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1) America has 60 days to decide if we restore our once-great democracy or become an oligarchy state.

The GOP is 100% behind Trump because their only hope to hold power is through compromisin' our election with Trump and Russia's help.
2) If you recall what the 2000 election was like, that will be civil and polite in comparison to what we are about to face. There will be no peaceful surrender of power.
3) We've been sayin' "Trump will burn it all down rather than go peacefully", but now we see the entire GOP will burn it down for him.

Tea Pain is sharin' this with you, not to alarm you, but to prepare you for the loomin' reality ahead.
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💥‼️ALERT‼️💥 #ThreeGorgesDam. I have a theory. 1. The dam is approaching imminent catastrophic failure.

2. The CCP plans to blame the US and possibly use it as an excuse to go to war. (Can they be so stupid?!)

Evidence Below ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Evidence for suspected failure.

➡️ The dam is experiencing it's 7th flood wave this year NOW.

➡️ The flood season is not even 25% complete yet for 2020 and the CCP is reporting levels to be approaching maximum. (160/180m)

➡️ CCP reports that the dam has deformed in the past
Evidence for failure cont'd

➡️ Floods in China are at record all time high. Dam under extreme pressure.

➡️ The eyes of the world have been watching the livestreams of the da

➡️ A few weeks ago, the dam hit 175m and the livestreams remained up, full view of all sides and angles
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Very soon, @realDonaldTrump is going to announce a pick for #SCOTUS. Journalists will jump al over it and start using social science data to make claims about how conservative the justice is compared to others. Here are some predictions. 1/8
First, people will rely on measures of the nominee’s conservatism that are about the president who last appointed the nominee to the Court of Appeals (I’m assuming it will be a current CoA judge), rather than measures of things the judge has done or said herself. 2/8
Second, as we all know, lots of data suggest that the parties are polarizing. That means past presidents look more moderate than do current politicians. That may or may not be true in the real world, but it’s almost guaranteed to be true in the data they use. 3/8
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I’m old enough to remember when Senators attempted, at least in public, to avoid breaking their word. The #SCOTUS confirmation process is broken. #ACB is the jurisprudential inverse of #RBG. But a singular focus on the #SCOTUSnominee is a trap for Dems.…
2. Yes, Dems are angry and engaged, supposedly donating >$161 million through @actblue since #RBG’s passing on Rosh Hashanah.
3. But Dems attacks on #ACB’s faith galvanize the Christian Right and signal contempt for their spiritual identities and aspirations. No word from @WINRED on their donors.
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In October 2019, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked which #SupremeCourt cases during her tenure had done the most harm. She cited three. #SCOTUS…
First was Shelby County v. Holder.

In 2013, #RBG issued a blistering dissent in the case: “Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet."
Ginsburg’s dissent referred to the protections in the 1965 Voting Rights Act which she believed were being rolled back.

Here we look at how the ruling in that case is playing out today:
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@sunrisemvmtnc @SenThomTillis @sunrisemvmt #RBG’s passing is causing a stir. There’s a lot to unpack about the #SCOTUS. But it’s not that difficult to understand. The difficulty lies in the perceptions the public has with “what the supreme court is“. The very word “supreme“ holds very heavy connotations…1/
@sunrisemvmtnc @SenThomTillis @sunrisemvmt More people should take a stab at reading the constitution. They invoke it an awful lot, but I doubt many people have read it. The following are just two excerpts from Article 3 of the constitution that deals with the judiciary: 2/
@sunrisemvmtnc @SenThomTillis @sunrisemvmt From Section 1: “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish” 3/
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I've been heartbroken over the passing of judicial icon #RBG for her body of work, persistence and strength. It pains me how one #SCOTUS vacancy can dramatically affect millions including myself. 1/
#SCOTUS will hear arguments beginning Nov 10th over the fate of the #ACA. The #GOP had 2 years of complete branch control to draft their healthcare legislation only for it to fail. The end of the ACA with no plan to replace it will allow for companies to do what they please. 2/
This means the end of 'pre-existing conditions' protection. It is merely lip service to hear #Trump repeatedly say he is for leaving those protections in place, however, no #ACA means no protections. The admin has no replacement plan. 3/
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@RickSantorum #AC360 I can tell you that Donald Trump wouldn't be President today if Antonin Scalia's #SCOTUS vacancy were not still there. That's how he won. I can tell you that's how he won Pennsylvania and a lot of other key states. The real question, I think, is - and they 1/
4/ elect Donald Trump so that nominee will be confirmed? That is the open political question as far as I'm concerned. #SCOTUS #SCOTUSnominee #AC360 @RickSantorum .@realDonaldTrump @VP @senatemajldr @Patriot_Voices
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@RickSantorum #AC360 To suggest that what I said #Ginsburg #SCOTUS is a word salad is ridiculous on its face @JeffreyToobin Of course, if this was a Democrat President - Obama was a Democrat - and the Democrats controlled the Senate, they would have confirmed Merrick Garland. 1/
4/ the Republicans wouldn't have - WHY? Because elections have consequences. #SenateConfirmation #Ginsburg #SCOTUS @RickSantorum .@Patriot_Voices
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@RickSantorum #AC360 #Ginsburg #SCOTUS #CNN Obviously, with Lindsey Graham, I think it's pretty clear he reversed himself and now he gives the Kavanaugh process as the reason. I don't believe that was ever Joe Biden or Mitch McConnell's position. Their position was the 1/
4/4 I don't think that from Mitch McConnell's point of view, it's hypocrisy but Lindsey, in his case, he clearly went back on what he said. #SCOTUS #Ginsburg #AC360 @RickSantorum
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The fact of the matter is this: it is incredibly expensive for insurance companies to pay for pre-existing conditions. It’s much cheaper to let you die. ACA *remarkably* made that illegal, against all odds.
For people who have been critiquing the ACA for the past eight years for not going far enough....try getting that back after we lose it.
The ACA also remarkably closed health insurance inequities…
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.@AXIOS @MSNBC @CNN @WashingtonPost @NYTimes

