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And walks out with proof the Mango Moron is a big ol’ criminal. I mean, YUGE. The biggest! No one can crime like him. Believe me!!

Bolton, who left the White House in September — Trump said he was fired; Bolton said he resigned — did not respond to a question about whether he had used personal notes or official documents in his book.

The manuscript includes more than a dozen pages on Bolton’s interactions over Ukraine with Trump, his personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and others, according to one person familiar with the project. In what this person called an “unflattering” portrait of the president, it also touches on other areas where Bolton is known to have disagreed with Trump policy decisions, including Venezuela and Turkey.

There is already so much coming out about this book. It’s incredible.

And:

Details that became public Sunday from Bolton’s unpublished book manuscript suggest that he could provide direct evidence that Trump sought to deny security assistance to Ukraine until Kyiv announced investigations into political opponents, including the Bidens. That linkage is at the heart of House Democrats’ case that Trump abused his power in holding up the Ukraine aid for his personal political benefit and then obstructed Congress’s subsequent investigation.

“I think it’s increasingly likely that other Republicans will join those of us who think we should hear from John Bolton,” Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said Monday, repeatedly calling Bolton’s testimony “relevant.” “It’s important to be able to hear from John Bolton, for us to be able to make an impartial judgment.”

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), another key moderate, said the reports about Bolton’s unpublished manuscript “strengthen the case for witnesses and have prompted a number of conversations among my colleagues.”

I think it’s safe to say that pissing off a belligerent wingnut who has more experience than Drumpf’s entire Cabinet put together was NOT A GOOD IDEA.

But don’t worry folks – Der Drumpfenfuhrer is on it!

In a series of late night tweets, Trump denied claims he told Bolton aid to Ukraine was tied to an investigation of the Bidens. “I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens. In fact, he never complained about this at the time of his very public termination,” Trump tweeted.

Well guess what, Donnie? You just destroyed any chance you might have had to claim executive privilege and stop Bolton from testifying. You truly are dumber than a brush full of J.B.’s mustache hair.

But now, the executive privilege argument is no longer available. Trump’s tweets directly denying the substance of Bolton’s reported allegations waive any privilege that might have protected them from public disclosure. Privilege is meant to keep a president’s secrets confidential. If the president reveals those secrets or publicly discusses the conversations himself, there is no longer any need to protect them from disclosure.

Now that Trump has accused Bolton of lying about their communications, the time has come to put Bolton under oath and see what he has to say.

Yes, the time has come. And I don’t think there’s going to be much the Rethugs can do about it.

Because let me tell you, there are 99 red trial balloons floating over the Senate right now. (I think they use Drumpf’s farts to fill those stinky things.) These Republican pishers will do and say anything to spread their poisonous cloud of hate, bigotry and ignorance over our country. They want to rig the game so they win all the time, and they really don’t care how they do it.

Take McConnell’s balloon about the rules of the Mango Moron’s impeachment trial. If they get these through, there will be “precedent” which they feel they can then re-use once a Republican President gets re-elected. (They’re not sure when that would be, but they do play the long game – unfortunately.) If they don’t get this crap approved, they will keep trying other sulfurous balloons until one stops floating, pops, and stanks up the joint.

Democrats…object to the wording of the section pertaining to votes to call new witnesses before the Senate. The rule includes a new hurdle before votes on witnesses and documents can occur: A majority of senators would have to agree to the concept of allowing witnesses and documents before they could vote on the individual pieces of evidence [emphasis mine].

You know when we “agreed to the concept of allowing witnesses and documents” in America? When the British justice system was brought to this country during colonial times, and then it was refined even further when the Constitution, our law of the land, was established. That was, like, a long time ago, dudes, and by now, everyone knows that a trial must allow witnesses and documents! As I used to say a lot more often, duh f’ing duh! And the American people agree in overwhelming numbers.

This is not a vote that, in a nation that respects the rule of law, would ever be taken. But there we are, the stinky, poisonous balloon of the infamous Unitary Executive (aka Dick-Tator) concept floating dangerously over the Senate.

