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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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”hobbyhorse conservawhackos”

We all need to start using this!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 11:26 PM (0 replies)

To hear Republicans talk

it's as though we've all been living life high on the hog and that we've had things too good for too long and now it's time for (the rest of) us to "be responsible" and "tighten our belts".
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:03 PM (0 replies)

So, what's the plan moving forward?

Should any politician who has something embarrassing in their closet go full disclosure now so that it can't be used against them at a weak/difficult moment? Should they pre-emptively resign? I get the outrage about Northam- and his attempts to publicly respond to it were extremely clueless and tone-deaf- but I want to seriously know what the game plan is going to be from here on out. Northam isn't the first Democratic pol we've thrown overboard in order to maintain our ability to maintain "clean hands" while politically attacking Republican hypocrites like Trump, Roy Moore, et. al and he won't be the last but this- helping ignite public controversies over Democratic politicians whom upset them and/or Trump- seems to be how Republicans plan to maintain/increase their hold on power.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:17 PM (3 replies)

He'll run almost totally on smearing the Democratic candidate (esp. if they're a woman)

If he makes it to 2020, I'm not sure that I see a clear path to re-election, esp. with an energized Democratic Party (there's no reason to believe they won't be at this point). He will probably win handily in red state bastions (no surprise) and get the votes of his loyalist "base" of deplorables, but I don't think that he will win the states that he very narrowly won in 2016. I would like to think that enough people- outside of his base- are tired of his routine, tired of the chaos, and believe him to be irredeemable/ineducable at this point and will either stay home or pull the lever for anybody else.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:11 PM (0 replies)
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