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A day in the Life of Sue Republican -by Kathy Joe North
"Sue gets up at 6 a.m. and fills her coffeepot with water to prepare her morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. Image
With her first swallow of coffee, she takes her daily medication. Her medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to insure their safety and that they work as advertised.
All but $10 of her medications are paid for by her employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance - now Sue gets it too.
She prepares her morning breakfast, bacon and eggs.
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In '06, there were 2 schools of thought on the religious right (RR). 1 said, "It's a real movement - they aim to do exactly what they say, like ban abortion." The *more influential* Tom Frank school claimed the RR didn't even exist & banning abortion would never happen because...
..the religious right *didn't really even exist*; the reactionary social conservative positions (e.g. banning abortion) were just a way of getting dumb rubes to the polls to vote for #Republican pols who wouldn't ban abortion but would gut the welfare state.

Guess what?...
3) The argument claimed that if the #GOP ever managed to ban abortion, Republicans would lose a key issue they used to manipulate the dumb rubes get to the polls. So, that would *never happen*.

Subsequent academic research, journalism, and ground-level developments have shown..
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This reminds me of a strange set of events in the Reagan Admin. A big study done in a huge SoCAL retirement community concluded that estrogen therapy after menopause prevented women from having heart attacks. The Reagan admin promoted estrogen for millions of women. BUT [more]
2/ The estrogen supplements caused ovarian & breast cancer & gave no benefit in cutting cardiac disease.
A look-back on that study revealed that the healthier women in that retirement community were, yes, taking estrogen, but also working out, eating low fat diets, and...
3/..were visited more by family members & tended to vote #Democrat. Highest mortality was in women who were the opposite on all factors.
So, will #Republicans have a 2021 drop in life expectancy due to misinfo beliefs, #COVID19, anti-science, bad diets? Or no diff vs #Democrats ?
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This was what I worried would happen with @Booker4KY. Not be on the offensive with @RandPaul, who's an abysmal, but only on the defensive when need to. Just like the @KyDems always do, which is a losing strategy. But Booker's running on policies that are materially popular!!!
Here's a fun fact about running in an election... If you run as an Aggressive & Offensive Candidate with Policies that help the People & their Material Well-being, then you win.
Here's how I know; In the 2015 Midterms, @AlanGrayson of the @FlaDems, he won with no problem. He was unapologetic when being a "#Progressive", stands up with his Principles & goes for the Jugular in Political Ads at his Opponents on how their Policies are Wrong, Evil & Bad &...
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22nd Amendment states “No person shall be elected to the office of the #President more than twice..”

#DonaldTrump & @GOP must either acknowledge that he did NOT win the 2020 #election, or continue to insist he did & is thus constitutionally ineligible to run again.

The moment #trump and other #Republicans claimed that he actually won and was elected to a second term, they therefore acknowledged that he cannot be #elected again, as per the #Constitution. The text is clear - whether he served 2 terms or not, he CAN’T win a 3rd time.

If someone who has been president was (legitimately) elected for a 2nd term, then declined to take the presidential oath and serve that term, by the text of the 22nd Amendment, they cannot be elected again - regardless of whether or not they served the 2nd term.

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The messaging on this is terrible; causing unnecessary outrage.

#AndrewYang is not trying to run #3rdParty, or rejecting #Democrats, or asking anyone else to, he will just endorse/support any candidate who aligns with his (atm, mostly #Democratic) policies.
#Yang has said multiple times that he knows #Independents can't win the presidential and almost never win Congressional races, EXCEPT where there's open, #RCV elections, like #Alaska, and he's not encouraging anyone to register as Independent.
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#AndrewYang and #KrystalBall have long conversation, on #YangSpeaks (now #Forward) about his new party (arguably NOT a party), what it will do, and why.

#YangGang have been waiting for definitive answers. Well, your wait is... not really over😵‍💫
What do I mean by that? Well...

@AndrewYang said he IS starting a new party...
BUT he "answered" the question of whether the Forward party would run candidates by saying it will back #Democrats and #Republicans who align with Forward policy...…
He said he is forming a new party because he doesn't believe changing #election rules in favor of more parties is likely to happen from within the #duopoly...

