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Jul 23 5 tweets 2 min read
The Future of the American Experiment comes down to this in November:
1) Will white people value representative diversity more than white supremacy?
2) Will Black men understand the existential threat to our survival like Black women do, and vote accordingly?
3) Will Latinos recognize the threat of white supremacy the GOP represents to ANYONE not white and male, and recognize there are no exceptions for Cuba?
4) Will white women understand that privilege will not protect them from the GOP push to control your bodily autonomy? (2)
Nov 19, 2021 8 tweets 1 min read
Voting could end this slide toward authoritarian fascism, and unjust verdicts.
Sad truth is that despite the infrastructure bills, healthcare, COVID19 vaccines and generally good legislation to help the American people, the House is projected to go red. Why? (1) In Virginia, with a good economy, rapid response to COVID19, and multiple new businesses under Democratic leadership, it still turned red. Why? (2)
Jul 11, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
I’m convinced the problem at @TheJusticeDept is Merrick Garland. For all the accolades he’s received about being an “institutionalist” restoring the DOJ, it is those qualities that make him woefully inadequate to face the Trump GQP white supremacist fascist threat we face now. The only people who should have been considered for @TheJusticeDept AG are @SallyQYates @glennkirschner2 or @PreetBharara. We need someone in charge unencumbered by DOJ “norms” or fearful of indicting prominent politicians for crimes committed. @SDNYnews has been neutered. (2)
May 24, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Stating the obvious:
After listening to @RepLizCheney’s refusal to tie the Trump insurrection to voter suppression laws a fundamental truth emerges. White people favor control over democracy in the GOP, and a way too uncomfortable amount of white democrats. (1) The objection over the voting rights act, police reform across the board in the GOP reinforces the obvious fact that the current gop has never been interested in democracy. @RepLizCheney holding herself out as a defender of democracy is a farce. (2)
May 21, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
Got news for you @kurtbardella @JoeNBC. This trend in racial hatred has ALWAYS been the base of the @GOP. In the 60s the John Birch Society was spouting the SAME racist BS; the conservatives REJECTED them. Now since Nixon, @newtgingrich and @foxnews the GOP welcomed bigots (1) Today, the @GOP is white grievance and bigotry. The ENTIRE PHILOSOPHY of the GOP is based on policies DENYING Black/Brown/Asian/Native Americans the rights to be equal participants in the American society. (2)
May 14, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Horrifying thought. The provocation by Israeli citizens to force Palestinians from their homes was calculated to produce conflict. Why? To bolster criminal bigot @netanyahu’s quest to stay in power. Netanyahu RW thugs attack Palestinians to provoke hostilities. Chaos follows. (1) Prior to the hostilities a coalition of groups including Arabs and liberal Jewish interests were uniting to oust Netanyahu. He would then face criminal justice. So Netanyahu sends right wing thugs to “evict” Palestinians from their homes. Knowing Hamas would take the bait. (2)
Feb 8, 2020 6 tweets 5 min read
I’m old enough to remember when folks like @TheJusticeDept AG Barr, and @SenAlexander we’re described by various “pundits” “insiders” and “serious political analysts” as “institutionalists” and that @SDNYnews was “independent”.
The old norms NO LONGER APPLY. #FridayNightMassacre ANY TIME you hear ANY TALKING HEAD on tv or radio describe anyone as an institutionalist, turn the tv channel. They are applying old criteria to the current band of fascists. The #FridayNightMassacre is every bit as alarming as “The Night of the Long Knives” or the Reichstag Fire
Nov 24, 2019 6 tweets 5 min read
The Friday revelation that House Intel ranking member @DevinNunes was in a conspiracy with an indicted Russian felon to MANUFACTURE dirt on Joe Biden indicates the support for @realDonaldTrump is not based on loyalty to Trump, fear of primary or ideology. (1) It is clear @DevinNunes is corrupted. Her has adopted the Russian narrative. His loyalty is to @KremlinRussia_E, not Trump. Similarly @senatemajldr receiving $3.4 million and an Aluminum Plant in KY in exchange for relieving sanctions on Oleg Deripaska demonstrates compromise (2)
Nov 5, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
Three factors that will determine this election;
1. Voter suppression. There must be far more emphasis and money dedicated to fight for voting rights this cycle. #VoteBlue 2. Turnout. Directly affected by 1. Anything that depresses turnout including massive changes in healthcare, jobs status, immigration will energize the right wing, and/or suppress the moderate groups needed in swing states.
