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Even MOMA is mocking Kim Kardashian West for flaunting private island vacation photos amid pandemic

Kim Kardashian West is a famous person. She is also a wealthy person and her extended family has been at the forefront of the "reality stars" entertainment economy for some time. She is married to Kayne West. Together they are very very wealthy. And like all wealthy people, they live in very rarified air. And like most one-percenters, they are narcissistic in both their pursuit of wealth and their achievement of wealth. It's also Kim Kardashian West's 40th birthday!

On Tuesday, Kim Kardashian West put up a post of glamour shots showing a big crew of friends and family living it up in some tropical area. She wrote, "After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time." I mean, after "2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine," I'm surprised that people were "surprised" by Mrs. Kardashian West's luxurious trip. Of course, the tone-deaf, privileged, and ill-timed boasting Kardashian West was very quickly memed into the history books. This was because a) hundreds of thousands of people are dying and our Republican-led government isn't doing anything about it, b) hundreds of thousands of people are dying and our Republican-led government isn't doing anything about it, and c) hundreds of thousands of people are dying and our Republican-led government isn't doing anything about it.


Warms the heart doesn't it?


Good point.


You know it. Let's lighten the load.


Fugetaboutit.


Almost too close to the bone here.


And darker.


And darker.


MOMA stepped up.


Here's a reminder.


And let's lighten it up again.





The fact that she has the money to not worry about a lack of stimulus while families are just gutted by this very preventible pandemic means she is a part of the problem. There are very few people in her position. Very few. Maybe a couple of thousand people in a world filled with billions of people. Her lack of understanding isn't unique to her, but don't feel sorry for her for getting criticized for it. She doesn't care about you. While the extremely wealthy among us might do cool things from time to time, like championing an end to mass incarceration, in the end, they aren't on your side. They are only and forever on their own side.

Fox News' Tucker Carlson inspires mockery as he claims 'damning' Biden documents have 'vanished'

Tucker Carlson has been attempting to do the dirty anti-journalistic, pro-fascist work, of carrying the hoax water of Hunter Biden-gate for Trump. He's teased out an interview with Tony Bobulinski, Hunter Biden's "ex-business partner." Surprisingly, even though his Bobulinski interview was going to be explosive and a must-see for American citizens, Tucker decided to tease out the interview, so far, over a few days. I guess American national security needs to compete with Tucker's pointless ratings. I mean, the MyPillow guy is buying ads no matter what, right buddy?

Now, on Wednesday, a shocking, deep-state revelation! The special secret documents that Tucker had, showing Hunter Biden's wheeling and dealing with international companies has "vanished." VANISHED!!!! Tucker went on his show to say that this package, sent to California, where he was interviewing Bobulinski, was opened and its contents had disappeared. But the mystery deepens from there.

According to Tucker, this "major carrier" did its due diligence and tracked the package at every point. In fact, according to Tucky, this unnamed postal service even interviewed everyone who "touched the envelope we sent," and they "combed the entire cavernous sorting facility. They went "above and beyond" int heir search for these super secret documents. But, once again, according to Tuckeyfered they "vanished." In fact, "this trove of materials," disappearance has left executives at this secret postal service seemed to Fox News' to be "baffled and deeply bothered by this."

I mean, they should be. It sounds like ghosts. Or gremlins. Or maybe President Obama, in Florida, used special telepathic powers only granted to secret-Muslim communists who were born in Kenya, to make these documents vanish into another dimension? I mean, hey, Occams razor, right?

Tucker Carlson Tells Viewers a Package Sent from NY - LA Was Tampered with and Contents Went Missing www.youtube.com

Mississippi Republican Senator gives a baffling answer when pressed on anti-racist protests

Incumbent Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is running with a strong lead over Democratic challenger Mike Espy in Mississippi's U.S. Senate race. Despite the wave of support Espy has received in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing, as of Oct. 28, Hyde-Smith is still projected to retain her seat. Her jokes about hanging coupled with a long cultural history of segregation-family values and fetishizing the Confederacy have not made the dent one might hope.

Not unlike the rest of the Republican field, Sen. Hyde-Smith has been ducking away from having to face off with her challenger in a debate. She has done this because, by her own admission, she's winning and can only lose if she is challenged on her ideas, her policies, and her record. However, she has made appearances local news broadcasts to take questions, without challenge, from local news reporters. WAPT's Mississippi Matters had the senator on Tuesday evening, and host Erin Pickens asked her a few questions. One of the questions was about police and community relations.

