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When talking about the #GOP of the 1860s(especially party founders/leaders), we‘re talking about a party that’s virtually all white men, with abolition as a foundational tenet—caring about/acting on the best interests of millions of ppl they didn’t know, personally or culturally.
Note: Important to remember a lot of what these men thought on race goes under the category of white supremacist beliefs.

But as a party they held the platform of human rights, even for people in this country that weren’t “their people.”

That’s absent in #GOP rhetoric today.
A project I did on Lincoln’s duality when it came to white supremacy.
goo.gl/FbNiJG
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1. Why did Butina plea story drop the way it did? If she is getting a deal Mueller can require her silence as a condition of the deal. So I presume the story about the fact of Butina cooperation agreement was intentionally dropped by Mueller team today. But why?
2. I always drop back to set the scene based on the facts. Imagine the mind of someone who who worked with the NRA and/or Trump and/or GOP in the 2016 attack. Imagine if they had contact with Butina. They hear report she flipped and is fully cooperating. What do they do?
3. Do they call someone? Do they begin deleting computer files? Run? Because this is a National Security spy investigation of the highest importances, Mueller has the eye of Sauron watching their every move if he suspects them. Used to think it was June 6, 1944 but for the
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@Jim_Jordan Any #Trump sycophant, alleged pedophile protector, trying to besmirch this hero, while his own children will have to suffer from the decisions made for the country, is sad. Why wouldn't the #GOP make it an open door session if they had nothing to hide? Your reign ends soon.
@Jim_Jordan As time passes, more comes to light, with the Steele dossier, Trumps alleged involvement in Epstein child sex ring where Secretary Acosta stopped the FBI investigation before more suspects could be arrested, and money laundering campaign contributions from Russian operatives.
@Jim_Jordan Plus your support for a theocratic monarchy that really acts like a ruthless inhumane dictator & desire to sell American technology to them when it could then be used to kill our own troops or handed over to Russia is genuinely INSANE. Who is dishonorable, spineless sycophantic?
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There are few things more insane about the Trump administration than the idea he has that .@FoxNews people should hold actual government positions. #HeatherNauert (thread, 1/11)
Trump hasn't just drunk the Kool-Aid when it comes to the party's own propaganda, he's appointed the Kool-Aid to the ruling council. (2/11)
(No, it wasn't Kool-Aid at Jonestown, but "he drank the Flavor Aid" doesn't have the same impact. The message is more powerful than the reality.) (2.5/11)
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While you're focused on a holiday surprise from #Mueller, the president of the United States and his lame duck Speaker have officially been working toward eviscerating the #ACA before #NancyPelosi steps in to save everyone's #healthcare.

Please call your reps & tell them NO.
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I'm seriously ill--17M of us have #cancer; 131M have other chronic illnesses. This concerns me & you & people you love.
Like everything else, it's underhanded and under-the-radar.

New insurance guidelines would undermine rules of the #AffordableCareAct
washingtonpost.com/national/healt…
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"The Trump administration is urging states to tear down pillars of #AffordableCareAct, demolishing a basic rule that federal insurance subsidies can be used only by people buying health plans in marketplaces created under the law."

They want to take the #healthcare you need.
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1.Len #Blavatnik owns a company called Al-Altep Holdings and Access Industries, and has contributed vast amounts of money to the #GOP and #Senate Leadership Fund and #Trump, inclusive of 1 Million to the Inauguration of #Trump.

2..#Blavatnik co owns #RUSAL with Oleg #Deripaska and Viktor #Vekselberg, they own together 69 % of the company.
#RUSAL is the second largest Aluminum Company in the world.
#Blavatnik has a net worth of 20 Billion Dollars.
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#Michigan #GOP lame-duck session have introduced Bills to strip the DEM Gov, Attorney General & Secretary of State of key powers before Dems take over leg
#MIpowergrab
@michresist asking people to go to Lansing on Tues 12/4
Here's the Committee Members considering the Bills ⤵️
House Speaker Tom Leonard, the DeWitt Republican who lost the attorney general's race by 3 percentage points to Nessel, called the bill "good government reform."
Phone: (517) 373-1778
TomLeonard@house.mi.gov
Protest Lame Duck Session #Michigan #GOP #MIpowergrab
Michigan State Capitol December 4 09:30-12:00
Event here:
facebook.com/events/1994546…
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General Flynn is expected to be sentenced this week. Curious, I researched the sentence that George Popolopodus received for the same crime. FOURTEEN DAYS. are you kidding? I decided to research Mueller's Witch Hunt team. Here's what I found.

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There was too much info to type for each, so I've put it into photos. Only one member of the five listed on this page wasn't compromised. The other four are all Democrats that have made political donations to a DNC Candidate (including Hillary and Obama)!

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Coincidence? NOPE! I found the same on this page of six investigators. All but one are Democrats and have made donations to a Democratic candidate. Weissmann actually was at Hillary's HQ on election night! FYI... 14 Democrats & 3 independents. NO GOP MEMBERS AT ALL!

