Everything wrong with our government in one simple tweet.
Neoliberal austerity politics are completely defunct.
History will always repeat itself if we don’t learn from the past. Cutting services for the public while cutting taxes for the rich can only go so far before the people push back.
“Macronism was magnificent – but so far it has failed. I get the feeling of a huge waste. Walking down the Champs Elysées last Sunday and seeing the rioters’ destruction from the night before offered a hint of what we have ended up with. The most anti-populist leader France could have hoped for finds himself actually reinforcing populism. And the experience of his centrist cousins doesn’t bode well: Barack Obama gave rise to Donald Trump, Matteo Renzi to Matteo Salvini, and Angela Merkel’s departure could result in chaos.”
The French president hasn’t just lost his touch, he is enabling the populism he was supposed to defeat, says French journalist Marion Van Renterghem
Remember when the Republicans nearly repealed the ACA and sought to end pre-existing condition protections? We do. #MedicareForAll
“In fact this pattern of voting and ignoring their constituents is a decidedly odd-numbered year phenomenon. On Capitol Hill these odd-numbered years are referred to as off-years because they are non-election years for Congress. And, not surprisingly, they are when unpopular votes like ACA repeal often occur. Members can vote to end pre-existing condition protections and roll back health care coverage for 20 million Americans in an odd year, like 2017, and hope those votes will be forgotten by the time even years, like 2018, come along.”
Republicans avoided constituents after trying to kill the Affordable Care Act and pre-existing condition protections. They bet on voter amnesia and lost.
“Trump was right to spike the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He is right to demand a sunset clause for Nafta. When this devious, hollow, self-interested man offers a better approximation of the people’s champion than any other leader, you know democracy is in trouble.”
In arguing for a sunset clause to the trade agreement, this odious man is exposing the corruption of liberal democracy, says George Monbiot, a regular contributor to the Guardian
But that’s not what we’re seeing. We’ve learned that in June the president ordered the firing of special counsel, Robert Mueller. The only reason why special counsel Robert Mueller is still in charge of the investigation is because President Trump’s own White House counsel threatened to quit if the president followed through with his order.
We need to protect the special counsel from being unilaterally fired by the president. I’ve introduced bipartisan legislation with Senator Lindsey Graham that will provide checks and balances and help stop the president from doing something so clearly improper.
Hillary Clinton and her die hard supporters are everything wrong with politics. Trying to get Sanders outed with false accusers is Republican level scum baggery, but then again, that’s nothing new for the Clinton’s.