Monday Open Thread | Stacey Abrams: ‘Democracy failed’ in Georgia governor race

Voting suppression predator #BrianKemp brazeningly STOLE the election while the country was watching by purging Black voters from the voter rolls and the media declared him the winner. Democracy my ass.

Georgia democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that there has been systematic, deliberate disenfranchisement for years in the state of Georgia and that reached its pinnacle in this year’s midterm election.

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78 Responses to Monday Open Thread | Stacey Abrams: ‘Democracy failed’ in Georgia governor race

  1. rikyrah says:

    From someone in Northern California. This is their air filter that they installed 3DAYS ago😨😨😳

  2. Liza says:


  3. We’re already there, Ari. We are a country with separate and unequal voting laws.

  4. Go @staceyabrams! 👊🏽💪🏽👏🏽🙌🏽

  5. Ametia says:

    ‘Authenticity Is My Rebellion’: Viola Davis On ‘Widows,’ Steve McQueen And Legacy

  6. rikyrah says:

    I know which style that I prefer

  7. Trying to get it together….still working on the tree tho.

  8. Ametia says:

    The Harvard Crimson Will Be Led By A Black Woman For The First Time In Its 145-Year History
    About time!

  9. Fight back @Acosta. Don’t allow them to get away with this ISH. Take it to them and go hard.

  10. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : November 19, 2018 All of 45’s who have been indicted for crimes.

    Henchman: noun HENCH-mun


    1 : a trusted follower : right-hand man

    2 : a political follower whose support is chiefly for personal advantage

    3 : a member of a gang

  11. Liza says:

    It’s the good people of Florida who lost. And I’m not talking about the whole population. The ones who voted for Scott and DeSantis will get what they deserve.

  12. rikyrah says:

    lips pursed

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel cautions Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker about big Democratic majorities in Springfield
    Rick Pearson

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel used his latest podcast episode, featuring Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker, to caution about “hubris” that can prevent fundamental issues from getting resolved in Springfield because of Democratic supermajorities in the state legislature.

    In the “Chicago Stories” podcast, Emanuel also sounded gleeful about Pritzker’s vow to encourage businesses to come to the city and the state in contrast to outgoing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and complaints he bad-mouthed Illinois too much.

    “That will be a fresh start, somebody will sell Illinois. There is a beginning. That’s a concept we haven’t tried in a while,” Emanuel said, not mentioning Rauner by name.

    During the podcast, taped last week in City Hall, the mayor asked Pritzker if he was worried Democrats have too big a majority in the House and Senate. The party will have veto-proof margins over Republicans when a new class of lawmakers and governor take office in January.

    Pritzker said “there are never too many Democrats” and that lawmakers and he “roughly share the same values,“ particularly involving “kitchen table issues that really matter.”

  13. rikyrah says:

    Goldman Sachs Star Dismissed 15-Year Veteran on Maternity Leave
    Sabrina Willmer

    Two years ago, Tania Mirchandani, a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. vice president in Los Angeles, told her boss she was pregnant with her third child. He was skeptical she could balance a large family with her demanding job, she recalled. That’s “a lot of mouths to feed,” she quoted him as saying.

    Mirchandani, a 15-year Goldman Sachs veteran, figured that her supervisor, of all people, would have understood her dilemma. John Mallory, then a Goldman partner and rising star overseeing wealth management for the West Coast, had four children of his own.

    In October 2016, weeks before she was scheduled to return, Mallory called her with some bad news: She was out of a job. “I’m on maternity leave, John,’’ she remembered telling him, as she fought back tears.

    Mirchandani detailed her dismissal in a 2017 gender discrimination complaint against Goldman — a document only recently disclosed through a public-records request to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

  14. rikyrah says:

    It’s time to stop visiting diners in rural Iowa

    I woke up this morning to these two tweets by the inestimable Nate Silver:

    About 60 million people turned out to vote for Democrats for the House this year. That is a **crazy** number. (Republicans got 45m votes in the 2010 wave.)

    And this was sort of missed. Why so many stories about Trump voters in truck stops and not so many about “the resistance”?

    — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 18, 2018


    Yes, it’s instructive to suss out what drove Trump voters. But by focusing almost entirely on Bud from Kenosha, the press missed what was really happening in the country. It’s why the press was surprised by the victories of Connor Lamb, Doug Jones, and Ralph Northam. It’s why the press kept downplaying the 40+ seats Democrats flipped in special elections. It’s why, despite all the polling, Democrats were still looked upon as slight underdogs for the midterms. “Surely Trump will be able to mobilize his lumpenproletariat and sweep all before him!”

