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Umhm. I haven't checked but feel most Americans have an

undefined but firm notion that their democracy is government, as Lincoln said, of, by and for the people, even when the power structure technically varies from nation to nation.

How much it is and how people want it to think of it also varies from person to person. Some are really not comfortable with the responsibility, have a dark view of human nature that insists "the people" will always fail, and want at least an unofficial ruling class made up of people proven overall deserving by earthly success and belonging to the "right" party.

As well as Lenard Larry (no wonder he changed his name),

who'd have shut himself the fuck up long ago to stay alive if Democrats weren't protecting him from them and himself. I'm so sick of stupid and hypocrisy and not taking evil seriously. And scoundrels marketing antagonism for self aggrandizement.

He'd do better to fear the day we might not be able to.

He also "named" Biden donkey of the day. Mirror badly needed.

:) Are you suuure? The pandemic's going to be raging,

shortages of everything needed to combat it and move immediately to limit deaths. How about body disposal? Hospitals forced to shut down wings for lack of staff? Problems x1000.

Plus, all the other disasters are also going to land on the new administration and congress like a million tons of bricks. The economy, possible additional epidemic disease, national and international food shortages and supply chain disruptions, climate, direct threats to national security, natural and possibly unnatural disasters, massive ongoing corruption outside as well as in governments and military, on and on.

Just filling positions is an enormous task, and most appointees will be new to enormous jobs. Many offices have been gutted of the career employees who knew how to carry on, mission statements trashed and procedure manuals and critical working data deliberately destroyed. Some employees were replaced with saboteurs chosen to corrupt and destroy, but not all can be identified and fired at once.

They'll probably already have spent the last 2 months dealing with the current administration -- still in power -- and whatever problems Trump, McConnell, Russia, etc. do their best to use it to create. The bigger their losses, the less the ruthlessly corrupt predators still in power will have to lose.

I'm thinking our people are going to be just slightly overbusy next winter.

Nor do many of those assigned to black and white descriptions.

Red, yellow and brown are no longer acceptable.

Given the realities of this troubled and angry transition to a better future, including free expression of black and white racism that's not even recognized and often considered acceptable when it is (!), those terms are picking up some very bad history. I fully expect the children of those of us who insist on still calling people white or black to have to sit us down to a firm talk on the language they allow in front of their children.

What'll replace them as simple describers, who knows? But I do know that our current behaviors are not the end of our societal evolution to better times, just...behaviors of a troubled transition.

No. Recognizing Russia's role is appropriate and extremely necessary.

Addressing this huge national security threat in no way takes away from the systemic domestic problems Russia is pouring fuel on.

This isn't done for no reason, you know. I'm guessing you don't want Putin getting his asset reelected to the presidency, right? You might also wonder where you might be in four years if that were to happen.

For all the noise about social and economic injustice, many of the noisiest have no real experience of the worst of either. That can change, and that IS Putin's plan.

Skittles, google Truthout and Biden OR Obama OR Hillary OR Pelosi,

check his writings right up to TODAY and say he should be forgiven. Imo, he should be sentenced to 10 years in a cell with Trump. And that's if this is all just personal malice, not even if he's a paid agent for one of our enemies. Smearing Democrats is a lot more than merely an avocation for him. He puts a great deal of work consistently into it.

Just hoping people are noticing. "The Party of Lincoln"

did not allow Lincoln's name on the ballots of most southern states, a massive attack on their sovereignty that most loyal conservatives were similarly supportive of then as well.

She seems so agree. Except that the pathology is the extreme

polarization which caused them to vote for a depraved whackjob and which would continue even if COVID killed Trump off within the month. It'd just be transferred to whoever was hustled into his place as candidate. Who knows, might even gain strength?

Of course. The Repub leadership is beyond totally corrupt,

they've moved to entitlement recipient "cleansing." By now, in order to justify past behaviors and to set themselves up for how they're using pandemic disease, I'm sure they've turned their virtue and the unworthiness of those who will die into something akin to a religion.

Assisting die-off in order to cut more taxes for the "deserving," and cheating their "undeserving" lower income voters even as they are forced to pretend to serve them, is the form "it can happen here" is taking in today's America. So far.

Biden for 50 YEARS has protected SS and its recipients.

When you know the candidate, scurrilous liars can't confuse and trick you by misrepresenting details.

It also makes knowing what's truth and what's gong to be a lie easy. Dirty politicians depend on sowing doubt and confusion, not just the lies themselves. But when you know who Biden is, you know what the intent and end result will have been. No need to look up dozens of complicated legislative histories to find the truth.

Btw, shouldn't Sanders be warning people of the Republicans' plans to destroy SS? Isn't deliberately confusing people about who's doing what by telling them Biden's also an enemy of SS itself a dangerous failure to protect it from the Republicans?

Confused, doubting Democrats who don't know what to think don't vote, while Republicans don't bother with confusion or doubt, they just vote their party.
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