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Grey Lemercier

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26 yo, bi-racial, femme lesbian, happily married, moderate liberal, business owner, post grad degree, South Kensington, London GO HILLARY 2016! PS I hate flying with no leg room,lol. https://i.gyazo.com/08101542e7aeaac6a803a7b32f4fa723.png

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it's like an angel peeing on your tongue

I finally imbibing the Macallan 25, as I followed the advice below.

I have been so stressed (Brexit and Trump intersectionality with my RL firm) and lashing out, so turning to mother Scotland's (my mum is Bajan and in that is part Scots) blood.







SKÅL!!
Posted by Grey Lemercier | Fri Nov 25, 2016, 04:31 PM (7 replies)

Democrats have reached out to the white working class before by neglecting people of color

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2016/11/14/13621894/democrats-white-working-class-racism?client=ms-android-samsung

The consensus among political pundits after the 2016 election: Democrats should reach out to the white working class. That’s one of the key groups, after all, that carried Donald Trump to his shocking upset victory on Election Day. So winning this group over, the thinking goes, could stop Trump’s reelection or another Trump-like figure in the future.

But it’s really not that simple. As New Yorker writer James Surowiecki explained in a series of tweets, reaching out to the white working class in the past has often been coupled with racist messages against people of color (POC). That is, in fact, what Trump did — with proposals to ban Muslims from entering the US, to build a wall to stop Mexican immigrants he described as “rapists,” and to expand the stop-and-frisk policing strategy that was struck down by courts in New York for targeting minority residents. And that seemed to be what many of Trump’s supporters in the white working class liked about him, considering surveys show Trump backers tend to have hostile views against minority Americans.

Yet if Democrats try Trump’s approach, they risk neglecting and losing the base of minority constituents that they’ve built up over the past few decades, and effectively becoming the kind of candidate they’re now trying to stop.



https://mobile.twitter.com/JamesSurowiecki/status/797926644514177026?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Well, one way to kill anti-racist economic populism is for prominent liberals to pronounce it dead from the start.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/11/welcome-to-the-second-redemption/507317/


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Posted by Grey Lemercier | Fri Nov 25, 2016, 07:09 AM (29 replies)

These 3 maps show just how dominant Republicans are in America

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/12/these-3-maps-show-just-how-dominant-republicans-are-in-america-after-tuesday/

Results are still trickling in, but it looks like Republicans will still control an all-time high 69 of 99 state legislative chambers. They'll hold at least 33 governorships, tying a 94-year-old record.





Urban shift is bad news for Democrats trying to use Donald Trump's unpopularity to chip away at or even erase Republicans' historic majority in the House of Representatives. Because Democrats are clustered in one area of the state, they have less of a say in who represents congressional (and state-level) districts in the rest of the state.




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Lowest power level for the Democrats since the Civil War.

We have to start taking back the states, the 2020 Census could further entrench Republican dominance in the US House if they gerrymander even more districts. The Democratic Party is good (and not even that good, apparently) at one thing, a giant push every 4 years for POTUS. We are weak as hell at midterms, and even worse at statewide levels. The rot is damn near insurmountable until demographic change kicks in, but that takes decades. I also full expect white voter power blocks to continue to congeal, IF Trumpism produces even moderate successes, which will be spun into triumphs of caesarian proportions by the lap dog corporate press.

Posted by Grey Lemercier | Wed Nov 23, 2016, 11:25 AM (9 replies)

Donald Trump's 'alt-right' supporters express dismay at disavowal

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/22/alt-right-supporters-donald-trump-backlash-disavow-reddit-4chan

President-elect Donald Trump’s disavowal of Richard Spencer and his far-right thinktank the National Policy Institute, a day after video of Spencer’s supporters giving the Nazi salute at an event in Washington DC surfaced, has dismayed some of his supporters on the “alt-right”.

“This constant virtue signaling needs to finally end, otherwise our civilization will simply collapse,” a commenter wrote underneath the article of Trump’s disavowal on right-wing news site Breitbart.

People in the myriad “alt-right” communities that have flourished online in recent years are also expressing their displeasure that Trump appears to have abandoned the most extreme of his policies – at least for now – such as building a wall and prosecuting Hillary Clinton.

They also objected to his visiting of the New York Times for an on-the-record meeting on Tuesday, at which Trump described the news organization as a “world jewel”.

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Posted by Grey Lemercier | Wed Nov 23, 2016, 04:35 AM (15 replies)

the honeymoon ends....Breitbart slams Trump for 'broken promise' on jailing Clinton

Trump's senior adviser said on Tuesday that the president-elect thinks it's time to move on and help Clinton 'heal.'

