This. 👇 We Dems are doing exactly what the GOP did in 2016 & look where that got them.
Now, we have the benefit of hindsight. We need to unite behind a single candidate who can win the purple/red districts & carry the African American/ Latino/working class/suburban mom votes.
It won't do us any good to win the presidency yet lose the House & fail to flip the Senate bc we all know now what a d*ck McConnell is.
He does the Koch's bidding.
We can't risk 4+ yrs of Trump, the statehouses, & judicial appts that will haunt us for the next 40 yrs. 👻
I like Bernie, Warren, Pete, & Amy. I admire Bloomberg's work w/Moms Demand & Everytown but I truly believe that only @JoeBiden can turn out the Obama coalition + the 'Never-Trumpers' who helped us retake the House in 2016.
In the 41 seats we flipped, Biden helped w/all of them.
Extreme polarization in politics & life in general, a sense of community is what's needed.
The seemingly never ending scandals of the Catholic church, the fleecing by Megachurches, & attacks on Temples + Mosques contribute to our current climate of hate & institutional mistrust.
If ANY religion behaves like a business perhaps they should be taxed like a business.
I was born & raised Catholic, am an atty, & I love, no, I revere our Constitution.
Our 1st Amendment was written in part, as a remedy to the (perceived or true) digressions of est. religions.
The behavior, in this case, of the Catholic church would've horrified our founders.
Scientology, which is an alleged de facto cult, forbidding ppl to leave, using ppl as slaves, & ignoring reports of it's own sexual assault problems, IMO, shouldn't be allowed to so act TAX FREE!
Please make it stop!!! The only thing Trump cares about re: ppl who happen to be Jewish is their votes. 😏
He associates himself with white supremacists & models himself after Hitler (well reported he kept a copy of "Mein Kampf",1925 at his bedside), so miss me w/this bs! 😡
Anything someone does to combat Anti-Semitism is a GOOD thing; it's always admirable to fight discrimination/hate speech.
But to say that's why the "Leftists" hate Trump is an old trope used by the right for decades!
1st of all, we on the left don't hate Trump: we DESPISE him.
We on the Left, (using the Royal WE 👑), DESPISE Trump & the GOP w/the white hot hatred of 1000 suns🌞🔥 bc: 1) He/GOP are committing Crimes Against Humanity at the border. 2) They want to destroy the #ACA w/NO plans to REPLACE it! 3) They want to gut SS/Medicare/Medicaid/#SNAP.
I am so tired of the far right Corporate "Evangelicals" pretending they're following the bible.
How about following Jesus' teachings:
The Golden Rule
Jesus healed the sick, welcomed strangers, & fed the poor. #WWJD?
He wouldn't elect GOP who cage children.
The media seems fascinated by the fact that @JoeBiden carries a rosary in his pocket, that @SpeakerPelosi is a practicing Catholic as well who honestly prays for our country, & @PeteButtigieg talking openly about his faith.
The Dems are actually living the teachings of Jesus.
@JoeBiden@SpeakerPelosi@PeteButtigieg Atheists also live by the Golden rule. They do good for good's sake.
The Christian Left believes that it's more important to LIVE their faith, rather than simply paying lip service to it.
The Dems don't use the bible as a prop to get elected; the Dems simply do the right thing.
Please help! I have a brain tumor/IIH & such severe intestinal damage that I can't DIGEST food w/out enteral food RX @$198/mo, even w/pharma discount.
My now 78-year-old mom is my caregiver.
We get $72/mo for food + trying to save home. 😭 #Lyme#IBD#help
In 2011, I was bitten by a tick. I wasn't treated for 11 mos, despite traveling to the MAYO clinic (which I still owe $9000!)
I contracted E. Chaffeensis, Rickettsia, & #Lyme.
By then, the bacteria had invaded spinal cord & brain. I've had 8 spinal taps to alleviate the pain. 😪
During 1 of my many hospitalizations, I caught Vanc-resistant C. Difficile. I fought it for 3.5 yrs but had to have 2 FM transplants to save my intestines & life.