Loyola Law School Professors Karl Manheim and Allan Ides write that “the separation among the branches is not and never was intended to be airtight,” and they point to the President’s veto power as an example of the executive exercising legislative power. They also cite other examples of quasi-legislative and quasi-judicial power being exercised by the executive branch, as necessary elements of the administrative state, but they contend that ultimately all administrative power belongs to Congress rather than the President, and the only true “executive” powers are those explicitly described in the Constitution.[14] In this understanding, Manheim and Ides follow in the footsteps of Lessig and Sunstein.[1]

Oh, but Drumpf has taken this much further, and his drooling sycophants in the GOP pretend to believe he comprehends the Constitution when he says, “Article II says I can do whatever I want.” It doesn’t, and he doesn’t. Check out this amazing account of when that gob of orange goo was asked to read the Constitution on camera by Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, Christine Pelosi, a documentary filmmaker. All six living Presidents were participating, and each President selected his own section to read.

…Trump had selected the opening of Article II, the part of the Constitution that addresses a president’s election and the scope of his or her power. It would normally have been the perfect selection for a president—but was an ironic one for Trump, who had spoken of his desire to exercise his executive power as much as possible, including by threatening Congress and challenging the judiciary.

With LED lights on stilts in front of him, Trump took his seat. “You’re lucky you got the easy part,” Pelosi told him cheerfully. “It gets complicated after this.” But the president stumbled, trying to get out the words in the arcane, stilted form the founding fathers had written. Trump grew irritated. “It’s very hard to do because of the language here,” Trump told the crew. “It’s very hard to get through that whole thing without a stumble.” He added, “It’s like a different language, right?” The cameraman tried to calm Trump, telling him it was no big deal, to take a moment and start over. Trump tried again, but again remarked, “It’s like a foreign language.”

…Whatever the reason for Trump’s discomfort with the reading, several watching agreed on this much: He behaved like a brooding child, short-tempered, brittle, and quick to blame mystery distractions for the mistakes. “I didn’t expect this, but I felt sorry for him,” another witness said. “When [Vice President] Pence is reading it, when [former vice president [Dick] Cheney is reading it, I knew they knew the Constitution. And I thought, Before he got this job, he really should have read it.”

Yes, he really should have. Maybe that’s why 51% of Americans want the Senate to impeach and remove Drumpf.

51% of Americans polled said that the Senate should vote to remove Trump, while 45% said the Senate should vote to acquit him.

CNN’s poll also found that 58% of Americans believe the president abused his power and 57% believe he obstructed the inquiry by Congress into the matter.

These statistics represent an uptick in public sentiment against the president across almost every measure.

A Fox News poll last month found that 50% of voters believed Trump should be impeached and removed from office, 53% believed he abused his power, and 48% believed he obstructed Congress.

These numbers are only getting worse. That’s why those gross balloons are floating around everywhere. The Republicans are cornered. Let’s keep them that way!

This is an open thread.

Today, an ear witness to the infamous “I need you to do me a favor, though” Mango Moronic phone call with the Ukrainian President will testify in the House impeachment inquiry. His name is Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, and he is a career public servant who was awarded the Purple Heart in Iraq. Unlike every “best people” Drumpf has surrounded himself with, Lt. Col. Vindman’s integrity is unquestioned. His public opening statement is here.

A few highlights:

When I joined the NSC in July 2018, I began implementing the administration’s policy on Ukraine. In the Spring of 2019, I became aware of outside influencers promoting a false narrative of Ukraine inconsistent with the consensus views of the interagency. This narrative was harmful to U.S. government policy. While my interagency colleagues and I were becoming increasingly optimistic on Ukraine’s prospects, this alternative narrative undermined U.S. government efforts to expand cooperation with Ukraine.

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On July 25, 2019, the call occurred. I listened in on the call in the Situation Room with colleagues from the NSC and the office of the Vice President. As the transcript is in the public record, we are all aware of what was said.

I was concerned by the call. I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen, and I was worried about the implications for the U.S. government’s support of Ukraine. I realized that if Ukraine pursued an investigation into the Bidens and Burisma, it would likely be interpreted as a partisan play which would undoubtedly result in Ukraine losing the bipartisan support it has thus far maintained. This would all undermine U.S. national security. Following the call, I again reported my concerns to NSC’s lead counsel.

Since this is the era of the 24-second news cycle, this incredibly explosive testimony is not actually the most important thing happening tomorrow. Tomorrow, the House is taking the next step in the impeachment process.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday the House would vote on Thursday to formalize the procedures of the impeachment inquiry into Trump and Ukraine, in what will be the first time the House will go on the record on the proceedings.