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People berating me about #GeorgeHWBush, please take a seat.

GHWB was the architect of today's #racist #GOP.
GHWB ran a series of covert wars.
GHWB stayed silent while thousands of people with #AIDS died.

You can laud his post-presidency philanthropy without erasing history.
This insistence on rehabbing politicians who did real damage--folks just did this with John McCain--because they died is revisionist and does actual harm.

Many people were hurt and many others died because of Bush1.
There is no virtue in dismissing that fact.
This is the 30-year-old #WillieHorton ad everybody is talking about
cnn.com/2018/11/01/pol…
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The Wife just called.
She's been trapped on a flooded road in NJ for hours.
Never made it to her classes.
Now being towed out, but she says she is safe.
She didn't want me to worry (until now!!!)

But #ClimateChange is a big joke to the #GOP, right?
I'm so anxious, now.
UPDATE: The Wife is now home and showered and recovering from her horrible experience of being trapped in the flash flooding.

Thanks to everyone who offered support. It's always scary being alone and paralyzed and unable to go rescue one's sweetheart.
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#GOP salivating over someone 6yrs older than Trump with reams of oppo on him and a phalanx of haters among Democrats does not equal "a lot of people." Sanders polls at 12% & #Midterms were about women & POC.

A Lot of People Want Bernie to Run in 2020
theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
As I wrote a few weeks ago for @damemagazine, 2020 won't be about one term, but two. Any Democrat running for 2020 must be prepared to be an incumbent for 2024. Sanders will be 83 going in.

damemagazine.com/2018/09/04/how…
The reality that neither Bernie nor Biden wants to face is how neither of them looks all that different from Trump on a debate stage. But the counterbalance between Trump and a woman, especially one 20yrs his junior, would be incredibly stark.
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Somebody hire me to write about what it's like to actually live in poverty.

I can write about it from myriad vantage points:

▪As a late middle-aged woman (women 50+ are the poorest segment of US population)
▪As a #lesbian(employment discrimination is huge among lesbians)
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▪As a chronically ill person (131M Americans have chronic illnesses from #cancer to #asthma that interfere with employment)
▪As a #disabled person (#disabled are the largest minority group in the US, but are most un- and under-employed)
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Every time I pitch poverty as a topic, I get an eye-roll.

Poverty was barely mentioned in 2016 Hillary raised it a few times; Sanders talked about "the ghetto" and Trump said he would cut taxes, but he actually cut entitlements.

Yet 1 in 7 Americans lives in #poverty.
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kilLIARy ur just too funny! IG HUBER INVESTIGATED & HAS FOUND U “GUILTY OF CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN”! UR DESPICABLE, I’M A PROUD DEPLORABLE (PER U) UR JUST TRYING TO GET “UR PPL” TO “LOOK OVER HERE, NOT THERE! #WWG1WGA bongino.com/hillary-clinto…
What a LIAR! PURPLE GUYS! CODE!
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Donna Brazile just told a whopper on @HardballChris, saying @BernieSanders came close to winning the primary in 2016.

Sanders lost in a near historic landslife of FOUR MILLION votes.
The closest primary in history was 2008.
This panel is also repeating the trope about white working class voters, ignoring that the MAJORITY of working class voters are women & POC.
#HillaryClinton won voters making <$50k, POC and women overall.
So--Hillary won the working class and she won with policy.
Matthews is pushing Beto and Biden, which is a horrible combination.
Not one person--two women on the panel--has mentioned women voters, or POC, and those are the Democratic voting base.
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For those who only read the clickbait @Guardian heaadline on Thanksgiving and ran with it, a thread 📌 from @HillaryClinton on her #Immigration stance.

That stance was attacked in 2016 as far too broadly inclusive by both Sanders & Trump. (That is still archived online.)
I have been quite clear over the years that I support open borders, by which I mean blanket asylum and fair entry to the US (and Europe).
As a lifelong Socialist raised by Socialist Civil Rights worker parents, I believe we can afford to give succor to desperate people AND MUST.
I fully understand that people fear #immigration, but every American who is not Indigenous or descended from slaves is immigrant stock. The true fear in the US about immigration is about race. Pretending otherwise is the problem. Addressing American #racism must be a prioritized.
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WHAT IF PRESIDENT JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY HAD OF LIVED? OUR NATION WENT INTO MOURNING THAT GOD AWFUL DAY. Our Teacher told the Class he’d been shot; I was 12! Think what kind of EVIL lives to instill fear in humanity? OUR GOV MURDERED THIS GREAT MAN!
GEORGE H.W. BUSH...LBJ...CIA..
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#voting 101
The #President #DonaldTrump #MagicWand
#economy is running like a well-oiled #machine !
#manufacturing is thru the roof
#production is high
Corporate #Inventory is LOW
#unemployment is low
Take home pay & #wages are UP!
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YET all you hear is #Democrat #DOOM & #Gloom
B/C the doom is being MANUFACTURED to order
The #Fed is raising rates for NO REASON
#STOCK #Markets #selloff s are being triggered for nothing
By billionaire #Dems
The #MSM is saying that the #sky is #Falling
The SKY IS NOT FALLING!
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Nine years since it's passage, many Americans remain confused about #ACA, also known as #Obamacare.

