@PixxburghGirl @TonyStark
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.

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:
washingtonpost.com/powerpost/r

@PixxburghGirl @TonyStark And they want to con people into donating money. That’s not a platform but it’s one of their goals.

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.

washingtonpost.com/nation/2021

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.

White House pitches Biden's Covid bill as bipartisan — without GOP votes:
nbcnews.com/politics/white-hou

@TonyStark One party wants to do what the people of the country do and one doesn't.

Republicans can step up right now and be bipartisan and vote for the

Shorter Sen. Rob Portman: It doesn't matter what the American people including Republican voters want. Congressional Republicans don't want that, so Congressional Democrats need to give us what we want.

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.
thehill.com/homenews/sunday-ta

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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.

Seriously, though.

If I were at a function for a political group of any kind and someone rolled in a giant gold statue of an ex-president and probable future candidate for the party, I'd be long gone.

@TonyStark Don't most of them claim to be Christians? I'm not but I seem to remember a bible story about a golden calf. Anyone else? 🐮​

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-
salon.com/2021/02/27/republica

@TonyStark It's like "comic con" for racist white supremacists. 🤦‍♂️ Disgusted that is happening in America.

@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.

@DarkAvenger @TonyStark The costumes aren’t nearly as good. Also, everyone I know who likes comics and sci-fi wears a mask unlike these fools.

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.

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.

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