Queer Eye Cast Meets Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Dresses Her in Bonobos and Gives Her 1 Avocado

Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Yikes, my spring allergies are bad!

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • The Queer Eye crew was in D.C. for an event celebrating LGBT youth, and they used their time to meet with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and champion the Equality Act. Is this, finally, the future that socialists want? [Washington Post]
  • Crime time continues for the people who were on Trump’s inaugural committee. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Perhaps it is in fact still Mueller Time? [New York Times]
  • Donald Trump maaaaaybe is in the early stages of dementia, which, it should be said, is a truly awful disease. [HuffPost]
  • Another scammer is about to join the Trump administration. [New York Times/Washington Post]
  • Someone else wants to run for president. Why? [The Atlantic]
  • I stan my extremely relatable and charming auntie who at times has questionable views but on the whole is someone I would trust to run our government!
  • Fundraising has been lagging for the women running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Dan, please give more money to my girl Liz!!! [HuffPost]
  • Worth your time: a deep dive into how special interest groups push copycat bills through state legislatures. [USA Today and the Arizona Republic]
  • On Wednesday, ICE arrested almost 300 people at a Texas-based company, the biggest workplace raid in a decade. [NBC News]
  • Stephen Miller, noted ghoul, and Jared Kushner, a creepy doll, are about to FIGHT. [Vanity Fair]
  • What are you hiding, Ivanka???

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


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The Ron Swanson of Westeros

Gotta say, as one of those guys who, two years ago, was saying in the primaries “. . . But I love Elizabeth Warren,” and today is saying “What exactly is confusing? I said I loved Elizabeth Warren”, I am not a little chagrined about the company I was keeping. I get that the rollout for the campaign hit a rather big representation snag, and yeah, she’s going to be mocked by Trump.

But . . . Trump’s a bully. Mockery is all the man has, and it’s all he does. The Democratic Party can no more engineer away the mockery than it can erase its own shadow. And to be frank, it has tried to mockery-proof a candidate before, and that’s how we got John Kerry.

What the Democratic Party needs is a candidate who commands broad respect from all the non-loonies, who has a working command of the issues that are confronting us in 2020, has the boldness to go hard on those issues, and has the breadth of knowledge not to get steamrolled and buffaloed by the moneyed interests that will be trying to undermine them at every turn. Offhand, that sounds like Elizabeth Warren. I don’t get the lack of support for her. Sure, she may not be the candidate most people want to have a beer with (hint: I was a philosophy major in college. Elizabeth Warren is the candidate I most want to have a beer with), but to be frank again, we used that measure of presidential once before too, and look where that got us.