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Trump and the collapsing Republican Party are triggering a massive political immune system

I posted this elsewhere on DU as a comment and one of DU's members suggested I make it an OP:

The Republicans have been deeply weakened since the midterms. We're in a collective state of "hold your breath" until 2020. Then the building resistance will explode. Dozens of Republican Senators are likely to step down due to a lousy choice between losing the next election or winning, but having no power with a Democratic House.

😀 There are bio-electronic analogies for what Trump is doing to the nation

We may have a hierarchical democratic system, but in addition to the checks and balances built into that very system, we also have the DNA of that democracy built into most of the citizens and spread throughout courts, laws and non-profit foundations. Obviously 30% of the citizens, Trump's base, never got the lesson in school (or they did but being in his cult induced a short circuit). But the DNA is now activated in the other 70% and a genuine resistance has flared up like antibodies in the immune system.

Another analogy: when a tree is bent to the breaking point by a strong wind, the cells regrow stronger than ever. It can then withstand even greater threats. Nixon strengthened America in many ways, giving rise to progressive legislation and a narrative about dysfunctional presidencies. The Great Depression produced the New Deal.

With both Nixon and the first New Deal in our institutional wisdom, Trump may easily induce a Green New Deal. I'm not gonna wait around for that to happen though. My immune system is already triggered and I put a handmade sign on my car that stretches across the entire bumper:

– A Green Regenerative America –
— G R E E N • N E W • D E A L —
Supercharge Solar Economy for All!
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:58 PM (6 replies)

It's Constitutional, not "radical": free speech for all men and women, including Muslims

Ilhan Omar was brought to task for calling out, in the great American tradition of free speech, the buying of politicians by a foreign country (and not by a religious group) and many prominent Jews agreed with her. Time to take some deep breaths and start letting some light in. The real anti-semitism is in Trump's corner.

Demonizing Ilhan Omar: Why the entire political establishment wants to crush one woman

Shoddy media reporting, along with elite fears of what the American public really wants, have driven this disgrace

Salon:
https://www.salon.com/2019/03/08/demonizing-ilhan-omar-why-the-entire-political-establishment-wants-to-crush-one-woman/

PAUL ROSENBERG
MARCH 8, 2019

I wish I could say I were surprised at the demonization of Ilhan Omar by an establishment that remains eager to whitewash Elliott Abrams' record of war crimes. But I’m not. In fact, it’s exactly what I’ve come to expect. The super-strict (yet simultaneously sloppy) language policing to which Omar has been subjected is ludicrously asymmetric.

No matter how heinously conservatives may behave, Democrats always bend over backward to punish anyone on their side whom conservatives single out as comparable, no matter how far-fetched or bogus those conservative claims might be. We’re seeing that now as House Democrats struggle over a resolution aimed at rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for nonexistent anti-Semitic comments. As Paul Waldman explained at the Washington Post: Omar did not accuse Jews of holding dual loyalties. Rather, she objected to dual loyalties being demanded of her — and those who attacked her only proved her point.
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Fri Mar 8, 2019, 12:28 PM (1 replies)

New Presidential Candidate Making Global Warming #1 Priority

Good for him. He's seeing the big picture. Hats off if Warren, Booker, Harris or Sanders also prioritize the jobs-climate equation (the Green New Deal and its variants). We MUST simultaneously address the extreme wealth divide and our civilization-killing addiction to oil. We can only heal this country by taking such an integrated approach. FDR lives! Rachel Carson (Silent Spring) lives! Dr. Robert Bullard lives! (Dr. Bullard is the African American “father of the environmental justice movement.”)

Jay Inslee Officially Launches Historic 2020 Bid Centered On Climate Change

“I’m running for president because I’m the only candidate who will make defeating climate change our nation’s No. 1 priority.”

Alexander C. Kaufman Huffington Post

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5c7887f3e4b087c2f294b12e

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday became the first major candidate in history to officially launch a White House bid centered entirely on combating climate change, entering a crowded field of Democrats vying to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

In a video that opens with shots of storm clouds gathering over the Seattle skyline, Inslee, 68, vowed to transition the nation to 100 percent renewable electricity and generate “millions of good paying jobs” in “every community across America.”
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Fri Mar 1, 2019, 02:42 PM (24 replies)
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