Now, bc of the damage to my intestines, I can't digest/ absorb food w/out RX
@ $198/mo, even w/a manuf. discount. 💔
Many of you know our situation 👇 but today my mom had to use her Target card🎯,(over it's limit), to get a cash advance of $90 to pay for HER meds.
She's on 4 diff.high BP meds.
She's already cut her meds in 1/2 to save $. 😭
McConnell: sign the bill lowering drug costs!!!
My mom is now 78-year-old yrs old.
She's an RN who worked until she was 75.
She had to quit bc my health continues to decline.
B4 the #ACA, we went through our life savings on my #Healthcare.
We even went to the MAYO clinic (I still owe $9000)
No one should go bankrupt bc health
I was a practicing atty when I was bitten by a #tick.
I worked as a defense atty & then w/abused women & children.
Despite a severe rash, meningitis, & flaccid paralysis, I wasn't treated for 11 mos.
By then, the E. Chaffeensis, Rickettsia, & #Lyme was in my spinal cord & brain.
A Twitter friend of ours sent us some gluten free food about 2 yrs ago.
My now 78-year-old mom & I get $72/mo for food.
A thread explaining my medical situation.
Charles Gaba & Topher Spiro have written articles about us. We are legit.
I have a brain tumor/IIH & such severe intestinal damage that we need $198/mo for the RX that allows me to DIGEST food. 💔
For those of you that follow me, my friends I consider family, I haven't been on today bc I had a bad fall.
It was in the bathroom & I hit the tub & toilet.
Mom was at the grocery bc we got our $72/mo SNAP.
I lied there for an hr bc I couldn't get up. (Like those comm.)
As many of you know, I already have ruptured discs, congenital disorder which is where your spinal cords doesn't have enough space in your sheath, a syrinx, & multiple bulging discs, osteophytes, etc...
I just really whacked my back.
Mom is w/me now. She's an RN.
Thx RTing Gfm 💕
Thank you all for RTing my Mom's medical Gofundme.
It's my pinned Tweet.
It's also Mom's pinned Tweet @DemForLife3. 🙏 (((hug)))
I have a brain tumor/IIH & such severe intestinal damage that I can't digest food w/out enteral food RX.
It's $198/mo even w/a pharma scholarship.
My now 77-year-old mom is my caregiver & she can't afford it.
We get $64/mo for food + trying to save home. Please help!
In 2011, I was bitten by a tick. I contracted E. Chaffeensis, Rickettsia, & Lyme. I wasn't treated for 11 mos. The bacteria went to my spinal cord/brain.
Please help us 💔 #Lyme#IBD#Fibromyalgia#Spoonies
During 1 of my numerous hospitalizations, I caught Vanc-resistant C. Difficile for 3.5 yrs & had to have 2 FM transplants.
I can't digest/ absorb food w/out EnteraGam.
It's norm. $1600/mo but I get a pharma discount, making it $198/mo. My 77-year-old mom still can't afford it.
I was bitten by a #tick in 2011 & it's turned my worle upside down!
I was a practicing trial atty & am now on a walker.
I contracted E. Chaffeensis, Rickettsia of unknown et., & #Lyme.
I wasn't treated for 11 mos. By then, the tick bacteria had invaded my spinal fluid/brain.
Please help us! 😭
Can't afford next mos.' RX @$198/mo necessary to digest/absorb food.
My now 77-year-old Mom is my caregiver. We get $64/mo for food (long gone) + trying to save home. #Lyme#SaveOurCare #Fibromyalgia #IBD
Even $5 or $10 will help + RTs are free. 🙏
I was bitten by a #tick in 2011 & it utterly destroyed my life.
I contracted E. Chaffeensis, Rickettsia, & what was later found to be #Lyme.
I wasn't treated for 11 mos. By then, the bacteria had invaded my spinal cord + brain. #LymeDisease#healthcare#tick#foodstamps
I was a practicing trial atty when I was bitten by a tick. I contracted E. Chaffeensis, Rickettsia, & what was later determined to be #Lyme.
