Open Thread | The Future of the Democratic Party

It is no secret that I am a fan of Congresswoman Lauren Underwood.
She does the work.
Always putting in the time.
Getting things done.
It’s not a coincidence that when President Biden came to Illinois last week, he went to events in Congresswoman Underwood’s district. I want one Underwood over all ‘ The Squad’.


Uh huh😒

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23 Responses to Open Thread | The Future of the Democratic Party

  1. Liza says:

    I like Lauren Underwood. She’s the real deal and we need to elect more people like her. God knows we need to.

    However, the Democrats do not have a problem with the Squad.

    The Democrats have a problem with the Village Idiots in the Senate, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. Biden, Harris, and Schumer need to figure out what they are going to do about those two ass-clowns and stop the pandering, pleading, and begging.

    Mitch’s useful idiots are really enjoying their short lived power trip while Mitch runs down the clock until 2022 when he thinks he will get the House and/or the Senate back from the Democrats.

  2. rikyrah says:

    David Darmofal (@david_darmofal) tweeted at 7:39 PM on Tue, Jul 13, 2021:
    The day after the @VP’s visit to Detroit, the city announces it’s going to have vaccination clinics at schools.

  3. rikyrah says:


    Northbrook Teen Shot and Killed While Visiting Family in Chicago
    No arrests have been made in the 18-year-old’s shooting death, Chicago police said
    By Vi Nguyen • Published July 9, 2021

    A suburban Northbrook family says they’re devastated after their 18-year-old son, a standout football player who was awarded a full-ride college scholarship, was fatally shot while visiting relatives in Chicago.

    Miles Thompson was found shot to death early Thursday on the city’s West Side – just one day before celebrating his birthday.

    Thompson, a graduate of Glenbrook North High School, was an all-conference defensive MVP who excelled on and off the field. The 18-year-old achieved a full-ride scholarship to Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

    “He had started his own trucking and logistics business and started his LLC,” said Thompson’s stepfather, Michael Cooper. “He was ready to take life by the horns.”

    Family members told NBC 5 that Thompson drove to the city’s Austin neighborhood Wednesday night to visit his father. He had just parked his car in an alley behind his father’s house, when according to family, a group of men jumped out and shot him.

    “You know this wasn’t about money, This wasn’t about taking his car, because they took nothing,” Cooper said.

  4. rikyrah says:

    During quarantine, I picked up knitting as a hobby—and discovered how fulfilling it can be to turn small stitches into something big and beautiful. That’s why I loved talking with Shayna Rose, a 14-year-old reporter with Vogue Knitting Magazine about it. Hope you’ll listen!

    — Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 12, 2021

  5. rikyrah says:

    Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) tweeted at 1:05 PM on Mon, Jul 12, 2021:
    BREAKING: Fully vaccinated Mississippians now account for 12% of COVID-19 hospitalizations, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says.

    Two weeks ago, that figure was just 5%.

    Dr. Dobbs says the Delta variant is driving the shift.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) tweeted at 7:00 AM on Tue, Jul 13, 2021:
    Texas Democratic Caucus: “We are living on borrowed time in Texas. We need Congress to act now to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act to protect Texans — and all Americans — from the Trump Republicans’ nationwide war on democracy.”

  7. rikyrah says:

    MSNBC (@MSNBC) tweeted at 7:01 AM on Tue, Jul 13, 2021:
    Texas Democrats left the state on Monday as a final move to prevent the Republican-controlled Legislature from passing a new voting law.

  8. rikyrah says:

    AMARA (@cuteahmah) tweeted at 9:32 AM on Mon, Jul 12, 2021:
    The whole tl right now is basically everyone calling the RF out on their silence while Meghan was being racially abused and now being flag bearers fighting racism in football.

    It’s truly a wonder to behold…☺️☺️

  9. rikyrah says:

    Henry VIII (@SussexHenryVIII) tweeted at 6:09 PM on Mon, Jul 12, 2021:
    It’s becoming clear that the palace hopes they can just wait Harry and Meghan out. They still haven’t accepted that she is a permanent part of his life… even after all that has happened.

