Again, this is reactionary organizing. They are always on the defense, they need to be on the offense.

The big tent only exists because they’re constantly trying to appeal to people who are only a fraction on the fence about the GOP, and because of this, they run the risk of
Losing ground with progressives who are already not that enthused about having to vote Democrat every election.

That is the greater threat than possibly losing moderates.

They’re always compromising, and constituents see that as their greatest weakness. The “big tent” isn’t
Working and is actually shifting the party further right than before which is why people like Tim Scott and Joe Manchin keep getting elected.

They need to develop and invest in actual policy ideas and not move the needle to a compromise every time the GOP says “boo.”
Dems organize midterm by midterm, they need to think generationally.

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3 May
In summation:

1. Dems’ constant ceding of ground on keystone policies while simultaneously telling constituents “what we need” strikes voters as disingenuous and performative.

2. “Blue” states are no less authoritarian and for the communities harmed, there is no difference
Which means those constituents won’t see any point in investing in Dems.

3. Dems greatest threat isn’t the GOP but the feeling of the futility of voting.

4. Dems organize midterm to midterm and via reaction. They are not seen as proactive or long planning which forces them
To position themselves as more “moderate” every time. Joe Manchin and Tim Scott are problems of their own making because of this. They wouldn’t have a “big tent” if they were cohesive.
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2 May
It’s not an impossible policy idea. For more than a decade, democrats have been preaching that we need universal healthcare and the pandemic has tee’d it up for them at immeasurable human cost, but they’re more concerned with the fallacy of promoting bipartisanship than
Empowering grassroots organizers.

Not only that, but they’re constantly silencing and undermining more progressive Dems in the hopes of not alienating moderates. (Who, for some reason have found the middle between life and death for marginalized people that they’re comfortable

I am well aware that an executive action would not be the right path because it would be overturned by the next administration change and that the filibuster quashes any bill.

But given that they do not have a cohesive comms/outreach strategy, not all Dems are onboard
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24 Apr
Here she is, I mean, if you want just some of the extent of this since she wants to play victim.
Apologies for the lack of alt text: here is a summary of what she says.

-Being visibly disabled is the same as being black (I’m visibly disabled AND Black.)

-thinks people saying that white disabled people can’t be oppressed like Black people (ignoring black disabled people

-thinks people are playing “gate keepers” for saying that they don’t get to claim black oppression as a comparison (again ignoring black disabled people exist)

-has a brown mama (who in later comments gets blacker and blacker as the comments come in to justify her anti
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Oh also, Texans, if you you feel as though you’re going to fall, you have a split second to decide what your body is going to do.

For liability reasons I cannot endorse you trying this at home, but this is what I was taught to do in physical therapy since childhood:
In the millisecond I need to make a choice, I go limp on the SIDE on which i want to fall. If I feel myself going directly forwards or backwards I attempt to use that energy to position myself so I land on the soft part of my side to protect my head. Being limp is also key.
Once on the ground, and I know this sounds ridiculous, I take a mental inventory of my body position. If my body is laying in a way that I’ve ever been known to lay down voluntarily, it means I’ve either sprained or injured something and I need to stay still and call help.
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17 Feb
If you take nothing else from me, understand ableism and disability stereotypes affect everyone regardless of diagnosis or lack thereof. Let the 2020s at least teach you that. #TexasBlackout #texas
Here is a thread of tips for disabled people trying to survive snow and ice:
@Tinu is a Black disability advocate trying to survive this cold and sheltering in a hotel with her family, you can help with the cost here:
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So is no one going to talk about how Madison Cawthorne was instrumental in stoking insurrection or are nondisabled people unfamiliar with white supremacy in the disability community?

For all that talk about calling racism a disability you don’t seem to want to deal with it...
Disabled BIPOC have been raising the alarm on this for years but people fail to listen. White supremacy is a part of the disability community no matter how much you want to brush these things aside.

The fact is that any POC with a disability on this app has been met with as
Much racism from disabled peers as anyone else.

Do you think the who’re woman stabbing people at target from her wheelchair during the BLM protests was an isolated incident?

We have been trying to sound the alarm for years but because you’re used to treating disabled people
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