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MSNBC contributor hammers GOP for playing along with Trump attacks on Navy SEAL: ‘The party sold its soul’

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Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson dropped a major rant in a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC, after the Republican party took up President Donald Trump’s latest falsehood-littered attacks on Adm. William McRaven.

“You’d have to call it a Faustian bargain,” Robinson said. “The party sold its soul.”

Mixing his metaphors a bit, Robinson told host Joe Scarborough that Republicans need to “flee the sinking ship” because Trump “has jumped the shark”. And he expressed his deep disgust with the party for for taking up Trump’s attacks on a decorated veteran who helped take out Osama bin Laden.

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“The idea that the official account, that an official statement from the Republican Party would echo this slander, this libel against McRaven is just appalling,” Robinson said, adding that he was couldn’t believe why the rank and file “don’t just rise up in revolt and say ‘this is not who we are.'”

“Apparently it is who you are,” he sniffed. “Apparently this is what you want.”

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The Trump depression: Experts see a serious psychological depression taking hold in America

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Reviewing “Trump’s Wacky, Angry, and Extreme August” on Twitter, the New Yorker’s Susan Glasser said the experience “was exhausting, a dark journey to a nasty and contentious place.” But that’s hardly news: it’s a place we live in every day. We try to turn the volume down and ignore it, and that may work for a while. But it won’t last. It can’t. It’s getting worse, and we can all see where we’re headed.
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Julian Castro nails McConnell and GOP to the wall for putting ‘sexual predator’ Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court

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Calling into MSNBC's "AM Joy" on Sunday morning, Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro ripped into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a serial sexual predator and said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP are to blame for his being on the court.

Speaking with host Joy Reid, Castro renewed a call he made late Saturday night for Kavanaugh to be impeached over fresh allegations of sexual assault  before getting down to the heart of the matter.

"Do you believe there was misconduct in this case by the FBI and the Department of Justice or even by the senators who seemed uninterested in finding out of what really happened with this very brief investigation of Mr. Kavanaugh?" Reid asked.

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Condi Rice deflects Trump’s racism by saying slavery was just ‘a number of people being treated badly’

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Former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on Sunday blamed Democrats for racism after she was asked about President Donald Trump's controversial bigoted statements.

During an interview on CNN, host Fareed Zakaria asked Rice about some of Trump's most racist statements, like telling Democratic congresswomen to "go back" where they came from. And when he said there were good people on "both sides" at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.

"When you hear Trump, this is a repudiation of everything you were trying to do," Zakaria pointed out.

"The president needs to be a lot more careful," Rice agreed. "Race is a very delicate and raw nerve in America. We have the birth defect of slavery, we have the birth defect of a number of people being treated badly."

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