The ACA is NOT insurance. It is a law mandating insurance company provisions. It covers EVERY American who has health insurance of any kind, individually or via their employer.
The #ACA requires all insurance providers cover #PreExistingConditions; requires women be covered for all services and not be charged more than men; that all insurers provide low-cost policies so that everyone have access to a plan.

This is what #ACA does.
It is NOT insurance.
The Obama administration set up healthcare.gov, with insurance navigators to help people choose the best and most affordable plans through health insurers in their areas.

The government also offers tax credit subsidies for health insurance based on income.
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#Gunsense: If Blacks bought a bunch of AR-15s, the #GOP would ban them by the end of week.

Me: “Tweets a smart ass reply while sharing a picture of me with my AR-15 collection.”

#GunSense: You need your head checked and your guns taken away by the FBI and ATF.

Me:
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1/ So! 657 days and 50,000 followers into the effort, it's time to close up shop at @alt_fec. The midterms are done and it looks like the Republic just might survive this crisis. We have been called to #resist in other ways.

Two parting thoughts as we ride off into the sunset:
2/ • Our #campaignfinance laws have been fundamentally broken by #SCOTUS. It's not a matter of flipping #CitizensUnited – you have to reach back to Buckley v. Valeo (1976), the case that established that the government has no interest in a level playing field…
3/ and that preventing corruption is the only allowable reason to regulate #campaignfinance. This was a bad idea from the start, and has led to rotten results. Since #SCOTUS is unlikely to help out anytime soon, and amending the Constitution is unlikely to work, …
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2. Naive #Voters don't #Balance ANYTHING,
They create STAGNATION!
How do you get along with a #DemocratParty
With a PLAN to KILL America
That's labeled #DemsWillDestroyTheEconomy &
#DemocratsHateAmerica & #LiberalHypocrisy
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#VoteTuesday #ElectionEve #MondayMotivation #NRA
3. Who'd create an INTRICATE Plan to #BLOWUP 💥
#America that aren't ALSO labeled #DemocratsHateAmerica ?
How the HELL do you vote for a #DemocratParty that USED
🇦🇺+🇬🇧+ 🇺🇸 INTEL SERVICES to OVERTHROW #POTUS45 ?

#VoteTuesday #ElectionEve #MondayMorning #MondayMood #MondayThoughts
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The Democrats whittled away at more of the GOP gains vs 2016 as a number of states (AZ, CO, OR) counted a weekend’s worth of mail-in ballots. What we see now is nearly final as most states have ended #earlyvoting and few mail-in ballots remain.
#Earlyvoting #MAGA #Election2018
The #Republican share of votes cast so far is +0.80% vs 2016. In contrast, the #Democrat share is -0.07%. In total, the Rep-Dem margin vs 2016 is R+0.87%. So the GOP is doing ~153K early votes better in these 13 states than they did in 2016.
#MAGA #Election2018
#Republicans have lifted their share of the vote from 2016 in 9 of the 13 states. #Democrats have done so in just 7 of the 13. Net, the distribution of votes have moved in the #GOP’s favor in 7 states; to the #Dems in 6.
#Earlyvoting #MAGA #Election2018
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#Earlyvoting update:
The #Republican share of votes cast so far is +0.96% vs 2016. In contrast, the #Democrat share is -0.05%. In total, the Rep-Dem margin vs 2016 is R+1.01%. So the GOP is ~170k early votes better in these 13 states than they did in 2016.
#MAGA #Election2018
#Republicans have lifted their share of the vote from 2016 in 9 of the 13 states. #Democrats have done so in just 7 of the 13. Net, the distribution of votes have moved in the #GOP’s favor in 8 states; to the #Dems in 5.
#Earlyvoting #MAGA #Election2018
The final large batch of votes came in from Florida (a few more will trickle in today & tomorrow) and again favored the Democrats, as expected. As a result, the GOP-Dem margin decreased 0.09% since yesterday and 0.29% over the last 24 hours.
#Earlyvoting #MAGA #Election2018
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#Earlyvoting update:
The #Republican share of votes cast so far is +1.0% vs 2016. In contrast, the #Democrat share is -0.1%. In total, the Rep-Dem margin vs 2016 is R+1.10%. So the GOP is doing ~184k early votes better in these 13 states than they did in 2016.
#MAGA #Election2018
#Republicans have lifted their share of the vote from 2016 in 9 of the 13 states. #Democrats have done so in just 7 of the 13. Net, the distribution of votes have moved in the #GOP’s favor in 8 states; to the #Dems in 5.
#Earlyvoting #MAGA #Election2018
The votes continue to roll in from Florida and they continue to favor the Democrats, as expected. As a result, the GOP-Dem margin decreased 0.10% since this afternoon and 0.42% over the last 24 hours.
#Earlyvoting #MAGA #Election2018
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