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1/ So! 657 days and 50,000 followers into the effort, it's time to close up shop at @alt_fec. The midterms are done and it looks like the Republic just might survive this crisis. We have been called to #resist in other ways.

Two parting thoughts as we ride off into the sunset:
2/ • Our #campaignfinance laws have been fundamentally broken by #SCOTUS. It's not a matter of flipping #CitizensUnited – you have to reach back to Buckley v. Valeo (1976), the case that established that the government has no interest in a level playing field…
3/ and that preventing corruption is the only allowable reason to regulate #campaignfinance. This was a bad idea from the start, and has led to rotten results. Since #SCOTUS is unlikely to help out anytime soon, and amending the Constitution is unlikely to work, …
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UNPOPULAR OPINION:

I side with @CNN and @Acosta’s lawsuit against @realDonaldTrump and @WhiteHouse.

I too have been denied my constitutional right to sit in the front-row of press conferences and filibuster the President for as long as I want.

WHO’S WITH ME?????
#Resistance
Next step: Set up a #Gofundme account and solicit all of you for “donations” to help me with my “legal fees.”

That’s how this works, right you guys?

“LEGAL FEES”
Jokes aside, mah boi @willchamberlain lays out how @Acosta and @CNN actually have a credible case.

What do you think, @lankeejla ?
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IN THIS TIME OF RAMPANT ASSHOLERY

IN THIS ERA OF FLAGRANT DIPSHITTERY

IN THIS UNHOLY EPOCH OF UNBRIDLED, UNMITIGATED, RECALCITRANT FUCKERY

Why make anything? Why be creative? Not how – but rather, WHY?

HOLD STILL, THREAD INCOMING:

25 REASONS TO KEEP ON MAKING STUFF.
1. Because you need to escape the fuckery, and what you make is a door. A book, a piece of art, even an excellent meal – it’s a doorway out. It’s the tunnel dug out behind the Rita Hayworth poster in your prison cell.
2. Because we need to escape, too. We need what you make. GIVE US THAT SWEET SWEET PORTAL, GIVE US A LOG FLUME RIDE TO ESCAPE THIS OUTHOUSE FULL OF CENTIPEDES
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ANNOUNCEMENT:

Friends and followers, I'm very excited to announce the April 2019 release of my first book, DIGITAL CIVIL WAR: Confronting the Far-Right Menace.

THANK YOU for pre-ordering your copy and helping to spread the word!

amazon.com/Digital-Civil-…

#DigitalCivilWar
NEW BOOK -

After 20 years on the front lines of the fight, from my early blog and Democratic Underground days to our current #Resistance battles, I wanted to tell YOUR story, the digital warriors who have fought the Far Right's assault on our democracy. barnesandnoble.com/w/digital-civi…
NEW BOOK -

The political and media establishments have enabled right-wing extremists to dominate our political discourse. In DIGITAL CIVIL WAR, I cut through the online chaos to look at the underlying narratives and arguments at the heart of the fight. indiebound.org/book/978161219…
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💥Thread Re: Whitaker as AAG💥

Reviewing the rules, we have deduced that AAG Whitaker does NOT have to be Senate approved unless he is appointed full time AG. (However, Mueller SHOULD have been.)
As we are all aware, Democrats "took" the House in the 2018 midterms with a mediocre majority, and are planning much mischief.
foxnews.com/politics/house…
Incoming House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler has singled Whitaker out as a target of said mischief (shocking😑)
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Two men refused to walk with world leaders & then arrived late to the Arc de Triomphe to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day: Trump & Putin

A thumbs up, the flash of smiles & a pat on the back deserve a #Resistance Music Break on #ArmisticeDay100

🎼🎶🎙🇺🇸

Listen
A telling image of Trump as history & the world watch

#ArmisticeDay100

Yes. Trump is Putin's puppet. It's extremely disconcerting.
Putin has Trump under his thumb.

Are Trump's tariffs a way to bring us to our knees? The huge debt Trump is running up? The international disgust at how we treat asylum seekers? The attacks on our allies?

Is Trump destroying us on Putin's whim?

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Tip: if you're gonna join a cult try to find 1 where the leader knows how to close an umbrella.

Guess that's why Trump can't visit an American Cemetery in France today.

It's raining and like healthcare ... umbrellas are too complicated for Trump

Raining on Trump in France

Didn't it rain, children?
Talk 'bout rain, oh, my Lord
Didn't it, didn't it, didn't it, oh, my Lord? Didn't it rain?

Let's make it rain resistance love, joy & persistence for better days

#Resistance Music Break w Sister 🎼🎙🎸
Made me break out my stanky leg jam this #SaturdayMorning

The real Soul Train ...

