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WHO was behind Citizens United? Who or what group wrote it?

how did those weasels get that passed? Who was the author of it?

That plus voter suppression was when DEMS got fucked....so many great folks who can't run as they aren't rich....or are not comfortable with begging....
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Wed Oct 31, 2018, 06:46 PM (7 replies)

For serious Special-Counsel-investigation geeks, a gratifying deep cut.


@politico
Analysis: If Mueller were going to subpoena the president this is just the way we would expect him to do so. Quietly, expeditiously, and refusing to waste the lull in public action demanded by the midterm elections

Kurt Andersen
For serious Special-Counsel-investigation geeks, a gratifying deep cut.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Wed Oct 31, 2018, 01:27 PM (0 replies)

Sarah 3 Name says unnamed 'legal scholars' gave Trump permission to subvert the Constitution



Sarah Sanders says unnamed ‘legal scholars’ gave Trump permission to subvert the Constitution on citizenship


David Edwards
31 Oct 2018 at 09:22 ET


White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday insisted that “legal scholars” have given President Donald Trump the green light to end birthright citizenship even though it’s a right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

During an interview on Fox & Friends, host Brian Kilmeade pointed out to Sanders that many critics of Trump see the move as a “xenophobic, racist quest to change America.”

“I’m not at all surprised that the media and Democrats, which sometimes can be one in the same, would overplay their hand in the way that they’re doing,” Sanders replied. “The reason we’re in this predicament is because Democrats in Congress have failed to do their job. And the president is going to look at any way possible that he can find legally and constitutionally to make sure that we’re doing everything we can.”

“Can he used an executive order or does he have to go through Congress?” co-host Ainsley Earhardt wondered.

“There are a number of legal scholars who certainly think he can,” Sanders insisted. “Again, the president is going to take whatever powers he has to protect our borders and to protect our country.


https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/sarah-sanders-says-unnamed-legal-scholars-gave-trump-permission-subvert-constitution-citizenship/
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Wed Oct 31, 2018, 10:08 AM (12 replies)

How the media's 'FEAR of sounding partisan' plays into the hands of right-wing extremists

OF COURSE WE KNOW THIS... AND FIND IT DISGUSTING...

Paul Krugman explains how the media’s ‘fear of sounding partisan’ plays into the hands of right-wing extremists

Alex Henderson, AlterNet - COMMENTARY
30 Oct 2018 at 14:51 ET

Raw Story


With the 2018 midterms only one week away, veteran economics professor and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is arguing that voters can either reject or condone hatred when they go to the polls next week—stressing that “bothsidesism” and “whataboutism” have become “the last refuge of cowards.”

The 65-year-old Krugman’s latest column, published with the headline “Hate Is on the Ballot Next Week,” was written in the wake of three acts of domestic terrorism that occurred within a short period of time: the random, seemingly racially motivated killing of two older African-Americans at a supermarket in Louisville, Kentucky on October 25, a series of pipe bombs mailed to prominent Democrats. and the anti-Semitic slaughter of 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27. Krugman pulls no punches, asserting that “all of these hate crimes seem clearly linked to the climate of paranoia and racism deliberately fostered by Donald Trump and his allies in Congress and the media.”

Reflecting on the incident in Louisville, Krugman writes, “Killing black people is an old American tradition, but it is experiencing a revival in the Trump era.”

Krugman goes on to discuss the pipe bombs, noting that the Florida-based suspect, 56-year-old Cesar Altieri Sayoc, is a “fanatical Trump supporter” and that the targets “were people and a news organization Trump has attacked in many speeches.”

Discussing the anti-Semitic massacre in Pittsburgh, Krugman notes that the suspect, Robert Bowers, is “critical of Trump, who he apparently believes isn’t anti-Semitic enough.” Krugman quickly adds, however, that “his rage seems to have been fueled by a conspiracy theory being systematically spread by Trump supporters: the claim that Jewish financiers are bringing brown people into America to displace whites.”

