Thank you to the folks at Funny or Die
It is disheartening that social issues do not seem to motivate Republicans. It does not matter if their candidate says or does homophobic, racist or ridiculous things. Many will overlook all character flaws and vote with “their party.”
Well, there is no hope for that voter but….but…the young, the independent, the unsure or non committed voter, the traditional “non-voter”—WE WANT YOU! You can make a difference.
Getting the vote out, getting those “non-voters” to the polls, getting our message out, that is what we can do. That is how we must move forward.
Georgia was a WIN. Handel won by a very small margin. A much smaller margin than anyone could imagine when Price vacated that seat. In what should have been an easy hand off, people came out in full force to support Jon Ossoff. The tides are turning and for Republicans who feel vindicated today–let them. Let them pontificate. Let them offer smug smiles. Let them gloat. That person, that voter is lost. While they push hate and inequitable agendas, WE WILL BE COMING.
Coming for your neighbors, your friends, your enemies, your colleagues, your community–we will embrace those who care, who want to make a difference in this world, who care about social issues, who want equality, who will fight for the environment, who will stand up for others–and we will WIN!
We are coming.
Mother of 3
Colts Neck, NJ
Why don’t we have any good information on the Senate’s Healthcare legislation? Why have no hearings been held? Why hasn’t a copy of the bill been publicly released? Why have no experts been invited to weigh in? Why are 13 MALE Senate Republicans negotiating behind closed doors? Why is nothing being discussed openly with transparency? One Senate Republican said it best, “We aren’t stupid.”
Well my friend, neither are we.
Please call the Senate switchboard and let them know that EVERYONE wants good affordable healthcare, 202.224.3121
“WE AREN’T STUPID”: WHY REPUBLICANS ARE KEEPING THEIR HEALTH-CARE BILL SECRET, http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/06/republicans-are-keeping-their-health-care-bill-secret
Senate’s Obamacare reform bill reportedly due to be finalized Monday night, but no plans to show public yet, http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/12/senate-obamacare-reform-bill-due-to-be-finalized-monday-night.html
Pod Save America: 6.08.17: “Comey came to play.”
Comey to testify in front of Senate Intelligence Committee tomorrow, June 8, at 10am.
Here are his prepared remarks and they are juicy-ENJOY!
At work and need to live stream? You can follow along at NYT website
Check out the NYT guide to all things Comey for a summary before the testimony tomorrow. The Q & A section of the hearing is where I imagine the $hit is going to hit the fan.
The Comey Testimony: When, Where and How to Follow, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/07/us/politics/comey-hearing-date-time.html?_r=0
One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn’t belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?
Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn’t belong?
If you guessed this one is not like the others,
Then you’re absolutely…right!
The $hit Show continues and Trump continues to push the chaos theory of change to unprecedented limits. How far can he go? Oh, I think we may find out before this is all over. After his lack-luster “world tour” that only highlighted his incompetency for all to see. The idea that Trump is a joke took root on an international level. His feelings were hurt BIGLY during the last portion of his trip when world leaders did not kowtow to him. Let’s just say his agenda of “America First” did not go over well on the international stage…SHOCKER.
After the world swooned over Macron’s purposeful hand-shake, which was a public smack down, Trump was rumored to be infuriated. Macron described it as a moment of truth, a show of strength. It is well known that Trump uses this posturing to establish dominance so Macron just played to his level.
“My handshake with him, it’s not innocent,” Macron told the Journal du Dimanche in an interview published Sunday. “It’s not the alpha and the omega of politics, but a moment of truth (1).”
Was it all about the handshake? NO. Trump felt snubbed on every level. What did Trump expect after publicly berating leaders during his inappropriate and awkward NATO speech that went over like a lead balloon. The world was hoping Trump would reaffirm his commitment to mutual defense of NATO members and allies, article 5. Rumor has it Trump deviated from his planned speech and surprised even those closest to him when he did not reaffirm his commitment to the article 5 provision (2). We know when Trump goes off script it usually goes well…..Yeah, right. Why consult your National security adviser, McMaster, Defense Secretary, Mattis, or Secretary of State, Tillerson–What do they know? Did it make them and the rest of the US look like idiots? Sure did, but President Bannon has an agenda, folks, and it is clear he is pulling the strings.
Merkel and other leaders have made-pretend long enough. The US is being lead by a buffoon and there is no way to disguise that fact anymore. OUR EMPEROR IS NAKED and now other leaders are calling him out.
Merkel publicly spoke out against the US change in NATO policy and this is a direct rebuttal to Trump, “the times in which we could rely fully on others — they are somewhat over (3)” she declared. Yup, the US cannot be relied upon.
Has Trump been on his best behavior since returning back to the US? HELL NO!
He began tweeting the minute he returned to US soil and those of us who were enjoying the respite from that public humiliation once again got that pit in our stomachs. Recognizing the President is a lunatic and is likely to cause a major catastrophe because of his love of twitter is a hard pill to swallow. I don’t have time to highlight all the ridiculousness but I will give you my TOP 3 STUPID TWEETS from the last week:
- Announcing his decision to pull the US from the Paris Climate Accord as if it was a reality show (only one of 3 countries in the world who now does not participate-Syria does not participate because it is in the middle of a war and Nicaragua did not participate because they felt the Paris Agreement did not go far enough in protecting the environment). Yes, he voted the US off the planet. Why? Because that handshake was embarrassing.
- Using his own tweets against him in court must feel so wonderful. How is the Department of Justice supposed to defend his travel restrictions in front of the Supreme Court now…I really love how dumb he is.
- Terrorist attacks on foreign soil and leaders around the world sent love and support. Not Trump. What a pathetic excuse for a person.
We need a leader, folks. This guy has got to go. James Comey you better have something good for us Thursday. PLEASE!
Mother of 3
Colts Neck, NJ
1 Macron explains his tense handshake with Trump, http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/28/politics/emmanuel-macron-donald-trump/
2 Trump National Security Team Blindsided by NATO Speech, http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/05/trump-nato-speech-national-security-team-215227
3 Merkel, After Discordant G-7 Meeting, Is Looking Past Trump, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/28/world/europe/angela-merkel-trump-alliances-g7-leaders.html?_r=0
How are you coping? Asking for a friend.
The level of stress since November for those opposed to Trump is PTSD worthy. How bad could he be? He will surround himself with good people. He will drain the swamp of career politicians. He is smarter that he looks.
It is bad, everyday there is some sort of Trump $hit Show and my coping skills are being tested to their limit.
Trump announced yesterday on—-wait for it, wait for it—twitter [I know, you are not even shocked anymore] that he will decide today whether he will pull the US out of the Paris Agreement.
What is the Paris Accord? Think of it as a signed statement that your country believes in climate change/global warming and is committed to helping to save the planet.
Will Paris get the rose? Will the US be voted off the EARTH? I guess we will find out.
World Awaits Trump Decision on U.S. Future in Paris Accord, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/31/climate/trump-quits-paris-climate-accord.html?_r=0