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Trump Moves to Exclude Counting Undocumented People in Drawing Congressional Districts

In immigration news, President Trump has signed a memorandum ordering the Commerce Department to exclude millions of undocumented people from a portion of the 2020 census, that will be used to determine the number of U.S. House seats each state receives when voting district lines are redrawn next year. The unprecedented move reverses a long-standing policy of counting everyone regardless of their immigration status, and is being denounced as an attempt to preserve white Republican political power. Civil and voting rights groups have already vowed to challenge the move. This is Ben Monterroso, an advocate with the voting rights group Poder Latinx.

Ben Monterosso: “It’s not only unconstitutional; it’s illegal, and it’s immoral. It’s one more time the president has shown his true color of the racism that he has in his blood. Our community needs to be counted and will be counted, for the good of our country and for the good of our community.”

NDPP

Biden Just Made A Big Promise To His Wall Street Donors

https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1286142748022779908

"During a fundraiser this week, Joe Biden promised his Wall St donors that he will not propose any new legislation to change corporate behavior."

 

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/feGIT-15cZI

"Pelosi funding Trump's federal goon squad while virtue-signaling against them."

NDPP

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/4g8WEJXy5ug

"Endless war! Democrats vote to keep troops in Afghanistan!"

 

Finian Cunningham: The Terminal Decline of USA

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55387.html

"The notion that America can be returned to some kind of presumed normality if Joe Biden is elected to the White House in November is a fantasy. For the US system is fundamentally broken. That is the legacy of the two-party system, both of which are dominated by, and servile to, the corporate power of Wall Street, big business and the military-industrial complex. Right and left are superficial meaningless American political adjectives. They are both centrally corporate vehicles. There are no answers for progress under the present corrupt duopoly. As it is, [North] America is in terminal decline."

NDPP

I'm Not Voting For Joe (and vid)

https://twitter.com/KingMike33/status/1287165773606203393

"BLM means Black Liberation Movement not Black Lives Matter. Former political prisoner, member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, Dhoruba bin Wahad was back with us to discuss his latest essay..."

'We all know Biden's track-record. We all know Biden's a criminal racist...A lot of discussion occurring today is that white supremacy is a reformable paradigm. If we start there, we're lost."

NDPP

La Riva / Peltier 2020

https://www.larivapeltier2020.org/meet_the_candidates

Remember Peltier? Canada handed him over to USA for a crime he never did but for which he remains imprisoned. Far better symbolic ethical choice than voting for Trump/Biden's duopoly deathmachine.

Misfit Misfit's picture

98 more days of Trump!!!

Badriya

Misfit wrote:

98 more days of Trump!!!

 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Trump won't be going away until January 20, when Biden is inaugurated, assuming that happens.  That's 152 days, and those days could be perilous.  

Misfit Misfit's picture

Yes, US Presidential Inauguration Day is a very special day for me. However the actual election which boots him out of office and he faces defeat happens in 98 DAYS!!!
 

The next three months is icing on the cake. It will be public torture for him because he knows that he was voted out of office. He can't just leave. He has to stick around and publicly face his humiliation daily for close to three long arduous months. 
 

I will enjoy every minute of it.

NDPP

"Polls show more than 85% of Democrats support Medicare for All. The DNC panel rejected it in a 125-36 vote."

https://twitter.com/timand2037/status/1288301758498840576

 

DNC Advances Israel Platform

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1288098732823715840

"Remember in 2014 when we heard 'annexation' was among the worst crimes a nation could commit and must be punished? Yesterday, 131 members of the DNC Platform Committee voted *against* denying US aid to Israel if they annex the West Bank. Only 34 voted yes."

NDPP

Corporate Press Promotes Susan Rice as Biden Running Mate

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/30/rice-j30.html

"...Ryan Lizza in The Hill wrote: 'The elusive hunt for Biden's Biden has recently pushed Susan Rice into the top tier of candidates. As Obama's national security adviser for his entire second term, Rice and Biden worked closely together on an almost daily basis, making her the only political running mate who Biden knows so intimately...very few of the other candidates come close to meeting that test.