Pickens gave the example of a peaceful protest held by activists in June, in downtown Jackson, Mississippi. Hyde-Smith's response was a concoction of bizarre and frightening and racist.

Pickens' question finishes by asking, "As an elected leader, what are your thoughts about two sides coming together and working together to enact change?" Hyde-Smith begins by saying, "That is exactly what we are about. That's exactly what we need to be doing."

Fantastic! So then we can probably have a constructive conversation abou—

SEN. CINDY HYDE-SMITH: And we worked very hard to make sure that now and in the future, we can come together, because everybody wants a safe Mississippi.

Okaaaaaaaay.

SEN. HYDE-SMITH: Everybody wants to see their First Amendment rights protected and, you know, we have to continue on that path. To work together. To strengthen the military, that also improves the security.

Wait, what?

SEN. HYDE-SMITH: And that is one of my top priorities is to make sure that we support the veterans. That we strengthen that military. That we get to the position that we truly have peace through strength.

Whoa.

SEN. HYDE-SMITH: Because if you don't have a solid military you are so vulnerable to the rest of the world. And that is incredibly important to me.

As my colleague Jennifer Hayden wrote, Pickens' face says it all.

If you are a tad more masochistic you can watch the whole interview here.

Mississippi Matters: Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith www.youtube.com

Obama slammed Trump so badly at a rally that the president immediately live rage-tweeted

Former President Barack Obama was in Florida on Tuesday campaigning for the Biden-Harris ticket. It's Obama, a man who is already a great orator, and after three and a half years of Donald Trump, it's like listening to Moses. Fox News as well as other news outlets covered the speech. This meant that there was a good chance that Donald Trump may or may not know about it happening. There was a good chance Trump saw some of it.

Let's see what Trump is thinking about right now: "Now Fox News is playing Obama's no crowd, fake speech for Biden, a man he could barely endorse because he couldn't believe he won. Also, I PREPAID many Millions of Dollars in Taxes." I guess we know what he's doing to lead our country into 2021.

At one point, Obama went in on Trump directly, pointing out Trump's insistence that Lesley Stahl was really tough on him and 60 Minutes was just too tough for him to deal with are sort of sad. I mean, that's some high-level snowflake stuff. "Our current president whines that 60 minutes is too tough. Do you think he will stand up to dictators? He thinks Lesley Stahl is a bully."

Then Obama went in on Trump's biggest supporters: foreign dictators.

BARACK OBAMA: Just yesterday he said that Putin of Russia, Xi of China, and Kim Jong-Un want him to win. We know! We know because you have been giving them whatever they want for the last four years. Of course they want you to win. That's not a good thing. You shouldn't brag about the fact that some of our greatest adversaries think they'd be better off with you in office. Of course they do. What does that say about you? I mean, think about that. Why are you bragging about that? Come on!

Obama went on to point out that a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration would, at the very least, be so much less exhausting since they would just be doing the job and not tweeting ridiculous things all the time. Specifically, Obama highlighted how desensitized we have all gotten as Trump has retweeted conspiracy theories that include the idea that Seal Team Six didn't in fact kill Osama Bin Laden.

Donald Trump had been tweeting all morning, and as we wrote above, was literally hate-tweeting Obama and Fox News at the same moment that Obama was criticizing him for tweeting instead of doing something productive in his role as head of the executive branch of our government.


President Obama slams Trump at Florida rally youtu.be


Obama takes Trump's lack of leadership to task and his penchant for bizarre conspiracy theories youtu.be


Barack Obama campaigns for Joe Biden in Florida – watch live youtu.be

Watch: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez teaches CNN how a representative democracy is supposed to work

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was on CNN Sunday morning with Jake Tapper on his State of the Union show. In part because Democratic reps going on Sunday shows, like Republican reps going on Sunday shows, is about this coming election, and in part because newscasters are not particularly deep or creative when it comes to talking about politics, Tapper decided to spend a lot of time trying to get Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to attack Joe Biden for their differences of political opinions. Newsflash: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, progressive hero, co-author of the ambitious Green New Deal environmental package, and Vice President Joe Biden aren't exactly on the same page as to how to handle climate change.