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/trump-clinton-investigation-kellyanne-conway-231735

President-elect Donald Trump is reneging on his promise to jail Hillary Clinton, a sharp departure from the “lock her up!” chants that Trump encouraged at his campaign rallies, immediately drawing the ire of some conservatives.

Breitbart News, the alt-right news organization formerly run by Steve Bannon, Trump's chief strategist, headlined the lead story on its home page “BROKEN PROMISE.”



And Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog agency that sued to get more of Clinton’s State Department emails released, urged Trump on Tuesday to “commit his administration” to investigating Clinton, while promising to continue its own litigation and investigations to help uncover possible scandals.

For Trump to refuse to do so “would be a betrayal of his promise to the American people to ‘drain the swamp’ of out-of-control corruption in Washington, DC,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton warned in a statement. “President-elect Trump should focus on healing the broken justice system, affirm the rule of law and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Clinton scandals.”


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I hope these monsters rip themselves apart and crush the little dreams of wickedness and hate of their fuckall scum voters/followers

a million white nationalist tears sobbed into a pillow of lies fobbed unto them and their bitter unfulfilled delusions of grandeur
Posted by Grey Lemercier | Tue Nov 22, 2016, 01:48 PM (62 replies)

BREAKING: Trump Will Not Pursue Clinton Investigations; Shes Been Through Enough

http://www.mediaite.com/online/breaking-donald-trump-will-not-pursue-investigations-into-hillary-clinton/

Morning Joe is reporting today that president-elect Donald Trump will not be pursuing any criminal investigations into his former political rival Hillary Clinton.

The report, first announced by Mika Brzezinski, comes just a week after a 60 Minutes interview where Trump indicated that he may not launch a full investigation into the Democratic nominee. “I’m gonna think about it,” he said at the time to Leslie Stahl. “I don’t wanna hurt them. They’re good people,” he continued of the Clintons.

Tuesday’s report from Brzezinski said that Trump feels as if Clinton has “been through enough.”

Brzezinski noted that Trump will refrain from seeking further action against Clinton for her use of a private email server, as well as any investigation into the controversial Clinton Foundation. The report comes from a source familiar with Trump’s plans, according to the MSNBC morning show.

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Posted by Grey Lemercier | Tue Nov 22, 2016, 09:10 AM (23 replies)

Exodus Blue, a truly radical possible solution

The Electoral College is not going away, the House size, and thus the EC's number of votes, will not be increased and rectify vast inequities in the states (that is my truly favourite fix, but Rethugs will block it).

Sooooo, I say MOVE physically move, by the MILLIONS

You have until the beginning of 2020 (the next census) to do this.

Get the fuck out of nazi bible bang homophobic racist sexist shitsville

Utterly abandon the perma red states, and move to a very select group of states, turn them Blue, permanently, and shore up the close ones (MI, WI, VA, that is why they are light blue)

If you live in the red states on this map, move to the Blue coloured ones, make them BLUE in reality (thats 173 EV's flipped from this election.

California is light pink because that is such a huge, perma blue state, that several million can move and help make the Blue coloured states blue in reality. Perhaps MA, MD, NY, IL, NJ could contribute some blue move outs too.

A group of people far richer and smarter than me can work out the math and help plan and execute the move.

Even if RW scum try to do this, they WILL be depopulating the shithole states they are leaving, thus costing those red states' EV's, and making it easier, perhaps for stay-behind Dems to take over.

Crazy??? HELL YES, but it's something to think about, some of those states would not take so much to put them in perma blue territory, and it would take a shitload of power away from the xian nazis.

America has always been about people moving into it. Well now is the time, perhaps, to play out those moves, en masse, from shit states to states that can truly become a permanent force for good.

I leave it to you all to flame me alive.




Posted by Grey Lemercier | Mon Nov 21, 2016, 09:34 AM (7 replies)

Joe Manchin says he'll back Trump picks for administration

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-politics/20161118/joe-manchin-says-hell-back-trump-picks-for-administration

Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia’s lone Democrat in Congress, said Friday there would need to be something “scathing” for him to oppose President-elect Donald Trump’s staff selections for his administration.

“I’ve always given every executive a chance, unless there’s just something scathing that comes out,” Manchin said Friday, during a visit to Dem 2 Brothers Grill and BBQ on Charleston’s West Side. “Right now, I’m not going to pass judgment. I don’t like this toxic rhetoric that’s gone on in this campaign, and I hope that subsides and moves on. But let’s see. You have to give a person a chance.”

