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Schmidt
SchmidtLiberal/progressive/pragmatist
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96 days ago
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After reading so many psychologists "diagnoses" of Trump including those of Mary Trump, I needed to share their findings. It seems like a taboo topic for many in the media to question a president's mental state. He should never have been elected. If I have influenced just one person to vote against Trump, well the time was worth it.
Schmidt
SchmidtLiberal/progressive/pragmatist
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109 days ago
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Thank you for sharing your long personal struggle for transgender rights. The American public is largely poorly informed on the issues that confront you daily.
Schmidt
SchmidtLiberal/progressive/pragmatist
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288 days ago
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I would like to see Bernie Sanders properly vetted in the primary process and not when he is running against Trump in the general election. Hillary Clinton would not go there because she needed the Bernie votes...some 10 percent of which went to Trump anyway. Likewise, the current slate of Democratic nominees have treated Bernie and his supporters with kid gloves. Hopefully, Bloomberg will not fear the Bernie Bros and lay out to the public what a campaign against Trump would look like.
Schmidt
SchmidtLiberal/progressive/pragmatist
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1 yr 295 days ago
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She is clear on Trump's crimes. Now we need the rest of the story to be brought out with clarity.
Schmidt
SchmidtLiberal/progressive/pragmatist
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1 yr 226 days ago
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Chet -- You make a good point about Trump making promises, and as you recall in 2016 he used the words "beautiful" and "tremendous" to describe his fictitious non-existent health care plan that would insure everyone at a cheaper cost. Yet he didn't deliver on his big lie, and Democrats will use that to their advantage in 2020 showing clips of his promises not delivered. Trump and Republicans do not have a health care plan that they can reveal to the public and for good reason. There is no such plan. Yet, I'm sure he will blame Democrats for blocking approval of his non-existent plan. The possibility that Obamacare will be ruled unconstitutional by the Trump cronies on the Supreme Court is real, and Democrats will use that to their advantage in 2020.
Schmidt
SchmidtLiberal/progressive/pragmatist
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1 yr 87 days ago
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Timothy Egan in an NYT opinion article, "After Trump, Republicans are now Trump's Fixers", writes: "It’s been clear, ever since the last of the never-Trumpers were rooted out of the party, that the G.O.P. would be an extension of the grime and grift of Trump’s personal brand. But now the enablers are willing to do what Cohen said he once did for Trump — take a bullet for him."
Schmidt
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1 yr 87 days ago
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A copy of Tweet from Bill Kristol on the Republican Party

Bill Kristol @BillKristol

Conservatives have spent over half a century disproving the claim that we are the stupid party. Now, under Trump, conservatism is embracing, indeed reveling in...stupidity. #CPAC2019
Schmidt
SchmidtLiberal/progressive/pragmatist
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1 yr 6 days ago
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Thanks for writing this Arizona. A few years ago we were educated by Veronica (aka Eternal Flame) on the history of the JBS and how it had morphed into the Tea Party. Hated to see her leave the forum. As these various JBS names wear out, it is now the Freedom Caucus. I went to the JBS website and looked at their stand on a litany of issues and about 95 percent of them seem to be a part of the Trump agenda. One of the exceptions is free trade. The JBS does not believe in tariffs of any kind. Of course they are also anti-regulations.
Schmidt
SchmidtLiberal/progressive/pragmatist
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920 days ago
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There certainly are many man made factors affecting our planet from chlorofluorocarbons affecting the ozone layer to plastics in the ocean to phosphates in fertilizers polluting our waters to the depletion and contamination of our fresh water aquifers. Scientists have a responsibility to call attention to these potential catastrophic events, and I would rather they overshoot than underestimate. However, many of these have been years in the making and politicians have been reluctant to take action unless they can see visible progress in their tenure in office.
Schmidt
SchmidtLiberal/progressive/pragmatist
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954 days ago
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Religion is also the power that some people use to exert control over other people's lives. Taken on a national scale (e.g. Saudi Arabia) it leads to repression and subjugation, the antithesis of what their religion ostensibly subscribes to as their primary ordained mission.
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