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Why is it when Dems hold the house only, they are portrayed as weak and defeated

yet when the fascists have the house only, especially such a slim margin, its dooms day. I dont get it. These idiots can parade their shit show all they want for 2 years but they won't be able to codify any of it via the Senate and Executive.
I would argue they are as weak as their so called speaker and WE are working from a point of strength.

They can't "damage" the house, those are just rules that can be revoked in 2 years. Sure they can investigate the color of Bidens underwear if they want but c'mon, these dipshits are just going to end up pissing the American people off to no end IMO.

We also need to remember, we only need to get 6 at most repukes to sign off on or stop any legislation for the next 2 years. 6 out of 218, not 20 or 30 or 40 or more as in past congresses. 6 at most, thats it. Even on the debt ceiling. Remember house members by nature are sausage grinders. They answer to a myriad of billion dollar companies especially repukes. those in tight districts will need to be especially careful when it comes to giving or cutting money, which is the strongest leverage the house has. But even that, as we ourselves have found out in the past, isn't the power it's cracked up to be if you have little or no power in the Senate or in the Executive. That's why I'm not totally freaked out about the debt ceiling right now.

We need to operate through the next 2 years from a position of strength, carefully selecting our battles, carefully looking, not necessarily reaching, across the aisle to those who may be vulnerable or even like minded at that particular moment. We need to message that WE aren't being the obstruction every time their in fighting stalls their circus. They have the votes to pass legislation supposedly so let them try, alone and divided. Like the speaker vote, we have no reason to assist in their agenda. If anything, we have the edge in a more "for the people" centered agenda so unless it improves that, fuck 'em. They can't circumnavigate the next 2 hurdles they would need. We have them cornered, forcing them to come up with viable solutions, which, well, ain't gonna happen lol.

I say WE have the advantage here. It's all on them for the next 2 years.

Remember, 10pm EST is primetime in McDribbles district

Just sayin

Is Louisiana requiring ID to stream C-SPAN yet?

Because there's been more narcissistic back and forth fellatio on there than UPorn the last 4 days.
I need a shower, I feel dirty

212 stand firm, stand proud!


What a waste of pizza

The 212 must stand strong, we must stand strong

IMO this is again part of the most IMPORTANT time in history for the Democratic party, for those who believe in democracy, in the last 50 years. We are dug in and we cannot waiver PERIOD. Whatever happens with the other side in the house we cannot budge. The next 2 years are going to be painful as hell no matter who the hell wins the speakership. But if we stand our ground now, give them no quarter whatsoever we can force the other side to begin to shed itself of this infliction.

They are acting now the way we used to. And they played the long game and never removed the knee from the neck, even if it meant pain for their side. We must learn from our past how to deal with these fascists, and there are more than 20. We must preserve the institution first and foremost before we can give it the care and rebuilding that it needs after 50 years of these these authoritarians trying to tear it down.

This has been their goal from the start, make no mistake. They made their big move in 2016, and are now reaping the rotten fruit of their labor. The American people, as fickle as we are, will see it if we just stay dug in where we are at right now. The right is scared to death right now. They are vulnerable and weakened. We can wipe them out if we stand together and give them nothing, no compromise, no deal.

Look to our Ukrainian brothers and sisters. They are fighting the same fight, albeit with blood. We must not let their sacrifices, the sacrifices of our own through the last 250 years, or anyone battling to protect democracy in the world be for nought. If we show them compassion they will swallow us and destroy democracy as we know it on this planet.

The 212 must stand strong, we must stand strong. We all must resist the temptation to work with these demons. Let them self destruct. Then they can re-build their party, they will be forced to. We must protect the institution, no matter how flawed it is right now, because it is all that stands between fascism and freedom. Any calls for working with the current form of the opposition should be silenced RIGHT NOW!!

We are in the position of power now. Embrace it. Respect it. Keep it.

