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THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FINALLY GET A WIN. A BIG ONE!

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REPUBLICAN OBAMACARE REPEAL GOES DOWN IN FLAMES


While Pelosi and Schumer will rightly take credit for the Senate’s defeat of the Obamacare Repeal that Republicans have been yapping about for seven years now, but the real force behind this embarrassing disaster for Republicans rest squarely on the efforts of the public.Folks who took to the streets, who spoke out at their representatives’ community forums, folks who wrote to their Senators and House Representatives, folks who called the offices of their Congressional representatives, the millions of people who understood that what the Republicans were proposing for national healthcare was a disaster.And we prevailed.We can celebrate this but don’t forget there is much more to do.
Particular admiration must go to Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski and Maine’s Susan Collins who from the very beginning were courageous in their steadfast opposition to healthcare proposals that would have stripped between16 and 30 million Americans of their health ins…

DO REPUBLICAN SENATORS HAVE THE BALLS TO PREVENT A RECESS SESSIONS FIRING AND APPOINTMENT OF A NEW AG?

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THEY HAVE THE POWER TO PREVENT TRUMP'S NEFARIOUS ACTIONS.  WILL THEY USE IT? 


The Senate can go home for the summer but not formally "recess" which would basically leave the Senate open for business even if there's no one there.  Such an action would prevent Trump from replacing Sessions and nominating a new Attorney General who would take up the position as the Acting AG.  But there is nothing to prevent the Acting Attorney General from firing Robert Mueller.  It seems that House and Senate Republicans are becoming a tad more disenchanted with Trump's chaotic rule but we'll see how they handle this potential Trump end run even though many in Congress have defended Jeff Sessions.  Here's what Bill Kristol had to say about this issue on Twitter:






Remember when Obama was in office and the Republicans vowed that when they were in the majority in Congress they would show the country how to really govern?  Well they've got both houses of Congress and the Pr…

HOW THE PORTRAYAL OF LIBERAL AMERICANS BY THE RIGHT WING MEDIA REFERENCES THE JIM CROW MOVEMENT

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A NARRATIVE THAT ENABLES VIOLENCE AGANST US AS IT DID AGAINST BLACKS



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If you haven’t kept up with the right wing’s latest attacks on liberals for protesting and resisting Trump then you probably will disagree with me that I believe that we are heading for new wave of violence against liberal demonstrators, protesters and resistors as well as against free speech and the continued diminishment of basic civil and human rights right here in America. We’ve seen such actions before during the Civil Rights and Anti-Vietnam War days of the 1960’s.With our backs against the well, as they surely are today, and the national atmosphere even more repressive with the Trump Administration, you can depend on it.
Why do I say what’s happening to us today resembles what happened to African Americans during Jim Crow?In no way do I intend to portray the “plight” of liberals and progressives today as analogous to the post Civil War situation of African Americans following the passage of the 13th Amen…

THE NEW YORK DON VERSUS THE DEEP SOUTH SOUTHERNER: THE COCKFIGHT OF THE CENTURY

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WHO WILL WIN?



I suppose that the Trump Cultists (aka his supporters) see the current cock fight between Trump and Sessions as just more Fake News from the liberal media.The rest of us (the sane portion of the American public) are quite certain that Trump’s battle with former Senator Jeff Sessions and now Trump’s hand-picked Attorney General, is about Russia:Russian meddling in our election, Trump’s love of Putin, The Trump Team’s ties to Russians, The Trump Family’s financial dealings with Russians.There simply can be no other reason for Trump’s daily Twitter campaign maligning, sliming and dissing Sessions.He wants him gone.
The full picture, of course, involves the current House, Senate, and Special Counsel investigations into all things Russian.Trump has even turned to Hillary as a reason why Sessions should be fired (the Department of Justice hasn’t put Hillary in jail) which to all of us who aren’t Trump Cultists is just about the most laughable “reasoning” possible here in the …