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Clarence Thomas's Astonishing Opinion on a Racist Mississippi Prosecutor

Well, considering Thomas, perhaps NOT so surprising!

For some reason, I am not able to post excerpts without typing the whole thing out, but this is well worth a read.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/clarence-thomass-astonishing-opinion-on-a-racist-mississippi-prosecutor

Biden spars with Warren and Sanders at first event facing rival Democrats

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/17/biden-warren-sanders-democrats-poor-peoples-campaign-event

From the link:

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Joy Reid, an MSNBC host who moderated the question and answer sessions, asked Biden how he would get his plans through a resistant Congress, noting that, when he was vice-president, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, considered anything that came from the White House “dead on arrival”.

Biden fixed his gaze on the sitting Reid, walked closer and leaned towards her as he replied: “Joy, I know you’re one of the ones who thinks it’s naive to think we have to work together. The fact of the matter is, if we can’t get a consensus, nothing happens except the abuse of power by the executive. Zero.”
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Warren, who is gaining on Biden in opinion polls, told the forum: “Let’s be clear, if we’re in the majority and Mitch McConnell wants to block us on the kinds of things our country needs and the kinds of things they elected me and other people to enact, then I’m all for getting rid of the filibuster.

“We cannot let him block things the way he did during the Obama administration. I’ve been there when it was one set of rules when President Obama was president and now it’s a different set of rules now that they’ve got Trump in the White House. We can’t do that as Democrats. We have to be willing to get in this fight.”


I also believe that today's GOP no longer gives a sh*t about anything except keeping themselves in office. We simply cannot believe - given the evidence before our own eyes and ears - that they will suddenly begin acting like normal, caring human beings. They passed the point of no return LONG ago. And we need to be willing to call them on it.

NOTHING can be worse than it is now. THEY WILL NOT CHANGE!

I will add that I believe that Michael Bennet also made some excellent points.
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