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Quand #Trump narre par le menu à des gros donateurs lors d'1 levée de fonds en Floride l'exécution de #Soleimani, le fait marquant n'est pas tant le flou des motifs. Il est dans 1 président d'1 #démocratie qui rend compte seulement à ceux qui (le) paient. washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
2) Et aussi choquant pour certains soit ce mépris de #Trump pour le secret-défense, relatif à sa personnalité, il disparaîtra avec lui. Mais que des présidents en exercice soient contraints pour leur réélection d'aller "faire les beaux" auprès de milliardaires pourrait bien durer
3) Du point de vue du financement politique comme socle de la démocratie US, #Trump n'est qu'1 symptôme- et non la cause- d'1 dérégulation complète depuis 20 ans et la loi McCain/Feingold de 2002, dernier vain essai bipartisan pour limiter l'influence de l'argent en politique…
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FRIENDS:

The Dem leadership has completely botched #impeachment.

I say this because we MUST be willing to speak the truth, even when it's not popular or comforting.
Trump should have been impeached for crimes against humanity at the border, not just a #Ukraine phone call.

And it should have happened in January.

But the Dem leadership knows that Democrats are also culpable in the caging of children, so they punted.
With all #Pelosi's "brilliant 7-D chess long game" she failed to move a single GOP vote and polls flatlined after the #ImpeachmentHearings.

In the end, #McConnell will use this opportunity to tie up Sanders & Warren at a critical moment in the campaign, while going after Biden.
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BOTCHED #IMPEACHMENT

Sorry to burst the "trust #Pelosi's brilliant long game" bubble, but this impeachment is an epic fail.

First, the #ImpeachmentHearings didn't move one GOP vote. In fact, not impeaching when Trump ADMITTED a quid pro quo gave Republicans time to close ranks.
Second, focusing so narrowly on #Ukraine effectively gives Trump and his accomplices a free pass for egregious abuses, including crimes against humanity on the border.

And now #McConnell can make a big show of acquittal...
#Impeachment should have taken place in January to send a message to the country and the world that we don't tolerate brazen abuse of power and incitement of white supremacist terror.

But #Pelosi and Dem leaders were busy playing 7-D chess, ignoring progressive activists...
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THREAD - THE #IMPEACHMENT CHARADE

(Note: If you're offended by someone refusing to cheerlead for #Pelosi and Dem leaders, I'd suggest you avoid this thread.)

Let's break it down. We've had weeks of #ImpeachmentHearings to "inquire" about what Trump FREELY admitted on October 3.
THE #IMPEACHMENT CHARADE

And these hearings came after months of Dem leaders refusing to #ImpeachTrump for:

Torturing migrant kids.

Violating the #EmolumentsClause.

Assaulting the First Amendment.

Obstructing justice with #Mueller.

Inciting #WhiteSupremacist terrorism.
THE #IMPEACHMENT CHARADE

Apparently #Pelosi's brilliant "long game" was to give Trump a pass on ALL his numerous egregious abuses of power, and to wait for a #whistleblower to magically appear.

And the ultimate offense was not kidnapping brown children, but coming for #Biden.
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Welcome to the Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending November 10, 2019. With Congress on recess this week, we are going to do things a bit differently this week. We are going to take a dive into #McConnellsGraveyard.
#MoCTrack 1/33
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#GOP keeps trotting out their tired talking point about the “do-nothing-Dems” and all we can concentrate on is #Impeachment.

NOT TRUE.

What you’ll find below are 30 bills of the 300+ that #McConnell has stalled in the Senate.

#MoCTrack #DemCast 2/33
demcastusa.com/2019/11/10/mit…
HR 1 - #ForThePeople

A bill that would improve voting rights, fix campaign finance regulations, and mandate ethics and accountability reforms.
💯 over 100 co-sponsors (236)

#MoCTrack #McConnellsGraveyard 3/33
vox.com/2019/3/8/18253…
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McConnell Pulls Funding Bill with Shaheen Pro-Abortion Amendment breitbart.com/politics/2019/…
Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) withdrew an overseas spending bill last week that would have provided #665million for “family planning and reproductive health care” overseas and funds for the pro-abortion #UNPopulationFund
#McConnell withdrew State Foreign Operations (SFOPs) bill after #NewHampshire Dem Sen. #JeanneShaheen inserted an amendment into the bill to provide support to groups that promote #abortions overseas – a move that would have clearly undermined Trump admin’s pro-life policies.
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#IMPEACHMENT MADE SIMPLE:

1. House Dems can #ImpeachTrumpNow with their majority. No more evidence is required.

2. Senate Republicans will almost certainly vote to acquit.

3. Trump will be impeached for history but not removed.

4. Dems can then focus on sweeping in 2020.
#IMPEACHMENT MADE SIMPLE (2)

The only remote possibility of Trump leaving office early is if #McConnell and other GOP leaders think he's too much of a liability to their rightwing power grab and push him to resign.

