114 Responses to “Let’s Get To Work”


  1. June 11, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Thank you Nerdy Wonka.

  2. 2 Dudette
    June 11, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Good Morning! 😆
    [Brace yourself]

  3. 4 Nerdy Wonka
    June 11, 2020 at 9:43 am

    It’s INSANE.

  4. June 11, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Stacey Abrams,
    Founder of Fair Fight America, author of ‘Our Time is Now’, speaks with Chris Hayes.
    He asks about the difficulties she had voting in the Georgia election.
    ABRAMS:
    “So because of the pandemic, because we were encouraging people to vote by mail,
    because that was the safest way to vote, not only for the voter, but also for voters who didn’t have a choice, I attempted to vote by mail. I eventually got my ballot. I filled it out, and when I got ready to put it in the return envelope, it was steamed shut. I then attempted to steam it open because I’ve watched too many mystery shows. It did not work. And so yesterday, I went to stand in line with fellow Georgians to cast my ballot.”
    HAYES:
    “It’s been remarkable that Kemp has not said anything about this. And the line from the Secretary of State has been ‘this was on the various precincts, it was on the various counties – they all screwed this up’. From the State Voting Implementation Manager Gabriel Sterling: “We have reports of people not understanding set up or how to operate voting equipment. While these are unfortunate, they are not issues of the equipment but a function of counties engaging in poor planning, limited training and failures of leadership.”
    What do you think about that?”

    • June 11, 2020 at 9:45 am

      ABRAMS:
      “That he deliberately misunderstands or is indifferent to the needs of voters.
      The Secretary of State decided to purchase $107 million worth of new equipment. He was responsible for the implementation of these changes. In fact he used $400,000 that was allocated by the federal government to help with the implementation of elections, and he used it to do an advertisement about how ‘good he was’ because he got these machines.” The Constitution of Georgia puts the responsibility for the administration of elections on the Secretary of State. The counties are the local instruments, but the Secretary of State is responsible. And even the challenge of implementing new equipment isn’t new. In 2002, democrat Cathy Cox had the same responsibility. She provided staffing, training, mailed instructions to every single voter, had emergency standby, had a hundred extra Secretary of State staffers ready to help. None of those things were available, and instead what we saw were inoperable machines, miscommunication, failed training, and failed direction.
      All of which lays squarely at the feet of the Secretary of State.”
      HAYES:
      “There’s a question here about incompetence versus malice, obviously. And there’s a long history here, both in Georgia in recent memory, going back to a very, very long time back to Reconstruction. The Brennan Center has studied this issue, shows that long wait time disproportionately effect Black and Latino voters. Latino voters wait on average 46% longer than white voters. Black voters wait on average 45% longer than white voters. And Jamelle Bouie, NYT columnist, put it this way I thought succinctly: “An election where people are waiting for 7 or 8 hours to cast a ballot is not a free and fair election.” Do you agree with that?”

    • June 11, 2020 at 9:46 am

      ABRAMS:
      “Absolutely. We know that in the state of Georgia you do not have the right to pay when you are voting.
      They have to let you go and vote, but you do not have the right to be paid. Which means people sacrificing a day’s wage to try to cast a vote. And these are largely communities that are working class, working poor. They’re not making a lot to begin with and to simply cast a ballot, they have to sacrifice their – it’s a poll tax.
      “But we know even more, you raise the question of incompetence versus malice. In Georgia, it’s both! There is malfeasance that is permeating the entirety of our voting system, and it’s exacerbated by the incompetence of the leadership that refuses to number one do its job, and two, doesn’t seem to understand what the job is. That’s what we face in Georgia, but let’s be clear this didn’t just happen in Georgia. It also happened in South Carolina and Nevada to a lesser extent. And certainly without the clownish behavior of the Secretary of State. But across the country we’re seeing this combination of incompetence and malfeasance, putting voters of color at risk of not being heard in our democracy.”
      HAYES:
      “The Iowa State Senate Republicans today wanted to block the Iowa Secretary of State, a Republican, from mailing out absentee ballots to all the voters. Something that happened under the Republican Secretary of State in Ohio, and the Democrat Secretary of State of Michigan. It’s not a partisan issue. What do you make of this increasingly partisan attack on vote by mail? …the pandemic season hasn’t gone anywhere and we’re not in cold and flu season, and we’re not in the fall when people expect to be worse.”

