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Supreme Court declared in Dobb’s decision:

1. 14th Amendment didn’t mean WOMEN had rights to Life, Liberty, Property.

2. Abortion NOT a right because NOT enumerated. 9th Amendment states rights MAY NOT BE DENIED because NOT enumerated.

Tell them NO. #VoteBlueNoMatterWho ImageImage
14th Amendment said “ALL PERSONS had right to LIFE, LIBERTY & PROPERTY. But, didn’t mean BLACK men, or WOMEN. We know because they had to pass 15th & 19th Amendments to clarify Blacks/Women = Persons.

TODAY, Supreme Court saying same thing: 14th Amendment doesn’t apply to WOMEN. ImageImage
It is impossible to imagine the SCOTUS could declare 14th Amendment didn’t apply to BLACK men. How is it acceptable they denied it applied to WOMEN?

It IS time that Constitution be AMENDED to INCLUDE 51% of U.S. population.

@SenateGOP @SenateDems @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats Image
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@HouseDemocrats @SenateDems @ewarren @BernieSanders @amyklobuchar Rather than RELIGIOUS argument re: abortion—we need a BUDGET argument. FORCING WOMEN to bear children INCREASES POOR PEOPLE and leads to GREATER TAXES on STATE Taxpayer. @MSNBC @washingtonpost @CNNPolitics
How? Absent fathers & women UNABLE to feed/clothe/care for babies = KIDS IN FOSTER CARE, or KIDS living at below poverty level. MEDICAID, Housing, Food subsidies REQUIRED. States OPTING to increase population in foster care: MUST SHOULDER THE EXPENSE: WITHOUT FEDERAL ASSISTANCE.
Example: Texas. 50K abortions in 2021. Now banned. WHAT is the 2023 budget for their HOUSING/MEDICAID/FOOD? Foster care? Adjust number for adopted (5K) = 45K
30K ALREADY in foster care = 75K in care. By 2nd year? 120K. By 3rd year? 165K. Welcome to the FEARED welfare State. Image
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13 Bills Passed By Democrats in The House but blocked by Republicans in The Senate.

Share this w/ everyone.

1.“The Women’s Health Protection Act”: Should women have a right to have an abortion in America?

Dems: YES 218, NO 1

Reps: YES 2, NO 208

2. “The Right to Contraception Act”. Should Americans have a legal right to purchase contraception?

Dems: YES: 220, NO 0

Reps: YES 8, NO 195

3. “The Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act”. Should the oil industry face penalties for price gouging?

Dems: YES 217, NO 4

Reps: YES 0, NO 203

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If you don’t want a government that can force you to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term— #VoteBlueNoMatterWho

If you don’t want a government that can deny you contraceptives—

If you don’t want a government that can tell you with whom you can make love and whom you can marry—

If you don’t want a government that will do nothing to protect your child from a troubled teenager with an assault rifle—
If you don’t want a government that can ignore the people at the polling place—

If you don’t want a government that will do nothing about rising temperatures & the danger they pose to all of us—

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People will tell you "if you can't criticize Dems are you in a party or are you in a cult?" You know #BlueMAGA and all that

But mufucka you've been doing this sh*t for six years. Every got damn thing they do it's not enough or you hate it

Think this is as more than "criticism."
You was mad over ice cream.…
Then you were mad over Kente cloths. Which the Congressional Black Caucus asked them to wear.…
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There is a false narrative going around

“Obama could have codified #RoeVsWade when he had a supermajority but chose not to. Therefore there is no point in voting for Democrats and #VoteBlueNoMatterWho

This is misleading at best and harmful at worst

Here are the facts 👇
When Obama was sworn in, there were:

56 Democrats + 2 Independents in the Senate

Al Franken’s victory was not acknowledged by Republicans until July

Republican Arlen Specter did not become a Democrat until April
Amongst these 56 Democrats there were pro-life Democrats from red states like Arkansas and Nebraska

Including Ben Nelson who held Obamacare hostage until there was an amendment preventing Obamacare policies from covering abortion
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Found on the #WhiteWomen hashtag feed.

