We need more Justices on the Supreme Court or term limits. The country should not go into freak-out mode every time someone dies or retires there.

Looks like McConnell said the quiet part out loud. Oops!

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Asked @LeaderMcConnell about concerns voters of color have about voting rights. “The concern is misplaced,” said McConnell, “because if you look at the statistics, African-American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans."
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bird.trom.tf/PabloReports/stat

One of Sinema's biggest donors in 2018, EMILY'S List, is tired of her BS.

“Electing Democratic pro-choice women is not possible without free and fair elections. Protecting the right to choose is not possible without access to the ballot box,” the group wrote.

“So, we want to make it clear: if Sen. Sinema can not support a path forward for the passage of this legislation, we believe she undermines the foundations of our democracy, her own path to victory and also the mission of EMILY’s List, and we will be unable to endorse her moving forward,” the group added.

thehill.com/homenews/senate/59

@TonyStark Mitch McConnell got rid of a filibuster to give us the SCOTUS we have today that just decided OSHA can't regulate worker safety anymore.

We can't hear her over the sound of her outfits. She can't hear us over the coins clinking from lobbyists.

@noobmaster69
Having observed this and read accounts and investigations over the last several years, we know some is definitely based outside the country and knowingly spread by automated accounts and/or funded troll farms. They exist.

The rest are obsessed with anything they can get their hands on. It's the same people who refuse a vaccine from a company saying it's too new, too unknown, etc, while clamoring for an anti-viral pill that's brand new from the same exact company.

So not much logic happening there.

I watched both Harris and Biden speeches this morning on YT. I caught Harris' speech within 3 minutes of it being uploaded.

There was already a page full of "Let's go B..." and praise for an orange tufted authoritarian leader filling the comments section up.

Have they invested in bots to spread this kind of hate towards our country? Are they so eager that they're subscribed to MSNBC's YT channel, so they can get their comments in first?

It seems like an obsession.

On this one-year observance of the rampage on the Capitol by Trump loyalists intent on halting our constitutional process, there's every reason to wonder what was learned from it.

Jan. 6 should serve as a wake-up call that our democracy is breaking. It's breaking because misinformation has become endemic and Republicans turn fellow Americans into "enemies" (their words) on a daily basis.

Not one...not one...of these people claiming the election was stolen have presented any proof of that, in any shape or form. Not one shred of evidence in over a year. But when you feed insecure white people an all-you-can-eat buffet of guns, religion, and racism, they’ll do anything you ask.

To think our republic came only within a hair's breadth of crashing down on Jan. 6, were it not for an overwhelmed police force and singular acts of bravery, is our reality. Americans have to realize this. We might not be so lucky next time. Get involved.

The Termite Coup:
theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/

The free market cannot solve public health issues.

We've been told to get tests before gathering with others right now, before travel, and if we have symptoms. This is what it's like where I live if you need a test.

I appreciate the Biden administration ordering more tests, but we need them right now. This was predictable. (I don't for a second think a Republican administration would be better -- remember that the previous administration wanted to stop testing because if you don't test, covid disappears!)

can't find a test

Why is this so complicated for people to understand? People refuse to be abused anymore. If you've got fools who will picket elementary schools and cancer clinics for requiring masks, imagine how these people treat employees in service industry jobs like transportation. The selfishness and sense of entitlement from these "patriots" is enough for most employees to say "I quit."

It will never be solved until more are vaccinated.

Labor shortages are hampering public transportation systems, challenging the recovery of city life:
washingtonpost.com/business/20

Well, raise your hand if you're not surprised by this? Money needs to GTFO of politics. Corporate interests have once again bought their way in to running (ruining?) this country, instead of having leaders do what's right for the people that elected them.

Sen. Joe Manchin’s PAC saw a surge in corporate contributions this fall before his decision to oppose President Biden’s $1.75 trillion social and climate legislation.

cnbc.com/2021/12/21/joe-manchi

Joe Manchin could easily go home and explain the benefits of Build Back Better to the people of West Virginia. He just doesn't want to.

1. Joe Manchin is too worried about his corporate donors.

2. Joe Manchin couldn't care less about the people of West Virginia.

If the two statements were false, Manchin would be holding out for two things: a massive amount of cash for job retraining in West Virginia, and a commitment of tax credits and other incentives to get renewable energy manufacturers to set up shop in WV and employ everybody.

Coal is on the way out, and everyone realizes it. The best thing he can do for WV is turn to into a renewable energy leader - and he would have had the support of most if not all of the Democrats in Congress.

Instead, all he can do is keep coming up with things he doesn't think we can afford. That's not being a power broker. That's being incompetent.

Manchin Pulls Support From Biden’s Social Policy Bill, Imperiling Its Passage: nyti.ms/3p8iXmP

Georgia's GOP isn't even trying to hide what they're doing.

The John Lewis Voting Rights Act needs to be passed, ASAP.

Georgia Republicans purge Black Democrats from county election boards

reuters.com/world/us/georgia-r

It is really difficult not to hate Joe Manchin.

So difficult, in fact, that I'm not even trying.

Given that oil and gas industry lobbyists brag about having Manchin on speed dial, it's pretty obvious who's giving him orders. He doesn't even bother to try and pretend this will help West Virginians.

We need to elect a few more actual Democrats to the Senate in 2022 to make him (and his equally bad counterpart from AZ) irrelevant.  

Manchin rejects offshore drilling ban amid broader standoff over Biden agenda:
washingtonpost.com/climate-env

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