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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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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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To some degree, yes

The real acid test will be 2020, however. GWB was a disastrous (P)resident but he got (re-)elected in 2004. I can't imagine a scenario where Trump wins a second term but after 2016, I ain't taking *anything* for granted and I hope that we Democrats pull it together and stand firmly behind our nominee.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Dec 13, 2018, 04:45 PM (1 replies)

It's still infuriating

that Trump was basically allowed to skate into office (mostly) unvetted by the MSM, but they were relentless about going after every slight *whiff* of impropriety by Clinton (that- as per usual- never amounted to anything)
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Dec 13, 2018, 11:28 AM (2 replies)


As we have increasingly learned over the past few years under Republican control, there are a LOT of things that Presidents and Congress have done as a matter of existing norms/traditions and not codified law that Republicans have decided to take advantage of to thwart Democratic Presidents and lawmakers from enacting progressive policies supported by the public/maintain control even while in the minority. Because of this, a large body of laws enacted/supported by the Democrats never made it to former President Obama's desk for his signature, numerous judicial and executive nominees languished unapproved in the Senate, and, most notably, President Obama never got to pick a third Supreme Court Justice to fill the seat of the deceased Antonin Scalia even though the vacancy occurred during a period of time during which he was still the President and the Senate had adequate time to hold hearings, evaluate his nomination, and, ultimately, hold a vote on it. Unless the Republicans are completely shut out of the legislative process to where they can't obstruct it and/or return to respecting the previous norms and traditions (which is rather unlikely), it seems like some major reforms are going to be needed in order to return to a more democratic tradition of governance in Congress. The Trump Presidency has also called into question some of the power and privileges of the office of the Presidency as well, which needs to be re-evaluated.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Dec 7, 2018, 12:13 PM (1 replies)

I can't see it happening

but the Senate has become a deeply anti-democratic institution in recent years (mostly because of the GOP) in need of some serious reforms in how it operates.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Dec 4, 2018, 04:05 PM (0 replies)

Pelosi scares them

Just like AOR scares them. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton scare them as well. They go after people whom are strong/effective leaders but what they do is, in addition to vociferously attacking them by whatever means necessary, they try to instigate us to attack them as well via negative branding.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Nov 26, 2018, 05:10 PM (0 replies)

"Choice" only seems to matter

when it comes to CHOICE of religion one chooses to believe/participate in.

And, of course, those whom CHOOSE not to believe/participate in any religion are just bad people.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Nov 19, 2018, 12:08 PM (0 replies)

Which is completely mystifying

I just don't get certain parts of the country- where being a socially progressive liberal just trying to do good and help people gets so horribly villified for ?????? and yet they seem to have no problem with a 70 year old crass and boorish and buffoonish and woefully incompetent President gets heralded.

I just don't get it.

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Nov 15, 2018, 03:21 PM (1 replies)

The Republicans have no authority-moral or otherwise

to complain about investigations of themselves-EVER!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:31 AM (1 replies)

How the hell does stuff like this happen

We are totally incompetent at running our elections- or certain individuals are anyway- deliberately or accidentally.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Nov 9, 2018, 11:00 AM (2 replies)

What the hell would doctors "consult" the NRA for?

Talk about "staying in your lane" LOL
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:56 AM (0 replies)
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