Lizza went on to quote an unnamed Democratic strategist who described Biden as focused on foreign policy issues, particularly conflicts with rival great powers, for which he would need assistance. To the question who would fill the bill, the strategist answered, 'Susan Rice: ready on Day One for Russia and China..."

 

Joe Biden: Out of his Basement at Last to 'Build Back Better' (and vid)

https://www.c-span.org/video/?474269-1/joe-biden-remarks-wilmington-dela...

Electrifying...

Aristotleded24
Hurtin Albertan

I can't wait for Biden's VP pick.  Don't they usually have that kind of thing announced earlier, or is this typical for a VP announcement to take this long?

* editted to add:  just googled it, seems about 50/50 for July and August, so not that strange I guess if anyone else was wondering the same thing, and a link:

https://www.thoughtco.com/when-are-presidential-running-mates-chosen-3367681

NDPP

Settle For Biden

https://www.settleforbiden.org/

LOL. The problem choosing lesser lesser evils...

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

I prefer gently senile to stark raving mad.

Aristotleded24

It's generally not a good pitch to admit that you are settling for a candidate, but it might actually work in this case. What it does is set the bar so low that it's almost impossible for Biden to disappoint his supporters. That way when Trump and the Republicans try and go after Biden's weakness, there's a good chance the response of the electorate will be, "we know, but we want you out of office so badly that we're overlooking that."

NDPP

Nina Turner: Voting for Biden Like Eating 'Half a Bowl of Shit'

https://youtu.be/tu5WtbJ00WA

NDPP

Democratic Party Has Anti-Palestinian Racism Problem

https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1289424675383083008

"AOC inexplicably abstained on a mild amendment to the DNC's pro-apartheid platform that would have recognized that Palestinians are under military occupation, opposed settlements and minimally conditioned US military aid to Israel."

Since when has supporting Apartheid Israel ever been a deal-breaker for liberal progressives?

Aristotleded24

Why not compromise, vote for Biden to end the Trump Presidency, and then start organizing with the Movement for a People's Party come November 4?

NDPP

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/wr7BKEcv5UE

"DNC corruption exposed by Bernie Sanders representative."

jerrym

In a major upset a Black single mom environmental justice activist, Marquita Bradshaw, who had only $20,000 beat the Democratic establishment candidate in the Tennessee primary who was a military veteran attorney who had a $2,000,000 camaign warchest, sending another message about the changing nature of the Democratic base. By the way the establishment candidate finished third. 

The url below has a video interview of Bradshaw. 

Memphis environmentalist, Black activist and single mom Marquita Bradshaw has won the Democratic primary for an open U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee. 

In the November election, Bradshaw will face former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty, who defeated Nashville trauma surgeon Manny Sethi in the Republican primary.

Bradshaw defeated Nashville attorney and former Army helicopter pilot James Mackler, who had snagged an endorsement from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and others.

“I am so appreciative of the movement we have built across Tennessee of hardworking families,” Bradshaw said outside her home Thursday night. “This is not just Marquita right now. You are looking at hardworking families across Tennessee who want healthy and safe communities.”

https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2020/08/06/marquita-bradshaw-wins-democra...

 

"The progressive movement is undeniable," Bradshaw tweeted to her followers. "Thank you all so much for your support and this victory. It’s time to put hardworking people first."

The Memphis Democrat faced four challengers: Robin Kimbrough, James Mackler, Gary Davis and Mark Pickrell. Bradshaw won the race with 35.5% of the vote. Kimbrough had 26.6% and Mackler had 23.8%. Davis and Pickrell trailed with each winning less than 10% of the vote. 

Bradshaw beat out a better-known and better-funded challenger. Previously, Mackler ran briefly in 2018 for former U.S. Sen. Bob Corker's seat until former Gov. Phil Bredesen joined the race. He bowed out and endorsed Bredesen. ...

This time around, Mackler received Bredesen's endorsement and had already been running a campaign aimed at the two leading Republican candidates. He had the backing of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. 

Bradshaw's mother, and a network of people in the environmental justice movement, prepared her for the run and inspired her to do it, she said.