In recent days, Trump has filled several cabinet and advisory positions — including Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman of right-wing website Breitbart News, as his senior counselor and chief strategist — a position that does not have to get Senate approval.

Trump’s selection of Bannon, who has been a major voice of a fringe wing of the Republican Party, was immediately condemned by many Democrats in Congress because of his ties to white-nationalist messaging. But Manchin said Friday he was unlikely to criticize or push back against Trump’s appointments.


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Dem senator backing Sessions for attorney general

https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/306836-dem-senator-backing-sessions-for-attorney-general


Dem senator backing Sessions for attorney general
Sen. Jeff Sessions's (R-Ala.) bid to become the next attorney general has the backing of a Democratic senator.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) says he's supporting President-elect Donald Trump's pick of Sessions, journalist Salena Zito tweeted Friday afternoon.

.@Sen_JoeManchin says in our interview in Charleston West Virginia he supports @SenatorSessions for Trump's AG pic.twitter.com/8kMl4IHs5O

— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) November 18, 2016

Manchin's support is a big boost to Sessions's chances. He needs a simple majority in the Senate to be confirmed, and the GOP is expected to control 52 seats in the chamber after next month's Louisiana runoff elections.

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Manchin, who faces a potentially difficult reelection bid in 2018, has created headlines since last week's election for breaking with his party. After outgoing Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ripped Trump in a statement, Manchin called his rhetoric an "absolute embarrassment."


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fuck this POS
Posted by Grey Lemercier | Sat Nov 19, 2016, 11:33 PM (21 replies)

Kanye West: I would have voted for Donald Trump, if I had voted

Chaos and projectile shoes at concert as rapper gives hour-long pro-Trump speech

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/kanye-west-vote-donald-trump-speech-concert-san-jose-president-2020-a7424316.html

Kanye West has always been something of a provocateur and a nihilist, and is staunchly anti-political correctness. Last night he stirred a maybe unprecedented level of controversy, however, declaring at a Saint Pablo Tour show in San Jose: "I would have voted on Trump". "This is my platform and I'm going to talk about the paradigm shift that's happening right now," he said at the top of a 40-minute political speech that came at the cost of several songs.

It's hard to ascertain exactly the point he was trying to make as we only have tweets and videos from attendees, not a transcript, to go off, but it sounds as though he was mostly praising the disruptive nature of Trump's campaign, which 'inspired racists to reveal themselves'.

"Whether you voted for Hillary or Trump, this is a safe space for both of you," he told the audience, asking any Trump voters to make themselves known. He also reiterated his desire to run for president in 2020, saying his focus would be on education and that his campaign would use a different political model.

"Stop focusing on racism," he added, declaring sombrely: "We are in a racist country - period." His stance stands in stark contrast to 2005 Kanye, who famously declared that "George Bush doesn't care about black people" in the wake of the devestating Hurricane Katrina.

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Posted by Grey Lemercier | Sat Nov 19, 2016, 03:36 AM (16 replies)

Clinton Strategist Karen Finney Blames Election Loss on Sexism from Bernie Bros

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/clinton-strategist-karen-finney-blames-election-loss-on-sexism-from-bernie-bros/

In an interview with CNN Newsroom Wednesday, Hillary Clinton senior advisor Karen Finney blamed the Democratic candidate’s loss on the fact that male supporters of Bernie Sanders made young women feel hesitant to express their support for Clinton online.

Finney was asked what factors she believed contributed to Clinton’s loss. “Electing the first woman president was always going to be tough,” she responded. “I think given the level of sexism and misogyny that we saw come to the surface and be very public, I think that supports the fact that in this country, we are going to have to have a real conversation about that.”

Host John Berman returned to that point a few minutes later.

“You said you thought that sexism and misogyny may have played a role in Hillary Clinton’s defeat… What evidence do you have that voters made their decisions based on sexism or misogyny?” he asked. “I think one of the things we never really had a conversation about– but again, I think going forward we should talk about– is how this country, how people feel about women in power,” Finney repeated.

“Some of my colleagues won’t like this, but I think even in the primary, some of what we saw with the Bernie Bros had a real chilling effect on a lot of women, and young women in particular,” she argued. “We learned about during the primary, there were a number of these secret Facebook groups of young progressive women who were supporting Hillary, but frankly they didn’t want to deal with the backlash online from some of the Bernie Bros.”


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video at link
Posted by Grey Lemercier | Fri Nov 18, 2016, 01:37 AM (160 replies)
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