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Name: Mara Alis Butler
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Transgender Woman /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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Seems like it would be easier to wiggle out from that

than it apparently it is to overturn what seems to have been a SERIOUSLY fouled up American Presidential Election.

But what do I know?

Once this is all over, we need to figure out some kind of mechanism (i.e. Constitutional Amendment) to prevent a situation like this from ever and ensure that election meddling like this can result in an invalidation of electoral results and a redo. Impeachment was *supposed* to be a remedy for something like this but how can we even do that when *everybody* in power is potentially compromised?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jul 30, 2018, 10:42 AM (0 replies)

When did Comey become a Dem?

And Lieberman jumped ship a long time ago too
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Jul 28, 2018, 01:58 PM (3 replies)

When I read things like this

it takes everything in my power not to break down and laugh and cry (at the same time) at the absurdity and hopelessness or our current situation and how we wouldn't have be hearing about ANY OF THIS had just enough of the American public not taken stupid pills and elected this utter moron douchebag to the highest office in the country and a significant world leader. We could have had Hillary..........we could have had Hillary..........

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jul 26, 2018, 04:26 PM (1 replies)

Question about this "Tariff Aid" package Trump is supposedly preparing for Farmers/AG Industry

Does Congress have to approve this? Or can Trump just give it to them?

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jul 26, 2018, 12:05 PM (4 replies)

I don't mind Bernie when he's talking about issues or attacking Republicans

I just don't like him publicly attacking Democrats or trying to force the party to remake itself in his image, because I don't think it's useful/helpful, especially since he's not an actual member of the party. That just rankles me.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jul 25, 2018, 10:58 AM (0 replies)


So, he stuck around just long enough to ruin things for public sector workers as a supposedly aggrieved plantiff upset about having to pay union dues?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jul 24, 2018, 03:36 PM (0 replies)

Worse for us LGBTQers (and for everybody else in some respects)

Pence is heavy into fundamentalist/dominionist ideology. A true believer. Not to absolve Trump but I'm fairly sure that 99.999999% of the anti-LGBTQ stuff emanating from the WH is coming from Pence, who Trump has essentially delegated responsibility for social and domestic policies. If Trump resigned and/or was impeached tomorrow, the Republicans would jump back on board with Pence and, probably, get more done. Trump is a dumpster fire but he's also a bull in a china shop who can't even work with his own party because he's unpredictable and he's easier for us to mobilize against and fight. My feeling is that we need to win big in the midterms to help contain Trump until 2020 and then we beat him in 2020 so that we get rid of both of them.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jul 24, 2018, 11:20 AM (3 replies)

Like who(m)?

AOC hasn't even won election #1. It just seems sort of weird to me. I mean, she can do what she wants and the voters in her district will ultimately decide whether or not they want her to represent her in Congress in spite of it. It just looks unseemly that she is investing a lot of time and energy in other people's races, particularly as an *opponent* of other (progressive) Democrats. If she were a private citizen activist, that's one thing, but I just don't recall a lot of candidates for other offices, except for maybe those running (or potentially running) for President being active in endorsing and campaigning for candidates in other areas.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jul 18, 2018, 12:27 PM (0 replies)

Not only monitoring Trump

but organizations like the NRussiaA$ I believe that Mnuchin has leashed the dogs over at the IRS and keeping them from snooping too much into organizations donating money to political candidates. Hmmmmmmm
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jul 18, 2018, 12:04 PM (0 replies)

Could be telling us a lot of things

1. People don't pay enough attention to politics and are SEVERELY apathetic about what's going, too busy to pay attention, don't connect policies to their lives unless it affects them personally, etc.
2. People actually support Republicans and their policies (at least a solid 30% seems to support them no matter how horrible their policies or actions are)
3. Republicans have gamed the system, worked the refs, and keep getting themselves elected by limiting voters (felon disenfranchisement, voter ID, voter rolls purging), picking voters favorable to to them (Gerrymandering)
4. Some combination of all of the above (which is what I tend to believe)

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jul 17, 2018, 10:24 AM (0 replies)
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