Krugman’s column is highly critical of what he describes as “bothsidesism” and “whataboutism”—meaning that when one calls out Republicans and Trump supporters for spreading hate, some people will respond that “both sides” are doing so and that Republicans shouldn’t be singled out as bigots. Republicans and Trumpistas, Krugman argues, should be singled out because they are the ones promoting “the explosion of hatred” in the U.S.

Typically, Krugman writes, promoters of “bothsidesism” and “whataboutism” will resort to “false equivalence,” arguing that “Democrats are just as bad” because “some Trump opponents have yelled at politicians in restaurants.” But yelling in a restaurant, Krugman emphasizes, or engaging in loud but nonviolent protests or acts of civil disobedience is in no way comparable to the type of hateful rhetoric that encourages extremists to become violent.

“False equivalence, portraying the parties as symmetric even when they clearly aren’t, has long been the norm among self-proclaimed centrists and some influential media figures,” Krugman writes. “It’s a stance that has hugely benefited the GOP, as it has increasingly become the party of right-wing extremists.

“Bothsidesism,” Krugman writes, is “a fanatical cult impervious to evidence….This needs to stop, and those who keep practicing bothsidesism need to be shamed. At this point, pretending that both sides are equally to blame, or attributing political violence to spreading hatred without identifying who’s responsible for that spread, is a form of deep cowardice.”

Krugman concludes that when voters to go to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, they can either condone or condemn hatred and extremism.

“The fact is that one side of the political spectrum is peddling hatred, while the other isn’t,” Krugman concludes. “And refusing to point that out for fear of sounding partisan is, in effect, lending aid and comfort to the people poisoning our politics. Yes, hate is on the ballot next week.”
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Tue Oct 30, 2018, 03:54 PM (4 replies)

Man walked into newsroom this year and killed five reporters, CNN bomb and Kashoggi..NOT FAKE NEWS.

@realDonaldTrump
There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame...


Matt Fuller Retweeted Donald J. Trump

Reminder that a man walked into a newsroom this year and killed five reporters, that a foreign government recently murdered a journalist working for an American paper, and that a die-hard Trump fan sent CNN a bomb last week.



Posted by jodymarie aimee | Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:51 PM (0 replies)

That's your money folks, not Trumps... yours. He's tossing a billion dollars at a nonexistent problem

That’s your money folks, not Trumps… yours. He’s tossing a billion dollars at a nonexistent problem because he’s an ignorant fool.

JenGriffinFNC
Pentagon - not DHS - will pay for deployment of 5000 troops to border. DoD Comptroller is working on cost now. Congress will expect an answer soon. When DoD sent 2000 National Guard to border it cost $185 million. When President Bush sent 6000 National Guard it cost $1.2 billion.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Mon Oct 29, 2018, 06:57 PM (1 replies)

Just now a Fox News guest says the migrants may have "leprosy" and warns that "they're gonna infect

Just now a Fox News guest says the migrants may have "leprosy" and warns that "they're gonna infect our people in the United States"


Kathy Griffin Retweeted Andrew Lawrence

Fox News is a disease

Posted by jodymarie aimee | Mon Oct 29, 2018, 06:43 PM (15 replies)

Trump's nothing like Hitler. There's no way he could write a book.

Trump’s nothing like Hitler. There’s no way he could write a book.

He’s sort of like a pumpkin having a nervous breakdown.

He’s like a corrupt tele-evangelist that Columbo would have as a baddie or something.

Posted by jodymarie aimee | Mon Oct 29, 2018, 01:12 PM (20 replies)

Chelsea Handler's tip on who to vote for....


Chelsea Handler


There is one party that wants healthcare: they are Democrats. There is one party who wants gun reform. They are Democrats. There is one party who believes it’s a right to vote. They are Democrats. There is one party who says nothing when our president lies. They are Republicans.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Mon Oct 29, 2018, 01:03 PM (0 replies)

5 of 11 victims of this horrific attack were alive during or survived the Holocaust 70+ years ago



Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

5 of the 11 victims of this horrific attack were alive during or survived the Holocaust 70+ years ago—only to be killed by Nazi terror this week.

Incomprehensible that all these decades later society had permitted the cancer of Nazism to persist. We must do better.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Mon Oct 29, 2018, 12:56 PM (3 replies)
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