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12 Jan, 5 tweets, 2 min read
All pretensions of a peaceful transfer of power are gone. The only question now is if there will be a transfer of power.
What most of the coverage of Trump's coup refuses to note is Trump wouldn't call off the coup because it was working.
Trump only backed off because there seemed for a moment some possibility of some accountability for his actions -- the 25th amendment might be used.
Since then, Pence and his team have been more interested in regaining Trump's approval than protecting the republic from a madman who tried to have him killed.
Trump launched an attack that could have killed the two constitutional officers that would succeed him and almost prevented the certification of his 7 million vote loss.

If has no fear of any real accountability, he will do worse while he still can.

He always does.

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16 Aug 20
There's no good faith argument for slowing down the mail and gutting USPS' senior leadership in the middle of a pandemic and an election year.

Trump doesn't oppose vote by mail. He's voting that way from his fraudulent voting address. And encouraging other Republicans to do so.
USPS' economic and social value are undeniable and the only reason it isn't "profitable" is because Republicans created impossible pre-funding of pensions for 75 YEARS specifically to create the talking point that it isn't profitable.
This is a deliberate attempt to scare possible Democratic voters from voting by mail and to literally burn up their ballots by slowing down their delivery.

And if that doesn't work it's just a pretext for Trump and Barr to contest the election when that's not even a thing.
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8 Aug 20
We're getting so used to fascism that we just focus on the details of it.
If Obama tried any of this, Republicans would deny him lunch in the prison where they put him for extorting Ukraine for dirt on Tagg Romney.
Mitch McConnell refused a bipartisan response to Russian hacking.

He stole a Supreme Court seat.

Now he's basically dissolving Congress rather than passing a bill that would help workers in the the middle of a depression he helped make happen.
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8 Jun 20
The idea that Mitt Romney was treated any worse than any other major party nominee is a Republican connivance to justify Trump. He wouldn’t even crack the top five for mistreated Democratic nominees in the last 30 years.
Mitt Romney ran for president on the premise that his health care plan was about to destroy America.
Romney accused Obama of sympathizing with the terrorists who committed the Benghazi attacks, one of the worst dog whistles of the pre-Trump era.
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18 Dec 19
I'd like to remind you that the president of the United State has his charity shut down this month for a “shocking pattern of illegality."

And that's not even what he's being impeached for.
I'd like to remind you that we have no idea how many children the president of the United States illegally ordered to be kidnapped from their families nor how many of them still have not been returned.

And that's not even what he's being impeached for.
I'd like to remind you that the president of the United States asked his FBI Director to end an investigation into his National Security Advisor, who illegally worked as a foreign agent for another country.

And that's not even what he's being impeached for.
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23 Aug 19
STYLE GUIDE: Calling David Koch is philanthropist is like calling Nero a violin player.
He gave away a fraction of the money that should have gone to taxes and the permanent damage he did to the planet and humanity. You don't focus on the soccer fields Pablo Escobar built for the neighborhood kids.
The Kochs funded a massive assault on the first black president under the guise of caring about the deficit. They then helped deliver the Senate to a white nationalist who exploded the deficit more than any previous president. Because it's a game to avoid taxes & pollute for free
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28 Jul 19
"Throughout our history, racist language has been used to turn American against American in order to benefit the wealthy elite." - @IlhanMN…
@IlhanMN Trump's racism isn't a distraction. The division it creates is the whole point and he knows he has no chance to win without it. And it's not just Trump.

But it is worth noting what we could focus on if the right hadn't been weaponizing racism for the last 50 years
@IlhanMN If you want to understand how to take on the barely veiled racism the right has weaponized to make us the only rich country on earth without universal health care and paid leave, please get @IanHaneyLopez's essential new book MERGE LEFT.
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