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The party in power has advanced another neer do well to a high profile position in government. It is pretty clear that the Dupublicans have done all that they can to maintain power at whatever cost. Our CIC, Senate and House leaders are too busy staying in office to do the job of representing  ALL Americans (you know-the people they so readily invoke when they tell us what THEY want). What I fail to understand is why there appears to be such strong support for people whose amoral (immoral?) character is evident by so many  who profess to be religious. In other countries  religion seems to overshadow the government, is it possible that the “conservative Evangelicals” are doing the same via voting for imperfect candidates who happen to support specific items of their agenda? We as voters have to  forget what the main poLItical* parties say and look at what they do as the two are often different. We have a group of 535 cowards who we elected to do what’s best for US not themselves. The positions  of Congressional representatives have  been about power for years now while coincidentally governing and except in rare cases that has always been “OK” for most of us. The big issue is the tacit approval by us because we seemingly do not care enough to read what they are doing but we listen to pundits, talking heads and utterances from outside sources who are armed by our representatives with what they want us to hear. The idea of “only the best people” will be chosen to serve in the administration has become a code word for people who will kow tow to TOTUS while following their own agenda which does not and has not do anything for the often cited “American People”. This administration is all about rolling back any and all previous administration actions that benefit “ALL Americans” not just a select few. Look at EPA, Education, Housing actions which affect the all Americans from the poorest to the middle class and often beyond. Think about the potential  changes to our way of living via Supreme Court decisions and decide if we are going in a good direction. We will certainly hit a low before we get to a “normalcy”.

*LI is capitalized reflecting the basis of many political speeches these days

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By Luke Darby
20 hours ago

The Court refused to hear a challenge to a law that will keep thousands of Native Americans from voting in November.
The Republican Party’s relentless ploys to pull the Supreme Court as far right as possible have been paying off for a while now, from partisan gerrymandering to attacking public sector unions. And in one of its first acts for its new session, the Court may have just ensured that Republicans hold the Senate in the midterms.
On Tuesday, the Court declined to hear a challenge to North Dakota’s voter I.D. laws by a vote of 6-2 (with Brett Kavanaugh not participating), upholding a lower court decision that will likely prevent thousands of Native Americans from voting in November. North Dakota has a large population of Native Americans and Senator Heidi Heitkamp is considered the most vulnerable Democratic senator up for reelection this year. Per Mother Jones:
North Dakota’s 2017 voter law ID was challenged by Native residents who alleged that the law disproportionately blocked Native Americans from voting. In April, a federal district court judge blocked large portions of the law as discriminatory against Native voters. “The State has acknowledged that Native American communities often lack residential street addresses,” Judge Daniel Hovland wrote. “Nevertheless, under current State law an individual who does not have a ‘current residential street address’ will never be qualified to vote.” According to the website of the Native American Rights Fund, which represents the plaintiffs, many native residents lack residential street addresses because “the U.S. postal service does not provide residential delivery in these rural Indian communities.” As a result, tribal IDs use P.O. boxes, which are not sufficient under North Dakota’s new law—a specification that seems designed to disenfranchise native voters. Hovland’s ruling was in place during the primaries this spring.
By now we know this is the deliberate design of voter I.D. laws. Under the guise of election security and fighting nonexistent voter fraud, Republicans across the country have crafted legislation that prevents people from voting if they aren’t likely to vote Republican. That’s how Republicans can hold broadly unpopular positions or support very generally abhorrent people like Brett Kavanaugh without worrying about being held accountable. Which is of course the one of the biggest boons Republicans get from fighting so relentlessly for Supreme Court seats: it ensures they maintain control of the government despite representing a minority of the country. The more people vote, the more trouble they’re in.
NOTE: An earlier version of this story mistakenly used an image of Brett Kavanaugh, though he didn’t participate in the decision.

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According to the False Statements Act (18 U.S. Code § 1001 )it is illegal to provide false or misleading statements to Congress ( this act is extensive and almost all inclusive). With this in mind why do we have President Trump, Jeff Sessions, Mick Mulvaney, Mr. Pompeo, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan in place? Perhaps this should be more aggressively pursued?

