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February 19, 2023

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' call for a constitutional convention is a dog whistle for RWNJs

The RWNJ have been calling for a state constitutional convention to rewrite the US Constitution. The people pushing this plan are scary power-hungry, fringe conservatives.
https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1627427826709266432
https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/reidout-blog/joy-reid-desantis-constitution-rcna71158?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma&taid=63f2575254f2c50001ad160b&utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

When you can’t govern, just rely on publicity stunts — that is the mantra presumably of the presently very unserious Republican Party.

On Thursday, the nominal House Speaker Kevin McCarthy got in a photo op of his own, with a highly produced video of his jaunt to the southern border in Arizona with a delegation of Republican freshmen......

They’re all taking a page out of the Ron DeSantis playbook as he continues his own demagoguing photo ops to entertain MAGA voters, signing a bill allowing him to ship migrants across the country using Florida taxpayer money.

But DeSantis is much more private about a behind-the-scenes effort that is frighteningly serious. Last month, The Tampa Bay Times reported that he is appearing in radio ads — in Idaho, of all places — invoking Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution to call for a convention to amend the Constitution.

DeSantis’ stated goal is to get in an amendment imposing congressional term limits. But, as Puck News notes, "even this position has allowed fringe conservatives to dream of a day when they can use their control of state legislatures to fix all sorts of perceived federalist ills."
February 19, 2023

Ex-defense chief: 'I don't know' if Trump appointed me as part of Jan. 6 coup plot

This asshole was put into place to help TFG and the J6 insurrection
https://twitter.com/RawStory/status/1627340526641897480
https://www.rawstory.com/christopher-miller-january-6/

Former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller said he is not sure if President Donald Trump installed him to slow the response to the Capitol attack on Jan. 6.

During a Sunday discussion on C-SPAN's Washington Journal program, a caller confronted Miller about his role in the Jan. 6 attack.

"What do you say to all the people that believe that you, Kash Patel, Chad Wolf, Charles Lamb all were installed for one reason, and that's to delay the response on Jan. 6?" a caller named David asked. "They were only deployed after the coup had failed. They failed because [then-Vice President Mike Pence] wouldn't leave the building."

"I think it's complete bull—you know what," Miller shot back. "I think the investigation has revealed that that did not happen, that there was not some sort of cabal or some sort of conspiracy to delay the response to Capitol Hill."

The concept that this traitor is out selling a book is disgusting.

DO NOT BUY THIS ASSHOLE'S BOOK
February 19, 2023

Statement from President Biden on the Day of Remembrance of Japanese American Incarceration

https://twitter.com/emoritsugu46/status/1627309573236314114
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/02/19/statement-from-president-joseph-r-biden-jr-on-the-day-of-remembrance-of-japanese-american-incarceration/

FEBRUARY 19, 2023
Statement from President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the Day of Remembrance of Japanese American Incarceration

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, eighty-one years ago today, it ushered in one of the most shameful periods in American history. The wrongful incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent tore families apart. Men, women, and children were forced to abandon their homes, their jobs, their communities, their businesses, and their way of life. They were sent to inhumane concentration camps simply because of their heritage. And in a tragic miscarriage of justice, the Supreme Court upheld these immoral and unconstitutional policies.

Despite losing liberty, security, and the fundamental freedoms that rightfully belonged to them, 33,000 Japanese Americans volunteered or were drafted for service in the U.S. military during World War II. While their own families were behind barbed wires, Japanese Americans fought in defense of the nation’s freedom with valor and courage.

The incarceration of Japanese Americans reminds us what happens when racism, fear, and xenophobia go unchecked. As we battle for the soul of our nation, we continue to combat the corrosive effects of hate on our democracy and the intergenerational trauma resulting from it. We reaffirm the Federal Government’s formal apology to Japanese Americans for the suffering inflicted by these policies. And we commit to Nidoto Nai Yoni – to “Let It Not Happen Again.”

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