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This is really a throwback to how it was in the old primary/DNC rigged days, where Leftists would unleash endless streams of targeted harassment at random DNC/Clinton staffers (or really even just average Dems) under the guise of holding them accountable or whatever.
And then of course it was all justified (including personal harassment, doxxing and threats) because that person was the impediment to millions getting #M4A, so anything they get was not only deserved but righteous. It was all just transparent 'harassing my enemies is good.'
A lot of these people just use their 'leftism' as an excuse to do 4chan-level trolling/harassment. Ken knew exactly what he was doing. Oh yeah, irony poisoned leftist Ken Klippenstein is sincerely concerned about 'caring so little about our (great) country' lol. Image
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⚠️Oh my god, this is.. not at all surprising. Some of my fave highlights in this Thread 🧵 $TSLAQ $TWTR

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Exactly the kind of painting I'd expect from an Elon Musk stan though.

Maximum Cringe. #grift #cult Image
"Midas Touch is a cautionary tale."

I want to make this very clear: If I ever find out who that Product Manager was, or their venmo/kofi/whatever, I will personally buy them a drink. Or cheese.

You are my kind of person, and I appreciate you. #Twitter #LoveWhereYouWorked Image
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@MarshaBlackburn Lady your state is trying to strip voting rights from poor, homeless people by making it a felony to camp on public property - which is unconstitutional I might add!
YOU HAD 1 JOB! 1!
HONOR YOUR OATH SCUMBAG!
#MartinVBoise #TheGOPAreTerrorists

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@MarshaBlackburn And you wonder why we cant stop covid? YOU KEEP LOCKING UP MORE PEOPLE TO BILK THE TAXPAYERS BY PUSHING PAUPERS, VAGABONDS, MARGINALIZED POC & DISABLED PEOPLES INTO JAILS, WHICH ARE SUPERSPREADER EVENTS! YOU'RE PUSHING #Sofugenix YOU CRYPTOFASCIST!
@MarshaBlackburn YOUR REFUSAL TO PASS #M4A WHEN YOUR CONSTITUENTS ARE DYING BY THE 1000'S SENATOR IS BOTH INHUMAN & SOCIOPATHIC. WHAT GOOD HAVE YOU DONE HERE? NONE! AND YOU STILL CONTINUE TO ABRIDGE THE RIGHTS OF OUR MOST VULNERABLE CITIZENS BY ENFORCING UNCONSTITUTIONAL SOCIAL CLEANSING!
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The paradigm is not "old vs new politics" between progressives and Democrats. That's not the appropriate dichotomy. It's "effective vs. performative." For all the criticism of incremental progress I don't see any progress from progressives. It's all esoteric praise for "fighting"
Or it's blame-shifting. Or taking all the credit while refusing to take none of the blame. I see that too much from certain progressives. Everything is everybody's fault except theirs. That's something to consider when considering the nature of their criticism.
For example progressives blamed liberals and Obama for the overturning of Roe. They blamed him for not forcing RBG to retire (as if McConnell would've allowed him to fill the seat anyway) and then they cherrypicked a comment from a random press conference

