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Some personal news: after six and a half years as an opinion columnist at the Boston Globe I am leaving the paper ... and launching a subscription Substack newsletter, Truth and Consequences (truthandcons.substack.com)
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Michael Cohen retweeted
I've seen bad analyses of the Left and bad analyses of the Right, but I've never seen an analysis so wildly wrong about both at the same time. The Left did not instigate the 1/6 insurrection. The Right did not capture SCOTUS just to provoke assassination attempts.
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Michael Cohen retweeted
Incredible
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I see this argument all the time and do people not realize that when Republicans controlled the House, Senate and Presidency in 2017-18 they didn’t even try to pass a federal abortion ban? They also didn’t repeal Obamacare, build the wall or indict Hillary Clinton.
Replying to @speechboy71
And ya know why? The GOP delivers what their voters have been made to want. Plus, Dems seem bamboozled and weak. Kavanaugh lies under oath. Senate Dems moving a perjury charge? ‘Course not. Indict Trump? Worrying about consequences.
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Dems had 60 seats in the Senate from July 2009 to February 2010 - 7 months. They didn’t have 60 votes in the Senate to codify Roe. There was also no political urgency to codify Roe. There was urgency in 10, 14 & 16 to elect pro-choice Democrats . but lots of Dems stayed home
Replying to @speechboy71
Democrats had 60 Senates seats in parts of 2009/2010 & a strong congressional majority but didn't codify Roe into law.
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Also, here’s a fun fact: Jill Stein received more votes in PA, MI and WI than Hillary Clinton’s margin of defeat in all three states
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If you believe abortion should be outlawed then no, you don’t recognize women as fully equal citizens. You believe they should be second class citizens
Replying to @EBKania
Since you indicated doubt on this point and it is one I would not like to remain ambiguous about, permit me to make my views clear: I wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recognize women as fully equal citizens.
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If you believe that state legislatures should have the right to decide whether women have bodily autonomy … you don’t believe that women are fully equal citizens with the same human rights as men
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Americans overwhelmingly oppose overturning Roe v Wade but I’m guessing the RNC won’t be tweeting about that
Americans overwhelmingly reject abortion on demand up until the moment of birth.
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This is a heartbreaking story
new from me and 📷 @MichaelNobleJr ‘I'm furious, I'm heartbroken, I'm shattered': Inside the Tusla Women's Clinic on the day Roe fell insider.com/inside-the-tusla…
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The Democratic Party didn’t end the Vietnam War. All these other things happened because the Democratic Party had huge congressional majorities. Other than that … good tweet
Democratic leaders only did things like enact Social Security, create Medicare, pass the Voting Rights Act, and end the Vietnam War once they feared the electoral consequences of inaction. It’s time to make them afraid again. jacobin.com/2022/06/roe-v-wa…
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The party that is today celebrating the demise of Roe has blocked, for decades, federal legislation creating a paid family leave program. Forcing women to give birth - ok Forcing businesses to provide paid leave for new mothers - an overreaching government mandate
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I’m glad your mother had that choice to make
Replying to @speechboy71
My mom was a single parent, we grew up poor I've had a great life, glad I wasn't aborted
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I keep thinking about this tweet and the young woman with little money or support structure who is about to bring a child into the world that she lacks the resources to care for … and all because of a bunch of religious zealots masquerading as judges
Abortion is now illegal in Alabama with no exceptions for victims of rape and incest.
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Republican voters won a 50-year battle to overturn Roe v. Wade. For Democratic voters, if they don't get what they want in ten, five, or even less than two years... they refuse to vote.
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The same political party that threw a collective temper tantrum over people being forced to wear masks is today cheering a decision that tells women the government gets to decide when and whether you have a child. The hypocrisy is simply astonishing
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Michael Cohen retweeted
people will literally make up shit instead of blaming the republicans and right wing organizations for this
Remember when Hilary Clinton picked an anti-abortion running mate in 2016?
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When McDonald’s, Target and Walmart does this I’ll be impressed … because those are the people who really need this subsidy.
Major U.S. companies, including Meta and JPMorgan Chase said they will cover travel costs for employees who seek legal abortions outside their home state after the Supreme Court released a ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. abcn.ws/3xPmOZn
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No what actually matters is the number of Democrats in national office
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What actually matters now is whether the Democrats have a strategy to restore such rights.
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There’s one political party that supports abortion rights — Democrats. If they don’t consistently win elections, like the 2016 presidential election, then abortion rights are taken away. This is so easy to figure out that even people dumb enough to vote for Donald Trump get it.
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Smart strategy. This will definitely help women who can’t get abortions!
Replying to @speechboy71
We did that. They failed. I’m giving my money to organizations that are going to protect people. Basically everyone I know is doing the same thing. If Dems don’t like it they could try doing something aside from singing and sending emails
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