It's common for a far right account like @libsoftiktok to:

1. Deny they're far right
2. Conflate "woke" with "racist" and
3. Completely misunderstand the outcome of the VA Gov race.

My thoughts on why, follow.
IMO (as a political scientist and longtime observer of US politics) there are multiple reasons why Youngkin won #VAgov over McAuliffe.

First, no VA governor has won a second term in generations.

And elections soon after the WH changes hands almost always go to the oppo party.
I firmly believe that the VA outcome was based largely on local, idiosyncratic reasons, not a national trend.

Accordingly, fellow pro-democracy folk need not be sad today. Nothing has changed.

But it's good that more are waking up to the five alarm emergency the US is in rn.
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Today is October 12, 2021, and so far President Biden has not encouraged, enabled, or denied his admin's role in any terrorist attacks on the seat of the federal government.

Nor told anyone to defy a Congressional subpoena order.

Nor hampered Afghan access to the SIV program.
Daily reminder that TFG caused the 2021 crisis in Afghanistan, to own the libs, no matter how may innocents would be killed.

Any of the TINY number of Americans who WANT to leave AFG had at least 12 months' notice of US withdrawal & heightened risk there. I'd have left then.
TFG's (idiotically) public advice to his henchmen to defy Congressional subpoenas constitutes attempted obstruction of justice. He doesn't control the US DOJ anymore.

A legislature is the highest court in the land, tbh. They can order a witness to appear, and act if they don't.
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The primary reason my campaign for #AllThePeople struggles to be seen as viable is because most Americans, including women and POC, believe the lie that only a white land-owning male from the one percent can help them. What else do you think #MAGA & #VoteBlueNoMatterWho means.
My first 100 Days plan is to remove the racism, sexism and white supremacy from the US Constitution. I have a plan to abolish slavery and honor treaties. Neither @JoeBiden nor @realDonaldTrump even come close to addressing our foundational level problems like my campaign does.
The speakers at both of their conventions droned on & on about how Joe is going to "restore the soul of America" & Donald is going to Make America Great Again (again). But neither have a clue what to do about the systemic racism, sexism & white supremacy that plagues our nation.
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1/Stitt: People concerned about COVID-19 at Trump rally should stay home

#GOPlahoma rally in the time of Pandemics

Save Oklahoma from unsafe governance! #VoteBlueNoMatterWho…
2/"George Monks, president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, said Wednesday, “The climb in positive numbers over the six weeks since the state began reopening has shown that this virus is still very active."

We are being governed by a Stittidiot.

3/"While it is necessary for Oklahomans to leave the house for shopping, doctor visits and work, it is also important to be mindful not only of your own health but also that of those in your community.”

You are putting Oklahomans at risk with your #GOPlahoma rally, Governor.
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A thread for Progressives:

You ever feel like you're experiencing Groundhog's Day? I've been experiencing this feeling ever since the 2020 primary season began.

I would like to illustrate this by reviewing a shapeshifting account which operated from April 2015 to July 2016. Image
[2] The first thing I'd like to note is that this account is just one of many that were never cleaned up by Twitter. Perhaps one might believe that Twitter has taken this issue seriously. But have they?

What happened in 2016 on social media was a matter of volume. That volume -
[3] has not been addressed. Twitter has continuously low-balled the volume, as seen by the initial numbers they revealed to the public which kept growing larger due to pressure from reporters, investigators & Congress.

