I fear that, just like they did with other voter suppression efforts by the Republican Party in the last ten years, this latest assault will be met by the democratic leadership with a collective yawn. Instead of sending out subpoenas to everybody and holding an emergency session of congress to deal with an assault on one of the pillars of our republic, the USPS, the democrats have done, nothing.
Just like the 2020 election cycle, there just doesn’t seem to be any urgency among democrats to deal with the attempted dismantling of the USPS. Their plan seems to be to sit back and let the republicans fuck every thing up before November, then take over in early February, do the bare minimum, and claim that it’s all Trumps fault they can’t fix everything.
By Election Day it’s looking like the USPS will be fully privatized, and it’s Union will be disbanded. Another goal of Lewis Powell’s will come to fruition.
and now add attempted destruction of the mechanism for Absentee voting and vote by mail
polling place reductions in Red States
Judges rated “Not Qualified”
Emerdata Limited (formerly Cambridge Analytica )
And MOST of that is still in place and operational.
And btw, what have the Dems done about any of this since 2000 when SCOTUS appointed Bush President even though Gore won the popular vote and would have won Florida (and therefore the EC) if ALL the votes had been counted?
Yet another nail in Trump and company’s political coffin.
Let the nailing and foot shooting continue.
The Postal Service is one of the essential blocks in the foundation of government FOR the people, and as such is targeted for being in some twisted world-view “socialist” and THAT is one reason the “conservatives” and vulture capitalists, and all their agents, want to destroy it - The Postal Service is a central Symbol of national unity and government for the Common Good!
the trump regime is only the extreme poster-boy for the forces that would destroy The Service and its union - to “privatize” - read; steal and swindle the nation and people from their unity and public government. The crimes of the trump regime are backed by other forces that wish to destroy The Commons and Common Law; to prevent the public from realizing finally who their enemy truly is - it is GREED and self-interest, fueled by vast wealth gifted a few by a corrupted Congress that now serves not the people and civilian Republic, but exploitation, serfdom, the police state and MICC war-machine; THOSE are the people that have been bought and paid-for - treasonous sold-out agents of private wealth stolen from the nation and people - from their future and sustainability and independence!
We must all demand the Service be restored to full vigor and independence from the likes of the trump shill and destroyer “DeJoy” a common criminal and malignant tool of the larger forces pulling his foul strings!
"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it".- John Adams
At some point in time this forty-year old assault needs to be put into words that the public can easily grasp, “WAR ON GOVERNMENT!” How many people want their mail, their roads, their schools, their Social Security, etc.? Solidarity!
Remove him? Yes. Anyone have any idea how? Because that part of the story is missing.
Removal from the Planet would be good, along with trump and all his/it’s minions, family included. Just a thought, or, asking for a friend.
Not if the votes against him never get counted.
Could well be another dozen nails in democracy’s coffin.
They are making peaceful revolution more and more unlikely.
Our local action:
Save Our Post Office!
Event: Aug 12, 2020, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
We will gather to protest the attempt by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to sabotage mail delivery which have already crippled mail delivery, prescription drug shipments to veterans and seniors and degrading service in order to thwart vote-by-mail across the country during a pandemic where people have the right to vote without risking their health.
We note that DeJoy is not only a major contributor to Trump but has millions invested in competitors of the USPS.
We will be outside the Jericho Post Office on Wednesday, August 12 from 4:30-5:30 pm to protest and demand DeJoy’s removal.
The Postmaster General DeJoy needs to be removed and caged along with that fake president creature.
He has no reason to resign as he is doing what DT wants. The Dems have no power to force his removal, or the energy for it–Just like all the others doing, and having done, worse: DeVos for example. Even if Biden does win (unlikely), the DP will spend 4 year replacing all those in place by DT, and the damage done cannot be undone in 4, 8, or longer if they remained in power and that will never occur. Voters will get tired of the Dems failure to govern and protect and vote out AGAIN. The GOP will return with a vengeance.
This is the result of the senate making trump believe he is above the law and those doing his dirty work knowing they will be pardoned if they are held accountable.
Yes. This is the lesson Susan Collins said he learned.
“A side benefit of this money grab is that states and cities may decide they don’t have the money to mail absentee ballots, and will make them harder to get. Which is exactly the worst-case scenario everyone fears.”
A “side benefit”??? What the heck is this person talking about? That is the purpose of this rate hike. Gawd I get so tired of these efforts to try not call a spade a spade so as to not offend conservatives. These folks are a nasty bunch and need to be treated as the criminals that they are.
Postal workers, as well as teachers, should stop working today. Bring to country to it’s knees. The virus has proven that the plutocrats don’t have the power that they think they have.
Occupy the schools.
Occupy the mail.
H, Democracy has always been a perilous and worth while experiment on this planet. And continues to be so.
You would think Jeff Bezos would get involved because of the 75% of junk he sells from China come through the postal system. Those worthless masks and plastic everything else will drag to a crawl close to the election period. Also, agree with all your other thoughts, were alone. Congress is worthless. They don’t work for us anymore, not since the mid 80’s.
The ONLY criteria the GOP applies to appointee selection is the willingness and ability to destroy what patriots have created during the past 200 plus years. DeJoy is the rule, not the exception.
In the Immortal words of Ronald Reagan:
" Government is not the solution to our problems; Government is the problem."
Therein lies the Republican perspective on We The People, who in actuality are the Government.
Destroy the Government and Privatize Services is their Motto.
Social Services, according to the Republicans should not exist, the Poor and Elderly can Die in the Streets, what really matters to them is Socialism for the Rich, taking as much money from the Government, that they hate, as possible.
Government Money that we the Working Class put into the Treasury that they are stealing from.