Stoneman Douglas Shooting | NEVER AGAIN

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Taking Back Congress: 2018 & beyond

RESIST Trumpism meme / AmericaRisingBLUE.com America Rising BLUE dezinformatsiya.net

‘ indifference to claims of abuse infuriated Republicans, already confronting a surge of activism from women driven to protest, raise money & run for office because of their fervent opposition to .” “This is coming, this is real,” said .

#DemocraticMemo #DemMemo #democracyunderthreat #DemocratMemo #Democracy #ProtectRosenstein #ProtectMueller #MuellerInvestigation #MuellerTime The United States of America is under attack & the #GOP is complicit. We are at war & #potus45 #Tillerson are DOING NOTHING. #Election2018

Russian push on hides real issue: could not get SECURITY CLEARANCE to work w/ CLASSIFIED HIGHLY Confidential govt intell because his background put him at risk of BLACKMAIL by America’s enemies.

Question for my Republican Brother

Dear Stan – What will you do when your president forces violent domestic conflict, declares martial law, suspends the Constitution, orders the military to occupy local & state governments, seize the media and the police to start arresting Democrats and opposing citizenry – AKA The RESISTANCE – for treason and UnAmerican behavior?

Asking for a friend.

Time to take your stand

We are that point in history when we each must decide who we are and what we value as Americans.

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on Senate Floor Tuesday, February 6, 2018 responding to President Trump calling “Democrats Un-American and treasonous” at a speech at an Ohio factory February 5, 2018 for not applauding him during his first State of the Union Address January 29, 2018.

Despite what Trump Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says, Americans are listening to Senator Flake.  The world listened today when Trump said, “We need a good government shutdown.” Our military heard General Kelly’s racist remarks amid orders to prepare a Grand Military Parade down Pennsylvania Avenue like North Korea, Russia to “show” how powerful we are. He envisions His Greatest Show On Earth.

Gee, where have we heard that before?

Constitutional crisis, martial law, civil war?

Open letter to my older brother:

Dear Stan – since we haven’t spoken since the 2016 election, it was interesting talking with you last night.  Our conversation was awkward & stilted after you praised President Trump & lambasted the Democrats in the same sentence. You know darn well I’m the only Democrat in the family so I’m not sure what you were seeking to accomplish by demonizing “people like me”.

To be honest, I was shocked you were spewing FOX News, Breitbart, Russian talking points. “Trump, GOP good. Obama, Hillary, DNC evil.” Did you notice this was the first time in my life I didn’t rise to the bait? I literally changed the subject to the weather, the grandkids, chatty news.  And I kept it short & sweet so that neither of us could say something that would permanently separate us.

Let me use these metaphors:

1850’s – I just learned my brother is an enthusiastic slave owner.

1930″s – my brother voted for, endorses, condones, approves, admires Hitler’s government.

I’m not being hyperbolic or dramatic. The Trump regime did conspire with Putin during the elections. Russia is still influencing our politics, spreading dezinformatsiya “disinformation” in order to destabilize our democracy with the active aid & assistance of the President of the United States.

Nunes Memo is a dud

Source: Politico.com

“It’s been a rough week for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, the California Republican at the center of a Washington firestorm after crafting a memo alleging bias and misconduct at the FBI and Department of Justice.

But for Andrew Janz, the congressman’s Democratic opponent, things have never been better.

Janz, a previously little-known Fresno prosecutor, reports he’s been deluged by donations and media attention. Last week, the congressman’s hometown paper, the Fresno Bee, headlined a scathing editorial under the headline, “Rep. Devin Nunes, Trump’s stooge, attacks FBI.” Even late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel piled on this week, sniping that “to call Devin Nunes Donald Trump’s lapdog would be an insult to dogs. And to laps.”

In recent days, Twitter has been abuzz with calls from Democrats across the nation to donate to Janz’s campaign.

“We’re looking really good, thanks to him,’’ Janz told POLITICO, just hours after the memo’s Friday release. “I think we took in $100,000 between today and yesterday.”

Source: Politico.com


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The Useful Idiocy of Donald Trump

“His bizarre antics are typical KGB dezinformatsiya tactics to divert our attention to the real danger – the destruction  of our democratic institutions.”

By Chris Hedges / Truthdig

“The problem with Donald Trump is not that he is imbecilic and inept—it is that he has surrendered total power to the oligarchic and military elites. They get what they want. They do what they want. Although the president is a one-man wrecking crew aimed at democratic norms and institutions, although he has turned the United States into a laughingstock around the globe, our national crisis is embodied not in Trump but the corporate state’s now unfettered pillage.

Trump, who has no inclination or ability to govern, has handed the machinery of government over to the bankers, corporate executives, right-wing think tanks, intelligence chiefs and generals. They are eradicating the few regulations and laws that inhibited a naked kleptocracy. They are dynamiting the institutions, including the State Department, that served interests other than corporate profit and are stacking the courts with right-wing, corporate-controlled ideologues.

Trump provides the daily entertainment; the elites handle the business of looting, exploiting and destroying.”

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Source: AlterNet.org

Is Trump Killing Democracy?

“Trump hasn’t staged a coup, and so far our institutions are holding up. But he’s doing more damage every day.”

By Heather Digby Parton | Salon | January 30, 2018

“There seems to be a consensus that over the course of the last few months Trump has shown an alarming propensity to abuse his power, but it’s still unclear whether there is a clear case that he broke the law. If it can be proven that he has abused his power or broken the law, the one remedy everyone can agree upon — as with any president — is impeachment.

Because the Republican majority in Congress is acting as Trump’s accomplices rather than a co-equal branch of government with oversight responsibility and an obligation to defend the Constitution, however, impeachment is highly unlikely. The GOP caucus in both houses is barely keeping up the pretense of investigating Russian interference in the election, and one group of powerful members is trying to create an alternative scandal, accusing top officials at the FBI and the Department of Justice of conspiring to help Hillary Clinton’s campaign and destroy the Trump administration.  Trump himself has been pushing this operation, telling Chief of Staff John Kelly and supposedly recused Attorney General Jeff Sessions to aid in the effort.

The FBI is under assault by a rogue group of powerful lawmakers and the power of the president of the United States. These elected officials are deeply authoritarian by instinct, ideology and temperament. They are clearly using their authority to undermine the rule of law and democratic norms and practices, not uphold them.

This president and his henchmen could create an authoritarian regime within the rough boundaries of the Constitution and the imprimatur of democratic legitimacy. It would hardly be unprecedented. It’s the way it happens in the modern world. Political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have written a new book, How Democracies Die,” which surveys how democratic nations can slide into authoritarianism when they lose their willingness to live by two specific norms: mutual toleration and forbearance.”

The first is the belief that the opposition is operating in good faith and with a common love of country. The other is the forbearance not to push the boundaries of power, something that all the players in our system have more of than the law can possibly constrain on its own. 

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Source: AlterNet.org