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.
re: Gun violence, death, very hard to read.
@QueenRamonda This is gut-wrenching for so many reasons. In addition to the accidental death and the need for gun safety reform, it's upsetting that so many people passed by when they saw a kid trying to flag them down. It does get complicated when people don't feel safe stopping, and when they don't trust police. I don't know how it is everywhere, but 911 dispatchers here ask if you need fire, EMS, or police. Asking for EMS might be a better idea if police are untrustworthy. Then again, people wouldn't know which to ask for if they don't feel safe stopping to talk to someone who's trying to flag them down. I don't know, I'm probably rambling at this point, but it just upsets me that people ignored someone in distress.
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:
The Republican strategy is to grind all of government to a halt so they can crow about Democrat incompetence. At the same time grinding government to a halt punishes all of the people. Everyone suffers from the Republican scorched earth approach.
At some point the American people must stop electing/reelecting people who embrace such a destructive approach...that is, Americans have got to stop electing/reelecting Republicans or in other cases just allowing it to happen.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
The Pelican Nebula in Red and Blue
Image Credit & Copyright: M. Petrasko, M. Evenden, U. Mishra (Insight Obs.)
Trump incited an insurrection which imperiled the lives of elected officials, their staffs, and other people in the Capitol building, killing and injuring police officers and others.
Republican Senators and Representatives voted to reject the Electoral College votes giving Biden/Harris ticket their entirely legitimate win.
Republicans across the country and in Congress signed on to the Texas AG’s law suit against Georgia.
Republicans have now introduced over 200 bills restricting access to voting in ways that make it harder for Black people, college students, lower-income people, and anyone else that is likely to vote for Democrats to vote.
Republicans need to experience a scorched earth policy directed specifically at them.
There can be no bothsidesism, there can be no bipartisanship. The GQP has abandoned any claim to have a say in the future of the American people.
Rewriting January 6th: Republicans push false and misleading accounts of Capitol riot:
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.
Republican Senator Bill Cassidy says he doesn’t think the former guy will be the GOP nominee for president in 2024. "Over the last four years, we lost the House... the Senate and the presidency" which has not happened since Herbert Hoover. "If we idolize one person, we will lose."
Meanwhile, at CPAC, someone wheeled in a literal idol.
@TonyStark Their party is the Trump party. The ones who don’t think he’s still the party better wake up fast.
It's the lie that wouldn't die. Republicans know they can't win playing by the rules, so they make up new rules.
Nothing is off the table, even allowing state legislatures to replace election results they don't like. What is being done to voting rights in this country is an obscenity.
HR1 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act need passed while we have the majority in the Senate, House, and White House and every one of us must get involved on the local level to protect the vote.
Republicans roll out “tidal wave of voter suppression” with 253 restrictive bills in 43 states-
Louisiana residents of U.S. House districts #LA02 and #LA05: Today, February 27th, is the last day to register to vote in order to vote in your special election on Saturday, March 20 for seats in the House of Representatives.
2nd district information: https://ballotpedia.org/Louisiana%27s_2nd_Congressional_District_special_election,_2021
5th district information: https://ballotpedia.org/Louisiana%27s_5th_Congressional_District_special_election,_2021
Who represents you in Congress is important. Please register or check your registration online today: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/RegisterToVote/Pages/default.aspx