    He didn’t. The Resistance not only held firm, but gave Democrats almost as many votes (60 million) as Trump received in 2016. Trump voters were the story of 2016; the Resistance has held the motive force in American politics ever since.

    Perhaps it would behoove the press to now focus on the voters which gave the House to the Democrats. For all his rallies, Trump has shown himself to be a spent force. He is nothing but bluster and fraud. So are his followers. They’re nothing but racists and bullies, and they don’t hold the nation’s fate in their hands. They were overwhelmed two weeks ago, and don’t look as if they’ll regain the initiative.

    Instead of visits to truck stops, how about visits to those feared cafes? Visits to parks in LA or New York City? Taking the pulse in formerly red suburbs in the South which this year voted like their cousins in the North? After two years of laser-like focus on rural America, perhaps now it’s time to turn attention to the real “forgotten America”: the one standing against indecency and fascism.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Why Trump’s absurd claims about a revered Navy admiral matter
    11/19/18 08:30 AM—UPDATED 11/19/18 08:41 AM
    By Steve Benen

    Retired Adm. Bill McRaven, the former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, is perhaps best known to Americans as the Navy SEAL who oversaw the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden. McRaven is also recognized as a revered veteran who’s publicly shared some concerns about Donald Trump’s presidency.

    Last year, for example, the retired four-star admiral described Trump’s attacks on the press as possibly “the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.” Three months ago, after Trump said he’d revoke the security clearances of some of his critics, McRaven wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post urging the president to revoke his security clearance, too, explaining that he would consider it “an honor” to stand alongside those “who have spoken up against your presidency.”

    Trump responded at the time, “I don’t know McRaven.” Evidently, three months later, he thinks he knows all that he needs to know about the revered admiral.

    During a “Fox News Sunday” interview that aired yesterday, Chris Wallace discussed Trump’s condemnations of the free press, and pointed to McRaven’s concerns. The president dismissed the celebrated admiral as a “Hillary Clinton fan” whose opinion should be dismissed.

    TRUMP: OK, he’s a Hilary Clinton backer and an Obama backer and frankly –

    WALLACE: He’s a Navy SEAL –

    TRUMP: Wouldn’t it have been nice if we got Osama Bin Laden a lot sooner than that, wouldn’t it have been nice?

    • Ametia says:

      Wouldn’t it have been nice if 45 was never elected to the highest office in the land because he’s a white, ignorant racist?

      wouldn’t it have been nice if Mueller & team would indicted this MOFO like NOW?

  16. rikyrah says:


    Maggie Haberman doesn’t think that the Democrats should say that Kemp STOLE the election.

    Get the ENTIRE Phuck Outta Here.

    Same type of bullshyt that Jake Tapper was trying with Abrams yesterday, trying to get her to that ‘Black forgiveness’ racket.

    And, rightfully so, Abrams said ‘phuck that shyt’.

    Damn straight, phuck that shyt.

    Yes, that election was STOLEN.

    No. We’re not your Mama’s Democrats. We’re going to tell you that it was stolen, and too bad, if people standing up for themselves upsets you.

    Phuck outta here with that bullshyt.

    They are really mad with Democrats that stand up for themselves, and tell the truth about the GOP.

    That racist muthaphucka spent his entire career disenfranching people who look like me.

    Phuck Haberman and the horse she rode in on.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Trump aims to placate Turkey to cover Saudis on Khashoggi killing

    David Laufman, former Department of Justice official, talks with Rachel Maddow about what is unusual about the Trump administration’s consideration of handing a Turkish exile residing in the U.S. to Turkey for certain persecution in a bid to ease pressure on Saudi Arabia over the murder another U.S. resident, Jamal Khashoggi.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Stacey Abrams, beaten but not defeated, vows voting rights fight

    Rachel Maddow reports on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ non-concession speech in which she acknowledged that she was out of legal options to contest Brian Kemp’s victory, but vowed continued legal action over Georgia’s voting rights abuses under Kemp.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Whitaker disqualifications run deeper than sketchy work history

    Rachel Maddow shares the latest reporting on Donald Trump’s acting-attorney general pick, Matt Whitaker, that make his qualifications seem that much more dubious, including Senator Mark Warner’s concerns about a conflict with the Mueller investigation because of Whitaker’s closeness with Sam Clovis.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Iowa Democrat loses race by 7 votes — but officials refuse to count 29 absentee ballots from left-leaning county

  21. rikyrah says:


    I will do the Forever FLOTUS 😍😍 thread when I get home from work today.

  22. rikyrah says:

    Tell that truth, Ms. Abrams.👏👏👏

  23. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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