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🧵 THREAD: Trump just released an updated #SCOTUS shortlist filled with anti-choice extremists. Why now? The timing of this release is *very* intentional. It's all part of Trump's tried and true strategy to attack reproductive freedom whenever he's feeling threatened.
Trump released another shortlist in September 2016, right before the Access Hollywood tapes revealed the true depths of his misogyny. While fellow Republicans called on him to drop out, he spread disinformation about abortion on the debate stage.
Fast forward to February 2019, when Trump tried to distract people from his plummeting approval ratings after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. What did he do? Spread disinformation about abortion later in pregnancy during his #SOTU speech.
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Listen to #DonaldRumsfeld say the day before #September11 that the #Pentagon couldn’t trace back 2.3 trillion dollars of transactions. This was a full blown #SadMoose/#Bonesman heist of the century. We need to convert this to the new format for tomorrow.
#Halliburton won many no bid contracts after they fabricated an #EndlessWar in #Iraq off of false intel provided by the 🤡’s which has lead to trillions of dollars & a million civilian lives. #HEISTOFTHECENTURY #AbsoluteEvil
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@POTUS .@realDonaldTrump, .@JennaEllisEsq
.@DefenseIntel .@GenFlynn .@FLOTUS .@IvankaTrump and the .@TS_SCI_MAJIC12: July 31, 2020:

A Magic Box (w/References)

Excerpt (final 2 paragraphs, [1]):
“What (there is a failure) to appreciate is that finally Old Ways will prevail,

because past the date of December 21, 2020 (9:34 PM AEDT), new rules apply which means Old Way always conquers No Way.
“... those from all other off-world locations, know what is coming yet are unable to do much more than passively spectate and can offer nothing to assist, ..

except for one special previously agreed–to escape clause in the form of a Magic Box.

“They are all watching and hoping that we can turn on the switch, knowing it is all down to us. This is the event so often predicted, it is a time for all incarnated souls to make a final
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This whole Matt Gaetz outing of his so-called secret 'son' is so on brand for the repulsive #FloridaMan, trying to convince people that he is not a repugnant racist who took a Holocaust denier as his plus 1 to the #SOTU, and that, look here, I have a brown helper--er, son, see?!
But, since Matty has now thrown his big reveal party for the entire American public, there are a few questions to be answered beyond those involving pool cleaning. That's just none of our biz. What we do want to know is, who is Maisbel Mendez, why did the Gaetz family buy her a
Beemer, why does she have the same Fort Walton Beach, FL address as Matty (and a mug shot too), and why was she involved in a 2016 court case against Nelson SENIOR in which she petitioned for 'concurrent custody by extended family"? Also, who is Marbelina Matos, who lives
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MAR 22 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 1: GLOBAL 316,659 w 13,600 DEATHS Beginning at 9AM Most stories WaPo Live Updates.
Derek Hawkins, Kim Bellware, Lateshia Beachum, Adam Taylor and Brittany Shammas
Or link is in tweet SEE EARTHQUAKE in #Croatia below
MAR 22 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 2: #Trump still #MAGA lying. “I invoked the Defense Production Act, and last night, we put it into gear,” Trump said on FRI Infomercial. NO, per @FEMA chief
“No. We haven’t yet,” FEMA Admin #Gaynor said Sunday on @CNN’s #SOTU “State of the Union.”
MAR 22 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 3: #DUBAI#UAE flagship carrier, #Emirates, announced Sunday that it would move to suspend all passenger flights by Wed in response to #COVID19 .
we cannot viably operate passenger services until countries re-open their borders.
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If you're still blindly believing Trump's lie that he's been good for the economy...
you need to wake up from the brainwashing now.

You've been had.

He's had the market artificially propped up so he looks good.

And we're heading for a crash if you allow him to continue.
This is the type of Congressional oversight we need.
They need to know someone is watching.

@RepKatiePorter is doing job she was elected for:
acting in best interests of our country.

If only ALL elected officials did the same.
* Looking at you, GOP *

NY Fed plans to keep pumping cash (1/10/20)
They just added $83.1 billion in temporary liquidity to financial markets.
US central bank looks primed to keep pumping cash for at least next few months.

They say they’re following “very clear mandate.”
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President Trump is not perfect, but no one is. #Trump2020LandslideVictory
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live tweeting #trumprally from manchester NH

Don Jr speaking now. he is so good at this.



don jr says liz warren was trolled into taking a dna test


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Despite the #SOTU game show episode, Trump's budget shows why Washington Republicans love him: he talks like a populist but governs like Paul Ryan. A few highlights: Trump's budget cuts $2 TRILLION from Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other safety net programs:
The Trump cuts include $130 billion in "changes to Medicare prescription-drug pricing" (ie making seniors pay more) ;

Concerned about clean air and water? Climate change? Trump cuts the Environmental Protection Agency by 26%;

Housing concerns? HUD loses 15%
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention loses 9% (the admin claims they'll keep the $ for infectious diseases like coronavirus...)

