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After Donald Trump, the Last Thing We Need Is Unity

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/01/joe-biden-inaugural-address-first-day-uni...

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This is the way to deal with the GOP mob

Sanders threatens to advance coronavirus stimulus with reconciliation if Republicans refuse support

'We've got to act now,' says incoming chairman of the Senate Budget Committee

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Sunday that Democrats will move pass a COVID-19 relief package through reconciliation, a special process that allows for a 51-majority vote, rather than the 60 votes normally required to advance legislation, if Republicans do not quickly express support for the $1.9 trillion bill.

Sanders, the incoming chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said in an appearance on CNN’s "State of the Union" that unlike Republicans who used reconciliation to pass a tax cut bill and attempt to repeal Obamacare, Democrats will use 50 votes in the Senate, plus Vice President Kamala Harris' tie-breaking vote, to "pass legislation desperately needed by working families in this country right now."

BERNIE SANDERS ON DEMS GETTING LEGISLATION THROUGH WITH FILIBUSTER: 'DAMN RIGHT WE WILL'

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bernie-sanders-coronavirus-stimulus-sen...

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It's going to be a battle but it might just come. I don't think Life Labs is complaining about all the business they get in BC.

Joe Biden Wants to Make Health Care “Secure for All.” He Should Just Make It Free.

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LUKE SAVAGE

In his inauguration speech Wednesday, Joe Biden promised health care that will be “secure for all.” But no amount of rhetorical triangulation can erase the fact that a single-payer system is the only viable alternative to the status quo.

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/01/joe-biden-health-care-medicare-for-all-pu...

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WATCH: "Joe Biden. Your leadership is needed now to denounce those like John Brennan and Rep Schiff who are advocating for targeting half the country as potential 'domestic terrorists'. Truly unite the American people around our Constitution and the rights that are endowed to us by our Creator."

https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1353403241820635136

Beware the CIA Democrats and the spectre of Joe Biden's 'friendly fascism'.

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White House Press Secretary is presently holding a presser. Worth watching.

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In 2009, Pundits Predicted a New Progressive Era. It Never Came.

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/01/obama-administration-joe-biden-progessive...

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Biden says he's open to negotiating income limits for stimulus checks

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/535763-biden-says-hes-open-to-negotia...

JKR

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Joe Biden. Your leadership is needed now to denounce those like John Brennan and Rep Schiff who are advocating for targeting half the country as potential 'domestic terrorists'. Truly unite the American people around our Constitution and the rights that are endowed to us by our Creator.

The Constitution gives Congress the responsibility to impeach presidents who commit  "high crimes and misdemeanors". After supporting the storming of the Capitol, Trump clearly falls into that category.

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I have has some uncomfortableness with some of the Politico shit so not surprised about this

https://www.thedailybeast.com/more-than-100-politico-staffers-send-lette...

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Biden will resume 'humanitarian' Wars (podcast)

https://www.blackagendareport.com/biden-will-resume-humanitarian-wars

"The Biden administration will shift back to the 'humanitarian' interventionism model of US imperialism, said Danny Haiphong, contributing editor of Black Agenda Report and co-host of the international podcast The Left Lens. 'Biden's rhetoric from the beginning has not been encouraging in easing the Cold War against China and heightened tensions with Russia, said Haiphong."

 

Expect push for censorship under Biden (podcast)

https://www.blackagendareport.com/expect-push-censorship-under-biden

"Under the new administration, the State will attempt to constrict political analysis and alternative information, to impose on us an ideological conformity,' said Ajamu Baraka, national organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace."

 

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The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/iBsS6hovWIU

Revealed: Biden wants to overthrow Venezuela.

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The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/iBsS6hovWIU

Revealed: Biden wants to overthrow Venezuela.

A fascist tool with far less support than Trump has in the US per capita is recognized instead of the sovereign government. Just another country unfortunate enough to have American oil on their territory.

josh

Biden is ordering his Department of Justice to end private prison contracts.

kropotkin1951

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Biden is ordering his Department of Justice to end private prison contracts.

Like the minimum wage increase that is good news for the minority of people in the federal system but does nothing for the people in the state systems. It is also unclear what that means for the ICE facilities since they are run by Homeland Security not Justice. Here is a very good article about the private system in the US.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons maintains the nation’s highest number of people managed by private prison contractors. Since 2000, its use increased 77%, and the number of people in private federal custody — which includes prisons, half-way houses and home confinement — totaled 27,569 in 2017. While a significant historical increase, the population declined 15% since 2016, likely reflecting the continuing decline of the overall federal prison population.

Among the immigrant detention population, 26,249 people – 73% of the detained population – were confined in privately run facilities in 2017. The privately detained immigrant population grew 442% since 2002.

https://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/private-prisons-united-st...

