Republicans are mad at Jack Dorsey (CEO of Twitter) for banning The New York Post Hunter Biden story

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“Twitter” by chriscorneschi is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

In today’s episode of “Isn’t it Ironic,” Senate Republicans are probing CEO’s Sundar Pichai (Google), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), and Jack Dorsey (Twitter, CEO) over censorship.

Essentially, Republicans are irked at Jack Dorsey for banning The New York Post story about the alleged scandals of Hunter Biden, son of the Democratic candidate and former Vice President, Joe Biden. According to the New York Post, the former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani came into possession of Hunter Biden’s laptop that contained a trove of apparently incriminating emails of business corruption, nepotism, and scandalous sex.

The NY Post claims Hunter dropped off his laptop to a computer repairman — and Hunter never came to retrieve his computer. The report also states the repairman went through Hunter Biden’s emails and files and decided he needed to report what he saw — not directly to the FBI — but to the nefarious Rudy Giuliani — who is also the president’s lawyer. Go figure. The repairman also happens to be a Trump supporter. Things are starting to add up now — so much so, other news organizations refused to run the story due to lack of credible sources — even a NY Post reporter asked to have their name removed from the report. …


We saved Lady Liberty!

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Seventy-four million (and counting) Americans rejected the re-election of President Trump; choosing instead, a new era, a new day in America: Joe Biden will become the next president of The United States of America; and coming with him is Vice-President elect, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Biden will become the oldest man elected president, at at 78; and Sen. Harris will become the first Black South Asian woman elected Vice President. History is made!

History will also show the country rejected another four years of bigotry, racism, Xenophobia, perpetual lying, nihilism and narcism. For four years, margined communities were living in a nightmare, a hay fever, constantly in fear of what will come next. Would Trump ban people of color from the economy, as he banned trans people from the military? Would Trump kidnap our children, as he kidnapped children at the Mexican border? …


Republican Sen. Josh Hawley openly displays hate for Blue States

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Often considered a darling of populist theory, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has revealed he is, in fact, the exact opposite. Instead, Hawley is remarkably similar to the wannabe dictatorial statesmanship of President Trump — showcasing tribalism affinity. Reports from Chad Pergram of Fox News, the Missouri senator said he would not support the Republican coronavirus bill of $1.8 million if it includes aid to blue states: “If it includes blue state bailout money, then I’d say that’s probably a hard no. That’s probably a red line for this caucus, including me.”

It seems Hawley misunderstood his oath of office — that when he was elected to represent his state federally — he was swearing to represent all. By saying blue states don’t deserve federal aid during a pandemic, in a nutshell, Hawley is saying Democrats deserve to suffer. What a slap in the face to 1) The Constitution; 2) Veterans, soldiers, teachers, cops, firefighters, farmers, coal miners, public sector workers, private-sector workers, and urban Americans and rural Americans; 3) and Republicans that live in blue states. …


Joe is ready to serve the American people.

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Screenshot from ABC News Town Hall with Joe Biden, October 16, 2020/ABC New

For a few days, there were rumblings on the social media grid about dueling town halls, one for President Donald Trump on NBC News, and the other for the Democratic Presidential candidate, Joe Biden, on ABC News. Having dueling town halls seemed like a disserve to voters who would miss the opportunity to simultaneously witness the candidates interact with the voters invited to ask direct questions — consequentially preventing the voters from having a compare and contrast view on issues and personality.

Voters, celebrities, and NBC staffers, including the cast of This Is Us, were incensed with NBC News for scheduling the town hall with President Trump on the same day as Joe Biden’s. Reeling from criticisms that hammered them daily, NBC News then dared to ask ABC News to move back Biden’s town hall by one hour — of course, the network refused, rightly so. Adding to the drama, Trump then opined that he would be participating in an unfair debate on a channel that he does not hold in high regard. …


Vice President Mike Pence was the loser in the debate with Sen. Kamala Harris

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For many Americans, the vice presidential debate was monumental, witnessing the debate of the first Black woman to run as VP in history, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).

Before the debate, commentary detailed the fine line Harris needed to navigate not only as a woman but as a Black woman. Analysis like: Harris must be calm; must not evoke the “Angry Black Woman” stereotype; must not disparage men; and must be put together style-wise, while ensuring that style is not too distracting.

It’s the never-ending, complicated, exhausting game that women of power must learn to maneuver in a ”man’s world.” …


GOP attacks on the Democrats aren’t sticking

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The Republican party is trying every trick in the book to prevent the Democratic Party from unseating President Donald Trump in November 2020. Unfortunately, for them, many of their political tricks and attacks are falling on deaf ears.

Trump’s childish name-calling for the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, is receiving more verbal eye-rolls than laughter. Trump has called Biden, “Sleepy Joe,” “Very Sleepy Joe,” and “Sleepy Creepy,” but none of these petty attacks have taken off like “Lyin’ Ted,” for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), “Crooked Hillary,” for the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and “Little Rubio,” for Sen. …


Politicos and Voters Tell Me Who Is Their Top Pick

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“American Flags” by Dricker94 is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Outside the beltway, vice presidential contenders tend to get little attention from voters. Despite the importance of the vice presidential slot — a person that is second in command to serving and protecting our country — Americans usually fall in line with whomever the presidential candidate chooses. However, this election cycle, things are a little different.

Benjamin Dixon, a progressive journalist, believes the spike in VP interest is due to the lack of excitement for the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden. “The VP pick normally wouldn’t carry this much weight, but Joe is holding on by a thread. …


Insights on the 2020 Election cycle

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During the remainder of the 2020 Election cycle, I will provide weekly insights on the presidential, Senate, and House races.

First up for the American Weekend analysis: The Democratic VP List.

According to reports, Susan Rice and Sen. Kamala Harris have moved to the top of the Democratic vice presidential list. Here are some pros and cons on the contenders.

Pros:

Susan Rice:

  1. Wikipedia : “24th U.S. National Security Advisor, to President Barack Obama, from 2013 to 2017.”
  2. Wikipedia: “U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013.”
  3. Rhodes scholar, doctorate from Oxford.
  4. Strong geopolitical background.
  5. Reliable supporter of liberal/progressive policies: LGBBTQ + rights, economic justice, criminal justice reform.
  6. My friend Ed Lynn informed me that Rice is not an elected official, and wouldn’t have to release a seat, which Democrats could risk losing to a Republican in a special election. …

White America, wake up

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Dear White America:

I am a 38-year-old African American woman, and I am tired. I am tired of not having the same Constitutional rights as you: freedom, liberty, and justice. I am tired of not having the same privileges as you. I’m tired of not having the same economic and social opportunities as you. I am tired of living my life in fear of the police.

I am tired of fearing when I step outside my home, I may meet the fate of white gangs because I simply want to go swimming, attend a movie, go to dinner with my friends, birdwatch, attend a play, walk/run around my neighborhood, enjoy public parks, wait for a taxi, exercise at a gym, have a meeting at Starbucks, or legally purchase a gun at Walmart. …


Republicans revolt against protectionism during a worldwide pandemic.

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In 2010, Republicans put a scalpel to Democratic control in Congress by winning the majority in the House of Representatives. (They were unable to gain control of the Senate chamber). The victory: A fight against corporate bailouts, crony capitalism, and the government takeover of healthcare. On the Tea Partys’ success, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul remarked that the country was witnessing a “ Tea Party wave.”

Tea Party Revival

Ten years later, our country is facing another rightwing uprising. This time, it’s a revolution against governors implementing the Stay-At-Home and Social Distancing orders; and orders to wear a face mask while in public to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Of all the pushback, Gov. …

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Quiana Fulton

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