I am done with pragmatists

I’m sick of pragmatism, the pragmatism I’ve supported for years. Radicalism has driven the wrong wing and radicalism is required to save America from theocracy and authoritarianism.

It is time for the second American Revolution!Fight

This November, I will support the New Democrats and rid us of the old guard, old pragmatists who think we can compromise on things like child abuse, open borders, our right to healthcare, guns, womens rights to control their bodies, income/wealth divide, saving our only Earth and other compromises on the basic values that have built the greatest civilization in history.

No more compromise. No more “respect their opinions”. No more calling lies, untruths. No more valuing their socalled freedoms over our right to life. No more false equivalencies. No more white patriarchy.

Pragmatism needs to join feudalism in the dustbin of history.

No more Resisting. Resisting is for losers.
Winners Fight and the time for Fighting is now.

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Even on Fox, Trump’s Helsinki Performance Was ‘Ridiculous’ and ‘Surreal’

By Scott Nover

When Donald Trump stood side by side with Russian President Vladimir Putin and announced he was taking Putin’s word over that of his own intelligence community, talking heads spun on cable news. And rightfully so.

On CNN, Anderson Cooper called Trump’s performance “disgraceful.” Cooper’s face was noticeably cringing and his voice was shaking. John King called the event “the surrender summit.” Dana Bash said journalists “asked the questions of Vladimir Putin that the president of the United States failed to do.”

All par for the course from CNN. The big surprise was going on over at Fox News, where the consternation and outrage were only slightly more restrained.

The day started with Fox and Friends’ Brian Kilmeade taking issue with Trump’s pre-meeting tweet, which read: “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!”

“That’s by far the most ridiculous tweet of late,” Kilmeade said in response. “That is insulting to past administrations—he can’t be saying that going into the Russian summit.”

Then, after the press conference in Helsinki, the Fox gloves really started to come off on Twitter.

“Trump is unable to see past himself,” tweeted Brit Hume, a senior political analyst on the network.

“There is an avalanche of you-know-what rolling downhill at warp speed toward @realDonaldTrump over this summit. Republicans – even the DNI are throwing bucketsful at him,” tweeted Fox’s chief White House correspondent John Roberts.

Fox & Friends Weekend host Abby Huntsman, who is the daughter of Russian Ambassador Jon Huntsman, tweeted, “No negotiation is worth throwing your own people and country under the bus.”

On air, things were much more even-keeled, but were still far from Fox’s standard laudatory fare. Most of the personalities …read more

Via:: The Atlantic

      

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Off Putin

By Elaine Godfrey -Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey), Maddie Carlisle (@maddieec123), and Olivia Paschal (@oliviacpaschal) Today in 5 Lines During a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump rejected the consensus among the U.S. intelligence community that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. “They said, ‘I think it is Russia.’ I […]

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Trump’s Meeting With Putin Draws Alarmed Responses From Both Parties

By Natasha Bertrand “Surreal.” “Extraordinary.” “Disgraceful.” Lawmakers in the U.S. and abroad appeared shell-shocked on Monday following President Trump’s press conference with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in which Trump again refused to condemn Putin for Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, even going so far as to deny the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies […]

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This Is the Moment of Truth for Republicans

By James Fallows There are exactly two possible explanations for the shameful performance the world witnessed on Monday, from a serving American president. Either Donald Trump is flat-out an agent of Russian interests—witting, unwitting, from fear of blackmail, in hope of future deals, out of manly respect for Vladimir Putin, out of gratitude for Russia’s […]

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The Trump-Putin Summit Shows the Dangers of Executive Power

By Conor Friedersdorf On Monday, President Donald Trump begins a summit with Vladimir Putin, the brutal authoritarian who leads Russia, a country where political dissidents are murdered; journalists, minorities, and homosexuals are persecuted; neighbors live under the threat of military takeover, and multiple hackers with close ties to the Kremlin are under FBI indictment for […]

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Even Never Trump Evangelicals Might Be Swayed by the Supreme Court

By Emma Green Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is the consummation of one of the big bets behind the 2016 election. Many white Christians voted for Donald Trump because they believed he would appoint conservative justices who would protect religious liberty and advance the pro-life cause. Now, ostensibly, they’ve been vindicated. With less than two […]

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The Red-State Democrats’ Many Paths to ‘No’

By Dick Polman Conventional wisdom decrees that red-state Democratic senators running for reelection are politically screwed, regardless of how they vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. If they signal thumbs-up, they’ll infuriate the party’s progressive base and dampen the Democratic turnout they’ll badly need. Thumbs-down, they’ll make it easier for Republicans to attack them […]

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The Swamp Isn’t Easy to Drain

By Jay Cost Donald Trump rode to Washington, D.C., on a pledge to “drain the swamp,” but so far his administration has luxuriated in the filth. Trump’s hotels have made a mint from bookings related to government business. And with the president’s tax returns still under lock and key, it remains unclear how the Trump […]

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Russian to Conclusions

By Elaine Godfrey -Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey) Today in 5 Lines A grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for allegedly attempting to interfere with the 2016 presidential election by hacking into computers and email systems of the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The White House responded […]

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Mueller’s Blockbuster Indictment

By Paul Rosenzweig It’s always on Fridays. Almost like clockwork, each new indictment from the Special Counsel’s office released on a Friday afternoon, just in time to disrupt the weekend news cycle. Not that anyone is complaining, because this week’s indictment is a blockbuster—an 11-count indictment of 12 Russian military officers alleging that they engaged […]

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