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Proud Liberal Dem

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Home country: USA
Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 01:13 AM
Number of posts: 18,247

About Me

Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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I understand that the immigration system just needs to be fixed

but these cruel SOBs have a continual "hard-on" for attacking immigrants.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jun 18, 2019, 04:20 PM (0 replies)

I'm not clear on her reasoning here

I guess her argument is, basically, that the Republicans are "hanging" themselves? Are they really, though? Making the calculus that voters will hang the albatross around the necks of every Republican in 2020? That seems like a huge risk. If Republicans survived George W. Bush and spent 8 years of trashing Obama, stealing a Supreme Court seat, and winning the Presidency and both chambers of Congress (keeping in mind Russian interference) in 2016 against a way more qualified candidate, I'm a little less than certain that 2020 is a shoo-in for us. Once the right-wing smear machine cranks up to a fever pitch next year and (probable) Russian interference starts in earnest without any additional protections, our candidate may find themselves running neck-and-neck with Trump again. This may come off as alarmist to some but I'm pretty certain that it's entirely probable. Maybe attempting to impeach Trump may change this calculus and maybe it won't but, frankly, if any President needs to have an inquiry it's Trump, even if for no other reason than gross incompetence and corruption. If the Republicans in the Senate want to ignore everything and vote to acquit in the Senate, that's on them, but, aside from a single Republican in the House, it's hard to count on the Republicans really ruining things for themselves.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jun 17, 2019, 05:56 PM (0 replies)

Wasn't this a Japanese Tanker?

It should be Japan's issue, shouldn't it- even assuming that Iran is responsible. I hope at least nobody is seriously talking about going to war over this. Of course, Trump has all of the people in his WH whom are salivating over that prospect.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jun 17, 2019, 01:17 PM (1 replies)


HRC should in no way be held responsible for Trump's behavior, either explicitly or implicitly.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jun 17, 2019, 01:15 PM (0 replies)

If they dismiss the person

They can dismiss anything else they have to say and don't have to do anything.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jun 17, 2019, 01:12 PM (2 replies)

McConnell *is* offensive

I'm surprised that the Senate is even that busy, given that no House bills are being considered. *What* are they doing (other than confirming Judges)?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jun 17, 2019, 01:11 PM (0 replies)

"Points on a board"

How much more callous with other people's lives can you be?!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Jun 14, 2019, 01:56 PM (0 replies)

I don't why an aquittal in the Senate would be an "exoneration"?

As long as Democrats (other than Manchin) don't vote to acquit as well. Republicans will put their reputations and credibility on the line for Trump give him a party-line acquittal, but will that ultimately mean much? Unless they make a blazingly awesome and powerful argument for doing so, it will just look like them continuing to enable and cover for Trump to most people (paying attention) IMHO.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Jun 14, 2019, 12:43 PM (1 replies)

I know that Biden is catching a lot of guff for his remarks and seeming delusional

but you have to look at it as trying to possibly bring in some disaffected Republican voters. I don't see how anybody gets elected in this country by demonizing a percentage of voters in the country, some of whom may be educable. Yeah, some are totally lost Trumpers/Magats and most Republican politicians may be totally irredeemable trash but, as much as we might want to, we just don't want to be the party that divides and polarizes the country.

This by no means an endorsement of Biden (who I don't support for POTUS) but I think that he understands this. And I would be very surprised if we end up running a candidate for POTUS in the GE who wouldn't at least pay some lip service to national unity and bipartisanship, even though they might know that most Republicans would sooner spit in their eyes rather than work together.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:12 PM (1 replies)

Eh. Why not impeach him?

While it's likely not going anywhere in the Senate because the Republican Party is as hopelessly corrupt/compromised as Trump is, the House still has the obligation to hold hearings and let the chips fall where they may irregardless of what anybody else does. And IMHO just sitting around and waiting for 2020 to vote him out without any repercussions doesn't do us any favor in terms of making the case for getting rid of him 2020 and Trump will just tout inaction as "vindication" and weakness.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:25 AM (1 replies)
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