Mona Profile picture
Political writer, covering Congress Activist Vincit Omnia Veritas Personal acct, opinions my own Diversity is our strength. Unity is our power.
Liz Profile picture Mona Profile picture 2 subscribed
Oct 8, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Just in case the GOP Sens like Ted Cruz and McConnell are telling the truth @ the GOP being 'fired up', donate to @JackyRosenNev who's win will help us get the Senate back. Donate… 2/"The Washington Post calls the Nevada Senate race Democrats’ “best pickup opportunity” in 2018, and POLITICO says we have “almost no shot” at taking back the Senate without it. But with a recent poll showing this race is a dead heat, the GOP is going ALL IN to protect this seat
Oct 8, 2018 30 tweets 6 min read
THIS is what's been happening while we've all been so (rightfully) spun @ the Kavanaugh debacle. This is very, VERY serious stuff. #China #MondayMotivation… 2/"BEIJING — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got an earful from senior Chinese officials during a five-hour visit to Beijing on Monday, effectively becoming the whipping boy in the increasingly acrimonious relationship between the two governments. Pompeo is the most senior
Oct 8, 2018 24 tweets 5 min read
This is weird beyond words..I wonder if Trump'll dish her, boy do I ever hope so-it'd help the #BlueWave quite a bit! #MondayMotivation #VoteBlue… 2/"Taylor Swift’s declaration that she plans to vote for Democrats next month fell like a hammer across the Trump-worshiping subforums of the far-right Internet, where people had convinced themselves, for reasons it will take some time to explain, that the world-famous pop star
Oct 8, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
1/ " In a DEMOCRATIC society, majority rule must be coupled with guarantees of individual human rights that, in turn, serve to protect the rights of minorities--whether ethnic, religious, or political, or simply the losers in the debate over a piece of controversial legislation. 2/ "The rights of minorities do not depend upon the goodwill of the majority and cannot be eliminated by majority vote. The rights of minorities are protected because democratic laws and institutions protect the rights of all citizens."
Oct 7, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
‘I Voted’ Stickers for 2018 2/"The midterm elections are a month away! On Nov. 6, citizens across America will head to the polls, hoping to change their country for the better and/or to politically humiliate someone they didn’t realize was alive until a year and a half ago. With the stakes of this election
Oct 7, 2018 31 tweets 5 min read
Wall Street Is Booming Under Trump. But Many of Its Donors Are Embracing Democrats. 2/"When Charles Myers, the chairman of a financial advisory firm, hosted four relatively unknown Democratic congressional candidates at his Midtown Manhattan home last month, he netted more money than he can remember collecting from an event that wasn’t headlined by a
Oct 7, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
I am threading Jacky's statement of today from FB, she really, WE ALL really need your help in this election, it's pretty crucial to us getting the majority back in the Senate which we badly need. Please read her comments in this thread, & if you can, DONATE! #SundayMotivation 2/"URGENT: With a recent poll showing us NECK AND NECK in the race that will decide Senate control, Mitch McConnell-linked groups are pouring $22 MILLION into Nevada. POLITICO says Democrats have “almost no shot” at taking back the Senate unless we win this race – but we’re being
Oct 7, 2018 41 tweets 8 min read
This is a good article, talking about problems that we have to, that the GOP won't and that we CAN fix! But first, just #Vote damnit!
