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Can we stop pretending like the GOP is confused...

... they don't want Democracy anymore. Because they feel a demographic shift away from white, Christian men.

So they seek to end democracy
Replace it with authoritarianism
Rule from the minority....


For those that weren't around during Watergate...

The real fun began when the defense became “oh, come on, everybody does it.”

We have entered the “everybody does it” phase.


If we let people play us against each other... we will lose 2020

Trust me, I do not agree with the policies of many of the Democratic candidates.. I disagree with their policies.. not the person.. some of the supporters of other candidates, can give me the hives... and I am sure I give them the same hives when they see me post... all that being said... any of our people would be 100 times better than anything a Trumpian would present...

So for the love of mike people.. keep the debate on policies .. We have to win this..


The day that shook the White House.

They knew it was going to be bad even before they read Gordon Sondland's opening statement. He had already hinted at what he was going to say. When he said this:

"I also know that party affiliations are set aside when representing the United States. Having served on non-partisan commissions by the appointment of three Democratic governors and on the transition team forOregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, another Democrat, I am well accustomed to working across the aisle. For example, I worked briefly with former Vice President Biden’s office in connection with the Vice President’s nationwide anti-cancer initiative and admire his long record of public service..."

They knew that his testimony could be trouble....


For those of you keeping score at home today, Trump and his administration have openly admitted to:

1. Quid Pro Quo shakedowns for political dirt based on bullshit conspiracy theories
2. Blatant, in your face violations of the Emoluments Clause
3. Facilitating ethnic cleansing.

That's just today.


H2O Man

RIP Elijah Cummings

Like many people, after seeing reports on advances the Democratic Party has been making towards holding Donald Trump accountable for his criminal behaviors, I've been in a generally good mood about domestic politics. I loved watching our candidates debate this week. The events in Syria have been horrible, of course, and is a constant reminder of the horrors of Trump's foreign policies.

Then I woke up to the news that one of the people I respect the most, Elijah Cummings, has died. Although I never met him, or had the pleasure of talking with him, I have enjoyed the opportunity to listen to him speak, and to watch him provide our nation with what I consider to be the highest form of true leadership. Indeed, he reminded me of Leon, a man I knew as “Uncle,” and that I still treasure the many hours I was able to spend with. Both were true Gentle Men....


Just how stupid do they think we are? Pence is up there...

congratulating Trump and Erdogan for solving a crisis they started and they didn't really solve it anyway.

Sanctions my ass-- yank the nuke bases out of Turkey and throw them out of NATO.

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