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1/"A total of 131 people later marked themselves as having attended the June 27 rally outside of ICE’s Washington offices" - this malign effort promoted #AbolishICE, an issue central to Trump/GOP attacks on Dems right now.…
2/This remarkable article details a Russian disinfo effort to blame the DNC hack on the DNC itself. The biggest promoter of this disinfo effort has been the President himself, who even returned to it in his presser w/Putin -…
3/Point - it's impossible to unpack Russian disinfo here in US fr what the President says everyday. They've been aligned, working together, playing off one another for yrs. Trump knows they are here, helping. Why he's taken steps to make it easier for these efforts to succeed.
4/Listen to NRCC Head Rep. Stivers here fr Sunday . Attacking Dems for "Abolish ICE" now central to R fall narrative, yet is not something Dems in Congress have proposed, support. These GOP efforts to misinform/lie being supported by this malign campaign.
5/@CNN has more on the FB fallout today. More evidence that Russia or whomever this malign actor is aided events, amplified issues across the political spectrum.…

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Oct 4, 2018
1/Thread on Trump's reckless tariff and trade strategy. Below a smart take on where China - and the EU, Canada and Mexico - are targeting their retaliatory tariffs in response to Trump's aggressive attacks on their economies…
2/The effectiveness of these foreign efforts to cause pain in Trump county has shown up in polling. Tariffs are very unpopular everywhere, even in states like PA and WI.… Tariffs are among least popular initiatives of entire Trump Presidency.
3/Consider that Rs trail in all the competitive Sen/gov races in IA, WI, IN, OH, MI and PA. R candidates for Sen/gov in core Rustbelt states in MI and PA are n the 30s. Repudiation of Rs here huge story.…
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Oct 1, 2018
In other words most of this new NAFTA was stuff that was already agreed by the three countries prior to Trump becoming President with some minor cosmetic changes.
3/And reminder that Trump's trade policies had become deeply unpopular, and a drag on the GOP this fall. Even in the Midwest. The President needed a deal, badly.…
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Sep 29, 2018
1/Mini-thread of what our high ranking "Judge" did over just last few months - obviated Natl Archives records process and suppressed 100,000s of docs/evidence of his own record; lied repeatedly abt his drinking and other matters; refused to call in FBI/lied about their role;
2/Our "judge" also worked w/RW groups to falsely frame another man for attacking Dr. Ford; told outrageous lies in his Fox News interview FROM THIS WEEK which he then recanted THE NEXT DAY: and then just went nuts in the Senate;
3/For me it is how our "Judge" has handled last few months which should be grounds enough for voting him down. He exposed himself as troubled, intemperate, partisan hack willing to run roughshod over democratic norms for his own advancement. Is opposite of judicial temperament.
Read 5 tweets
Sep 28, 2018
1/Thread - a snapshot of current polling in midst of #Kavanaugh fight. Using @FiveThirtyEight over last few weeks Trump's favs improved a bit, now 41.5/52.8 but the generic has worsened for the Rs, now stands at 49.6/40.9. Both these results suggest a very good year for the Ds.
2/My take is Rs now have a very low ceiling across the country. Of 45 top Gov/Senate/House battlegrounds w/recent polls Rs over 50% in only 4 or 5 (not incl TX Sen or AZ Gov); and have no lead outside margin of error in any Gov or Sen battleground.
3/Rs not leading in governor's races in FL, GA, OH, PA, MI, WI, IA and NV - all critical 2020 battlegrounds. Could end up winning some but GOP can't be happy here.
Read 9 tweets
Sep 25, 2018
What remains mind blowing - GOP Senators do not see Kavanaugh’s participation in year long scheme which stole 5,000 private documents from 6 of their fellow Senators as disqualifying. It was a direct attack on their institution, and showed deep contempt for our democracy itself.
2/Mindblowing part 2 - that the Senate has not come to terms with a private citizen over her testimony this Thursday; and that they are proposing a wild, unprecedented idea of a sex crimes prosecutor interrogating her. Serious GOP, WTF. How can this not be settled by now?
3/Mindblowing 3 - this statement by #Kavanaugh's freshman roommate. Says he believes Kavanaugh was capable of sexual assault, was frequent blackout drunk, doesn't believe Ramirez is lying.… Imagine if this guy testified, under oath, about what he saw.
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Sep 20, 2018
1/Putting together my #Kavanaugh tweets into a thread. Serious issues have been raised. Need clearer answers. GOP now all party over country on everything. Not good for the nation.
2/The hacking into and stealing of 5,000 files from 6 Senators is reason alone to reject #Kavanaugh.
3/This story told by my old friend @PaulBegala the other night is a massive reveal about @Kavanaugh's partisan zeal, the very opposite of judicial temperament.
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