February 2017

Constituents Erupt as Iowa Sen, Joni Ernst Flees Town Hall After Only a Handful of Questions

Daily Kos

February 21, 2017

Iowa is fed up with Donald Trump and the Paul Ryan agenda.

First Sen. Chuck Grassley took it on the chin today, and now Sen. Joni Ernst is on video fleeing a town hall after only a handful of questions.

The crowd erupted in anger chanting: "Do your job!" as she fled through a side door.

The "Iowa Starting Line" blog was there to capture the moment.

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AMERICA looking in from the outside, a CANADIAN perspective

The American Constitution is now well into its third century, which says a lot about the political sagacity of the Founding Fathers. Its adoption was a messy business. It gave the slave states additional seats in the House of Representatives by counting each slave — who couldn’t vote — as three-fifths of a person. Small states got two senators each, like big states.

Still, the amendment process helped the constitution keep up, more or less, with a rapidly changing world.

An urgent message from Bernie Sanders to Californians:

DIAL THIS NUMBER FROM YOUR PHONE 855-271-8515 TODAY!

Single-payer, (Medicare for ALL) healthcare in California is on the block FRIDAY in the California Senate!

California here is our chance to be leaders in our nation in caring for one another. Healthcare is a right and not a privilege. The American people deserve the SAME healthcare that Congress persons, Senators and the President has.

https://go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/sb562/?source=em170221

Betsy Devos loves "education reform," TN Republican Marsha Blackburn

So doth the Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Nashville, a pretty educated city said to her constituents yesterday during a deservedly contentious come to jesus meeting all legislators need more than just on a now n' then basis.

Daily Topics - Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF "JOE AMERICAN"

An old posting that deserves renewed consideration:

Trump is Right! Right Wing Terrorism IS Islamic!

Every time a drunken, crazed, right wing hoodlum yells "Yee-Haw" and blows up a non-christian house of worship or murders those wearing clothing different from the standard boots and jeans, He is actually following in the footsteps of the Southern Jihadist War of Aggression.

To demonstrate how deeply "our" (meaning European white) American culture has been influenced since its inception;

The battle cry: "Yee-Haw" is actually derived from, you guessed it: "Ji-Had".

Freedom Caucus founder Rep. Jim Jordan forced to have town meeting when constituents show up

Daily Kos

February 20, 2017

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) decided to skip the in-person town meeting this week...So his constituents figured out his schedule, and took the town meeting to him, as chronicled by Dave Weigel on Twitter.

Things got heated, fast, as the crowd waited to confront him about a variety of things, looking at all the signs in the crowd, but particularly climate change and Obamacare.

Attend a Resistance Recess Event: Save Our Health Care, Our Communities & Our Democracy

MoveOn.org

The week of February 18-25 is the first week of the 115th Congress -- time specifically set aside for members of Congress to meet with constituents and get the pulse of the communities they represent.

Daily Topics - Tuesday February 21st, 2017

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Community Archive

Democrats Should Steal Trump's Thunder on Trade

It's time to run bigger, better and harder on trade policies.