Open Thread | From Madam Speaker

The Speaker of the House sent this to her colleagues. I see no lies told. Madam Speaker knows the truth of the occupant in the White House.😒😒

From The Speaker of the House

Dear Democratic Colleague,

This Easter Weekend provided me with a time for deeper prayer and reflection. This is an unbearably sad time with all Americans sharing the same devastating experience: we are grieving for those who have died from the coronavirus, we are fearful for our health and especially the health of our loved ones and we are heartbroken for our children who are unable to be in school and with their friends.

As Americans, we are suffering from pressures of economic hardship. All of us want to resume the precious and beautiful lives that America’s unique freedoms provide. We will overcome this moment, but success requires one fundamental from which all actions will follow: we need the truth. To succeed in this crisis, we must insist on the truth, and we must act upon it!

In order to move forward, we must first understand the truth of what has put us in this position:

The truth is that Donald Trump dismantled the infrastructure handed to him which was meant to plan for and overcome a pandemic, resulting in unnecessary deaths and economic disaster.

The truth is that in January Donald Trump was warned about this pandemic, ignored those warnings, took insufficient action and caused unnecessary death and disaster.

The truth is that Donald Trump told his most loyal followers that the pandemic was a hoax and that it would magically disappear, thus endangering lives and paving the way for economic disaster.

The truth is that we did not have proper testing available in March despite Trump repeatedly claiming that we did; and even now, we do not have adequate tests, masks, PPE, and necessary equipment, which creates unnecessary death and suffering.

The truth is because of an incompetent reaction to this health crisis, the strong economy handed to Donald Trump is now a disaster, causing the suffering of countless Americans and endangering lives.

The truth is a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility. A weak person blames others.

The truth is, from this moment on, Americans must ignore lies and start to listen to scientists and other respected professionals in order to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

Here’s more that is true: the American people want us to work together. In March, Congress passed three bipartisan bills to address this crisis. The first bill passed the House on March 4 and focused on testing, testing, testing.

The truth is, one month later, we do not have appropriate testing. The President continues to obfuscate, saying we have more testing than any other country in the world. The truth is that only 1 percent of Americans have been tested. The failure to test is central to the spread of the virus and its impact on those most vulnerable in our society. The failure to test is dangerous and deadly, and without testing, we cannot resume our lives.

The President has said that we are engaged in a war. Leaders understand that in war, force protection of our troops is the top priority. In this war, force protection means for health care, police, fire, EMS, food and other essential workers to have the protective equipment that they need to save lives without risking their own.

The truth is that we do not have the necessary hospital equipment. Without ventilators and other equipment, our health care workers cannot save the lives of those they serve.

Once we all share the truth of what took place and what is currently happening, including in our minority communities, we can work together to solve these problems.

There are important decisions ahead. We can go forward confident that America, its competent and honest leaders and its people are fully capable of making the right choices and decisions to restore the American greatness that has been squandered.

But if we are not working from the truth, more lives will be lost, economic hardship and suffering will be extended unnecessarily and our children will not be safe, happy and learning. Our future will be healthy and prosperous if we no longer tolerate lies and deceit.

We must recognize the truth, we must speak the truth, we must insist on the truth and we must and will act upon it.

Think on this 😠😠😠

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56 Responses to Open Thread | From Madam Speaker

  1. rikyrah says:

    Grand Rapids, Nebraska has an COVID-19 per capita infection rate on par with Louisiana…

    only has 1 hospital…

    and the Governor still won’t do a stay at home order.

    is going to open up a muthaphuckin’ MALL next week.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Maddow reporting now that the cluster in South Dakota – that meat packing plant is now up to 777.
    They haven’t even tested everyone.

    Total number of hospital beds in South Dakota.



    But still, no stay at home order from their idiot Governor.

  3. eliihass says:

    Tsk, tsk, tsk..

    Silly Stacey.. didn’t have the good sense or ‘favor’ with God to be born acceptably mixed-race.. or ‘moral’ enough in her twenties to find herself a powerful, politically-connected sugar daddy who’d hook her up, set her up, prop her up through the ladders of elective office …and on the regular, strong-arm away all potential competition, permanently blacklist any defiant opposition, routinely clear the field for her to keep failing up..

    And heaven knows that the dumb-dumb that’s Stacey Abrams ..Truman Scholar, with her Yale Law degree, and MPA in Public Affairs, and years as House Minority Leader in the racist south, wouldn’t know her way around leadership if it smacked her in the face.. unlike that ‘exceptionally well-qualified, prepared & ready to be president’ Sarah Palin, who has the ‘requisite experience’, having been Mayor and won state-wide office as Governor of a State..

    • eliihass says:

      As long as they keep reverentially addressing an unscrupulous, highly-compromised, hollow, marginally literate, 2-bit con man as ‘president’, he’s only more puffed-up, more emboldened..

      First rule of this now dangerously overplayed Orwellian clown game …deny the vacuous little pos coward this honorific ..and all the unnecessary ego-bolstering obsequiousness .. and watch him crack..

      With a 4th rate megalomaniac and his fragile ego, it’s the small things..

  4. Liza says:

    Man Without a Soul by Lucinda Williams. And this was before the pandemic.

  5. rikyrah says:

    She was a scientist before she went into politics. She respects the science.

    • eliihass says:


      That’d mean they’d have no use for their useful idiot access-journo Darlene Superville who’s been invaluable and ever-ready with the fluff-up ..churning out glowing gaslighting beat-sweeteners that freely lavish praise for all sorts vacuous ridiculousness ..including posting a one-off picture wearing a mask, as an act of ‘ultimate defiance’ and ‘bravery’..

  6. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😊😊😊

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