Trump Watch June 25 2017

Day 157:

If you let the republicans get away with taking health care from people, they will only become more brazen:

Taking away someones supply of oxygen is suffocating them, taking away someones food is starving them, taking someones health care away is murdering them.  Worse than that, you torture them first with painful illness, bankrupt them and their family, then allow them to die miserably, and then their family has to find a way to pay to bury them.

Why would the republicans do such an obviously evil thing?  So they can give billions in tax cuts to rich people who already have more money than they need.

Fuck these assholes.  Every single one of them needs to lose their seats in congress, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.  Get out and vote, vote, vote, vote, vote.  They want to torture and kill you, they want to ruin your life, don’t let them lead this country off a cliff.

Further Reading:

‘They’re sentencing me to death’: Medicaid recipients on the Republican healthcare plan

GOP senator is outraged that Bernie Sanders accurately described Trumpcare

Bernie Sanders Calls Big Pharma The Second Most Powerful Political Force In D.C., Suggests Medicare-For-All

Republican Healthcare Bill Gives Tax Cuts to the Rich by Gutting Safety Net for Poor & Middle Class

Poll: Most Americans Unaware GOP Plans Would Make Deep Funding Cuts To Medicaid

Will losing health insurance mean more US deaths? Experts say yes

Zero GOP senators find the courage to meet their constituents ahead of health vote

Breaking with tradition, Trump White House forgoes Ramadan dinner

WaPost: Putin told hackers to hurt Clinton & help Trump

WaPost: Putin told hackers to hurt Clinton & help Trump

Pence lies about secret meeting with Koch brother

Pence pledges President Trump’s ‘unwavering support’ to anti-LGBT hate group

Trump’s DEO Pick Has History of Transphobic, Racist, and Misogynist Tweets

Sorry, But It’s Entirely the Right’s Fault

Democrats Should Do to McConnell What the GOP Does to Pelosi

Analysis indicates partisan gerrymandering has benefited GOP

New poll shows majority of Americans are unaware Trumpcare slashes Medicaid

No courthouse weddings in Waco for same-sex couples, 2 years after Supreme Court ruling

Vice President Mike Pence stops in for an unscheduled chat with billionaire Charles Koch

Donald Trump spends a 30th day of his presidency visiting one of his golf courses

Report: Trump Administration Has Done Next to Nothing to Prevent Future Election Hacking

Evidence is mounting that Russia took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election

Latest Russian Hacking Bombshell: Damning Revelations About GOP, Trump

Carrier workers facing layoffs feel betrayed by Trump

France to ban new oil and gas drilling in favor of renewables

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Elections!

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Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

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Trump Watch June 24 2017

Day 156:

Ugh:

It’s hot, Trump is an idiot, and here is the news

Further Reading:

Trump and Pence’s $7 million bribe to Carrier officially fails, ends in layoffs

Sally Yates: Making America scared again won’t make us safer

With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House briefing

Material useful to Russia probe destroyed in US compounds: report

Carrier workers facing layoffs feel betrayed by Trump

Trump appears to admit Russia interfered in the US election in a tweet criticizing Obama

House Science Committee’s taxpayer-funded email newsletter now features Breitbart, other deniers

In reversal, Trump now supports Medicaid cuts

Spicer appears on camera on Fox News the same day he bans cameras from press briefings

Bernie Sanders: Thousands Of Americans Will Die Because Of ‘Barbaric’ Trumpcare Plan

The Senate GOP hid the meanest things very deeply in its Obamacare repeal bill. We found them

CNN anchor: Fox and Friends is ‘State TV’

Intelligence officials worry State Dept. going easy on Russian diplomats

Poll: Single-payer healthcare wins more support

Sean Spicer banned TV cameras. Again. So we annotated his briefing. Again.

W.H. Correspondents’ Association: We are not satisfied with off-camera briefings

Pence meets with Koch brother in Colorado

Yet Another Person Who Called For Hillary Clinton To Be Shot Was Invited To The White House

Fifth GOP senator announces opposition to ObamaCare repeal bill

Vladimir Putin gave direct instructions to help elect Trump, report says

Russians destroyed and removed material from shuttered compounds, officials say

Why Is US Government Giving A Pharma Giant Exclusive Rights To A Zika Vaccine Whose Development Was Paid For By The US Public?

Could Trump’s White House tapes ruse actually get him in legal trouble?

Beekeepers using solar sites to grow plants to make honey

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Tools of change:

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Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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Trump Watch June 23 2017

Day 155:

Fuck the republicans:

We Will Throw This Health Care Bill in the Garbage

Mr. President, I have some bad news for you. This pathetic health care bill is not getting through the Senate. We will throw this in the garbage and start from zero.

Posted by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What do you call a group of people who want to give massive tax cuts to people who are already rich, and want to “pay” for it by stealing health care away from 24 million + poor people.  Potentially killing tens of thousands of them in the process, while destroying the financial lives of hundreds of thousands more.  I would call that some pretty evil shit.  I would say that is right up there with a war crime, or a death squad or a terrorist attack.  What in the fuck do the republicans think is going to happen?  They are going to toss tens of millions of people out on the street and just think that they will keep their jobs?  This is the dumbest fucking thing I have ever seen.  It also happens to be the meanest.

This isn’t a health care bill, its a tax cut for the rich, paid for by killing the poor (or allowing them to die from lack of health care, but frankly I can’t see the difference)

Now is absolutely the time to get on the phone and call up your senators and tell them that under no circumstances should they vote for this piece of shit bill.

https://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/How_to_correspond_senators.htm

Further Reading:

President Trump and White House staffers are illegally deleting messages, lawsuit says

Most Terrorists in the U.S. Are Right Wing, Not Muslim:Report

Mitch McConnell overcame polio with the help of the government

Report: Hackers Successfully Altered Voter Data in 2016 Election

Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act

Obama WH ethics lawyer: Lack of Comey tapes example of ‘witness intimidation’

White House Warns Reporters Not to Report on Instructions About Not Reporting on Today’s Press Conference

Obama on the GOP health-care plan: ‘This bill will do you harm.’

