and she is right...It made me weep...The Republicans are the most loathsome creatures on the face of the earth.
"The legislation called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would roll back much of the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare law better known as Obamacare, including various tax provisions, and scale back funding that goes toward health coverage for low-income Americans and tax credits for middle-income earners who purchase their own health insurance.
The plan would also provide funding designed to help stabilize the Obamacare insurance markets in the near term and funnel money through programs to cut off access to funding for abortion providers."
This is a terrible bill...
Good news in Virginia for Democrats and for progressives.
"Sometimes you can actually create as much change with a really transformative loss, Tom Perriello told the New Republic after conceding Virginias Democratic gubernatorial primary to Lt. Governor Ralph Northam. It was the kind of sentiment that losing candidates have trotted out since time immemorial, a positive gloss to assure your supporters (and perhaps yourself) that all the glad-handing and money-soliciting and speech-making had not been in vain. But Perriello, despite putting on a brave face as he hugged staff and volunteers, seemed to mean it. The insurgent populist had just delivered a gracious, rousing call for unity at a rally at the State Theatre in Falls Church, and was proud of how his late campaign had changed the trajectory of the governors race. No ones ever run anything close to this progressive in Virginia, he said. When I got in this race, nobody was talking about a $15-an-hour minimum wage or two years of free community college. Now thats mainstreamed in the party.
..."Perriello channeled the energy and endorsement of progressive leader Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as he tried to shake up the Democratic Party, but fell short in his bid to bring in enough new voters from among the young and working class to overcome Northams command of the Democratic machine, including the endorsement of nearly every Democratic elected leader in state or federal office.
Celebrating at a restaurant in Arlington, Northam led a giddy crowd in a call-and-response chant, ending with a call to take back the Democratic majority in the GOP-controlled House of Delegates. He said he had spoken with Perriello and we agreed that were going to bring all Democrats under the tent starting tonight. This is too important an election. This is the bellwether of the country...
Theresa May was attempting to unravel the safety net. She is a conservative monster...like ours who support the rich and make life miserable for everyone else. She lost in a huge upset and hopefully will resign. This should be a warning to the GOP here at Home...Trump is going to cost you everything...not one conservative victory in Europe since he took office...not one. And they used paper ballots yesterday and are hand counting them. Fuck you conservatives here and everywhere...we are coming for you.
This is a very interesting article that shows interesting trends that are good for Democrats and bad for Republicans...who doesn't love that?
"...According to exit polls, 52 percent of white women voted for Trump in 2016, while four years earlier, 56 percent voted for Romney. Among college graduates, just 42 percent supported Trump; in 2012, 48 percent of college graduates supported Romney. The education gap among whites was especially revealing: 67 percent of whites without a college degree supported Trump, a 14-point jump from Romney in 2012; 45 percent of whites with a college degree voted for Clinton, a 10-point increase over Obama in 2012. In fact, prior to the closing month of the campaignwhich was dominated by the slow-rolling release of the exploits of Russias hacking and culminated with FBI Director James Comeys now-infamous letter to Congress about the discovery of new emails in the Clinton caseboth internal and public polling showed an even greater crossover vote, suggesting that these voters are even more open to Democrats than we saw on Election Day.
This poses deep risks for Republicans because these voters have long been a key cohort of the GOPs electoral coalition. Studies show that upper-income and highly educated Americans are substantially more likely to cast ballots, potentially posing a decisive factor in the upcoming midterm elections. And it just so happens that the Romney-Clinton vote centered in areas of the country that are turning bluermainly places with large suburban populations and strong economieswhere major congressional, senatorial and gubernatorial races will be held in 2017 and 2018.
In Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas and Virginia, Clinton had stronger margins in 2016 than Obama in 2012, thanks in large part to suburban Romney-Clinton voters. Even in Pennsylvania, which Clinton ultimately lost, she outperformed Obama in the suburban Philadelphia area that is a critical battleground in the fight for control of the House. In dark-blue California, Romney-Clinton voters increased the Democratic margin of victory by 7 points, foretelling potential danger for several congressional Republicans in 2018 (the Cook Political Report currently lists six GOP-held California seats as either tossups or weakly leaning Republican). Throughout the country, Clinton won key communities that have historically been written off by Democrats as too conservativeplaces like Californias Orange County, Utahs Salt Lake County, Texas Fort Bend County and Georgias Gwinnett and Cobb Counties. Opportunities are blossoming in all these places and many more like them throughout the country, and Romney-Clinton voters can be the deciding factor.
Right now, they are helping to fuel Democrats chances in the special election in Georgias 6th Congressional Districtthe seat once held by Newt Gingrichin an area of suburban Atlanta that Romney won by more than 20 points, and which Clinton lost by only 1 point..."
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