I can’t help myself- I am absolutely a fan of Stacey Abrams.
Unapologetically a fan.
I definitely hope that she runs in 2020. This country needs someone like her in political leadership in this country.
She has the way forward. Stop chasing after muthaphuckas who wouldn’t pour water on your if you were on fire. Get to YOUR voters – those that believe as you do and aren’t registered. Or, those who have been voter suppressed, and get them the right ID so that they can vote. Find YOUR voters. STOP chasing after those who are willing to follow every shiny object that the GOP throws into their path, determined to vote against their self-interest, cause, quite frankly, clinging to the Whiteness is the most important thing to them.
And make no mistake, that election was STOLEN from Stacey Abrams by a cheat. Hillary is absolutely right – Stacey should be the Governor right now.
Democrats need to be Democrats. Stand for what we stand for. Stand for it proudly. Go out and find OUR voters and FIGHT for their right to vote. There isn’t one phucking issue that the Republicans stand for that has any kind of merit. Not.A.One. We need to take it to them in 2020, and shove it down their throats. Our values, represented by the policies that we support, are humane and better. They stand for nothing but hatred and fear.
Stacey Abrams, After Narrow Loss, Has Some Decisions to Make
ATLANTA — Pick a strategy Democrats are considering ahead of 2020, and Stacey Abrams’s narrow loss in the Georgia governor’s race serves either as a blueprint or a warning sign.
Democrats are debating how much voting issues can swing an election, whether identity politics are energizing or polarizing, and if it is better to double down on politically engaged women, people of color and left-leaning voters or tack to the center. All of those played out in a fight that catapulted Ms. Abrams to national attention. The open question is what lesson to draw: that her strategy was more successful than any recent Democrat who ran statewide, or that it still was not enough to tug Georgia — and perhaps the country — into the blue column.
For Ms. Abrams, the answer is unequivocal: Her campaign turned out record numbers of black, Latino and Asian voters, and she also won a larger share of the white vote than President Barack Obama or scions of Georgia political royalty like Jason Carter and Michelle Nunn. She actively courted voters and highlighted issues central to an emerging demographic majority that proved elusive for Democrats in 2016.
“We recognized that we could center communities of color, marginalized communities, and talk about their needs without alienating the white community,” she said in a recent extended interview. “That’s been a false narrative that’s been part of politics, especially in the South, for a very long time.”
This, she argues, is a playbook Democrats should follow for 2020, whether or not she runs for president — a choice she is actively considering.
“I need women of color, particularly black women, to understand that our achievements should not be diminished,” she said, particularly that she came so close in a red state. She added, “Now I’m not saying I would be the best candidate, but I’m not going to dismiss it out of hand the way others do.”
ICAM, Ms. Abrams.
A MOFO MADAME
16 counts? FOH
In Carson news…..
Don’t change the tv if he’s watching cartoons….he’ll start crying…. and wants the remote back.
Whenever he and his daddy are riding in the car and the music is on….he tries to sing too…..
Carson’s sooo ohandsome. That look tho! LOL
Caption: “I wish you would touch that remote…
Little heartbreaker. He’s gorgeous.
And, he’s wicked smart, too.
Hi there, young Carson!
Looks like they are going to prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law, unlike Trump’s cronies.
Watch: Arkansas State Sen. Stephanie Flowers Is the Hero We Deserve
Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
47 Months: A Case Study in Systemic Racism and Why The Time for Tokenism is Over
Ellis’ sentence was some STRAIGHT UP, GRADE A,, BULLSHIT RACIST WHITE, FUCK YOU PRIVILEGE.
After Being Called Out for Lack of Black Execs, CNN Blames Delay in Meeting with NABJ on Roland Martin
Lord, throw me a line.
Lord Jesus! Come down and deal with this wicked man.
Been looking for this comment about David Brooks coming out for reparations. I think they nailed it:
20h20 hours ago
Does this resolution include any specifics about what the House intends to do regarding ongoing oppression of racial and religious minorities in the US? Or is this purely about targeting Omar with more vigor than any of the many white supremacists who hold power in this gov’t?
19h19 hours ago
The USA’s bipartisan neoliberal establishment was not even this moved to call for such a resolution when neo-nazis marched on Charlottesville shouting “Jews will not replace us” and murdered a young woman. I WONDER WHY THAT IS… 🤔
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Dylann Roof murdering Black people in Charleston to start a race war didn’t warrant such a resolution. No such resolution was proposed the whole time mass anti-racism protests were occurring in every major American city. At that time the response was, “All lives matter.” 🙃
19h19 hours ago
We see you, white power establishment. We see you.
All of it is pure, unadulterated bullsh!t. The Democrats going along with this to pander to their AIPAC master is unconscionable. One of these days I’m just going to register as independent and be done with it.
FOLLOW THE BOUNCING $$$$$$$$
Heard this broadcast yesterday on MPR
Wurzer: “Do you think she should kinda reign in some of her tweets. Kinda hard to discuss foreign policy in240 characters?” REALLY?!