And some do get more:

Military spending goes UP 0.3% to $740.5 billion;

And there's $2 billion for the wall Mexico was supposed to pay for.
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1- This is hilarious.

Excerpts follow.
2- "The developments have generated convulsions of angst among Democrats."

Not just "caused angst". Nope, Trump has "generated convulsions of angst". TDS in a nutshell.
3- " activists have been consumed with the question of electability..The result..has been a form of paralysis, with no presumptive favorite in the race and each leading contender struggling to overcome vulnerabilities and erase doubts."

I.e. Trump lives in all their heads
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The idea that Trump is bragging about “the best economy ever” is as ridiculous as when he told us Trump Steaks were the “world’s greatest steaks.”

U.S. Growth at Slowest Since 2016 #TrumpSteaksEconomy #SOTU…
The deficit is $1T.

The debt is $23T.

Farmers are going bankrupt.

Steel workers are being laid off.

Manufacturing is in a recession.

Trump promised his tax cuts would “skyrocket” the economy.

But all we got was job growth 15% slower than under Obama.

The “Trump Boom” is like every Trump con before it: The reality doesn’t live up to the hype.

Worse, Trump has been a disaster for the very #MAGA voters he promised to help most: farmers and factory workers, miners and steel workers:… #TrumpSteaksEconomy
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I’m old enough to remember when folks like @TheJusticeDept AG Barr, and @SenAlexander we’re described by various “pundits” “insiders” and “serious political analysts” as “institutionalists” and that @SDNYnews was “independent”.
The old norms NO LONGER APPLY. #FridayNightMassacre
ANY TIME you hear ANY TALKING HEAD on tv or radio describe anyone as an institutionalist, turn the tv channel. They are applying old criteria to the current band of fascists. The #FridayNightMassacre is every bit as alarming as “The Night of the Long Knives” or the Reichstag Fire
Think it can’t happen here? Read about the Weimar Republic. Ask yourself why Stephen Miller suggested transporting caged immigrants by boxcar. Review how complicit politicians of the day like @senatemajldr today allowed a madman to have unchecking power. Follow @AuschwitzMuseum .
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The Clouds Are Darkening for the Democratic Party…
“I am scared to death. Let’s get relevant here, people,” James Carville said. “Do we want to be an ideological cult, or do we want to have a majoritarian instinct to be a majority party?”
The former Clinton strategist also expressed alarm at Trump’s standing in the polls.

“Frankly, we got to snap back and get this thing going,” he said. “Think about what would happen if we had four more years of Trump? This is, so far, not so good.”
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@realDonaldTrump Spoke in the East room today. He talked about the last 3 years and the disgrace it has been.

The stock market would have crashed if @POTUS did not win. It has been on a meteoric rise since Trump won Nov 2016.
@realDonaldTrump @POTUS The market has responded favorably to the #SOTU speech.

@POTUS waxed on the beauty and majesty of the Chamber and how it represents our country. President Trump is celebrating today.
@realDonaldTrump @POTUS He did nothing wrong and has gone through hell...but today #TrumpAcquittedForever

First there was #Russia Russia Russia - itwas all #Bullshit -@realDonaldTrump Then there was the #MuellerReport
and lives were ruined.
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Speaker Pelosi's press conference begins, fashionably late.

"I just got back from the Prayer Breakfast," she explains, before pivoting to the #SOTU "reality show," which she said bore no semblance to reality.
Pelosi slammed Trump for his claims on protecting pre-existing conditions, when his admin is fighting against ACA (aka, Obamacare) in court right now.

"That misrepresentation is appalling and so completely untrue."
Pelosi: "Appalling also was when he was trying to discredit" the achievements of the Obama economy.

(She passed along a fact-sheet on the subject, touting the halving of unemployment and 76 consecutive months of job growth.)
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1. TRUTH: Van Jones Warns Democrats: President Trump Is Helping African-Americans ‘In Real Life’… #Trump #NEWS
2. CENSURE VOTE against Nancy Pelosi TODAY, Rep McCaul (R-Tx) just said @FoxNews awhile ago!

’We need some accountability for this. We need some civility in the chamber, more civility in this nation’.

