Maybe you saw this poll a few days ago.
Well, if you didn't it's too late now.
Why? Because the exact same poll looks like this now.
“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.”
― Pat Miller, Willfully Ignorant -- goodreads.com
Bear with me for a minute.
I want to acknowledge caucus99percent as a special place, an online community that all of us are fortunate to have discovered and, for many of us, to join as members.
This is an argument we're going to hear for the next several weeks or few months as the general election campaign progresses. The implied (or sometimes explicitly stated; see LoF) privilege is that of a white male. Frequently "affluent" or some variation will also be included.
It was quite shameful how the Democrats and many liberals viciously piled on Ralph Nader for somehow causing GW Bush to become president in 2000. However they refused to or ignored their own shortcomings that might have caused them to lose. Subsequent events have shown that the Democrats were being hypocrites in their criticism because they themselves have shown not to care enough to learn any lesson and not repeat their own mistakes.
(Note: this is in no way a defense of the scumbag called Trump)
"Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis," she said. "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons,"
Hillary Clinton, Warmonger for President
It has been a contest in which the only losers will be the 99%. 2016 will go down in history as the most inept, let alone corrupt, campaign since before the Civil War. I don't know how many times Trump's loose tongue, which is obviously detached from his cognitive faculties, has said the most stupid, unnecessarily inflammatory things. But this essay does not focus on Mr. Drumpf.
Fellow Democrats, and citizens,
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
The latest attack, which was disclosed to Reuters on Friday, follows reports of two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee and the party’s fundraising committee for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives.
I used to care about the Democratic Party, but it's not the Democratic Party anymore. I used to care about elections, but there aren't elections anymore. I used to care about America, but this isn't America anymore.
The Narrative is: "Jill Stein Is an Anti-Vaccine Advocate".
It's a lie. Snopes Confirms it.
Isn't stopping the Hillary crowd from publishing NEW articles and claiming that since the Snopes article was published before them, the data is now irrelevant. Somehow, the very fact that Stein Doesn't Trust the FDA is "Fear-mongering" and "Pandering to the Conspiracy Crowd".
Washington is leading a coalition of 12 states and the District of Columbia opposing the states that have asked for a federal injunction against the guidelines which prevent employers and schools from discriminating against transgender people in bathroom access.
The states which are signatories to the amicus curiae filing by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson are California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon and Vermont.
In fact the pivot occurred for all to see right in the Democratic convention. Gee, wonder how that "most progressive platform in the history of the world" will make out.
It comes to me at moments when the anger begins to reach a tipping point. Election "irregularities", Media Collusion, Federal Appointments to Donors. The Lies, The Hubris, The Corruption, and the impunity with which they do all these things
A fantasy of revenge against those who have acted in bad faith and have suborned our democracy. This would include donors, the media, the DNC, the campaign, and the candidate.
Am I leaving anyone out?
I have a huge amount of raw information on my FB timeline, which I posted in real time. Its public so anyone can get the raw videos being posted from the revolution delegates from the convention floor last night.
The DNC hack has given rise to numerous articles voicing horror and concern over the possibility that Russian hackers under the control of Putin harvested and are disseminating emails that will embarrass and divide the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton in order to aid the election of Putin fanboy Donald Trump. That's the gist of these stories. They all focus on this particular incident without broadening out the implications. But the underlying thesis is:
USA! USA!! USA!!1!!1!!!1!!!1
I expected chauvinistic propaganda from the Rs and the Trumpeters.
Not from Hillary and the Democrats.
I'm saddened, and in a way, frightened by what CiC Hillary and Gen Allen have in mind after Jan 20, 2017.
Chelsea Manning may face charges relating to a suicide attempt this year, which could lead to indefinite solitary confinement or transferral to a maximum-security facility, according to a civil rights group.
At some point today, Sarah McBride will speak for five minutes on the stage of the DNC and become the first transgender person to speak to a major party convention.
I am moved and inspired that there will be a chance for someone on a stage at a national convention to say that they are a transgender person. And my hope is that for anyone who is watching, who worries that their dreams and their identity are mutually exclusive, who worry about whether they can be accepted and succeed as who they are, that they can find some comfort and some hope in the fact that a person will be standing on that stage saying those words.
We cannot all be in Philadelphia, either inside the convention hall as brave Bernie delegates making their voices heard on our behalf, or outside protesting in the streets. But we can do something else, especially those of us on social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook.
Here is what I am asking all of you with social media accounts to do.
This is Hillary Clinton's official twitter handle (i.e., her username): @HillaryClinton