Why the Black Vote is Suppressed

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This was written by Travon Free, one of the writers for Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal.

A bit about the Black and Blue Wave. I think it’s going to be a regular column. We all know there’s a giant blue wave a’ comin’. I think there’s a Republican-bruisin’ black and blue wave coming alongside it, as the African American vote is FINALLY going to be heard. A new Civil Rights movement has been born, and Black is on the attack, Bear Jew-style (that’s an anti-Nazi Donnie Donowitz Inglorious Basterds refrence, in case y’ missed it).

Blacks have far too long been under-represented in our electoral system, and that ends NOW.

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Trump Hires Liars to Promote Tax Plan

Trump douche A MMCM WP

A minute after his good ol’ boy had his Klan ass handed to him in Alabama, trump held a BS press conference promo orgy to tout the fantasy of his magic carpet tax plan.  To do it, he hired minorities to read from a fantastical script making ridiculous claims about the saving grace this big pile of legislative manure will unleash from the horse’s right wing ass.

CNN –>  http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/13/politics/president-donald-trump-tax-speech/index.htmlBlacks for Trump WP

Trump is shameless.  And, people are by default without self respect.  Give a dog a chicken bone and he’ll lick your butt.  These contestants on trump’s White House version of the Apprentice are clearly showing this to be a truism.

Don’t be fooled by these shiny performance objects.  These Republican tax plans are custom made to screw the middle class / working poor and bolster the purses of the rich guy / corporations.

Politifact –>  http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/nov/28/house-and-senate-tax-bills-overview/

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Roy Confesses When He Speaks

Republicans can’t hide their true nature.  It’s not just Roy.  Look for it.  Every Tea Party Freedom Caucus Right Wing Dirtbag does it.  You’ll see.

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The Great GOP Tax Heist of 2017

This isn’t an article describing the Republican Tax Heist of 2017 as a historical account.  That has been done and done well already, and will be sourced throughout.

Vice News –>  https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3xz7m/the-tax-bill-is-a-fucking-disaster

This Tax Cut monstrosity was a bill thrown together and designed by business lobbyists to cut taxes for the donor class and monolithic corporations. Here is one page of the 479 page bill:

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The details were hidden  not only from the public, but from the actual legislators who were to be voting on its implementation.  The hand-written notes on the 479 pages aren’t notes in between drafts, they *are* the final draft.

This is Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) holding up the monster bill as was handed to him moments before with just a little more than an hour before he was expected to vote on it (from a video he posted to his Twitter feed).

Tester and the Tax Screw MM WP

Twitter –>  https://twitter.com/SenatorTester/status/936748480000921600https://twitter.com/SenatorTester/status/936748480000921600

This Frankenstein’s Monster of a bill was thrown on the desks of Senators only 25 minutes before  it was to be voted on.

There was no time for anyone to read it.  No one in America representatives or their constituents had any clue as to what to expect from the thing, except that every non-partisan, independent scoring firms confirmed that it will throw between 13 and 24 million people off any healthcare; that it will balloon the US debt between $1-4 trillion; that it will raise the taxes of the middle class significantly while lowering taxes of the rich significantly; and that there are no organizations of any type that approves of it in any way.

Mother Jones –>  http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/11/jct-even-with-dynamic-scoring-republican-tax-bill-will-still-cost-1-trillion/

This secrecy was not a flaw, but an intention, because had the public gotten to see what it actually had in store for them, Republicans would never have been able to force a vote on it.  The public — Democrats and Republicans alike — would have seen that this was a golden calf for the families of the super-wealthy oligarch class that fund these corrupted Senators’000 campaigns.

It would have been way too radioactive to earn a YES vote.

But, the Republicans successfully hid it from everyone but the lobbyists who crafted it, and they were able to force a vote on it.  Of course, on a straight party-vote, it passed.

NYT –>  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/politics/senate-tax-bill.html

And, here we are.

All we can do is keep RESITING and drown the dying Republican party in a MASSIVE BLUE DEMOCRATIC WAVE in 2018.  We have to suffocate ANY further damage to America and Western Civilization that Trump can do before he is removed from office.  We have to get the Congress ready for the Democratic President we will be electing in 2020, at which time we will be able to erase every pen-stroke that Trump scribbled in his shameful time in office.

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Dueling Banjos

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau WP

Going to be very brief with this.  There’s no reason to be verbose and put a digital diploma in your hands on the way out.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  It is an agency that was born out of the aftermath of the great financial collapse of 2007 due to the off-rail greed and mismanagement of the US financial industry.   A bill was written up, sponsored by Barney Frank and Bill Dodd that was debated, passed, and signed into Law by President Barack Obama.

Wikipedia –>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_Financial_Protection_Bureau

In a simple nutshell, it it is an agency that consolidates key employees in a bunch of federal agencies to ” write and enforce rules for financial institutions; examines both bank and non-bank financial institutions; and monitor and report on markets; as well as collects and tracks consumer complaints.” (from the above Wikipedia entry).

Trump wants to skin every bit of leadership that remains from President Obama’s tenure, so this agency is one of the prize cows he wants to bleed out.  Mix that with how his donors REALLY enjoyed the wild west laissez-faire irresponsibility that made bad men rich and the middle class destitute, and you have a ready-made target for Trump’s idiot-rage.

So, what’s that got to do with today?

Everything.  The director of the agency was Richard Cordray.  He decided to leave the agency a year earlier than his term ended.  The LAW states that the deputy director would then serve as the acting director until such time as the sitting President could choose a successor and have the US Senate approve them.  Trump decided today that it was within his banana republic dictatorial digression to appoint the acting director.

Why is this such a big deal?

It’s not a big deal.

It’s a HUGE deal.  Barney Frank, who helped create the agency, spoke about it on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show on MSNBC tonight.  He explains that it is trump’s intent to not ever have to get a director voted on in Senate.  He can just put a jackass (in this case, trump’s jackass is Mick Mulvaney, the head of the Office of Management and Budget).  Mulvaney has verbally licked his chops at just how he would drown this baby in the bathtub.  Donald wouldn’t have to ever have him put up before a vote in Senate what would NEVER approve a jackass like Mick, here to sabotage the agency.

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The Atlantic –>  https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/11/cfpb-cordray-trump/546734/

With Leandra English  taking the reigns responsibility in the meantime, trump would then have to choose a SANE replacement.

This is why this is such a big deal.  Not a lot you can do to influence what will happen.  Post this blog.  Call and write your newspapers and your elected leaders.  But, really, this is going to have to go through the court system.

Spread the word, for sure!

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America: First Course

America First WP

It has been said for decades and taught to youth studying political science: Corporations operate above the “state.”

Corporations don’t succumb to the will of the state, they operate on a plane above it and bend it to match its needs.

Trump and Republican scum don’t give a god damn about America. They treat it like a ball of clay to spin into pottery they can store all of our wealth in for their own greedy interests. Half of us know this and fight against it. The rest are deplorable, willfully ignorant fools who are insuring we all suffer and die.

You think I exaggerate? Not a chance.

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Black and Blue Hand

The other day, someone sent out a request that we “Resisters” send all of our Republican “friends” a nice holiday card with a black reindeer on a sleigh being pulled by a bunch of gay reindeer (although, I don’t know how you’d draw gay worker beasts in action, but I digress).

I thought, why not take it a step further. I think someone should send all Republican elected assholes a nice card with a black hand on it to let them all know what they need to keep their eyes open for.

Dem Black Hand WP

BTW: This is a nod to the letters our Irish pals all got in Peaky Blinders.

Netflix –> https://www.netflix.com/title/80002479

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