I digress. Let's take a look at the early life of this acct ImageImageImageImage
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Thread: A friend who is a Bernie supporter asked me for talking points for why Bernie supporters should vote for Biden, rather than sit this next election out. Sharing here in case others need the advice for folks they know who supported Bernie. /1
Most every democrat in America did not get their first choice of candidate. Everyone is understandably angry and frustrated when their candidate of choice is forced to drop out. We are almost all victims of having to settle. The anger and frustration will subside. /2
The DNC did not decide who would be the nominee. The voters decided. There were countless debates & voters rejected Elizabeth, Kamala, Pete, etc. Bernie is not a victim any more than the rest are. He also took an active part in the formulation of the DNC debate rules 2019-20. /3
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Going to visit here less than usual today while everyone bites each other's heads off over Bernie and Biden.
Yes, it totally sucks we don't get Warren or Bernie. At minimum, we get a less rapey, less dementia-afflicted candidate vs Trump who isn't a sociopath. Tragically, in this day and age, that's reason enough to #VoteBlueNoMatterWho.
Save your anger over things on the left for fighting Trump and the virus. We can rip the DNC a new one after Nov. 3, no matter the outcome.
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This is what people seem to forget:

My choices for President from day ONE were @KamalaHarris @ewarren and @JulianCastro.


Those three.

My final choice and the one I hit the trail in support of was @SenWarren.

I am however 💯 % #VoteBlueNoMatterWho that’s why folks think @JoeBiden was my dude from jump.

I don’t have anything against the good Unc & KNOW that he will be a much better President than satan, but REALIZE this: Even if I didn’t like him I would vote for him in 2020.

I have said and WOULD have followed thru with voting for @BernieSanders if he had won the Democratic Nominee.

And y’all KNOW how I feel about that dude and his minions.

But I would’ve done it. Why? Because how I FEEL doesn’t trump the hell we’re facing with Tang.

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My sister has been badly sick with #COVIDー19 symptoms for almost 4 weeks. She’s “presumptive positive” because there aren’t enough tests.

I began displaying symptoms yesterday. Waiting to find out if I “qualify for testing”, because there aren’t enough tests. #WhereAreTheTests
I should have been tested weeks ago after known contact with an infected person (my sister).

But the #COVIDIOT was scared of how a pandemic would hurt his image, so he squandered our lead, refused WHO tests, and called it all a hoax.

So there aren’t enough tests.
I have compromised lungs.

I have a compromised immune system.

So, it’s possible that these symptoms are just “Thursday” for me.

It’s possible I have the garden variety bronchitis I get most years around this time.

If there were tests, I could know for sure. #MyCovidStory
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On 1 September 1991, a large private yacht cruised towards the Statue of Liberty. Downstairs, a party was in flow. Scores of teenage girls in evening dresses and miniskirts, some as young as 14, danced under disco lights.
It could have been a high school prom, were it not for the crowd of older men surrounding them. As the evening wore on, some of the men – many old enough to be the girls’ fathers, or even grandfathers – joined them on the dancefloor, pressing themselves against the girls.
One balding man in a suit wrapped his arms around two young models, leering into a film camera that was documenting the evening: “Can you get some beautiful women around me, please?”
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In 2016 the vast majority of Sanders supporters voted for Clinton. We were blamed regardless of the numbers. Your internal polling proves his policies are popular yet you give us NO CONCESSIONS. You created plans that solve NOTHING and named them similarly to our proposals. 1/6
Now again in 2020 you pay lip service to us without adopting a single POLICY. You’re party smears US and our candidate with false narratives and fear mongering. The CORPORATE Dems fight the ECONOMIC progressives harder than they fight the RIGHT. But now... 2/6
We are told once again that we must ignore or principles and #VoteBlueNoMatterWho because TRUMP is an existential THREAT. Not realizing that BIDEN is just as big a threat to US. He believes in NOTHING and fights for no one but your DONERS... we have the RECEIPTS. 3/6
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In 2016, I supported Sanders in the primary and Clinton in the general. In 2020, I supported Warren in the primary. Now I endorse @JoeBiden for POTUS. At a time of crisis, we need a POTUS we know, like, and trust. I hope Warren and Sanders will be key partners in Biden's victory.
PS/ My two cents is that at this moment of *global crisis*, all Democrats should do what we can to honor the desperate struggle of every other #VoteBlueNoMatterWho Democrat whose chosen candidate is no longer in the race. There are so many considerations—and ideology is only one.
PS2/ I have nothing but *positive words* for Sanders, and nothing but well-wishes for anyone supporting Sanders who is doing so in a way that isn't toxic. (I've *zero* regard for Sanders *or* Biden supporters who are being toxic online.)

