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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Home country: USA
Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 12:13 AM
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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'm no legal scholar

but wouldn't just about any US citizen have legal standing? I mean, Trump IS currently *gag* President of the United States of America. A Declaration of National Emergency from the President could have potentially wide consequences for every person in the USA.

It can't be easier to get standing for challenging the Affordable Care Act than an obviously bogus Declaration of National Emergency- can it?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jan 7, 2019, 04:16 PM (0 replies)

If 9/11 was never enough to call for a national emergency

I can't imagine how an "immigration crisis" (that he/GOP somehow failed to prevent during the past 2 years despite his draconian and fascistic tactics) can be grounds for him to declare a "national emergency". It's wild.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:08 PM (0 replies)

I'm neither disappointed nor surprised

He's an empty suit. Always has been, always will be.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jan 3, 2019, 11:59 AM (5 replies)

It's always like

Republicans just discovered fire or something when further evidence of how insane Trump's Presidency actually is becomes revealed to them.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jan 3, 2019, 11:17 AM (0 replies)

What good would "censuring" him do?

That would be the equivalent of a slap on a wrist- or nothing more painful to Trump than a mosquito bite- and it wouldn't change his behavior.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:01 PM (0 replies)

Of course he was never interested in any long-term solutions

Their only "solution" is- and has always been- to cripple and legislate those programs (and other government programs) out of existence, not actually make them balanced and sustainable. We have plenty of money and/or ways to legitimately improve programs but the people in charge lack the necessary priorities and desire to use the necessary resources to do it.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Dec 19, 2018, 03:59 PM (0 replies)

Ok Facebook is problematic. Way problematic

But, that being said, it keeps me connected to friends and family members whom I would not be able to have any contact with otherwise and I've met tons of people I would never have met otherwise. It is probably my only pipeline to having a social life at present. I'm personally in no rush to get rid of it. A lot of marginalized groups don't have any other means of communication with the outside world beyond social media. Don't throw away the proverbial "baby" with the bathwater and keep on pushing for social media companies to be more responsive/responsible to our concerns.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:36 AM (0 replies)

How soon

could this potentially end up before SCOTUS? And how many times can this be litigated? Are Republican activists just going to keep filing lawsuits over and over again espousing new and crazier theories to try to get the law overturned and then "shopping" for Judges whom will support them?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:31 AM (0 replies)

The focus

should be on the fact that Russia was actively meddling in our elections and the Trump Campaign- or elements thereof- actively colluded with them in their meddling (which is looking more and more likely). Short of evidence of actual vote-flipping, it's difficult to determine with any kind of accuracy what kind of effect, if any, the Russian meddling had *on* the election but it's bad enough if it turns out that not only were they meddling (and that's been pretty firmly established at this point), but also if one of the campaigns was participating in it as well. I personally blame the Media more than anything for influencing people's views and opinions about the election, largely failing to vet Trump while exaggerating- to a ridiculous degree- the "scandal" over Hillary's e-mail server and decades of smears. And I blame James Comey for his unprofessional conduct regarding the Hillary e-mail server investigation.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:27 AM (1 replies)

I'd like to think that Trump has tainted the party enough

that they'd have a difficulty winning in 2020 regardless of who runs. People will know- or be made aware- that Haley worked for Trump too. At any rate, I don't know that anybody running as a GOPer in 2020 would be able to escape the "Trump Taint", not to mention the fact that most GOPers have enabled and covered for Trump pretty consistently. A fractious 2020 primary challenge would be hard on the GOP in and of itself too. Trump may survive it, albeit wind up even more wounded than he is now. A successful primary bid by a challenger would likely be mortally wounded by the loss of Trump supporters angry over Trump being dumped. I have a hard time seeing how Trump/GOP wins re-election next year but not dismissing it as an impossibility just because.......
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Dec 17, 2018, 03:29 PM (0 replies)
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