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I’ve observed Colorado @SenCoryGardner since his election. What I’ve seen has left me dismayed. Rather than building bipartisan bridges to get things done, Cory became a supine Trump yes-man. There are 1000s reasons he shouldn’t be re-elected. Here are 101: #VoteCoryOut #COsen
#1: Even though he was elected by the narrowest of margins in 2014 in a state that has since voted for Hillary in 2016 & a democratic state govt trifecta in 2018, Cory continues to act as if he has a mandate from the white nationalist alt-right. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
#2: Cory Gardner has consistently voted for the extreme Trump agenda. During the 2019-2020 Congress, he’s voted with Trump over 90% of the time. During Trump’s 1st two years, Cory’s voting record was over 95% in line with Trump. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
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Conglomerate Thread of Charities/Other Ways to Help Refugees

I have stuff all over the place &want to bring it together. Even my Giant Thread of WAYS TO MITIGATE the #FakeTrumpEmergency has lots of political action-on-the-wall & non-immigrant specific items, which is great, but.
1. Annunciation House

This charity in El Paso gives shelter, food, clothing, hygiene products, bus tickets, etc., to 1000s of refugee families released by CBP, to help get them over the next few days and then on to family they have in the United States.…
2. Borderland Rainbow Center

Also El Paso based, @BRainbowCenter, assists the thousands of immigrants dumped on the bus station's doorstep with no food, money, clothing or anywhere to stay. They have NEEDS!
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THREAD: Last night, the Pentagon informed Congress that it authorized the transfer of $1 BILLION to build Trump's border wall.

TODAY the House votes to override Trump’s veto of Congress’ decision to block this illegal #FakeTrumpEmergency.…
When he didn’t get his way during the 35-day #TrumpShutdown—which cost American workers billions—Trump declared an illegal national emergency to build his border wall.

Congress soundly rejected his illegal declaration. Here’s why:
ILLEGAL: The president can't just declare “an emergency” and turn the Pentagon into his private construction company...

@SamBerger_DC explains.
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Today we’re voting on whether @POTUS can bypass Congress and trample on our Constitution so he can steal money from the military & use eminent domain to waste billions of dollars on a medieval wall.

A wall he promised Mexico would pay for.
Watch Live: On the Senate floor speaking out against @POTUS’ national emergency declaration →…
So, how did we get here?

- Trump said Mexico would pay for his wall (they refused)
- GOP Senate & House refused to fund wall, so instead gave $1.3B for fencing (which Trump hasn’t spent)
- Trump made the wall his #1 issue in midterm election (GOP lost 40 House seats)

cont. ↓
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We decided to take a look at the accounts retweeting the 2020 Democratic primary contenders, beginning with @TulsiGabbard. We examined retweets of Gabbard's tweets from 2/13 through 2/23, and found 21860 accounts that retweeted her in that timespan.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
We downloaded the profile information as well as the most recent 200 tweets from each account that recently retweeted Gabbard. This chart shows the primary languages the accounts use. 92% are in English; Spanish and Hindi are a small but notable portion.
Here are the hashtags most frequently used by accounts that retweet @TulsiGabbard. There's some interesting variety here: #GreenNewDeal and #MAGA both turn up, along with #GiletsJaunes/#YellowVests and various Venezuela, India, and Syria-related hashtags.
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Look at Trump's tweets today and guess what his next authoritarian moves might be.

"Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!" - DJT
The goals of these Religious Right organizations include:

✔ • Controlling Americans’ Decisions about Reproduction, Sex and Death
✔ • Passing Anti-Gay, anti-LGBTQ Laws
✔ • Controlling Education in Amer­ica
👉• Instilling Censorship

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I’m seeing a lot of Trump’s indoctrinated cult base argue on this point for a border wall:
“Do you have a fence at your house? Nancy Pelosi has one. So does Beto O’Rourke”

It reminds me of the straw-man argument trying to equate a gun to cars as a WMD.

From a structural engineer & obvious perspective— residential fence specs are typ 4-6’ high. They’re made of wood, PVC or steel composite. I live in a suburb & have a fence. Last week, a coyote climbed over it. My dog went nuts! worse than the raccoons & rabbits that breached it.
A few mos ago, a bear crashed through our fence & 2 adjacent neighbor’s fences. Our home surveillance cameras caught it. I respectfully agreed with my neighbors—we all chipped in to get the fences fixed since we share borders. No eminent domain or political power grabs involved.
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Today at our DNC winter meeting, I had some sentiments I needed to share about this #FakeTrumpEmergency. And I want to share some of my thoughts with all of you.
Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Thursday. You want to know where there’s a national emergency? We have a national emergency of gun violence. We have a national emergency on climate. We have a national emergency on voter suppression.
There’s a national emergency on health care. If you can’t afford your insulin, that’s a family emergency, a community emergency, and a national emergency.
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Now that we have a #FakeTrumpEmergency on our hands, what do WE CITIZENS do to thwart #KingTrump? Do we March? Do we storm the Bastille? Do we bug out for Canada? For Mars?

