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After reading that article in the federalist (fascist), it’s clear to me that America is in a very dire situation. Every election is going to be challenged or worse, ignored. The right wing have no interest in being in a democracy or a republic. Rather they want one party to /1
rule. It really does sound exactly like the Handmaid’s Tale. They know they are the minority and they demand we follow their rules or we get jailed. It’s insane but that’s what the article says. They want to embrace a totalitarian regime. If they get control they will just /2
refuse to relinquish control. Democracy will be dead. How long can we keep this up? The GOP created this monster and now have become it. I’ve no interest in returning to America so I might relinquish my citizenship for another country. It hinges on this election. Everyone /3
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"Republicans are pushing various efforts to “audit” or “recount” the 2020 voting, which should be seen as dry runs for manufacturing pretexts for subverting future outcomes."
~@ThePlumLineGS

#TrumpCoupAttempt
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"a GOP governor could refuse to certify a slate of electors for a Democratic winner of the popular vote, or send rogue electors for the GOP candidate, in defiance of the popular vote, for Congress to count."
~@ThePlumLineGS

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“it is theoretically possible that a governor, with the support of a legislature of the same party, could certify a result contrary to the popular vote & that Congress would then count those electoral votes.”

#TrumpCoupAttempt
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Trump is basically saying “who me? Incite violence?” while continuing to promote the same lie that incited the insurrection that killed 5 people. Jan. 6th was not a “one time occurrence.”

TRUMP. INCITED. VIOLENCE. CONSTANTLY. EVEN. AS. A. NOMINEE.
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Thread: Live tweeting as I listen to the brand new episode of the @GaslitNation podcast, "Electoral Autocracy: The @RuthBenGhiat Interview," with @AndreaChalupa & @SarahKendzior.

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Impeachment trial takes - Thread.
This video from don the con’s lawyers is a pathetic attempt, a false equivalency. Big difference: OUR people didn’t take the word “fight” literally after speeches. OUR ppl didn’t storm the Capitol & have an insurrection. #GOPCorruptionOverCountry
You #GOPCowards think none of us citizens have been watching this thing. We have. In fact, we’ve been watching for years - closely. We understand your gaslighting & projection games. We don’t fall for it. #ImpeachmentTrial2
Welp, my impeachment bingo board is already full. Just an hour in to Don the Con’s legal team’s propaganda. Image
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🚨My sis & I r nurses. I am ICU trained. She has only worked clinics & is now in nursing IT. Her hospital is asking the IT RNs cover bedside. She has NEVER done bedside care. And her hospital is ONLY low acuity but they will soon not be able to transfer patients & need to take pt
Patients from overflow from high acuity.

ICU RNs have specific training. Even Med/ Surg hospital nurses are not equipped to do ICU type patients.

This is important because “beds” available and “staff” available means any bed & body. So this metric for @GovRicketts to use
Has always been BullSh:t in every way. It is not safe to have untrained ill prepared inexperienced staff caring for patients.

I don’t expect the avg. person to know that every MD or RN is not equipped— BUT I am quite sure the Governor has been briefed & understands this
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Once one major party is committed to smashing all norms & using the rules of democracy to create an illiberal democracy, the other party can't simply stay committed to good governance that acts in good faith. GOP won’t act in good faith. Democrats can't govern as if they will.
Republicans are accustomed to holding the levers of power despite being a minority, so they act tyrannical. Is small 'd' democracy an effective counter to that behavior?  I don't think it is.  
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The #GOP @GOP NEVER engages in problem-solving, and they are ALWAYS angrily deflecting to some non-productive time-wasting topic that they have zero intention of dealing with.
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why does trump keep doing awful shit to everyone? a thread:

trump was broke when he ran. he owes at least $410M, we don't know to whom he owes it but pretty good chance it's a russian state-funded bank that transferred $ to deutsche bank at the same time he got the loans

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we also know that russia helped him win the election. what he owes for that, or whether that whole scheme was an effort for him to pay back an even greater undisclosed debt, we may never know. but what is certain is trump owes russia at least $410M plus election services

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we also know that since trump has taken office he has directly sought to destabilize as quickly and permanently as possible every aspect of american life using the guise of republican policy (i.e. plutocracy mixed w/racism). some acute examples include:

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@senrobportman Sir I’m watching you right now and I got a measly $107 this week. I received unemployment, went back to work, got laid off again because we are back to phase 1! How IS 107 going to feed my family, take care of my children when I don’t get any government assistance!
You sir are a millionaire and you were lying to all of the American people standing on that podium! Also my husband is a fire captain with 20 years experience facing layoff! There are people mooching but the ones that need this have families to fucking support!
Layoffs are still happening daily. Schools are still closed. You guys are a joke, i can’t believe we put faith in y’all to have the Americans back. You guys are millionaires, dangling money over our heads. What about the ones that made more than $600 a week? #GOPBetrayedAmerica
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There has now been a recession in the first term of every single Republican president for the past 111 years.

In the past 73 years, there have been 11 "official" recessions, including 49 recessionary quarters.

41 of those quarters occurred under Republican presidents.