The Myth of the Lazy Nonvoter 2/"If history is any indicator, only around 40 percent of eligible voters will vote in the midterm elections. Most people assume that voter turnout remains this low because Americans are apathetic and simply don’t want to vote. But it’s more likely that most Americans do want to
Oct 7, 2018 29 tweets 6 min read
“I can’t look away.” The countdown to the midterms is on as Americans wonder what the heck is going on.… 2/...We’re within 30 days of an election, less than a month until we can finally figure out what the hell is going on. And the end can’t come soon enough, and not just for those whose employment depends on an election going their way. “I can’t remember there ever being a
Oct 6, 2018 21 tweets 4 min read
Despite Kavanaugh's confirmation, the evidence continues to mount & be revealed. This will be painful & fascinating. I have a feeling that he won't be able to rule on Trump's indictment, so Trump did all this work for nothing. #KavanaughConfirmation… 2/"Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has received more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh in recent weeks but has chosen for the time being not to refer them to a judicial panel for investigation. A judge on the U.S. Court
Oct 6, 2018 19 tweets 4 min read
Did you guys see this? Have you seen what we did here? Surpassing 3 MIL in donations, we crashed the site right after Collins' speech yesterday. Very cool thing! #SaturdayMorning #VoteBlue… 2/"A crowdfunding site where activists have been raising money to defeat Sen. Susan Collins in 2020 was inundated with pledges Friday afternoon, after the Maine Republican announced she would support Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. By 3:55 p.m., the
Oct 6, 2018 21 tweets 4 min read
He thinks that the fight he fueled will allow him to keep his job as Sen Majority Ldr, but Mitch, hell hath NO fury like the anger voting you're about to witness from Dems, so I wouldn't be so sure. @SaturdayThoughts #VoteBlue… 2/"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he never considered urging the White House to withdraw Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and called opposition to the judge a “great political gift” for Republicans ahead of next month’s midterm elections. In an
Oct 6, 2018 17 tweets 4 min read
Alex Petri nails it again! Good read. #SaturdayMorning #NoKavanaugh… 2/"So last week I feel like we got off on the wrong foot a little bit. Like Justice John Paul Stevens, you may have seen the guy shouting about beer and “revenge on behalf of the Clintons” and thought, “Yeeeegh, I don’t love this. Can someone else be lifetime-appointed to the
Oct 6, 2018 14 tweets 4 min read
Analysis | Here’s why the protests against Kavanaugh (and the Trump administration) won’t go away
#SaturdayMorning #VoteBlue #NoKavanaugh… 2/"Now that the highly contentious confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh is winding down, will the resolution dampen the fervor of recent activism? In the past two weeks, protesters have interrupted Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, blocked the
Oct 6, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
If this 85 year old man is still alive when he's up for reelection in 2022, he won't run. But we have him for another FOUR years?! We need to win back the Senate, kids. Desperately. #SaturdayMorning #VoteBlue… 2/"Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) told reporters that the Senate Judiciary Committee’s inability to attract Republican women might be caused by its heavy workload, a remark the panel’s chairman tried to retract a few minutes later. “It’s a lot of work — maybe they don’t want
Oct 6, 2018 15 tweets 4 min read
This about sums it up. Grassley, Hatch, Cornyn and COLLINS need to be retired by us. Just vote, my sisters, and bring all of your people with you on 11/6. #SaturdayMorning #IBelieveSurvivors… 2/"Well, sure, I am going to vote yes on Kavanaugh, sweetie. Don’t become hysterical. But I just feel so awful it had to happen like this. It’s such a shame, I think.
I just think, dollface, if there is one thing that came out of all this, sugar, that was good, it is, pumpkin,
Oct 5, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
1/ now The only thing that @JeffFlake has to do is exactly what he did last week. Last Thurs. night he looked like he was going to be yes vote to move the #Kavanaugh nom forward, but he didn't do that. His comments today (attached) make it appear as though he will vote yes. 2/ Instead, @JeffFlake should give some thought to saying that the FBI investigation that he called for & got isn't complete enuf w/o the rest of the witnesses & the 2 subjects being interviewed. He can stop this tomorrow, and he should. #CancelKanavaugh #FridayFeeIing
Oct 4, 2018 35 tweets 6 min read
Analysis | If Kavanaugh is confirmed, impeachment could follow. Here’s how. #CancelKavanaugh #ThursdayThoughts #VoteBlue… 2/"The countdown to the Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh is underway. A limited FBI investigation into sexual assault claims against the federal judge is done. The agency’s report was sent to the White House on Wednesday, and lawmakers began reviewing it
Oct 4, 2018 17 tweets 4 min read
In Post-Trump's alternate universe, people evidently can't wrap their minds around doing something purely on principle. We have to fix this, kids! #CancelKavanaugh #VoteBlue #ImpeachTrump… 2/"North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D), in a tough reelection race in her deep-red state, announced today that she would vote against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. She told local TV station WDAY that “the process was bad” and she’d be voting no.
Oct 4, 2018 21 tweets 4 min read
Perspective | Dishing up lies while proclaiming the love of facts, Trump and Sarah Sanders gaslight America #CancelKavanaugh #ThursdayThoughts #VoteBlue… 2/"President Trump’s assault on truth — and would-be truthtellers — has hit a new low. It may not seem possible, considering that this is a president who has misled or lied to the public thousands of times. But consider what happened in a White House news briefing Wednesday
Oct 4, 2018 12 tweets 3 min read
Great article! #ThursdayThoughts #CancelKavanaugh… 2/"...Kenneth G. Appold was a suitemate of Kavanaugh’s at the time of the alleged incident. He had previously spoken to The New Yorker about Ramirez on condition of anonymity, but he said that he is now willing to be identified because he believes that the F.B.I. must thoroughly