The US Green Party utterly debased themselves with their "no arms for Ukraine, both sides are to blame" stance on Russia's invasion. They even went so far as to repeat Kremlin's propaganda and lies about a supposed NATO promise not to "expand" to Eastern Europe.And you wonder why I voted Green party in these last two elections.
Oh wow. I did not know ANY of that. Now I need a different sort of protest vote for 2024 if things go the way I think they're going to. Thank you for opening my eyes.The US Green Party utterly debased themselves with their "no arms for Ukraine, both sides are to blame" stance on Russia's invasion. They even went so far as to repeat Kremlin's propaganda and lies about a supposed NATO promise not to "expand" to Eastern Europe.
Bunch of hand-wringing tankies who believe we should respect Russia's so-called "sphere of influence". Screw the US Green Party.
Jill Stein is a literal Kremlin puppet. As someone who had to house 4 Ukrainian refugees the past months, I implore you to stop giving your votes to them.
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And they immediately pivoted from "the story is fake" to "the abortion doctor should face criminal charges." Not going to link anything, but Fox News has been plastering the doctor's picture all over their airwaves today. It looks like right-wing media outlets are all racing against each other to become the American RTLM.Did the GOP really thought that everyone would by midterms forget about Roe being overturned?
Shit like this will keep happening as long as these draconian anti-abortion laws remain in force in red states.
Protest voting is useless; it achieves literally nothing.Oh wow. I did not know ANY of that. Now I need a different sort of protest vote for 2024 if things go the way I think they're going to. Thank you for opening my eyes.
Wouldn't sweat this. Iowa's not going to be competitive in Presidential elections for a while.
A lot can still happen in 3+ months, but leading is always better than trailing, especially this late in the game.FiveThirtyEight believes that the Republicans have selected some "weak candidates" in some key Senate races this November.www.newsweek.com
This is good, as it will allow Biden to continue to nominate sane judges.
This feels like they're sending a warning to doctors and future victims: Don't make us look bad, or we'll destroy you.The GOP has decided to make sure that no one forgets for even a moment about that time they tried to force a 10 year old to give birth.
Indiana attorney general is investigating the doctor who provided abortion services for a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim, doctor's lawyer says | CNNThe Indiana doctor who provided abortion services for a 10-year-old girl who was raped is now being investigated by the state's attorney general, according to a lawyer for the doctor.edition.cnn.com
Kansans secured a huge win for abortion rights in the US on Tuesday night when they voted to continue to protect abortion in the state constitution.
The race was called by a host of US groups like NBC News, the New York Times and Decision Desk HQ.
The move will be seen as huge a loss for the anti-abortion movement and a major win for abortion rights advocates across America, who will see the result as a bellwether for popular opinion.
Kansas – a deeply conservative and usually reliably Republican state – is the first US state to put abortion rights to a vote since the US supreme court ruled to overturn constitutional protections for abortion in late June.
The state will remain a safe haven for abortion in the midwest, as one of the few states in the region where it remains legal to perform the procedure. Many other states have undertaken moves to make abortion largely illegal since June.
Joe Biden issued a statement welcoming the result. “This vote makes clear what we know: the majority of Americans agree that women should have access to abortion and should have the right to make their own health care decisions,” the US president said.
The Kansas state senator Dinah Sikes, a Democrat, cried as the vote came in, and turned to her friends and colleagues, showing them goosebumps on her arm.
“It’s just amazing. It’s breathtaking that women’s voices were heard and we care about women’s health,” she told the Guardian, after admitting she had thought the vote would be close. “But we were close in a lot of rural areas and that really made the difference – I’m just so grateful,” she said.
The “No” campaign – which was protecting abortion rights – was strongly ahead in the referendum with 62% of the vote with the majority of ballots counted. That means millions of dollars lost for the Catholic church who contributed more than $3m trying to eradicate abortion rights in Kansas, according to campaign finance records.
Clean up on aisle four!
Facing overwhelming backlash after tanking a previously-approved veterans health benefits bill (known as the PACT Act) out of spite over Democrats’ climate and tax legislation, the Senate’s Republican leadership now seems to have realized that the tantrum isn’t worth it.
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), one of the 25 Republicans who had abruptly switched their initial “yes” vote to a “no,” signaled on Monday that the bill, which provides aid for veterans suffering from toxic exposures, will overcome the blockade when Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) puts it up for a vote again.
“It will pass this week,” McConnell said.
A similarly squirmy Senate Republican Conference chair John Barrasso (R-WY), the third-ranking GOP senator and another Republican who had changed his vote, told Politico that he would “expect it to pass.”
Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD), who voted against the legislation both times, said that at “some point” the bill “is going to pass and it will pass big.”
The leaders’ backtracking marks an attempt at damage control as Republican senators find themselves getting raked over the coals for blocking the PACT Act, which had initially passed the Senate in a largely bipartisan 84-14 vote last month but was brought to a vote again last week due to a technical error.
When the legislation was put to a vote again, 25 Republicans who’d voted for it the first time inexplicably blocked the bill; a move that was widely understood to be a flailing attempt at politically motivated retaliation after Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced a deal on a bill to address climate change, drug pricing and corporate taxes.