More to the point, Tapper asked Ocasio-Cortez whether or not she was bothered by the fact that Joe Biden has not said he would outright ban fracking. The move to ban fracking in states across the country has been a seesaw battle of fossil fuel interests fighting against progressive environmentalism and science. Biden's refusal to provide whole-throated support for a ban on fracking is disappointing to many of us on the left, but it isn't surprising. Even more importantly, it is below the most essential first step the progressive movement—and the country for that matter—needs to take: getting rid of Donald Trump from the White House, and getting rid of the Republican majority in the Senate.

Let's send the corporate welfare class of elected officials packing. Donate what you can to help take back the Senate.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez isn't going to be pulled into a pointless argument about fracking with Jake Tapper. Her position is well-reported. So is Joe Biden's. AOC explains very clearly that this is how politics work in a representative democracy.

REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: It does not bother me. I believe, and I have a very strong position on fracking. You know, the science is very clear, the methane emissions from fracking are up to 64 times more powerful than CO2 emissions and trapping heat in the air, and from a perspective of stopping climate change there is a scientific consensus. However, that is my view. Vice President Biden has made very clear that he does not agree with the fracking ban and I consider that, you know—it will be a privilege to lobby him should we win the White House but we need to focus on winning the White House first. I am happy to make my case but I understand he is in disagreement with that issue.

Tapper now wonders whether this will depress the youth vote, a vote that AOC represents more closely than Joe Biden. This, of course, is literally the only reason Trump and his surrogates have been bringing up this difference of positions the last couple of weeks. The hope is that it will depress the more progressive vote, while spooking some more conservative-leaning folks in fossil-fuel heavy states like Pennsylvania and Texas. Ocasio-Cortez points out that the youth vote over the past couple of years has not simply become more sophisticated since 2016, it has brought in more progressive candidates and officials into local elections. The turn out in 2018 showed that, and Ocasio-Cortez believes that this election is very clearly a choice between Donald Trump, someone who is a non-starter of a human being, and Joe Biden.

Tapper then plays a clip of Biden telling reporters that he isn't "getting rid of fossil fuels for a long time," but that he's talking about getting rid of the subsidies the fake free-marketeers enjoy in the fossil fuel industry. While Tapper is hoping that this will illustrate how Biden isn't AOC and the youth vote may be turned off by this statement, Ocasio-Cortez sees it as an important step in the right direction.

REP. OCASIO-CORTEZ: When he says we are eliminating subsidies, I think that is, frankly, an important first step. A lot of folks who like to tout themselves as free market capitalists, while still trying to make sure they get as much government subsidy, and propping up of the fossil fuel industry as possible. If you do believe in markets, solar and renewable energies are growing less and less expensive by the day in many areas. They are starting to become less expensive than fossil fuels. When you eliminate government subsidies, it becomes more difficult for fossil fuels to compete in the market. I think while the Vice President wants to make sure that he is not doing it by government mandate or regulation. I do believe we are moving towards that future. I believe that there's a way and that we should push that process along but the vice president and my disagreements are, I believe, recorded and that is quite all right.

Get out and vote.


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains how democracy works to Jake Tapper youtu.be

GOP's Wisconsin Foxconn has exploded — with zero manufacturing jobs and a $400 million deficit

From the beginning, the Republican-promoted, Trump-boasting, former Gov. Scott Walker-lying Foxconn deal with Wisconsin sounded like a mega-scam. It was clear to anyone with a reading level above elementary school that the "incentives" used to bring the Taiwanese electronics giant into the Badger State were so much more lucrative than anything Foxconn could provide in economic stimulus. The math didn't add up. In fact, some estimates put the timeframe it would take Wisconsin to get out of the red on the deal at … 25 years.

Then, over the course of the next few weeks and months and years, it became clear that Foxconn wasn't going to do any of the things it said it might do, because frankly, it didn't have to do them to get that sweet Wisconsin taxpayer money. Invisible hand of the market and all that. This left lots of vacant space where Trump and then Gov.-Scott Walker took gold-shoveled photos at. Most of 2019 was spent with Wisconsin officials, having been left holding the bag of bunk that newly un-elected Scott Walker created, trying to renegotiate with Foxconn. Something that Foxconn officials, having experienced the pathetic dealmaking of the previous Republican administration, seem most interested in delaying. Possibly in the hope of finding another set of GOP marks with which to renegotiate.

