When can we stop pretending that…

  1. There are people who are genuinely conservative having nothing to do with racism and greed.
  2. Churches preach love and morality and all our problems stem from too religion in our public lives.
  3. There isn’t enough evidence to impeach Donald Trump on at least 3 or 4 grounds having to do with Russia, Ukraine, bribery, money laundering and fraud.
  4. People choose and love their health insurance plans.
  5. Climate change is up for debate.
  6. We get all the news on those 24/7 cable news networks.
  7. Vlad Putin isn’t controlling US international and domestic policy.
  8. Melania wants everyone to #bebest.
  9. The corporate controlled media isn’t a safe haven for racism, fascism, and nazism.
  10. The NRA represents average American gun owners and isn’t part of Russia’s effort to control the US government.
  11. The USA didn’t create the immigration crisis first by propping up capitalist dictators in Central America for decades and then by doing nothing to curb or deal with the consequences of climate change.
  12. It’s okay to stay home and wait for politicians of any party to do the right thing.
  13. Republicans aren’t paid by Russia.
  14. Democrats aren’t paid by multi-national corporations.
  15. Campaign finance reform worked.
  16. Disclosure and registration are the best we can do to control campaign finance and lobbying.
  17. The USA isn’t way past constitutional crisis and neck deep in a foreign connected fascist overthrow.
  18. There are any free markets.
  19. Hillary Clinton is either the perfect victim or the perfectly corrupt politician.
  20. There was a war on drugs rather than a war on poor people and people of color.
  21. Ronald Reagan and the Bushes were great guys.
  22. It helps the economy to privatize industry while making their costs of doing business public.
  23. CEOs make a lot of money because they’re exceptional people.
  24. Millennials are the cause of economic, education and housing problems.
  25. Our votes matter.

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Lawyer, Teacher, Mediator. Worked on many political campaigns and learned nothing will help until we enforce our laws, particularly laws against corruption.

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