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I endorse this msg, although I'm not a liberal. I'm a moderate conservative standing with everyone who is pro-democracy and wants the USA to resume its long path toward freedom for ALL, despite the far right capture of the Republican party.

Proudly #XGOP and #CountryOverParty! Image
The past two years or so in US politics have shown me that it's the right wingers whose feelings are fragile, lol.

What a bunch of crybaby sore losers.

And they are extremely gullible, too.
I just heard today that the next CPAC will be held in Hungary, with authoritarian dictator Viktor Orban as keynote speaker.

They want to undermine NATO from the inside. Too bad, losers. The rest of NATO won't let that happen.
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Thread: International Women's Day 2022, US, & Ukraine.

Far right fascists (aka today's GQP) like chiming in to say female privilege is alive and well in the law requiring (almost) all men aged 18-25 to be registered for the draft, should one be needed.

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Current US admin policy is to do all it can to avoid needing to have boots on the ground in Europe and elsewhere.

Since 1/24/22 the global security situation has worsened. If things get to a certain point, the US may need to bring back the draft.
It's mistake to exclusively think of the wars the US has been involved in since 1945, especially Vietnam. I see far greater parallels between our current crisis and 1939-45.

In both cases, none of the allied countries were sufficiently ready to defend ourselves and win the war.
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Her post is a good eg of the fact-free "logic" used in the far right fascist GQP. It's an educational tool. (MTG is just a tool.😉)

On the upside, her Twitter a/c had about 500k followers, and at Telegram it's 150k. Many are bots. But in any case, the vocal minority are TINY.
My advice to fellow pro-democracy fighters:

Always remember how tiny the group of literal anti-Americans is. An unknown number of 2020 R voters left within weeks of the election & they're not going back.

So do not let this place get you down, ever.
Both sides claim to be "the silent majority" all the time.

Right now the actual silent majority includes D voters, #XGOP folk like me, and everyone who didn't vote R last time. That's a huge number.

To win 2022 we* have to Get Out The Vote like never before.
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Thread: Ethan Crumbley's parents

Everyone should read the details of what they did & said when there was a chance to prevent the mass murder.

thedailybeast.com/ethan-crumbley…
I also believe the school administrators erred in allowing him back to class that day.

Telling the parents to get him into counselling within 48 hours was a criminally inadequate response.

There are so many things they should have done instead.
And since day one I've asked myself why this high school didn't have metal detectors. I know that other schools do.

Public alarm at the number of school shootings this year is justified, but let's remember that many schools have effective prevention policies. Others should too!
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Thread: Revisiting disinfographics from the past.

This one was tweeted on 7/1/2020.

@Blexit is a foundation set up by far right fascist enabler and booster @RealCandaceO.
Firstly, Candace Owens (deliberately) mis-identifies #BlackLivesMatter.

That is the name of a movement around the world that IMO can be summed as anti-racism. (And yes, it is about racism toward one group, for good reason.)

BLM is also the name of a political organization.
Owens, like other fascists, doesn't care whether readers understand the difference between talking about a specific organization & a mass movement.

They have latched onto the domestic terrorism history of some past BLM associates.

While claiming 1/6 was just a tourist visit.
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As I wrote in Mid-August: Pelosi can find enough Republicans to vote for the infrastructure bill if alleged moderate Dems oppose it.

Now, 5 @HouseGOP’s announced support for it.

By helping pass it, these idiots-are-Republicans will help Dems towards the reconciliation bill.
💥 💥 💥 . As I wrote almost 3 months ago (first tweet of thread)🔺, Pelosi can find enough House Republicans to help pass infrastructure if some Dems oppose it.

Indeed this is how it ended: 6 House Dems opposed it but 13 idiots-are-Republicans supported it in a 228-206 passage.
The vote by 13 @HouseGOP’s for infrastructure follows support by 17 @SenateGOP’s a few months ago (the bill needed 60 Senate votes).

These idiots are such Republicans that they didn’t even force major GOP items in it such as border walls. They only limited some Lib asks.
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Time for a quick thread about the meaning behind every little part of my current Twitter profile that communicates a value that is important to me.

#CovidIsAirborne
#CountryOverParty
#EndFascism

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In around April 2020 I changed my username from @GodlessNZ to @FreedomFriesInc.

This account was originally set up to participate in secularism discussions. From Feb 2016 it morphed into 95% US politics. A topic I love to follow.
#FreedomFries pops up in the news from time to time and is still largely misunderstood in the US.

In 2003 it was a joke "trend" or "meme" among those who supported the US-led coalition to topple Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

I supported it and still do.
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Y'all blaming President Biden for the way Afghanistan is today but really you need to review what President Trump did there, like capitulating to Taliban demands to free Baladar in 2018, after 8yrs in custody.

An unmitigated fool. Blood on his hands.
nytimes.com/2018/10/25/wor…
Trump has blood on his hands in so many different ways. Along with his henchmen, some of whom are more competent than him and need to be stopped before they succeed at picking up his mantle.

