That’s why I call it the American Experiment. I agree with this Twitter thread about the stakes for 2020. It literally is about America’s survival, and folks who don’t get that…..we can’t joke or waffle about it:
coop (@coople) Tweeted:
- America is an idea, a noble one, but it’s an anomaly in history. If racism destroys this noble idea, what rushes in to fill the void will plunge civilization into darkness. This sentiment has to be delivered with urgency and righteous anger. This candidate has to carry the
coop (@coople) Tweeted:
- the banner into the belly of the beast and implode Whiteness. Republicans have been successful w/their Southern Strategy bc Dems and cautious white folks have been afraid to run afoul of Whiteness. They’ve been afraid to call a spade a spade. They’ve equivocated. Media
coop (@coople) Tweeted:
- have too. But now is the time. If trump wins reelection, Whiteness/racism will destroy democracy, cobble America and embolden the forces of autocracy and authoritarianism. The Democrats, so reticent and solicitous have to choose ye this day. If night, America
coop (@coople) Tweeted:
- will begin the long day’s journey into night. @3ChicsPolitico @YNB @AvaJacq @Amy_Siskind @JoyAnnReid @DrJasonJohnson @JasonOverstreet @RepJerryNadler https://twitter.com/coople/status/1153455360574967809?s=17
November 2018 saved the American Social Safety Net
My daughter and I loved that movie.
I don’t believe that this is random. Why do I feel that they were targeted 😠😠
A really heartbreaking tragedy..
May they Rest In Peace..
And then we wonder why and how we lose.. how we always, always manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory…
A bunch of mostly paid or ego-stroked media/social media types try to fluff-up and talk-up and whip up an artificial frenzy around underwhelming, one-dimensional, mediocre, manufactured career pols with no conviction or vision – outside of their own self-aggrandizement and political ambition… and precious little to show for been propped-up from one elective office to the next through the years by a corrupt state party machine.. try to insist that their fluffed-up person is ‘ really, really happening’ …really catching on.. and that we all ought to get onboard..
There will be yet another wake-up call for us if this ends up playing out as the social media bubble brigade dictates..
I’m not a Hillary person, but there is not even any comparison..
Hillary was an infinitely superior candidate/politician/human.. by every measure..
I’ll take Hillary over any day …and that’s saying a lot..
That the media and certain folk are pretending that this slate of Dem candidates aren’t in fact mediocre, and for the most part, utterly unimpressive, has to be the biggest joke played on us..
…the continued elevation of the treasonous buffoon and his endless criminality and traitorous shenanigans, aside..
If ‘taking it to the treasonous buffoon on the debate stage’ (something that for all intents and purposes might not even happen if he – with the enabling of the media – suddenly opts out of debates and decides that he’s simply not interested)…
If that is the only criteria for our next nominee, then we have already lost..
Folks need to read the comments on the recent New York Times article for a sampling of what a vast majority of Democrats are actually thinking..
This makes my blood boil over..
In addition to being a Russian asset, #MoscowMitch is also letting down the people he promised to help. This is what happens when you pretend to love coal miners but what you really love are checks from coal barons. https://t.co/Yg0revv3ue— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) July 30, 2019
I didn’t realize that Trump called in an astroturfed anti-gay pastor who falsely claimed to be a civil rights leader to defend him on Baltimore. This is what happened when I asked the actual surviving leaders who he was https://t.co/Edue5ShLAE pic.twitter.com/BazqnlxT4Z— Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) July 30, 2019
Ugh, he’s such a shifty MF..
…Don Lemon interviewed him last night..
Jaw-dropping story in the Wall Street Journal.High-income parents in Chicago are transferring legal guardianship of their children to friends so the kids can claim financial aid.https://t.co/GC4rEhTE6F— Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) July 30, 2019
Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) Tweeted:
We had a meeting about this @TheLastWord. I began & ended with the admission that I don’t know how to cover a presidential campaign of full throttle racism. We must begin by not pretending we know how to cover Trump. It’s a new challenge everyday & our old tools don’t work. https://t.co/VNTyKxcwd2 https://twitter.com/Lawrence/status/1156244753719209984?s=17
Meet The Right-Wing Consultant Who Goes From State To State Slashing Budgets
By Matt Shuham
July 29, 2019 3:50 pm
WSJ editorial board comes to defense of McConnell: https://t.co/6VCPT1rHOb— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) July 30, 2019
Of course, he’s a lying muthaphucka just like his boss.
