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October 6, 2020

Have any Oregon DUers received their ballots or ballot pamphlets yet?

I feel like they've usually arrived by now in other years (4 weeks till election). But I may just be anxious to vote.

I checked my registration just to be sure, and I'm good.

Thanks all! sorry I didn’t think to google it.

January 6, 2020

Stop saying Biden is the 'most electable'. Trump will run rings round him


There’s just one problem: it’s a myth. It is a myth just as it was a myth that Hillary Clinton was a good candidate against Trump. Biden is not, in fact, the pragmatic choice. He would not beat Trump. He would lose. And we must say this over and over again. Forget his flubs. Forget his finger-nibbling. Biden would be crushed by Trump. If you want Trump out of office, don’t support Biden.
Left-leaning journalists and pundits love to “fact-check” Trump, as if proving that he has lied is in itself persuasive. But 2016 should have showed us how powerless “debunking” is next to “optics”. If you have a Democratic candidate who looks really corrupt, it doesn’t matter if they’re not. People don’t trust the press and they don’t trust politicians.
Imagine Biden running against Trump. Trump will run ads like this over and over. Good luck responding. Remember that time you have to spend defending yourself against Trump’s accusations is time not spent talking about issues that affect people’s lives. And Biden has already shown little interest in drawing people’s attention to the areas where Democrats should run strong against Trump, such as healthcare, taxation, working conditions and the climate crisis.
If there are Biden supporters in your life, you need to have serious conversations with them. Do not dwell on things that do not matter to them, like Biden’s record on bussing, or his latest nonsensical comment. Instead, keep the focus on the main argument that is sustaining his campaign: the idea that he is the best candidate to beat Trump. He isn’t. His electability is a myth, and when we look honestly at the facts we can see that Biden is actually a dangerously poor candidate to run.

Much more at the link.
Yes it is opinion.
Yes, Nathan J Robinson is the editor of the magazine “Current Affairs”.
Yes he has employed some Sanders supporters, and is likely a Sanders supporter himself.
August 2, 2019

New York Times map of donor concentration.


Interesting maps. There are two candidates that seem to have nation-wide appeal. The donors for the rest of the candidates’ donors seem to be concentrated regionally. I’ll leave it to you to figure out who.
June 7, 2019



Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders backed abortion rights and ridiculed male-dominated legislatures governing women's bodies in a 1972 article surfaced Wednesday. The commentary reveals another stark, decades-long contrast between he and former Vice President Joe Biden's progressive stances.

Sanders told Vermont's Bennington Banner newspaper in September 1972 -- months before the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade -- that abortion procedures should only be a concern between a woman and her physician. The article sits aside several letters the then-Liberty Union candidate for governor wrote to local newspapers calling for the abolition of "all laws dealing with abortion, drugs, sexual behavior."

The Bennington Banner confirmed to Newsweek Wednesday that Sanders was interviewed for the published 1972 article in which he feared women "will be forced to go to those states where abortions are legal."
May 12, 2017

Melissa McCarthy playing Sean spicer caught in video.

Looks like she's takin' it to the streets with the driving podium.

The video is in a tweet, sorry if you can't see it.


Direct link to video?


December 1, 2016

Anytime a Republican tries out the old 'makers vs takers' argument in the next 4 years..

Show them this image from Brookings institute.

Our observation: The less-than-500 counties that Hillary Clinton carried nationwide encompassed a massive 64 percent of America’s economic activity as measured by total output in 2015. By contrast, the more-than-2,600 counties that Donald Trump won generated just 36 percent of the country’s output—just a little more than one-third of the nation’s economic activity.

February 7, 2016

"Pot Tweets at Kettle" - Gawker


D Wasserman Schultz – Verified account ?@DWStweets

Hmmm, wondering why @GOP trying to hide their #GOPdebate on the Saturday of #SuperBowl weekend no less?!

December 12, 2015

If Senator Sanders wants more coverage by the network news,

He should call all millionaires rapists and murderers.

Call for the tracking and surveillance of billionaire hedge fund managers who make all their money off of carried interest and pay 15 % income tax rate.

Call for the expulsion from the US of CEOs of corporations who pretend to be foreign companies to avoid paying taxes in the US.

Accuse climate change deniers of killing babies and selling the parts.

As Jon Stewart learned from Colbert on The Late Show, if you want to get the media to notice your message, you've got to TRUMP IT UP!

Start calling for the poor to rise up and fight for their rights, see how quickly he gets coverage.

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