BUT, they're going to back duopoly candidates, and didn't mention running their own...
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This #NYTimes piece on #Biden is #interesting. It'is almost honest.

The reporters express surprise that #SenileJoe is siding with the #Dem #Left. Maybe they really ARE surprised. If they are, it just shows they were conned as thoroughly as most of the country was in 2020.
It’s now clear that Biden had a three part agenda: 1) Get elected #POTUS. 2) Pass a lot of very expensive government programs. 3) Go down in history as an #FDR or #LBJ, a president who permanently transformed American society.
#Joe’s problem was that 2) endangered 1). He needed to pretend to be “moderate” to get elected. So he ran a campaign that came down to ‘#OrangeManBad, #SenileManGood, and let’s not talk about what I’ll do in office.’ And it worked. He got the #DemocraticParty united behind him.
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1/ As #cdnmedia *now* talks to Conservative caucus members, they must interrogate their #elxn2021 coverage. When O’Toole presented himself so contrary to his leadership run, the current & not so fmr #CPC & platform. Did it not occur to reporters to investigate what was real?
2/ I know #cdnmedia think Liberals are hostile to journalism who can’t tolerate Trudeau criticism. There is *some* truth to this. But lots of our complaints are legit & r made in good faith. Most of Liberal Twitter has closely followed Trump’s America in horror, as Cdn media has.
3/ The diff btwn #cdnmedia & those who reg use the #, is we don’t believe #Conservatives & #Republicans are light yrs apart. Like the CPC caucus—we know O’Toole’s #Elxn44 campaign wasn’t representative of majority of Cons (elected or base) Nor resembled how EOT would govern as PM
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1. A few years ago I heard about a horrific story where a developmentally delayed 13 y/o (who operated at the level of a 7 y/o, according to her mother) became pregnant from being raped by her stepfather. Anti-abortion groups sued the abortion provider. #elxn44
2. You read that correctly. Anti-abortion groups did not mount an action against the child’s abuser, but against the abortion clinic. Poilievre, Candice Bergen, Michael Barrett, Ed Fast, & every single #CPC MP on that list above, also believe….
#NeverVoteCPC #StopTheCPC #elxn44
3….what those anti-choice groups believed: this child should’ve been forced to carry a pregnancy resulting from horrific abuse.
In the beliefs of these #CPC MPs - who would be in charge of people’s lives - there should be no rape or incest exceptions. #NeverVoteCPC #elxn44
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The current COVID hotspot map. Stop racially pointing the fingers. #Conservatives blame minorities. #Progressives blame “white #Republicans.” You’re both wrong & silly. It’s more class than race. Lots of black, Hispanic, *and* white people don’t believe COVID/are anti-vacciners.
What do many anti-vacciners have in common? They tend to be of the same socioeconomic class. Elites progressives are also stupidly blaming “systemic racism” for minorities not being vaccinated. What? They are so out of touch. They obviously don’t know any lower-income minorities.
A black teenager in Brooklyn, NY recently told her white high school teacher that she doesn’t “believe in COVID.” That is, she doesn’t believe COVID is real. She’s in all black community & her views have nothing to do with “systemic racism.” Stop infantalizing black people.
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Was explaining the crazy @GOP National & State 'tactics' to my lady yesterday.
She couldn't understand why they seem to want their voting base to risk dying by not getting vaxxed or wearing masks, & their big support for guns.
Here's what I spit-balled on this because...
...I am done trying to work out a LOGICAL explanation:

What if the @GOP is actually TRYING to "cull the herd"?

They rely on rich, white men that own corporations for money...PAC donations, Lobby Group bribes, post-political career board member positions.
...They don't really care about "the average #American" working Joe. Hence their opposition to a Universal Healthcare system, or an mandated decent minimum wage.
Those #Republicans think their country would be 'better off' WITHOUT "those filthy, under-educated masses".
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#Afganistan vs. Vietnam (Thread by @IndivisibleSF leader & Vietnam vet):
It's infuriating to watch horrific scenes from Kabul & hear TV talking heads dutifully regurgitate official talking points while ignoring the corruption--the giant dung heap at the center of Afghan reality.
For weeks, pols and pundits have been steadfastly ignoring reports that Afghan soldiers hadn't been paid in weeks, were out of ammunition, and were subsisting on starvation rations. What happened to the funds for their pay, bullets, and bread?
Siphoned off into foreign accounts of Afghan political elite and military brass.

