Seeking to capitalize on the Republicans’ disarray, public cruelty and Trumpitis, the Democratic Party is gearing up for the Congressional elections of 2018. Alas, party leaders are likely to enlist the same old cast and crew.
The Democratic National Committee and their state imitators are raising money from the same old big donors and PACs that are complicit in the Party’s chronic history of losing so many Congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative races—not to mention the White House.
Call me an idiot, but I don’t think Russia would pick an actual idiot to be a useful idiot. #idiot
This Russia hysteria has got to go. Yes, it shoukd be investigated but, in general, the American people could care less. If the Democrats want to win back seats in Congress, state legislatures, governorships, and the Presidency then they’ve got to get back to the issues that are effecting people. That means talking about income equality, clean water, universal healthcare, lower drug prices, immigration reform, mass incarceration, women’s health and childcare, insurance, hunger, homelessness, etc. But this Russia hysteria… Leave it for a special investigator to solve. Leave the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy sleuthing to them Most likely all they’re going to find is that Russia exposed Clinton and the DNC and that’s it. And nobody really gave a shit how corrupt they were anyway as we found out. But the vitriolic Donakd Trump hatred and the Russia talk helped us lose the lelection the first time around, so why repeat it? Live and learn. Xx
Jefferson’s actual quote about newspapers is the opposite of what Donald Trump said at his Florida rally yesterday:
“The people are the only censors of their governors: and even their errors will tend to keep these to the true principles of their institution. To punish these errors too severely would be to suppress the only safeguard of the public liberty. The way to prevent these irregular interpositions of the people is to give them full information of their affairs thro’ the channel of the public papers, & to contrive that those papers should penetrate the whole mass of the people. The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers & be capable of reading them.” – Thomas Jefferson
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