I agreed with many aspects of his foreign policy. But not on Afghanistan.
I literally chose my Twitter handle @FreedomFriesInc to reflect my belief in the #CollectiveSecurity doctrine of institutions like #NATO, #ASEAN, (& the late #ANZUS, killed by NZ in 1986.)

In 2003 France let us down. So we jokingly renamed french fries. It was an early "meme".
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(1) When did you first realize Trump's habitual dishonesty was worse than his contemporaneous politicians?

For me it was on 4/5/18 when he paused for a microsecond before answering a question on Stormy Daniels.

(2) I hear ya, everyone is gonna try to say they wised up to him as early as possible, whether we did or not.

Gratuitous lying doesn't come naturally to me so I choose to mea culpa every time when it comes to #Cult45 and the past 5-6 years.

This lie was the first step for me.
(3) I've tried to become as skilled as I can be at reading body language. It can save you a lot of trouble in your life, because actions speak louder than words.

It's one of the most important life maxims to remember.

Actions speak louder than words.
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(1) Folk are talking about the fact Pelosi is an 81 year old woman. IMO it's smarter to ignore those facts about her.

No elected official should try to joke to an audience about assaulting anyone with a large heavy object. Period.

Also, this is domestic terrorist talk.
(2) Always remember the definition of terrorism:

Violence or threats of violence that are intended to intimidate officials out of doing their duty.

Political violence comes in many shapes and sizes.
(3) It's also terrorism when it tries to suppress voters or other innocent people from exercising their democratic and civil rights.

McCarthy's latest reckless comments are just a symptom of the overall ideology & tactics with which Rs have allowed thugs to steal their party.
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I'm so sick of complaining, but no solving. I don't care if you're conservative or socialist, democrat or republican, white supremacist or human rights activist, green or purple, I just want solutions that work. #Nolabels #ProblemSolvers #Civility #Pragmatism #RadicalCentrism
Let's begin by solving Climate Change with #ClimateSavingAccounts. #CSA's give preferential capital gains tax treatment to green energy companies, thus spurning investment in renewable sources. Soon, there will be so much investment that the Earth's climate will change back.
Everything can be a Savings Account. We've seen #CSA's and of course #HealthSavingsAccounts (via @RealisticDemoc1). We could create #HIPAASA, which would incentivize HIPAA compliance through preferential tax treatment for investing in compliant companies. Same for Infrastructure.
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Mr Lee, an expert in self-serving sanctimony—and bills from hell?—continues to misinform and mislead the public on important voting rights legislation. #ForThePeopleAct #utpol
“The For the People Act would transform our democracy by making it fairer, stronger, and more inclusive. The Brennan Center explains the key provisions of this historic bill:” brennancenter.org/our-work/polic…
Let’s recall the assessment of the late Jon Huntsman, Sr., of extremist Lee in 2014:
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Thank you @SenBillCassidy (R-La).

He has said he’s inclined to support a #Jan6Commission.

Cassidy now agrees with Collins:

"I know it's going to take a little bit of evolution…we could address concerns and make it a lot easier for folks to support it.”
thehill.com/homenews/senat…
2. Senator Cassidy on his historic vote to convict President Trump in Senate impeachment trial.

“Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty.”

#CountryOverParty

cassidy.senate.gov/newsroom/press…
3. “Collins said she wants assurance that Republican commissioners can also hire staff -- something House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she is amenable to.”

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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#GOP senators who voted to #ConvictTrump are being censured by their party. I hope the censure comes in writing, so they can frame it & hang it up in their offices, display it during their re-election campaigns! #BadgeOfCourage! TY senators for the strength of your #convictions!
Those senators who #BrokeRank & voted #CountryOverParty will be respected by all even by #Liberals. At least we know they aren't #Nazi #Traitors so won't think #ItsTheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt if they get elected. They'll be the new face of the rational #GOP
politico.com/news/2021/02/1…
And in the #House, those #Congressmen #BrokeRank with the #MAGANaziParty will emerge as #PartyLeaders, having earned a measure of respect from all Americans, even those who are ideologically opposed. We all know we need an opposition party we just want a rational, principled one!
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🚨BREAKING: Sen. @lisamurkowski said Donald Trump should RESIGN immediately and that if the @GOP cannot separate itself from Trump, she isn’t certain she has a future with the party.💥

FINALLY, a Republican stands up for democracy.

#RemoveTrump #sedition
adn.com/politics/2021/…
🔥Murkowski: “I want him to RESIGN. I want him out. He has caused enough damage.

