2023 Kwanzaa Celebration is TOMORROW (Sunday 12/3, 1-4pm) at the Jefferson School Auditorium, 233 4th St. NW
JSAHC celebrates Kwanzaa with a market including Black farms and businesses, a performance from the Eko Ise Drummers, and a craft table for kids to make a gift for their parents. Free and open to all.
It’s a #HistoricShift that threatens to shake up the upcoming #PresidentialElection, as #PresidentBiden’s polling numbers continue to sink dramatically among #voters of color & particularly younger ones in battleground states.
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #California #DemocraticParty #Allies #Florida #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate
The Cville Dems biennial Reorganization Meeting (elections for new precinct reps and leadership positions) already scheduled for 1/6 at 2pm now has a location: Carver Rec Center. All Dems, and anyone interested in what we're doing, are invited to attend! https://www.facebook.com/events/369365728915353
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This was great to see... it is all about community.
“We ought to be in the #Suicideprevention #business and not further #harming #kids who are going through too much already,” he said, adding that he did “the right thing” by #vetoing the #Republican #antitrans #omnibus #bill.
"That's what my faith teaches me," Governor Andy Beshear told MSNBC's Jen Psaki.
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"The war in Gaza has set the stage for a huge primary battle in 2024": https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2023/11/squad-primary-battle-israel-gaza-pacs.html
@tzimmer_history I recall many decades ago (70s or 80s) reading of polling of Americans where they were asked about support for many of the Bill of Rights contents, without identifying them as such. As I recall, support was abysmally low with majorities rejecting many such Rights. Such information was foundational to my developing belief the US would drift into a form of #Fascism, likely a #Christofascism. Many pin their hopes on the #DemocraticParty, I cannot.
“Instead of pinning #democracy’s hopes on public perception of an imperfect #economy, the #DemocraticParty’s leaders should bear in mind this simple reminder: It’s the #freedom, stupid” https://framelab.substack.com/p/why-bidenomics-failed by @georgelakoff
“the time to talk about Mike Davis as #attorneygeneral — and the all-too real stakes of another Trump presidency — is not on Jan. 21, 2025, but right now” https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/mike-davis-trump-attorney-general-20231119.html by @willbunch
3/4 I expect fascists to sabotage everything. Liberals though are supposed to be capable of rationality. Instead the brunch crowd wants to be comfortable and have their opinions continuously validated by Washington propaganda. #DemocraticParty #corruption #traitors #Israel #plutocracy #oligarchy #poverty #WorkingClass #MiddleClass
2/4 Instead of building durable coalitions to make a fairer world that defends the enlightenment project, open society, and a sustainable future, they push corporatism and militarism, and sidle up to fascism. #DemocraticParty #traitors #betrayal #plutocracy #liberalism #oligarchy #poverty #WorkingClass #MiddleClass
Most #Republicans have #avoided #TikTok over #datasecurity #concerns because it's owned by #Beijing-based #ByteDance, but #Democrats are increasingly #split about using the #popular #app for #shortform #videos.
The 61-year-old #lawmaker is turning her attention once again to the #governor’s #office — only this time, she’s exploring a much longer stay.
#Women #Lesbians #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #California #DemocraticParty #Allies #Representation #Culture https://apnews.com/article/california-toni-atkins-governor-assembly-senate-2995fe19d9a432414af90015c8de8ef2
"as of less than an hour ago (Nov. 15) there are reports of cops brutalizing protestors advocating for a ceasefire outside the DNC, attacking them and throwing them down the stairs"
TONIGHT 7:00-8:30pm, Get a behind-the-scenes look at Virginia's statewide races at After Virginia Votes, a free public forum organized by the Virginia Public Access Project and hosted by George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government.
@Pollik GOP are the #Christofascists to be sure. #DemocraticParty disallows dissent that is critical of Israel as if it is automatically antisemitic to fault a nation-state set up as a theocracy and which has drifted ever more into the realm of racist authoritarianism. It is impossible to point out the irony of Israel adopting ever more #Fascist-like policies toward Palestinians (but other groups as well) without facing censure. Complicated by true antisemites crawling out of the woodwork.
' The most important lesson coming out of this week’s [US] election (beyond ignoring aberrant polling data from august institutions) is that maximizing voter turnout is the key to victory. Biden and the entire progressive movement [must] inspire the multiracial New American Majority by fighting for unapologetically social justice policies ... '
Clearly it was a good night for the Democrats, but will the results of an off-year election carry forward to #Election2024?
Is polling conducted primarily by phone still a reliable indicator of public sentiment? In an age of caller id, who is answering these polling phone calls?
