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I love taking away the rights edge policies by using their own logic against them.

To bad the left is too conservative to do it.
Posted by populistdriven | Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:00 AM (1 replies)

START calling defense spending nondiscretionary!

Nearly everyone agrees that we should have some sort of minimum military always capability aka spending, say 500 billion. Therefore it is non-discretionary.

It also helps put the already paid for nondiscretionary social security and Medicare spending in better perspective.

Now let the right attack the "baked in" (their words) non-discretionary spending.
Posted by populistdriven | Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:51 AM (1 replies)

The cross party policy that everyone is ignoring

Support harsh mandatory minimum sentences for white-collar criminals.

Given the current political climate I really think strongly supporting this would get cross-party votes.

If a guy who steals $100 in quarters is getting the same sentence that Paul Manafort did for tax evasion involving millions of dollars don't you think that requiring most white collar criminals whose crimes involved over a certain amount should have a mandatory minimum sentence?

And of course the current political climate won't last. So this is our best chance to get it passed? And once passed, in the future is it likely to be a platform for both the right and the left to agree to eliminate all mandatory minimum sentences?

Currently there is a relatively narrow set of crimes that meet minimum sentencing criteria compared to blue collar crimes.

Imagine trying to argue against that in the current political climate during a debate. Good luck. I think this would also help take the edge off of Joe Biden's past remarks regarding harsh minimum sentences for blue collar criminals, if he supported it.
Posted by populistdriven | Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:30 AM (5 replies)

I hadn't signed on in weeks because of a family crisis

so it really means everything whoever gave me that in my extended absence thank you so very much. You Rock!!!
Posted by populistdriven | Fri Feb 15, 2019, 05:14 PM (0 replies)

History will judge the Republican Senators the harshest of all.

The GOP repeatedly failed in their responsibility to stop Trump. Instead of protecting the American public from Putin's agenda, they focused the entirety of their two years of complete majority on a feeding frenzy for the right wing of the party. Owned like slaves by the richest of their contributors - the billionaire class.

Republican Senators saw many warnings and evidence of crimes and instead actively worked to cover them up because their billionaire Masters wanted them to.

The public was not served while the billionaire class was obeyed by the Senate.

There is no excuse for the elected GOP Senators to fail so completely in protecting and serving the people.

The result is that the judicial branch had to clean up a huge mess, and jurors - American Patriots - are sacrificing months of their lives serving on grand juries because Republican senators care more about their seats than they do their oaths to the Constitution.

Republican senators care more about their billionaires than they care about the integrity of the election for President of the USA. They care more about personal power than they care about the best interests of the voters that put them there.

History will judge the Republican Senators the harshest of all.
Posted by populistdriven | Fri Jan 25, 2019, 09:33 PM (4 replies)

Jennifer Rubin's WAPO headline: Facing Trump's tantrum, Pelosi takes away the TV

lol Jennifer Rubin's WAPO headline:

"Facing Trump’s tantrum, Pelosi takes away the TV."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/01/16/pelosi-case-tantrum-take-away-tv/



To say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has mastered the art of dealing with President Trump would be a gross understatement. She fact-checked him in the Oval Office on live TV and passed spending bills to reopen the government, thereby reinforcing Trump’s responsibility for the shutdown. To top it off, she’s taking away the president’s TV. More precisely, in response to Trump’s nearly month-long temper tantrum, she has told him he won’t get his prime-time State of the Union address on Jan. 29.

In a letter to Trump, she writes, “During the 19th Century and up until the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, these annual State of the Union messages were delivered to Congress in writing. And since the start of modern budgeting in Fiscal Year 1977, a State of the Union address has never been delivered during a government shutdown.” She then explains that both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, which are charged with security, “have not been funded for 26 days now – with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs.” Given all that, we couldn’t possibly have the speech, she says.

She concludes: “I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th.” (I vote for delivering it in writing.)

(Snip)

You wonder why in the world Democrats ever considered replacing her. She knows she has power, she willingly and skillfully deploys it, and, as she has said, as a mother of 5 children, knows how to handle a toddler’s meltdown. She also knows what Trump craves most — attention and TV cameras. (Remember, he couldn’t stand it when she had the limelight on Jan. 3 so felt compelled to enter the White House briefing room — but take no questions.)
Posted by populistdriven | Wed Jan 16, 2019, 10:51 PM (29 replies)

I can't feel my face ( 😍 AOC )

https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1083759782098583553


Yes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just quoted Rorschach from the Watchmen.

Posted by populistdriven | Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:49 PM (0 replies)

There, now he has Trump's mouth in there

It was a tight fit

Posted by populistdriven | Sun Jan 6, 2019, 01:54 AM (1 replies)

I'd love to see him do that in front of a giant magnifying glass



Posted by populistdriven | Sun Jan 6, 2019, 01:44 AM (0 replies)

Proof isn't proof

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Jan 4, 2019, 08:42 PM (1 replies)
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