Jon Ossoff, the Democratic challenger to GOP Senator David Perdue in the Georgia Senate race, spelling out all his opponent’s crimes and misdeeds:
“Well perhaps Senator Perdue would have been able to respond properly to the COVID-19 pandemic if you hadn’t been fending off multiple federal investigations for insider trading. It’s not just that you’re a crook, Senator. It’s that you’re attacking the health of the people that you represent. You did say COVID-19 was no deadlier than the flu. You did say there would be no significant uptick in cases. All the while, you were looking after your own assets, and your own portfolio, and you did vote four times to end protections for pre-existing conditions. Four times. And the legislation that you tout, The Protect Act, it includes loopholes that specifically allow insurance companies to deny policies to Georgians with preexisting conditions. Can you look down the camera and tell the people of this state why you voted four times to allow insurance companies to deny us health coverage, because we may suffer from diabetes, or heart disease, or asthma, or have cancer in remission? Why, Senator?”
This is how you take on the corrupt GOP. To their faces, in front of a crowd, with no parsing of your words.
|Ellen Weintraub, Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, responding to _____’s assertion that only votes counted on election day matter:|
“An election is not a reality show with a big reveal at the end. All we get on Election Night are projections from TV networks. We ‘never’ have official results on Election Night. Counting ballots—all of 'em—is the appropriate, proper, and very legal way to determine who won.”
Schooled him. But since he’s about the dumbest man on the planet, he still doesn’t get it.
|Billy Porter, Pose star, Broadway performer, fashion icon, on America:|
“So, let me be clear right up front: America is not now, nor have we ever been, better than this. We have tried and, for suspended moments in time, we have succeeded. But make no mistake: This moment we are in is pure and purposeful chaos. We are a country founded on the plunder and genocide of a people who were already occupying this land, and a country built on the backs of a people stolen from their homeland, shackled on ships, and brought here to be enslaved. For 250 years! Think about that for just one moment. Take that number in for real. I finally have: a quarter-millennium.”
America can do better, but we haven’t yet, and, sadly, it’s because we keep electing white men into power. Try a little color, a different gender, another orientation; try electing people who have been disenfranchised throughout time and see if things change.
I bet they can.
|Jared Kushner, White House eunuch, proving the administration has racism running all the way through it:|
“The thing we’ve seen in the Black community, which is mostly Democrat, is that President ______’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about, but he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”
Yes, rich white criminal says black people are lazy and don’t want to be successful.
But then this is the _____ White House so racism is rampant.
|Mark Schultz, owner of Oblio's, a bar in Oshkosh, who saw his business closed because of the pandemic, and who is now sick with COVID-19, begging people to stay safe:|
"I don’t worry much about me, but I got a 10-year-old son and my fiancée — that’s all I care about. My family is all at home. They are all worried about me. I don’t want them to worry about me. I don’t want them to go through this. I hope I get to go home. I just want to punch [_____]. I always had to keep my politics to myself, but from where I'm sitting now? Those days are over. I shouldn't be here. I’m just frustrated with the president — the nonchalantness of this virus. They should be afraid. It's nothing to mess with. You’ve gotta wear masks. You've gotta social distance. You've gotta wash your hands. You've gotta sanitize. You have to follow the rules. They're very simple. You've got to follow their guidelines. People have to feel comfortable going out. I don’t blame anybody for not going out. I kind of recommend it — it’s being safe."
At Oblio's, Schultz has three simple rules: Don't talk about politics. Don't talk about religion. And don't talk about someone's wife. But now, as he fights to even breath, he has been pushed to break that first rule, saying _____ should have been more upfront with the public from the beginning about the dangers of the coronavirus, should have acted quicker, promoted wearing face masks.
|Steve Bannon, former political strategist for _____, on what might be in the soon-to-be ex-president’s future:|
“I’ll make this prediction right now: If for any reason the election is stolen from, or in some sort of way Joe Biden is declared the winner, _____ will announce he’s going to run for re-election in 2024. You’re not going to see the end of Donald _____.”
I kinda see this happening, which is why every single goddamned vote counts in every single election in every city and town in this country.
Otherwise, we’ll see the rise of _____ism again.