    • June 11, 2020 at 9:47 am

      ABRAMS:
      “We know that it’s going to be worse. We know that people want to be heard.
      We are in the midst of a public health crisis, an economic collapse, a deep distrust of our justice system, and we have a voting system that Republicans are doing their level best to make as unusable as possible.
      Republicans have been fighting across this country to fight back against expansion, or at least access to voting rights. But we also know that Republican leaders know better. They use absentee ballots. They know that vote by mail works. They are not concerned about fraud with vote by mail. They’re concerned about participation. And the reason we see people pushing back is that in the state of Iowa there is a real, strong likelihood that democrats are going to out-perform republicans, and so this is the best way to constrain their participation. What we saw happen in Georgia was that more democrats voted in this election than had voted in previous primaries, including in 2016. And this record turnout looks different, looks like disaster for them. And so they’re going to do their level best to limit who can actually have a voice in our elections.”
      HAYES:
      “Well you raise that turnout yesterday was very high because Georgia has a very strange situation this year. It has two contested Senate seats, it had two contested Senate primaries yesterday along with a presidential primary which had been delayed. And there’s polling right now showing the president and Joe Biden essentially tied in Georgia, or around there that is within striking distance. Election Day in Georgia is going to be bonkers just at a turnout level. Two Senate seats and also the presidential – you gotta imagine that any competent administrator would have to be planning for an enormous turnout in November.”

    • June 11, 2020 at 9:48 am

      ABRAMS:
      
“Which is why it’s so dangerous that Brad Raffensperger is denying responsibility.
      The resources for scaling up our election, both in Georgia and around the country, will have to come from the Heroes Act. It will have to come from the federal government. But if the Secretary of State is not intending to use those resources to help the local officials actually meet the moment, then we know that our elections are going to collapse. And we have seen what voter suppression can do in Georgia. And I know that the turnout in this upcoming election is going to dwarf the record turnout that we had in 2018. 2108, we had the single largest turnout of democratic voters in Georgia history. That number is going to be much higher in 2020, because of recovery from the pandemic, recovery from the systemic injustices that we saw that took the life of Ahmaud Arbery, that took the life of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Those issues are going to be on the ballot, and people know that if we don’t solve this problem in this election, we do not have a future for many people in this country.”

  5. 16 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 9:44 am

    We’re here

  6. 17 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 9:51 am

  7. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    June 11, 2020 at 9:54 am

  8. June 11, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Colbert asks Stacey Abrams why she doesn’t demure on the topic of VP:
    “I don’t demure because I don’t know how.”
    fab.

  9. June 11, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Megan Rapinoe on Colbert:
    “People are starting to realize they have a lot more power than they’ve been told….
    you don’t have to quit your job…but everyone has the ability to do something.”

  10. 22 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Gee! Ya think!

  11. June 11, 2020 at 10:13 am

  12. 24 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 10:25 am

  13. 25 Nerdy Wonka
    June 11, 2020 at 10:26 am

    COPS ARE TRASH.

    The more you know

  14. June 11, 2020 at 10:31 am

    “WaPo reports that since the beginning of June, more than a dozen states plus Puerto Rico reported their highest 7-day average of new cases, ever. And so today president trump…announced that he is going to go ahead and hold giant rallies in those states. Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, who have just had their worst week for coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.” (Ali Velshi)
    Plus the RNC is reportedly leaning towards Jackson Florida (probably no social distancing or masks) for their convention. Doom has already said he doesn’t want anyone in masks, just crowds cheering for him.
    If it happens they will infect others afterwards.

  15. June 11, 2020 at 10:36 am

  16. 29 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Thread. This is why it is called systemic

  17. 30 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 10:48 am

    JHC

  18. June 11, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Yes the tiny group of white guys have lots of time to wage war against people who are not them.
    PEA BRAIN Attorney General William Barr:
    “Transgender Girls Are Male”
    “The U.S. Department of Justice is taking sides in a landmark federal lawsuit, and the man with his thumb on the scale in favor of the lawyers for a Christian rights organization is none other than Attorney General William Barr. The DOJ filed a legal document Tuesday in Hartford, Conn., where the anti-LGBTQ Alliance Defending Freedom is representing three high school girls in their suit to stop transgender girls from competing in school sports.
    The Trump Administration has now joined the ADF in resorting to transphobic terms to misidentify trans girls in court documents such as “biological males” and “boys.”” (Fiorbes)
    –Um. Trans-men are men. Trans-women are women.
    –Barr pushing Opus Dei along with his authoritarian-forward agenda is endangering all of our lives.