"We have been campaigning since September," Bradshaw said. "We called everyone and they called everyone they knew. It's organizing and building a network of people working together." ...

Bradshaw is an organizer for and involved with local and statewide efforts of the environmental group Sierra Club. Through those efforts she has focused much of her attention on environmental justice, and how, she said, people of color are disproportionately impacted by environmental policy. It’s something she would focus on in the Senate....

Since she announced her campaign, Bradshaw raised $8,420, according to her most recent Federal Election Commission filing. Comparatively, Mackler raised $2.1 million to run in the race. In that time, he has spent $1.5 million. 

“Let me tell you what we did with less than $25,000 ... we beat out $1 million. So just imagine (what we can do) with a $3 million budget, utilizing organizing principles to bring people back into this process, so they can have faith that they will have true representation in Washington, D.C.,” Bradshaw said.

“This is a network that has reached across Tennessee. Now it's time to move forward to flip this U.S. Senate seat. And we can do it by working together, by staying true to the principles ... by listening to voters.”

Bradshaw, when asked about the prospect of running against Hagerty in deep-red Tennessee, said: “I don't have an opponent. We have issues to solve. And that's the reason why we're leading in the state right now. And that's how we're going to flip this U.S. Senate seat.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2020/08/06/tennessee-us-s...

 

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

I was checking in like I do every now and then these days I’m going to lay this egg here and leave.  The only people now supporting Trump after the last 3 months of madness are; 1 outright racist white folk, 2 ignorant white folk who listen to his race baiting fear mongering, 3 Imbeciles... all of the above which there are allot more than what I ever imagined here in the USA ( was wrong thinking it was a small minority) and last but not least, (cough cough, looks up thread;-D ) 4 Trolls, both the regular garden verity type  and the “Russian” Troll verity. Fuck them...

Have a nice weekend everybody...

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Nice to see you back, BDC.

NDPP

Another brainwashed Yanqi delusional hallucinating his country's self-made and well deserved descent down the political shithole of history must be due to Russia, China or their 'trolls'.

US Intelligence: If Trump Wins Russia Did It. If Biden Wins It Was China and Iran

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/us-intelligence-if-trump-wins-russia-...

"Back in April I said 'China's gonna be so surprised when it finds out it interefered in the November election. Now, three months ahead of schedule, China is already getting its surprise alongside fellow unabsorbed governments Iran and Russia. 'US intelligence agencies say China and Iran are wanting to sway voters against Trump while Russia is working against Biden' - Bloomberg..."

 

NDPP

Biden's Ukrainegate Problem

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/08/10/bidens-ukrainegate-problem/

"...The leadership of the Democrats in hopes of flipping the White House to their party control have partnered with the CIA and the likes of its former director John Brennan (2013-2017), who introduced the Russia 'hacking' story to the MSM in 2016...Just two months after being booted out of the US Navy for cocaine use, Hunter [Biden] was deemed fit to operate in Ukraine's political culture, which for many Ukrainians must have been a grave insult. It is more to Joe Biden's discredit, however, that he encouraged his son to be part of a regime that was ranked in 2015 the most corrupt country in Europe, and, according to Ernst Young, has the highest level of fraud of 41 countries they surveyed (2017) and ranked second in the world in bribery and corruption..."

 

Biden's Blueprint For A Right-Wing Presidency: Part 1

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/10/bide-a10.html

"The Democratic draft platform is perhaps most remarkable for what it avoids rather than want it discusses..."

NDPP

BREAKING: Kamala Harris is Biden's VP pick...

https://twitter.com/brianchall/status/1293290075619504128

 

 

Biden's Blueprint For a Right-Wing Presidency: Part 2

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/11/bide-a11.html

"...As noted above, the starkest contradiction in the Democratic Party platform put forward by the Biden campaign is its failure even to attempt to explain how the supposed glory years of the Obama-Biden administration led to the debacle of the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016 and the election of Donald Trump. The standard explanations of Democratic Party operatives and their media backers come in two flavors: The Russians did it and the American people are incorrigibly racist..."

