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This was what I worried would happen with @Booker4KY. Not be on the offensive with @RandPaul, who's an abysmal, but only on the defensive when need to. Just like the @KyDems always do, which is a losing strategy. But Booker's running on policies that are materially popular!!!
Here's a fun fact about running in an election... If you run as an Aggressive & Offensive Candidate with Policies that help the People & their Material Well-being, then you win.
Here's how I know; In the 2015 Midterms, @AlanGrayson of the @FlaDems, he won with no problem. He was unapologetic when being a "#Progressive", stands up with his Principles & goes for the Jugular in Political Ads at his Opponents on how their Policies are Wrong, Evil & Bad &...
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There is a very good 🧵 at threadreaderapp.com/thread/1422569…, unrolled at threadreaderapp.com/thread/1422569…, concerning #TransIdeology. You should read it. But something needs to be added.

The claim that when a man feels "I am a woman" he literally IS a woman is flat out #insanity.
The fact that many people believe this shows their is something severely wrong with them, psychologically.

And the fact that this insane claim has conquered the #Progressive movement shows there is something wrong with Progressivism, philosophically.
#Progressives should have reacted to these claims with laughter, believing them to be an elaborate joke. When they realized the ideology was serious, they should have felt stunned surprised that anyone could believe the equivalent of people thinking they were Napoleon.
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The current COVID hotspot map. Stop racially pointing the fingers. #Conservatives blame minorities. #Progressives blame “white #Republicans.” You’re both wrong & silly. It’s more class than race. Lots of black, Hispanic, *and* white people don’t believe COVID/are anti-vacciners.
What do many anti-vacciners have in common? They tend to be of the same socioeconomic class. Elites progressives are also stupidly blaming “systemic racism” for minorities not being vaccinated. What? They are so out of touch. They obviously don’t know any lower-income minorities.
A black teenager in Brooklyn, NY recently told her white high school teacher that she doesn’t “believe in COVID.” That is, she doesn’t believe COVID is real. She’s in all black community & her views have nothing to do with “systemic racism.” Stop infantalizing black people.
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@mauscuba7500 @ggreenwald Please share with me the s[c]ience & how it works in those 3 books you presented as "evidence" & how they are based in empiricism (not anecdotes, feelings or magical thinking)

BTW you STILL haven't answered my original question

You're all over the place!
@mauscuba7500 @ggreenwald Did you even look at my thread

Especially the later Tweets on #Eugenics & #Euthanasia

"Political '#Left' and '#Right' Properly Defined"

theobjectivestandard.com/2012/06/politi…
@mauscuba7500 @ggreenwald '

From the Lefty "liberal" #Guardian again

"#Eugenics: the skeleton that rattles loudest in the left's closet"

theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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Senator Susan Collins: This is a bipartisanship test for Joe Biden. Chuck Schumer & Democrats used reconciliation to pass covid relief.

Jake Tapper: Republicans did it too for tax cuts for the rich

Collins: Well that was different.

STOP TAKING THESE PEOPLE SERIOUSLY. #CNNSOTU
Senator Susan Collins on the Capitol insurrection white supremacist terrorist attack: We Republicans don't want to become too much like the Democratic party which has been taken over by the Progressive left. We adhere to core principles. 🤯 #CNNSOTU #SusanCollins
Sen. Susan Collins gives a long fake ass response to the importance of leaders like Liz Cheney in the Republican party to stand up to Trump then refuses to say whether she voted for Joe Biden or Donald Trump in 2020. #CNNSOTU #Senate #ElectionResults
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Everyone who says "#BoThSiDeS" can shove that phrase right up their backside, because of the @GOP using the turocharged capitalist equivalent to #warlordism in #congress and #senate, holding the entire nation as hostages for their reactionary bullshit!