“He hasn’t been focused on what is going on with #COVID. He’s either been golfing or he’s been inside the Oval Office fuming...
...and throwing every single person who has been loyal and faithful to him under the bus, starting with the @VP. He only wants to stay there for the title...for his ego. He needs to get out. He needs to do the good thing, but I don’t think he’s capable of doing a good thing.”💥
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@tedcruz just announced he is one of the 12 Republicans joining the #SeditionCaucus ... call his office right now and tell him you choose #CountryOverParty

DC: (202) 224-5922
North TX: (214) 599-8749
South TX: (956) 686-7339
Central TX: (512) 916-5834
East TX: (903) 593-5130
@RonJohnsonWI just announced he is one of the 12 Republicans joining the #SeditionCaucus ... call his office right now and tell him you choose #CountryOverParty

DC: (202) 224-5323
Milwaukee: (414) 276-7282
Madison: (608) 240-9629
Oshkosh: (920) 230-7250
@SenatorLankford just announced he is one of the 12 Republicans joining the #SeditionCaucus ... call his office right now and tell him you choose #CountryOverParty

DC: (202) 224-5754
Oklahoma City: (405) 231-4941
Tulsa: (918) 581-7651
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Assuming Trump team appeals the Pennsylvania ruling to SCOTUS, America could really use a solid, current 9-0 #SCOTUS opinion on DEMOCRACY & THE PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF POWER with about 9 separate, but supporting decisions. #POTUS #Congress #CountryOverParty
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Okay. 3rd Circuit Appeals Court has completely rejected Trump claims. Next stop SCOTUS.
Read the ruling via DocumentCloud
beta.documentcloud.org/documents/2041…
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Thank you, @SenBobCorker (former Republican Senator from Tennessee, former Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee).

"Republicans have an obligation when the subject is of such importance to challenge demagoguery and patently false statements."

#CountryOverParty
3. Thank you, @JeffFlake, Senator (R-Arizona) (retired)

#CountryOverParty #Democracy
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#CountryOverParty

NBC collects 11/3-11/4 statements to #CountEveryVote by Republicans

Christie: "All these votes have to be counted that are in."

Sen. Portman: "Ensure that all ballots cast in accordance with state laws are counted. It’s that simple."

nbcnews.com/politics/2020-…
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Sen. Rubio: "The result of the presidential race will be known after every legally cast vote has been counted."

Rep. Kinzinger: "The votes will be counted and you will either win or lose."
3.

Senator Lee: "It's best for everyone to step back from the spin and allow the vote counters to do their job."

Gov. Hogan: "Most Americans really want a free and fair election process, and they want us to count the votes."
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#TheInsiders: A Warning from Former Trump Officials — a CNN special — starts now. Looking forward to hearing from @OliviaTroye and @RickABright on pandemic response.
"I think it’s beyond worry," @RickABright says. "I know that his actions and his words and the things he is doing now are extending the duration and the magnitude of this pandemic."
"I saw Dr. Fauci brief repeatedly," @OliviaTroye says. "I saw people in the room during the meetings — people, senior White House officials — look away and roll their eyes."
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Here is what frustrates me... I respect @BenSasse but myself & other #Republicans who were #NeverTrump from the start have gone through years of being threatened, kicked out of the party, & mocked among other things for what we knew about Trump....

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washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns…
because we knew what Trump would do not just to the Party, but more importantly America.

We spoke up & out when few would. Because those people (yes @BenSasse included) wanted to win politically at all cost & refused to put #CountryOverParty & backed Trump.

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Now with the impending implosion of Republicans in the #Election2020 there are those who are trying to act like they are ready to lead the party and even America in a post Trump presidency by just now speaking about against Trump... mostly in private, rarely in public.

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Proposal: "There is established in the legislative branch an independent, National Commission On Congressional Rules..." #Congress #CountryOverParty #Democracy #Constitution #Dems #GOP
tinyurl.com/y2k42yoj
. . .whose purpose shall be to review, revise, amend and establish baseline rules of proceedings for the U.S. House and Senate to fulfill the requirements of Article I, Section 5...
tinyurl.com/y2k42yoj
. . .The Commission shall establish rules of proceedings designed to establish rational, unbiased decision making and to encourage true bipartisanship in fulfilling the Congressional responsibilities in developing legislation...
tinyurl.com/y2k42yoj
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COVID-19 is considered a pre-existing condition. At the State of the Union in 2018 Donald Trump said and there is video to prove this, that he has a health care plan ready to go and will protect people with pre-existing conditions. Public record shows he’s been trying to strike
It down before, during and after. #MoscowMitchMcConnell refused to let Merrick Garlands nomination be heard because election was 9 moths away. Well it’s only 46 days before Election Day and minutes after the passing of the Honorable RBG McTreason announced moving forward with a
Nominee. Hypocrisy, injustice, criminality, pathological lying, lining their pockets with tax payer money, PROTECTING RUSSIA While DENIGRATING OUR VETERANS AND MILITARY.... How can ANY DECENT AMERICAN EVEN CONSIDER VOTING FOR THIS GOP!!!
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I appreciate @MittRomney's #CountryOverParty stance in opposing #RonJohnson's Biden-Burisma probe as political exercise due, in part, to Johnson's own statements to media.

But note:

Johnson was clearly talking also about his other probes in service of Trump campaign👇 Image
2. And as @AndrewDesiderio correctly reports with today's vote:

"Wednesday’s vote represents a significant escalation of the Senate ... Committee’s probes targeting President Donald Trump’s political foes — less than 50 days before Election Day."

politico.com/news/2020/09/1…
3/3. Links:

Earlier Politico report by @kyledcheney:

"Besieged on all sides, Ron Johnson says his probe 'would certainly' help Trump win reelection"
politico.com/news/2020/08/1…

Johnson's statement to local news media (5:00-8:05 for context):
player.fm/series/justice…
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