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Fiendish Thingy

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The President's party ALWAYS loses the VA gov race the year after a new president takes office

This year is no different than 1977, 1981,1989, 1993, 2001, 2009, 2017.


People are overthinking this WAAAY too much.

In fact, this may be the narrowest Democratic loss in 40 years.
Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Wed Nov 3, 2021, 12:12 AM (25 replies)

Sen. Warren is optimistic that a deal on Build Back Better is near:

Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Sun Oct 24, 2021, 06:51 PM (1 replies)

Sinema sees Paris

Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Sat Oct 16, 2021, 06:18 PM (1 replies)

Jayapal on Rachel just now: CPC will vote no on bipartisan bill if Senate doesn't pass BBB first

She implied that Pelosi’s scheduled vote this Thursday on the bipartisan bill is a “soft” date, and the vote won’t happen if the senate hasn’t passed the Build Back Better reconciliation bill first.

Also, Jayapal told WaPo last night that CPC “no” votes on the bipartisan bill (before reconciliation passes) grew from from 40 no votes on Friday, to 60 no votes yesterday. Those will all be “yes” votes once the reconciliation bill passes the senate.

Jayapal and her caucus aren’t playing. This could be the most intense legislative week in Congress in a long time.

EDITED TO ADD:

The centrist saboteurs are floating the talking point that only the “framework” for the reconciliation bill needs to pass the house and senate (what Jayapal has called “pre-conferencing”) before Thursday in order to vote on the bipartisan bill in the house, however, Jayapal made clear tonight on Rachel that passing the framework alone is not enough to gain the support of the CPC on Thursday- they won’t support the bipartisan bill until the reconciliation bill has passed.
Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Mon Sep 27, 2021, 08:33 PM (38 replies)

The AZ Fraudit didn't prove a damn thing

I sure wish folks would stop saying “the AZ audit by the Cyber Ninjas proves Biden won by even more votes!”

That kind of framing gives legitimacy to a corrupt process that was anything but legitimate.

Better framing:

“The AZ Fraudit failed to prove Trump’s Big Lie that the election was stolen.”
Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Fri Sep 24, 2021, 11:42 PM (6 replies)

From CNN: Clyburn says there's a "possibility" that 9/27 vote on bipartisan bill will be delayed

https://apple.news/AYe-I6m9LTLevOPjjcLJd_A

Not to say I told you so, but I did.

Pelosi will not bring the bipartisan bill up for a vote unless and until the senate passes the reconciliation bill, in whatever form it may end up.
Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 11:15 PM (31 replies)

List of companies with Texas headquarters:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Texas_companies

Of particular note:
Airlines- American Airlines, Southwest
AT&T
7-11
Kimberley-Clark, maker of paper products, including women’s hygiene products (don’t switch to Koch owned Georgia-Pacific products)

Lots of restaurant chains, computer companies, and of course, oil companies.

Let your dollars be your voice.
Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Thu Sep 2, 2021, 11:48 AM (12 replies)

9 Blue Dogs stall infrastructure; CPC: 95 can play that game

It’s called “All or Nothing”.

If the Blue Dogs force a vote on the bipartisan bill before the reconciliation bill, the Progressives, or a significant portion of them, can block passage. Fact is, Pelosi won’t even let it come to the floor if that is the case. The Blue Dogs, on the other hand, are already on record opposing the advancement of the reconciliation bill.

Theoretically, the Blue Dogs are much more vulnerable to charges of “failure to govern”, “gridlock”, and “politics as usual” from their swing state voters than the progressives are in their safe blue districts. Primary challenges from other centrists who support Biden’s agenda, and the fact that 4 of these Blue Dogs may lose their seats in TX/GA to gerrymandering in 2022 should extinguish this political theatre quickly.

So, by all means, Rep. Gottheimer and his band of merry mutineers, please proceed.
Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Tue Aug 24, 2021, 10:25 AM (32 replies)

A Closer Look: as US withdraws from Afghanistan, refugees must be evacuated immediately

Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Mon Aug 16, 2021, 09:08 PM (7 replies)

Rachel: Voting Rights and Infrastructure have greater support among WV voters than COVID relief

COVID relief: 68% support
Infrastructure bill: 69% support
For the People Voting Rights Act: 79% support, including 65% of Republican voters

What.The.Actual.Fuck?

Rev. Barber is leading his Poor People’s Campaign in a protest on the streets of West Virginia next Monday, June 14, to demand Joe Manchin support ending the filibuster and pass voting rights.

You can donate here:

https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/
Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Mon Jun 7, 2021, 08:32 PM (4 replies)
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