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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 10:52 PM

Marsha Blackburn Is Who We Thought She Was

Election Day is a little more than a week away, and polls show the U.S. Senate race between Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Democrat Phil Bredesen could be a close one. So, naturally, Blackburn is stirring up anti-immigrant bigotry apparently in hopes that it will give her supporters an extra bit of motivation to get to the polls on Nov. 6.

No, really ó this seems to come naturally to her.

In case you've missed the cable news frenzy, or President Donald Trump's frequent demagoguing, there is a so-called "migrant caravan" slowly making its way from Honduras toward the United States. The group, which reportedly swelled to around 7,000 people but is now said to be closer to 4,000, is made up mostly of people from Honduras and Guatemala. Many of them are women and children, who are fleeing violence, poverty or both in their home countries.

Dara Lind, an essential immigration reporter for Vox, published an explainer on the caravan and issues surrounding earlier this week. You should read it if you want to better understand what is an undoubtedly a complicated situation, no matter what your views on immigration policy.

Of course, Blackburn ó like Trump ó is not interested in a discussion about these migrants that is complicated or nuanced at all. What she is eager to do is use the situation, and the visuals of a large mass of poor brown-skinned people, to scare old Fox News viewers and make sure no MAGA voter in the state of Tennessee lacks motivation to vote.

Read more: https://www.nashvillescene.com/news/pith-in-the-wind/article/21029148/marsha-blackburn-is-who-we-thought-she-was

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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 11:19 PM

1. Last Monday I dropped my car off at the collision place to be repaired here in VA.

We have coverage for a rental, and the guy picks me up to drive to Hertz. We talk about things, about how we both lived in California, and out of the blue he says something like those sanctuary cities and how the homeless donít even want to work. Where did that come from?

Of course from Fox News I come to find out the same day that the right wing meme is about that caravan shit.

Things happen fast these days and I donít care to keep up with Fox bullshit, but I guess they really had something rolling until the MAGA-bomber and the synagogue shooting.

Blackburn is a piece of shit.

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