Just for the sake of our historical memory: it was Black women who pressed for a Black woman VP. It was Black women like @staceyabrams and @MsLaToshaBrown who built a voter movement that delivered @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris to victory. Media should not be erasing Black women.
No, Black women don’t have the numbers to elect Biden and Harris alone, and lots of groups, organizations and interest groups banded together and voted, but from day one, the energy and the movement to accomplish the defeat of @realDonaldTrump was fueled & driven by Black women.
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22 Nov
Watching Journey of an African Colony on @netflix and whew... quite a reminder that even as their cousins were wiping out the indigenous and enslaving Africans in the Americas, European empires were carving up Africa and trading the unstolen African indigenous like playing cards.
This quote from one of the co-conspirators from 1890 is something else... Image
For context, around the time of that quote, the descendants of the stolen Africans in the U.S. were battling domestic terrorism designed to roll back the Civil War, Plessy vs Ferguson established Jim Crow, and the “new immigrants” were engaged in labor strikes in American cities. Image
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21 Nov
A really important point by @emptywheel is that Trump apologists are using the fact that people noticed, probed and objected to the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 election and Trump’s ongoing furtherance of Putin’s agenda as an excuse for why he needn’t accept Biden’s win.
They ignore the fact that despite these core challenges to Trump’s legitimacy, he was immediately accepted by the Democratic Party — whose candidate won 3 million more votes — as president. It’s no one’s fault but Trump’s that he got himself impeached.
Trump got impeached because he has a penchant for criminal, corrupt, thuggish behavior ... which is also why 80 million wise voters said “Hell no” to collapsing our democracy with four more years of mass death, cruelty, racism, planet and alliance destruction and autocracy.
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21 Nov
The baseline corruption of the two Republican Georgia Senators makes the fact that it's even a close race that much more shocking. But then again, people re-elected @LindseyGrahamSC and @senatemajldr McConnell and that Iowa lady who doesn't even know the price of corn.
And yet... it just boggles the mind that this stuff is just out here, and some folks are still like yeah, put them back in to prevent Biden and Harris from giving people healthcare and so Democrats don't pass a covid stimulus bill... nytimes.com/2020/11/19/us/…
You'd think virus profiteering would be bottom-line disqualifying, even in the deep south... vox.com/policy-and-pol…
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20 Nov
As tiny cracks begin to form in the Republican wall of silent obedience to Trump...
By the way, I give Republicans zero credit for simply, belatedly admitting that Trump should accept he lost the election and stop trying to destroy our democracy. That's the absolute bare minimum performance of citizenship and freaking math. And by the way, where's Mitch?
Mitt is from Utah. The scrapings of a skinned knee could get elected Senator there as long as they're Republican. He's super rich, and not in the "damn, I owe how much and the IRS knows my addy?" sense that Trump is. Trump can't touch him. That it took him this long is the story.
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19 Nov
The sickness is not just in Trump. It runs throughout the party... here’s Vice President Mike Pence downplaying the reporting of the rampant death and hospitalization rates in this country as “crying wolf...” bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
The sickness is shared... no one who even entertains Trumpism is safe from it... not even a once-legendary neurosurgeon... washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…
People on Twitter are nicknaming coronavirus the “Trump virus.” But that term could also be applied to what’s afflicting the Republican Party writ large; this craving for authoritarianism and minority rule, monarchical subservience and wild lust for conspiracy theories & gurus.
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18 Nov
It's striking that the people bellowing the loudest about masks taking away their freedom are those affluent enough to do midday shopping runs to the mall or eat out at restaurants. The selfishness, lack of concern for frontline workers and "me, me, me!" of it all is galling.
And since wearing a mask is less to keep you from GETTING covid and more to stop you SPREADING it, these people twisting "my body, my choice" into a slogan for their selfishness are in essence declaring a God-given right to sicken other people, possibly to death. That's enraging.
They are aggressively declaring their right to make you sick. Or to make exhausted doctors, nurses and orderlies tend to them at the risk of their own lives when they, through their own carelessness, get sick. That to them is true freedom. Unbloodybelievable.
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