  10. rikyrah says:

    John DiStaso (@jdistaso) tweeted at 6:03 AM on Tue, Jul 13, 2021:
    NEW on @WMUR9 – Sen. @Maggie_Hassan sets more fundraising records with $3.25M raised, $6.5M on hand in Q2;
    Democratic incumbent continues to ramp up 2022 campaign for reelection. Full report here #nhsen #nhpolitics #WMUR

  11. rikyrah says:

    James E. Clyburn (@WhipClyburn) tweeted at 3:44 PM on Mon, Jul 12, 2021:
    The filibuster is not a law. It’s not in the Constitution. It’s a tradition that’s been misused throughout history to deny civil and voting rights.

    Our constitutional rights ought not be subject to the filibuster.

  12. rikyrah says:


    Jason Elias (@Zebop) tweeted at 7:45 PM on Mon, Jul 12, 2021:
    Nina Turner’s voice is an act. Before 2016 she didn’t sound or act like this. Don’t believe any of it. #shontelbrown

  13. rikyrah says:

    Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) tweeted at 7:06 AM on Mon, Jul 12, 2021:
    So now Texas Republicans are putting bounties on pregnant women. I almost hate to ask what this benighted party will think of next.

  14. rikyrah says:


    Henry VIII (@SussexHenryVIII) tweeted at 10:23 PM on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:
    I find it moderately hilarious that Brits will get on Twitter and scream that the “world knows how Meghan Markle is, they know what she did”

    Yet every.single.time England shows it’s ass the rest of the world taunts them with their treatment of her.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) tweeted at 6:07 AM on Mon, Jul 12, 2021:
    Anti-vax conservatives are LITERALLY dying to own the libs.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Kerry Reid (@kerryreid) tweeted at 1:00 PM on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:
    Again: funny how it wasn’t an issue for so many of them until the 2008 crash, when white college-educated males were losing jobs and homes and 401ks.

    Kerry Reid (@kerryreid) tweeted at 1:01 PM on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:
    None of them wanted to “occupy” over the wage discrepancies and discrimination faced by women, particularly Black women. Indeed, I’m sure many of them were openly pushing that discrimination as long as it kept them on top of the heap as white men.

  17. rikyrah says:


    And The Tweet Goes On (@lacadri34) tweeted at 0:54 PM on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:
    The income inequality folks who get cool points for trashing billionaires NEVER want to talk about how being white & male is a huge factor in why it’s been allowed to run rampant for so long. If billionaires were mostly female & POC, we’d have an end this sh*t by 7AM tomorrow.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Matt Rogers 🎙️ (@Politidope) tweeted at 3:30 PM on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:
    I’m not even sure 50% of Americans could tell you who Emmett Till was — and that’s exactly how some people want to keep it.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Gaia The Lucky Devil 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ (@luckydevilgaia) tweeted at 7:12 PM on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:
    Being white and saying voter ID laws are fine actually, while prefacing it with “unpopular opinion”, and then blocking everyone who tells you yes it is a bad opinion and here’s why, is a fine example of white privilege and fragility.

  20. rikyrah says:

    The View (@TheView) tweeted at 7:01 AM on Mon, Jul 12, 2021:
    Unvaccinated Americans should put politics aside and get vaccinated to protect themselves from the highly transmissible and “nasty” delta variant, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.

  21. rikyrah says:


    My Royalty Account (@BurnerRoyalty) tweeted at 9:43 PM on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:
    They didn’t speak up with Archie was called a monkey, and he’s 7th in line to the throne. They won’t speak up when football players experience the same thing.

  22. rikyrah says:


    Henry VIII (@SussexHenryVIII) tweeted at 0:26 AM on Mon, Jul 12, 2021:
    Meghan Markle was right about everything.

  23. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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