Then on Oct. 12, The Verge reported that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) denied Foxconn's application for tax subsidies. The argument is that Foxconn hasn't even built anything that was originally agreed upon.

WEDC also noted that even if whatever Foxconn is currently doing had been eligible under the contract, it had failed to employ the minimum number of people needed to get subsidies. Foxconn needed to employ at least 520 people at the end of 2019 to receive subsidies and claimed to have hired 550, but WEDC estimated that only 281 would qualify under the terms of the contract.

What is most important to note here is that even in a deal that Foxconn was getting away with murder on, they still wanted to cut corners because the previous Republican administration was so bereft of sense that it put little regulations in place for the deal and seemed to be such cowardly pushovers to big money. Why negotiate with Democratic representatives and agents who actually want something resembling a fair deal when you can wait and hope that a new set of Republican con men hacks show up after Election Day?

The other issue that Foxconn faced was that just because Walker was willing to take constituents' money and line Foxconn CEO Terry Gou's pockets with it, that didn't mean the deal was commercially viable for Foxconn. It turns out it wasn't.

Since Democratic Gov. Tony Evers took office, Foxconn has flirted with renegotiating the contract since they seem to have zero interest in even coming close to the bogus promises of the original one made with Walker and friends. According to The Verge, a settlement agreement seemed to have been reached this past July between the WEDC and Foxconn, but that deal expired without another deal in place. The tax subsidies being withheld from Foxconn would have been the "first installment of the nearly $3 billion in refundable tax credits that made up the bulk of former Gov. Scott Walker's record-breaking subsidy package."

But don't you worry—Donald Trump is on the job.

Bad news: Donald Trump is a pathological liar. It turns out that not unlike the rest of the Foxconn deal, this was all for show. Sort of like the $100 million gift to the University of Wisconsin at Madison promised by Gou. Turns out the school received about $700,000 from Foxconn.

In an investigation conducted by The Verge, Foxconn attempted to boost hiring numbers right out of the gate, giving jobs out with no descriptions, just trying to hit the numbers that would allow them to make profits off of tax subsidies alone. These "jobs" would be and were very quickly dropped. Their business deal, so pathetically constructed by Walker and promoted by Trump and other Republicans, meant that it was better business for them to make some fake jobs up and not even really consider building out a business that might actually manufacture anything.

"Imagine being in a job where you don't really know if it's real or not. Or you know it's not real, but you don't know it's not real. It's a constant thing you're doing in your head day after day," said one employee, who returned to the rented building Trump had spoken at, where workers had been assembling TVs, only to find the line shut down and the lights dimmed a couple of weeks after the photo op was over. "I think all of us were on the verge of a major breakdown."

According to the investigation, while this deal is likely kaput, it has cost Wisconsin taxpayers at least $400 million in land and infrastructure. People were pushed out of their homes. Foxconn, who promised it would build a 20 million-square-foot LCD complex, has built an empty building 1/20th the size that it now says will be for "storage." Walker and friends promised 5,200 jobs by the end of 2020. There will be less than 281 by the end of this year.

The Foxconn story has been one of scam idea after scam idea. Business plans continuously changing in order to keep up the illusion that work was being done to create something that would warrant Foxconn's hiring of 580 workers for long enough to get some tax money. Like Donald Trump and the Republican Party, it was all an inflated lie that crashed before they could grab the last bit of money left on the table.

Watch: Maine Republican stuns debate moderators and opponent with blatantly racist commentary

Incumbent Democrat Chellie Pingree of Maine is facing Republican challenger Jay Allen, for her 1st District seat in a couple of weeks. On Tuesday night, the two faced off in a debate. Many issues were covered in the debate: public health, where Allen blamed nursing homes for not following the "rules" of public health, while also trying to say that mandating mask wearing was not a good public health policy. Rep. Pingree mentioned that wearing a mask was, at the very least, "a benevolent act for everyone else," and wondered aloud why anyone would refuse to wear one anyway. She also explained that the concept of "low risk," during these times is relative and therefore mask wearing is very important for everyone to participate in.

This was the tenor of the First Congressional District Debate. Oh, Jay Allen also wore a tie with an American flag pattern all over it, talked about creating a social security sliding scale that would get rid of some people's social security benefits, and was not able to give an actual replacement solution to getting rid of the Affordable Care Act. Super classy stuff. But this was all overshadowed when race and law enforcement's relationship to race came up.

