"You deploy because your nation sends you to these places. And then one day you come home and you realize it was all a lie."
"Our town is dying. One out of every four homes is an abandoned dilapidated structure, and you get told; keep picking up trash and let leaders do what leaders do."
Aug 22, 2018 • 9 tweets • 5 min read
I live in Indiana, where Joe Donnelly is up for re-election. The play right now from repubs is to hammer in how awesome Kavenaugh is, then either get Donnelly's vote, or to hammer HIM with a no vote come election time.
A commercial's been runnin'.
Let's dissect it shall we? 1/
Brett rolled out of a SCOTUS clerkship right into Ken Starr's waiting arms, a low level repub legal attack dog right off the bat. A real sharp tack. washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politic… 2/
Jul 17, 2018 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
This is a partial list of Republicans who have resigned or lost re-election because of scandal in the last eighteen years.
Mark Foley. Larry "Wide Stance" Craig. Newt Gingrich. Chris Lee. Mike Flynn. Scott Pruitt. Tom Price. Brenda Fitzgerald.
Taylor Weyeneth. David Sorenson.
Vivieva Wright Simpson. Rob Porter. Tony Tooke. Rick Gates. Paul Manafort. Steve Stockman. Tim Murphy. Trent Franks. Terence Flynn. David Petraeus. Aaron Schock. Benjamin Cole. Brett O'donnell. Thaddeus McCotter.
Feb 26, 2018 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
I'm writing to you from a war zone.
OUR war zone.
Here, this twitterverse, is one of the chosen battlegrounds of our enemy, the Russians.
Make no mistake, you are a soldier now on one of the most important battlegrounds of the 21st century.
Every bot, sock puppet or troll you report, block or mute is a win in this war.
Every story, pic or vid you debunk is a win in this war.
The strategy of our enemies is, to bring democracies down worldwide, making their gov'ts seem more legitimate.
There's been a lot of malaise and defeatism amongst good folks out there, and the soldier in me refuses to accept that.
Morale is KEY to winning.
I've been helping that out, here and there on threads, but people keep asking me how I can be so positive.
Let me say first, emotionally this has NOT been easy for me, nor any of you out there. The pain of this administration is real for SO many, and each has their own reason. After the election I hid from people for days.