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Draining the swamp really means TOTUS wants his own nefarious group of deplorables so that his prior and possibly continuing Illicit activities will be hidden or ignored. Meanwhile the current swamp dwellers aka Congress  are seeking to stick us (the oft cited American people) with THEIR choice of a high court justice rather than a justice who is capable of judging in an impartial manner using current and established law and/or precedent rather than their own opinion. It seems that on paper Judge K is wonderful but it seems that his past is as dark as TOTUS’. Each Justice on the high court needs to be above politics but we have been unable to get that formula right. It is indeed a difficult job being on the High court but many have managed to do the work especially when it affects the legal rights of the American public. This candidate is a political pawn who could upend the progress made on so many fronts. Congress is looking to cement a Conservative court rather than a court for us all. DJT just wants his name stamped on something high profile because that is what he is about. It is our duty to deny this candidate a seat at the big table since we currently have a misogynist already seated. We have enough swamp dwellers in this administration  and that includes the Congress.

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TOTUS has packed his cabinet and staff with the “best people” who have proceeded to pull the country deeper into division and debt under the auspices of a neer do well Congress. Now TOTUS wants to put another Justice on the high court whose values do not reflect the values of the American people as a whole. The current nominee has some accusations similar to Justice Thomas’s so do we want another Justice to serve under a cloud that could predict his judgement on future and existing law? Could it be that “best people” are people whose morality is on a par with TOTUS? The time is now to express our dissatisfaction for this administrations lack of leadership on many fronts. It is well to remember that our Congress is as much at fault as TOTUS as they are moving their one-sided agenda under the cover of TOTUS. There are no redeeming characteristics for most of the Congress and the staff of the White House so it is our job as the “Bosses” of the Administration and Congress we need to be sure we are getting the best people in office. The way we accomplish this is to understand how any laws, executive orders and ALL legislation affects us now and later. High court decisions have huge impact on all of us. Having an unbalanced court is why we have the unending flow of billions of dollars in campaigns from private and corporate donors. These donors want people elected that will benefit them not us (the American People).  The special interest groups have control of our country through the Congress and the minimally informed TOTUS. Forget party and vote as informed Americans.

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It has become evident that TOTUS holds grudges for perceived and real wrongs done to him. Many of these wrongs were the fruit of his own ineptitude and his dishonest ways. Looking at his past business deals, he has always been the winner (?) while his partners took the losses. He has stiffed many of his business associates from the workers to the owners. His foray into the now defunct USFL is a perfect example of DJT’s attempt to compete. It is unfortunate that many voters did not vote at all and many voted against their own interests because they were and are still are unhappy with their current representatives in Congress. The facts often overlooked are that we have become complacent and willing dupes for the political elites who have some how convinced some of us that they are working on our behalf. The real facts are that they are no more than scammers who say what ever it takes to get and stay in office. If these neer do wells were really working for us then we would not have any extreme candidates for the high court where we really need impartial members so that all issues are decided fairly for the good of us all. The party system has become a weight on the neck of the voters along with the several sub sects of special interests that benefit the elected elites. We are now experiencing the emergence of the poisons of the past.

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Mitch McConnell has already stated that Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed before the hearing even began. This is just another indication that Congress is more broken than the current Presidency. What we know already is that TOTUS is unfit to lead and Congress understanding that his ineptitude allows them to enact and pass anything they want that will enhance their positions and retirements. Essentially these 535 (save a few) are not looking out for the voters or the country. Their focus is what their big donors want in spite of the fact that many big donors are not happy with TOTUS and his machinations. Today Senator Rubio essentially  skated around issues during an interview on air, this why we have such poor governance and souring relations with our allies. With all of this it is essential that we all vote and get some new Congressional members who have new ideas that comport with the Modern world.

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The real truth of Congress and the current mis administration have been clearly shown with the death of John McCain. The hypocrisy of the Senate leaders who have deceived us for years was apparent in their hollow words. Mr. Ryan and Mr. McConnell are both self serving leaders who have set us on a path of more unemployment, more uninsured and the subsequent economic downturn due to the support of a known unhinged leader. They have decided that the well-being of the country is less important than their own legacies (which will certainly be tainted by association with the current administration and their support of it). The  tacit approval of this administration with their silence and behind the scenes activities is a powerful incentive to vote them out. These folks have essentially usurped the power of the people with their suspect actions and silence on laws they were sworn to uphold. The intent and meaning of the Constitution has been trampled upon by years of “politricks” on both sides. Not since the outright theft of votes by exclusion by gender, ethnicity and color in past and near past voting cycles have we had such flagrant disregard for American’s freedom to vote and elect (hopefully competent and honest) representatives. Looking at our Congress who have made their own service a sea of comfort in pay, retirement and healthcare while decrying the passage of  laws that enhance the well-being of the American people whose will they so readily invoke without our implicit consent. It appears to me that our Government representatives have taken the position that “when I want your opinion , I’ll  give it to you”!

