Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

yardwork

yardwork's Journal
yardwork's Journal
December 22, 2017

GOP plans to get rid of Trump

Now that the tax bill is signed, Trump is more of a deficit to the GOP than an asset. I expect to see the Republicans distance themselves from Trump in the new year, eventually forcing him out of office.

The lavish praise of Trump during the tax bill signing is suspicious. It's the way groups talk right before they betray somebody.

Trump is out.

My worries: Pence would be worse, and will the Republicans succeed in stopping the investigation into Russian interference?

December 10, 2017

Beware of people who jump in and out of movements.

In a movement with the hashtag #metoo there are going to be mentally unstable people who want to be included.

They might falsely accuse people. This is the dangerous flip side of movements that bring real problems out in the open.

As a lesbian, I'm familiar with the occasional false accusation of gay bashing brought forward by unstable people who wanted attention. Their accusations usually fall apart under scrutiny. It's infuriating because there are thousands and thousands of genuine examples of gay people being attacked, fired, and even murdered just because they were gay. But one false accusation tends to undo a lot of progress.

This is one reason why investigations are absolutely essential. Yes, it's important to treat accusers with respect. Don't discredit them personally or mock their stories. But please, do investigate and verify before rushing to judgement.

November 25, 2017

Is Our Revolution trying to unseat Al Franken?

I received an email that made me wonder if the Our Revolution people are trying to replace Al Franken with one of their own.

Anybody hear anything about this?

And there's this: https://now.justicedemocrats.com/petition/resign-franken

November 11, 2017

Question submitted by yardwork

The text of this question will be publicly available after it has been reviewed and answered by a DU Administrator. Please be aware that sometimes messages are not answered immediately. Thank you for your patience. --The DU Administrators

Profile Information

Gender: Female
Member since: Wed Mar 3, 2004, 07:03 PM
Number of posts: 61,130

Journal Entries

Latest Discussions»yardwork's Journal