Allen began by bringing up some tangled sentence about law enforcement personnel having Black friends and other white people have Black friends. Seriously. The point was that we already have laws that say you cannot discriminate against Black people and so there isn't systemic racism. "People in general are not racist." He then blamed issues in the Black community on homes "without fathers." An old, factually incorrect, and racist trope. Then moderators asked about "qualified immunity" laws that give law enforcement blank checks to brutalize citizens with impunity.

Rep. Pingree explained that there are inequities in our society that fall along racial lines and to deny that is a non-starter in trying to fix it. She spoke about the need for programs that helped disadvantaged groups of citizens and her support for a task force that would look into modifying "immunity laws" for police as they frequently become great obstacles in investigations of police malfeasance and accountability.

Allen wanted to jump in to give his two-racist cents and talk about how police are awesome and … that, I guess? He then explained that there are programs for disadvantaged groups already. He must be talking about the ones that Republican politicians in Maine have been attacking and cutting funding from for about a decade. He then went on to give what is arguably the most concise racist logic about law enforcement's use of violence against Black people you will ever read. When asked if what he was basically saying was that Black people are more likely to be shot by police because Allen thinks the Black family unit has eroded, Allen went full-blown bananas cuckoo clock.

JAY ALLEN: No. They [police] are less likely. Because they know that if they shoot a Black person then they will face an inquisition if they shoot that Black person. So they have to be pretty sure that that Black person needs to be shot.

[Gulp]

Everyone took a slight pause there, trying to compute the confusing racist man with the American flag tie. Later on Allen called into question the science behind climate change. Just more of the Grand Old Party's stale greatest hits.


2020 Maine First Congressional District Debate www.youtube.com

On-duty Miami cop wore a pro-Trump mask to a polling location — and it may cost him his job

Early voting kicked off in Florida on Monday, Oct. 9. On Tuesday morning, the chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, Steve Simeonidis, tweeted out a photo he reportedly took of Miami Police Officer Daniel Ubeda inside of an early polling location. The image showed that the fully uniformed and armed law enforcement officer was wearing a "Trump 2020: No More Bullshit" face mask. NBC Miami reports that the location of the image was the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in downtown Miami.

This is, of course, wrong for so many, many reasons. If he were wearing a Biden mask and carrying a gun, it would be problematic. But there is also a very specific set of Florida statutes that Mr. Ubeda is violating. Specifically, 102.101, which clearly states: "Sheriff and other officers not allowed in polling place. No sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer, or other officer of the law shall be allowed within the polling place without permission from the clerk or a majority of the inspectors, except to cast his or her ballot. Upon the failure of any of said officers to comply with this provision, the clerk or the inspectors or any one of them shall make an affidavit against such officer for his or her arrest."

Sheriff Ubeda should only be there in his full uniform if he is voting or has been asked by the clerk or elections inspectors to remove a person like … Sheriff Ubdea himself. The fact that he's wearing a Trump mask that includes profanity is just icing on the cake. :

The City of Miami Police released a statement to news outlets saying: "This behavior is unacceptable, a violation of departmental policy, and is being addressed immediately."


That's some weak sauce. It's a level of poor judgment so extreme that I'm not sure why he is even allowed to have the job he has in the first place. Deputy Police Chief Ron Papier told the Miami Herald that officer Ubeda is in "clear violation of our department policy regarding campaigning while on duty," Papier said. "Additionally, the mask has offensive language, which is also a violation of department policy."

When law enforcement is taught that they are above the law they act like they are above the law.

Trump’s top health official lies and says the US is doing as well as the rest of the world on COVID

The Trump administration is a disaster. It was a garbage fire when it began, but that ongoing fire, stoked by the entire Republican Party, has led to an increase in authoritarian use of law enforcement and ICE forces to dehumanize people all across our country. On top of all of that, the bad economic policies and general culture of avarice and self-serving incompetence promoted by Trump and the Republican Party have led us to the precipice of an economic depression, and a public health crisis the likes of which has not been seen in generations has pushed that depression into the territory of collapse.