The vote signals a move into the next stage of the investigation following several weeks of closed-door depositions, as Democrats said the resolution would establish rules for public hearings, provide due process rights for the White House and allow information to be transferred to the committee that would ultimately consider the articles of impeachment.

House Democrats are discussing a time frame that would include public impeachment hearings before Thanksgiving and votes on whether to impeach Trump by Christmas, according to multiple Democratic sources. But Pelosi did not put a time frame on it at a closed-door leadership meeting on Monday to discuss the resolution and she has been hesitant to do so, as the timing is subject to change depending on how witnesses cooperate or if additional leads come up, according to multiple Democrats.

The impeachment inquiry has only been going on for about a month, and it has already uncovered widespread conspiracy and corruption, leading inexorably towards Putin and his Ukrainian and Turkish allies. It has done real damage to a “President” whose popularity was already low with everyone but the most die-hard deplorables.

In the two polls taken on the subject since the House’s impeachment inquiry began, a plurality of Americans have said they wanted to impeach and remove Trump. In no poll taken before then was this the case.

Here are a few other takeaways from the poll:

  • Our poll is not an outlier and is fairly close to the average spread in October of 48% who want to impeach and remove Trump from office and 44% who don’t.
  • Mike Pence’s net favorability rating (-7 points) is 7 points higher than Trump’s (-14 points).
  • More Americans want to impeach and remove Trump from office now than Americans did at this point of the impeachment sagas of Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon.
  • The percentage of Americans who feel strongly about Trump not being impeached and removed has dropped from 45% in the spring of this year to 37% now, which suggests Trump has room to lose more ground going forward.
  • Rudy Giuliani’s favorable rating is lower than ever, while Nancy Pelosi’s is the highest in over a decade.

Imagine what will happen by Christmas. I can’t wait to do my happy dance!

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Just two buds having a chat

This is a repost of a post by DYB before he became a regular contributor/poster
I think it’s still relevant today

 

 

 

We have a guest post today by DYB on the Russian Ukraine situation

As you may know, DYB and family migrated to the U.S. from Ukraine.  That is where D was born and grew up so obviously he is familiar with the region and a lot of the issues going on there.  I asked him if he would share some thoughts on the situation and the background of the area and he happily obliged.

Things Fall Apart

Russia and Ukraine have a very long history.  In fact, Russia started in Kiev. Kievan Rus’ was established in the 9th century, with the great city of Kiev, located on the mighty Dnieper River, as its capital.  Over the following centuries, with shifting allegiances and Mongolian attacks, and with the increasingly less important Dnieper as a trade route, the federation fell apart.  Out of this (somewhat abridged history) was born the Ukraine, Belorussia and Russia.  Russia, obviously, became the greater superpower, eventually conquering the other two and absorbing them into its sphere. Of all the former Republics that broke away after the fall of communism, the Ukrainian break was the most painful.  Ukraine was the closest to Moscow politically and culturally, and has perhaps the greatest number of Russians living there than in any of the others.  Although the Ukrainian language is closer to Polish than it is to Russian, everybody speaks Russian.  In the smaller towns and in the country Ukrainian language may be more prevalent, but the ties to Russia run deep after centuries of Russian influence.

 After Ukraine’s secession from Russia its economic and political turmoil – as one would expect – was mighty high.  Viktor Yanukovich’s political rivalry with Viktor Yuschenko reached new heights of dirty politics during the 2004 campaign for Presidency.   During the lengthy campaign, voting and multiple run-offs Yuschenko was poisoned with TCDD, the most powerful contaminant in Agent Orange.  Though he survived the assassination attempt he was physically disfigured.  Yanukovich, of course, has never been convicted of being involved, but…. anybody want a bridge for real cheap?  The dirty campaign set off what became known as the Orange Revolution of 2004/2005, a series of protests against Yanukovich’s “win,” known to have been rigged.  The opposition coalition, which included Yanukovich and Yulia Tymoshenko, was successful in forcing Yanukovich from office.  And it left Putin without an ally in Kiev.

