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Jan 12 7 tweets 2 min read
I was riveted by the Republican chaos surrounding the vote for Speaker of the House but it didn’t last long. By the end of day two, it all felt rather shameful and demoralizing.

The mainstream media, in trying to make sense of the intra-party chaos, tried to look at the conflict through an ideological prism but that only makes sense if there’s an ideology organized around the principle of hating Kevin McCarthy.

They decided to label McCarthy and his supporters “moderate” and the approximately 20 anti-McCarthy holdouts “conservative” but unless there’s a universe in which “conservative” and “moderate” are synonyms and they both mean “treasonous,” this is patently absurd.

McCarthy is also an election denier and enabler of Donald—and the 201 Republicans who voted for him 15 times are well aware of this. So, we now live in a democracy in which 11 of the 17 House committee chairs voted to overturn the results of a free and fair election.

And we are at the mercy of a Republican House that will hold hostage programs like Social Security that are designed to keep Americans out of poverty or force the U.S. to default on its debt, triggering a global economic crisis.

These Republicans conserve nothing. They are moderate about nothing. They reserve money for causes that do nothing to help improve the lives of the vast majority of the American people.

They are seditionists. They are domestic terrorists. They are authoritarians. They are autocrats. They are fascists. They are traitors.


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Jan 11
On this week’s episode of #TheMaryTrumpShow the #NerdAvengers, we're joined by sociologist Dr. Lena Rodriguez #TarotDownUnder. So, did the Nerds get their cards read?

No—we did not (maybe next time?) BUT we did get some amazing insights into what people from other countries think about the chaos that continues to grip American politics.

/ We dive deep into the tenacity of the personality cult surrounding the Yeti (Dr. Rodriguez's sobriquet for Donald), the slide towards anti-intellectualism, and the increasing dangers presented by the perpetuation of the myth of American exceptionalism.

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Jan 7
I’ve been obsessed with the vote for Speaker of the House and find it fitting that the resolution to this debacle occurred on the 2nd anniversary of January 6th. Although it's not surprising that the party of seditionists chose as its Speaker a seditionist, it is horrifying.

It’s going to take a while to process the events of the last week, especially since the vote for speaker and the insurrection are intimately connected. And as chaotic as this week was, we will also likely look back on it as the calm before the storm.

In this light, some highlights of 2022 can be seen as potentially significant turning points that may well have implications going into the 2024 election—especially as countervailing forces against the destruction about to be unleashed in the House.

Read 10 tweets
Jan 2
At the end of every year since 2017, I’ve thought that the next year couldn’t possibly be worse. Obviously, after the 2016 election, we knew with crushing certainty that 2017 was going to be terrible.

By the time the 2020 election rolled around, it felt like we were living through the end of history. “May you live in interesting times,” so goes the apocryphal saying. I so desperately wanted to be bored.

At end of 2020, the situation in this country had improved—Biden won the 2020 election and a COVID vaccine was just around the corner after all. We could reasonably expect 2021 would at least not be as bad as its predecessors. Couldn't we?

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Dec 29, 2022
On Christmas Eve, in the middle of an arctic cold snap, 110 migrants, who were bused from Texas on Gov. Greg Abbot's orders, got dropped off in front of VP Kamala Harris’ residence after a 2-day bus ride. It was dark. It was 18 degrees.

Protean in his repulsiveness, Abbott seems only to care about scoring points and burnishing his credentials as one of the most deeply cruel governors in the country. We knew all of this before.

Yet in the 2022 mid-terms Abbot beat Beto O’Rourke, a good man and a talented politician who genuinely seems to care about his fellow Texans, by eleven points.

What is going on?

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Jul 15, 2022
Today, the Democracy Defense Fund is thrilled to endorse @FrankenforIowa for the U.S. Senate! Image
Mike spent 40 years in the military and has dedicated his life to public service. But if he’s going to defeat eight-term incumbent Chuck Grassley, he’ll need a groundswell of grassroots support. Chip in below to help him get it done 👇…
Arizona was the launching pad for my uncle’s Big Lie. Keeping it blue is crucial and that’s why Democracy Defense Fund is proud to endorse @CaptMarkKelly for the U.S. Senate. Image
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May 24, 2022
The most important races often happen down-ballot. That’s why the Democracy Defense Fund is committed to elevating Attorney General and Secretary of State candidates who will ensure our elections stay transparent and fair.
@JocelynBenson has spent her entire career making sure everyone has fair and equal access to the ballot. She’s continued that work as MI’s Secretary of State — often in the face of attacks and smears hurled by my uncle.
There is a national Republican machine dedicated to unseating her. Help Jocelyn fight back by making a grassroots contribution:
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