@TonyStark I just can't get over the fact that Evangelicals are so brainwashed and hateful that they ignore their own book. It's not supposed to be "don't worship false idols... unless they give you the tax breaks and judges you like." Somewhere along the way they became what they claimed to be against when they started. It happened before trump, but now it's too obvious to ignore.
My TV was last on C-SPAN (I'm sure this is a great surprise to everyone who knows me) when I turned it on yesterday and I had to see it for a minute before I grabbed my Roku remote to watch something else. I don't even know what backbencher I saw yelling yesterday evening, but it wasn't good. The sooner this party is driven far away from any power, the better. Being out of the White House, in a bare 50/50 without the VP in the Senate minority, and down 10 votes in the House is way too slim.
Cawthorn is a feature, not a bug, of the Trump party. The stream of lies coming from his mouth is exactly what today's conservatives hail as 'Free Speech', the right to be as destructive as they damn please yet remain free from all consequences.
A liar, a sexual predator, and a gaslighter - the face of the modern Republican party.
Very sad that he's in the U.S. government but hardly surprising that he's a right winger. People like this are extremely dangerous and just add to the reasons why the GOP must be purged from holding office.
The making of Madison Cawthorn: How falsehoods helped propel the career of a new pro-Trump star of the far right:
Don't let anyone else decide what your party is called! I remember this as far back as the Bush II years. Republican is an adjective, Democratic is an adjective. Democrat is not.
I know @TonyStark has talked about this before to the instance.
What's in an adjective? 'Democrat Party' label on the rise:
Here's another one from Illinois.
Let's make sure all of these attempts to overthrow our democracy and install a white supremacist theocracy do not get swept under the rug. These people aren't just ignorant, they're dangerous. There must be consequences for their actions.
The most important thing to the Republican Party right now is to be loyal beyond comprehension to a failed one-term president and Trumpism. That's it. They have no policy or platform beyond that.
Kudos to Wyden and Sanders for thinking outside the box. There are many ways to ensure that the workers whose labor creates wealth for business owners and investors get to keep that wealth for themselves and their children, including this possibility or attaching it to another bill.
Undermining the rules of our democracy was what Trump and Republicans did. If we want to save our democracy, we have to show how to make Congress functional again. #RaiseTheWage
Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are forging ahead with a backup plan after the Senate parliamentarian ruled out the minimum wage:
They're only remorseful because they've been caught and are being held to account for their actions. Absent that, they'd still be out there, encouraging the violent overthrow of our legitimate government. Throw the book at them.
Capitol riot defendants facing jail have regrets. Judges aren’t buying it:
Fantastic news. Puts teeth into rejoining the Paris Agreement. Use of coal will die of its own unecomonic weght.
If we were to have the industry rather than society pay for the actual costs associated with the damage caused by fossil fuels, the whole enterprise would have ended in a heartbeat, decades ago. This is an excellent, and ridiculously overdue, first step.
Biden is hiking the cost of carbon. It will change how the U.S. tackles global warming:
@TonyStark From every angle, planetary health and the health of living things is most important. Effectively dealing with climate change is at the root of that and I'm pleased to see President Biden taking it so seriously.
Gun violence, death, very hard to read.
When liberals or progressives or whatever people want to call us lobby for gun safety reform, stories like this are why. No, it's not acceptable risk. People should be required to store them properly, which is part of the platform we ask for.
A boy stood in the snow, screaming for help. He had just shot his brother.
Jere’e Clark was driving by when she stopped to help the desperate 10-year-old. Several other people had kept driving, prosecutors said.
NASA's DC headquarters is being renamed for 'Hidden Figures' scientist Mary Jackson-
It's funny to see Dana Bash try to imply to Senator Chris Coons on CNN this morning that the Covid relief bill that passed the house isn't bipartisan.
First, elected Republicans didn't act in a bipartisan way for the last 4 years at all. Second, the relief bill has wide support from Republican voters.
So the people and the bill are bipartisan, even if elected DC Republicans aren't and want their constituents to go without help. #AmericanRescuePlan
White House pitches Biden's Covid bill as bipartisan — without GOP votes:
I guess one by one, anyone who wants a political future in reality is going to have to admit reality.
Rick Scott acknowledges Biden 'absolutely' won fair election:
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who joined a challenge to Pennsylvania's Electoral College results when Congress was certifying presidential election votes, conceded Sunday that President Biden “absolutely” won the 2020 election fairly.