Under the leadership of Yuschenko and subsequently Tymoshenko, the country drifted West in its politics and allegiances.  A 2009 dispute with Russia over price of gas would lead to prosecution of Tymoshenko for corruption by Yanukovich’s new government – after he returned to power in a legitimate election in 2010.  Everyone widely recognized that her prosecution was politically motivated, but Yanukovich – who himself somehow managed to accumulate a personal fortune of $12,000,000,000 – accused her of corruptions of all kinds.  No doubt Tymoshenko was not a saint.  But the view of Yanukovich’s own house, with its private zoo and fancy cars, suggests a certain lack of honesty as well.  Be that as it may, Tymoshenko was found guilty and sent to prison.  Putin had his old ally back in Kiev and his enemies (like Tymoshenko and Yuschenko) well out of the way.

Fast forward to 2013.  Yanukovich campaigned on a promise to continue forging and strengthening ties with the European Union, political and economic.  Putin, however, a former KGB man, has always believed that the break-up of the old Soviet block was a travesty and particularly wanted to keep Ukraine in his own pocket.  Aside from the large Russian population still living there, there is also the access to the Black Sea in Crimea.  When Yanukovich

"Nice toys Vlad"

“Nice toys Vlad”

very suddenly pivoted on his promises to Europe and made a surprise announcement that he would instead move towards a financial deal with Russia – the beginning of the end arrived.  Massive protests in the capital of Kiev, which lasted well into the freezing winter months, have played out on our own televisions.   Yanukovich is a man so deeply connected to Putin, he made no decisions without Putin’s approval.  Even as the Europeans and the Russians mediated a deal, he ran off to make a phone call to Sochi to ask Putin’s blessing to accept it.  The deal promised early elections, but would keep Yanukovich in office for several more months.  Putin gave his blessing to the deal.  But both Putin and Yanukovich misjudged the mood of the public outside, which at that point has already been attacked by Yanukovich’s special police force, the much despised sadists of the Berkut (Brown Shirts spring to mind), as well shot at by snipers.  Whatever deal Yanukovich thought he was making came several days too late and the following day he was forced to flee Kiev.  The Olympics in Sochi were just wrapping up and if anyone thought Putin’s silence on the matters in Kiev was surprisingly muted, they got a big surprise once the Olympics ended.  Russian military invaded Crimea, pretending to defend the ethnic Russians.  There was nothing to defend them from, of course.  Russians and Ukrainians have lived without issues for decades.  Historically rivalries there didn’t even approach Yankees vs. Red Sox tensions.  The random breakouts of violence since Yanukovich’s flight appear to have been organized by the various political factions, not grassroots uprisings.  One of the big divides really appears to be generational, not cultural.  The older generation, that lived under Soviet rule, seems to have forgotten their lives before.  My own parents, residing comfortably in Brooklyn and who, along with all of their friends, get their news solely from Russian television, believe Putin to be a great man, great leader, and of course Ukraine should be controlled by Russia.  “Why would that be bad?” my mother asked.  I asked her why we left the Ukraine in 1989 if things were not so bad?  There was no answer.  She believes the protests in Kiev were organized by the West and the protestors paid by the West.  The younger generation of Ukraine, however, has no desire to live under a Russian overlord.  They would much rather travel across Europe without passports than to Russia.  The split is not an easy geographical one.  An attempt to split the country would lead to a catastrophic civil war.

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His little buddy

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Good Weekend Widdershins

Happy weekend to you widdershins.

As crazy, insane and bizarro-world as this past week has been I thought perhaps we needed professional help.  Professional help in the form of some political cartoons.  Well that and there’s an early afternoon Saints exhibition game on so I’m gonna be elsewhere until later in the day.  So with that let’s take a look at some toons.

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Okay shinners, hope you enjoyed those and I’ll see y’all after the Saints game is over

 

 

Good morning, Widdershins. What a horrific weekend we all had in America, as the two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio created twin waves of terror both locally, and throughout the United States. We grieve desperately for the victims and their loved ones and, once again, our sense of safety “outside” is eroded bit by bit, day by day.

If only these were the first, or last, of these mass shootings in our country. According to CBS News, there have been more than one per day since January 1, 2019.

As of Sunday, which was the 216th day of the year, there have been 251 mass shootings in the U.S., according to data from the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive, which tracks every mass shooting in the country. The Gun Violence Archive defines a mass shooting as any incident in which at least four people were shot, excluding the shooter.