America needs your help to explain this to voters.

Barr is Opus Dei, Pompeo Hard D, The House on C Street, Congressmen, many of Trump's judges, & now the new proposed #SCOTUS Justice.

They are Dominionists.…
Journalists write about it, but not comprehensively.

Issues of Church & State are discussed, but it is not being tied together for voters.

Dominionists are written about as disparate people w individual beliefs, not as a political movement.

One that started in the early 80s.
One that wants an American Theocracy.

I did my first PhD attempt on religion & language in the 2000-2004 elections.

Found a political movements from the 80s, called "Bring America Back to Christ".

This is their website
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RT🚨THREAD: Just a friendly reminder that #RBG was NOT the first woman member of #SCOTUS. That was Sandra Day O’Connor. She was nominated by Republican Ronald Reagan in 1981. Years AFTER Roe v. Wade was settled.
Yet another FIRST for Republicans, @GOP the first black senator,
Hiram Rhodes Revels, 150 years ago, in 1869. The Democrats tried in vain to block him from being seated. He joined the two first black representatives in Congress, Jefferson Franklin Long and Joseph Hayne Rainey, also in 1869, both Republicans. *✅ALL members of Congress were GOP
until 1935!*✅⤵️
Democrats didn’t have a member of the house, until 66 years later, Arthur Wergs Mitchell, 1935. The Senate, Carol Mosley Brown, 1993.
It’s the Democrats who have sought to disenfranchise voters. This was their game for 💯 years post reconstruction.
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For anyone who feels like it's hypocrisy for the GOP to fill a #SCOTUS vacancy after what they said & did in 2016👇

Here are 2 important differences:

1. That was the last year of a lame duck term.
2. Different parties held the presidency & senate.

Not the same. Not hypocrisy.
#SCOTUS facts:

When the presidency & senate are held by different parties, the senate can hold up a nomination.

When they're held by the same party, they can proceed.

Cries of hypocrisy are just Democrat hypocrisy, projection & misinformation.… ImageImage
In politics, not all decisions come w/perfect choices.

Which "sin" would you rather:

A) "Hypocritically" replacing a #SCOTUS justice?


B) Failing to provide America w/a solid constitutional Justice when given the chance & then maybe losing the opportunity for a generation?
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Article 2 of Our 🇺🇸 Constitution Gives @realDonaldTrump the Power to #FillTheSeat for #SCOTUS

RT with your comment who @POTUS should nominate to #fillthatseat for Supreme Court Justice 🇺🇸
Article 2 section 2 of the United States of America Constitution as it is written

President @realDonaldTrump No delay, No More Hearings

"The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies"

President @realDonaldTrump FILL THAT SEAT

Nomination Hearings already Done✔
Appoint a female Pro-Constitution✔
Appoint a Female Pro-Life Mother✔
Appoint a Female In GOD she Trusts✔
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Ok ... this will flip you out!

