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Democrats court trouble when they use metaphors and comparative thinking. Remember when former President Barack Obama used an old idiom. “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” in a June 2008 fundraiser during his run for his first term as President. Republicans like his opponent John...

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  • October 12, 2022

There are many on here who are people of faith and many who are not but maybe some needing hope and encouragement  and are in confusion will read my prayer in the Christian faith who will see truth and maybe some blindly in  the cult off this site will read...

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  • October 20, 2020

“Work, work, work, work, work, work, work. (turns to the bosom of a female staffer) Hello boys! Have a good night's rest? I missed you! Gentlemen, affairs of state must take precedent over… affairs of state.” Trump is truly Le Petomane. Trump’s America must remedy the horrible ills of . . . Trump’s America. x “Trump is attempting to win...

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  • August 30, 2020

Emma Green at The Atlantic has a great piece out profiling U.S. Senate candidate, Reverend Raphael Warnock (D. GA) and how Warnock being a major voice of the Religious Left can flip this Senate seat and win the Democrats a Senate Majority: Warnock wants to help Democrats remake the country....

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  • August 24, 2020

This title is not meant to take away from Black Lives Matter.  In fact, it is meant to do just the opposite.   John Lewis was a man who knew Voting rights and the power of the vote.  John Lewis is no longer with us but the spirit of his convictions...

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  • August 20, 2020

I stand in soladarity with the protestors.  I want to say that right off BUT the real protestors of non violence would show up at the Washington Mall  or other huge arenas and the troublemakers and outside agitators, not so much.   I know DC has been having protests but what...

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  • June 1, 2020

It is unfortunate that there is a history of more fulsome street confrontations that involve a variety of actors, some opportunists that are simply criminal rather than political, others who in the past, took advantage of civil unrest to attempt to “get away with murder”. This is happening even as the...

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  • May 29, 2020

Many here and other liberal sites always believed Georgia was going to go blue.  I don’t think so.  I hoped so but with that idiot governor Kemp in the statehouse, I don’t see it.  I am a Georgia native and not a proud one but I am one still the...

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  • April 21, 2020

So in case you didn’t know: U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s financial portfolio saw heavy trading during the month of March, a period during which Congress passed three different spending bills to address the spread of COVID-19 and the markets took a turn for the worse. The report lists 112 transactions,...

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  • April 8, 2020

Deep pockets and the cost of campaigning has contributed to a cash crunch as Bloomberg’s media buying combines with the scale of the upcoming super-Tuesday media markets. The price of victory is rising with the next two primaries, as the strategy of planning for a brokered convention features in Bloomberg’s...

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  • February 21, 2020

I don’t think many people can accuse me of being a Biden fan.  When he says something stupid, I call him out on it.  But sometimes he reminds me of just what a different league he is in compared to Donald J Trump.  I was moved by two things he...

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  • January 26, 2020

Oath of offices for republicans, disregarded by a sham Senate impeachment trial, apathy and unconcern and downright distraction from half of the voting public  and denial plus addiction is what 2020 looks like so far.  We have loyal followers of the so called King.   It is no longer All the president’s men...

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  • January 23, 2020

Sigh. x It was exactly three years ago today, January 20, 2017, that I was sworn into office. So appropriate that today is also MLK jr DAY. African-American Unemployment is the LOWEST in the history of our Country, by far. Also, best Poverty, Youth, and Employment numbers, ever. Great! —...

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  • January 21, 2020

Although today is not the actual date of birth for Civil Rights and humanitarian leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we have given him the ultimate American honor, a day off for workers, and retail sales prices at your favorite stores.  I hope that we keep in mind that Dr....

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  • January 20, 2020

Martin Luther King was a great leader and peace activist.   Martin Luther King was killed in Memphis as he stood for civil rights and unions. He was killed by a racist with a gun.   Martin Luther King will be honored by many this coming Monday but it seems that many more...

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  • January 18, 2020

I believe everyone has a right to choose to believe or not believe in their own way.  What I don’t believe in, is that some of the non believers commenting with their slurs of others commenters who choose faith instead of non belief.   We have been called out as being simple,...

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  • December 15, 2019

If you believe that Individual-1 has altruistically helped the US stock market since inauguration, you might believe we Democrats worship Moloch, just like we treat the free market like Baal or so many pagan idols. Fox News should be ashamed of itself for firing Todd Starnes, since he only has borne false witness...

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  • October 2, 2019

What individual will walk the walk  and inspire with hundreds of thousands following in a movement to restore this country to some sort of civility?  I am not talking politics as I feel the leader can lead many into soul convicting heroism and change.   This is the change we need. ...

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  • July 10, 2019

Crickets?  Do I hear crickets?   Or is that just chatter?   Leadership needs a little backing, like about half of the country, every single day.   I am as bad as anyone else on here griping about Pelosi and Shumer and all those elected to represent, We the People.  We are the...

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  • May 7, 2019

x Sean Hannity is trying to scare people away from @AOC's Green New Deal by telling them it offers “guaranteed vacations, universal guaranteed income, [and] a guaranteed retirement.” Chilling. pic.twitter.com/RYw4VtpYdz — jordan (@JordanUhl) March 6, 2019 x Where do I sign up? — MLK (@mklinger421) March 6, 2019 x Guaranteed...

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  • March 6, 2019

photo: Dr. King’s Birthplace, National Historic Site in Georgia (photo from nps.gov) In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Help Realize Dr. King’s Dream; DemandThat The DOJ Protect Our Elections Now! Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was...

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  • January 26, 2019

photo: PDA Activists Marching For Healthcare Not Warfare In solidarity, Dr. Bill for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, Mike H. and Shayna—your PDA National Team Mobilize For Medicare For All on MLK Day/MFA MondayTell Your Reps to Join The Medicare For All Caucus! Dr. Martin...

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  • January 22, 2019

So Mike Pence went on Face The Nation this morning and compared Trump’d hateful campaign boilerplate about building a wall to MLK’s stirring oratory challenging this nation to fulfill Jefferson’s promissory note that “all men are created equal.” x Pence quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have A Dream” speech to...

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  • January 20, 2019

I’ve worked for labor unions for 40 years and I’m proud of it.  But I’ve also witnessed, and suffered, from the employers’ and their conservative political allies’ relentless and successful attacks on workers. Unions have lost ground over the last 40 years. Weaker unions meant we had to bargain contracts...

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  • December 22, 2018

Not a lot of reporting on this yet, just a tweet from HuffPo women and political reporter Laura Bassett….   x A new mural of Stacey Abrams in the Edgewood neighborhood of Atlanta, just blocks from MLK Jr.’s childhood home pic.twitter.com/HJRKIeWY9X — Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) October 19, 2018 If you...

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  • October 19, 2018

Crossposted from Eclectablog.com. In April of 2012, control over Muskegon Heights schools was handed over to an un-elected Emergency Manager, appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. By July, Emergency Manager Donald Weatherspoon had signed a contract to turn the entire public school system over to the for-profit charter school operator...

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  • April 3, 2018