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  1. marceline

    The Politics Thread

    One of the big problems now is that we can't trust the press. The "legitimate" press failed so completely in 2016 and has continued to fail. And there's been no accountability.
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    The Politics Thread

    Democracy didn't elect Trump. That was the Electoral College. The EC is an affront to democracy. The EC, gerrymandering, the gutting of the VRA, Citizens United, etc.... all of these are attacks on democracy.
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    The Politics Thread

    That said truth is that a lot of people in this country, on both the right and the left, have decided they no longer believe in democracy.
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    The Politics Thread

    I canceled Shaun King in 2016 when he posted on Facebook that his "council of advisers" told him that Hillary Clinton was planning to have him killed. He's completely unhinged and the way he exploits black pain is infuriating.
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    The Politics Thread

    "The State of the Union is closed." Perfect messaging. This right here is why I prefer policy wonks and nerds instead of people good at Twitter beefs. The devil is in the details and Pelosi knows every loophole and every bit of procedure. ETA: This is perfect.
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    The Politics Thread

    Brexit is just another example of how the right wing has destabilized governments around the world.
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    The Politics Thread

    Republicans are all about conformity and falling in line. It means admitting they were scammed by a conman.
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    The Politics Thread

    The bros are about to learn hard that 2020 is not going to be like 2016. There will be no mercy given.
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    The Politics Thread

    I heard a discussion on NPR where someone suggested that Trump's declaring a national emergency might make it easier to reopen the government. If Trump thinks that he can build his wall himself then there's no reason to keep the government shutdown. That jibes with what I've read from people versed in NPD. The best way to get a narcissist to back down is to give them a way of saving face.
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    The Politics Thread

    This may make me sound like a crank but I think that the account that shared that video of her was actually a supporter of hers. There's no reason anyone would look at that video and see something wrong with it. It also served the purpose of taking a day when the new House was sworn in and Nancy Pelosi retook the gavel and made AOC the topic. She might as well have shared that video herself.
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    The Politics Thread

    One of the things I hope people take away from this nightmare is just how weak and cowardly rich white men have proven to be when up against one of their own. Romney, Tillerson, Kelly, Cohn, etc... one after another these titans of industry act like kicked puppies. They are fine abusing women and POC and the middle class and the poor but the mere thought of Trump's tweets pretty much has them acting like they are afraid he stuff them in a locker. Part of the reason this country is such a joke now is because the entire world sees how we're run by people who are all swagger and no guts.
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    The Politics Thread

    NBC was home to The Apprentice. They let Trump host SNL. They protected and promoted Matt Lauer. (Remember how he treated Hillary during the Commander-in-Chief forum?) NBC is deep, deep in the tank for Trump and always has been.
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    The Politics Thread

    I assume the two networks in question are NBC and CBS. Both are very invested in Trump.
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    The Politics Thread

    Actually Democrats ALWAYS ask how these things will be paid for because we know that Republicans will pay for them by gutting the social safety net.
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    The Politics Thread

    That was an elderly man with dementia and narcissistic personality disorder hopped up on adderall trying to deal with the fact that he's going to be exposed as a criminal. Yep. That's why I refuse to get all worked up when Trump attacks the press. The truth is the press failed to do its job during 2016 and very few have shown any accountability for themselves or their profession. I don't want anyone harmed or killed but I'm not taking to the barricades for the people who helped bring us here and still refuse to be held accountable for that.
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