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1. What's particularly grotesque about you, @senatemajldr, is that you're smart enough to understand the differences between those bills and DT's proposal. You're just pretending to be obtuse for your own political purposes. You're being obsequious.
2. One might wonder if it's your mind or character that has given way, but I'm fairly sure your mind is still firing away. Still, if this is your best argument out of the trap you've set for yourself, I could be wrong. You have thrown it all away to aid a foreign adversary.
3. In your quest for power and judicial control, you have offered up our democracy, reputation and values. You have recklessly risked our economic security and foreign relationships on your 'legacy'. And a legacy it will be. A legacy of weakness, corruption and greed.
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She's the perfect #GOP candidate, though.

Tulsi Gabbard ‘regrets’ past anti-gay activism as she prepares for presidential race.…
"As Democrats we should be representing the views of the people, not a small number of homosexual extremists."--#TulsiGabbard

Ten percent of the population are "homosexual extremists."
She's never withdrawn that statement nor apologized for it.
#TulsiGabard also opposed research on #LGBT youth, saying, "many parents would see the study as an indirect attempt by government to encourage young people to question their sexual orientation."

Like the #GOP claims sex education encourages them to have sex?
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1. The founders believed that the synergy of free, informed individuals with three independent branches of government would make democracy thrive. They didn't consider that the synergy of a campaign, a foreign power and a complicit majority party could destroy democracy.
2. The knew a free press was integral to our success, but they couldn't have envisioned the mass spread of propaganda - spawned and disseminated by foreign entities - through social media. Nor could they anticipate a major news network becoming a propaganda arm of the WH.
3. Further, they didn't likely imagine that our country would become so powerful that the choices of a rogue administration could inflict significant and lasting damage on a global scale - impacting economies, alliances and stability. Yet, here we are.
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1.Anthony #Weiner got caught sending dick picks through the #Formspring app to a minor.
#Russian hacker #Nikulin hacked #Formspring almost simultaneously

#ComeyLetterCoup #Trump #FBI #Giuliani #Russia #GOP

2.There are plenty of evidence to suggest that #Weiner, the search warrant for his laptop and #email search was a set up.

#ComeyLetterCoup #Trump #FBI #Giuliani #Russia #GOP

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Think about how many more of our military may have died without any allies in the middle east.#Trump is a RUSSIAN AGENT, knowing or unknowingly, our intelligence community is NOT defending us from ALL enemies, foreign or domestic.
If even one military member in Syria is killed trying to retreat from Syria, #POTUS should be charged for #Treason, #AbuseofPower, #Espionage, #Conspiracy with a foreign power

For his own personal interests, NOT national interests
By publicly announcing a military movement to the world, including the time frame, it could not be MORE treasonous and is BEYOND ignorance, it is TREASON.

Beware the Wolf Moon, like the "Ides of March", it will mark a new beginning for a government of, for, and by the people.
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Did anyone ever tell u chronic pain, sucks? It does. In several ways.
1. Because it's hard to function properly.
2. U have to take narcotics to survive.
3. U can't sleep due to the gnawing pain & worry.
4. #TrumpShutdown means I don't know if I have #HealthCare.
5. Ur family see's ur pain & it's hard to watch.
6. U don't know if u can afford ur meds next month.
7. U take enough pain meds to put down 3 GROWN elephants for 6hrs.
8. U KNOW there's a BETTER way.
9. Ur president thinks ur worthless. He hates the disabled.
10. U worked ALL
Ur life to be told u don't deserve anything from the govt even though u paid in all ur life.
11. U fight for 3 1/2 yrs, WIN in court, but r told sry nothing for u.
12. It's almost 3 am & I can't sleep because I'm in so much pain & I've taken everything that's LEGAL in WI to help.
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Thread: @arimelber asked me last night whether #TrumpShutDown was at all related to the pressure brought to bear by the #MuellerProbe. Let’s consider this more closely. It’s a distraction & attempt to show strength at a time that #Trump has been weakened.
First, #MuellerProbe will continue full steam ahead. It is funded and not impacted by #TrumpShutDown. The shutdown isn’t wise or good for anyone. So a shutdown only serves to help Trump if it makes him look strong and like a “winner” to his base. Wrong-headed But Trumpian logic.
Things to remember as we wake up to a partial #GovernmentShutdown: You will still get Medicare, Medicaid, SSI services. Dept of State, DOJ, DOT r among the agencies that will have to shut some activities. Homeland security won’t stop border enforcement, courts will operate.
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When talking about the #GOP of the 1860s(especially party founders/leaders), we‘re talking about a party that’s virtually all white men, with abolition as a foundational tenet—caring about/acting on the best interests of millions of ppl they didn’t know, personally or culturally.
Note: Important to remember a lot of what these men thought on race goes under the category of white supremacist beliefs.