The Curve for Unqualified White Men is REAL.
Did Trump’s pick for intelligence director misrepresent his record?
07/30/19 10:05 AM
By Steve Benen
UH UH UH
EXCLUSIVE: Murdered Ole Miss student Ally Kostial, 21, was ‘PREGNANT with accused killer’s baby’ and was shot shortly after she told him and refused when he demanded that she have an abortion
Friends of Ally Kostial, 21, claim she was pregnant with her accused killer Brandon Theesfeld’s child
They said she told him the news not long before she was found dead on Saturday morning
Kostial and Theesfeld, 22, ‘had dated on and off since her freshman year’ and Kostial’s pregnancy was not a secret on the Oxford, Mississippi campus
‘Her sorority sisters say they knew knew she was pregnant and that she had told Brandon. He was really upset about it, that it would ruin his life and his future,’ a friend said
She added: ‘He was really mad that she wouldn’t get an abortion. She was like, ”No, I don’t believe in that”’
The friend, who asked not to be named, said she believes Kostial told Theesfeld that she was pregnant on the same day she was killed
‘Her sorority sisters thought it was Brandon because he was in a rage earlier in the day,’ she said
Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to DailyMailTV that they were aware of the claims that Kostial was pregnant and it was part of the ongoing investigation
By LOUISE BOYLE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 10:47 EDT, 30 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:28 EDT, 30 July 2019
There are 2 dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, but it’s really only a 5 person race
The field of Democratic presidential candidates all vying to unseat President Donald Trump from the White House in 2020 is historically massive. While there are 24 legitimate candidates, it is more or less a five-candidate race by all realistic measurements: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Pete Buttigieg.
What each poll shows, whether in a national scope or narrowed down to specific early voting states, is that only a few candidates emerge at the top of the field, while the remaining dozen-and-a-half candidates barely crack 1%.
Consistently, each poll paints a similar picture in which Biden holds a commanding lead, which has slimmed down a bit since he underwhelmed at the first primary debate in Miami, followed by a mix of Harris, Sanders, and the resurgent Warren. Buttigieg has maintained a strong showing after emerging from obscurity into an unlikely frontrunner.
7% too many..
The day thousands and thousands of African Americans call the White House to tell Trump what a great job he’s doing is the day the sun doesn’t rise and Jesus comes back.
Sexual assault allegations to feature at Joint Chiefs hearing
Joy Reid alerts viewers to the beginning of confirmation hearings for General John Hyten, Donald Trump’s nominee to be vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who has been accused of sexual assault by an Army Colonel.
Mass arrests at Moscow protest point to cracks in Putin control
Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, discusses the arrests of over a thousand people in Moscow at a protest over city council elections, and wonders what has Vladimir Putin so anxious about what is arguably a minor election.
Calls for impeachment inquiry surge in wake of Mueller testimony
Rep. Dina Titus discusses what it was about Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress, and what other factors, moved her to join the calls from the opening of an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, and how the issue registers with her constituents.
Trump settles into racist insults as campaign foundation
Rev. Al Sharpton and Michael Steele, former RNC chairman, talk about Donald Trump’s escalating use of racism and demagoguery as the basis of his 2020 re-election campaign, and the meekness of elected Republicans who refrain from speaking out.
.@ChrisJansing there’s no such thing as a racially charged attack. It’s racism. Period. There are NOT thousands & thousands of African Americans calling the WH & telling Trump what a great job he’s doing. In what world? The man is morally bankrupt. Stop reporting his lies.
Chris Jansing is very much part of the problem..
Trump poised to take major step to politicizing US intelligence
Ned Price, former intelligence officer at the CIA and former National Security Council spokesman, talks about the damage Donald Trump is doing to the United States intelligence community by looking to staff top positions with sycophants, with the latest example being the nomination of John Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coats as DNI.
