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Resisters, some

We need to pace ourselves and remember we are in this together for the long haul. 

While the events of the last week were not what we wanted, this bottomless well of corruption and grift the Trump administration is moves the odds in our favor.

The truth will come out. Their situation is not sustainable, which we will keep pointing out. Keep asking, "what happens when an unstoppable force keeps assembling?" We are the unstoppable force. 

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As long as the media continues portraying Democrats as disorganized, incompetent, bickering, and complaining...and we allow or contribute to it...Trump and the Republicans are winning. 

If a certain candidate is yours, vote for them in the primary with gusto. That's what it's for. Vet them, talk about them. Nobody wants an electorate picking a candidate uninformed.

But we need a candidate who can build a coalition, not destroy it.
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@IronMan @TKAJanuary @Thunderbirds511 @GlennGriffin8 agreed Tony. Why should I want to vote for a candidate who engages in name calling before I have a chance to vote? Heck, I think Sanders has some good ideas but M4A or Green New Deal will be implemented in the first year, let alone 100 days. It's going to take a lot of compromising to get started on those plans but unfortunately, today's younger voters haven't seen that in their lifetimes. We've got to stop governing with a hammer and nail.

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@IronMan @TKAJanuary @Thunderbirds511 @GlennGriffin8 I've been called a Yellow Dog Democrat and a bleeding heart liberal but I've never heard of the term Centrist or Establishment Democrat before 2016. We're supposed to be working towards a common goal of saving democracy, not dividing our party. Also, Ruffalo is getting roasted in that thread, last I checked.

"Our Revolution" fielded a bunch of candidates in Republican-held districts in 2018. Not a single one of them won.

Concerns about what a Sanders candidacy might due to down-ballot elections are valid.

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Swalwell: It's Important To 'Name & Shame' Russia After New Meddling Cla... youtu.be/cECHGx7XMEo via @YouTube

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According to The Hill, Roger Stone is trying to disqualify Judge Amy Berman Jackson, the judge who sentenced him. His lawyers are trying to get a new trial - they are using Trump’s claim that one juror was biased. Can you believe this blatant corruption?

Trump's claim that Bolton can publish his book when he leaves the White House doesn't support his claim that Bolton's conversations and contacts with him rise to the level of being classified.

Put even more clearly: if the material becomes fit to publish once Trump leaves office, by definition it's not classified. Classifications survive presidential turnover. It's obvious, therefore, that the restriction until Trump leaves office is purely political.

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@GlennGriffin8 @twitter. Interestingly enuf, I opened up mastodon first this AM instead of the birdsite. I'm attracted to the open source quality; kind of like the Linux OS. I think I'm going to enjoy mastodon very much. The birdsite pushed people here out of neccesity, but I think, now, this has turned out to be serendipitous. I, especially, would like to thank you & @AgentCarter_SSR for your tireless efforts in those early dark suspension days.

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@IronMan There is a good resource for tracking the consistent circumvention of Senate confirmation - as well as the attrition of administration officials, where they came from and where they went after - I haven't looked at it in awhile, but it is regularly updated and worth a bookmark: brookings.edu/research/trackin

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Dear people who are voting in Democratic primaries for the first time,

The Democratic Party has had liberals in it for a long time, so showing up and immediately demanding that non-moderates drop out is like moving into a house where people already live and trying to replace all the furniture and decor on the first day. Try getting to know us a little bit and compromising. Maybe we can pair your armchair with our couch, and we could go in together on a rug and a coffee table.

First, we have to continue to agree to support the eventual Democratic nominee and work with others to elect the next Democratic President.

The key concept here is that Mick Mulvaney admits that the GOP actively sabotages the economy when Democrats are in power to make themselves look better.

Tell your friends and fellow voters the truth about the Republican economy. Sharing information with people off social media is key to making change.
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All Americans should be terrified at Trump's efforts to purge our government of any employees who have a whiff of integrity and replace them with loyalists, experience not required.

Trump is deliberately avoiding Senate confirmation by filling the administration with "acting" officials. These are dangerous times that will only get worse if we don't act accordingly in working to remove Republicans from office.

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@IronMan Hmm, I’m guessing the people who pitch hissy fits all night and day about Democrats appealing to Democrats during primary season don’t do the same thing to Republicans appealing to Republicans.

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@IronMan There must be massive turnout in both the Primaries and the Nov election. The GOP and Trump will cheat so we have to make sure they cannot win. TurnOut up and down the ballot

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Seeing real life super villain Roger Stone smiling as he leaves the courtroom is disheartening. He knows Trump will pardon him before he has to serve even one minute in prison. He wouldn't be smiling if his orange crooked friend wasn't president. Lets make sure by this time next year, these types of travesties of Justice don't happen anymore.

Additional post-debate thought after getting off that birdsite for a while.

This is the DEMOCRATIC primary.  It's not the general.  

The idea of asking Democrats to appeal to Republicans during the primary is ludicrous.  

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I’m not in the habit of posting Stereogum links anywhere, but seeing as how this is a meme set to music, it feels appropriate enough. I present, for your consideration, Elizabeth Warren ethering Michael Bloomberg at the debate last night.

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I’m not able to make a big donation right now, but I chipped in a few dollars to Warren after her strong debate night.

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@AgentHill @IronMan It’s disappointing to see big-name resisters on the birdsite doing Republicans’ work for them this morning. If Bernie does get the nomination, we‘ll have a lot of damage to undo and it’ll be partially our allies’ fault. We have to be careful... which is really great and not adding to the stress of daily life at all!

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