#DemocraticParty shame: Full List of Democrats Who Voted to Censure Rashida Tlaib
Marie Gluesenkamp Perez
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Free advice for the #DemocraticParty: In the #2024Election, get pro-abortion initiatives on the ballots in every battleground state you can. Last night's #OhioElection results show it's a winning issue for us. Use it! Get people out to the polls to vote for their own #ReproductiveFreedom, and they'll vote for our candidates as well. #USPol
@JoelBarr @breadandcircuses But many are persuadable, I think. Not some of real #CultMembers. I do not have the interpersonal skills to reach them, but some do. This is where the #DemocraticParty, if it were serious about winning these #WorkingClass minds would be pouring money/human hours. but people are not stupid, they can see any hypocrisy so actions are necessary. So far, there is some movement, but so often there is fine print and antithetical actions. As I say, I don't know anything.
@JoelBarr @breadandcircuses From my position of total ignorance of what will happen, my money is on change having to come from the bottom up. That is how the #Christofascists got to where they are. Many rural people would like to see that. It is how Trump got a portion of that vote, feigning #WorkingClass sympathies. Many rural persons were directly injured severely by #neoliberalism. They were abandoned by the #DemocraticParty,."Nature abhors a vacuum"? Now they have #BrandLoyalty to overcome.
@JoelBarr @breadandcircuses IMO, "doesn't mean that the citizens can't elect leaders who will reverse it" is technically true, but candidates from which we get to choose are decided by #CorporateOligarchy donors and their wholly owned subsidiaries, the MSM. That way the #CorporateOligarchy is able to ensure that a sufficient number of the #DemocraticParty that is elected will block all fundamentally meaningful change. Often we have no idea what candidates actually believe, they hide the ball.
Why so many blue-collar workers drifted from Democrats
#DemocraticParty Biden Has a Youth-Vote Problem. His Israel Policy Is Making It Worse.
Something is clearly awry between the president and the kids.
@housepanther In most of the red states this has already begun in the form of book banning, restrictions on education from K - Uni. What many may not be seeing is how the reaction to the Israel-Hamas conflict has been even more abrogation of freedom of speech and thought coming from the #DemocraticParty as much as from the #Christofascist GOP.
never will i ever vote for #GenocideJoe ever again.
didn't want to the first time but did it anyway. bc the other option was also terrible.
fool me once, right?
#JoeBiden is anathema to me, the colonized, and to the global south.
#DemocraticParty is a pro-imperialist, pro-capitalist, pro-colonialist organization and they suck.
could say that about the whole settler-colonialist nation state that is the "United States of America"
go figure #Israel is such a close ally
Hey, Democrats—Here’s a Winning 2024 Message on a Silver Platter
Why the party should go big on protecting consumers from corporate crooks
@atrupar IMO a big reason many fall for this BS is that the #DemocraticParty chose to adopt a rightwing ideology of #Neoliberalism and #Deregulation while courting #CorporateOligarchy donors and PMC minions of oligarchy that very much helped destroy #Unions. In my county the union manufacturing jobs that allowed comfortable lives for many disappeared with this #Clintonian betrayal. At the same time the MSM became increasingly the propaganda ministry for the #CorporateOligarchy.
#BernieSanders criticizes #Israel for its blockade on #Gaza, labeling it a violation of international law after a Hamas attack. While many in Washington support Israel, Sanders urges restraint and condemns both the blockade and the attack, highlighting divisions within the #DemocraticParty.
‘Most Americans Really Do Feel Pretty Strongly About Human Rights’
"Menendez...has been one of the most vocal supporters of US support for authoritarian right-wing governments."
Right exploited the new cash controlled #neoliberal, barely regulated wild-west show. Meanwhile funding was starved from PBS/NPR a the McCarthy era had cleared out the serious socialist, unionist media. From the alleged left, the #DemocraticParty began backing a #neoliberal #FreeMarketCult. Nothing but #Capitalism is allowed. Allowed wealthy to garner ever more corrupting influence. Very weak counter-balance from anywhere. Now more and more of the cultists have that homicidal Manchurian trigger.
@ThomHartmann The anti-regulatory fever was not just a GOP endeavor, but heavily bipartisan. DEMs still remain unable to meet this crisis with the laser-focused forcefulness required due to the continued infection with #neoliberal #capitalist #corportist shills. It is oft said that despair is not an option, so we must march on as if we know the #DemocraticParty can somehow rise to this occasion. (But not without recurring panic attacks.)
@ThomHartmann I know that I am beating a dead horse, but what causes me the greatest angst is that this scheme goes back decades, at least to the 1971 #PowelMemo, but could not have succeeded if not for the #DemocraticParty adopting a rabid #Capitalist #neoliberal ideology that gave succor to the rule of a #CorporateOligarchy and allowed the creation of the cabal of billionaires at its helm.