The Fed’s real message: Save the economy from Trump
The central bank is expected to cut rates this week in part to offset President Donald Trump’s trade war.
July 30, 2019 at 9:25 am EDT
Central bank officials are expected to cut interest rates for the first time since the global financial crisis not because Trump demanded it. Instead, they will move in part because the president’s bruising trade policy has helped fuel a global manufacturing slowdown and injected deep uncertainty into executive suites around the world.
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell won’t directly say it directly after his meetings Tuesday and Wednesday. But the central bank will reverse course at least in part to save the Trump economy from Trump.
Kamala Harris Health Care Plan Exposes the Lie to ‘Single Payer’ Medicare
Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) Tweeted:
This, from the Sanders campaign, exemplifies everything wrong with that campaign — smearing (and misrepresenting) a reasonable proposal that would make the US system resemble several successful European systems. Advocating pure single-payer is fine; smearing alternatives isn’t https://t.co/mofOfTcLJS https://twitter.com/paulkrugman/status/1156180284330663936?s=17
The Biden numbers are objectively, pretty interesting. Again, just a hunch: they seem to indicate a propensity to return to him, even in the absence of tons of positive media attention. He hasn’t gotten a lot the past month. He’s been basically out of the news the past 2 weeks.
— Mangy Jay (@magi_jay) July 29, 2019
His uptick is basically equal to uptick in voters seeing as most electable. Democrats are scared and every poll where the others don’t lead Trump by Biden’s margin sends them back to Biden. https://t.co/nJ7QnCXqHs
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) July 29, 2019
I wish this thug would stop LYING on African Americans. Black people in my neck of the woods despise HIM to the core of their being. Do this ignorant buffoon think they’d vote for the oppressor?Those in the media need to stop peddling his lies about Black people. They HATE him!
THIS COON HERE!
Ben Carson says as a pediatric neurosurgeon, he hesitated to send children back to ‘infested’ homes in Baltimore
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson defended President Trump and his characterization of Baltimore as a “rodent infested mess” and said that while working as a pediatric neurosurgeon in the city, he hesitated to send children back to “infested” homes.
Carson, who spent much of his medical career at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, broke his silence Monday night during an interview on Fox News two days after Trump started attacking Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) and the city he represents.
BUCK DANCING COON
Abubakr Al-Shamahi (@abubakrabdullah) Tweeted:
Three racist pricks decided to be big big men by throwing an ice slushie in my 62 year old mom’s face as my dad was driving in Birmingham. They’ve been in the country 40 years but nothing like that’s ever happened. But Islamophobia doesn’t exist apparently. Mama’s bruised but ok. https://twitter.com/abubakrabdullah/status/1155964308620054534?s=17
His racist rhetoric is inspiring violence but others get their accounts suspended or features limited for calling him a moron. Go figure.
sussexsquadpodcast (@sussexpodcast) Tweeted:
#SussexSquad I see some of you like @Telegraph and their little video about #DuchessofSussex never forget this same paper called you Megbots, incited racist against Meghan with Meghan’s mosque, wrote the sally jones lie, etc! Stop the circle of abuse! SMH 🤦🏾♀️ https://twitter.com/sussexpodcast/status/1155844985503256577?s=17
Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) Tweeted:
When white people are poor or struggle with problems like addiction, they are “forgotten” or “left behind,” politicians have failed them and have a moral obligation to do something. When black people have those problems, it’s our fault and proof that white people are superior. https://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/1156171409569275904?s=17
john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) Tweeted:
Racism isn’t a political tactic you discuss the practical pros and cons of on national tv. Racism isn’t a form of social tension. Racism is a violent, hateful ideology that has resulted in the deaths of untold millions of people and should treated as such. This isn’t hard. https://twitter.com/dcbigjohn/status/1155974934310445057?s=17
Haven’t folks like me been telling you that the problem they have with Dolt45 is that he won’t talk in Frank Luntz-approved dogwhistles😒😒
Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