The Politex Report #1253

Trump Speech: Old Whine, Broken Bottle: Education, Civil Rights, School Segregation, Economy, Taxes, Judges/Gorsuch, Obamacare/Women's Health, Crime/immigration.

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Pierce: He has proposed grand solutions to imaginary problems.

Chuck Todd: He's hitting the same issues and themes he talks about at rallies but this is the first time he's used a different tone to sell his agenda

SB: The only difference between Candidate Trump speeches and President Trump speeches is the lack of 'Phantom' songs played before the latter.

The Three Donald Trumps Speak: Rants, Ignorance, and Lies. Collins, NYT https://t.co/QgoySAM7XZ

"Donald Trump is saying he’s already done a lot things as president but the truth is he’s done basically dog shit" Mojo https://t.co/HHCSHxbk3o

Funny: GOP congress members respond. https://t.co/K38HmtLLaN

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Jordan: GOP stands and claps for boosting education spending--in last 8 years, record cutting of education by these same frauds

While Trump talks about school choice, remember that his Education Secretary spent the day doing this. https://t.co/2jywDi4aNi

One of the most disturbing things about the Trump administration is its antipathy to public schools https://t.co/DoTdbFfwJq

Trump's education secretary has spent a lifetime working to end public education as we know it https://t.co/e5iTynPYoe

For-Profit Schools, an Obama Target, See New Day Under Ed Sec DeVos, Whose Personal Ed Investments Are Over $1 Million. NYT https://t.co/SM78zG9miH

Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as Voucher Queen DeVos, Enemy of Public Education, Begins War. NYT https://t.co/wKWTwoLz0E

Pierce: Education is not the civil rights issue of our time. Civil rights are the civil rights issue of our time. Again.

DeVos and vouchers are not the solutions to "the civil rights issue of our time." https://t.co/6Oor3w3ZFE

School Choice is a failure. Instead fairly fund our public schools so they can help ALL children. https://t.co/jLClCj6FVG

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Forget Kellyanne Conway’s feet on the couch: Trump’s Oval Office photo op part of a black college visit gone wrong. https://t.co/eibqjQCGPR

Trump’s administration isn’t very diverse. Photo ops make it glaringly obvious. -WP https://t.co/3yxq4n6Jfb

Trump implied Frederick Douglass was alive. The abolitionist’s family offered a ‘history lesson.’ -WP https://t.co/sdBNd5IN9s

Trump Says He Heard Frederick Douglass Was Alive from Betsy DeVos. Borowitz https://t.co/NEa95eyeyE

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Trump’s racist hypocrisy: Sessions scandal exposes double standard behind dog-whistle calls for law and order. https://t.co/UzRTbuyeec

CC: Trump using Black people as props for his agenda of police occupation in Black communities is unacceptable.

Sessions signals Justice Department will ‘pull back’ on civil rights suits against police departments https://t.co/0JY33ERziU

Sessions Plans to Stop Investigating Urban Police Departments. https://t.co/7aO6vbomwf

Sessions Promises to Protect Civil Rights By Killing It; Retreating From Key Voting Rights Case. https://t.co/kQdoSjMYdk

Jeff Sessions drops DOJ lawsuit against discriminatory Texas voter ID case, reverses 6 years … https://t.co/OQbHtnhZ9e

Prison Stocks Soar Under Trump As Jeff Sessions Okays Private Jails. Forbes https://t.co/IdeDowbxAX

NYT ED: President Trump Breaks a Promise on Transgender Rights: Sessions is against LGBT, Immigrant, Voter rights. https://t.co/1t5pWutdGY

AG Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Understand How Crime Works. Salon https://t.co/w3MEQVdOUN

Jeff Sessions Foreshadowed New Immigration Crackdown in a Memo Before Becoming Attorney General. DN https://t.co/O6sZcbfUnv

Jeff Sessions Ain’t Know Why Y’all Think Texas Was Tryin’ To Discriminate When Racism Is Over And All. Wonkett https://t.co/ucfbSjfbyu

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A Betsy DeVos press release celebrated Jim Crow education system as pioneer of "school choice": https://t.co/CmmKoKDNWH

Betsy DeVos Lauds Segregation For Helping Blacks Set Up Excellent Colleges All For Themselves - https://t.co/of9KDtd1yB

‘Welcome to the Trump plantation’: Historically black college vandalized after Betsy DeVos gaffe https://t.co/iaWPxQMfm1

Betsy DeVos sparks ire by linking historically black colleges with 'school choice' https://t.co/7XYHvt7gmR

Trump's call for "school choice" to be overseen by Betsy "HCBU" DeVos? This is risible.

Greg Mitchell: Waiting for Betsy DeVos--or Sessions--to claim that "Negro only" drinking fountains in the south just provided "more choices."

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Reminder: Trump inherited a pretty healthy economy. Thanks, Obama: https://t.co/1CNJXMbx4t

Fact check: Trump’s tax plan is not designed to primarily help the middle class. https://t.co/menN5Rr4Di

NARAL: Trump: We’ll replace ACA w something “great” Translation: Fewer women, men& families covered at higher cost

Trump suggested corporations are crushed by high taxes. WRONG! Not true: https://t.co/SyafkJClnA

Wonkette: Trump is advocating adoption of mid-19th-century economic policies. What an innovator!

