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Proud Liberal Dem

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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 01:13 AM
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Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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More so Trump's followers

But they're still cowards. Standing up to Nazis and White Supremacists shouldnt be that hard? Except that the Republicans utilize racism to win elections, esp in the South, so it's sort of their meal ticket, politically speaking
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Aug 16, 2017, 08:45 AM (0 replies)

With the shortage of episodes remaining

they have to compress time to move the characters around to where they need to go. They just have to. I get that some of it doesn't make a lot of sense but OTOH it's sort of better than some of the earlier seasons where characters spent an interminable amount of time traveling from one place to another and made the show extremely dull/boring. Season 5 was the best example of this.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Aug 14, 2017, 10:42 AM (0 replies)

Well thank God for that

I mean, whew, that's important to have before potentially plunging us into a global nuclear war. And I used to think such talk from and around GWB was troubling/creepy.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Aug 10, 2017, 12:16 PM (0 replies)

The point is that ENOUGH people fell for it

that they voted for Trump, voted third party out of protest, or, in some cases voted for NOBODY at all and left the top line blank. All of the smearing and, more importantly, false equivalencies, helped bring Clinton down and Trump up just enough for her to lose and him to win in the EC. This isn't, of course, to deny or paper over all of the other issues with the election (Russian interference certainly being a contributing factor about which we are still learning the full extent of) but the fact is that the media and some on the left successfully managed to create enough doubt and fear on the left about Hillary and her more-hawkish-than-President Obama-tendencies and "reassurance" about Trump ("Sure, he'll be a flaming dumpster fire on most policies but he won't pick a fight with Russia" ) that she lost to one of the most supremely unqualified candidates possibly ever in our country's history.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Aug 10, 2017, 12:06 PM (0 replies)

A POTUS simply does NOT "improvise" or "ad-lib" things like this

His/Her words have meaning and consequence well beyond that of a blowhard Fox host like Sean Hannity or your crazy wingnut uncle. We can only hope that Trump/Kim stop triggering each other before one of them pushes "the button".
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Aug 9, 2017, 01:52 PM (0 replies)


And we can't just elect a good President and call it a day either. Having a good President is essential but without congressional and judicial support, a good President can quickly find his agenda derailed. If we learned nothing from the past 8 years, it's that.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Aug 7, 2017, 12:42 PM (0 replies)

We definitely need to figure out some way to address

Republican-based electoral shenanigans like gerrymandering and voter suppression for sure and make sure that every eligible voter who wants to cast a vote can cast a vote and that their vote is cast for the right person. After last year's fiasco, we definitely need to make sure our voter machine and electoral infrastructure is secure. Our platform and policies are generally popular and well-accepted by the public but there is a serious problem when we can win the majority of votes and not win the requisite number of seats. Also, we need to figure some better way to hit back against the Republican slime machine during campaigns. As I said before, Democratic policies are generally popular with the public, which is why the Republicans have to lie, twist, and distort them and use propaganda and fear until the Democratic candidate looks little better than pond scum by the time of the election. Oh, and of course, every eligible Democratic voter needs to get out to vote in every.single.election. NO EXCEPTIONS. We can't get and keep a majority if we get out to vote in one major election every 4 years but then sit on our butts during the midterms or all of the local and state elections. Republican voters do it. Why can't ours?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Aug 4, 2017, 09:44 AM (0 replies)


They can now ram Executive and Judicial nominees through on a party-line vote (and they seem willing to approve anybody Trump sends them), so what's Hatch's excuse again? Maybe it's because, I don't know, Trump can't or won't find anybody to nominate for these positions?

As for his argument that Republicans never held up Obama's nominees? LOLZ. They (Brownback) held up Obama's HHS Secretary in his first term for 3-4 months until the Swine Flu hit. And they held off on approving Lynch for several months too even though they hated Holder. And, yes please, let us speak of Merrick Garland and their theft of a Supreme Court seat for Donald Trump.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Aug 1, 2017, 01:17 PM (0 replies)

Seems like gerrymandering has helped them but hurt them

Helped them win lots of elections and hold a lot of seats in Congress but they don't represent the vast majority of the country and their policies don't command much public support either.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Jul 30, 2017, 09:39 PM (2 replies)


For all of their touting of the free market they sure don't want to use it much. Why is that?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Jul 30, 2017, 07:20 PM (0 replies)
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