But as a party they held the platform of human rights, even for people in this country that weren’t “their people.”

That’s absent in #GOP rhetoric today.
A project I did on Lincoln’s duality when it came to white supremacy.
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1. Why did Butina plea story drop the way it did? If she is getting a deal Mueller can require her silence as a condition of the deal. So I presume the story about the fact of Butina cooperation agreement was intentionally dropped by Mueller team today. But why?
2. I always drop back to set the scene based on the facts. Imagine the mind of someone who who worked with the NRA and/or Trump and/or GOP in the 2016 attack. Imagine if they had contact with Butina. They hear report she flipped and is fully cooperating. What do they do?
3. Do they call someone? Do they begin deleting computer files? Run? Because this is a National Security spy investigation of the highest importances, Mueller has the eye of Sauron watching their every move if he suspects them. Used to think it was June 6, 1944 but for the
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@Jim_Jordan Any #Trump sycophant, alleged pedophile protector, trying to besmirch this hero, while his own children will have to suffer from the decisions made for the country, is sad. Why wouldn't the #GOP make it an open door session if they had nothing to hide? Your reign ends soon.
@Jim_Jordan As time passes, more comes to light, with the Steele dossier, Trumps alleged involvement in Epstein child sex ring where Secretary Acosta stopped the FBI investigation before more suspects could be arrested, and money laundering campaign contributions from Russian operatives.
@Jim_Jordan Plus your support for a theocratic monarchy that really acts like a ruthless inhumane dictator & desire to sell American technology to them when it could then be used to kill our own troops or handed over to Russia is genuinely INSANE. Who is dishonorable, spineless sycophantic?
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There are few things more insane about the Trump administration than the idea he has that .@FoxNews people should hold actual government positions. #HeatherNauert (thread, 1/11)
Trump hasn't just drunk the Kool-Aid when it comes to the party's own propaganda, he's appointed the Kool-Aid to the ruling council. (2/11)
(No, it wasn't Kool-Aid at Jonestown, but "he drank the Flavor Aid" doesn't have the same impact. The message is more powerful than the reality.) (2.5/11)
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While you're focused on a holiday surprise from #Mueller, the president of the United States and his lame duck Speaker have officially been working toward eviscerating the #ACA before #NancyPelosi steps in to save everyone's #healthcare.

Please call your reps & tell them NO.
I'm seriously ill--17M of us have #cancer; 131M have other chronic illnesses. This concerns me & you & people you love.
Like everything else, it's underhanded and under-the-radar.

New insurance guidelines would undermine rules of the #AffordableCareAct…
"The Trump administration is urging states to tear down pillars of #AffordableCareAct, demolishing a basic rule that federal insurance subsidies can be used only by people buying health plans in marketplaces created under the law."

They want to take the #healthcare you need.
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1.Len #Blavatnik owns a company called Al-Altep Holdings and Access Industries, and has contributed vast amounts of money to the #GOP and #Senate Leadership Fund and #Trump, inclusive of 1 Million to the Inauguration of #Trump.

2..#Blavatnik co owns #RUSAL with Oleg #Deripaska and Viktor #Vekselberg, they own together 69 % of the company.
#RUSAL is the second largest Aluminum Company in the world.
#Blavatnik has a net worth of 20 Billion Dollars.
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#Michigan #GOP lame-duck session have introduced Bills to strip the DEM Gov, Attorney General & Secretary of State of key powers before Dems take over leg
@michresist asking people to go to Lansing on Tues 12/4
Here's the Committee Members considering the Bills ⤵️
House Speaker Tom Leonard, the DeWitt Republican who lost the attorney general's race by 3 percentage points to Nessel, called the bill "good government reform."
Phone: (517) 373-1778
Protest Lame Duck Session #Michigan #GOP #MIpowergrab
Michigan State Capitol December 4 09:30-12:00
Event here:…
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General Flynn is expected to be sentenced this week. Curious, I researched the sentence that George Popolopodus received for the same crime. FOURTEEN DAYS. are you kidding? I decided to research Mueller's Witch Hunt team. Here's what I found.

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There was too much info to type for each, so I've put it into photos. Only one member of the five listed on this page wasn't compromised. The other four are all Democrats that have made political donations to a DNC Candidate (including Hillary and Obama)!

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Coincidence? NOPE! I found the same on this page of six investigators. All but one are Democrats and have made donations to a Democratic candidate. Weissmann actually was at Hillary's HQ on election night! FYI... 14 Democrats & 3 independents. NO GOP MEMBERS AT ALL!

