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Proud Liberal Dem

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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 01:13 AM
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Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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Amen

Unfortunately, when you point any of this out, you're often called an apologist or a "Centrist" or an "Establishment" Democrat. This is what drives me up the wall about people like Michael Moore, whose books are basically an encapsulation and repetition of all these perceived flaws of the Democratic Party. It's just not that simple.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Sep 18, 2018, 03:20 PM (1 replies)

Can only speculate

but he probably had heard/knew things about him that he thought would leave him vulnerable to attack, hence the decision to bum rush the nomination and keep as much information about him secret as possible to derail any possible lines of attack- and it seemed to have been working- up to now.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Sep 18, 2018, 12:55 PM (0 replies)

When the chips are down

Expect Trump and his minions to do the scummiest things possible.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Sep 16, 2018, 09:29 PM (0 replies)

The Republicans upended norms with Garland

and some kind of remedy should be called for. There has to be some kind of response/remedy for the Republicans unilaterally refusing to consider a legitimately nominated Justice for nearly a year on the basis of something that was never a previously recognized norm or precedent (i.e. McConnell Rule). And a suggestion made by a former Senator (Biden) does NOT count as a precedent or a "rule" either because it never actually happened to Republicans. I'm not sure what the best way to handle it might be but there has GOT to be some way to remedy the situation, whether it be adding at least one seat to SCOTUS or somehow removing Gorsuch from the bench and replacing him with a Democratic-appointed Justice once we have another Democratic President (hopefully in 2021). Republicans got one more justice than they should have and that needs to be remedied.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Sep 13, 2018, 10:26 AM (0 replies)

National Representation & Local Representation

While I get the notion that Senators and House Members are elected to represent their states/districts in Congress and that they have to represent and be primarily responsive to those states/districts, I find it frustrating that, given that some Representatives and, especially, some Senators have an outsized influence on certain issues and matters of national importance, that people not in their state/district cannot lobby them one way or another. The most prescient current example would probably be Collins & Murkowski (re: Kavanaugh). The vote is likely to come down to one or both of them, but those of us living outside of Maine or Alaska will be unable to directly lobby either one of them to vote against Kavanaugh.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Sep 11, 2018, 09:55 AM (2 replies)

*Awesome*

Not hard to get a school policy on discipline enacted but try implementing a pro-LGBTQ policy (or even policies that protect students from bullying because we all know that that means that Xtian kids can't bully LGBTQ kids) and the wingnuts lose their minds.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Sep 10, 2018, 02:56 PM (0 replies)

If "Anonymous" is correct

and Trump has to be managed 24-7-365 due to his erratic/unstable/ignorant behavior and he is not functionally in charge of the Office of the Presidency and/or capable of discharging his responsibilities, then we essentially now have an UNELECTED "Shadow Government" running the country (a la Mar a Lago) with Trump as a more-or-less figurehead. HOW is this acceptable? How it is acceptable that he is appointing Supreme Court Justices? Where is Veep Mike Pence and what is he doing about this madcap situation we are reportedly in? We are *supposed* to have Constitutional remedies for this sort of thing but nobody is using them!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Sep 10, 2018, 11:52 AM (15 replies)

What's really sad

is that people like her have been brainwashed/conditioned/beaten down to *believe* that they can't/won't make a difference. Of course, part of the GOP mantra is that government "can't do anything right", so I'm sure that helps feed into the conditioning.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Sep 10, 2018, 11:44 AM (0 replies)

And people whom suck are still in office

because.......um.....people like her don't vote! Races have been decided because of a SINGLE vote. Everybody's voice matters!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Sep 10, 2018, 11:34 AM (1 replies)

Wait? What?

We're not ALREADY in crisis with Trump?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Sep 9, 2018, 11:57 AM (2 replies)
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