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that McConnell “would permit” or not permit a Supreme Court replacement? who is this person who has the gall to make threats like this? this guy is a threat to U.S. sovereignty and stability. he needs to be removed from his leadership position. he needs to go.

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It’s nothing less than a declaration of war on the constitution and our democracy. It’s brazen and unrepentant. The republicans and McConnell have put on their jackboots and summoned their tanks and are moving forward to crush all opposition by political force every bit as blatant as the London blitzkreig. Can we stand up to it?

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My thoughts focused on how to move forward in the Congress on voting rights. It is time to take it apart and get a few of the key provisions against voter suppression passed. What is most important to me is to curb the state legislatures that are setting things up so they can overthrow any election that isn't bright red. I don't think the For the People Act addresses that so there is an opportunity for a new bill focused on it. I am also very disturbed about the threats to election workers -- both in terms of the death threats and the punishments by laws for the least mistake. In Texas the poll watchers have more rights than the election workers. And, every election worker I've talked to tells the story of over entitled poll watchers making it difficult for them. Election workers are quitting in droves leaving the positions open for ill-trained and possibly biased election worker newbies. Where are the people enforcing the existing laws on elections?

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McConnell revels in being called "the gravedigger of democracy." What is it going to take for Breyer to get the message that it's time to go if he doesn't want to be "Ginsburged."

Manchin is worse than Neville Chamberlain, Daladier, and all the appeasers of the 30s.

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I dunno what everybody else thinks, but I think the only thing Manchin is twisting is the whirlwind of Koch Campaign Cash. But thanks to Citizens United, we, and the people of West Virginia will never know. But we know his claims of bi partisanship are 100% bull$&!t

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More than 50 years ago I passed my high school history exam. I was asked to tell about the constitution of the Soviet Union after 1920. I knew absolutely nothing of the matter, but I am still proud for saving myself with saying: "If there is no real division between political power and the power of law, it does not matter what the constitution says."

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Yesterday I talked about the 14th amendment section 3 which doesn't allow insurrectionists to hold any federal office. Tonight I'm thinking this is the way to take care of the biggest insurrectionist of them all -- the orange guy. Wouldn't it be great if before 2024 he is forbidden to run for any office leaving the want-a-bee Republican Presidential candidates to destroy each other. Sounds like fun doesn't it.

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I am completely disgusted that it seems those with the highest power (Barr Sessions) can be brought before congressional hearings—before which they will lie, deflect, parse language. Meanwhile it’s obvious to the masses they are guilty. They not charged with crimes. There is zero consequence. It is a helpless and hopeless situation.

McConnell and Manchin have become absurd yet it goes on and on. It was my hope Biden would find a way to break the power of these obstructionists. I’m losing hope that will happen.

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Given the current state of affairs, have any of you made changes to long term life plans? I'm very concerned, and I have researched emigrating to Canada. I've made a decision to not adopt another dog in case I have to leave abruptly and cannot take a pet with me. Am I being crazy? My heart is breaking. I never imagined that I'd be seriously considering these things. I'm heartbroken for committed couples who want children. Many must be so concerned to have or adopt children now.

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This news just makes me even angrier at Senators Manchin and Sinema. On what @&$#%!! planet are they living??? They talk about “bipartisanship”, after which the Evil Turtle spits in their face, and then they whimper to him, “Please, Sir, can I have some more?” It’s infuriating.

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Just wondering how many times McConnell is going to have to tell us who he is before we believe him? Also, much as we would like this and all other evidence to

change Manchin’s mind, it won’t. He has prioritized his re-election over democracy. Though I’d love to know what his vision is for a country that can’t/won’t pass any legislation at all. I guess he likes an obstructed agenda over having to take a stand for anything other than continued obstruction?

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Is there anything nice about Senator McConnell? Does he cuddle kittens, stroke the dog, or pat little babies on the head (gently)? Does he help elderly people across the street in heavy traffic, and does he dress as Santa at Christmas? Does he change the nappies (sorry - diapers to you) of his great grandchildren and does he help wash the dishes (or at least load them into the dishwasher) at family gatherings, and is he the life and soul of any party? I think we should be told.

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Question for today’s video: Has any one man (or in this case two men) ever held this much power in the US Senate?

McConnell’s comments leave no doubt they his thirst for piwer is unquenched. Once the judiciary is in your pocket, the road to an autocratic theocracy is paved and ready to open.

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The Poor People's Campaign had a Moral Monday March on Manchin today.

https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/

Timely, no?

With the antics of Moscow McTurtle exposing the hypocrisy of Manchin AND his own constituents calling out his betrayal of them, holding his loser position shines a bright light on his status as a purchased politician.

More butter and parm on my popcorn, please, as we ramp up the hearings, investigations, indictments, exposures: a deliberate march to justice.

And let us join Stacey Abrams and her 'Hot Call Summer' to let the senators know we are present, watching, and here for the long haul.

https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/watch/stacey-abrams-launches-hot-call-summer-campaign-to-get-congress-to-pass-for-the-people-act-114807365926

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"In a reflection of the new era, the signatories’ statement called for addressing climate change. It also affirmed “the critical importance of women’s full, equal, and meaningful participation in all aspects of peace and stability, as well as the disproportionate impact that conflict has on women and girls, including conflict-related sexual violence.”

To have these statements in the NATO documents is SO important and, although way past due, tis progress to celebrate.

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I thought that possibly with the election of Biden in November the country might be on the path to some semblance of a nation led by rational adults who were guided by the rule of law. Instead, we have more revelations about the politicization of the DOJ Trump and Barr. But even worse is McConnell’s assault on democracy and his outright hypocrisy regarding nominations to the Supreme Court (Garland’s nomination being too close to an election to even hold hearings, yet Barrett’s nomination is rushed through even as voting was taking place). There must be some way to neuter him before we are no longer a Democratic Republic. Are you paying attention Sen. Manchin?

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