President Trump Promised He Wouldn’t Touch Medicaid. The Senate Bill Includes Billions in Cuts.

AARP warns senators against supporting GOP healthcare bill

AARP Calls on Senate to Reject Health Bill. Vows to Hold Senators Accountable for Bill That Hurts Older Americans

Carrier moving Trump jobs to Mexico

Russian official linked to South Florida biker club spent millions on Trump condos

Report: Congress Investigating If Trump Team Used Voter Data Stolen By Russia

43 arrested in ObamaCare repeal protests at Capitol

The Senate GOP Isn’t Fixing Health Care. It’s Waging Class War.

Disabled AHCA protesters dragged from their wheelchairs at Mitch McConnell’s office

Trump visited this Boeing factory to celebrate jobs. It just announced layoffs

Trump’s bluff is called, revealing another self-inflicted legal wound

Republicans’ Obamacare repeal bill has a small bonus just for insurance CEOs

 

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Tools of change:

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Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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Trump Watch June 22 2017

Day 154:

The inevitable specter of our dark future looms closer:

But that doesn’t mean we can’t fight!  Fight and win!  Remember, we demand a better future, and our politicians had better head that demand or they will be out of a job.

Start local, get your town, county, and state reps right by digging down into all those little elections you usually ignore, they matter.

Then next year get your house rep on board, make sure you elect someone who is progressive and fights for our values.

Then the senate, then in 4 years a new president.

Good luck, and fight hard.

Further Reading:

Intel chiefs tell investigators Trump suggested they refute collusion with Russians

Trump Blames Democrats For Obstructing Health Care Bill They Haven’t Seen Yet

Trump appointee is a Saudi government lobbyist

Republican Coal King Sues HBO Over John Oliver’s Show

‘I just don’t want a poor person’: Trump explains why he added billionaire Wall Street execs to his cabinet

Trump attacks wind power in state that gets nearly third of energy from wind

The face of Republican evil: It’s not Donald Trump

A looming deadline on Trump tapes has lawmakers thinking subpoena

President Trump Might Be Forced to Testify Under Oath About Trump University After All.

Trump Calls For A Law We’ve Already Had For More Than 20 Years–Barring Immigrants from Welfare for Five Years

White House Tries to Get G.O.P. to Water Down Russia Sanctions Bill

Democrats seek suspension of Jared Kushner’s security clearance pending Russia probe

Trump drops 5 points in tracking poll he touted

We just learned the government knows Russia will sabotage the next election. Now what?

Donald Trump says he doesn’t want a ‘poor person’ in cabinet roles

After Secretive Senate Process, GOP Will Completely Own TrumpCare

Fox News’s Sean Hannity is encroaching on Alex Jones territory

Trump ordered his top intelligence officials to refute Russia story: report

The top lies Trump told during Iowa rally

Single-payer healthcare for California is, in fact, very doable

Dr. Rand Paul Responds to Rushed Health Care Process by Reintroducing ‘Read the Bills’ Resolution

Republicans’ health-care hypocrisy is on full display

GOP senator on healthcare plan: ‘If I don’t get to read it, I don’t vote for it’

Flynn may have aided Russian company the U.S. opposed

 

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Tools of change:

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Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
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Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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Trump Watch June 21 2017

Day 153:

There will be days like this:

It was always unlikely that Ossof was going to win in Georgia, its been a solidly red district for 50 years, and I thought his message could have been more progressive.  But he came close, and it ended up being the most expensive house race in the history of this country.  This exposes a bunch of things.  1.  The republicans are in trouble, if they have to spend tens of millions to barely win a house seat in deep red Georgia, and 2 turbo fuck citizens united…what in the blue hell is anyone doing spending tens of millions of dollars on a political race?

Obscene, embarrassing, and stupid.  Our system has become a nightmare of dark money, special interests, and greed.  And NEVER forget, these people give all this money because they expect a return on their investment.  I would wage any sum of money that the winner of this race is now totally beholden to a host of big money interests, and her voting record will show it over the coming term.

Also one last thing, this is a special election, this district is going to have to do this all over again next year…

Further Reading:

Handel defeats Ossoff to win Georgia 6th District

House Republicans block Russia sanctions bill

McCain: No American has seen healthcare bill but I’m sure Russia has

DHS Never Ran Audit to See If Votes Were Hacked

APNewsBreak: Study: Seattle minimum wage hasn’t cut jobs

Sorry, folks. The GOP’s devious strategy for ramming Trumpcare through is working

Paul Ryan’s Opponent in Wisconsin Is a Union Ironworker Who Just Launched the Campaign Ad of the Year

Betsy DeVos Picked A Student Loan CEO To Manage Your Student Loans

C.I.A. Feared Flynn Could Be Blackmailed, but Its Director Told Him Secrets

UN chief: US will be replaced if it disengages from world

Republicans, More Than Democrats, Ignore The Middle Class In America, Poll Finds

Sessions hires his own lawyer

It will take the Senate only 10 hours to ram through the worst legislation in living memory

Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid, except for program that brings him millions

Donald Trump boasts about construction of Panama Canal before being reminded it was built 100 years ago

McConnell signals Senate GOP will jam through Trumpcare after a few hours of debate

Latest study: Seattle’s wage law lifted restaurant pay without shrinking jobs

Trump in free fall after only five months

Poll: Trump’s job approval rating drops to 36%

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

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