more than a joke.

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Wilson wondered if the GOP was suffering from a “lurid set of fantasies they’ve drilled in their heads.”

“It’s like Ron Johnson is a combination of day drinking and watching ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ all day long,” Wilson joked.

The reality, according to Wilson, is that the GOP actually wants the deep state, but only “when it’s finding brown people to deport just not protecting us against Russia.”

Maher noted that the GOP has turned into “the party of Alex Jones” and has turned into the “guy in the sandwich board on the corner.”

Watch the full conversation below:

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Bill Barr and Trump desperately want to blame Antifa for violence — but they’re coming up dry so far

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President Donald Trump has turned his wrath on Antifa during the George Floyd protests, demanding Antifa be labeled a terrorist organization and accusing the movement of committing acts of violence at demonstrations. But journalists William Bredderman and Spencer Ackerman, in the Daily Beast, threw cold this week on efforts to blame the leftist group.

They found that “none of the 22 criminal complaints representing the first wave of protest charges mention Antifa in any way.”

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Fox News poll spells doom for GOP in Arizona

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The GOP's chances in Arizona have not looked this bad in years.

This article first appeared in Salon.

A new Fox News poll of registered voters in the Grand Canyon State shows Democrat Mark Kelly miles ahead of Republican Sen. Martha McSally — 50% to 37% — with 8% undecided.

Further, McSally's problems appear to come from within her own party. While Kelly enjoys the support of nearly 90% of Democrats, only 73% of Arizona Republicans back McSally.

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Trump may come to regret his big celebration of a small dip in unemployment

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Though the unemployment rate remains in the double-digits, the official unemployment numbers are slightly lower than economists expected, prompting self-congratulations by President Donald Trump.

This article first appeared in Salon.

But experts say celebration is premature.

Indeed, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate fell from 14.7 percent in April to 13.3 percent in May as the economy added 2.5 million jobs. The high April number was the worst that the American workforce had seen since monthly record-keeping began in 1948, and almost certainly the worst since the Great Depression. White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett predicted last month that unemployment would rise above 20 percent, a view that was widely shared by economists.

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