Trump hasn’t responded to Nancy Pelosi not inviting him to make his State of the Union Address. You can’t tell me what to do! I’m going to give my MAGA speech anyway! This is MY country!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is using her instant fame very wisely. Yesterday she created the hashtag, #WheresMitch and took her social media followers with her as she tried to track Mitch McConnell down all over the capitol so she could demand that he let the Senate vote to open the government. He hid from her. So she walked straight on to the Senate floor, which is a very rare occurrence, (House members don’t generally go into the Senate chambers without an invitation and vice versa,) and asked around. Have you seen Mitch? Where’s Mitch? I have a letter for him.

Mitch McConnell’s constituents can’t find him either. Federal workers want to talk to him about being forced to work for the government without pay. Nobody answers his phone or emails.

Mitch McConnell was able to get one thing done yesterday besides running away. He filed cloture and called for a vote on an anti-abortion bill that definitely will not pass. It’s always worked in the past — ABORTION! ABORTION! Democrats are baby killers! Abortion? Anybody?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called Trump out in her speech on the House floor. “The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms……….It is not normal to hold 800,000 workers’ paychecks hostage. It is not normal to shut down the government when we don’t get what we want. It is not normal for public servants to run away and hide from the public that they serve, and it is certainly not normal to starve the people we serve for a proposal that is wildly unpopular among the American people.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is training other House members how to make the best use of Twitter today.

Trump’s arch nemesis is Nancy Pelosi. She has more power, she’s a woman, and she has wisdom and time in government. Mitch’s arch nemesis is newbie Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She has the power of the people behind her, she’s a Latina from the Bronx, and she possesses the idealism, guts and energy of youth. These guys are so fucked.

Republican hypocrite fun fact: Everybody got all excited there for a minute after Mitt Romney called Steve King out for being a racist but then he went ahead and voted to ease Russia sanctions. Once a flip flopping opportunist, always a flip flopping opportunist.

Until Democrats took back the House, Steve King was head of the Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee overseeing civil rights. Steve King being a racist has never been a problem for the Republicans until now.

Iowa newspaper The Messenger News, who endorsed Steve King in his re-election campaign, has called for his resignation.

Trump lifted sanctions against 3 Russian businesses involved with oligarch Oleg Deripaska, Putin’s ally and Paul Manafort’s former client. 42 Republican senators voted with Trump. Among them were Richard Burr, Lindsey Graham, and Rob Portman, all senators who once watched Russia like hawks.

Democrats needed 60 votes but only got 57 even after GOP defections. The sanctions will surely be lifted. #TreasonCaucus

ICE held Jilmar Ramos-Gomez illegally for 3 days so that he could be deported. He is a US citizen and a decorated Marine combat veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Right after Trump and Pence declared ISIS was defeated AGAIN, ISIS killed 4 more Americans.

Silver lining — really outstanding Democratic candidates are announcing their run for president in 2020. Voters will have a buffet of great dishes to choose from. Big thanks to all of them for being willing to step up and clean up the Trump/Russian/Republican mess.

Anne Coulter is telling Trump what to do. She has told him not to back down on the wall or he’s toast.

Cybersecurity under Trump has always been bad. He hasn’t even acknowledged that we were attacked by Russia. It’s even worse now with the Trump Shutdown. While he obsesses about the 4th century Great Wall of Trump, the real barrier to outside threats is 21st century cybersecurity. He doesn’t understand it, doesn’t care, and besides, Putin wouldn’t like it.

Trump is losing support, at long last, with the uneducated. White middle aged men with high school degrees are starting to re-think or think. He’s shooting people on 5th Avenue. Hey wait a minute, he’s going to shoot ME!

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