NDPP

Chris Hedges: America's Death March

https://twitter.com/Consortiumnews/status/1292877529590759427

"Joe Biden, a shallow, political hack devoid of fixed beliefs or intellectual depth, is an expression of the nostalgia of a ruling class that yearns to return to the pantomime of democracy. They want to restore the decorum and civic religion that makes the presidency a form of monarchy and sacralizes the organs of state power.

Donald Trump's vulgarity and ineptitude is an embarrassment to the architects of empire. He has ripped back the veil that covered our failed democracy. But no matter how hard the elites try, this veil cannot be restored. The mask is off. The facade is gone. Biden cannot bring it back..."

cco

What a shock. Biden To Progressives: Drop Dead. Now, as ever, the only votes the DNC cares about or will [i]ever[/i] try to earn are Republican ones.

Cody87

Cody87 wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

How big a factor is a VP candidate in terms of votes for President. In the scheme of things, it can't be that much, but every bit helps. 

I disagree. The Biden team is tasked with the most significant and influential VP pick in history. There is no chance Biden serves a full term, even if he wins - and enough voters know it. This election won't be Trump vs. Biden, it will be Trump vs. the VP.

Asking the room: Do you feel it now?

Biden doesn't matter. The whole race just changed.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Cody87 wrote:

Cody87 wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

How big a factor is a VP candidate in terms of votes for President. In the scheme of things, it can't be that much, but every bit helps. 

I disagree. The Biden team is tasked with the most significant and influential VP pick in history. There is no chance Biden serves a full term, even if he wins - and enough voters know it. This election won't be Trump vs. Biden, it will be Trump vs. the VP.

Asking the room: Do you feel it now?

Biden doesn't matter. The whole race just changed.

Honestly, no, I don't think anything has changed significantly. People won't be voting for Biden or Harris. They will be voting against Trump.

Aristotleded24

Cody87 wrote:

Cody87 wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

How big a factor is a VP candidate in terms of votes for President. In the scheme of things, it can't be that much, but every bit helps. 

I disagree. The Biden team is tasked with the most significant and influential VP pick in history. There is no chance Biden serves a full term, even if he wins - and enough voters know it. This election won't be Trump vs. Biden, it will be Trump vs. the VP.

Asking the room: Do you feel it now?

Biden doesn't matter. The whole race just changed.

Yeah, it's like the Democrats are deliberately trying to throw this race. Harris brings nothing of substance to this race, she is a vacant politician who doesn't appeal to anyone outside of the hard-core Democratic base, and after being propped up as a rising media star, her campaign crumbled under intesnse scrutiny from a Presidential candidate who still has little name recognition and never attained 5% voter support.

Biden still has the edge, but the race went from being a Biden landslide to being a bit more competitive.

josh

cco wrote:
What a shock. Biden To Progressives: Drop Dead. Now, as ever, the only votes the DNC cares about or will [i]ever[/i] try to earn are Republican ones.

if Biden wanted to do that, he would have picked Susan Rice.  Harris isn't the greatest, but she's better than most on the list.  

josh
josh
josh

Trump playing the race card about "low-income" people moving to the suburbs.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1293517514798960640?s=20

lagatta4

Trolls do exist. And WSWS is a nutty sect that opposed the 2012 Québec student movement (that involved far more than students) for not being ideologically pure enough for their tastes.

NDPP

Margaret Kimberley: Kamala Harris Destroyed Black Lives

http://bit.ly/kamala-harris-destroys-blk-lives

"Kamala Harris has a long and ugly track record as a vicious San Francisco DA and CA state attorney general shoveling people by the thousand into the US prison gulag..."

NDPP

By Canadian Standards Kamala Harris Could Run For the Conservatives

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/kamala-harris-vice-president-economy-1....

"If Kamala Harris fails in her bid to become vice-president of the United States, maybe she could run for leader of Canada's Conservative Party..."

NDPP

Kamala Harris? Really? Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/08/12/desperate-times-desperate-measur...

