47332. Ms. No - 5/8/2022 5:52:55 PM
I've tried to post about four different times now, but I'm clearly too angry to even approach coherent speech.
This fucking country and its fucking misogynist, racist, classist, greedy, cheating, lying motherfuckers is just too much for me right now.
When will these assholes just die already??
I'm not big on violent revolution, but I'm starting to believe that's what it will take to wipe out the outsized influence the radical right has on this country.
47333. vonKreedon - 5/10/2022 1:09:43 PM
A thing is that the radical right is better prepared than we are for violent revolution.
47334. Ms. No - 5/18/2022 4:05:23 PM
Yes, because they've been preparing for it for so long. Talk about self-fulfilling prophesies.
47335. Ms. No - 5/18/2022 4:05:44 PM
At least Cawthorn lost his primary.
47336. vonKreedon - 5/19/2022 10:10:55 PM
Apparently lying about members of your own party's sex and drug habits is a lie too far for the GOP.
47337. Ms. No - 5/21/2022 7:01:50 PM
I'm just trying to figure out how the Democrats never learned to fight the gaslighting of the Republican party. Even when the Dems have the power, they don't use it to curtail the shenanigans of the far right. They do a much better job of supporting the right by suppressing and disempowering their own progressive wing.
Dr. King's comment that the biggest threat to racial equality is moderate Democrats is proven day after day.
Biden and the Dems have wasted their time and now it's almost up. They should've hit Manchin and Sinema hard in the beginning. Should have pushed through the filibuster and expanded the Supreme Court.
But no, they've been too concerned about how a bunch of people who already hate them would accuse them of being corrupt.
Don't give gaslighters the time of day. They're going to accuse you of atrocities no matter what. Might as well get some shit done to protect the citizenry and Democracy while you've got the power. If you lose the next election, then at least the Republicans have to work to undo things.
I'm just so frustrated and angry and I hate it.
47338. vonKreedon - 11/3/2022 9:48:43 PM
I'm feeling sick with fear about this coming election and its likely consequences for future elections and the future of our freedoms.
47339. vonKreedon - 11/9/2022 7:30:25 PM
Well, that has gone much much better than I feared. The big downside is that DeSantis is the big winner, not just in his landslide victory for Governor, but Florida turning from purple to deep red under his administration, and Trump being the big loser.
47340. Ms. No - 11/18/2022 3:48:14 AM
Yes -- I was talking with a friend just the other day about the sense of relief that we didn't realize we needed. It also looks like some of the more sensible GOP heads are trying to take their wing-nuts in hand. Nothing is going to "school" the Freedom Caucus, but the vast majority of the GOP establishment is freaked right-the-fuck out by this latest election. I'm hopeful that they'll now do what they should have been doing all along: putting a muzzle on their rabid dogs.
47341. vonKreedon - 11/18/2022 9:08:57 AM
Kevin McCarthy has the pain in the ass he deserves in his party's 'Freedom Caucus.' It'll be interesting to see what he ends up giving up to get enough votes to be elected Speaker.
47342. Ms. No - 11/29/2022 1:09:45 AM
And then how long it takes before they give him the boot like Boehner and Ryan and....wasn't there another short-tenured GOP speaker?
47343. vonKreedon - 11/29/2022 6:41:54 AM
Paul Ryan maybe.
47344. Ms. No - 12/4/2022 6:41:48 PM
What do you think of Hakeem Jefferies? I have to be honest that I have paid only sporadic attention to political figures over the last few years. I seem to have a generally favorable feeling about him, but that could just be that I'm glad he's young and black.
47345. vonKreedon - 12/4/2022 10:42:18 PM
I'm much the same, Cos, don't know much about him other than he and his new leadership team came aboard so smoothly.
47346. Ms. No - 12/5/2022 4:04:51 AM
Amazing in this day and age, right?
47347. vonKreedon - 12/5/2022 6:03:28 AM
Sort of, I know what I know about Pelosi, Clyburn, and Hoyer from their being in leadership. Other than people from my state, Washington, and AOC, I don't know much about Dem members of Congress.
47348. Ms. No - 12/10/2022 1:05:19 AM
Yeah, same. Well, and Sinema and Manchin who just bug the ever-living shit out of me.
47349. vonKreedon - 12/10/2022 10:01:29 AM
Well, that's the Senate, and Sinema just made a bold play on holding on to her Arizona seat.
47350. Ms. No - 12/13/2022 7:23:40 PM
I keep hearing her say that she's just voting her conscience - she's not for sale, she's hasn't changed, her values have always been this etc etc, but looking at her history, it seems more that she's just an opportunist and willing to go whichever way to get ahead.
47351. vonKreedon - 12/17/2022 5:30:39 PM
It does seem like that, particularly since she started as a Green.