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TMR: Chris Christie Won't Apologize For Only Caring About 'What's Right & Wrong' (BeachedGate)

Posted by ProfessorPlum | Fri Jul 7, 2017, 08:56 AM (0 replies)

TMR: Trump's Joint Presser In Poland Gives Him a Chance To Be Monumentally Stupid & Crazy Abroad

Posted by ProfessorPlum | Fri Jul 7, 2017, 07:56 AM (1 replies)

TMR: Trump Wanders Outside of Bulletproof Glass After Speech In Poland, Looks Sad, Lost, Old

Posted by ProfessorPlum | Fri Jul 7, 2017, 07:50 AM (7 replies)

TYT: Aides Scrambling To Prep Trump For Putin Meeting

Posted by ProfessorPlum | Fri Jul 7, 2017, 07:39 AM (2 replies)

Cenk explains the corruption that so many people here willfully refuse to understand

It's about corruption. It's about being paid to lose. It's about the long con. We can love the Democratic party and its principles and ideals, and also call out those elements of it that run counter to those principles.
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Thu Jul 6, 2017, 06:46 AM (127 replies)

Chris Cilizza shows GOP the way on healthcare

About the delay of the vote, Cilizza says:

"If there was a simple or elegant solution available to Republicans on health care, they would have already taken it! The reason health care is so difficult to change is because there are no good or easy answers. You can't simultaneously insure everyone, get rid of the individual mandate, lower premiums, lower deductibles and cut the deficit. It just doesn't add up -- or come close to adding up."

Oh but there is, Chris. Single Payer does all of that, and more. It is both elegant and simple. it insures everyone, without a mandate, it lowers premiums and deductibles and cuts the deficit. Maybe the GOP should go that way, don't you think?

Posted by ProfessorPlum | Wed Jun 28, 2017, 10:55 AM (3 replies)

Al Franken Gay Republican Joke would have killed

Posted by ProfessorPlum | Tue Jun 27, 2017, 09:11 PM (1 replies)

Found footage of the Republican Insurance Plan and how it deals with sick and old citizens

Posted by ProfessorPlum | Tue Jun 27, 2017, 01:24 PM (0 replies)

We rely on the hope that, in the end, GOP voters will wake up and see what is happening

Surely, we say to ourselves, even the dummies who vote for the GOP will see that they are being threatened, impoverished, swindled, sickened, poisoned, and killed by the Republicans and the elite they serve. It's our only hope. But what does the Democratic party do to wake people up? Our population needs drastic re-education, awakening, and truth telling. Instead they see people treating Fox as if it is just another news outlet. They read articles pointing out that "both sides do it". They are trained openly to hate the people who could actually help them, and to worship their own killers.

That people could, in the future, actually tell who is hurting them remains one of our last hopes. And it isn't looking good.
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Tue Jun 27, 2017, 11:47 AM (10 replies)

The Power just lays there on the ground. And no one picks it up

The Power that would acknowledge that people are being ground up and thrown away for money.

The Power that would say people deserve to live their lives with just a modicum of security.

The Power that says the rich and powerful don't deserve the ability to make themselves more rich and more powerful by hijacking the way the government makes decisions.

The Power that supports the dignity of human life and and endeavor instead of its debasement.

The Power that says your worth as a human is not tied to the size of your bank account.

This Power, which is derisively called "demagoguery" or "populism", has only been embraced a few times with success in this country, or in any country. FDR did it. Gingerly. Slowly. LBJ did it. Cautiously. Sanders did it in the last cycle. Carefully. Elizabeth Warren did it, for a limited set of policies, before she became a senator. This power is so powerful that without a thoughtful application, it can burn into communism, anarchy, madness.

But applied correctly it gives its wielder immense opportunity to change our country and the way people are treated.

But everyone is afraid of it. The GOP doesn't want it, because right now the real political power is being wielded by their rich donors. Oh sure, they'll pretend to pick it up to give the racists rubes something to excuse their votes. "I'm for the little guy!" shouts their billionaire leader, before sticking the shiv in.

The Democrats don't want it. They know if they pick it up they will be subject to attack by the people with the power and money now. They'll be ridiculed. Called not polite. Called dangerous. And if they ever really start to use that power, they will be fought and possibly executed by the real powers that be.

Meanwhile, the citizens of the country yearn for someone to pick it up, to run with it, even for a little way, because it is the only way that we can hope to improve our country and the living conditions and the health and welfare of people we love. Sanders picked it up for a few months, and had enthusiastic followers from all ages and both parties behind him. We need more like him.

Pick up The Power, Democrats. Don't be afraid to apply it - if you use it carefully you'll have the backing of a grateful populace. Everyone knows that this has to happen eventually. We can't win by asking the system nicely to be allowed to live without fear. Obviously, the system will not give that to us without a fight.

So, who is going to pick it up?

Posted by ProfessorPlum | Tue Jun 27, 2017, 11:28 AM (2 replies)
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