The toll of 251 mass shootings include five high-profile rampages in the past eight days, in which more than 100 people were shot [bolding mine]:

*A shooting in a historic district of Dayton, Ohio, with 9 people killed and 27 injured.

*A shooting at Walmart in El Paso, Texas, with 20 people killed and 26 wounded. It was the deadliest shooting of the year.

*A shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area, with three people killed and 15 injured.

*A shooting at a Brooklyn block party, with one person killed and 11 injured.

*A shooting at a Walmart in Southaven, Mississippi, with two people killed and two injured.

As an ENTJ, I deal with my feelings through thinking. Figuring out how we can stop this from happening is my way of processing these senseless and terrible attacks. I hope, then, you will indulge me as I go step-by-step through the conclusions that led me to the title and point of my post.

Conclusion 1: White supremacy is now a national security threat, and white supremacists are terrorists. Since most shootings are carried out by white men with white supremacist views, we need to start treating white supremacy like other terrorist ideologies and organizations. This means not only prosecuting white supremacists as domestic terrorists, but also shutting down the forums where they organize online.

The big picture: In addition to the El Paso shooter, extremist killers from the deadly attacks on two mosques in New Zealand and a San Diego-area synagogue previewed their acts of terror on 8chan. “Once again a terrorist used 8chan to spread his message as he knew people would save it and spread it,” said founder Fredrick Brennan, who stopped working with the site’s current owners in December. “The board is a receptive audience for domestic terrorists.”

Many experts agree that domestic terrorism is inspired by white supremacy, including the head of the FBI, Christopher Wray – who, ironically, was appointed by the Nazi-in-Chief, Der Drumpfenfuhrer. And speaking of that feces-throwing orangutan squatting in the Oval Office…

Conclusion 2: With their racist words and constant talk of violence against immigrants and other people of color, Drumpf and the Republicans are encouraging white supremacy, and are therefore enabling domestic terrorism. As I wrote in October of 2018, after the attacks on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh:

I am writing today’s post with tears in my eyes and fury in my heart.  For over three years now, we’ve seen the horrific evil of the worst of America become ascendant, and the media deliberately turn a blind eye to it; in fact, we’ve seen them refuse to call it by its name.

Let’s be very, very clear. The modern Republican party, once home to noble public servants like Abraham Lincoln and Dwight D. Eisenhower, has become a refuge for the most deplorable sub-human creatures that ever crawled upon the surface of the earth.

There is no longer any difference between Republicans and Nazis.

It is taking a long time for the realization to percolate through our culture, but this weekend we are seeing the political world begin to focus its wrath on the people who deserve it. Writes the incomparable Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post:

For decades now, Republicans have insisted mass murders with semiautomatic weapons are not reflective of a gun problem. I can no longer comprehend how such a ludicrous assertion is remotely acceptable. But in one sense they are right: It’s not merely Republicans’ indulgence of the National Rifle Association that puts Americans’ lives in jeopardy; it is the support and enabling of a president that inspires white nationalist terrorists — and even denies white nationalism is a problem.

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…we are awash in hate crimes and white nationalist-inspired mass murders. We have a president whose words inspire and bolster perpetrators of these heinous acts. That makes Trump not only a moral abomination, which no policy outcome can offset, but a threat to national security. Those encouraged by his words in recent years kill more Americans than Islamist terrorists. If that is not justification for bipartisan repudiation of this president and removal from office at the earliest possible moment I don’t know what is. Those who countenance and support this president for his white-grievance mongering are not merely “deplorable” but dangerous.

As I write this, Democrats have taken to the airwaves and Twitter to demand #MoscowMitch recall the Senate and put the gun control measures the House passed FIVE MONTHS AGO to a vote. (Note: McConnell has allegedly fractured his shoulder. If true, thoughts and prayers, Mitch.) For those who have been yelling at Nancy Pelosi for months saying she isn’t doing enough and her strategy sucks, she was right all along. This is EXACTLY how to win against the Rethugs and Drumpf. Show your priorities. Show that you keep your promises. And if you don’t get your way, show the contrast between your actions and those of the Rethugs. Which leads me to my final conclusion…

Conclusion 3: Spend your time on voter registration efforts before the 2020 election. For far too long, there has been a “bothsides” epidemic on gun control. The truth is, when Democrats are in charge, we get legislation like the assault weapons ban in 1994; when Republicans are in charge, we get the overturning of the assault weapons ban, the loosening of laws against mentally ill people getting access to guns, open carry laws…the list goes on and on. This obvious truth has been obscured by a psy-ops campaign against the American people, led by the NRA and its enablers (now including Russia, as we know!).