Trump's potential SCOTUS nominee belongs to a group called People of Praise

Members swear a life oath of loyalty, called a covenant, are accountable to a personal adviser, called a “head” for men & a “handmaid” for women 🤯…
Current/former members say the heads & handmaids give direction on important decisions, including whom to date or marry, where to live, whether to take a job, buy a home & how to raise children

My eyes reading about Trump's handmaid-guided #SCOTUS
Amy Coney Barrett belongs to a “tightly knit Christian group called People of Praise who “swear a lifelong oath of loyalty, called a covenant, to one another, are assigned & accountable to a personal adviser, called a head for men & handmaid for women
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Thread of Quotes from Republican lawmakers regarding #SCOTUS nominations in a Presidential election year. Hold them to their words because if their word means nothing..they don’t belong in a position of public trust 1/15 #IntegrityMatters
“2016, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas): “It has been 80 years since a Supreme Court vacancy was nominated and confirmed in an election year. There is a long tradition that you don’t do this in an election year.” 2/15 #IntegrityMatters
2018, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.): “If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term, and the primary process has started, we’ll wait to the next election.”3/15
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“I totally disagree with her. We won,” responds @POTUS to this tweet from a vulnerable @GOP senator.
“We want to respect the process. I think it’s going to go very quickly, actually,” @POTUS tells reporters, adding he expects his #SCOTUS nominee to be announced “next week” and it will “most likely” be a woman.
On the 2016 blocking of Garland nomination for #SCOTUS, @POTUS replies: “That’s the consequence of losing an election.”
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@SenatorReid on RBG's passing: "Each Republican Senator must now demonstrate whether previous protests about filling Supreme Court seats during an election year were sincere beliefs or a shameless example of...cynical hyper-partisan grandstanding and obstruction..."
@tedcruz in 2016: "It has been 80 years since a Supreme Court vacancy was nominated and confirmed in an election year. There is a long tradition that you don't do this in an election year."
@LindseyGrahamSC in 2018: "If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump's term, and the primary process has started, we'll wait to the next election"
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Chuck Schumer in 2016
Hillary in 2016
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1. News Thread 9.19.2020: Ted Cruz: "We are one vote away from losing our fundamental constitutional liberties.

I believe @realDonaldTrump should nominate a successor next week & the Senate should take up & confirm that successor before Election Day." #Trump #SCOTUS #Ginsburg
2. News: OH MY! Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman Show up at Supreme Court and Announce Roe v. Wade Is Dead (VIDEO & PHOTOS)… #Trump #SCOTUS #Ginsburg
3. News: Dem - Lib Woman Posts Selfie Video of Hysterical Meltdown Over Death of Justice Ginsburg:

“Ruth! You Just Had to Make it to 2021!”… #Democrats #Trump #SCOTUS #Ginsburg
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“Today, we fight for her legacy.”

.@KamalaHarris fundraising this morning for the Biden campaign and @dscc, evoking the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Not long ago such political fundraising would’ve been considered churlish. We’re far past that, though. ImageImage
Fundraising message from @TheDemocrats-supporting @votevets. ImageImage
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@CarrollQuigley1 Let me start out by saying I have the utmost Respect for RBG. We have learned in the U.S. you do not have to agree with another's political views to respect them. In addition, there have been enough 9-0 decisions against Obama in the Supreme Court and greater than 5-4 wins for ..
@CarrollQuigley1 President Trump to dispel the idea that Ginsburg was a rubber stamp. But saying that, What is the problem now with filling her seat now???  Obama appointed Garland under the exact same circumstances. The Dems in the Senate to a person were in favor of this. The only thing that...
@CarrollQuigley1 has changed is Reid opening the door for a 51 vote to stop a filibuster in the Senate. There is not one person that can say if the Dems controlled the Senate during the Garland appointment that Garland would not have been appointed. It is a virtual certainty. As Obama used ...
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Rest In Power Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Een vrouw met grote daden en een CV die vol zit met scherven van de glazen plafonds die zij heeft gebroken. Haar dood zal grote gevolgen hebben voor het evenwicht op de Supreme Court, maar ook voor de verkiezingen. Een draadje (1/14) #RIPRBG
Als advocaat stond zij al voor het Hooggerechtshof om te vechten voor gelijke rechten voor iedereen en na 1993 is zij, na een nominatie van Bill Clinton, hiermee doorgegaan, maar dan vanaf de andere kant. Aan het begin zat zij vaak aan de kant van de meerderheid. (2/14) #RIPRBG
Dit veranderde en ze moest daardoor vaker optreden als the Great Dissenter. Met haar strakke en rake analyses vergaarde ze een cultstatus, vooral onder veel linkse jongeren, en kreeg ze de bijnaam the Notorious R.B.G., vernoemd naar mede Brooklynite, the Notorious B.I.G. (3/14)
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