And this "political #instability" and "#political uncertainty" is making the #USA a worse place to invest, conduct business in or with and to have to deal with in general.
Because Ghouls like #McCornell are just being #assholes for the sake of doing so and not facing #accountability for it!
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I spent today on the picket line with some really great @navistar @NavistarNews employees who were forced out on strike because the companys last best and final offer was deliberately proposed to be unacceptable
Massive increases in health care costs and costs to their pension
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plus numerous insulting changes to working conditions that were only proposed to cause dissention in the ranks and to compel anger toward the union.
Pure and simple this is an attempt to break the union because the current NLRB is solidly in their corner.
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This administration is attacking workers and every turn and companies like @Navistar are going to take advantage of the current opportunity to attack their workers now while the current administration is in power.
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As an #MMT informed #progressive... people not having pay is a DIRECT result of inactivity by our Federal Government. Trump. Congress. Etc.
As an #MMT informed #progressive, I know it is absolutely irresponsible for me to not always point to how the government is failing to meet our needs rather than ignoring this for other pet reasons.
As an #MMT informed #progressive, I choose to use the Corona Virus depression as a way of always shining a spotlight on the fact that we could have NATIONALIZED PAYROLL. We could have forgiven mortgage debt & paid rents to ensure no one lost their homes or jobs & Medicare for All
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@carmenxbrook #MedicareForAll Act of 2019: Introduced in the House 2/27/19.

House members who support the bill: 118. Number of additional House members needed for passage: 100.

congress.gov/bill/116th-con…
@carmenxbrook #MedicareForAll Act of 2019: Introduced by #Bernie 4/10/19.

Senators who support the bill: 15. Number of additional Senators needed for passage: 45 w/ filibuster, 36 w/o filibuster. congress.gov/bill/116th-con…
@carmenxbrook IF #Republicans hold the Senate, NO #healthcare bills will pass. McConnell & the GOP are killing 400 bills, most bipartisan, passed by the House incl'g multiple bills on rx drug prices, #vets' healthcare, preexisting conditions. See the list here: threadreaderapp.com/thread/1305516…
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#Independents & #progressives who aren't sure they're going to #VoteBiden should spend 20 mins finding out what's really at stake from 3 top (former) #Republican strategists. Their answer is EVERYTHING. /thread
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@SteveSchmidtSES 1>#Republicans have no platform. Literally. They are officially a cult of personality.

2>#RNC made lawless use of the people's house, the most powerful symbol of the state. Trump's in effect saying he IS the state, he IS the law.
Schmidt: 3>Trump campaign & #RNC know using the #WhiteHouse & WH staffers for the convention is illegal & did it anyway. Trump doesn't just demand loyalty. He demands his staff break the law as proof that HE is the law. "The light's gone from flashing yellow to flashing red."
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#BREAKING:AG #Barr says #liberals/#progressives are INCAPABLE of compromise because to them, politics is an "ALL CONSUMING, SECULAR RELIGION" adding, they are ONLY interested in TEARING DOWN systems. SERIOUSLY?

#TheResistance #SundayThoughts #FBRParty
No offense AG #Barr but aren't Trumpers the ones trying to TEAR DOWN the "#DeepState" system which they deem "against God"? Give me a break with the projection!!

#TheResistance #SundayThoughts #FBRParty
By the way, is it even proper for a sitting AG to engage in such HYPER-PARTISAN dialogue? Isn't he AG for conservatives, liberals, progressives, independents etc? Just sayin'

#TheResistance #SundayThoughts #FBRParty
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Don’t miss the Sunday 8/2 edition of @ProgNewsDaily! Today’s version contains over 100 articles & videos of #PEACEFUL #Portland protests, the shameful behavior of Congress in the face of 20m+ #evictions,

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#Biden delaying his #runningmate announcement once again, @Greg_Palast’s insight on mail-in voting & #disenfranchisement, #COVID cases still spreading across the US, attacks on the #PostOffice,

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Tom Cotton being generally horrible, Andrew Cuomo acting like the corporate Democrat he is & dozens more stories… Click to read them all!

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100+ IMPORTANT articles & videos from a perspective corporate media won’t show you in Thursday’s @ProgNewsDaily. Topics include how the Rs tried to rig the #2020census, Dems allow expanding surveillance powers

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the Senate’s vote against cutting military spending by 10%, #FoxNews #SexualHarassment lawsuit, sewage indicating #Yosemite may have infected visitors with #COVID19 & many more! Click to see them all!
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Thursday’s Top Articles:

* White the vote - @JuddLegum, Popular Information
#2020Census #Census2020 #Census #gerrymandering #redistricting #RepublicansAreTheProblem #citizenship

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Tons of other disabled people on Twitter have done a great job over the last few days calling out #Progressives and #Resistance people who play up Trump’s appearance of physical impairment or illness. It’s ableist. It hurts disabled people to hear it. #CripTheVote
What I’d like to add is that it’s also superficial and lazy. #CripTheVote
It’s superficial because the kinds of impairments people are attributing to Trump don’t typically have any impact on what we want Presidents to do. #CripTheVote
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WTF? @CIA Bryan Dean Wright fearmongering against #Progressives - "Who is attacking us? Its #Antifa... These are ppl that we faced back in 60's, 70's & early 80's. These are ppl who are far Leftists... took many yrs to finally put it down. Now this same group who's allied.. "
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...w/ a #DemocraticSocialist, we're talking the #BernieBros...they're back w/ bricks & firebombs..."