Check this out, Right before Lord Liar's name was called

Gaetz was right behind him texting. Liar was looking at his phone. They called his name twice, then then Liar raised his hand like a frightened school boy and shouted McCarthy. At the same time Gaetz approached him from behind and said something to him as he brushed by Liar. The clerk had moved on and didnt acknowledge Liars vote. 6th grade politics at it's finest.

This is such a scam

Free coverage to bash the left. Is how these pricks roll.

If GA delivers The Rev

I promised a close GA Alumni friend Id be Go Dawgs the rest of the year. You absolutely don't know how much that pains me, especially with Big 10, 20, however fucking many there are now in real contention this year. Its gonna hurt BAD!!! but tis for the greater good.

This will get lost in the GD thread. I just have a hard time and need to rant over this Ian bullshit

Please don't get me wrong. I have compassion for people that have been traumatized by something like this. I feel terribly for any loss of peoples loved ones. I am definitely not an unfeeling human being, I really do care. That's why I am going to say something, bash me if you want.

I have a long family history in FL, my indigenous family and had been going there for many years when I was younger. Not as a tourist, but to see family.
The first time I permanently moved there I was invited by a distant cousin and moved to Indian Rocks Beach in 84. Anyone who had been to that little town before the mid 90's knows it was the last bastion of old 50's style white man Florida left on the west coast besides maybe Cedar Key. Gulf Blvd was damn near a dirt road. They didn't allow condos until the late 90's. I lived in a 3 room bungalow with my cousin with the beach and the longest pier in FL as my front porch. I took nothing for granted. I worked on a long line boat with my cousin. I got to know my biggest neighbor, the ocean, intimately for the first time. You couldn't get me out of it, I loved it, still do. But for all its beauty I listened, learned and respected when those with experience spoke of the dark side. Sure I had read about storms, saw TV footage, but when you hear about them first hand, when you learn about and respect a new environment you live in you best listen.

In 85 I got my first real lesson with Elena, a Cat 5 storm that never moved. It never got closer than 60 or 70 miles from us. For nearly 4 days it just sent wave after wave of surge at us, upwards of 9 feet. It was scary as hell. We were going to get off the island but the surge came in so quick we were stuck. We were also helping others that were caught by the surprise of the surge. I watched the longest pier in FL die. You must remember they couldn't predict back then the way they can now. But because I listened, learned and suddenly truly respected about where I lived fear turned to understanding.

I've lived many places in the almost 40 years after that, over half within eyesight of that beautiful neighbor with a temper.. And that lesson has helped me I think more than any other in my life. Where ever you go, move, live or anything you do in your life you have a personal responsibility to listen, learn and respect your new environment. If you cant, are not willing or are just to arrogant, stay where you're at. The bad part...

DON'T MOVE TO FLORIDA unless you're willing to go back to school and learn about where you're living. I am very very serious about that. The environment of Florida owes you nothing, and it's not just storms. While it is beautiful, especially in its natural state, while it has some kind of "Disney" other worldliness that a cornfield or an urban row of same 'ole same 'ole homes needing mowed, raked and shoveled of snow year after year, a seasonal monotony of a working lifetime that would naturally be envious of Florida then DEFINITELY DO NOT MOVE to the coast unless you are seriously going to change your life, unless you are going to educate yourself and LEARN and RESPECT where you're about live.

You're not only endangering yourself you are selfishly endangering others who have to come and get you when you cry. I get so sick of hearing either on TV, or in person of storms I've been in, someone from Michigan or New Jersey or Indiana or just any damn place up north who damn near gets killed or gets other people killed or cries because their house 6 feet above sea level is gone because they think that the ocean around a spit of land that has, is, and will be slammed by these storms more than just about anyplace in the world is just a big jet ski party.

Climate change or not IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN DOWN THERE! Fucking deal with it or go back where you came from. Sorry but I've heard it over and over and over and over. Go down for a month in May get you some Micky Mouse ears and then go home if you're not willing to understand the risk your taking for you, your family and personally, having too many people down there has permanently fucked up one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Commence with the bashing I don't care... I'm right.
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