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 Yep I'm a deplorable and proud of it . By the way Senator Franken and his very misleading question was completely shut down later in the testimony.GO VIKINGS!!!

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Uchi -

While you're defending deplorability, your feeble attempt to avoid the Sessions debacle is glaring......what sayeth thou regarding his blatant omission regarding his equity ownership stake and resulting financial gains and not reporting those to the Ethics Committee.  You don't see anything wrong with that either, huh?


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Yep I'm a deplorable and proud of it . By the way Senator Franken and his very misleading question was completely shut down later in the testimony.GO VIKINGS!!!

Senator Sessions will be confirmed. They have nothing.

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When God fearing people cannot forgive, then it is big.

The first link is on Albert, Jr.  I think that the last few paragraphs are big.  I think they are reflective of the state of the Civil Right organizations and movement more than anything or anyone else.  The Civil Rights movement was not one supportive of one major party or another.  It was independent of both political parties.

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http://cliffnotesfromthesouth.blogspot.com/2017/01/what-albert-turners-support-for-jeff.html?m=1

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No, the disconnect between our current style of elected leadership and proven track records of faithfully serving our communities beyond personal self-interest extends far beyond Albert Turner, Jr.  It is a disconnect which in many ways has widened at the same rate as our deepening involvement in America’s two party system.  The more involved we’ve gotten in traditional party politics, the more we have taken on the culture of those politics.  And the more negative aspects of that culture—the overemphasis on individualism, corporate support, pedigree, hierarchy and more—have been extremely detrimental to our collective civic engagement.

Although our affiliation with party politics in recent decades has obviously been closely aligned with the Democratic Party, this is by no means a critique of one party in favor of the other.  Instead, it is a recognition that transforming our political leadership will require distinct and independent political structures, with a distinct political culture and, perhaps most importantly, with independent financing.

Failing to pursue such options almost guarantees that we will continue to build alliances with people who do not fully support our interests, or even worse, with the likes of Jeff Sessions and others who are fundamentally opposed to our interests.  It’s past time for us to demand better.

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Woman prosecuted by Jeff Sessions can't forgive
By Scott Zamost, Drew Griffin and Curt Devine, CNN
Updated 7:57 PM ET, Mon January 9, 2017

Marion, Alabama (CNN) - Evelyn Turner says she still has nightmares about what happened in this small Alabama city more than three decades ago. And it involves President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

Jeff Sessions Fast Facts
The year was 1985 and Sessions, then a US attorney, prosecuted an infamous voter fraud case that captured the nation's attention, and had civil rights leaders rallying behind the accused. Known as the "Marion Three," Turner, her husband Albert, and Spencer Hogue Jr. faced dozens of charges that their attorneys said were racially motivated. Session's office disputed that, then and now.

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THURSDAY, NOV 17, 2016 08:00 AM EST
“Sore winner” syndrome: Why are Donald Trump’s supporters still so angry? Abraham Lincoln understood
They won the battle, but the war's not over — and in their hearts they know they've surrendered to ugliness
HEATHER DIGBY PARTON


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The best description of this phenomenon comes from Abraham Lincoln in his famous address at New York’s Cooper Union in 1860. Trying to explain how impossible it was to deal with the Southern slave states using normal democratic means, he asked, “What will it take to satisfy them?”

This, and this only: cease to call slavery wrong, and join them in calling it right. And this must be done thoroughly — done in acts as well as in words. Silence will not be tolerated — we must place ourselves avowedly with them. Senator Douglas’ new sedition law must be enacted and enforced, suppressing all declarations that slavery is wrong, whether made in politics, in presses, in pulpits, or in private. We must arrest and return their fugitive slaves with greedy pleasure. We must pull down our Free State constitutions. The whole atmosphere must be disinfected from all taint of opposition to slavery, before they will cease to believe that all their troubles proceed from us.

This is why the right-wingers are so angry. It’s not enough for them to win. Those who opposed Trump must stop opposing him. We must agree that Muslims should be banned from entering the country, agree we should torture and kill suspected terrorists and their families, agree immigrants should be rounded up and deported, agree there should be guns in schools, agree women should be punished for having abortions and agree to all the rest of it. Until we stop resisting completely and declare that we are “avowedly with them,” they will continue to believe that “all their troubles proceed from us.”

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This says it best in my opinion.

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A lot of democrats can be so spineless.


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Al Franken does his homework.  At least he has a spine.


 

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