Shut the gAyTM down; only give directly to candidates and organizations you believe are truly working in your best interest. Not a penny to the DNC; it’s the only leverage you have as an average citizen. The big donors in our community have to take a stand on this kind of nonsense, otherwise, they are enabling this kind of treatment of our community. It’s party-building at our expense each and every time, as we watch windows of opportunity close. The thought of a halt to the cash flow will stop this BS pronto, if only to make them listen for a goddamn minute before stepping on the gas to run over us again.
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer lied to the American people this past weekend on national TV during his first press conference for the Trump White House.
Trump is apparently incensed that turnout at his inaugural was a bust. Far more people attended Obama's, which made Trump furious. He ordered Spicer to berate the press, and lie about the turnout, when everyone knows Trump simply couldn't get the numbers up. (See below: Obama 2009 left, Trump 2017 right -- there's no comparison.) And Spicer did lie. A lot.
As Sean Spicer himself noted just a few weeks ago: There is one rule the press secretary always must follow, never lie.