He then talks of arming themselves against this "BernieBros threat" - vigilante justice - "It's you & me & everyone watching this program arming OURselves."
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Bernie's #NotMeUs #Revolution addressed #RacialInequality #SystemicRacism #CriminalJusticeReform.

#GeorgeFloydProtests are addressing a part of this, yet vocal rightwing ppl are calling protests riots, ignoring our own American #Revolution protests.

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 5/17/2020-2

Coronavirus has made basic income not just desirable but vital | World Economic Forum

weforum.org/agenda/2020/04…
#Income #UBI #basic
The Invisible Business Risk of the Covid-19 Pandemic | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com/2020/05/the-in…
#pandemic #coronavirus #capitalism #risk
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thenation.com/article/activi…

Because this article was put up behind a paywall I choose to respond here:

I'd like to start off by thanking those who signed this letter for their years of service to Progressive causes, but let me outline why/how I disagree with you. 1/
While I believe your intentions are good, like everything about your generation they are flawed. Flawed by even your lifetime of experience with dealing with matters of govt. Let me explain: Had I been born when you were born, I would likely be afraid of Trump too. 2/
While Donald Trump hasn't been an ideal President in any way, think about how he got to office. He was the #DemocratCorporation's candidate @HillaryClinton's #PiedPiper candidate. He had no expectation that he'd actually win. & Why should he have?
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yet another hit piece against a certain candidate.
examples:
"In a rant on MSNBC that went viral on Tuesday evening, the longtime Democratic strategist vented his concerns about the party’s prospects for beating Donald Trump, taking particular aim at the party’s leftward lurch."
"We have candidates on the debate stage talking about open borders and decriminalizing illegal immigration. They’re talking about doing away with nuclear energy and fracking. You’ve got Bernie Sanders talking about letting criminals and terrorists vote from jail cells.
It doesn’t matter what you think about any of that, or if there are good arguments — talking about that is not how you win a national election. It’s not how you become a majoritarian party."
"For fuck’s sake, we’ve got Trump at Davos talking about cutting Medicare and no one in
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Updated #Democrats 2020 Pres. Pri. Candidate & Del. Map begun mid-Mar. Patrick & Bloomberg added. So many from higher pledged del. states, attempt to dilute 1st rnd majority vote (50%+1), forcing 2nd rnd, bringing undemocratic superdelegates into play.

Updated #DNCFuckery Map adding Billionaire Bloomberg & former foreclosure mogul Patrick, w/ article - Michael Bloomberg? Now They’re Just Fucking with Us

#Neoliberalism has been fucking w/ #Progressives since the 60's.

#Bernie2020 #NoMiddleGround

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What really is the Democratic Left?
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Combating MSM, @DNC & the Right's misinformation campaign, propaganda & lies about where Left, Center & Right actually are politically w/ some fucking history & facts to protect our #Democracy from modern slavery #Neoliberalism.
French Revolution Nat. Assembly seating was origins of political Left & Right spectrum designations.

Left wanted reform, new constitution w/ Declaration of Rights of Man & of Citizen

Right wanted to continue Ancien Régime - monarchy & feudal nobility

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Examples:
1. Men are born and remain free and equal in rights.
2. These rights are liberty, property, safety and resistance against oppression.
5. The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declarati…
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1/ @voiceofsandiego suspects @SDDistAtty @SummerStephan may be leaving the #Republican Party. Why? Read her rambling response: bit.ly/DA_Defects_Exh…

What is clear: #SanDiego is full of ambitious politicians who change party, office and/or districts to stay in/run for office.
2/ Related: 2 of 3 recent Chairs of @sandiegodems were "reformed" #Republicans

They changed their party registration then worked against #progressives when they run against #moderates. Women of color were especially impacted by moderate party policies & actions in 2018
3/ @sandiegodems used "member communication" $ to attack @CD4Monica @vivianmorenoSD in their elections

Both women won- despite institutional #Democrat opposition. Hopefully this teaches local Democrats about the power & need for #diversity & representation in #SanDiego politics
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