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The party should always be evolving and it is. It is filled with smart women, Black folks, LGBTQIA. People willing to work. The party is not perfect but it does not need to bend to the will of disaffected Bernie supporters. And that’s what this fight is really about.
This not about “fight” or a “plan” or “meeting the moment” or none of that shit. This is about a calculated effort to take over a party that rejected them. It’s happening on multiple fronts and either you get that or you don’t. Either you see it or you won’t.
I do not want a "fighter." I don't want politicians always on Twitter "fighting" about something. I want workers. People willing to put in the time and sweat equity. Don't tell me your plans. Get in there and work for them. Show me your history of turning your plans into action.
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I’m a 45-year-old Black man who has been politically active since I was 18. It’s interesting to hear people aligned with Warren, Bernie and other progressive groups use the term “fight for us” so frequently because I have yet to see that shit when it comes to my community.
I grew up in the ‘80s-‘90s and these same folks were all in for “Save the Wetlands” and “Protect the Ozone Layer” not so much mass incarceration or police accountability tho but they’ll tell you how much Democrats and Biden contributed to that without explaining their inaction.
They’ll also neglect to tell you how hard they bit on the Bernie train and how much time they spent advocating for #M4A and #GND while ignoring reproductive rights. But suddenly when Roe was overturned they bore no responsibility and Democrats were to blame.
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One of the most important factors of a program like a Federal Job Guarantee or Medicare for All is that they cannot be "budgeted" for as programs like the #FJG are automatic stabilizers that rise and fall based on economic triggers that put them into play. Similarly with #M4A
If a pandemic sweeps through, a Federal Medicare for All would simply make payments and the costs would be irrelevant to the population.
Same with a Job Guarantee. If there is a downturn in the economy, triggers like unemployment would propel people onto the Federal Job Guarantee. Budgeting is irrelevant. It ebbs and flows based on the macroeconomic state of the economy at any given time.
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Just been staring in awe at these tweets for several minutes. This is absolutely the peak of Substack brain.
The Substack grifters are almost all wealthy white dudes who face no oppression and get paid $1000s a month to sit on their computers (in their mansions) and burp out takes about how white conservatives are the real oppressed, while downplaying anything the GOP does.
In a way it makes logical sense. States passing laws to criminalize Trans children or making it illegal for a teacher to mention their partner...none of that effects a Matt Taibbi. Banning someone from their Twitter account for pushing Ivermectin? That has Matt terrified.
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@davidaxelrod When I waitressed, I had to pay $100s/month for the privilege of paying thousands in deductibles each year for ACA insurance that didn’t really cover RXs. It was cheaper/the best $ option to just go uninsured and prayed nothing happened. One reason why I support Medicare for All
@davidaxelrod I remember vividly one day I decided to walk around and ask everyone I worked with - waiters, bussers, cooks - what insurance they had. Everyone had the same answer: none. It was better for us to save up the money we’d otherwise pay on premiums & spend it on actual medicine/care
@davidaxelrod I went uninsured until I was sworn into Congress. Members of Congress (as you know) receive Gold plans off the ACA that we co-pay for. We buy it using the same exchanges I haggled w/ as a waitress, & I STILL have what’s considered a “high deductible” plan. #M4A is the way
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The House Oversight Committee will be holding a #MedicareForAll hearing on Tuesday — the first since the pandemic began and exposed just how much harm our for-profit healthcare system has done to families and our economy.

🧵Here are 🔟 things you may not know about #M4A ⬇️
1⃣ Health insurance ≠ healthcare.

#MedicareForAll would guarantee high-quality healthcare to every single person in America. "Healthcare is a human right," means there are no physical, bureaucratic or financial barriers to care — which is what #M4A delivers. ⬇️
2⃣ #MedicareForAll removes the red tape and financial barriers to care. When you're sick, you can just see your doctor. There would be no more worrying about which doctors are in your insurance company's network, if you've hit your deductible or if your visit will be covered. ⬇️
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President Joe Biden laid out a vision to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis that have challenged working families across the country. ⬇️
If our federal government can come together to adopt progressive policies that prioritize working families over corporations…
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there is a path forward that allows us to emerge from this period of collective struggle as a healthier, more equitable, and more compassionate society than we have ever been before.
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Starting soon! Make sure to tune in - we have important issues to discuss for working families. #MedicareForAll, #GreenNewDeal, #PROAct, and #StopLine5 are all on the line. LINK:
#Proven #ProWorker #Progressive @OurWisconsinRev
@OurWisconsinRev I will never take fossil fuel money. Fossil fuel interests are holding us back from real progress on fighting climate change, including passing a #GreenNewDeal - @OurWisconsinRev #WISen
“Don’t forget. This is the senate seat of Russ Feingold. There is an obligation for the next Senator to continue his legacy.”
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Universal healthcare is a necessary, moral and fiscally responsible solution to our country's healthcare crisis.

So why don't we have #MedicareForAll? And why is there so much misinformation spread about it?

Let's bust some #M4A myths:
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Health insurance is not the same as healthcare.

