I thought Democrats were supposed to be the party of workers? This is only proves that in fact there is no difference between the two parties. Republicans do nothing but try to screw-over the working class. Gonna have a hard trying to explain this one:
Data from the NBC News poll shows that the composition of the two major parties is changing, and one massive shift is coming in employment: the kinds of jobs Democrats and Republicans hold. There are signs across racial and ethnic demographic groups that Republicans are becoming the party of blue-collar Americans and the change is happening quickly.
In the last decade, the percentage of blue-collar voters who call themselves Republicans has grown by 12 points. At the same time, the number in that group identifying as Democrats has declined by 8 points. Among white-collar voters, the numbers have remained stable, with Democrats seeing a tiny increase and Republicans seeing a tiny drop.
The Governor of Texas and the rightwing are doing damage control. Texas is the capitol of fossil fuels in America. But all that oil is not serving the people of Texas. So what do you if you can’t explain it away. You blame someone else. Blame it on the left and on the non-existing Green New Deal:
Democrats show their true colors: half-hearted opportunists who have no convictions. Once again they’ve allowed themselves to be played by Trump and the Republicans. The first impeachment was a fiasco that only emboldened Trump to commit more crimes. The second will do the same for the GOP. They don’t fear Democrats. And we can’t trust them to fight for us:
More information is coming out about the decision by House impeachment managers to refrain from calling witnesses during Donald Trump’s Senate trial.
On Saturday, the Senate voted 55-45 to allow witnesses, but none were called.
“During the Senate break after the witness vote Saturday, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) twice came into the managers’ room off the Senate floor, according to multiple Democratic sources. Coons pressed House Democrats to relent, saying their quest for witnesses would cost them Republican votes to convict and maybe even some Democrats,” Politico reports.
“The jury is ready to vote,” Coons told the House managers, according to a senior House Democratic aide. “People want to get home for Valentine’s Day.”
Biden once again shows he’s no champion of the environment. His White House won’t ruffle the corporate feathers too much. And the power of the fossil fuel industry is still great. Why listen to a pioneer when you can stay in your Wall St. lane. But we knew all along that Biden is a friend of big business and a foe of progressivism:
Elon Musk says he pitched the Biden administration on instituting a carbon tax as a way to encourage a faster shift to renewable energy, but he was told the idea was essentially “too politically difficult.”
Musk described the conversation with the Biden administration during a new podcast with Joe Rogan that was released Thursday. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Rogan had asked Musk whether a new technological breakthrough is needed to increase the adoption of battery-powered vehicles. Musk argued the bigger issue is that “a hell of a lot of batteries [are] needed” in order to shift away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy. The best way to encourage that shift, in Musk’s view, is to “put a price on carbon.”
White House Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo has been suspended for one week following a report that he berated a Politico reporter last month, press secretary Jen Psaki announced Friday.
“TJ Ducklo has apologized to the reporter, with whom he had a heated conversation about his personal life,” Psaki said in a statement posted in a series of tweets. “He is the first to acknowledge this is not the standard of behavior set out by the President.”
Fracking is nothing but a terrible environmental evil that causes earthquakes. All good people must fight it at all costs:
The decade-long fracking boom in Appalachia has not led to significant job growth, and despite the region’s extraordinary levels of natural gas production, the industry’s promise of prosperity has “turned into almost nothing,” according to a new report.
Good question. Biden needs to get cracking on this. No excuse. This man was a Trump saboteur. DeJoy worked to steal the election for Trump by undermining main-in balloting. It was criminal. So remove and prosecute:
President Trump’s obsession with the bogeyman threat of antifa led law enforcement agencies to direct resources away from right-wing threats and may have affected their ability to anticipate and prepare for the far-right attack on the Capitol, current and former officials told The New York Times. The DOJ pulled some prosecutors and FBI agents away from assignments focused on white supremacists and asked them to instead investigate anarchist groups like antifa over summer, the officials said. One official was concerned enough to go to the agency’s independent inspector general.
Officials said efforts to alert colleagues to white supremacist activity were tamped down and mentions of “domestic terrorism” were discouraged. Requests for funding to track white supremacist activity online were denied. Meanwhile, threats of violence at the Capitol were visible on social media in the days preceding the Jan. 6 attack, an event for which law enforcement agencies have admitted they were unprepared.
It is no longer speculation that Trump is a Russian asset. This article (and a book, American Kompromat, by Craig Unger) put to rest any doubt that the former reality show host was recruited by the KGB to work for Russia:
A former spy for the KGB is making explosive claims about Russia’s efforts to “cultivate” former President Donald Trump as an intelligence asset.
In an interview with the Guardian, former KGB official Yuri Shvets claims that the then-Soviet government starting in the 1980s began to see Trump as a potential instrument for spreading anti-NATO propaganda.
In fact, Shvets says that Soviet agents even planted the idea of running for office in Trump’s head when he visited St. Petersburg and Moscow in 1987.
Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtained by Reuters.
In the Miami hearing, a federal prosecutor, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and Tarrio’s own lawyer described his undercover work and said he had helped authorities prosecute more than a dozen people in various cases involving drugs, gambling and human smuggling.