That’s funny Chris Murphy. When you did your CT walking tour and stopped in my town you said:
a) you don’t support Medicare for all and that the ACA was sufficient
b) gave the same right wing talking points republicans use about “entitlement spending crowding out the budget” when asked about lifting the cap of social security
c) you and the democratic leadership have provided no check on trump besides rhetoric and empty speeches
This guy is the only hope for Connecticut!
Democrat Chris Mattei was a teacher, a union organizer, and Assistant U.S. Attorney in charge of fighting public corruption in Connecticut. Now he’s considering running for Governor. Chip in $5 before Saturday’s official fundraising deadline to help him qualify for public financing.
I just think it reveals Republicans for exactly who they are.
“Commodus was replaced by the reformer Pertinax, the Bernie Sanders of his day, who attempted in vain to curb the power of the Praetorian Guards, the ancient version of the military-industrial complex. This effort saw the Praetorian Guards assassinate Pertinax after he was in power only three months. The Guards then auctioned off the office of emperor to the highest bidder. The next emperor, Didius Julianus, lasted 66 days. There would be five emperors in A.D. 193, the year after the assassination of Commodus. Trump and our decaying empire have ominous historical precedents. If the deep state replaces Trump, whose ineptitude and imbecility are embarrassing to the empire, that action will not restore our democracy any more than replacing Commodus restored democracy in Rome. Our republic is dead.”
The despotic forces that destroyed ancient Rome and other empires are destroying us. And removing Trump would not halt the disintegration. – 2017/05/21
I hesitate to take to Facebook to discuss such a serious topic, but I think it is important to state immediately and clearly that Donald Trump’s removal of FBI Director James Comey calls into question whether presidential power will be subject to the rule of law in our Country. James Comey was leading one of the most important criminal and counter-intelligence investigations in our Country’s history. That investigation is focused on the extent to which, if at all, a hostile foreign power attacked the heart of our country – our democratic process – with the assistance of members of the President’s campaign and the President himself. Whatever you think of Comey’s conduct during the Clinton-Trump campaign, it is clear that he and the FBI have been aggressively pursuing the Russia investigation since last summer.
Today, without any warning, the President fired Comey, who was in the third year of a 10-year term. The reason for his firing is so obviously pretextual as to be laughable. After months of reaping extraordinary political benefits from Comey’s handling of the Clinton email investigation and praising Comey’s public disclosures, Mr. Trump now fires him purportedly for mishandling that investigation. Although coherence is not one of Mr. Trump’s defining qualities, this non-sensical explanation goes too far even for him. Adding to the alarm bells is the fact that Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who himself may be a subject of the criminal investigation, urged Mr. Trump to dismiss Comey.
The obvious concern from which we must not flinch is that Mr. Trump has removed Mr. Comey in order to derail the inquiry into Russia’s attack on our democracy and the extent to which that attack was abetted by the Trump campaign. If true, this would be a craven abuse of power.
The only option now is for a fully staffed and funded Independent Counsel to be appointed to investigate this matter. I fear that without an independent investigation the institution of the Presidency itself will be irreparably harmed by the suspicion, well-founded or not, that Mr. Trump used the power of his office to conceal his and his associates’ involvement in a singular act of treason. It is important to be clear that we do not know if Mr. Trump or his campaign had any involvement with the Russian attack. But, for the sake of our country, we must have confidence in the result of any investigation. That is why all of us must make the appointment of an Independent Counsel a non-negotiable demand of Congress and the Trump Administration.
The only “pretty stupid” thing about this is that he felt the need to apologize.
The latest fake controversy. Chris Pratt said Hollywood isn’t representative of “blue collar America” which is true. There aren’t many movies lately that focus on the labor movement, deindustrialization, or poverty in America.
Apparently people took offense at “blue collar” which they see as meaning “white”. I guess only white people are working class Americans in the eyes of many?
Foot meet mouth.