Where were the arms and ammo paid for by American taxpayers? Sold on the black market to the Taliban by Afghan colonels, majors, and supply sergeants.
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Let me clarify some stuff from earlier today.
We can draw some straight lines between...
1⃣ this @nytimes article
2⃣the Deputy Acting AG Donoghue's notes
3⃣ the #complicit actions of certain #Republican #Pennsylvania lawmakers

@nytimes First, let's look at those notes from Acting Deputy AG Donoghue.

Folks have been asking who and what he's talking about. I think that this section is about #PA10's @RepScottPerry and #Pennsylvania state lawmaker @SenMastriano.

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@nytimes @RepScottPerry @SenMastriano More interesting is this ADAG Donoghue note about "205K votes - more than xxx xxx voters - PA"

Part is illegible, but he's talking about a debunked theory that there were more votes placed in #Pennsylvania than there were registered voters. Again, this has been debunked.

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I want y’all to know that the backlash to both Critical Race Theory and anti anti-racist training are wedge issues designed to fire up conservatives and swing voters ahead of 2022.

These same anti-Black culture wars were used to dismiss Civil Rights legislation in the 1950s/60s
Also Critical Race Theory was developed in the 1970s by a generation of Black, post-civil rights era university and law school professors to highlight how race was used in law to purposely be antagonistic towards Black people.
Which occurred in the same era as white conservatives/libertarian campaigns to dismantle civil rights gains began in law schools

The backlash to Affirmative Action, busing, fair housing, collegiate costs, Ebonics, and ethnic studies all arise here as a result of white resentment
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@SenTedCruz .@SenTedCruz (@TedCruz), I couldn't beyond a few seconds into this bit of #propaganda, #Renfield, because this was not #reporting, #news, or #journalism.

This was a #FoxNews #MAGA[t] leading with #Republican/#Trump #talkingpoints and you nodding, stupidly, in agreement...
@SenTedCruz @tedcruz ...and following the script.

In other words, this is just you playing the #MAGA[ts], #Renfield - again.

There were no "emails showing Facebook acting as state agency on behalf of the federal government."

The #FauciEmails is another point of phony #outrage for #Republicans.
@SenTedCruz @tedcruz .@tedcruz (@SenTedCruz), what's especially hysterical about this clip, your tweet, and your claim, #Renfield, is that you hypocritically make this claim about a @FoxNews piece and it's #FoxNews that acts as a #propaganda outlet for the @GOP - and always has.
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.#MAGA[ts], this is how you get played.

@EliseStefanik (and @kayleighmcenany, of course) apparently thinks that #leadership is complaining and #lying and shrieking and NOT about proposing solutions.

But then, she's a #Republican. #Governing is NOT what the @GOP does.
.#MAGA[ts], so what's ACTUALLY going on.

@POTUS @JoeBiden spend some time with @FLOTUS because it was her birthday.

No one has a right to begrudge them that. If you have a problem with it, sit and spin. Not everything is about you nor is it always your business.
.#MAGA[ts], the deal with #gasprices, as has been explained, many times, is that we are seeing a seasonal rise in prices that were, for a time, aggravated by the recent #ColonialPipeline hack that resulted in the closing of the pipeline.
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Saturday, May 29, 2021

#Ijaw youths suspend protest over NDDC board.
#Again, Okorocha accuses Uzodinma of project demolition.
#Supreme Court dismisses certificate forgery case against Obaseki

#Atiku #Adeherself Davido Image
…as JUSUN members lock journalists out.
#Garba Shehu: Buhari administration healthiest since 1999—we respect citizens’ rights.
#REPORT CARD:Presidency lists Buhari’s achievements in 6 years.
#6 years of failure: PDP cautions Buhari against empty speech, false performance claims

#Reps minority caucus to Buhari: Nigeria becoming a failed state… tackle insecurity now.
#APC group: Nigeria’s problems not caused by our party.
#Nigeria can’t develop without restructuring – Peter Obi.
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Historian wonders:
Is Joe Biden "a speed bump on the fascists' march to power"?

