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Love God and Human Life at all stages, Pro-life. Anti-racist. Fact Checker. List Maker. Unless it aligns with God’s Word or data, don’t believe it. #TrumpLost
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Mar 29 18 tweets 3 min read
Today is the day that we commemorate the day on which Jesus the Christ, God the Son, who took on human flesh and lived a perfect human life, willingly died in our place and took the ultimate punishment for our sins.

And then this happened. “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.

At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
Mar 7 10 tweets 2 min read
I don’t get how some people feel as devoted to their political party as we’re supposed to about more important things.

You divorced your wife.
Stopped speaking to your dad.
Cut off your best friend.

But you just can’t bring yourself to cast one vote for the other party! I understand a little bit - far less than the struggle that some of my friends have had or are having.

I’m pro-life and though I always had a problem with Trump, I also had an issue with Democrats. Would not vote for them for any office.

And then came two years of Trump.
Mar 6 10 tweets 4 min read
Joe Biden has a long list of accomplishments in office and I'm going to spend some time comparing his versus the other recent presidents. Because that's a hobby of mine.

But you also have to take a look at what he inherited. Versus what Trump inherited. Very different. Image Of all the Presidential terms that began during the last 30 years, Biden started his term with the second shortest time since the last recession (Obama inherited one).

And Trump started his with the second longest time since the last recession. A relative cakewalk. Good times. Image
Feb 24 9 tweets 2 min read
All of us, no matter what color we are or where our ancestors came from, are biological brothers and sisters. We all ultimately came from a common set of parents. And most of us want to get along with each other.

But you know who doesn’t want us to get along? There are some hard core racists out there as well as some softer core racists. But they’re not the reason why we seem to be sliding backwards in a lot of ways. There have always been people like that. They just sometimes have been quieter than they are now.
Feb 18 9 tweets 2 min read
There are a lot of Republicans and conservatives who have huge problems with Donald Trump and his immorality, his criminal behavior, his love of dictators like Putin and Kim Jong Un and his disrespect of our military.

Many don’t want him to be POTUS again.

But … As much as they say they don’t want him and even are repulsed by him, many are not willing to do the one thing that would definitely keep Donald Trump from being President again.

Which is voting for Joe Biden.

It’s not that deep.
Feb 10 6 tweets 2 min read
Because Trump does so many bad things that nobody can remember them all, allowing people to forget about them and summarize everything he does as "mean tweets," here's an updated list of some of the things he did in just the last 15 months. Image Image
Feb 3 10 tweets 2 min read
The Race Grifter Market:

Not everybody who says very racist things actually believes them. Many do. But there are also quite a few, both now and over the course of history, who say it to get money and get votes. Racism sells. Always has. George Wallace, most famous for his “Segregation Now, Segregation Forever!” speech, was actually known to be very polite and respectful to NAACP lawyers in Alabama in the late 1950s. He was considered a moderate on racial issues.

And then he lost an election.
Jan 18 7 tweets 2 min read
A simple question to the many (mostly) Republican politicians who struggle to speak honestly about the ugly parts of American history or try to rewrite it:

My great-great grandad was enslaved.
My great-granddad was disenfranchised.

… My granddad and dad were made to go to segregated schools.

My dad, by company policy, wasn’t paid as much as his white colleagues and could only pick his shifts and vacations after they picked theirs first.

If I know the history of America and love it anyway, why can’t you?
Jan 2 4 tweets 2 min read
In the last 75 years, 6 of the 8 Democratic Presidential terms ended with a U.S. Unemployment rate LOWER than it had been on Inauguration Day.

And 8 of the 10 Republican Presidential terms ended with a U.S unemployment rate HIGHER than it had been on Inauguration Day. Image And since the end of the Great Depression, only 3 of the 11 Democratic Presidential terms had a U.S. economic recession begin during the four-year term.

But 9 of the 10 Republican Presidential terms had a U.S. economic recession begin during the four-year term. Image
Dec 21, 2023 11 tweets 4 min read
Look, guys, I understand people saying that voters should decide Trump’s future instead of him being kept off the ballot. I’d prefer that too, honestly. Less chaos and drama.

BUT …

This is what the U.S. Constitution says. Does what it says matter? Or not? Image It says that anyone who has taken an oath of office in one of the following roles:

- A Member of Congress
- An Officer of the United States
- A Member of any State Legislature
- An Executive of Judicial Officer of any State Image
Nov 23, 2023 14 tweets 4 min read
The most racist President in the history of America was Woodrow Wilson. He set Civil Rights in America back decades and his tenure coincided with the resurgence of the Klan.