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This year, the cumulative budget deficit since Trump took office is expected to surpass $5 trillion. Greater than any 4 year period in U.S. history.

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Almost half of the benefits of Trump's tax cuts and programs have gone to the wealthiest 5%, while the number of corporations paying $0 in taxes has doubled.

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Wow...read the whole thing...
Give Me Secrecy & Give Me Death: An Interview with Lincoln's Bible - PREVAIL by Greg Olear gregolear.substack.com/p/give-me-secr…
2/So, after all those yrs, when I suddenly get an eyebrow raise to, “He’s a career money-launderer for organized crime. From the Genovese to the Russian mob…”—that’s a big fucking deal. You can raise your own eyebrow at that statement, but it is a big deal. It just is.
3/And I’ll go as far to say that I’ve not only received raised eyebrows, but some concentrated silence, several laughs, the oh-so-rare “Interesting…,” & w the money-laundering research (incl Firtash, Epstein, and Mogilevich), a solid run of “That’s good. What else do you have?”
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Funny. I underpaid my quarterly taxes by about $0.85 and the government managed to figure out who I was, that I owed them three quarters and a dime, and send me a letter about it within two weeks, no problem.

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The Census is done by mail every ten years. They'll even send someone to your house if you don't mail it in. They issue legally binding traffic citations by matching a license plate on a camera.

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Trump claimed there were millions of illegal Democrat votes in 2016. He formed a commission to investigate it. They disbanded after a few months without finding one single illegal ballot. During that time, several Republican operatives were actually charged with voter fraud.

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2015: United Airlines announces $3 billion stock buyback.

2016: United Airlines announces $2 billion stock buyback.

2017: United Airlines announces $3 billion stock buyback.

By 2019 United Airlines has used 80% of their cash reserves to reward investors.

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Yesterday: United Airlines threatens to fire 60% of their workforce if they do not get a bailout within 10 days.

We can spend all day arguing about whether having those jobs to return to is worth the price of the bailout.

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We should spend all day arguing about whether pure GOP capitalism is sustainable without socialist intervention every time greed, exploitation of labor, and failure to plan leaves them insolvent.

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#GOPCorruptionOverCountry #capitalism #UnitedAirlines #CorporateGreed
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Look you dumb F∆ck in the White House. Once you are IMPEACHED IT IS FOR LIFE. YOU CANNOT BE ACQUITTED FOR IT. YOU HAVE BEEN IMPEACHED FOR YOUR LIFE. IT WILL BE ON THE HISTORY BOOKS FOR LIFE. YOU ARE A STAIN ON THE CONSTITUTION!!!!! YOU ARE A POS. YOU ARE A LOW LIFE
YOU ARE AN IMPEACHED LIFER! IMPEACHMENT FOR LIFE! TRUMP IS IMPEACHED FOR LIFE. NO ACQUITTAL FOR YOUR IMPEACHMENT. NO VICTORY ON YOUR PART. YOU ARE STILL I REPEAT STILL IMPEACHED! IF YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW THE CONSTITUTION WORKS THEN MAYBE MCCONNELL SHOULD HAVE SOMEONE CREATE
A FREAKING COLORING BOOK FOR YOU AND EXPLAIN THEY CAN'T TAKE AWAY YOUR IMPEACHMENT. YOU HAVE BEEN LABELED IMPEACHED FOR LIFE. HA HA HA HA. YOU ARE A POS. YOU HAVE DESTROYED AMERICAN MORALS AND VALUES BECAUSE YOU HAVE NONE. YOUR LITTLE SONG AND DANCE DURING THE ANTHEM
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Yesterday, a Senate briefing on the Iran conflict occurred during which Senators were shown no evidence, were denied "sensitive" information, were "warned" not to publicly debate or discuss additional actions,... facebook.com/10000074981779…
....and were told that the 2002 authorization to invade Iraq was the legal basis to justify the Soleimani killing.

Reviews were... mixed.

GOP Senator Mike Lee shocked the world by being simultaneously honest, and a Republican:

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...."(P)robably the worst briefing I've seen at least on a military issue in the nine years I've served in the United States Senate." "Lame," "insane," "demeaning," "unconstitutional," "unAmerican," "wrong."

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The facts of an impeachable offense by Trump - A Thread:

Col. Vindman testified that he witnessed EU Amb. Sondland informing Ukrainian representatives that a White House meeting would be predicated on the announcement of "investigation into 2016, the Bidens, & Burisma."

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Acting Ukraine Ambassador, William Taylor, testified to witnessing EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland report that Trump insisted Zelinsky "go to a microphone and say he is opening investigations of 'Biden and 2016 election interference.'"

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EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland did not dispute these claims, when asked under oath.

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GOP hypocrisy: A THREAD.

There may be no better example of the hypocrisy, disingenuousness and easily-triggered nature of today's GOP than the universal feigned outrage and pearl clutching over this sentence:

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"The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron."

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The party that celebrates a man (Limbaugh) who once called Chelsea Clinton "the White House dog," revels in mocking teenage climate & gun control activists, & supports policies of taking children from parents with no record or plan for reunification, finally draws the line...

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