Who do we know that tweets on the regular and is sitting in the highest office in the land?
‘She’s speaking truth to power:’ Local Jewish group rep reacts to Rep. Omar’s comments
The U.S. House is expected to vote Thursday on a new resolution condemning hate. The resolution began as a denunciation of anti-Semitism, in the wake of comments last week by Minnesota DFL Rep. Ilhan Omar.
On Tuesday’s Morning Edition we heard from Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, about why many Jews feel that Rep. Omar’s recent comments were anti-Semitic. But others in the Jewish community disagree with that sentiment, including Amber Harris, who represents the Twin Cities chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace.
MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Harris about the situation.
“If you hear the dogs, keep going
If you see the torches in the woods, keep going
If there’s shouting after you, keep going” —Harriet Tubman
My son said, Mom don’t put your faith in these people getting long sentences for their crimes. He said, they’re being sentenced frm 2 weeks to 30 days in prison, while Black people are sitting years in prison for weed. How is that justice? I told him to believe. What can I say now? #JudgeEllis #ManafortSentencing
Did you all see this?
The government professionals are trying, folks. They are trying to hang in there and get the truth out to us.
It’s coming. It’s just a matter of time. Because the only way to get these fuckers, is that enough white folks have to gain a pair
Judge’s light Manafort sentence undercuts justice system: McQuade
Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about how federal sentencing guidelines work, and why Judge T.S. Ellis disregarding those guidelines to give Paul Manafort a lighter sentence undermines the legitimacy of the criminal justice system.
First debate between the two candidates for Mayor of Chicago last night:
Sometimes when your soul is bruised, it helps to listen to music. This #Manafort sentencing fuckery was a stab to the soul. A life of crime and all he got was a slap on the wrist. Corrupt system. corrupt judges. I’m still shook.
Word of the Day : March 8, 2019
Shard: noun SHAHRD
1 a : a piece or fragment of a brittle substance; broadly : a small piece or part : scrap
b : shell, scale; especially : elytron
2 : a fragment of a pottery vessel found on sites and in refuse deposits where pottery-making peoples have lived
3 : highly angular curved glass fragments of tuffaceous sediment
Thanks for continuing the “Word of the Day” feature, Ametia. It’s keeping my mind sharp and adding new words to my vocabulary.
William Jefferson was sentenced to 13 yrs in prison. Judge Ellis didn’t think the guidelines were excessive in his case b/c William Jefferson is Black. Paul Manafort is white. He’s unfit to sit on the bench. Folks MUST take a look at more of his cases. What he did was fucked up
Reading the body language it looks like the guy closest to the Duchess is more open to her yet the guy with his hands behind his back is more anxious or distrustful.
This place was servicing Mar-a-lago clients…come on, you know it…I know it…
Patrick Healy (@patrickhealynyt) Tweeted:
NEWS: Elizabeth Warren is proposing a new regulatory plan that would break up big tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook and roll back acquisitions like Facebook’s deals for WhatsApp and Instagram. https://t.co/xZboYv9Cby https://twitter.com/patrickhealynyt/status/1104015484855484417?s=17
Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) Tweeted:
Extensive wrongdoing, misconduct, corruption, criminality, and, yes, collusion have *already* been conclusively documented by the “witch hunt” and spinoffs.
Anyone who treats lack of *criminal charges* for conspiracy with Russia as vindication is willingly bolstering his spin. https://t.co/x9kq7GWSkr https://twitter.com/ThePlumLineGS/status/1104015510570782720?s=17
Molly McKew (@MollyMcKew) Tweeted:
Ken Starr is on CNN talking about how poor pitiable Manafort deserved mercy + compassion, then pivoted smoothly into condemning Monica Lewinsky as a devious manipulative perjurer even at age 21– & I feel like we’ve reached a new low to punditry. Happy int’l women’s day from @cnn https://twitter.com/MollyMcKew/status/1103998739293847552?s=17
She is soooooo pretty!!
Like I said below…
We could do this everyday, all day, and not run out of cases
Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) Tweeted:
There was only one Black lawmaker on the committee this week to review a Stand Your Ground bill in Arkansas. Thank God it was state Senator Stephanie Flowers. The bill failed in committee 4-3. #arleg https://t.co/oP2q7vJkOC https://twitter.com/shannonrwatts/status/1104004160704307200?s=17
David Mazel (@david_mazel) Tweeted:
@RadioFreeTom @Popehat Well, Mueller gave it his all, but at the end of the day he just couldn’t turn Manafort into a black guy. https://twitter.com/david_mazel/status/1103835746270568448?s=17
Uh huh 😒
Uh huh 😒
Agreed, Ms. Abrams and they can just get over it.
We could go all day with stories like this
I think that this movie is going to rock
The curve for Unqualified White Men is REAL 😡 😡
Uh huh 😒
Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄
KEEP.BRINGING THOSE RECEIPTS ON MANAFOR, THAT JUDGE ELLIS, & HIS CLUB OF RICH WHITE COHORTS