Very few of us wish we were where we are.
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You #resist and #votebluenomatter who folks seem to have some misconceptions about who we are and what we intend when we say #writeinbernie and #demexit2020.
"But what about Russia?"

No, you're a neo-McCarthyist who watched too much cable news and fell down the rabbit hole.

#writeinbernie #DemExit2020
"But what about kids in cages?"

Gitmo's still open, and we still render, torture, and drone strike people. Those million Iraqis aren't coming back from the dead. We see you not giving a shit about that.

#writeinbernie #DemExit2020
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Polls show an overwhelming majority of #Bernie supporters would vote for #Biden over Trump.

As for me, I've never voted for (or donated to) a Republican in my entire life. And I never will. It's a party of rightwing extremism.
Given the choice of Biden or Trump, I'd vote for Biden in a heartbeat.

That said, unthinkingly supporting anyone who puts a D next to their name is a recipe for moral and electoral disaster.

It is how the establishment maintains power and prevents change.

Don't fall for it...
In my 20 years in politics, the SAME Dem leaders, including #Biden and #Pelosi, have utterly failed to stop the march of GOP dominance/extremism.

They went along with Bush's war crimes, then rehabilitated his image. They have been dangerously inept against Trump and his cronies.
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Massachusetts law allows the Governor to appoint a replacement if a Senator leaves office prior to completing a term. The Governor, Charlie Baker, is a Republican, and is not up for re-election until 2022.

Therefore, if Warren were to become the VP nominee and win, upon her resignation that Senate seat would go from blue to red.

Vermont has the same deal, also with a Republican Governor. Though he's up for re-election in 2020.

A Sanders/Warren ticket would automatically cost two Senate seats. While a Biden/literally-anyone-who's-not-a-red-state-Gov appointed-replacement ticket would keep both of those seats blue.

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So here's my pitch to Warren voters who are worried about Sanders's electability. It's not aimed at other objections. It's not an all-encompassing argument.

But if electability is a myth, it's a myth. I didn't think it existed when I was planning to vote for her...
...and so I don't think it suddenly came into being for him when she dropped out.

I know this is not the only concern with Bernie, but a number of other ones at least shade into it. We make things easier for the future leaders like Warren by still fighting against them now.
Sometimes the answer to "Better things aren't possible." isn't "Better things are possible." but "Better things could be possible." I know we have to push to get anybody in the White House and whoever they are we'll have to keep pushing.

I see Bernie as the bigger push candidate
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Biden had quite a night last night, with Texas being called for him at 4 this morning, he took 9 States overall, making it clear that Presidential primary cycles are completely schizophrenic, & that there is still hope out there.
That said, this is now a completely split race. It is FAR from over & Sanders took California, Utah, Colorado & VT & made it clear in his VT speech last night that he's in this for the long haul. No matter who gets the nom, the rest will have to suck it up & #VoteBlueNoMatterWho
Coming primaries:
Next week: Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota & Washington state
March 17: Arizona, Florida, Illinois & Ohio.
Poll #s leading into yesterday were pretty incorrect, but they should now adjust.
Exciting times! #WednesdayMotivation
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My primary isn’t for two weeks. If you’re doing any math around who gets whose Warren’s votes if she drops out before then:

I am a progressive Warren supporter. I decry racial, financial, gender, and social inequality.
I believe that big corporations have an obligation to “pay back” (by way of higher taxes) the rest of us that paved their way.

I believe that free markets result in a consolidation of power and wealth that benefits the already-rich and powerful…which harms of the rest of us.
I believe in civil liberty. The right to privacy. The right to be forgotten. The right to choose. The right to be seen & treated as an equal. The right to an education that improves one’s capacity to contribute to society. The right to not live in fear of guns every-damn-where.
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