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The people of Zimbabwe express their true feelings.Good riddance to Mugabe!

The people of Zimbabwe express their true feelings! Goodbye and good riddance to the old dictator!

One of my strongest beliefs is that the role of government is to promote the general prosperity, not of oligarchs, not of kleptocrats, not of one race, not of one ruling faction—EVERYONE. Robert Mugabe failed in this and failed his country miserably. Sandalistas and self-appointed keepers of the flame may prattle about British colonialism, but Mugabe had 37 years to make Zimbabwe a prosperous, multi-ethnic State. Instead, he and his followers ran his country’s economy into the ground to maintain power and to enrich his friends and allies.

I hoped Zimbabwe would have a better future when white rule ended. I hoped that post-Rhodesian Zimbabwe would be a beacon of prosperity and democracy in a continent of states cursed with poverty and endemic corruption. I was disappointed.

I have come to believe that the Republican Party is an amoral party

Dedicated to maintaining its hold on power and serving kleptocracy. The Republican Party has thrown the interests of the average man and woman in the USunder the bus, shamelessly prostitutes itself to the fossil fuel industry and banksters, and has ceased to give a rat’s rump about the long-term interests of the people and the republic of the United States of America. Their professions of patriotism and devotion to the US Constitution are hollowed-out fables and their leadership aspires to service.the oligarchy, not the common man and woman.

The willingness of today’s Republican Party to plot with agents of unfriendly powers shamefully demonstrates that this is not a party devoted to the republic of the USA, but a corrupt, Latin-American-style oligarchical Party. In sum, a banana Republican Party.

I do not say this lightly. I come from a family of older-school Republicans, ones that were genuine patriots and feared the rise of authoritarianism. Nevertheless I believe what I just wrote is true.

The Senator from Bubble-Stan thinks that repealing the ACA will help Donnie get re-elected

About the only people likely to vote for Donnie because their health insurance premiums remain low after Donnie nuked the exchanges are the young, healthy, silver-spooned Trevors and Muffies from wealthy Republican enclaves, and there aren't nearly enough of them to get so much as a plurality, even WITH vote-tampering.

Districts demographics can change

Mr. Ossoff's chances might be better now than they would have been twenty five years ago. GA-6's voters aren't quite so Lily-white as they were back when it was Newt's seat.

Districts do change. Out in California, Bob Dornan's district seemed solidly Republican and a safe place from which to bait Latinos--until the voters replaced him with Loretta Sanchez.

Maybe touting Trumpcare might cause Handel to pay the Price. Heh-heh-heh

The Anti-Abortion Movement Is Notoriously Untruthful

Why should PP believe Thump's "compromise" offer, even if they were willing to accept it? The anti-abortion movement is notoriously dishonest and untruthful. Even if PP was willing to "compromise," the rabid right would STiLL yank funding because they thought birth control caused abortion, because PP provides minors access to birth control, because contraceptives "promote promiscuity," or some other sorry-@$$ claim.

The gall of Republicans claiming that they're champions of the family continues to amaze me

The Republicans have been the biggest enablers of corporate policies that drive working parents to economic stress and divorce and the most hostile to such policies as maternity leave and day care support for working mothers.
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