ABSOLUTE RED LINE: the firing of Bob Mueller or crippling the special counsel’s office. If removed or meaningfully tampered with, there must be mass, popular, peaceful support of both. The American people must be seen and heard - they will ultimately be determinative.— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) December 17, 2017
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Sunday, December 17, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
A new AP/NORC poll released yesterday puts Donald Trump's approval at 32%, making him the least popular first-year president in history (at least, since approval ratings began to be recorded in the 1940s). Despite the booming economy, only 40% of Americans think he is doing a good job on the economy. On the other hand, only 30% approve of how he is doing on health care, foreign policy, and taxes. The poll also found that only 9% think the country is more united under Trump while 67% think it is more divided.There has to be a reckoning coming...
Friday, December 15, 2017
The best explanation of GOP behavior right now is they've become fatalistic about massive electoral losses and so are simply doing what they believe/trying to please the donors and lobbyists who can give them jobs after they're voted out https://t.co/YegX9ZQ6p6— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) December 15, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
6000 groups across the country, 5 million views of the original guide, and over 500,000 actions -- what a difference a year can make. Happy birthday, Indivisibles. #OneIndivisible pic.twitter.com/4qdn1BTWVB— Indivisible Guide (@IndivisibleTeam) December 14, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Six months ago, I asked the smartest Dem Senate strategist where the three seats to win the majority back were: "Nevada, Arizona, and an act of God." Got the hardest one first.— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) December 13, 2017
54 years ago Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson & Carol Denise McNair killed by KKK in Birmingham Church Bombing— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) December 13, 2017
Today Alabama sent the man who prosecuted their killers to the Senate
The vote has power pic.twitter.com/aaZkge0hhO
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
In trying to find the right word for President Donald Trump, American voters are overwhelmingly negative, as 53 voters (not percent) say "idiot" is the first word that comes to mind when they think of the president, followed by 44 voters who say "liar" and 36 voters who say "incompetent," according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. In the same open-ended question, allowing for any answer, 35 voters say "leader," with 35 voters saying "strong," 26 voters saying "a**hole," 21 voters saying "great," 19 voters saying "moron," 18 voters saying "arrogant" and 17 voters saying "disgusting"... Of the 48 words used by five or more voters, 30 words are negative. Voters disapprove 57 - 37 percent of the job President Trump is doing, consistent with findings for the last four months. Trump has hit or topped the 40 percent approval mark four times since he was inaugurated. His highest approval, 42 percent, was in February.They're dismantling the ACA mandate, medicare, social security despite the flabbergasting unpopularity of this, they refuse to install gun regulations and invest in renewable energy despite the flabbergasting popularity of this. Trump lost the popular vote by millions, Roy Moore is likely to be elected this very day to a Senate seat while a majority (with whom I number myself) thinks he is straightforwardly unfit for office. Republicans think they are insulated from consequences -- and they may just be right, and if they are right things may get bad enough before the next election that things won't get better again for any election in my lifetime. That said, disapproval like this would historically indicate a Democratic Wave in the upcoming mid-terms and a one-term humiliation of a failed presidency for Trump. Maybe that will be true again. It should be true. It needs to be true. It is worth working to make it true.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Saturday, December 09, 2017
I love Alabama. It's my father's home state. My sisters and brother live there today. I made a film about its beloved city, Selma. If you live there and love it too, please watch this. Then, vote for decency and justice. Vote #DougJones. pic.twitter.com/qhGniyp3qC— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 9, 2017
Finally, it can be tried as an adult. https://t.co/I68f1bwBuD— Michael Brendan Dougherty (@michaelbd) December 9, 2017
Friday, December 08, 2017
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
legalizing marijuana without pardoning everyone in the jurisdiction who's in prison for selling weed is a form of institutional racism.— trial error (@dreamaskew) December 4, 2017
taxing marijuana sales without allocating that revenue to rebuilding communities devastating by "drug war" policing is institutional racism.
just so folks realize, GOP embrace of Moore is a preview of GOP's embrace of firing Mueller and and GOP's embrace of idea Trump can't be prosecuted for obstruction of justice.— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) December 5, 2017
Get ready, they're going to push it to the edge, they're going to test the republic and there is every reason to think the republic will fail.