#Resistance Dance Break!

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'Protests need 3 things...'

@Sultanknish (full text below) Enjoy this? RT it!
frontpagemag.com/point/271900/p…
'1. Impact

2. Visibility

3. An Achievable Goal'
'Now a lot of the #Resistance protests fail 3 badly.

And 1 is mixed.

But the pro-Mueller protests fail even at 2.'
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Look For Democrats To Blow Their Meager Success By Being Jerks townhall.com/columnists/kur…
...There wasn't a blue wave or a red wave; instead, there was just kind of a puke green splash. The Dems took the House by a pretty small margin, beginning at least 2 years of a divided Congress. And they’ll almost certainly screw it up because they are dumb, crazy, and bad.
Remember, we have the other half of Congress and the presidency and the courts too, so our agenda is not totally stalled. If you are going to lose anything, lose the House. It’s the Maroon 5 of our governmental institutions – always there, but no one really likes it.
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A thread on basic neighborhood defense once fascist flyers appear. This applies primarily to urban and dense suburban neighborhoods. Ex-urbs are less likely to be targeted (not dense enough) & sprawl urban tend to lack public gathering places like parks.

#Practical #Resistance
I wish I had better strategies than report, talk to surrounding businesses, go in groups, communicate, & report unknown white dudes. Clean up flyerrs; DON’T trash them: keep so when you do report lurkers in costume, you can hand the flyers over as evidence of their intent.

1/7
Get the people who use that park talking to each other. Get them crossing class & race lines, so white parents know they need to use their privilege to protect & so everyone knows that the neighborhood itself has each other’s backs.

Know that some white women aren’t allies.
2/7
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'CNN made the perfect foil for President Trump because it's so ideologically vacuous.

And the most vacuous figure is Jim Acosta.'

@Sultanknish (full text below) Enjoy this? RT it!
frontpagemag.com/point/271886/y…
'Now Jimmy got suspended from being able to posture in front of the camera by shouting at President Trump.'
'It's a win, win.'
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I'm happy to address the substance of this or any of your wackadoo claims. Maggie's mom works for one of the world's largest PR firms. A job she took after being a journalist when she had kids, in part, I assume, b/c the choices for her generation were less elastic than for mine
But @LouiseMensch, why don't we address your conflicts of interest. You position yourself as some kind of #resistance figure, but your history would indicate extreme skepticism of those claims, at best.
You're no stranger to PR work. That's what you've made your money at, when not dabbling in conspiracy theories, right and left. Griters gonna grift.
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SO IMAGINE THIS.....
You've battled cancer 3x. U worked for 35 yrs to get a house, car, a nice savings. Sure u have great insurance, but still worked hard to keep up w/healthcare costs. Paid off 85K of medical debt. Yea, right? U did everything right. U owned ur own business'
Paid double in premiums to SSI (Insurance program for self employed = SSD) than ur hubby did in his contributions to his SSD fund. Worked side jobs & pd into SSD. Then u get sick due to complications of chemo. U spend 6 1/2 YRS fighting 4 ur life. Living in extreme pain everyday.
42 surgeries. U win ur battle, but u will forever live in pain & need surgeries every 3 or 4 yrs. Then u find out ur losing EVERYTHING. UR home, cars, savings, ur pets (because u can't find a place that wants u let alone pets!). U embark on 3 1/2 yr battle to get declared legally
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Resistance Dance Break thread!

At 1st we were afraid. We were petrified.

Then we grew strong & we learned how to VOTE!

That's how we will survive!

#VoteBlue

Resistance dance break ... The one and only Shirley Ellis sings The Nitty Gritty 1963

Let's get down to Votin! And ...

#VoteDem

And here she is: SHIRLEY ELLIS! Gettin down to the real Nitty Gritty in 1963 on American Bandstand w/ Dick Clark

#Resistance Dance Break while we knock doors & phone bank for votes

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#Resistance, never has there been a movement like ours, and at no other place or time could it have come into being.

You know Trump is terrified of us, right?

As we near midterms, tempers are flaring and old alliances are being broken. Let’s talk about self-preservation. (1)
Collectively, we’ve been worn, torn, tested, loved on, stabbed in the back, betrayed, saved, built up, devastated, and led to believe it all had a greater purpose.

Maybe it does.

But through it all, we have never been destroyed. We fight on. We endure.

We are resilient. (2)
The only force that can dispel this pitch darkness is the light we give one another.

When someone is shattered, we rally around them, picking up the pieces. And my joy is yours to share.