@RepMcCaul #censure #Pelosi #SOTU #TRUMP #NEWS
3. Donald Trump Jr.: Mitt Romney ‘Should Be Expelled’ from Republican Party… #Trump #NEWS
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Just listened to some of the call ins after the #SOTU speech. This one is my favorite! This guy is embarrassed to be a democrat!
This lady says her party has been hijacked by a bunch of communists. She and her family & friends will NEVER vote democrat again! The c-span host is irritated! 😂
This guy is legally blind and brain damaged. He’s thankful that @realDonaldTrump spoke about people with disabilities getting jobs. The host doesn’t even acknowledge what he says and quickly cuts him off while changing the subject. Unbelievable.
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Days like today, when the guilty are losing & the rest of us are closer to the biggest win, the energy sucks. It feels heavy & mean & annoying. So many little things try to intrude on our awareness to upset us. Misery loves company. It's hard to remain upbeat on days like this.
Remain upbeat anyway.
You're not crazy, you're not alone, it DOES create physical pain and agitation. There are cosmic, psychological and physiological forces at work that are real and do impact those of us who are sensitive to it. It's not a coincidence, it is a direct correlation to world events.
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This gentleman was standing during #SOTU when @POTUS was speaking to Janiyah and Stephanie Davis from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Anyone recognize him?
Um... that isn’t a handkerchief in his suit pocket.
@POTUS @ZRanchLady @photowhitehouse @EllenCa78112564 @Time4U2Know @kabamur_taygeta @VincentCrypt46 @LoraAConnor @voeljegoed Trump exit following 2020 SOTU
Trump sees the man wants his international flags tie autographed;
Trump looks directly into the camera with a big smile;
Trump autographs the tie man is wearing;
Take Note of what is in the man’s suit pocket;
Not a handkerchief...
@POTUS @ZRanchLady @photowhitehouse @EllenCa78112564 @Time4U2Know @kabamur_taygeta @VincentCrypt46 @LoraAConnor @voeljegoed Denomination of pocket content ‼️45‼️
United States Treasury Notes 🤔
buh-bye Federal [NØT] Reserve [NØNE] USD
Monetary Policy Restored to the Republic’s Treasury 🤔
Return to alignment with Constitutional Law 🤔

Completely EPIC
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1- No, Trump would never make such a rookie mistake. Stelter is clueless re how Trump operates.

The persuasion goal is not to "divert" attention, it is to direct attention. In this case, #NancytheRipper directs attention, but to what:? Answer: The #SOTU speech. D'Oh..🤦🏼‍♀️
2- This plays into Trump's hands. People who didn't watch the #SOTU speech and/or aren't politically active will think: "I wonder what was so bad to trigger this reaction?"

They'll research it, and.. Oops. A war hero. A kid getting a scholarship. Record low unemplyment. Etc.
3- One of the funniest things in the Trump era is Media hacks like @brianstelter pretending they know how Trump thinks & operates.

In fact, their misinterpretion of him is just another dimension of him playing them all like fiddle.
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Yours truly, in front of the White House, delivering the response of the Fuck the Patriarchy Party to the #SOTU 🎥 @rerutled
Dr. Stella Nyanzi, a feminist scholar and activist in #Uganda, is a hero of mine. She is in prison for “offending” her country’s longtime dictator. I write about her in the chapter on Profanity in my latest book.

This is not the time for civility, decorum, or courtesy. Fuck That
“We don’t have guns or money. But I can still think and insult and abuse,” Dr. Stella Nyanzi
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1- “If the president gets those four more years Republicans cheered for, it will be because he is unusually deft at seizing control of that canvas and filling it up with vivid images and moments.”

Wapo unknowingly validates @ScottAdamsSays pt that Trump is a genius persuader..👇
2- Visual persuasion is extremely powerful. Consider images Trump created at #SOTU:

-cancer victim gets medal
-kid gets dream scholarship
-wife/kids reunited w/military husband
-100 year-old war hero w/idealistic great-grandson

D’s scoff at all is, especially #NancytheRipper
3- It’s a persuasion kill shot & the Wapo writer knows it. Furthermore, she is sounding the alarm to fellow Dems.

Dems are very worried.

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1/ Okay folks.

A quick-and-dirty thread on behaving badly in Congress.

<clears throat>

The outrage at the Ripping Episode at the end of the #SOTU last night is something to see.

Yes. It had power.
Yes. It sent a message that is sure to inflame some and delight others.
2/ But to claim that the Ripping Episode is THE WORST THING EVER TO HAPPEN IN CONGRESS?

Take a little walk with me.

(I just noticed that I'm wearing two pairs of glasses)
3/ Members of Congress have been smacking at each other since the dawn of the republic. For example, in 1798, two congressmen (Roger Griswold and Matthew Lyon) went at each other with a cane and fireplace tongs.

They were political opponents. The spat was partisan & political.
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Politics is about getting, and staying, elected.

Getting and staying elected is about persuading the swing voters.

Many on the left like that Pelosi tore up the SOTU speech.

Many on the right are offended.

Both irrelevant. The true ? is how swing voters will interpret it.
My guess is that most swing voters want to see the left and the right working together.

Aside from the late-term abortion ban, I didn’t hear much controversial items from POTUS, and POTUS did not attack the left directly (sanctuary cities was indirect—let courts decide) #SOTU
I believe swing voters will see those as disagreements between the parties.

But tearing up the speech communicates “We don’t want to work with Trump”

Is that what swing voters want? More division? Will swing voters side with the left?

I really don’t think so. #SOTU
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