if anyone tells you its a dem shutdown, tell them that reps do not need a single dem to avoid shutdown. They only need simple majority that they have except that 4 reps voted for the shutdown. 60 votes threshold is a madeup rule has no mention in the constitution and they can easily change all the rules they want - they are the majority.
Curious about the book. Please share if you are reading it, recommend or not
This was the first thought that came to my mind when bannon got smashed. Its crazy but nothing sticks to trump. He always manages to come out of simingly the most dire situations. A master of all con artists.
But we all should feel a little safer w/o bannon and his extreme advise.
I decided to take a break from DU and news for that matter. I realized the best part of this year for me was when I unplugged myself for two months in February-March, no news, not even NPR, music only and just focus on the family. Doing so really helped clear my mind, improve mood and gain fresh perspective on things.
DU and virtually all the news have become echo chambers devoid of any deviating points of view with strong focus on negativity.
I am saying it without exaggeration. IMO, it is an accurate description of his actions.
I am so upset about Bill Browder's congressional testimony lack of coverage. This was such a crucial and eloquent account if Putin's regime, Natalia Veseliniyzkaya, Magnitsky Act, Chaika, and so much more. And it was broadcasted live. You must see this in its entirety including some very important questions followed the testimony.
The entire Putin's regime is dependent on his ability to gurantee impunities and access to money to the thousands in his surrounding. The global Magnitsky Act and a possibility of adding additional names to the list have the power of destroying his entire regime! No small feat! The reason we are discovering so much more details about his dealings is that some people in his surrounding are leaking the info in an attempt to focrce him to fight harder for their impunities. It is his #1 goal to repeal Magnitsky Act and he will stop at nothing including launching a war. Those are endless billions that he has collected throughout his 'presidency'.
The fact that Browder is alive while there are hundreds that are funded by Russian governemnt to destroy him, is no small feat. He is Putin's enemy #1 who was instrumental in the passing of Magnitsky Act. The media needs to learn that whenever there is a colorful distraction set up by trump (e.g. scaramucci, uneforceable anti trans tween, etc.) is a sign that he wants us to distract from what really matters. Why can't even CNN just focus on that other, real, issue 100% on that day/week? Imagine if all CNN did is talk about Browder without even mentioning the mooch for the whole day or days.
Adoptions = 'Magnitsky Act'.
I've been saying that attracting LGBTQ to far-right has been key to the neo-nazi alt-right movement, and now I ran into this article that explains it in great detail. It is a key strategy and the only viable way for far right movement to get elected in most western liberal democracies including the US. It is especially prominent in Britain, Sweden and Netherlands. Evryone should read it.
How the Alt-Right Is Using Sex and Camp to Attract Gay Men to Fascism
Not sure if it's been posted. I find it incredibly therapeutic to read posts from dissapointed trump voters. https://mobile.twitter.com/Trump_Regrets
It gives me hope and belief in the resilience of our country. What I am seeing is that trump is 100% focused on his most extreme base - alt right. Everything he does and tweets is pure alt right. And it's probably only 20% of his voters, if even that. Alt righters are not brave, they are predominantly online and are afraid to come out in public because of repercussions and for fear of losing their jobs. They saw how spencer was treated, even trump sort of disavowed those nazis.
The other 80% voted on jobs and (illegal) immigration! And he is not bringing it (yet). The first thing he does is muslim ban and endless controveries, scandas, lies, tweeter, putin, berating USA, etc.
I beleive those 'buyer's remorse' voters should be our strongest allies in the quest to defeat trump.
Do any of you go to town hall meetings with your representative?
I signed up for my first town hall meeting, albeit via telephone with my house rep.
I will read my statement about why I think what's happening amounts to a coup and why I think our democracy is being destroyed.
Similar to my post a few days ago, I will provide the background about Putin, Dugin, Bannon. My goal is to have house rep who has staff and resources, to look into it.
Connect the dots, expand inquiry and go to the media with this information.Start freaking educating the public! People did not vote for Bannon!! This is so mich bigfer than Obamacare!!
The issue at hand is that most trump voters think trump is in charge and that's who they voted for. Once they understand who Bannon is and that he is in charge of all policies and that trump is basically just a puppet. Once they understand what is the true intent of the proposed policies, etc. Maybe, just maybe, some trump supporters will start looking into this closer and they will find out for themselves.
We need at least some buyer's remorse for successful impeachment. Bannon might be the key.
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