In 2020, we need to both keep the House, and take the Senate and the Presidency. The Republicans’ white supremacist-enabling inaction on gun control is literally killing hundreds of thousands of people, both at the border and here at home. Let’s do our best to make sure everyone votes blue next November. Our lives depend on it.

This is an open thread.

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Something really inspiring happened yesterday, Widdershins. It answered a question for me: Why did Cecile Richards, one of the most effective leaders Planned Parenthood has ever had, resign from the organization?

She had to partner with Alicia Garza and Ai-jen Poo to form an exciting new women’s organization, called SuperMajority!!! (Okay, the exclamation points are mine. I am just so excited!) Yes, anyone can join, regardless of gender. You just have to believe in the mission.

In an apparent reference to the #MeToo movement, the organization, which describes itself as multiracial and intergenerational, said that “in the past two years, we’ve seen what happens when women mobilize. But while “women are on the cusp of becoming the most powerful force in America,” Supermajority’s co-founders say that to “fundamentally transform this country” women must work together.

To help further that goal, the group’s leaders say their organization will provide on-the-ground training to help women advocates “get and stay informed on issues that affect their lives,” in addition to creating a “women’s agenda” that will put women’s issues first, “from economic equity and opportunity, to dignity and safety on the job, to keeping families and communities safe.”

While Supermajority’s aim is to push politicians to adopt a “women’s new deal,” as Richards told The Associated Press in a recent interview, the group is not expected to endorse individual candidates.

A “women’s new deal!” Oh, yes, PLEASE!!!

I remember way, way back in our PUMA days, when I suggested that a new Women’s Party should be formed. I wrote:

So let’s review. The Democrats make appropriate noises about women, but don’t follow through when push comes to shove. The Republicans are so backwards as to be laughable.

Isn’t it time we had our own Party, ladies?

I am tired of hearing that the interests of 51% of the population are not important enough to focus on. I am tired of hearing that we should shut up and vote Democrat because they are the lesser of two evils. I am tired of seeing *ssh0les like Obama get away with breaking his promise to pass FOCA first thing and sell out our reproductive rights to pass a bill the Supreme Court will most likely overturn. I am tired of seeing mindless monsters like Jesse Lee Peterson being given airtime by Defenders of the Hateful, Faux News. I am tired of the religiously insane trying to pass laws that will humiliate and kill our sisters.

It will f*cking kill me to vote D on Election Day, even though I won’t be voting for Obama at the top of the ticket. I am frankly weary of the crapulence of the PFKAD. I want a Party that represents women and puts our equality FIRST, that won’t be distracted by the latest shiny object. One Party, one goal: Pass the ERA! Fight for women’s equality in every aspect of our lives. That is what we women need now.

I’m not sure why it’s taken so long for women to wake up. Maybe women got too complacent with Obama at the helm, naively believing their rights would never be threatened again. Maybe we all “knew” that Hillary would win in 2016, so we thought we didn’t need to mobilize separately. But once the giant pile of orange slime slithered his way into the White House, maybe that was the catalyst we needed. The Resistance, MeToo, OnwardTogether…and now this amazing new organization!

After the horrors of the past few years, it seems unbelievable that anything good could come out of our long national nightmare. The latest attack on a temple in San Diego, killing one heroic woman and wounding others, is just one of the many hate crimes inspired by Der Drumpfenfuhrer and his Nazi minions. But maybe if we women (and all genders who support us!) do band together, we can finally turn this country in the direction it so desperately needs to go.

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What: Yet *another* Democratic Debate

When: February 25th 2020

Where: Charleston SC

Time:  8 pm EST

Who qualified: Same bunch as last time PLUS Tom Steyer so seven for this debate.  Oy!

How to watch: CBS channels and CBSN streaming

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(Face the Nation),Major Garrett, Bill Whitaker

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