Considering what at stake isn’t it time we as voters ignore the hype and understand that our Government and freedoms are being usurped by self serving factions who unduly influence the folks we elect to serve us. There should never be a right, left, conservative or liberal influence in elections,  just factual information on the candidate as it pertains to the job. A persons politics should never be an influence on their work but alas we have that influence  big time due the obscene amount of money in politics. Which indicates that any and all office aspirants and holders are bought and paid for but not by the voting public. The solution we have as voters is to ignore the hype and ferret out the facts on each candidate up to and including the Supreme  court nominees and make our voices heard. The line is drawn with us- Here and Now!

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The current mis administration has been allowed to issue edicts that go against the majority of Americans interests while the 535 seat fillers stand idly by protecting their majority. The “tariff war” which benefits no one is being touted as a negotiating strategy(?). The fight with long time allies is touted as a show of strength but what we have is another ploy to elevate TOTUS’ ego with the idea of looking like a strong President. Looking at each of  45’s actions the method is trash the existing pacts and associations then go in and “renegotiate” under the guise of a better deal. Many of these actions are ineffective since some of the existing deals were due to expire soon no matter who was in the White House. The scam is to create a dust storm and come in with a vacuum and air it out as a new victory. The North Korea deal was a no deal in that no verifiable actions were accomplished beyond the existing and already in place actions. The Russian unknown talks were about?. The known talks were again no different from what was essentially already in place save new sanctions (with no real backing from 45). The Iran Nuclear deal has been scrapped and all of the progress made is now in the hands of our European allies and we have no say in what happens hence forth (unless we get a better negotiator). All of the bluster and sweeping reform talk is just another PR stunt for the edification of our Titular National leader(?). The lines of communication from TOTUS is limited to Twitter and is embraced primarily by his hardcore base many of whom seemingly have no real interest in broadening their range of information beyond “FAUX” news and twitter which makes for a perfect constituent for DJT. It is unfortunate that the some of the “conservative” groups have an out sized effect on modern politics as these appear to be people with a similar mindset as the 1600’s “witch hunters”.

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Pre 1964 tactics remerge again under the TOTUS administration and again Congress does nothing.MA

08/22/2018 10:43 am ET Updated 17 hours ago
Officials in majority-black Randolph County lack the data to back a proposal to shutter most voting spots.

By Sam Levine

Officials in a majority-black Georgia county accused of trying to close almost all polling places to make it harder for black people to vote claimed last week that the locations couldn’t be used because of accessibility problems for people with disabilities.
But Randolph County doesn’t have a single recent report, analysis or document supporting the idea that it needs to close seven of its nine polling places due to accessibility issues, a lawyer for the county told HuffPost on Tuesday in response to a public records request.
HuffPost requested records from the county dating back to March 1, 2018. The county hired Michael Malone, an outside elections consultant now pushing for the closures, on April 2. But according to the county, it has no written record of evidence to back his recommendations.
“There is no document, report or analysis studying the handicap accessibility of polling places in Randolph County and the cost of fixing them within the time frame specified in your open records request,” Hayden Hooks, an attorney with the firm Perry & Walters, which represents Randolph County, wrote in an email. The county has no record of such a document in the past year, Hooks added.
The county’s admission “proves that their alleged concern about [Americans with Disabilities Act] compliance is a sham,” said Sean Young, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, which has threatened to sue the county if it closes the polling locations. “This is not about ADA compliance, because if it were, they would have produced a study or analysis of what they believe are ADA violations and what can be done about them.”
The southwest Georgia county has a population of just over 7,000, more than 61 percent of whom are African-American. It tends to lean Democratic. Barack Obama carried the county in 2008 and 2012, as did Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Just over 30 percent of Randolph County residents live below the poverty line. The ACLU has said the county’s black voters are less likely to own a car and, without public transportation, will have face difficulty traveling longer distances to reach the polls.

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