Yet another disgusting piece of propaganda from one of the most destructive outlets of the Pro-Fascist Left.
Here in the real world, Republicans are forcing women to bleed to death from easily treated pregnancy complications. Black people are systematically losing their right to vote. Public schools are teaching Florida kids that slavery was a good thing. Earth is becoming uninhabitable.
None of that is important?
@SallyStrange I think this is the difference between the GOP and the #DemocraticParty: outright #Fascism or #Christofascism vs the #InvertedTotalitarianism of #Fascist adjacent #CorporateOligarchy. DEMs trapped themselves in the latter beginning many decades ago. Now, despite many DEMs with good intentions, the party is like a hobbled horse. It will take a near miracle to empower a truly democratic change in the DEMs sufficient to meet our current crises.
#CorporateOligarchy This process was never strongly opposed by the #DemocraticParty, which itself was consumed by only a slightly less aggressive cancer of rabid #Neoliberal #Capitalism that encouraged creation of a #Fascist adjacent system of #InvertedTotalitarianism / #CorporateOligarchy. Now the DEMs remain hobbled by decades of worship at this particular alter, despite perhaps the good intentions of many in the party.
#Biden identifies as an old style #Democrat who represents the interest of the #WorkingClass. Post #NAFTA, many Ohioans felt abandoned by the Democratic Party and became more receptive to the #GOP. Reversing Ohio voters perception of the Democratic Party as solely interested in the issues of the coastal elites, will be challenging.
@ProPublica #PublicEducation was once, IMO, a major US value. Certainly in my childhood youth it was so, even if many to "beat" the Russkies. The #AynRand adjacent values of #neoliberal #CorporateOligarchy became ascendant in the 1970s, and culminated in the Reagan revolution. The #DemocraticParty surrendered to the same #ChicagoSchool #MiltonFriedman religion with the Clintonites. Now #PubED and #PublicHealth, public anything, have crumbled. Of course it is worse in #Christofascist Idaho.
@JoeChip @tzimmer_history @Brad_Rosenheim IMO, since the 1970s, when I reached adulthood, this impulse within the #DemocraticParty continually lead to further and further moves to the right. Adopting the anti-safety net/welfare stance of the #racists (canard of Cadillac driving #WelfareQueens, etc) along with the #AynRand inspired #neoliberal worship of greed and self-interest as best to guide society.
AOC says the left is 'bewildered' by power because they were 'not used to having' it for years in the US
Why leftists should work their hearts out for Biden in 2024
Highly recommend this New Yorker coverage of #GretchenWhitmer and the #DemocraticParty in #Michigan. It is a good reminder of the sort of coalition #Democrats nationwide will need to win the 2024 Presidential race and that in most states, most Democratic candidates need to get elected. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/07/24/how-gretchen-whitmer-made-michigan-a-democratic-stronghold
Ther's lots of ways to slice the #DemocraticParty coalition, but one important axis are the self-styled adults-in-the-room, who declare themselves realists, and the party's left wing, who are dismissed as idealists who don't understand politics: neither how to win elections nor how to wield power.
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:
"In the political cosmology of something that calls itself the '#DemocraticParty,' it is now a widespread belief that support is owed from below rather than earned from above. Instead of building popular coalitions by seeking to represent the hopes, dreams, and interests of a democratic majority, a posture of absolute, uncritical deference toward elite politicians is presumed to be axiomatic."
RANT: For everyone angry at billionaires corrupting our institutions or wasting money on frivolous activities, the answer is to vote against them. No third party votes. At this point in history, only the dems are anti-corruption. We would all like little bluebird and butterfly third parties that match our views exactly, but what we have are the dems. The wealthy already have their perfect party: the republicans, and they never waiver. #DemocraticParty https://coloradopeakpolitics.com/2023/06/14/state-gop-cuts-a-deal-with-libertarians-but-must-defy-their-own-establishment/
Every day that goes by adds one more day to the longest amount of time that minimum wage has gone without being raised. Remember “Fight for Fifteen”? That was ten goddamned years ago.
Democrats had total control of Congress and the Whitehouse for a total of four years since the last time it was raised. Their failure TO EVEN TALK ABOUT RAISING IT is one reason why Republicans haven’t been rendered completely irrelevant.
#Biden #administration unveils new #actions to #protect #youth on #SocialMedia and #online Platforms by applying a whole-of-#government approach to address issues concerning #mentalhealth, #safety and #privacy.
On Tuesday President Joe Biden officially announced he would run in the 2024 race, with vice-president #KamalaHarris once again joining him as his running mate.
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQIA #US #Politics #DemocraticParty #Allies https://www.thepinknews.com/2023/04/25/joe-biden-presidential-run-2024-trans-lgbtq/