She should have disguised herself as a white man with a MAGA hat, then she would have had no problems

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Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon was arrested and charged with felony obstruction and preventing or disrupting a general assembly session. What did she do? She was knocking on the door of Governor Kemp’s office as he signed into law new voting restrictions. Oh, excuse me, he was signing voting reform. He signed it with a collection of white men surrounding him.

There has been a lot of discussion of what was in this law, but perhaps one thing that didn’t get enough attention is this, quoting from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The bill also will allow the State Election Board to…

Shoot self in foot. Reload. Repeat.

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I once fancied myself a political strategist. You know, one of those people who would offer advice on how to win elections. Right now, I am looking at Republicans and the Republican Party….and I am just kind of staring and blinking, scratching my head….and wondering, honestly, if what they are smoking is legal. I guess it is in a lot of States.

Since I am, in general, more sympathetic to the Democrat agenda and views (mainly because I am against racism, against sexism, against authoritarianism, against “ignorism”, in favor of things like facts and science, all of which make it…

Or put another way, doctors telling women “I could refer you to a psychiatrist.” (Wrong Answer)

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I am a woman suffering from long-hauler COVID (the colloquial term for someone who had COVID — I tested positive on November 9, 2020, and was mildly ill for a week — but who still has an odd collection of intermittent symptoms months later). Politics is my passion since everything involves politics; if there are two or more people in a room, then you have politics. …

Play your political cards right, and he could even be your friend

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I have long been an admirer of Bernie Sanders. I am so grateful to him for the success he has had over the past 6 years or so of pulling the word “socialist” up out of the “dirty word” category where it long languished and into the mainstream of respectable political discourse in America. I can remember when “socialist” was a word you just didn’t even dare utter to describe yourself, even among liberals and Democrats. I can remember when openly declaring that you liked socialist ideas was treated as the equivalent of burping at the family dinner table, greeted…

And I don’t know whether to laugh, cry, howl in rage, or just sigh.

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They say truth is stranger than fiction. Sometimes truth is simply more laughable, in a sad and pathetic way, than fiction. If the courtroom exchange below was from a screenplay someone was trying to peddle to a Hollywood studio, they’d be laughed out of the room, not because it lacked a good “liberal” angle, but because nobody would believe the irony of it all. This is the exchange from the hearing before the Supreme Court of the case of Brnovich V. Democrat National Committe on March…

In the Senate vote on Impeachment jurisdiction on February 9, just six Republicans cleared the lowest and easiest hurdle to clear of intellectual honesty; the Party has sunk irredeemably low.

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That one incidental vote in the whole Impeachment proceeding, where 44 Senators put on record either their intellectual bankruptcy, or moral bankruptcy, or both, is to me the proverbial straw breaking the camel’s back. In a previous Medium blog

I had tried to maintain that the Republican Party is still redeemable, had tried to maintain that it could perhaps rehabilitate itself and get back to being a functional political party…

The Senate filibuster, with its long and often shameful history of anti-democracy, has spilled out into the country at large.

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Whether or not, and by what means, the filibuster is done away with, or at least minimized, in the Senate, the “filibuster culture” must be done away with in our society, or else the poison of Trumpism and the insurrection it spawned will only strengthen and grow, until the forces of anti-democracy, for whom the Senate filibuster is the best friend, ultimately win.

And before anyone raises the objection of “well what about the Democrats?” yes, of course, both sides…

We, as in Democrats, Liberals, Democracy, this Country, we need you as a functional political party again.

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It was said by Jared Kushner himself that Trump had executed a “hostile takeover” of the Republican Party. Of course, Kushner meant this as praise, voiced from the depths of his 39-year-old wisdom. He clearly has a dark view of political parties, and of course Trump did run his 2016 campaign upon, among other things, draining the swamp.

Okay, I have a confession to make. As I watched the Republican Presidential Primaries leading up to the 2016 election, I quietly, discretely, and of…

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One thing that really struck me when I read the Forward to Michael Cohen’s book Disloyal, was how he emphasized the fact that Donald Trump knows exactly what he is doing. I had settled into a thought process over the past 4 years, and most particularly ever since the election, as I witnessed a seemingly unhinged Trump keep repeating that he won the election and it was stolen from him, that this man simply is, to put it most kindly, a bit mentally unbalanced. In its own perverse sort of way, this had actually been comforting to me to think…

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Vote suppression is nothing new in America. Perhaps what is relatively new now, however, is just how blithely (and claiming they have the purest and most innocent intentions) Republicans have been embarking on vote suppression tactics while insisting that what they are actually doing is protecting the integrity of the election. Uh-huh.

In this tragically remarkable election year, in the midst of a pandemic which is picking up steam, in the midst of a slow-motion train wreck of an economic collapse as we slide into a second Great Depression, and in the midst of a convulsive reckoning on systemic racism…

Fay Wylde

A private person, now living mostly “off the grid.” I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (and photo is from the 80s, I’m hopelessly nostalgic)

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