Republicans are having a hard time coalescing around a version of their “tax reform” abomination. They all know it’s a terrible bill that privileges donors over citizens, but the immorality of that isn’t the snag. They’re trying to hit on a palatable balance between deficit hypocrisy and donor service.
Odds are they will succeed — they’re amoral pricks, after all. But massive push-back has stymied their evil plans before. Make your voice heard to try to stop this steaming pile of shit bill:
U.S.Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121
I’ve generally had better luck reaching a person by calling my senators’ local offices. You can find your senators’ in-state contact information here. Email and fax them too!
If you prefer text, here’s an option:
Text “RESIST” to 50409
Resistbot will walk you through the steps of sending a message to your senator. They will ask for your address and email. I gave them mine quite some time ago and haven’t been bombarded with spam (any more than usual, anyway).
BREAKING NEWS — FLYNNDICTMENT: Got a CNN alert a few minutes ago about Mueller charging Mike “Lock Her Up” Flynn with “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI regarding conversations with Russia’s ambassador. If I’m Hillary Clinton, I’m making my morning OJ a mimosa after reading that.
Flynn is due in court this morning. Before the “we hardly knew him” spin starts, let’s recall that Flynn was 1) a serious contender for Trump’s VP spot, 2) appointed to the highly sensitive National Security Adviser position by Trump, and 3) kept in Trump’s inner circle after acting AG Sally Yates warned the Trump people that Flynn was compromised.
What does this charge mean in the context of last week’s speculation about Flynn flipping and cooperating with Mueller? I’m not a lawyer, but from what we know of Flynn’s conduct, this charge seems more like a love tap than a hammer swing.
My guess is Flynn has flipped to keep his deranged son out of prison and agreed to plead guilty to this lesser charge and cooperate with the investigation, like George Papadopoulos before him (relative scale — whale : guppy).
Anyhoo, post your meatiest theories in comments — but only after you eat your vegetables / call your senators! :)