With just over two weeks until Election Day, Trump's surrogates—the ones not sick with COVID-19 or hiding out to pretend they aren't still milking the poisonous Trump cow—have taken to the airwaves to pretend everything is going according to plan. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was on Meet the Press Sunday, to implore Americans in his most imploring-sounding voice, to wear masks and follow the basic general protections against spreading the COVID-19 virus that experts have been promoting since the beginning of this pandemic. Azar even scripted his statement as a plea to Chuck Todd's "viewers." This, obviously, surprised even Meet The Press host Chuck Todd, since Donald Trump and his administration have done the opposite now for, oh, about ... seven months.

Secretary Azar's message to Chuck Todd's viewers was specifically about large "indoor gatherings." This is relevant due to upcoming Halloween festivities and Thanksgiving celebrations. Todd remarked that Azar's statement was strange considering that just last week, Azar attended an indoor rally with President Trump—the same President Trump that still may very well be COVID-19 positive. Azar said that everyone at the indoor rally was socially distanced—sort of—and were all offered masks. Of course, this means nothing if you don't wear said mask. Todd pointed out that the message being sent doesn't seem consistent, as states like Wisconsin see surges in COVID-19 cases, while Donald Trump flies into those areas to promote big superspreader events.

It is here that Azar attempts to promote misinformation that does two things: It attempts at justifying the Trump administration's current anti-public health farewell tour, while also absolving the administration's criminally negligent handling of a pandemic that has claimed almost a quarter of a million American lives. Azar says that lots of countries in lockdown are having big surges. The implication here is that you're damned if you do and damned if you don't.

This isn't true. The fact of the matter is that the United States, for the first time in years, is actually No. 1 in the world in something: death rates due to COVID-19 and death rates in general during the pandemic. We are also a leader in the world in cases per 100,000 and deaths per 100,000. I guess Azar is talking about how places like Aruba and Bahrain have a worse case rate? Todd asks why it's been so "difficult for the president" to promote a public health message that would actually save thousands, if not tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of lives.

ALEX AZAR: I think it's a difficult message for all western democracies. We're seeing that in Europe. The American people have given so much. People of Europe have given so much, Chuck. They've been locked down, isolated. But they're tired. But the point is, we're so close. Hang in there with us. We're so close ...

Azar has been a Trump hack throughout this process and can be justifiably blamed for much of the misinformation and confusion among certain sections of the American public in regard to COVID-19. He has attacked Americans and frontline responders instead of the virus. If we lived in a just universe, Alex Azar would soon find himself doing some prison time along with the hundreds of Republican operatives and scam artists who have brought us to where we are now.

HHS Secretary Alex Azar says wear a mask but that it doesn't really matter www.youtube.com

VoteVets and the Lincoln Project collaborate on one of the most devastating Trump videos yet

While the Lincoln Project continues to line its organizers' pockets, the silver-lining of the PAC is that they have been very prodigious in their video output. More specifically, their videos are attacks on Donald Trump and his record and how awful he is. This relentless barrage of fact has allowed Vice President Joe Biden the opportunity to run a campaign that does not rely on what the traditional media would likely call "negative ads." I say that with a pinch of salt because Donald Trump's entire existence is negative, from start to finish, and the facts are the facts.

The newest video put out in collaboration with VoteVets.org tells the very simple story of retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and the bullying and threats he and his family received for bravely testifying about Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani's involvement in trying to coerce a foreign power to create the illusion of criminal impropriety in political rival Joe Biden's record. The video shows Rachel Vindman, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's wife, and their family talking about their experience on the righteous end of an authoritarian and corrupt president's anger.

Vindman's wife speaks for most the video, calmly explaining that she has already gotten a phone call no military spouse ever wants to get: the one when her husband Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was injured in action. Very quickly, they show footage of Lt. Col. Vindman bravely testifying, not sitting on a book advance like galactic-level piece of shit John Bolton.

You might remember this part of Vindman's testimony, where he addressed his own father, telling him "Do not worry, I will be fine for telling the truth."

Rachel then says that, "The first time I felt threatened was just after Alex's testimony." From here we cut to Trump and his press secretary's attacks and dismissive statements regarding the Lt. Col. Mrs. Vindman goes on, "The most powerful man in the world came after our family. But what happened to us can happen to anyone."

She goes on to say that her family received "thousands of letters of support. America is so much better than Donald Trump." It's simple and true and to the point. Finally, Lt. Col. Vindman himself speaks, saying "This is America.This is the country I've served and defended. Here, right matters."

Lincoln Project & VoteVets Ad | American Family www.youtube.com

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