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  1. the alternative is to reform the police-- whether...

    the alternative is to reform the police-- whether through defunding or alternative methods -- so that the police aren't shooting down civilians willy-nilly.

    ""jUsT cOmPlY wItH ThE ofFiCeR's...
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    there is a considerable amount of evidence for...

    there is a considerable amount of evidence for this, -even taking Trump out of the equation-.
    ...
  3. that specific phrase in US politics is often used...

    that specific phrase in US politics is often used by people to justify police shootings, no matter how egregious.
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    no, -some- 2010s GOP voters are not as racist as...

    no, -some- 2010s GOP voters are not as racist as 1980s Democratic voters.

    the big but, though, is that the GOP base is racist as all get out. the anti-immigration types-- and that's the true base...
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    GVChamp, you're talking about...

    GVChamp,



    you're talking about -Republicans-.

    IE, the cold war era Republicans, the country-club, Club for Growth sort, disdained populism: "we're a republic, not a democracy", over and...
  6. https://www.businessinsider.com/kushner-covid-19-p...

    https://www.businessinsider.com/kushner-covid-19-plan-maybe-axed-for-political-reasons-report-2020-7

    Kushner's coronavirus team shied away from a national strategy, believing that the virus was...
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    really, this tweet, in the last year of the...

    really, this tweet, in the last year of the administration, was the one that persuaded the Federalist author that Trump has authoritarian tendencies?

    that everything he did beforehand was just...
  8. connected to the reference of "info warfare" on...

    connected to the reference of "info warfare" on the other thread, literally minutes after the numbers were released, Trump issued his tweet calling for a delay of the Presidential election.
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    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/27/opinion/trump-2...

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/27/opinion/trump-2020.html

    What Will a Post-Trump G.O.P. Look Like?
    And consider, what will it take for the Republican Party to begin to heal itself?

    Bret...
  10. that's not even the worst: ...

    that's not even the worst:

    https://thehill.com/policy/finance/509210-kudlow-gop-plan-will-include-increased-business-deductions-for-meals-and

    Senate Republicans' proposed coronavirus package...
  11. so, looks like the GOP Senate is in low-key civil...

    so, looks like the GOP Senate is in low-key civil war about the next round of COVID assistance.

    which is absolutely awesome, because now Nancy Pelosi has an -even stronger- whip hand.

    Mitch...
  12. meanwhile, next door: Kentucky orders bars to...

    meanwhile, next door:

    Kentucky orders bars to close, restaurants to reduce indoor capacity
    BY NATHANIEL WEIXEL - 07/27/20 05:37 PM EDT


    All bars in Kentucky will be shut down for the next two...
  13. https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/509252-te...

    https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/509252-tennessee-governor-shoots-down-birx-recommendation-to-close-bars-at

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) shot down White House adviser Deborah Birx’s...
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    some more history Twitter dug up, but makes for...

    some more history Twitter dug up, but makes for very good reading.

    WEB Du Bois on Lee.

    https://twitter.com/NathanJRobinson/status/1285406112418865152?
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    this is what I mean by Nancy Pelosi having all...

    this is what I mean by Nancy Pelosi having all the leverage.

    if this bill doesn't pass, chances are that Trump loses by 20 -- and the tsunami would be great enough where Dems would have a chance...
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    in item #934534534 of how Trump weaponizes...

    in item #934534534 of how Trump weaponizes everything:

    https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000007243995/portland-protests-federal-government.html

    use of Border Patrol tactical units in...
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    DOR, no point going that far back; the...

    DOR,



    no point going that far back; the Dems had the racist southern Democrat faction then as well.

    the Dems began purging their party of those racists in the 1960s, and to its credit did it...
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    GVChamp, that is the most likely scenario....

    GVChamp,



    that is the most likely scenario. of course, to take another black-swan scenario in a year full of shitty black-swan scenarios, if RBG doesn't make it until January 20, 2021...my god....
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    so I don't get your point. circumstances have...

    so I don't get your point.

    circumstances have changed, in terms of crime, in terms of national mood, in terms of Black political power within the Democratic Party, and most importantly, within the...
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    surprise surprise, the Democratic Party of 30...

    surprise surprise, the Democratic Party of 30 years ago is different from the Democratic Party of today.

    that's why Biden was never popular with the base of the Democratic Party, and is also why...
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