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La Lioness Priyanka

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Name: Priyanka
Gender: Female
Hometown: NYC
Home country: United States
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 12:35 PM
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Naming liberal values after a single politician is fucking weird

i don't know why that is a thing except to keep the infighting in the democratic party going.

I support social justice and economic justice and politicians who can stand up for these values. I don't have Andrew Cuomo values or Bill de Blasio values, they both represent my values in some significant ways.

Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Sun Feb 19, 2017, 01:53 PM (31 replies)

I have realized I don't give a shit if Ellison or Perez wins the DNC chair job

i had a slight preference for Perez because of his ties to Obama, and I still have a slight preference for him. But I don't really give a shit.

If Keith wins it, good for Keith and I hope good for us too.

What i do care, is people falsely maligning Tom Perez, who is a hardworking, liberal, loyal Democrat. That I care about.

Tom Perez is not (a) neoliberal (b) corporatist and (c) or whatever the fuck establishment means.

And people who malign him as such are lying, dumb, and trying to break apart the Democratic party because they are still butthurt about something.

Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:53 PM (80 replies)

Every network is showing the picture of Mike Flynn at a Putin dinner

they should point out that Jill Stein is at the same dinner. at the same table.

imagine being dumb enough to vote for her, while throwing out words like 'corporatist' and 'neoliberal' at the rest of us.

tsk tsk.
Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:02 AM (166 replies)

If HRC was president, we would not be talking about Jeff Sessions as AG

and Coretta Scott King's words would not have been silenced in the Senate.

We would not have confirmed someone for Education Secretary who hates everything good about public education.

Maybe some people need this kind of turmoil to feel woke, but I am woke AF. I don't need other people's rights taken away to feel woke.

Woke = socially aware and active
AF = as fuck
Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Wed Feb 8, 2017, 05:52 PM (102 replies)

As trump stops refugees from immigrating, let's remember this email HRC sent


How stupid were the #demexit, #jillnothill, #bernieorbust people?

Maybe not stupid at all, maybe just racist and unempathetic. After all it's not like these policies are directly affecting most of them.

Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Thu Jan 26, 2017, 09:26 AM (22 replies)

It is literally heartbreaking to see the last few days of the obama presidency

I will miss this man and his family, his love of his country, and his grace under such disgraceful obstruction, more than I ever thought possible.

i cannot believe the depth of shit he had to endure without getting any of the shit on himself.

I really hope I live long enough to see another president of this caliber again. I suspect though that this a once in a lifetime type of thing.
Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Fri Jan 13, 2017, 01:15 AM (43 replies)

I have a lot of empathy and sympathy for working class voters who voted for HRC

in large numbers, of all colors and genders and religions.

I, especially feel terrible for these people who are in red states, and will be hideously affected by a trump presidency.

I have oodles of sympathy that their social security net will be removed, their healthcare may disappear, their job may disappear, and that their air and water will get poisoned.

My loyalties, my feelings, my love and my empathy lies with these people. Good people who stood up against bigotry and economic injustice and social injustice, who will suffer needlessly.

I do not waste my feelings on bigots. I do not waste it on people who did this to themselves.

I want more articles written about these folks.

Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Wed Dec 21, 2016, 02:22 PM (60 replies)

Do you think if HRC had just focused more on economic justice and not on social justice

Russia would not have intervened in this election?

Comey would not have sent out that letter on Friday before elections cutting her lead from 7 points to 2-3 points?

Just asking for a friend.

Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Tue Dec 13, 2016, 04:36 PM (105 replies)

Samantha Bee: identity politics is the dismissive term for what we used to call civil rights


“Identity politics is the dismissive term for what we used to call ‘civil rights’ and ‘equality,’” Bee said on her December 12 show. Also, she made sure to add, white and male is an identity, as is being Christian — the two fronts Steve Doocy’s Fox News roundtable and other like-minded media outlets feel are most under attack.

Basically, as Vox’s Matt Yglesias put it: “There is no other way to do politics than to do identity politics.”

What’s more, Bee said, standing up for civil rights can, and did, win Democrats elections. “You know what happens when Democrats stand up for transgender rights? They win,” she said, pointing to North Carolina’s gubernatorial race, which was recently called for Democrat Roy Cooper over Republican incumbent Pat McCrory, a staunch supporter of the state’s discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws.

Also, why i will never trust any Democrat or Du'er who is dismissive about 'identity politics' aka 'social justice issues' etc.
Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Tue Dec 13, 2016, 04:13 PM (52 replies)

The Dangerous Myth That Hillary Clinton Ignored the Working Class


The more frightening possibility for liberals is that Clinton didn’t lose because the white working class failed to hear her message, but precisely because they did hear it.

Trump’s white voters do support the mommy state, but only so long as it’s mothering them. Most of them don’t seem eager to change Medicare or Social Security, but they’re fine with repealing Obamacare and its more diverse pool of 20 million insured people. They’re happy for the government to pick winners and losers, so long as beleaguered coal and manufacturing companies are in the winner’s circle. Massive deficit-financed spending on infrastructure? Under Obama, that was dangerous government overreach, but under Trump, it’s a jobs plan by a guy they know won’t let Muslims and Mexicans cut in line to get work renovating highways and airports.....

After the election, some people called for an end to “identity politics” that promotes niche cultural issues over economic policy. But any reasonable working-class platform requires the advancement of policies that may disproportionately help non-whites. For example, hundreds of thousands of black men stay out of the labor force after being released from prison sentences for non-violent crimes. For them and their families, criminal justice reform is essential economic reform, even if poor whites see it as a distraction from that “real” issues that bedevil the working class, like trade policy.
Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Mon Dec 5, 2016, 02:36 PM (14 replies)
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