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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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National Representation & Local Representation

While I get the notion that Senators and House Members are elected to represent their states/districts in Congress and that they have to represent and be primarily responsive to those states/districts, I find it frustrating that, given that some Representatives and, especially, some Senators have an outsized influence on certain issues and matters of national importance, that people not in their state/district cannot lobby them one way or another. The most prescient current example would probably be Collins & Murkowski (re: Kavanaugh). The vote is likely to come down to one or both of them, but those of us living outside of Maine or Alaska will be unable to directly lobby either one of them to vote against Kavanaugh.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Sep 11, 2018, 08:55 AM (2 replies)


Not hard to get a school policy on discipline enacted but try implementing a pro-LGBTQ policy (or even policies that protect students from bullying because we all know that that means that Xtian kids can't bully LGBTQ kids) and the wingnuts lose their minds.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Sep 10, 2018, 01:56 PM (0 replies)

If "Anonymous" is correct

and Trump has to be managed 24-7-365 due to his erratic/unstable/ignorant behavior and he is not functionally in charge of the Office of the Presidency and/or capable of discharging his responsibilities, then we essentially now have an UNELECTED "Shadow Government" running the country (a la Mar a Lago) with Trump as a more-or-less figurehead. HOW is this acceptable? How it is acceptable that he is appointing Supreme Court Justices? Where is Veep Mike Pence and what is he doing about this madcap situation we are reportedly in? We are *supposed* to have Constitutional remedies for this sort of thing but nobody is using them!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Sep 10, 2018, 10:52 AM (15 replies)

What's really sad

is that people like her have been brainwashed/conditioned/beaten down to *believe* that they can't/won't make a difference. Of course, part of the GOP mantra is that government "can't do anything right", so I'm sure that helps feed into the conditioning.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Sep 10, 2018, 10:44 AM (0 replies)

And people whom suck are still in office

because.......um.....people like her don't vote! Races have been decided because of a SINGLE vote. Everybody's voice matters!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Sep 10, 2018, 10:34 AM (1 replies)

Wait? What?

We're not ALREADY in crisis with Trump?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Sep 9, 2018, 10:57 AM (2 replies)

Whoever it is is flagrantly misappropriating the term, "Resistance"

They.are.NOT.a.member.of.the.Resistance. They are an ENABLER of somebody who is GROSSLY unqualified to be POTUS, as well as horrific policies, esp. when it comes to immigration!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Sep 7, 2018, 12:57 PM (0 replies)

I don't really get this question

The better question IMHO is, are there any (other) living Republicans like John McCain? And, at least at the moment, I can't think of any. Maybe Lindsey Graham at one time but he seems to have flipped to become a full-blown Trumpist. George HW Bush and Colin Powell and a few older out-of-office Republicans, maybe?

I feel like trying to compare McCain to Democrats is kind of like comparing Apples to Oranges, not to mention that I'm also unsure of whether or not you're talking about his *actual* record vs. his idealized mythological record.

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Sep 2, 2018, 11:37 AM (0 replies)


Pretty much their whole MO is figuring out how to "stick it" to people they think are getting too "uppity" and don't know their place- and putting them back in their place (specifically, below them). Eight years of the Obama Administration was their biggest nightmare. Not because President Obama was the racist, socialist tyrant that they caricatured him but because President Obama had a diverse cabinet full of women and minorities and promoted policies that encouraged and celebrated racial, ethinic, and gender diversity and didn't place old white men at the head of everything. Under Obama, the country's first African-American POTUS, the Supreme Court said that states couldn't pick and choose whether they allowed same-sex marriage. Gays and Lesbians and Transgender persons were finally allowed to serve openly in the millitary. Basically, President Obama's worst "sin" is that he didn't put White fundamentalist xtian cishet people first and above everybody else. Trump's highest "virtue" is that he does.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Aug 28, 2018, 04:43 PM (0 replies)

They were fine for use in the most recent primaries

Hmmm.................Of course, Republicans always just ooze with "concern" for people with disabilities.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Aug 22, 2018, 09:09 AM (0 replies)
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