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TeamPooka

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Name: Harvey the Rabbit
Gender: Male
Hometown: New England
Home country: USA
Current location: Hollywood
Member since: Wed Aug 3, 2011, 12:52 PM
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About Me

Nixon was a fucking crook. As a teenager I marched on the UN in 1982 with a million other people demanding we get rid of the threat of nuclear weapons hanging over our heads. Since then I've worked to get Democrats elected like John Aristotle Phillips, known as the A-Bomb Kid when he ran for Congress against Stuart McKinney in CT in the 80's (we lost twice) through the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012. I want to legalize cannabis, reform our prison for profit system, cut our military budget, get out of Afghanistan and push solar energy panels into every building in the USA.

Journal Archives

Democrats Should Get Higher on Weed in 2018

can't argue with anything here.
The Party needs to embrace the fact that Prohibition is a failed PUBLIC POLICY! AGAIN!!!!!!

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/democrats-should-get-higher-on-weed-in-2018.html

The Democratic Party is long past due for its “come to cannabis” moment.

The fact that Team Blue hasn’t already embraced marijuana legalization as a signature issue is political malpractice. In our hyperpolarized era, there aren’t many policies that energize one party’s base, while also appealing to a majority of the other party’s voters. Legal weed is one.

And yet, Democrats have passed on this potent hybrid of a “wedge” and mobilization issue. Even as 420-friendly, third-party candidates began eating into Hillary Clinton’s advantage among younger voters in 2016, the Democratic nominee “just said no” to federal legalization of marijuana. Coming out in favor of regulating cannabis like alcohol would have put the Clinton campaign into better alignment with millennial opinion; sharpened its message on criminal justice reform; and won it the enthusiastic support of underserved advocacy organizations, all while undermining the perception of Hillary as an overly cautious politician unwilling to take bold stands on behalf of progressive priorities.

Given the narrowness of Clinton’s losses in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — and her lackluster performance among voters under 40 (roughly 74 percent of whom support marijuana legalization) — it’s quite possible that America could have been spared the Trump presidency, had Hillary only gotten a bit higher on legal weed.

But America had no such luck. And now, the Justice Department is helmed by a man who sees little distinction between pot brownies and speedballs. On Thursday, Jeff Sessions reversed an Obama-era policy that had enabled states to pursue marijuana legalization without threat of federal interference, so long as they took measures to prevent reefer from getting into the hands of minors or criminal gangs. U.S. Attorneys still have the prosecutorial discretion to leave dispensaries be. But they now have the permission (and encouragement) of the attorney general to disrupt legal weed markets, if they so choose. At present, eight states have legalized the recreational use of cannabis.

Mitt Romney running for Senate in Utah has interesting future possiblities

Mitt wins and becomes a Senator.
Trump, not happy.
He will be the grenade in Trump's bunker on the Hill.

After a year or so of poking the bear, Mitt could then possibly challenge Trump in a primary run in 2020 in an attempt to bring the GOP back to "normal."

If the GOP base is sick of Trump BS by then, and their taxes have gone up, Mitt could win and be the redemptive GOP candidate in 2020. Again.

Is Mitt Romney the "new Nixon?" (We know Trump is the "old Nixon."
GOP rules are "run for President until you die" like Reagan.

Orrin Hatch won't run again! Just announced!

Opens it up for Mitt, who hates Trump.

MSNBC could replace Brian Williams with Ali Velshi and I'd be a very happy person.

Such a refreshing anchor.
I love him in the morning and afternoon but Nighttime Ali is great too!

In Donald Trumps version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Scrooge gets a huge tax cut and Tiny Tim

loses his CHIP health insurance. ‬
He’s quite the Dickens.
God bless us, every one percent.

GOP votes for more taxes & less internet We're going to "Alabama" all of these Republicans next year

They better enjoy it while it lasts because 2018 is coming fast and EVERYTHING they are doing is fucking over the middle class and their own base.
We are going to "Alabama" the fuck out of these Republicans
The House and Senate can be ours!

Roy Moore: Banned from the mall and the Senate.

the list keeps growing.

I think Doug Jones will be giving his victory speech while MSNBC still has it "too close to call?"

Just sayin'
They seem to be hazy/lost tonight.
Maybe it's shock.

CNN just called it for Doug Jones

Straight from the Wolf.

GOP Fears: A Jones win would inspire Democratic candidates and their supporters across the nation

If Jones wins then we can show the whole country what we can achieve if we just explain the differences fully between us and them and work like hell to get out the vote.
A Jones win would inspire us to further victories that we previously thought we could not win.
A win today will show the soft white underbelly of the GOP where they are vulnerable.
That's the scariest part for Republicans today.
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