We've been focused on a singular goal- taking back Congress in the midterms. But this #SundayMorning we're discussing what happens when the election is over. On November 7th how will politics change?
That depends on the results of course.
Let's explore the scenarios.
(2) Let's talk worst case scenario. Let's say the Dems don't win control of the House in the midterms.
I think in the immediate aftermath, there will be challenges to the results and protests in states where voter suppression played a role. nytimes.com/2018/10/27/opi…
(3) In fact, there could be mass chaos on a wide scale simply because Americans no longer have faith in the electoral process. And that, combined with human rights abuses and rampant income inequality, is a dangerous cocktail that can lead to revolution.
This #SundayMorning we're asking how the Republican party, who seems to represent a minority of Americans, controls every branch of both national and a majority of state governments.
It's a tale of dysfunction, gerrymandering, corporate interests & anemic voter turnout
(2) Let's start with the Presidency.
In the White House, for the 2nd time in 2 decades, sits a president who didn't win the popular vote. That's thanks to a dysfunctional, partisan electoral college that no longer functions the way the founders intended.
(3) The Senate also has a GOP majority, largely because the Senate is designed to weight the interests of the 40 million in CA equally with the less than one million residents of AK. The Senate by default gives the rural minority a voice in Congress.
(3) Suffragettes were depicted as agents of chaos who wanted to destroy the country & drive it to anarchy. They were accused of wanting to turn America into a socialist state that would obliterate traditional gender roles.
(2) Cramer made national news with his hot take on Kavanaugh.
“My point was that there was no type of intercourse or anything like that...that nothing happened in terms of a sexual … event, beyond, obviously, the attack... Even if it’s all true, does it disqualify him?"
(3) Because there was no penetration, Cramer argues, there was no assault. And really, who hasn't been drunk and tried to rape a woman. Am I right? 👀
This is a guy endorsed & supported by GW Bush and Trump because of course, he is.
This #SaturdayMorning we're addressing a complaint from those who say they won't bother voting this November.
What does it matter? they think. Gerrymandering has rigged the election. I'm in a red state or a red district. My vote won't count.
Here's why it matters.
(2) The GOP has erected many barriers to voting, including voter ID laws & lax security that undermines voter confidence in elections. But perhaps their most powerful tool is voter suppression through gerrymandering.
(3) Gerrymandering is when state legislatures draw up districts in order to heavily weight conservative votes. Republican gerrymandering after the 2010 census helped win a majority of House seats for the GOP in 2012 even though they got fewer votes across congressional districts.
I want to address what some have critiqued about Dr. Ford's accusations.
Why doesn't she recall more specifics?
Some survivors say they don't believe her because she doesn't remember the same details they do about their own assaults.
Let's deal with this bullshit.
(2) My first assault happened when I was 12 years old. I remember what pajamas I was wearing. I remember what movie we were watching. I remember what beer he was drinking. I can recall specific smells and sounds and almost every nuance of that interaction seared on my brain.
(3) I was assaulted by 2 men in my best friend's house when I was 17. I remember their names of course because I went to high school with them. But I don't remember much else. Not what movie we watched. Not what I was wearing.
I hadn't been drinking, but the details are fuzzy.
This #SundayMorning we're delving into a question that's on everyone's mind these days. With only 51 days left until midterms, the forecast for Dems to take the House is looking pretty sunny.
Is it possible for Dems to take the Senate as well?
(2) First off, anything is possible. Trump wasn't favored to win the Presidency either and here we are. I guess the real question becomes is it likely for Dems to take the Senate in the upcoming midterms.
This #SundayMorning we're digging into a question that has perplexed several news organizations looking into Brett Kavanaugh's financials.
How do you rack up between $60,000-$200,000 in credit card debt on baseball tickets and then make the debt disappear a year later?
(2) First off let's explain what the hell is going on here. Brett Kavanaugh's finances are super suspicious. Kavanaugh makes about $250K as a judge and from lecturing at Harvard, but he also owes on a $1.2 million home that has been refinanced twice.
I don't really have time or energy for "equalityed" types, but if you're actually interested in learning about toxic masculinity as a construct (it is NOT the idea that if you have a penis you are toxic because that would be stupid), you can learn more 👇 geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Toxic_mas…
Also relevant. I can think of no better example of toxic masculinity than the relentless march of dozens of male, mostly white faces of America's mass shooters who believed their privilege entitled them to take the lives of others.
This #SundayMorning I want to ask you to do me (and yourself) a favor.
Write down the 3 media orgs you’re most likely to get your news from.
Research who owns them & the editor-in-chief.
I promise you the hour you spend doing this will transform how you consume news.
(2) I think to pretend that media orgs don’t have an agenda is ludicrous, especially now that news is a capitalist commodity and not a public service. The point is to understand what the bias of your news is, and to consume with that in mind.
And to find a balance of sources.
(3) Next time you see a softball headline, you’ll understand the bias of the editor behind the scenes. And you’ll be able to seek out other sources for a more balanced perspective of the issue.
Brand loyalty in news is a dangerous thing, be it Fox or MSNBC.
Aside from costs of a 3D printer & the issue of untraceable guns, I have a serious question.
These printed guns look more like toys than other firearms.
How are we going to prevent kids from picking up these plastic weapons when it looks like the toy gun they already play with?
In 2017, shootings were the 3rd leading cause of death for children in America. I don't see how releasing printed guns to people who may have no previous training with shooting and storing firearms is anything less than a death sentence for our kids.
(3) The second group of children in HHS custody is much larger. The administration reported to the judge earlier this week that 900 out of the nearly 3,000 children over the age of 5 taken from their parents have not been reunited.
You can find current evcauation areas below as well as an updated map fire map here. Mandatory evacuations extend across large parts of the area west of the city, but an evacuation warning extends to the entire county.
The list of GOP who criticized or refuted Trump's comments today:
Every single one of those people supports the conclusion of our intelligence community that Russia meddled in a US election.