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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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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, 11:27 AM (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, 11:04 AM (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, 09:24 AM (0 replies)

If this isn't enough

to get Republicans in Congress to at least protect Mueller and/or refuse to confirm Kavanaugh unless he recuses himself from any future involvement in cases regarding TrumpRussia that my wind up in the Supreme Court, then I really don't know what will. Calling- or at least implying- the Independent Counsel investigation is a national security concern, should be viewed very seriously IMHO.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jul 16, 2018, 02:28 PM (0 replies)

Do you ever wonder exactly how bad things *might* have to get

before everybody in the country wakes up from the mess that the right-wing constantly creates in this country, before everybody stops simply accepting the s**t they've being given even though they KNOW how sick it's making them, before everybody realizes that we all deserve BETTER than what we're being given in terms of what counts as leadership in this country?


I do, constantly.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jul 16, 2018, 08:44 AM (1 replies)

It's as bad as I expected it would be- and worse even

I'm still totally befuddled as to how his election actually happened in the first place. No history of politics (kind of a cipher, really), not really super-active in politics since before Barack Obama as far as I can recall, and not even fully part of the Republican establishment but yet *just enough* people voted for him in the Republican primaries and then in all the right places necessary for that EC win. It's like the country, which was improving noticeably for everybody in the US under President Obama took a crazy U-Turn in 2016 and now we're going smack dab backwards (and then some) in record time. It's just jarring to myself and any thinking person. In a way, I'm glad that "the pivot" never happened and that he's NOT becoming better at being President, mostly because it's easier to fight a villain in plain sight than the typical Republican whom is awful but manages to put up a good facade (i.e. Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush). In fact, he's getting worse every day. OTOH I worry for this country in ways that I never thought that worry about it when Bill Clinton and/or Barack Obama were in the WH. Even the (then) extreme days of George W. Bush didn't seem *quite* as abnormal as what we are dealing with now.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:57 PM (1 replies)

The *only* thing

that Trump can legitimately claim that his (mis-)Administration is "best" at
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:44 PM (0 replies)

I think that the issue here

is not Carper being challenged in a primary. It's about staff being diverted from Cortez's GE campaign to campaign in another primary (against an incumbent Democratic Senator no less) in another state. That just doesn't seem helpful/productive to me. Extra staff would be better used to campaign against vulnerable Republican incumbent House members or vulnerable Republican incumbent Senators. Or, even better, maybe use that extra staff to support vulnerable Democratic incumbent Senators in red states.



Just my $0.02
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:22 AM (1 replies)

I know

It was primarily rhetorical. Just, my head explodes when I keep thinking about how Republican heads would be exploding like a sledgehammer to a watermelon if Obama or Hillary had done a microfraction of what Trump has done. I should be used to it by now but I'm not. I refuse to become used to it.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:19 AM (0 replies)

+1

I recall that, in 2006, there was talk of a permanent Republican majority. Trump is massively unpopular and divisive. Remember it took six SIX years of George W. Bush for Democrats to sweep in and take over Congress in response to his (mis-)Administration's incompetence and corruption. We are looking at a possible Blue Wave during just the first midterms of Trump's (mysteriously achieved) Presidency. A lot can still go wrong but a lot can go right too.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jul 10, 2018, 04:44 PM (1 replies)
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