People would move from their restrictive insurance plans and upgrade to #MedicareForAll

No more private insurance with varying degrees of coverage, restrictive networks, dealing with insurance bureaucracy or medical bills.
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Universal healthcare with #MedicareForAll would be government-funded, not government-run.

Government funding would go directly to paying for your healthcare— eliminating your co-pays and premiums, instead of going towards insurance industry subsidies.
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People are living longer, earning less and their quality of life is declining. The dream of retirement isn’t something many seniors can realize.
#NY3 has over 155,000 adults over the age of 65. The problems they face are policy choices we can correct. Here are some ways how:
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Over 60% of seniors depend on Social Security for most of their income and one-third rely on it for virtually all of it.

Without Social Security, the poverty rate of seniors would be nearly 41%. We must protect and expand it.
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The average adult over 65 receives a social security check of $1,437.55 per month. Unfortunately, the average expenses of an adult 65 and older is $4,008.83.

A cause of this problem? Right now, a billionaire pays as much into social security as someone who is middle class.
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I just don't understand how the people- & it's always the same exact people- don't get outrage fatigue from the constant outrages at all these benign, throw-away comments or like 6-second hard-edited clips posted by like the RNC comms guy. It just seems all so incredibly tiring.
And then you search it & see endless tweets from guys named like F. John Daniel Davidson IV & the literal stereotype of out-of-touch Hollywood elite Susan Sarandon doing some performative, 'The Dems just keep proving their contempt for the common man' and it's all just so sad.
Like I said, it's always the same thing: Leftists and the entire RW: Hannity, the RNC and a bunch of people with #M4A in their profiles, who loudly insist to anyone around that, 'they only care about the issues.'
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Red or Blue, the Criminalization of Poverty & #Homelessness is the cruel result of hypercapitalism, cronyism & corruption. We need a #newparty that values HUMAN worth, not economic worth.
It is telling that the most "progressive" states suffer the highest rates of homelessness in the nation per capita. This is neoliberal elitism in action.
California - 161,000 homeless
New York - 91,000 homeless
Washington - 23000 homeless
Massachusetts - 18000 homeless
Oregon - 14500 homeless
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@RedBeretsM4All @shansen614 @LouisTheCellist @jeffchao228 @JENFL23 @GeoDavenport @WholeWashington @M4M4ALL @StephanieKelton Not just me. @realityisralph @netbacker @SherryWise1 @JefferyDenton & @DesnoyersScott r all members of the MMT community, & also supporters of Red Berets/WW, 2 at least the same degree as the RP critics who have stated opposition to the #FOAF strategy of RB/WW. In addition...,
@RedBeretsM4All @shansen614 @LouisTheCellist @jeffchao228 @JENFL23 @GeoDavenport @WholeWashington @M4M4ALL @StephanieKelton @realityisralph @netbacker @SherryWise1 @JefferyDenton @DesnoyersScott .... I believe there r other recognizable members of the #MMT community, who have been reluctant 2 go public, who are either supporters of FOAF strategy or who think RP has gone 2 far in trying 2 compel belief its strategy 2 the exclusion of FOAF. I can't say whether they will...
@RedBeretsM4All @shansen614 @LouisTheCellist @jeffchao228 @JENFL23 @GeoDavenport @WholeWashington @M4M4ALL @StephanieKelton @realityisralph @netbacker @SherryWise1 @JefferyDenton @DesnoyersScott ever come forward, given their understandable reluctance 2 engage in public conflict w/RP leaders, but I urge them to do so now. It is damaging 2 the #MMT community to be associated w/a group that refuses to recognize a basic rule of civil debate, specifically:
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1) This tweet storm is a lengthy reply to Birrion Sondahl’s “Medicare for All, Not for Some” a critique of efforts working for Universal Health Care programs at the State-level including S-P Programs. See: realprogressives.org/medicare-for-a…
2) Birrion compares a #NIMA strategy w/a State-by-State one. But, Red Berets/WW strategy is "fight on all fronts." (FOAF) It is a strategy pressuring 4 #NIMA, & also supporting State-level Single-Payer (S-P). So, his critique doesn't on its face apply to FOAF.
3) Birrion repeatedly says that only the most wealthy States can afford Single-P. Not true. Savings delivered by S-P can be viewed in terms of savings/person/yr w/upwards of 90% of ppl saving money under S-P, perhaps as much as $3,000. Savings/person critical 2 success!
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.@ninaturner:

We need to talk. As I stated days ago, You were just 6.1% behind. It's not a loss. It means you got to change the lane & keep hitting the Gas Pedal.