But like I said, "remote."
#IMPEACHMENT MADE SIMPLE (3)

Arguments for waiting to schedule a vote are:

1. Gather more facts.
2. Exert more pressure.
3. Get more evidence against his accomplices.

None of those outweigh the fact that he harms people every day and #impeachment is an urgent moral imperative.
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🔥@FrankFigliuzzi1: Don’t be surprised if FBI counter-intelligence div is looking at that (Deripaska) aluminum factory deal in Kentucky. Why does McConnell for years just not want to hear the truth abt Russia? It just begs the Q: Is there a flow of money? Is there a compromise??
@FrankFigliuzzi1 @NicolleDWallace 🤯It's nuts that US lifted #sanctions for close Putin ally #Deripaska—who Manafort briefed during #Russia's attack! That #McConnell stopped a bipartisan effort to reverse it, then got a Russian alum plant in #Kentucky smells of corruption if not compromise.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-a…
@FrankFigliuzzi1 @NicolleDWallace 🤯Not only did McConnell push to lift sanctions for Putin's pal #Deripaska. But Mitch's Kentucky taxpayers must give the Russian oligarch's Rusal $15,000,000 to help Russia get a foothold in US economy! Of course, #MoscowMitch denies knowing about any "Russian investor."🤔#maddow
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1. Trump is in Iowa. @JoeBiden likely planned his trip to be there at the same time knowing that would bait Trump into giving Joe the news cycle. Trump's first stop was at an ethanol plant. I make his crowd as less than 300. Trump in Iowa at Ethenol plant crown view as he leaves.  IMO less than 300. He likely had more in his security detail.
2. Trump about to arrive at Iowa GOP dinner. He stayed clear of the @IowaSoybeans folks he's destroying with tariffs but in a few minutes we will see how the Iowa state @GOP, whose major constituency has been economically harmed by Trump tariff policy, welcomes the #OrangeMenace.
3. Love to have somebody doing still photography there. I miss the @AP.
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@samstein VP Joe Biden's ability to negotiate with congressional Republicans helped the Obama administration pass legislation like 👇

#Biden #JoeBiden #TeamJoe
@samstein “Their willingness to say no to everything — the fact that since 2007, they have filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation that would help the middle class just gives you a sense of how opposed they are to any progress-" President Barack Obama, in 2014
msnbc.com/morning-joe/ob…
@samstein “History will look back and note that Republicans in Congress treated President Obama with unprecedented disrespect,” Reid said, arguing that soon after Obama was elected, the GOP set out to make him a one-term president and obstruct anything he did.
huffpost.com/entry/harry-re…
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OLD REALITY

Being shocked by Trump's unhinged tweets

Realizing the GOP is as awful as Trump

Waiting for a savior, like Mueller

Trusting someone "has a plan" to stop autocracy

NEW REALITY

Seeing the unvarnished truth

Knowing the rule of law is gone

Being our own leaders
Yes, it's stark to say 'the rule of law is gone." But seeing the unvarnished truth means not sugarcoating the awful reality we're facing.

#Trump is effectively above the law.

#Barr is a threat to democracy.

#Miller is torturing children.

#McConnell is stacking the courts.
Can we revive democracy? Can we reinstate the rule of law? Yes. But we have to acknowledge reality AS IT IS, not as we want it to be. We can't let ourselves become the proverbial frogs in boiling water, waiting for Mueller or Pelosi or Schumer or a 2020 candidate to save us.
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Friends, we're past the point of this person "got to Trump" or that person "got under Trump's skin." He and his GOP cronies don't give a crap. They've put in place an autocracy/kleptocracy and we need to face this new reality.
Corporate media is actively pushing the narrative that #Pelosi "played" or "baited" Trump. But last I checked, Trump, Barr, and their cohorts are trampling the rule of law. Kids are dying at the border. Women's rights are under assault. We're way past the point of taunting Trump.
Big media is working overtime to push this "taunting" narrative, but to what end?

Trump & Miller are torturing migrant families. Trump & #Barr are conducting a chilling investigation of the Russia investigators. Trump & #McConnell are stacking the courts.

He isn't "rattled."
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Mitch McConnell wrote an op-ed calling for bipartisanship, and people are not having it
#WednesdayWisdom #McConnell
washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/11…
2/"The date was Oct. 23, 2010 — nearly two years into President Barack Obama’s first term and two weeks before the first midterm elections of his presidency. Speaking to the National Journal, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made a now-infamous statement:
3/“The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” As The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler has pointed out, reading the quote in its full context makes it clear that McConnell was saying that it would be impossible for
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⚡️💥🤑🚢🆘 #McConnell refused to bring the legislation to protect #Mueller to the Senate floor. A short thread on #MitchMcConnel and #ElaineChao's history of corruption. @WendySiegelman @grantstern @peterjukes @AHamiltonSpirit @dcpoll @lukeharding1968 cnn.com/2018/04/17/pol…
1. In Sep 2016, during a secret briefing for congressional leaders, the CIA informed the Congress about Russian interference with the election. McConnell objected to declassifying the information & making it public, claiming bipartisanship issues.
politico.com/story/2018/01/…
2. On January 31, 2017, Mitch McConnell’s wife Elaine Chao was sworn as a State Secretary of Transportation for Trump’s cabinet.
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I am only going to say one thing about #Manafort indictment. #BankOfCypress and you know who #JustAskWilbur
Commerce Secretary Wilbur #Ross
Now, I would hate to think that there was any connection to this group & the assassination of that journalist in the #Mediterranean
#Meuller
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1)La pantomime d'unité à laquelle viennent de se livrer le président #Trump et le chef de sa majorité McConnell peut étonner...mais logique.
2)On retiendra évidemment,après les insultes proférées par #Trump à McConnell,les images du président minaudant...RT
3)Mais à un an des midterms, à 9 mois de certaines primaires,#McConnell n'a pas le choix:il doit afficher son unité absolue avec #Trump...
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