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As Senate Dems Hold Talkathon in Protest, Warren Condemns GOP Vote on Barrett as 'Last Gasp of a Desperate Party'

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/26/senate-dems-hold-talkathon-protest-warren-condemns-gop-vote-barrett-last-gasp

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A talkathon! My, my, those Resistance Democrats don’t hold back when battling pure evil, do they?

Why, next thing you know, they’ll announce that they’ll cut the funding for the biggest military budget in world history. You know, the national treasure that they handed to their mortal enemy, Boss Tweet, all the way back in July, when they were’t quite so… resistive.

…just kidding! But perhaps a strongly-worded letter will be forthcoming. One can always hope.

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If that was the issue of this hearing it would be worth discussing but in this context serves as distraction.

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If that was the issue of this hearing it would be worth discussing but in this context serves as distraction.

The utter complicity of Democrats with Republican evil is no distraction, but is the central truth of our oppression.

The absurd “talkathon”, and other such Resistance Publicity Stunts, are the distraction.

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Liz knows something about desperation, having stabbed Bernie Sanders in the back in 2016 and 2020 in her desperate quest for the VP slot both times. I can’t wait to donate to the progressive who primaries her when she is up for re-election to the Senate. Warren played a huge role in depriving our grandchildren, and the world, of what would have been Bernie’s transformational administrations.

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“This is a party beholden to billionaires and extremists that is desperate to keep its grasp on power and willing to break any rule, any precedent, or any principle to hold onto that power just a little longer,” said Warren,

More corroboration that the Republican Party is not a viable American Party but a cult, a Mafiaocracy that is a party that is an enemy of the majority of the American people. The much demonized Communist Party is a party of angels in comparison! The Benedict Arnold Party who hates America; are traitors and enemies of the American people.

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Liz lacks all sense of irony.

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Interesting that you carry it forward or do you not have an opinion about this nomination.

ACB is a horrorshow, a right-wing fundamentalist whose ugly pro-corporate, pro-police beliefs will serve to diminish the lives of working and poor Amerikans for decades.

Democrats did not employ every tactic to keep this lil’ monster off the courts, because they’re fine, just fine, with her anti-worker, authoritarian beliefs. All else is theater, case in point the “talkathon”.

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Yes, I see how that could be a problem. Lets attack them some more and see if they’ll try harder.

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Last gasp indeed. The Barrett nomination will buttress all the awful things that conservatives have wrought upon America in the last twenty years, and unless the democrats make radical changes to the federal court system any agenda they may have in the next four years is doomed.

Are you that kind of radical Liz? I doubt it.

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Let’s be clear; the Republicans are on firm constitutional grounds here, just as they were when they blocked Obama’s appointments to the Court. Recognize this reality rather than whining about how dirty the Republicans are. Instead, if the Dems can take the Senate, follow the constitution. Eliminate the filibuster, pass a law to expand the Court to 15, pass laws like labor law reform and go on the offensive, goddamnit! Stop pussyfooting around with these reactionaries. This is war!

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Prepare to rumble. General Strikes to be followed by total, rolling, non cooperation starting in our cities. And it has already begun in places such as NYC with rent stikes:“No job-No Rent!”.

Onward to effective actions to rescue our eco-systems and, therefore, a future for our youth and other species.

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OMG , more typical do nothing whining from the P dems . While the bullies are punching you in the face you retaliate by holding a
" talkathon " . pathetic .

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She is not, and neither are the rest of the Demo pack.

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If democrats have a majority in all branches particularly where it is enough to pass ammendments, they can easily negate most gains by the court by passing a series of laws and amendments on key legislation which will not be able to be interpreted by any court as otherwise. For example: a bill stating that abortion is legal nationally under specified circumstances / an ammendment indicating money is not free speech / an amendment indicating corporations and organizations are not “persons” and are therefore not under the umbrella of the bill of rights / an amendment stating that drone assassination is illegal except for by formal congressional declaration of war / a bill stating that separation of families by any person of children and their mothers can only be done by court order, and not by border patrol agents / a bill saying that surveillance of US citizens without a warrant is a federal offense and is punishable for all persons involved by 30 years in federal prison without parole / a bill describing in detail every form of election manipulation known on this day as illegal and prosecutable as subversion and high treason / a bill saying that in every instance if a whistleblower reveals illegal activity that they are protected from all prosecution even when the documents are top secret. etc. etc. etc.

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Our new lives under Drumpfashenko and the Handmaidens. Obey, inhale Trumps butt (Pence is your guide), caress your gun, salute. Look for work.

(Research question: What type of entity is Mitchashenko? Off-planet alien? Reptilian? Some species of turtle? Demonic gnome? And, how did such an entity come to have so much power over us? We haven’t been paying attention…and still aren’t … Worse is yet to come.)

The finance capital ruling class has political and legal machinery in place to make general strikes impossible. This fact needs to be recognized. It means we MUST insist that the entire federal court system needs to be overhauled. This is where the ruling class is vulnerable.

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Well said. I would add a review presidential powers that were expanded under Bush/Cheney. Given a good examination this might be of benefit to change.

She deserves the contempt of all progressives.

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