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Call Your MoC about PROTECTING OUR ELECTIONS for the Week of Sunday 29 February 2020


Reading Time: 4 minutes
There are four bills languishing in Congress! They’ve been there for almost a year! Each one would protect some aspect of our election, but they seem stuck in committees of both houses. Read up on the issues and call your MoC in both houses and demand their support and their co-sponsorship! Bonus points if they are on the committee!

Call Your MoC about Project Payback for the Week of Sunday 2 March 2020


Reading Time: 2 minutes
If you’re like me, you are spoiling for a fight. You feel the authoritarian threat growing larger everyday. You see our democratic institutions succumbing to the authoritarianism emanating from the WH, Senate, and judiciary. And, you wanna do something! Well, brothers and sisters, here’s something for you to do: Indivisible’s Project Payback targets ten of the most despicable Repubes running for senate in 2020 and you can help get them defeated. Find out how.

A Quickie: Senate Repubes, Options, and Poor Mental Health


Reading Time: 2 minutes
Ever wonder how the Senate Repubes are able to cope with the tremendous stress of being in such a hopeless situation? They can’t not be a Senator and they can’t stand up for their democratic principles and ideals and oppose the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s and Smitch SmcConnell’s authoritarian ways, either! They can just vote for radically unqualified judges and to acquit a clearly guilty Ol’ Pussy Grabber and lay back and act like they enjoy it. Their lives must be pure misery. If only there were some way out of this abusive relationshp!

Following Trump and Barr into Autocracy, Reviewing Masha Gessen’s “Autocracy: Rules for Survival”


Reading Time: 5 minutes
If you are as worried sick as I am about the fate of our democracy, then you’ll want to read my review of Masha Gessen’s 2016 article, Autocracy: Rules for Survival that was published in The New York Review of Books. When we compare her six rules to the sorry state of affairs, real despair sets in. It’s like watching one of those slasher horror films, you know what’s going to happen and there’s absolutely nothing you can do to stop it. Even though the character is being extremely stupid and doing stuff no one would ever do outside of a movie, you still gotta sit there and watch it.

Defeat Trump, the GOP, and Authoritarianism in November: Volunteer for a GOTV Campaign


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We’ve all heard the dire news of millions being removed from voting roles by the Repubes in an effort to suppress the vote and rig the election in 2020. Now’s your chance to do something about it!

Spend your time volunteering for a GOTV campaign in a swing state near you! I give you the contact information to get you started!

Trump being acquitted shows how democracy could really die – Vox


Reading Time: 3 minutes
The deliberate flaunting of democracy and the open destruction of it by the GOP just pisses me off. They are so sure that the electorate either cannot or will not hold them accountable that they aren’t even bothering to hide it. If we let them get away with it in November. If we don’t vote Trump and the Senate majority out in November, then we really are the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid.

Trump’s Narcissistic Delusion is Destroying our Democracy!


Reading time: 5 minutes
The GOP is using the Ol’ Pussy Grabber as a wrecking ball to destroy our democracy and replace it with a single-party pseudo-democratic authoritarian regime like they have in Russia! They aren’t even trying to hide it any more. Just listen to his lawyers argue his case in the Senate. He should just be able to do what he wants. If it’s good for him, it’s good for the country, right? This crap is straight out of the enlightened despot’s playbook.

The Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s narcissistic delusion is beating our democracy into submission.

Risk Aversion: The Psychology of Biden and Warren’s Candidacies


Reading time: 3 minutes
Our perceptions of the risks that each candidacy poses determines a lot about them. Biden runs as Obama 2.0 the tried and true candidate of yore bringing back normalcy. The nostalgia candidate if you will. Warren runs as the big structural change candidate with a plan for everything.

Which are seen as posing the higher risk? How will that effect the way we vote?

Call Your MoC about Aide to Puerto Rico for the Week of Sunday 26 January 2020


Reading time: 1.5 minutes
The New Cruelty strikes again! It’s only been two years since Congress allocated disaster relief funds for Puerto Rico’s many natural disasters (two hurricanes) and the Ol’ Pussy Grabber has ALREADY gotten around to releasing them! And, with “helpful” restrictions that make it nearly impossible for the PR gov’t to use the money but allowing him to be able to say he provided it. Ain’t that sweet?

Call your MoC’s and tell them to cut the crap and help the real live Americans living in Puerto Rico.

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MEME: Putin has bought the Republican Party


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Here is the reason that no Republican will suddenly find their courage, backbone, or patriotism and stand up to Mitch McConnell and the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. They want the corruption. They want the fixed elections. They want the incompetent judges. They want oligarchy. They want authoritarianism.Putin has sold them on the Russian system of corrupt governance. Putin has bought and paid for them. They no longer hold democratic values.

Psychological Threat, The Psychology of the Trump Campaign

The Psychology of Trump’s 2020 Presidential Campaign


Reading time: 7 minutes
Ever wonder what drives voters for the Ol’ Pussy Grabber? What could the appeal of the most prolific liar in the country be to his voters? It never really made sense until you realize that he is following the most basic of all of the conservative playbooks: psychological threat and the predictable defensive reactions of those who are feeling.

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