People need to stop clamming Kavanaugh has been “indicted by the public” or he’s been “found guilty with no evidence”. He hasn’t been found guilty or indicted by anyone. His character, or lack of, has been exposed during a public vetting for a public job
‘Take Her Name Out of Your Mouth’: Family of Mollie Tibbetts Tell Right-Wingers, Led by Trump, to Stop Exploiting Her Death for Racist, Anti-Immigrant Narrative
Right wingers have no shame. They don’t care about anyone, only their perverted agenda
“The family of Mollie Tibbetts asked conservative commentators to stop using her death to stir up racist vitriol. They won’t, because they don’t give a damn about her. They care about stirring up racist vitriol. Period.”
“We are not so fucking small-minded that we generalize a whole population based on some bad individuals. Now stop being a fucking snake and using my cousins death as political propaganda.”
“Americans overall think redistributing wealth is a pretty good idea. According to a 2017 Reuters/Ipsos poll, over 75 percent of adults believe the rich should pay more in taxes. An Economist/YouGov poll taken the same year concluded Medicare for All, a cornerstone of the renewed socialist movement, is supported by 60 percent of Americans. Making college tuition free is supported by 63 percent of registered voters, according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll, while Civis Analytics found that 52 percent of respondents backed a federal jobs guarantee. Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour? A Pew poll shows 52 percent are behind it. And when it comes to getting corporate money out of politics, an Ipsos poll finds 57 percent of Americans are on board.”
Election pearl-clutching is often related to fears that socialism endangers the wealth and power of America’s elites.
“Trump is wearing down the American people, one lie at a time. He is chipping away at our notion of what constitutes American justice, one crony pardon at a time. And he is eroding the foundation of our democracy, to make it so weak that by the time he makes his inevitable moves to nullify the Mueller investigation, the remaining frayed house of cards may be too weak to fight back.”
Just this week, Trump pardoned rich allies, manipulated Wall Street and declared in a memo that he’s above the law. And he knew that no one would lift a finger to stop him.
“They should have a living wage, crack down on corporate crime, full Medicare for All,” Nader toldMelber. “Democratic Party: stop scapegoating, look in the mirror, and ask yourself why you cannot landslide the worst, the most ignorant, the most corporate indentured, the cruelest Republican Party in history. Look in the mirror.”
Democrats, Nader argues, must “crack down on corporate crime” and fight for a living wage and Medicare for All if they hope to defeat GOP in 2018 and beyond
“Piecemeal, market-based climate policies might win over the support of economics department and a handful of centrist Republicans, but they won’t either get the job done or inspire the support of any critical mass of the population. The scale of changes science demands requires doing something the neoliberals recognized as crucial early: taking state power, then using it to radically rethink the relationship between the state and the economy — in this case, toward building a more equal, low-carbon world.”
As climate scientists call for a dramatic transformation of the world’s economy, a new set of deniers is starting to coalesce around something easier.
Gun control advocates need to stop starting every statement with “I believe in the second amendment, I don’t want to take anyone’s guns”.
This is the weakest argument ever. If you really believe in the 2nd amendment, than you’d be talking about the militias which it protects. Stop pretending that the right wings bastardized interpretation of the 2nd is correct, it isn’t.
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”