"My recent article Seize The Time or Face Fascism elicited comments such as 'How do we seize the time! It must be incremental.' Only the privileged, not the dispossessed, could still advocate for incremental change. Until we accept that the Democrats will never deliver, we will not look at alternatives, and are likely to face fascism in the near future. So what are some alternatives...?"

NDPP

Don't Be Fooled by VP Kamala Harris

https://twitter.com/RaniaKhalek/status/1293651507687153665

 

"Congratulations to Kamala Harris, who will make history as our next Vice President. She understands what it takes to stand up for working people, fight for health care for all, and take down the most corrupt administration in history. Let's get down to work and win."

https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1293290750982139905

 

Ilhan Omar Embraces Kamala Harris as VP Pick

https://youtu.be/QzINU3ZTkRg

"..And now, all of a sudden, 'the squad' turned around. Did 'the progressives' bring the establishment to their side? Or was it the other way around? We both know it's the latter not the former. We've got 'the progressives' playing ball with the establishment, not the other way around. I reject these people..."

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Yeah, what a bunch of sellouts the squad are (their teacher Bernie, too). Don't know why anybody likes them.

NDPP

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/KSUOvcZfyOs

"Kamala is a Kop except for billionaire bankers."

 

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/wlDXJbdkOas

"Kamala and Biden's endless circle of hypocrisy."

NDPP

The Katie Halper Show

https://youtu.be/DjQ60vb3h94

"Journalist Eugene Puryear on 'Idiotic' defence of Kamala Harris."

 

Wall Street Ecstatic With Kamala Harris VP Pick

https://youtu.be/YARe_gXoQxs

"The big money donors lover her..."

josh

The United States Postal Service is removing mail sorting machines from facilities around the country without any official explanation or reason given, Motherboard has learned through interviews with postal workers and union officials. In many cases, these are the same machines that would be tasked with sorting ballots, calling into question promises made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy that the USPS has “ample capacity” to handle the predicted surge in mail-in ballots.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n7wk9z/the-post-office-is-deactivating-mail-sorting-machines-ahead-of-the-election

Aristotleded24

Michael Moriarity wrote:
Yeah, what a bunch of sellouts the squad are (their teacher Bernie, too). Don't know why anybody likes them.

Their ongoing loyalty to the Democratic Party even though the Democratic Establishment has made it clear it has no intention of adopting any sort of left-wing agenda does raise the question as to whether the Squad is being effective or is merely grandstanding. Sanders and AOC took a great deal of criticism for some of their votes on the stimulus packages in the early days.

NDPP

"...Oh wait a minute, here's a brilliant plan. We've got the senile guy who's clearly not going to be able to last another term. So we're going to put that guy in and we're going to make sure the VP pick is who we really want. Then what we'll do is have him run, win for 4 years, step down at around 2 1/2 - 3 years, then put the vice president in so that they can actually have time in the oval office so people can get used to them as President of the United States. Then they get to run again, and guess what, after 4 more years they get to run again. It's a way to get 12 years of neo-liberal Democratic establishment policies: Woo-hoo!..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6zm2Kf5Yv0

josh

Trump trying to undermine the postal service to rig the election.

https://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/1294630095282417664?s=20

NDPP

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/MiJkdCkOQco

"Biden losing his lead over Trump - still won't support medicare for all."

NDPP

Trump is Wrong, Joe Biden is not the 'Radical Left'. He is an Enemy of Humanity

https://blackagendareport.com/trump-wrong-joe-biden-not-radical-left-he-...

"Both candidates are jockeying for who can gaslight the US public into remaining loyal to one side of the two-party corporate duopoly or the other..."

 

Kopmala's Padlocks and the Games Polticians Play

https://blackagendareport.com/kopmalas-padlocks-and-games-politicians-play

"The Big Business-backed Harris earned a reputation as a friend of the police and an agent of racially disparate mass incarceration. It's an old game in American politics: Democrats posing as populists and progressives when they are owned by the nation's imperial ruling-class..."

NDPP

WATCH: Biden's Disastrous Poll Numbers (and vid)

https://twitter.com/richimedhurst/status/1296469016693870597

"What a train-wreck..."

josh

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