Monday, January 20, 2020
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Twenty Reasons To STOP PANICKING and Keep Fighting. WE ARE ON THE WINNING SIDE:...

Hey, guess what?  The president is a barely literate selfish man-child racist sexist grifting asshole treasonous moron. But guess what also?  He has been for two years and despite warnings that it was the end...

Heitcamp: ‘We’re Going To Win This Election With A Tremendous Groundswell Of Grassroots Support’

Like the unsinkable Molly Brown, Senator Heidi Heitkamp is declaring that she ain’t down yet. Heitkamp is a woman of integrity and courage and exactly the kind of person we need in the Senate. Even though the polls have shown her behind from anywhere from 4 to 12 points, she’s not giving up. She’s going […]
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Collins goes into full victim mode over being politely questioned by a constituent about...

A chance meeting with a constituent in the D.C. airport has landed Sen. Susan Collins back in victim mode at home. The story emerged after Erik Mercer of Portland, Maine, reflected on his interaction...
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How to overcome the biggest misconception people have about a 70 percent top marginal...

On 60 Minutes last week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talked about the Green New Deal with Anderson Cooper. As part of paying for it, she proposed a top marginal tax bracket of 70 percent at the $10...
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The GOP’s “Age” Old Problem Has Gotten Worse.

Well, it’s not like they can say that they weren’t warned. The “autopsy report” following the 2012 election was both blunt, and honest. It said that the GOP, in its current iteration, was dying. It’s core constituency was mainly white, older, rural, less educated men, heavy emphasis on the older. Every year, more and more older GOP voters were finding out firsthand what “God friended me” really means, and little to no fresh, new blood was coming to replace them. The report admitted that an overhaul of this magnitude was going to be a multi cycle undertaking, but stressed that it had to be done to save the party from extinction. It advised slowly and gently extricating the party from the far right wing Evangelicals who gave it a rather extremist religious image, as well as maintaining their core principles, but relaxing the rigidity of the orthodoxy to attract new members, as well as becoming more culturally tolerant in regards to sexual orientation and minority status. The document was a well researched, well thought out, well planned path forward for the party. Which meant that the RNC was able to save money on the cost of Charmin for a few months. Rather than turn to the difficult path of ensuring the party’s long term viability, the GOP decided to try to squeak one more election out, win the Presidency, and start the rebuilding process in the next 8 years. I think. It’s impossible for a mind that can comprehend the purpose of shoelaces to interpret Republican thought. But instead of rebuilding from the foundation up, the GOP turned to a racist, narcissistic, 70 year old Tasmanian Devil, who promptly finished the job of demolishing the GOP’s “Big Brothers House.” Well, if Donald Trump was supposed to be a dessert in the going away party dinner for the retiring old GOP, he turned out to be a slice of moldy pound cake, and guess what? The waiter just slid the little plastic tray with a piece of paper on it onto the table. Yep boys, the check is due. Over the weekend on MSNBC, Voto Latino president Maria Theresa Kumar snagged my attention. In the interview, she said that their polling and statistical analysis showed that in 2020, for the first time, there would be more voters under the age of 46 than there would be voters over the age of 46. Yep, the Baby Boomer train is pulling into the terminal. The voting population is finally becoming a majority that is younger, darker, and more feminine, exactly the three demographic groups that the GOP, under the tutelage of the Tangerine Tantrum, has done everything in their power to alienate. One would think that this wold make 2020 a walk in the park, but as with most things in life, there’s a catch. Voters under 30 tend to be the most erratic, unreliable voters since the Nikelodeon Kids Choice Awards. They are not ideology or dogma driven, eschew labels, and tend to show up only when issues that directly affect them are at stake.But younger voters also tend to be more progressive and tolerant, and mostly also still tend to believe in facts, something that the GOP ties to a stake and sets fire to a mound of branches under at every chance it gets. In 2018, the Democrats benefited […]
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Don’t believe the Mainstream Media! Fake news! FAKE NEWS!

I pick up my guitar and play, just like yesterday. Then I get on my knees and pray....We don't get fooled again!     The Who Oh, sweet Jeebus, not this nonsense again! Well, you can't...
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Voters still worried about health care, pre-existing condition protections, and that SCOTUS nominee

The monthly Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking survey is out for the month of July , confirming trends we've been seeing for months. The Affordable Care Act continues to have more support than ...
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Cowardice Can Not Be A Plank In The Democratic Platform.

There is no dispute among Democrats that the impeachable offenses of Trump number in the dozens or maybe hundreds.  The only question is whether we pursue a REAL investigation into if Articles of impeachment should...

“Little things mean a lot.” Pebbles from 2018 that could be an avalanche in...

One thing is for sure, 2018 had something for everybody. Well, pretty much everybody who was a Democrat, if you’re a Republican, you were shit out of luck. Election night turned into election fortnight, what with Broward county being its usual stumbling-down-the-stairs-drunk self, and California’s pony express style of mail in balloting dragging out the results damn near to the start of the 2020 primaries.  But with the media being focused on the more immediate and topical stories coming from the election, there were several smaller things that flew under the radar that could end up being major events in 2020. Here’s just a few that I found. Fill your damn dance card — How in the hell did the Democrats manage to flip 40 seats in the House, what with the evils of gerrymandering and all? Well, for one thing, they put a name on the ballot in every spot where there was an opening. The 2017 Virginia state elections should have been a canary in the coal mine for the GOP. In 2017, the Democrats flipped 15 seats in Virginia, and they did it by putting names on the ballot in districts where GOP incumbents hadn’t had a challenger since Christ was a carpenter. GOP incumbents who hadn’t had to write anything more than billboard slogans and victory speeches for years suddenly found themselves having to campaign again, and you know what? They sucked at it. They were only being reelected because there was nobody else on he ballot to vote for. Unlike Republicans, Democrats know how to spot a trend, and the DNC and DCCC took the “Virginia model” to heart, which was a very good thing,  because’ Democrats owned the recruiting war of 2018 — There is another big difference between  Democrats and Republicans. Democrats don’t believe in bullshit when a simple truth will suffice. The DCCC has admitted that the majority of the candidates that won in 2018 weren’t actively recruited by the DCCC, hell, they weren’t even on their radar. These candidates looked at the current politics, said “Screw this,” got some friends and family together, and knocked on doors to get petitions signed. In some cases, they ran against, and defeated, DCCC groomed and picked candidates. People are sick of “politics as usual,” and these candidates were fresh faces, with relevant life experiences, and local knowledge that constituents could relate to. In other words, they were likable. The Republicans had the polar opposite experience in 2018. Looking at the map for 2018, Mitch McConnell had originally planned on picking up 5-7 Senate seats. He quickly had to downgrade that assessment when he started trying to recruit candidates to run against vulnerable Democratic incumbents. Nobody with an eye cocked towards a career in GOP politics wanted their name on the ballot in the era of Trump. McConnell ended up with a bunch of second and third tier candidates, like Hawsey and McSally, which meant spending more money and resources than the RSCC should have, and cost him the chance to pick up seats in Montana and West Virginia. Trump was an albatross around the necks of GOP House incumbents too. A high number of incumbents in red districts, with the best chance of winning, people like Charlie Dent and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, retired rather than fight the headwinds. […]
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Republican Operative: The party that supports this guy can no longer exist

A Republican Operative appeared on Lawrence O'Donnell's show where he lambasted his party and all but call for its destruction.Republican Operative Max Boot calls out his ...

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