And what regulations might these be?

*checks a timeline of regulations*

Regulations from this era include the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, and our first affirmative action regulations.

"Insane" indeed. Image
Does anyone remember the economy tanking during the time from JFK to Nixon?

(That would be 1963 until 1968 or 1974, depending on how to count "Nixon.") Image
I recommend not arguing with such people. They use the firehose of falsehoods method: throw out lots of garbage and wear people out trying correct errors.

I retweeted because I thought the "insane" comment was interesting.

The hatred of regulations is why they hate government.

As @NogodNogop pointed out, they don't hate all regulations. They love regulating abortions and what can be taught in schools.

But regulations that prevent [white] men from cheating and grabbing and polluting. Those they hate.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Teri Kanefield

Teri Kanefield Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @Teri_Kanefield

7 Oct
I think I'm going to stop for now.

Someone just told me that these reports are "meaningless unless . . . "

The truth is never meaningless.
The idea that a report is meaningless because . . . .because . .. because what? Because Trump is not in prison?

That's not how things work, people.

In fact, it sounds a bit autocratic to me.

I'm about to go on a tear . . .
I'm tired of the word "consequences" and "accountability."

Trump was removed from the White House after trying everything he could to subvert an election.

Investigations are ongoing.

If you want elected leaders who abuse their authority to be held accountable . . .
Read 5 tweets
7 Oct
Reading the Senate Report now on Trump's months-long attempts to subvert the election:…

The attempts involve repeated abuses of presidential power and violations of "longstanding policies" intended to prevent a president from weaponizing the DOJ.

Finding #1: Trump repeatedly asked DOJ leadership to endorse false claims about the election and to assist his efforts to overturn the election.

I seem to recall @RepAdamSchiff warning Congress that if Trump wasn't impeached and removed he'd keep abusing his power.

2/ Image
Finding #2: Mark Meadows similarly "violated longstanding restrictions on White House-DOJ communications about specific law enforcement matters."

Why it matters: In an autocracy, the autocrat decides who to prosecute. Independent prosecutors are a safeguard of democracy.

3/ Image
Read 5 tweets
3 Oct
Here is a foreshadowing of how the far right-wing will respond as the investigations into the January 6 Capitol attack get closer to the whole truth.

They will cast themselves as patriots and victims of government oppression. Image
Millions and millions of people will believe this.

I don't want you all discouraged when you learn that prosecution and the truth coming out will not end the threat posed by the far right-wing.

The fight will go on. See my pinned tweet.
It doesn't make sense, but it doesn't have to.
Read 4 tweets
3 Oct
Apparently Trump "plans to sue."…

Yeah, right 🥱

Not only would he lose, but such a lawsuit would likely backfire on him spectacularly.

(I first wrote about this in a Just Security piece.)

2/ It's generally accepted that the privilege is held by the sitting president, and the Biden administration already said won't assert executive privilege over this material.

(For more detail, see my Just Security article:…)
3/ So most likely his lawsuit would be thrown out on a motion to dismiss.

If the court DID consider his arguments, it would likely apply one of the exceptions and conclude that these records are not privileged.
Read 13 tweets
30 Sep
See my pinned blog post, where I discuss this.

They'll push backward. That's what reactionaries do.

A solid majority in the Senate could have solved this by allowing Congress to reform the Court.

The real problem is that the Democrats didn't pick up more Senate seats in 2020.
Biden in the White House balances this by pushing forward in other ways.

The key to the Court problem is picking up a larger majority in the Senate in 2022 and keeping the House majority.
You can't gerrymander the Senate, and the Constitution (17th Amendment) provides that Senators are picked by popular vote in each state.

Right now, we have a split Senate, which is slowing progress.

Read 6 tweets
26 Sep
The Eastman Memo

This week, I've been writing (and Tweeting) about the Eastman memo.

Here I gathered together my analysis and the questions I answered, condensed it down, and put it into a video.

(I’ll have a transcript soon on my blog.)

Scholars quoted:
Bálint Magyar

(Like a well-trained appellate lawyer, I rely on authority. 🤓
Also, that way you don't think I'm just making stuff up.)

Questions answered include ⤵️
-Why did the plot fail?

Here is the transcript as a blog post:…

Everything in the video / blog post comes from my threads and Tweets from this week, and the analysis I did for the Washington Post.

But after more ☕️ I may do a Twitter summary as well.

Read 26 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!