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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:57 AM

47. I know we are tired, but after the midterm victories, we need to refocus on resistance

White nationalism, guns, and efforts to destabilize democracy are still at the top of their agenda.

Right now, the Trumpsters see keeping the government shut down as a win/win. His supporters despise the Federal government (outside of defense) so they are overjoyed to see Federal workers going broke and are hoping with glee that somehow we can stop SNAP payments. He'll keep it shut down over his wall. Meanwhile, numbers, unlike Trump, don't lie.





As I would with any fallen officer, I mourn the loss of Ronil Singh. That said, Gustavo Perez Arriaga (who should absolutely answer for what he did) is about to become the next Willie Horton in an effort to paint the Dems as weak on security. We need to come back at them with facts, and we need to counter with stories - stories like this from the Houston Chronicle:

A 7-year-old girl was shot to death and her mother wounded early Sunday by a gunman who opened fire on the family as they drove out of a Walmart parking lot in eastern Harris County.

The unknown shooter fled and was still at large by early evening, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

LaPorsha Washington and her four children - ages 6 to 15 - were leaving the lot in the 15400 block of Wallisville when a man in a red pickup pulled up before 7 a.m. and opened fire into the family's car.

It's not clear why the shooter opened fire, and at first the only description investigators could offer was that he wore a red hoodie. Later, authorities fleshed out the description, adding that the shooter is believed to be a white, bearded man in his 40s.


Why aren't we spending $5B to root out violent racists and white nationalists? Why aren't we doing more to be protected from terrorists like Cesar Sayoc, Robert Bowers, or Dylan Roof? Why can't we spend $5B to keep automatic weapons out of the hands of people like Stephen Paddock? I, for one, would feel more secure if semi-automatic weapons were kept out of the hands of all but sworn law enforcement.



Anyway, sorry for the rant. We are all tired. But we have to keep fighting Trump, his controllers in Russian Organized Crime, and his enablers. Trash thread and ignore can be great tools at times like these on DU. Focus on the posters and issues you care about and ditch the rest.

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