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February 25, 2018

Barack Obama Is the Most Popular Politician in the Country

according to the latest Harvard-Harris CAPS poll. The most popular serving politician as per Harvard-Harris is Mike Pence.

http://harvardharrispoll.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Final_HHP_20Feb2018_RegisteredVoters_Topline_Memo.pdf

February 21, 2018

Sign Gabby Gifford's Gun Pledge.

Sign Gabby’s Pledge:
The cycle has to end, but it will only happen when politicians realize they have more to fear from you than they do the gun lobby.

Take Gabby's Pledge:

"I promise you that if we cannot make our communities safer from gun violence with the Congress we have now, I will use every means available to make sure we have a different Congress, one that puts communities' interests ahead of the gun lobby's. I will Vote Courage in November and support candidates who will stand up to the gun lobby and take action to make our communities safer."

All donated funds will go directly to Gabby's PAC rather than into the coffers of any opportunistic politicians who may try to co-opt her cause.

https://giffords.org/
February 20, 2018

Ending tort immunity for gun manufacturers was in the 2016 Democratic Platform.

Preventing Gun Violence
With 33,000 Americans dying every year, Democrats believe that we must finally take sensible action to address gun violence. While responsible gun ownership is part of the fabric of many communities, too many families in America have suffered from gun violence. We can respect the rights of responsible gun owners while keeping our communities safe. To build on the success of the lifesaving Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, we will expand and strengthen background checks and close dangerous loopholes in our current laws; repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) to revoke the dangerous legal immunity protections gun makers and sellers now enjoy; and keep weapons of war—such as assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines (LCAM's)—off our streets.

Drive this point home if you happen to be talking to any Republicans who are appalled by the events of last week.

Very young people have been speaking out the past few days, sounding a loud and clear "enough is enough" to Washington. Their activism is inspiring.

I hope they also confront their parents and grandparents with the simple question, "Who did you vote for in 2016?"

http://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.democrats.org/Downloads/2016_DNC_Platform.pdf
February 15, 2018

Joe Scarborough accuses "the Clintons" of selling missiles to China in 1999

and getting caught lying about it. His source? Super sleuth Senator Jim Inhope's over-the-top allegations. (To be fair, Phyllis Schafly also expressed concern, calling for a second impeachment of Clinton, this time for treason.)

Here's how the NYT covered the story in real time.

"The Clinton Administration notified Congress today that it had approved the export of technology to China to permit the launching of a communications satellite aboard a Chinese rocket next month."

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The certification was the first such notice to Congress under the law, which was passed in the aftermath of a Congressional uproar last year over the transfer of sensitive missile technology to China.


The idiotic Scarborough made his snarky aside on this morning's show and, for good measure, conflated the president and HRC (who was FLOTUS at the time) in the treasonous act.

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-1999-03-15/pdf/CREC-1999-03-15-senate.pdf

For some context, he's the wiki biography of the statesman distinguished Mr. Inhofe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Inhofe#LGBT_rights


February 9, 2018

This Budget Deal May Be The End Of The House Freedom Caucus

"The House Freedom Caucus, the ultra-conservative group of 30-40 Republicans that pushed former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to resign and has often been the bane of current Speaker Paul Ryan's existence because of its take-no-prisoners attitude, may be completely neutered by the budget deal."

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"In other words, there will be less for the House Freedom Caucus to do, less opportunity to do it and far fewer reasons for others to listen to anything it has to say. Even if it continues to exist, today might well be the day we point to as the moment when the HFC stopped being important and anyone cared about it."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stancollender/2018/02/08/this-budget-deal-may-be-the-end-of-the-house-freedom-caucus/#7448da6b6556

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