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Sen. Rob Portman's retirement may be bad for Joe Biden's agenda

Republicans' being on the defense doesn't end well for bipartisanship.

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/sen-rob-portman-s-retirement-may-be-bad-jo...

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Will Biden end the Yemen war that he and Obama started? (and vid)

http://t.co/crQ9bxJOoi?amp=1

"On the campaign trail, Joe Biden pledged to end US support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen, which the Obama-Biden administration authorized in 2015."

Uncle Joe is a war criminal.

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Biden's domestic directions so far seem good but I sure hope he steers clear of the neo-liberal penchant for humanitarian interventions via changing governments indirectly or directly through military force.

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Reflecting the Authoritarian Climate, Washington will Remain Militarized Until at least March

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1354167751246540808

"The idea of troops in US streets for an extended period of time - an extreme measure even when temporary - has now become close to a sacred consensus. We are witnessing the media and their public treat what ought to be regarded with suspicion as normal, all through the manipulation of fears and inflation of threats..."

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Twitter summons 'The Birdwatchers' in Expanding campaign against 'Misinformation'

https://twitter.com/JonathanTurley/status/1354046967031209984

"The Birdwatchers are an ominous addition for some of us. They are being added as a community component to an expanding system of Internet censorship. As they watch their neighbors, and Twitter watches them, free speech will further decline on the Internet."

 Beware 'Democrats' bearing gifts of a Big Tech surveillance/police state hunting 'thought-crimes.'

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Reminder: This never ends well: Signals of Retreat on the $2000 Checks...

https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1354112601349738497

"Since the election, the promise of a '$2,000 stimulus check (that) will go out the door immediately', has become a '$14,000 check delayed until March and subject to further means testing.' Make excuses all you want, but voters will be mad if Dems don't deliver..."

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Conservative turmoil

https://www.rawstory.com/cpac/

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The Biden administration has imposed a temporary freeze on U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as it reviews billions of dollars in weapons transactions approved by former President Donald Trump, according to U.S. officials.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-freezes-u-s-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-uae-11611773191

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Meet the Censored Status Quo

https://twitter.com/mtaibbi/status/1354239889668247559

"After the 'insurrection', a series of trial-balloon stories have appeared in the press, suggesting that internet nooks and crannies where conspiracy theory and misinformation proliferate might need more aggressive cleaning. Silicon Valley is shutting down speech loopholes. The latest target: live content..."

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Nice to read some reasonable comments.

Lucky Joe Biden

Biden was facing a grim time in office, with at least 70% of Republican voters and a majority of Republicans in Congress seduced by Trump’s Big Lie that he really won the election by a landslide, and that the Democrats had somehow ‘stolen’ it. It was Adolf Hitler who gave the technique that name, and it still works.

“In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility,” Hitler wrote in ‘Mein Kampf’ (My Struggle’), “because…in the primitive simplicity of their minds (the masses) more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.”

That is what Biden faced only two weeks ago: a nightmare time in office with the ‘Big Lie’ rampant and Trump its proud purveyor. And then suddenly Trump, in his manic determination to hold onto power, sent his mob off to try a foredoomed coup in the ‘Temple of Democracy’, as American commentators pompously call it. End of game.

Trump is discredited even with a modest but significant proportion of his own base, and a growing number of Republican office-holders are in rebellion against the party’s subservience to the Tangerine Tyrant. Biden’s years in office will be enlivened by a vicious Republican civil war, quite likely ending in a permanent split on the American right.

Which will give Lucky Joe time to do some useful stuff.

https://www.therockymountaingoat.com/2021/01/gwynne-dyer-lucky-joe-biden/

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As we will no doubt see over and over again, ole white Joe is more than capable of manufacturing big whopping lies of his own - especially with so much help from so many useful idiots and willing imperial media types like Dyer ready, able and willing to promote them as truths.

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Freedom Rider: Pro-Biden Propaganda

https://blackagendareport.com/freedom-rider-pro-biden-propaganda

The Democratic Party and its corporate media have already white-washed Joe Biden, and nothing will be demanded of him except that he not be Trump. Biden will be like his old boss Obama, not a lesser evil but a more effective one. Joe Biden is in a position to be a very dangerous president precisely because he follows Trump. The sighs of relief give him an opportunity to get away with just about anything he wants.

No one wants to be thought of as the party pooper but no one should want to be a chump either: The man who was supposed to save us from Trump's COVID-19 ineptitude now says that the disease trajectory is such that he can't do anything about the death toll which he estimates will rise to 600,000 victims. The for-profit health-care system can't produce enough hospital beds for the already sick or enough vaccine to prevent further harm. The 50 states have 50 different rules for innoculation. Some have run out of the vaccines while others are throwing away a supply that can no longer be used.