  19. June 11, 2020 at 10:58 am

  20. 34 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 11:41 am

    ABSOLUTELY!!! I hope that this comes to pass. All this work towards justice and equality for all will all be for naught, otherwise. IMO

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/11/liberal-groups-expand-supreme-court-plan-313037

  21. 35 Dudette
    June 11, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Vrooom! 😍😍😍

  22. 36 Dudette
    June 11, 2020 at 11:46 am

  23. June 11, 2020 at 11:47 am

  24. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    June 11, 2020 at 11:50 am

  25. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    June 11, 2020 at 11:53 am

    • June 11, 2020 at 11:55 am

      I’m pretty sure this guy has trouble sleeping at night. KUDOS to him for righting the wrong, in perpetuity.

      • 42 jacquelineoboomer
        June 11, 2020 at 10:42 pm

        Yes, he says his participation via the book will haunt him forever. He’s trying to make up for some of that!

  26. June 11, 2020 at 11:59 am

    If You Are Not Us….the trump party projects the ugliness in their minds on the world.
    While collapsing the government, trump believes he is the chosen one = Autocratic rule.
    Subjugating people of color, making government officials his servants. He may be glimpsing otherwise now, but wants to believe he is all-knowing so everyone will say “you’re the greatest”. No love or care for anyone, probably learned white nationalism at his father’s knee. If you’re not a rich white male supporter, you are disposable and less than human. Keeping black and brown people out of the environs is a form of eugenics.
    We need a revolution of policy and government and how we talk about them.
    New laws.

  27. 44 Dudette
    June 11, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Buh bye Chris

  28. 48 Dudette
    June 11, 2020 at 12:06 pm

  29. 49 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    SOON: Biden holds roundtable in Philadelphia on economic reopening – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-10

  30. 52 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 12:20 pm

  31. 53 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Our money.

  32. 55 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 1:54 pm

  33. 56 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 1:58 pm

  34. 57 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    🤣🤣🤣

  35. 58 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 2:07 pm

  36. 61 Dudette
    June 11, 2020 at 2:07 pm

  37. 62 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Why IS this??? Gnat brain not done killing people yet?

  38. 63 nena20409
    June 11, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    TODville Community, Good Afternoon, All.
    🙏💪💙💜❤💪🙏😍👒💁‍♀️🎩💁‍♀️

  39. 64 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 2:15 pm

  40. 65 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 2:15 pm

  41. 66 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    • 67 marleysperson
      June 11, 2020 at 2:28 pm

      They could also name these bases after attributes that we would like to SEE in our military. Readiness. Perseverance. Integrity. Bravery. Compassion. Rather than men

  42. 68 nena20409
    June 11, 2020 at 3:06 pm

  43. 69 nena20409
    June 11, 2020 at 3:07 pm

  44. 70 Dudette
    June 11, 2020 at 3:12 pm

  45. 71 nena20409
    June 11, 2020 at 3:33 pm

  46. 72 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    They just all need to be voted out. Problem solved.

  47. 73 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 3:39 pm

  48. 74 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 3:41 pm

  49. 75 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 3:52 pm

  50. 76 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 3:54 pm

  51. June 11, 2020 at 3:56 pm

  52. 78 Nerdy Wonka
    June 11, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    This country is fucked up.

  53. June 11, 2020 at 3:57 pm

  54. June 11, 2020 at 4:02 pm

  55. June 11, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    So freakin’ sick of the press trying to humanize this monster. UGH!!!

  56. 82 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Who didn’t see this sad outcome. They need to lose their jobs.

  57. 84 nena20409
    June 11, 2020 at 4:37 pm

  58. 85 nena20409
    June 11, 2020 at 4:44 pm

  59. 87 nena20409
    June 11, 2020 at 5:18 pm

  60. 90 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 5:35 pm

  61. 93 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 6:02 pm

  62. 94 nena20409
    June 11, 2020 at 6:09 pm

  63. 95 nena20409
    June 11, 2020 at 6:21 pm

  64. 98 nena20409
    June 11, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    • 99 todjey
      June 11, 2020 at 7:06 pm

      It would be very fitting if they can start singing ‘You going to lose your job’. That should be the anthem for all GOP.

  65. 100 nena20409
    June 11, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    • 101 nena20409
      June 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm

  66. 102 nena20409
    June 11, 2020 at 7:26 pm

  67. 103 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    How many fools??

  68. 104 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 7:51 pm

  69. 106 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 8:09 pm

  70. 107 Dudette
    June 11, 2020 at 8:31 pm

  71. 108 Dudette
    June 11, 2020 at 8:37 pm

  72. 109 Dudette
    June 11, 2020 at 8:37 pm

  73. 110 Dudette
    June 11, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Wow Scotland!

  74. 111 jer44
    June 11, 2020 at 8:45 pm

  75. June 12, 2020 at 6:34 am


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