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  1. Me too, but I'm starting to get used to it in-between anxiety attacks. I really don't expect her whistleblowing to make a difference, but she's brave for trying.
  2. It's a lot like 2016, in that it seems impossible on the one hand, and yet you can almost feel history repeating itself. Many on the left are over confident again. There is just no way we can lose right? Look at how awful he is! Look at the poll numbers! I'll never forget how pissed I got at my husband for saying he thought Trump could win it a few weeks before the election. "There is no way in hell that's going to happen!" Well, "we" let the monster in the door and it's not going to be that easy to get it out again. Not just Trump himself, but all the hate and the erosion of Democratic norms. All of the things that helped get us here such as Russian interference and voter suppression are still problems. The only difference is that Trump is already in power this time. Of course, that doesn't even address the people on the far left who want to sabotage any democrat who doesn't fit into their effing revolution.
  3. We'll be lucky if Democrats don't mortally wound their own candidate before the actual election even starts. I remember the years when I looked forward to national elections with a sense of excitement. Now I just dread it.
  4. I'll believe if if it's still the story on April 2nd. Right now it still feels like an April 1st hoax. Not that I care much one way or aother since I haven't watched either show in nearly a year.
  5. Trump has a lot of policies that are in conflict with each other. That's what happens when you rule from a place of malice and spite.
  6. But is it really the purity Olympics to say that stuff like this isn't ok? Maybe men could just learn to keep their hands to themselves. I hate that women might have to accept this just to be rid of a monster like Trump. And yeah, you bet I would if that's the choice, but I'm not going to like it. Writing in “The Cut,” Flores said she was standing at the side of the stage at a campaign rally when she felt Biden approach her from behind and lean in to smell her hair. “He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head,” Flores wrote. “My brain couldn’t process what was happening. I was embarrassed. I was shocked. I was confused.”“I couldn’t move and I couldn’t say anything. I wanted nothing more than to get Biden away from me,” she added. “My name was called and I was never happier to get on stage in front of an audience.”
  7. Yeah, I would be disgusted too. Trump has nearly 20 women accusing him of grabbing them, but Democrats just don't get the same leeway, so I do see this as a potential problem. I guess we'll see. I'm terrified of an October surprise.
  8. I hope this is not true, but if it is true, I'm glad it's coming out now. We'll see if there are more in the coming weeks.
  9. I'm only sorry criminal charges aren't on the table.
  10. Plus Netanyahu is always praising Trump. When so many people hate him here, that's going to have an effect.
  11. Right!? It doesn't take a genius to see that if things go south in this country, the white supremacists will come for both the Jews and the Muslims. Then for a lot more vulnerable people. I found the decision to de-fund the Special Olympics chilling.
  12. Can The Wire be trusted? If so here is an article. https://www.dailywire.com/news/44807/rep-ilhan-omars-constituents-are-unhappy-her-emily-zanotti But if CNN — hardly a right-leaning publication — is to be believed, it isn't just fellow politicians who are growing tired of Omar's public cause against the right of Israel to exist. Her constituents — including Somali and Muslim constituents — aren't happy with how Omar has handled her first few weeks in public office. “When David Duke of the Ku Klux Klan agrees with you,” Mohamed Ahmed, one of Omar's constituents, told the network, “you’re not doing something right.” The four constituents interviewed by CNN also agreed with moderate Democrats and Republicans who qualified Omar's statements about "dual loyalty" and AIPAC as hateful toward the Jewish people — not mere criticism of Israel itself, or "Zionism."Omar Jamal, Steve Hunegs, Mohamed Ahmed and Avi Olitzky agree on the characterization of language Omar used. When Omar talked about Israel 'hypnotizing' the world, they said it was anti-Semitic," CNN reported. "And when she questioned whether American lawmakers and lobbyists had loyalty to Israel, they said it was anti-Semitic. Local leaders want her to understand why her words were causing so much pain." Muslims and Jews are often closer than you might expect in the Midwest. The synagogue we go to here in Omaha is on the tri faith initiative campus. Look out the window and you see the Mosque. Jews used to do a lot of resettlement work here, until the refugees dried up. It seems to be the same in Minnesota. That said, I don't think any of this means much for her potential reelection, if she gets her $hit together soon and does some good for her district.
  13. Although after I made the comments about her ego, I wonder if I would have said the same about a man? I really can't be sure. As much as I try to root the patriarchy out of my mindset it was ingrained at a young age. On Israel, she has to step back, get her facts straight and then level her criticism straight at the policies of the Israeli government, while being careful not to use a double standard. If I were her I would take the word "Jew" out of my twitter feed all together. It's not needed for what she is trying achieve or at least for what I hope she's trying to achieve.
  14. Message boards can be so hard. I only mentioned Khan because when I said it "was classic Republican thinking", I didn't want Khan to think that I was accusing him of that way of thinking. I definitely did not mean to imply in any way that you were coming down on him.
  15. You'd think after everything Omar would at least try to get her facts straight. Her whole thread is just an ego trip when Netanyahu didn't even say her name.
  16. Amen. That is classic Republican thinking and not a good long term solution. I understand that you didn't mean it to be Khan. I agree that in the short term raising money for things we believe in may be our only hope. Not just from rich people, but from the middle class. As a long term solution charity is not the answer and it never has been. Private charity can supplement, but it cannot take the place of public policy when it comes to supporting important causes.
  17. No, and I didn't think they should either. I did think there should be some consequence, but hey, people have certainly gotten away with worse. Far worse.
  18. OK, I've recovered my outrage or at least my sadness.
  19. That lady ringing the hope bell ❤️
  20. Yes. and it feels like it happened so quickly. Sure, they were on the wrong side of decency for some time. RR not fighting AIDS because it was killing gays, Bush with his surveillance, but to subvert democracy the way they are now is still something I wouldn't have expected.
  21. Yes. I was just telling someone the other day that after to years of waking up everyday shocked that this is happened and not quite understanding how it did, I'm getting used to it. And I even understand that I don't have a right to get used to it because its other people who are in danger, but the constant lying is wearing me down.
  22. Me either, but I certainly hoped in the beginning. As things wore on, it seemed less likely. We are stuck with this man for another two years unless Satan takes him home. Of that I feel sure.
  23. I read about that awhile back. There really is no hiding from the crazies these days. It's too easy to find people now.
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