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People berating me about #GeorgeHWBush, please take a seat.

GHWB was the architect of today's #racist #GOP.
GHWB ran a series of covert wars.
GHWB stayed silent while thousands of people with #AIDS died.

You can laud his post-presidency philanthropy without erasing history.
This insistence on rehabbing politicians who did real damage--folks just did this with John McCain--because they died is revisionist and does actual harm.

Many people were hurt and many others died because of Bush1.
There is no virtue in dismissing that fact.
This is the 30-year-old #WillieHorton ad everybody is talking about…
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The Wife just called.
She's been trapped on a flooded road in NJ for hours.
Never made it to her classes.
Now being towed out, but she says she is safe.
She didn't want me to worry (until now!!!)

But #ClimateChange is a big joke to the #GOP, right?
I'm so anxious, now.
UPDATE: The Wife is now home and showered and recovering from her horrible experience of being trapped in the flash flooding.

Thanks to everyone who offered support. It's always scary being alone and paralyzed and unable to go rescue one's sweetheart.
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#GOP salivating over someone 6yrs older than Trump with reams of oppo on him and a phalanx of haters among Democrats does not equal "a lot of people." Sanders polls at 12% & #Midterms were about women & POC.

A Lot of People Want Bernie to Run in 2020…
As I wrote a few weeks ago for @damemagazine, 2020 won't be about one term, but two. Any Democrat running for 2020 must be prepared to be an incumbent for 2024. Sanders will be 83 going in.…
The reality that neither Bernie nor Biden wants to face is how neither of them looks all that different from Trump on a debate stage. But the counterbalance between Trump and a woman, especially one 20yrs his junior, would be incredibly stark.
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Somebody hire me to write about what it's like to actually live in poverty.

I can write about it from myriad vantage points:

▪As a late middle-aged woman (women 50+ are the poorest segment of US population)
▪As a #lesbian(employment discrimination is huge among lesbians)
▪As a chronically ill person (131M Americans have chronic illnesses from #cancer to #asthma that interfere with employment)
▪As a #disabled person (#disabled are the largest minority group in the US, but are most un- and under-employed)
Every time I pitch poverty as a topic, I get an eye-roll.

Poverty was barely mentioned in 2016 Hillary raised it a few times; Sanders talked about "the ghetto" and Trump said he would cut taxes, but he actually cut entitlements.

Yet 1 in 7 Americans lives in #poverty.
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Donna Brazile just told a whopper on @HardballChris, saying @BernieSanders came close to winning the primary in 2016.

Sanders lost in a near historic landslife of FOUR MILLION votes.
The closest primary in history was 2008.
This panel is also repeating the trope about white working class voters, ignoring that the MAJORITY of working class voters are women & POC.
#HillaryClinton won voters making <$50k, POC and women overall.
So--Hillary won the working class and she won with policy.
Matthews is pushing Beto and Biden, which is a horrible combination.
Not one person--two women on the panel--has mentioned women voters, or POC, and those are the Democratic voting base.
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For those who only read the clickbait @Guardian heaadline on Thanksgiving and ran with it, a thread 📌 from @HillaryClinton on her #Immigration stance.

That stance was attacked in 2016 as far too broadly inclusive by both Sanders & Trump. (That is still archived online.)
I have been quite clear over the years that I support open borders, by which I mean blanket asylum and fair entry to the US (and Europe).
As a lifelong Socialist raised by Socialist Civil Rights worker parents, I believe we can afford to give succor to desperate people AND MUST.
I fully understand that people fear #immigration, but every American who is not Indigenous or descended from slaves is immigrant stock. The true fear in the US about immigration is about race. Pretending otherwise is the problem. Addressing American #racism must be a prioritized.
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WHAT IF PRESIDENT JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY HAD OF LIVED? OUR NATION WENT INTO MOURNING THAT GOD AWFUL DAY. Our Teacher told the Class he’d been shot; I was 12! Think what kind of EVIL lives to instill fear in humanity? OUR GOV MURDERED THIS GREAT MAN!
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#voting 101
The #President #DonaldTrump #MagicWand
#economy is running like a well-oiled #machine !
#manufacturing is thru the roof
#production is high
Corporate #Inventory is LOW
#unemployment is low
Take home pay & #wages are UP!
YET all you hear is #Democrat #DOOM & #Gloom
B/C the doom is being MANUFACTURED to order
The #Fed is raising rates for NO REASON
#STOCK #Markets #selloff s are being triggered for nothing
By billionaire #Dems
The #MSM is saying that the #sky is #Falling
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