While our network is not perfect, we have become fairly symbiotic within our circles. (3)
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📢#RETWEET 📢
You Agree 🇺🇸 Needs #VoterID for U.S. CITIZENS & stop Democrats from committing #VoterFraud

We Believe Only American Citizens Should Vote In American Elections

Democrats Need "Foreign Interference" From Illegals & Dead People get elected

📢#RETWEET 📢
#BREAKING
News Analysis 🔎 | "Following the elections, @POTUS Trump called for investigation of #VoterFraud. His call was met with massive #Resistance"

Do we Need #VoterID's ?
#MAGA
#ThursdayMotivation
#ThursdayThoughts
Read Details ➡ theepochtimes.com/is-voter-fraud…
📢#RETWEET To breakthrough Twitter CENSORSHIP📢
Media will Lie to Public like they did against @realDonaldTrump in
2016 Election polls

The United States of America Midterms #Election2018
Is #JOBSNOTMOBS

VOTE REPUBLICAN! #MAGA
#WalkAway from #VoterFraud
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LONG THREAD:

Here are 653 violent attacks by leftists on Republicans.

Yes, I'm going to Tweet them all, so grab some popcorn.
1) October 21, 2018: Obama’s former deputy secretary of state, Philippe Reines says harassment of McConnell and his wife “is fine”

2) October 20, 2018: Angry Leftists Harass McConnell, Wife at Restaurant: ‘Why Don’t You Get Out of Here?’
3) October 19, 2018: New York Man Charged With Threatening Two Senators Over Kavanaugh Support

4) October 18, 2018: Dem operative for Soros-funded group arrested for ‘battery’ against Nevada GOP candidate’s campaign manager
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We've itemized a list of EVERY time an #UnHingedDem has attacked a normie conservative. Would you like that list? I think its up near 700 instances in the last 19 months. Shall we play your game? #REDWAVE #VOTERED #SPIN #SCIENTOLOGY #BULLYTACTICS #NOSHAME #SUPPORTTRUMP #POTUS
July 7, 2018: New York Times editorial calls for Dems to “take a page from The Godfather” to “go to the mattresses” to stop Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
July 6, 2018: CNN analyst justifies violence against Trump supporters
July 6, 2018: Long Island Man Threatened to Kill Supporters of Republican Congressman, Trump: Police
July 6, 2018: Florida man attacked over Trump flag in yard.
July 6, 2018: Woman threatens to stab Alan Dershowitz in heart.
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This is a thread on how to approach infighting and criticism within the #Resistance.
The reality is that we know that the resistance has been and will be infiltrated by literal paid Russian trolls. Whether they have succeeded in running any current high visibility accounts remains an open question.
The reality is also that everyone in the resistance brings their own personalities and faults to the ballgame. Some people have personalities so toxic to our efforts that I won't relate to them. If they aren't paid trolls, they might as well be.
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How do you solve a problem like @Politico? Who, in tandem with its MSM cohorts from both old & new media, continue to engage in misogynistic propaganda intended to bend the narrative arc where they wish?

1/

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hillary? politi.co/2Aii1mE
REALLY?

We're here again?

Damn! It never happens that just before something major like, say important midterm elections for instance, that some media outlet will publish a piece about how awful @HillaryClinton is and much we @TheDemocrats hate her and wish she'd go away.

2/
And I've never written a thread about how toxic and onvious that bullshit is and I've never had a bunch of bunny rabbit dumbasse fill my comments with sage pieces of advice about "moving on" and focusing on what matters."

No, this shit never happens.

3/
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Liberalism’s Death Rattle bit.ly/2R1wwk7
"But it was CNN, which since Donald Trump’s election has become a kind of journalistic urinal for left-wing provocateurs of all stripes and acuity, that wallowed most often and most deeply in the mud of this affair."
Take @BrianStelter, the journalistic runt of CNN’s litter. It was Stelter who told Avenatti “one reason why I’m taking you seriously as a (presidential) contender is because of your presence on cable news.”
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Five minutes! I'm gonna try to live tweet the rally since I haven't done one for a while.

I'M SO READY!
Ok he actually started on time!

19 days until midterms!

Comes out strong for Matt Rosendale and the 2nd amendment 👍
Recounting election night already lol

I love him

Never gets old
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1) is it really right wing rhetoric and conspiracy theory to call the leftist mob in the streets Communists?

lets take a look
2) i wasnt a partisan in 2016 and had not watched television for 2 1/2 years by the time the election was going on. scanning headlines was the only news i received. if you know what to look for thats enough
3) when i first heard about the trump protests i was almost indifferent to #trump (that changed), but i didn't think it was random organic activism

99% of protesters are the lowest common denominator. and LCD's need to be shepherded. i wanted to identify the shepherds/sponsors
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