--a compilation thread of stuff I've blathered hither & thither

So, first, what's likely to happen now that he's declared his #FakeTrumpEmergency, wrt to actions in Congress. Our immediate actions:




Here's @IndivisibleTeam's guide to what happened, exactly (including what's in the bill) & what you can do. Includes script to use when calling your Electeds. Which you should be doing NOW.

Text MOBILIZE to 977-79 for updates.

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"Remember back when we were still trying to figure out who was really running the Trump ship?" | @Dahlialithwick @Slate

#StephenMiller #NationalEmergency #FakeNationalEmergency #TrumpFakeEmergency #FakeTrumpEmergency…
PART 1 Who Is Stephen Miller @nowthisnews | "The demented champion of Trump’s recent wall-building hostage spree." @Dahlialithwick @Slate

#StephenMiller #NationalEmergency #FakeNationalEmergency #TrumpFakeEmergency #FakeTrumpEmergency
PART 2 Who Is Stephen Miller @nowthisnews | "He was the cruel visionary behind the family-separation policy—which he gleefully crowed about." | @Dahlialithwick @Slate

#StephenMiller #NationalEmergency #FakeNationalEmergency #TrumpFakeEmergency #FakeTrumpEmergency
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Count the cost of every lie
Watching migrant children die
Callously we hide their tears;
Lock them up! prey on their fears

In heileras, where they freeze
Ripped from doting families
No way to reunify!
Was there ever thought to try?

Thousands languish, waste away
Such an awful price to pay
Government so inhumane
Why replace their dreams with pain?

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#NationalEmergency Protest this abuse of power rooted in hate! TEXT MOBILIZE to 977-79 @IndivisibleTeam @MoveOn…
#NationalEmergency Protest this abuse of power rooted in hate! TEXT MOBILIZE to 977-79 @IndivisibleTeam @MoveOn
CLICK HERE… To tell your Members of Congress: Reject Trump’s fake emergency.

#NationalEmergency Protest this abuse of power rooted in hate! TEXT MOBILIZE to 977-79 @IndivisibleTeam @MoveOn
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As to be expected, @realDonaldTrump lied many times when trying to justify his unlawful #FakeTrumpEmergency to get his border wall.

Here are the facts on just a few of them, because no matter how often he lies, we can't ever allow these brazen lies to go unchecked. 1/
TRUMP: "They say it all comes through the port of entry. It's wrong. It's wrong. It's just a lie."

FACT: Well, per @CBP, 90% of heroin, 87% of meth, and 80% of fentanyl seizures by border officials were trying to be smuggled across the border at legal ports of entry. 2/
TRUMP: *does the El Paso lies again*

FACT: The fence at the U.S.-Mexico border at El Paso went up after decades in a decline of crime in the already-safe El Paso. In fact, crime ticked *up* just a bit in El Paso shortly after the fence was constructed. 3/
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I love the idiots calling it a #FakeTrumpEmergency . Aren't you the same morons who attacked Trump for questioning the FBI/"experts"?. . The 5.7 Billion Trump wanted was a number the Border patrol suggested. The border agents agree there's a #RealEmergency, so does the DHS
As I've always said, the left/media learned long ago that when it comes to their followers, it isn't about what is actually happening, all that matters is what they tell them is happening. 99% of people will never actually go to the border and see for themselves
it's the same with everything. perfect example was the New Green Deal. when college students were asked if they supported it, they said yes, and then they were told what it actually entailed, and they immediately changed their minds. That's the root of the left's entire existence
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Donald Trump’s day so far:

- Meltdown in Rose Garden
- #FakeTrumpEmergency and #TrumpFakeEmergency are trending
- Even Ann Coulter thinks it’s a joke
- Trump mimics accent of President Xi
- Yells at reporter to “sit down”
- Trump is circling the drain
- It’s still only 11:30am
Donald Trump has berserk Rose Garden meltdown…
Donald Trump makes desperate move to try to prevent Matt Whitaker from cutting plea deal against him…
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Trump just declared a #FAKENationalEmergency at the border. Trump is going around Congress, the will of the people, & abusing the powers of the presidency to build his hateful wall. There’s no time to waste - it’s time to mobilize to defend our democracy. Here’s what you can do:
First, Call your MoCs NOW and demand they act immediately to stop this illegal, anti-democratic power grab in its tracks by using their powers under the National Emergencies Act to reject this #FakeTrumpEmergency and immediately launch an investigation: ☎️ 1-855-980-2355 ☎️
Sign up to march with us, @MoveOn, and more to protest this abuse of power rooted in hate here:… and text MOBILIZE to 977-79 for updates.

Read our resource for more on what this means and what Congress can do:…
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