And he got elected because of two things:
1) A major third party candidate.
2) Support from black voters. Image Woodrow Wilson was elected President, as a Democrat, in 1912, at a time when almost all segregationists were Democrats. Later in the twentieth century, a number of them slowly began to migrate to the GOP.

At the time, most blacks who could vote voted for Republicans.
Nov 18, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
Every time the MAGA leaders try to get us to focus on something, we need to ask ourselves what it is that they want us to not focus on. What is the reason for the distraction? The distraction which too many of us and too many in the media constantly fall for.
#J6Footage They do want people to talk about and argue about a minuscule amount of footage from January 6th.

They don’t want people to talk about the fact that one of their own members just admitted publicly that they have no accomplishments.
Oct 4, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
January - McCarthy removes Schiff and Swalwell from committee assignments for no reason.

February - McCarthy removes Omar from a committee assignment.

June - McCarthy allows censure of Adam Schiff for no reason.

September - Republicans wonder why Democrats don’t help him. March - McCarthy begins occasionally letting Marjorie Taylor-Greene, who was herself stripped of committee assignments for past threatening statements about Pelosi, have the honor of holding the gavel.

politicalwire.com/2023/03/08/mcc…
Sep 3, 2023 12 tweets 5 min read
Only 12 states have been closely decided (within 5 points) in the last 2 Presidential elections.

Donald Trump's party has lost a lot of ground in statewide elected offices, the ones that can't be gerrymandered, when you compare Election Night 2016 with today. Image In 5 of these 12 swing states, Republicans have lost at least one U.S. Senate seat since 2016 (AZ, CO, GA, NV and PA). Democrats have only lost 1 Senate seat in one of them (FL). Image
Aug 24, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
There are sadly many Christians who believe and repeat the lie that the election of 2020 was “stolen.” Despite no evidence supporting that claim and a mountain of evidence contradicting it.

I wish they had some idea how much that nonsense hurts the credibility of the Church. If you’re a Christian who places your credibility on a claim that two plus two does not equal four, why would people listen to you try to explain that God took on human flesh, lived a perfect human life, died in our place and then rose from the dead?
Aug 23, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
4,999,960 U.S. Citizens voted in the U.S. Presidential Election in Georgia in 2020.

Georgia has 16 electoral votes. Every elector represented the votes of 312,498 citizens in Georgia who voted.

Enough Georgians to fill Ben Hill Griffin stadium more than three and a half times. Image A narrow plurality of those 4,999,960 Georgians voted for Joe Biden over Donald Trump.

Whoever wins the most votes, even by one vote, is entitled to all of the state’s 16 electors in the Electoral College.

The electors represent the collective decision of the people who voted.


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Aug 19, 2023 20 tweets 7 min read
Here are some important differences between Trump's loss in 2020 and his behavior afterward and that of Al Gore, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Stacey Abrams in 2000, 2004, 2016 and 2018.

Trump is the only person in US history to try to overturn a Presidential election by force Image Only Trump continued to take action to overturn the election he lost after all legal measures were exhausted.

Or tried to threaten or otherwise pressure officials to help him overturn it.

Or attempt fraud through fake electors impersonating electors pledged to his opponent. Image
Aug 14, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
At the end of the day, I’m not mad at regular Trump supporters. I view them mostly as people who got conned and radicalized by one of the most successful con men in world history.

At some point our country is going to have to reconcile. We can’t just be at odds forever.

BUT … I’m furious at the people who have been lying to them, further radicalizing them and continuing to deceive them.

The “news” hosts and “journalists” who knowingly spread Trump’s lies. The politicians who lie for him. And the folks who know better but are too cowardly to speak up
Aug 13, 2023 18 tweets 6 min read
Donald Trump narrowly won the states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in 2016. The latter three were states which a Republican hadn't won in decades.

In 2020, he narrowly lost them all.

His supporters are convinced they were "stolen."

Let's look ... Image Let's take a look at the other bad things that have happened to Trump's party in these states since he won them narrowly in 2016 through the time he narrowly lost them in 2020 and through the most recent midterm elections.

Not generally a pretty picture for Trump's party. Image
Aug 10, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
A major talking point from Trump and his propagandists is that he is being prosecuted not because he committed crimes but to prevent him from winning election.

He certainly could potentially win. But there is a problem with that theory when you look at GOP losses since 2016. Image Some Republicans who are competing against Trump have started making the argument that he's a loser.

But saying that is one thing. Looking at the numbers is another. Mama Mia! Republicans have lost ground in almost every category of elected office since 2016. The Trump era. Image
Aug 2, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Here is what Donald Trump tried to do, illustrated. And why he got indicted for January 6th. Image But of course the election isn't just about numbers. Those numbers are people. American citizens. American citizens who took the time and energy to go vote in the middle of a pandemic.

And Trump tried to throw their votes away. Image