You’ve probably already heard of Arizona State Rep Kyrsten Sinema. She’s kinda a huge fucking deal. But I wanna make sure you understand all the things that make her a bad ass. Each individual thing is pretty damn amazing on its own, and she deserves some serious fucking kudos for all of them.
Sinema fucking gets it. She’s not some privileged old straight Christian guy with ancient money who didn’t have to earn shit. She’s been through divorce and extreme poverty. She spent part of her childhood living in an abandoned gas station with no power or running water. Despite all that she graduated high school… at 16. At 16 fucking years old. Oh and NBD but she was valedictorian too. AND she earned 60 college credits before graduating. Know how long it took her to earn her BA? Two years. The shit this woman had done by the time she was 18 puts most people in their 30s to shame.
After getting her Masters, Sinema became a social worker to help struggling families wade through the bullshit she had to endure as a kid. What she learned fucking floored her. She thought her story was rare, that she was one of an unlucky few who had to grow up without their basic needs being met. When she realized how many people were forced to live like she did, she vowed to make some real-ass fucking changes.
Let me just list some of the shit she’s accomplished: secured better funding for veteran programs, improved children’s health care programs, worked on job creation measures, sponsored the DREAM Act, campaigned against Arizona Prop 102, fought for better public school funding, refused a Congressional pay raise and championed proper care for the elderly. She’s earned a metric ass ton of awards too, from organizations such a Planned Parenthood, The Sierra Club and Time Magazine.
Wait, I ain’t even fucking done yet. We still have to go over all the barriers this woman smashed to fucking pieces. She’s the first openly bisexual person to be elected to Congress, in a time when most of America still thinks it’s a made up sexual orientation. She’s also an atheist, and she was sworn in with a copy of the Constitution instead of the Bible. Geez, you’d think our country was founded on fucking democracy or something. Insanity!
Reblogging again because it’s necessary.
As if we needed more reasons to adore Kyrsten Sinema.
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!
WE STAND WITH YOU, WENDY!!!
Dear Congress: if you can’t cope with the realities of democracy, then get out of the way.
Elizabeth Warren tells it like it is (and continues to be awesome).
Sometimes, people try to challenge Elizabeth Warren when they don’t know facts.
Then, they get spanked in epic fashion and humiliated on national television.
What’s The Dumbest Thing You Could Say To A Congresswoman Who Lost Her Legs In Battle? Um, THIS.
An IRS contractor hurt his foot playing football in military prep school. He never served in the actual military. Then one day, decades later, he used it to get preferred treatment in military contracts. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost both her legs and still could lose her arm from combat injuries, felt that this might just be a touch inappropriate. It gets amazing around 4:30.
Tammy Duckworth came to Washington to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and ladies and gents, she JUST RAN OUT OF BUBBLEGUM.
Watch this. Please. This is a MAGNIFICENT takedown right here.
The Texas State senator filibustered a controversial, sweeping abortion bill which lawmakers failed to pass. “The LeBron James of filibustering” had a really good night.
This may be the best summation of what actually happened with Wendy Davis ever
four for you internet. You go internet.
Wendy Davis is not (yet) a member of the United States Congress.
Excuse me while I give zero fucks.
This woman is going places and fylot113th is going to FUCKING CELEBRATE. I AM ONLY SORRY I COULDN’T LIVEBLOG, HOLY HELL. Special shout-out to Leticia van de Putte, Davis’ cohort in awesome.
BITCHES GET IT DONE.
It’s never too early, apparently.
Saying that “it’s important we start early,” Sen. Claire McCaskill on Tuesday endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in one of the first major moves of the 2016 cycle.
“Now, as I look at 2016 and think about who is best to lead this country forward, I’m proud to announce that I am Ready for Hillary,” read a statement from the Missouri Democrat, which was posted at ReadyforHillary.com.
McCaskill backed President Barack Obama over Clinton in the 2008 cycle, something she acknowledged in the statement.
Claire McCaskill, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite Senators and politicians in general because that woman does not fuck around, announced today that she too was #ReadyForHillary.
This blog is.