As part of their commitment to overthrowing America's multiracial democracy, the Jim Crow #Republicans continue to amplify and weaponize Trump's Big Lie


The Nazis ran in elections until they were the largest party in Germany's parliament, gridlocking legislative business

The Nazis worked to infiltrate crucial institutions like the police and the army. In 1931, Berlin police responded sluggishly to a massive Nazi riot in the city
139 #Republicans of the House and eight members of the Senate, led by Sens. #Hawley #Cruz, came out of hiding to vote to object to the electoral college vote.

While a police officer lay dying, they supported Trump's lie of a stolen election and embraced the insurrectionists
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It looks like I’ve lost a few hundred followers after a series of tweets arguing that Israel is mis-treating the Palestinian People. I *am* Jewish, and thoughtful support of the Palestinians does *not* make me anti-Semitic, any more than being anti-#FormerGuy makes me unAmerican!
There are Patriotic Russians protesting against the authoritarian rule of Vladimir Putin. Being a protester against injustice doesn’t make you unpatriotic, it is exactly the opposite! Only in this bizarre #SocMed influenced world can everything get so politicized that your POV is
“Patriotism” and everyone else viewpoint makes them a traitor! Turning everything into “us versus them” makes compromise impossible, and without compromise, democracy becomes impossible. Republicans have decided that power is more important than democracy, and they will quail at
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Fed Judges and #DOJ Prosecutors Warn That Trump Is STILL INCITING VIOLENCE

Right-wing media outlets and #Republicans are parroting #Trump’s Big Lie that the election was fraudulent and stolen


Despite the evidence that Trump and his fascist cohort incited his deluded acolytes to storm the United States Capitol in a failed, but deadly, coup d’état on January 6

There is an ongoing and concerted effort to incite more violence against the government

@FBI ???

No matter how often Trump supporters, fascist Republicans and right-wing media personalities claim the First amendment protects their and Trump’s nonstop lies about the election, there is Supreme Court PRECEDENT TO PUNISH THE FASCISTS severely for inciting violence.

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What Happens When #Republicans Simply REFUSE TO CERTIFY Democratic Wins?

They know they cannot win majority support, but believe they have the right to rule for reasons that boil down to white supremacy, religious dominionism and antiquated beliefs

The BIG LIE that Trump really won the election is now canon among a majority of Republican voters.

Any #Republicans who refuses to toe the line is branded a heretic, and elections officials who dared to certify Biden’s win are being censured or stripped of their power.

#Biden’s electoral college win was only certified because enough Republican secretaries of state and county election board officials did their duty to democracy and resisted pressure to thwart voters

Every lever of Republican power has since been wielded to punish them.

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Today, statehouse #Ohio #Republicans formally introduced their regressive, anti-voter legislation that goes even further than the voter suppression measures in Georgia and Florida.…
Despite numerous concerns from Ohio voting rights activists, Republicans in Columbus are moving ahead with measures that attack Ohioans’ right to vote and confuse voters at the polls.…
The backward Republican legislation would make it harder for Ohioans to vote by:
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Saagar Enjeti claims the public health syst is contributing to "anti-vax" sentiment across the country. And at 5:08 in this vid, he attacks me. His claim? Masks & social distancing aren't key to lowering #COVID19 risk, mixed messages frm @CDCgov suck.
2/ Enjeti calls me "anti-science".
Self-described "populist right" advocate -- a politics buff, not a scientist or MD.…
He has never been a fan of masking and social distancing, and he argues that the plateau we've reached, downturn in many States..
3/ due to the #COVID19 #vaccines.
He blames @POTUS @CDCgov & #TonyFauci for mixed messages leading people to opt for masks etc instead of vax.
The problems w/his argument are many. 1: There is a large overlap between anti-maskers & anti-vaxers. In Dec2020 polls it was..
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