Is it possible for you to run by registering yourself for the write in on Nov 2?
Think about what I just asked. Is it possible? Because 6.1% is very easy to grab back & gain more.

I do not know if that's possible, but you do @ninaturner & I am asking you. Is it? Image
Pick yourself up & fight back like you have never done it before @ninaturner. You've seen everything that happened.

Learn the mistakes & change the lane by registering yourself for the write in for this Nov 2 General Election. Image
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Been in Toronto for 2 weeks. Every single Canadian I talk to I ask about healthcare. Each & every one of them LOVES it even if they have to wait for elective procedures.
Know why?!
Because it’s:
•NOT TIED TO EMPLOYMENT
•FREE
•EXCELLENT SERVICE
•DOES NOT BANKRUPT THEM
•HUMANE
O, dear American friends. Tell us your healthcare provider love stories. (I’ll explain why you don’t know what you’re taking about)
#CANADIANS
Here’s a question:
When you owe taxes, like back taxes, let’s say… let’s say a lot of money…
When you’re carried into a hospital with a heart scare or something, does the tax collector come with a clipboard and ask for you to pay up before they admit you?
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Guaranteeing healthcare for every American isn't "radical" or "divisive."

Allowing people to die because they can't afford to see a doctor is.

#MedicareForAll is moral, fiscally responsible and the only policy that treats healthcare as a right.

🧵⬇️ Here are 10 things to know:
#MedicareForAll is fiscally responsible.

Our current healthcare system is inefficient and wasteful. #MedicareForAll would save $450 Billion per year. #M4A would also cost an estimated $650 Billion less per year compared to the proposed Public Option.
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The status quo is killing us.

We are the wealthiest country in the world but rank dead last for access to care, equity and healthcare outcomes.

Protecting a healthcare system that values profit over saving lives is a policy choice.

Passing #MedicareForAll will save lives.
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Black and white progressives arguing Black folks are "weaponizing empathy and identity" are no different from conservatives and Republicans arguing against "liberal guilt" or "playing the race card."

It's the EXACT SAME ARGUMENT. Full stop.
Black and white progressives arguing that #M4A although it doesn't specifically address racism in the medical field will still help Black people and people of color are no different from supply-side Republicans who argued tax cuts will trickle down to impoverished communities.
Black and white progressives arguing for progressive purity and fealty to #GND #M4A and Bernie's platform and no exceptions are no different than Tea Party Republicans who demanded purity and fealty to their platform of wealthy tax cuts and deregulation 10 years ago.
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No one should die or go into debt because they can't afford to see a doctor or get medical treatment.

Insurance, pharma and medical lobbyists disagree— spending billions buying politicians and spreading lies.

Let's cut through their BS with some #MedicareForAll mythbusting:
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Health insurance ≠ healthcare.

Having "access," to purchase health insurance doesn't mean you'll be able to afford it, or the out of pocket costs associated with using it. It also doesn't guarantee your insurance provider will cover your doctor visits or treatments.
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If you're on a flight and get upgraded from coach to 1st class, you didn't just get "kicked off of air travel."

#MedicareForAll is a huge upgrade that guarantees high-quality healthcare, saves money, & expands your choices of doctors.

#M4A eliminates barriers to healthcare.
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The way some of these so-called progressives talk about Black women is very telling. It’s not enough to demonize Shontel Brown or a Black woman that grew up in #OH11 but now Nina Turner’s supporters are disrespecting her dead mother? These folks are a whole ass mess.
Unfuckingbelievable.
This is not even the first time a member of the Bernie adjacent fauxgressive left criticized a Black woman for the temerity of discussing their grief over their dead mother.

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