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"The Senate won't remove him" - why this is a pathetically weak argument

In the House, you investigate, you grill witnesses, you prepare a list of crimes. You shout to high heaven that this treasonous fuck needs to be removed. You make the case.

And then, you yell that the Senate needs to remove him. You make a stink. you repeat his crimes, over and over. You repeat the proof.

THEN, when/if the Senate doesn't remove him, you make those Senators EAT IT. You shove their treason and failure to protect us in their face.

"Gee, the opposition won't do the right thing, so I guess we'll never put them in the situation where they have to choose". What kind of weakness is that? FORCE them to choose, then dump all over them when they inevitably do the wrong thing!!

I can't believe we have to fight these fascists with non-action.
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Fri Sep 6, 2019, 12:47 PM (117 replies)

James O'Brien Finds Brexit Policy Which Parliament Would Pass: Germany+

Be sure to listen all the way to the end to see just how awesome Germany Plus would be for the UK




Posted by ProfessorPlum | Tue Aug 20, 2019, 09:32 AM (1 replies)

FFS, why can't Britain just admit that leaving the EU was a dumb idea, driven by Putin and a handful

of liars, and decide not to Brexit? Why are they on this stupid, self-destructive, path because of one vote?

PLEASE stop saying (or wishing) that "You can keep your coverage"

I address this mostly to Harris's recent health care proposal, but it goes for everyone on here or on the debate stage when it comes to the implications of Single Payer, Universal Coverage.

Most people who have insurance have it through their employer. And so, in a world where a government plan exists along side of private plans, it would make a world of sense for employers to stop their fight with insurance companies on skyrocketing premiums and reduced coverage and just let their employees go on the government plan.

And in any case, the decision to "keep your coverage" is one that employers will make, not their employees.

Further, the people who actually do choose and buy their plans independently may or may not get to "keep their coverage", because "their coverage" changes every year depending on the whims of the insurance companies.

so, really, how employers and insurers react to a public option will determine who can keep their coverage. Not the consumer.

It's a dumb talking point - I get that they are trying to allay fears, but they need to be more honest about it.
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:51 PM (22 replies)

Does Pelosi need a majority in the House to start Impeachment hearings?

never mind the vote to impeach - that comes at the end of the hearings process.

A lot of posters here keep writing that Pelosi needs to have the votes for impeachment, and that's why she's waiting.

But - how do impeachment hearings actually start?

thanks in advance
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Fri Jul 26, 2019, 09:49 AM (54 replies)

Sanders and women



TL;DW:. Sanders has a lifetime of fighting for women's rights and was once named an honorary woman by Gloria Steinem. So ignorant TV heads who have skin that crawls had best come with research next time.

Schumer seems to be the real force behind Frankens ouster

While Gillibrand led the charge like a good lieutenant for the senior senator from her state, Mayer's article implies that Schumer wanted him gone and didn't lift a finger to save him. And in fact actively worked against him.

It makes sense that Gillibrand couldn't have gotten rid of Al if Schumer had his back.

Not impressed with either of them for removing one of our best fighters against lies and the GOP.
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Tue Jul 23, 2019, 09:54 AM (18 replies)

This Modern World: Twelfth Dimensional Chess

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Posted by ProfessorPlum | Mon Jul 15, 2019, 07:19 PM (9 replies)

People write time travel fiction about stopping a country from spiraling into fascism

That's how important it is considered to be. It is such a terrible thing, with such horrifying consequences, that we actually debate the morality of time travel and murdering baby hitler (or pregnant hitler's mom). That is the kind of lengths that people imagine they might go to to prevent this kind of thing from happening.

And here we are, on the brink of it happening in the "home of the brave", and no one with any power in this country will lift a finger to stop it. It's my belief that there already are graves in the deserts around the camps, that the genocide has started. Not to mention the rape, child trafficking, slavery. Probably worse things.

Can't we - at least - exercise the smallest piece of congressional oversight, now, while we still have a congress, and nominal oversight power, and the power to investigate and impeach? Am I asking too much?

I'd hate to get to the point where we are wishing we had time machines.

Posted by ProfessorPlum | Mon Jul 15, 2019, 09:50 AM (2 replies)
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