St. Valentine’s Day ReadsPosted: February 14, 2021 Filed under: 2022 Elections, 2024 Elections, Domestic terrorism, Donald Trump, History, impeach trump, morning reads, open thread, Political and Editorial Cartoons, Psychopaths in charge, Republican politics, Republican presidential politics, Senate, the GOP, Trump Impeachment, We are so F'd | Tags: #43Traitors 18 Comments
This special Valentine goes out to all those people #43Traitors who voted to give a certain insurrectionist yet another free pass.
By the way, all Kitty hearts illustrations by:
This tweet is getting some attention:
So, there are bad storms across the country…
I will end with this one observation:
What can you say after that?
Thanks for the post, it aligns with my disgust and anger with the Repukes who care nothing for anyone besides T and their power/money.
The reaction from Schumer and Biden was much too mild. Someone from the party needs to address OUR grievances with all the fury I feel inside. Why does Biden push the unity theme? Are we closer to armed conflict than is apparent?
I’m ready for extreme push back from our side.
The part that’s so hard for simpleminded people like me to understand is why do the Repubs get to hold up the Dem agenda when they’re out of power, pass anything they want when they’re at 50-50+1VP, and always set the agenda?
I’m with you. Enough already.
(Seriously, though, I get it, the Repubs don’t have Manchins and Sinemas maundering on about making sure Dems can never do anything. But that just takes you to the next level: why don’t Repubs have people like that? Because they take them out and shoot them. Figuratively. I think.)
IF (huge IF) Biden’s gambit splits the R party enough that there is bipartisan cooperation on some bills, and that in turn weakens the extremists in the R party (who now dominate and spread fear) to the point that it continues to weakens the R party altogether and allows one wing to be semi-collaborative partners in government again—-AND IF that saves us from a civil war, then I’m ok with it, though frustrated and disheartened.
You’re right, of course. But the Dems do need to pay some attention to levels of frustration. Because if they’re enough to hand any half of Congress back to the Repubs in 2022, it’s game over. At this point, Dems need +8-10% just to draw even in the face of all the gerrymandering and vote suppression. That’s landslide territory, and that takes enthusiastic voters, not disheartened ones.
Unless the Dems somehow manage to get the Voting Rights Act passed and get it to take effect for 2022.
I just realized that I’ve been dispirited about the state of our country since the election, though happy to see Biden take the steps he has, and between that and exhaustion from the election process, I have not been feeling enthusiastic about the Democratic Party, while still following and caring about issues. The impeachment trial woke me back up. It was so very good to see such articulate and dynamic presentations from the house management team. Sure they chose what to bring and what not to get into. But it restored my respect and pride in Dems and unfroze an after trauma position I was holding. So at least for me, the frustration and feeling that we are still in for a long haul with Trump supporters and perhaps Trump himself has not stopped me from having my respect for Dems restored. I made a donation for the first time last night since the election, and sure, it was to Marc Elias’ group toward fighting (Ha! That word won’t be the same for while…) on election matters and not directly to the Dem Party, but still. Before then I just couldn’t donate.
Not just a blizzard warning — There’s 12″ of snow in my front yard! Still snowing.
I’m getting pix from every one up there! My friends! My sister! My daughter! Looks like a frosty cold mess with not enough trucks!!
The main streets are plowed. We have snow amounts like this maybe once in a decade, so it’s hard to justify lots of snowplows with such infrequent use. Also, lots of hills!
It finally dawns on me what bothers me about all the emphasis on Goodman’s courage.
He had a lot more than courage. Split-second thinking, strategy, intelligence, understanding of how white supremacists feel and hence ability to use that against them. Courage without all those would have just got him, and probably dozens of others, killed.
Likewise if he’d had all the intelligence without the courage, of course.
Yes. A rare man.