I also contacted Coxsackie B4 virus-a cousin of polio. I wasn't treated for 11 mos. I have lost most use of my left side (I'm left- handed)
@TheTrueAmerica5 I follow you but you have NO IDEA about the systematic dismantling of our states' rural school systems. I'm lucky bc I'm in Louisville: the largest city in Ky & blue as blue can be. Justice Brandeis & his wife are buried under the portico of my law scool + we have all his papers.
@TheTrueAmerica5 The second largest city, Lexington-fayette is also true blue & both Louisville & Lexington-fayette pay ALL their taxes toward the ENTIRE state!
This explains your numbers btw: two cities CANNOT sustain an entire state. Please! You'll drive away allies w/discriminatory language.
@TheTrueAmerica5 For example: you won't find a more progressive MOC than Rep. John Yarmuth @RepJohnYarmuth.
I wish he would run for the presidency.
He is helping me w/my disability case.
Your rhetoric is divisive. Please just stop.
Ppl in Ky are just doing their best.
#My1stExperienceWithAnxiety was on a trip back from King's Island when I was 3 yrs old.
I was in the back of a station wagon w/my 11 yr old uncle. My 9 yr old brother was in the seats in front.
My uncle molested me & I was too afraid to do anything but pretend to be asleep.
I told everyone when we got to the house.
I said, innocently, like only a child can, "Guess what Uncle Donald did to me on the way home?" in front of his parents & mine.
My 3 yr old self: (Did I do something wrong?)
My grandmother didn't seem to grasp the reality of the situation. Maybe she didn't believe me. 💔
My parents packed immediately & prepared to leave Cincinnati, along with my innocence.
My grandmother told me I had 'UPSET' Uncle Donald & told me he had something to say to me...
I waa bitten by a tick in 2011 & not treated for 11 mos.
Went to the Mayo Clinic-found Coxsackie B4 virus (a cousin of polio) which left me w/out most use of L side (L handed 😪).
I caught Vanc-resistant C. Difficile, had 2 FM transplants & need RX @$198/mo just to digest food.
Drs back in Louisville eventually discovered tick bacteria (E. Chaffeensis, Rickettsia of unknown etiology, & #Lyme-Dxd 1 yr later). All went to spinal fluid & brain.
Have had 8 spinal taps. 3.5 yr C. Diff/2 FM transplants left me unable to digest food w/out enteral RX @$198/mo.
B4 I was bitten by a tick in 2011, I was a practicing trial atty.
I must now use a walker & my 77-year-old mom is my caregiver. She helps me bathe/dress & is my driver.
She can't afford the @$198/mo I need to digest food. We get $15/mo -foodstamps
*$198/mo RX* EnteraGam
It's normally $1600/mo but I get a pharmaceutical scholarship from the manufacturer.
I normally have 2-3 Dr appts/wk. I was just in the hospital AGAIN last month: approx. 8th time, excluding ER visits.
I can't eat w/out this RX.
Please help us 💔 😭 #Lyme
Trying my best to stay upbeat, positive, & RESIST!
I make 5 calls to my MOC every day & use @resistbot.
I can't participate as fully as I would like but I am doing my best.
Please read our story above or on my & my mom's (@DemForLife3) pinned Tweets.
Plz put in any RT rooms. 💔
@chillibeanboy I am torn between Warren, Harris, Biden, Buttegieg.
Biden: Experience/ Foreign policy chops (relationship with every world leader)/COMPASSION
Buttegieg: Intelligence/Spirituality/ Representation
I can't decide this early-after the 1st Debate, the choices will narrow bc it will separate the wheat from the chaff.
As awesome as the field is, each one has their own baggage.
The ones who "hang a lantern on their issues "will prevail. #VoteBlueNoMatterWho is nominee
@chillibeanboy Trump/GOP obviously see Biden, Warren, & Buttegieg as the biggest threats based on his Tweets & attacks.
Watch what they DO, not what they SAY.
We must run on Healthcare, Wages/Inequality, Foreig Gun Safety, & Climate Change
I just found out that I will be getting $514/mo for SSI but that has to go towards our home & bills/food.
I still need help w/$198/mo RX.
Also received notice that foodstamps will be CUT to $15/MONTH! 😭
Who could possibly eat on 50 cents a day or survive on $17.13/day?