YJC: Trump wants no regulations so that he and his billionaire friends can get rich- He'll rip off American ppl & poison our planet

Trump says “massive tax relief for middle class.” Under campaign plan, 51% of single parents see tax hike https://t.co/a0UHNAevXo

Rep. Lee: Trump’s smoke & mirrors on poverty: redirecting funds from anti-poverty programs to rich defense contractors.

Behind Trump's economic fear-mongering are the facts: the unemployment rate has halved since 2009 https://t.co/s6n0GLDTqB

Don't be fooled. Trump's jobs plan would bankrupt the manufacturing industry. https://t.co/asRBdj5ItK

Trump said 94 million Americans are out of work. DKThomp explains here why that # is a total mischaracterization https://t.co/tlUhZZwzPk

Rep. Lee: Some of the biggest beneficiaries of TaxReform would be the billionaires in the Trump Cabinet. We won’t stand for this corporate cronyism.

IGC: Trump's tax plan isn't designed to help middle class. 6.6% of plan goes to middle class, 47.3% goes to top 1%, 25% goes to top 0.1%.

RW: The Trump tax plan is historic only in the scale of its giveaway to the wealthy and the corporations https://t.co/ZeOqsNfBPy

Trump's tax reform plan won't really reform anything https://t.co/sFktnSvlM4

Most big corps pay tax at half the formal rate and many pay ZERO. https://t.co/s8brm7erDL

Ivanka Trump is trying to sell Congress on her regressive child-care tax deduction: https://t.co/AZA9PNRsp1

Another Trump Lie: Do environmental regulations reduce employment? Not really. - Vox https://t.co/K7wIwdqIEj

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Trump's SCOTUS pick, Neil Gorsuch, is pay-off to the religious right https://t.co/d6VrIz4j22

Onion: Pence Passing Time During Trump’s Speech By Mentally Baptizing Senators https://t.co/nX4YdA4rGh

Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court pick, explained his worldview in this 2016 speech: https://t.co/suW5ofRU6t

PFAW: Given Donald Trump’s first month in office, independent and impartial federal judges are needed now more than ever. StopGorsuch.

PFAW: Four years of Trump is bad enough. Confirming Gorsuch to SCOTUS would mean Trump’s agenda for life. https://t.co/B20JoP5svO

IG: Gorsuch would continue SCOTUS's trend of ruling in favor of corporations and against American workers & consumers.

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More than 23 million people could lose coverage if Obamacare is repealed. The superrich will get a $197,000 tax cut https://t.co/rUzfaAgAR0

Kristof: Obamacare had genuine problems. But it was in no death spiral. If it collapses on Trump’s watch, it’s not of natural causes. It’s murder.

Leonhardt: Why can't the GOP come up with a replacement? Obamacare is more conservative than Clinton's plan, Nixon's or LBJ's. https://t.co/0hV39PobPM

Republican leaders are now paying the price for their dishonest approach to fighting Obamacare https://t.co/ZY8eH8U8nT

Trump says Obamacare "is collapsing." Here's what he's getting wrong: https://t.co/VnpBSk5net

Steve Rattner: Trump cherry picks AZ and other states where premiums have gone up too much. Here's the reality. https://t.co/iveqgaZs9g

NARAL: Thanks to ACA, Being a women is no longer considered a "pre-existing condition." Trump wants to end that.

If Trump is truly invested in improving women's health, he must repeal the global gag rule https://t.co/dclkVwbusO

MO: When POTUS reinstated the Mexican City rule, hurting women's access to healthcare around world: https://t.co/7PXrfW4vKO

Kristof: Trump talks of investing “in women’s health”!!! His global gag rule slashes funds to NGO’s that save women's lives https://t.co/fLuFq0mhTP

Fact check: Allowing insurers to sell across state lines does NOT increase competition. https://t.co/Cw32B4PoHY

CC: Selling insurance across state lines would only lets insurance companies to offer bare minimum instead of real care.

Trump says we should "invest in women's health," but has pledged to only nominate anti-choice SCOTUS justices. https://t.co/eYrdY9ybpp

Is increasing average health care costs by $4k a year what Trump meant when he said he’d fight for working families? https://t.co/HxBeSZ28pV

The ACA is much, much more popular than Donald Trump. https://t.co/jkBzldt4p8

PC: Only solution to lower health care expense is end private insurance. Trump wants to double down on problem . SinglePayer

BK: President Trump is going to find out the hard way that you can't tell someone who just lost their health insurance that it's "fake news."

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To argue for stricter vetting of immigrants, Trump invokes attacks carried out by U.S. citizens https://t.co/zHdlCHzCMv

NARAL: Trump: "Let's support victims of crime"—meanwhile, he's cutting $ for violence against women programs https://t.co/fciuM0Fz86

Fact check: Trump's claim on violent crime https://t.co/JkOu8NVq9k

Kristof: And since 1975, jihadis from 7 banned countries have killed 0 Americans in US--while guns killed 1.34 million https://t.co/KGl5s9Eqvd

Trump’s own businesses, which rely on immigrant labor, won’t be affected by his visa restrictions https://t.co/YyK0XGYF5q

TP: The US already has a merit based immigration system - more so than most Western countries who admit far more refugees than the US

Trump’s mass deportation policy would reduce GDP by $434 BILLION a year: https://t.co/voAhnA7Hps #JointAddress

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