May 15, 2019 8 tweets 2 min read
Alabama. Ohio. Kentucky. Georgia. Assaults on women’s rights by the GOP. “Christian” Sharia law. Assaults on Black and Brown immigrants. GOP Apartheid. Assaults on the working class, farmers, and the poor. GOP oligarchy. Attacks on the free press. GOP authoritarian fascism. (1) How did we get here? The #PowellMemorandum in 1973 provided the blueprint. But the seeds are from the 60s. President Lyndon Johnson broke it down to the basic formula. (2)
Jan 10, 2019 9 tweets 4 min read
So... let’s get this straight. After advocating for a “big beautiful” concrete wall between the U.S and Mexico 🇲🇽 AND that Mexico would PAY FOR IT, @realDonaldTrump (aided by a complicit @senatemajldr) shuts the government down. #WhereAreThePesos (1) Why is Trump insisting on his boondoggle of a wall? His “wall” initially was a campaign device to help him remember to speak about immigration on the campaign trail. His rallies were filled with chants of “build the wall” and “Mexico will pay for it”. #WhereAreThePesos (2)
Oct 22, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
BE AWARE: Over the next 15 days “pundits”, “pollsters”, and “”beltway insiders” on @msnbc @cnn will try to discourage you by negative polls and talk about the “GOP Base” getting stronger. Don’t buy it. These “both siders”said the same thing before Virginia & Alabama last year (1) The @msnbc @cnn “pundits” and pollsters were sure that the toxic combination of hate and misogyny will save the GOP. So they will try to discourage you with this “new” poll or saying “Latinos won’t vote” etc. BOTTOM LINE: If we turn out, we win. Period. (2)
Aug 17, 2018 9 tweets 7 min read
The Republican Party can NEVER AGAIN claim to be the party of patriotism, national security, fiscal responsibility, family values, morality, or American leadership on the world stage. (1) Patriotism: @realDonaldTrump’s disgusting display of deference and subservience to @KremlinRussia_E Putin, combined with the myriad of @GOP senators prostrating themselves (on July 4th, no less) to Putin was a shameful display of treasonous behavior. (2)
Jun 5, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
.@AshleyRParker. I disagree. There is no actual or perceived benefit in having #AxisSally @PressSec lie before reporters/tv audience. She lies nonstop and the majority of the @whca won’t push back. Even if they do, she doesn’t care. The lie gets broadcast. @KatyTurNBC (1) The WH cadre of liars main goal is to introduce the lie into the narrative, knowing full well the lie will be amplified by @foxnews and @WeAreSinclair. If no one confronts the liar @presssec in “real time”, the lie gets out. (2)
Jun 2, 2018 10 tweets 9 min read
Seeing The @GOP @HouseGOP @SenateGOP @SenateMajLdr @SpeakerRyan let criminal @realDonaldTrump violate the rule of law and pardon friends without objection is the SAME THING as @NYPDCT handing #ISIL guns & ammo and letting them shoot up @TimesSquareNYC #IllegitimatePresident (1) One has to wonder why in the face of this obvious corruption of @realDonaldTrump and the open conspiracy with @KremlinRussia_E, the @GOP stays silent. Could this be the reason? dallasnews.com/opinion/commen… (2)
May 18, 2018 8 tweets 5 min read
#FridayFeeling Another school shooting. Another round of “thoughts and prayers”. “Mental illness”. “Too soon to talk about gun control” “arm the teachers”. Next mass shooting. Rinse and repeat. Fuck this. I wrote this in 2015 facebook.com/walter.broadna…. Still applies. (1) But it won’t matter. The carnage will continue. @realDonaldTrump will offer some half-assed non empathetic statement written by one of his Alt-right staffers. @mike_pence will look “earnest” while lying. And the @NRA? gunrunner @OliverNorthNRA will call the victims terrorists
Apr 11, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
On Syria: If there were a serious effort from this administration to stop Assad, strict financial sanctions should be placed on him AND Putin. Shut their access to their finances worldwide. Anything outside of Syria/Russia should be seized. Ban their oil worldwide @AliVelshi Syria must be punished for gassing their population. But a telegraphed ignorant tweet from a man-baby blustering about missiles isn’t the answer. Coward #Chickenhawk @realDonaldTrump is making the situation worse.