Of course, Trump will be blamed forever and the miracle that was supposed to come with a new president is nothing but cheap talk. That is not how the story will be told, however. The Trump specter will be pulled out of the closet and cheap identity politics along with it. 'Do you prefer Trump?' Can't you give Biden a chance?' 'A black woman is vice president!' Let those who want to be happy at this state of affairs enjoy the moment.  Although no one else should silence themselves or stop paying attention. Many crises are coming to a head, and Kamala Harris and her wardrobe choices won't save anyone."

JKR

NDPP, maybe you should have thought of that when you were supporting Trump?

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Can The Forces Unleashed By Trump's Big Election Lie Be Undone?

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/16/957291939/can-the-forces-unleashed-by-tru...

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Ajamu Baraka: We Are Entering a New Totalitarian Era

https://blackagendareport.com/ajamu-baraka-we-are-entering-new-totalitar...

AG: For the past 4 years, liberals on the coasts have excoriated the white working class in the middle of the country, whom they perceive to be deplorable Trump supporters. Do you think this is helpful?

AB: No. Not only is it not helpful, it is inaccurate and it has helped to create the narrative that many of these forces have embraced; that is the centerpiece of their grievances. They believe [correctly!] that liberals and the liberal order have not addressed their needs, their interests. They believe that the economic elites are only out for themselves and that therefore they needed to rally behind Trump, a billionaire who claimed that he understood their interests and would fight for them because nobody else was.

So this characterization of them as deplorables, and as either Nazis or Nazi-like, is not only not helpful but also contradictory in the sense that those folks who level these charges still have not been able to explain why the Trump presidency happened. [Of course they have - Putin and Julian Assange did it. Duh!] For example, some 9 million people who voted for Trump in 2016 had voted for Obama in 2012. Liberals can't explain why, after four years of constant anti-Trump rhetoric, the Trump forces expanded their ranks by another 11 million voters. So this is something in play that's a little bit more sophisticated than these people just being deplorables or Nazis.

And this is something that has to be interrogated. It has to be extracted. It has to be understood if you're going to have a politics to counter it. And right now the liberals have not understood where these elements are coming from because they have basically painted these 75 million people as a monolith of deplorables.

The neoliberals have constructed a politics that is going to result in a continuation of the same conditions, politically and economically, that created what they pretend to be most opposed to - the Trump movement. So this is the failure of imagination, the failure of critical analysis, the embracing of illusions that have characterized much of the politics in the US for a couple of decades now. And we see the consequences of that with us every day..."

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Remember about one ago when most of the media and the pundits declared Biden's campaign dead - what happened!

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Cori Bush Is Taking on Congress’ QAnon Kooks—and the White House

NEW SQUAD RECRUIT 

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“Cori has been a fighter her whole life,” said Mondaire Jones, a fellow freshman Democrat.

Updated Jan. 29, 2021 6:25PM ET / Published Jan. 29, 2021 5:49PM ET 

When maniacal insurrectionists stormed the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, Rep. Cori Bush was, like many elected officials, “sitting in our office in lockdown,” fearful of what could come next. More than three weeks later, she says she is still not safe.

Confronting the actualized threat of white supremacy from her new position in the House, Bush, a Black progressive Democrat from Missouri, immediately introduced a resolution to expel members who were potentially involved in planning or escalating the calamitous scene.

Since then, she contends that the targeting has not subsided—even in the halls of Congress.

On Friday, Bush said that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene—a controversial Republican newcomer from Georgia who has expressed fondness for the baseless QAnon conspiracy—“berated” her in the hallway on Jan. 13, exactly one week after the deadly riot. Taylor Greene, in a tweet with an accompanying video, responded by calling Bush the leader of a “terrorist mob.”

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/cori-bush-is-taking-on-congress-qanon-kook...

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AGRICULTURE

Biden moves to give low-income families more money to buy food

New changes allow states to simplify how they figure out which children are eligible for benefits.

EBT sign

The new policy means that soon many households that are already participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — still known to many as food stamps — will get additional benefits if they have children under the age of six. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/29/biden-food-aid-families-463857

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Dems Say No Stimulus Checks Until March - GENERAL STRIKE TIME!

https://youtu.be/DLZcGd6yF8I

The Jimmy Dore Show

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WNEP News; Third stimulus check update: Biden warns of cost of delay on $1.9T aid plan

President Biden signaled on Friday for the first time that he's willing to move ahead on a COVID relief plan without Republicans.

President Joe Biden warned Friday of a steep and growing “cost of inaction” on his $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan as the White House searched for “creative” ways to win public support for a package that is getting a cold shoulder from Senate Republicans.

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