They told us @HillaryClinton was just as bad as @realDonaldTrump.

Hell, @SusanSarandon said she was worse.

She should really never open her mouth about politics again, ever.

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U.S. to partners of U.N. LGBTQ staff: Get married, or get out nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-ou… via @NBCNews
That anyone ever fell for that ridiculous lie is beyond disgraceful.

Even if Clinton were guilty of the types of corruption they claimed she was she would still not be comparable in this way to Donald Trump.

Not even close.

But she's clearly not.

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thenation.com/article/how-fa…
As the nation braces itself for the @GOP's latest betrayal in the runup to the #BrettKavanaugh confirmation vote, it is becoming clearer that even those we once believed retained some recognizably moral standards, simply don't.

@SenatorCollins, @lisamurkowski--we see you.

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In the days following @SenJohnMcCain's death there seemed to be a glimmer of hope that some in the Republican party might use his death as a rallying for a better politic and saner party, but Collins, Murkowski, and Flake are rejecting that challenge.

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msnbc.com/hardball/watch…
Trump has the screws in so tightly that not even Collins--who represents a state where Trump is deeply unpopular, and who has personally experienced how seriously we in the #StopKavanaugh movement take this attack on democracy--feels able to oppose #Kavanaugh outright.

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That should terrify all of us.

BEFORE his death, notably, McCain took part in a documentary called #ActiveMeasures. In it he makes clear that he believed Trump came to the presidency illegitinately. These were some of the last interviews he gave.

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activemeasures.com
In @ActMeasuresDoc the political realities of #Kompromat are discussed at length. And it's clear that @HillaryClinton and others believe that Trump is owned by Russia in more than one way.

A case can be made even, by the evidence in the film, for real treason.

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Given Trump's widespread unpopularity, the fact that #BrettKavanaugh came to his nomination by way of a backroom deal brokered between retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy & Donald Trump, that #Kavanaugh has clearly lied several times under oath, his increasingly negative polls,

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and the increasingly troubling news regarding all things #TrumpRussia, Trump's desperate actions fueled by a sociopathic mind trained on self adulation and destruction, and the upcoming midterm elections which are likely to break up Republican hegemony, how is it possible?

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How is it possible that a once moderate pro choice Republican could even consider supporting #BrettKavanaugh, a nominee she would have once brushed away? Especially when the political winds greatly favor opposition?

That is the question everyone should be asking Collins.

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The answer might be as disturbing as it is obvious. Like her colleague from South Carolina @LindseyGrahamSC, @SenatorCollins has recently becone far more amenable and cooperative with the Trump administration. The change has been as sudden as it has been disturbing.

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The obvious cause of such a dramatic shift is probably #Kompromat, though you have to wonder what they could have on Collins that would cause her to so publicly compromise her entire record & her reputation.

We're under the gun. Trump is ramping up exclusionary policies.

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He will not relent.

We must end this, and soon.

IF #Kavanaugh is not confirmed Trump will continually nominate unacceptable candidates for the office. If he is confirmed, Trump will have won the greatest political battle of his illegitimate presidency.

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They say elections have consequences.

That's true.

But those consequences should not be the surrender of our shared values.

First he came for the Muslims...

Then he came for the Immigrants.

Then he came for the gays...

#Resist #StopKavanaugh

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Oct 7, 2018
Finally slept.

For a few days when I'd sleep I was either having nightmares about #Kavanaugh or, and this was a first, having nightmares about having nightmares about #Kavanaugh.

My poor puppies didn't know what the hell was going on...

"IT'S A NEW DAY. "

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When people invoke platitudes like this it is usually done in order to being hope, to assert the positive aspects of what's ahead.

Not today.

There is nothing positive about this. We played the Super Bowl and we lost, but there is no rematch.

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Worse, one of the players for the other team is suddenly a fucking umpire and wants to review the tapes of all previous games and change some of the calls made by other, better umpires from games we had already won in the past.

It doesn't make sense.

None of it.

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Oct 7, 2018
I won't be lectured about majorities or electoral politics on the day #BrettKavanaugh was confirmed to #SCOTUS with the help of a goddamned Democrat.

I don't care where he's from or the demographics of his state. I don't care about any of that bullshit.

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He deserves some fire under his feet on the day he voted FOR a fucking lying racist rapist who is probably going to overturn ROE v. WADE and a host of other important pieces of legislation.

He could have called in sick.

He could have abstained.

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He could have stood on the Senate floor and said "I am casting this vote because my constituents have asked me to and I am their representative, but I personally strongly oppose this nominee, and support Professor Ford.

Instead he basically endorsed Collins speech.

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Read 7 tweets
Oct 6, 2018
Let it be our promise to every future life that is destroyed, changed, or affected by a Justice #Kavanaugh that we will make it a priority to see Sasse, Manchin, and Collins suffer for their vote today.

They must lose their Senate seats, and be reminded everyday why.

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If we can't manage to focus long enough to carry through on our threats to our elected leaders who betray us then there will never be a reason to fear us. There will never be a reason to reconsider a decision or vote.

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And maybe no mistake, @SenatorCollins must be made an example of, if only because so much focus was placed on her and her decision making process.

But also because of that poisonous victim blaming/ shaming speech she delivered yesterday.

SUSAN COLLINS MUST LOSE IN 2020.

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Read 11 tweets
Oct 5, 2018
There is no way to sugarcoat how bad things just got, and if there was, we shouldn't. This is a loss that will haunt this nation for decades.

The confirmation of #BrettKavanaugh has managed to confirm more than just a man, for many, its confirmed our worst fears.

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It has confirmed that the @GOP is the most corrupt ruling party at the federal level in our nation's history. That they will do anything and everything to protect itself, including putting the survival of our Republic itself at risk.

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Its confirmed that the real decisions are made before the questions are even formally presented, and that they really do not care what our opinions of those decisions will be.

And it has also confirmed that Donald Trump has a lot more power than we imagined.

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Read 13 tweets
Oct 3, 2018
If you want to live in a nation that is "led" by a man who would mock someone who was the victim of a violent sexual assault then we are very different people.

Trump's behavior today was that of a playground bully. They were the words that a bully utters and then laughs.

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The bully imagines, and may even hear, the world laughing with him, but the chuckles are only from his hangers-on and those hoping to impress the bully.

The rest of the world only turns its head to look away. They hope that someone, anyone, will intervene.

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They almost always get away with it, though, bullies.

And Trump will likely get away with this, like always.

#ChristineBlaseyFord passed a lie detector test on the day of her grandmother's funeral. No one non-partisan or credible has questioned her credibility.

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Sep 24, 2018
I am exhausted by this man.

First, I can't tell you how often my official Google calendar deviates completely from what my actual day ends up looking like.

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"Brett Kavanaugh has calendars from 1982 that conflict with Christine Blasey Ford's account" twitter.com/i/events/10439…
It's not likely, after all, that #Kavanaugh was likely to have scrawled "sexually assault a fellow student" on to his calendar. Although Mr. "Devil's Triangle" probably wishes he could have.

Seriously, this dude is a class A dirtbag.

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Listen, I think Kavanaugh is a smart, arrogant, manipulative SOB who very likely might have imagined a day of reckoning and manufactured those calendars back then after the fact, just in case.

I can't be anything other than sickened by this situation.

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