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October 1, 2020

Just vote in person, NY has early voting.


Most states have a site to check your voter registration and lookup polling place. In any state that has early voting people should just go in on a quiet day and wear proper PPE.

States that have typically not used mail-in voting are clearly going to have issues, as they are 'learning on the job', which is worrisome in such states that are swing states.
October 1, 2020

Agree, Trump and McConnell will just use it to make themselves look

like 'compassionate conservatives', ie 'Trump's really not that bad of a guy after all'. Swing voters who don't understand politics that much will just see it as a Trump win. It undercuts Biden's critique of Trump as an unfeeling rich guy whose selfishness and mismanagement led to 200k deaths.

Trump still has good ratings on the economy despite all that has happened, and I suspect the Cares Act may have something to do with it. IOW, what was an FDR/left-wing type of bill that people should be thanking Dems for - they don't necessarily do that.

We need to wait until after the election to pass anything and simply make it retroactive. Doing anything now could upset the dynamics which doesn't make sense when we're solidly ahead.

September 30, 2020

Trump came across as a maniac to anyone outside his base

and ultimately was disrespectful to the audience watching at home more than anyone else.

The post debate narrative (which often affects voters more than the debate itself) is terrible for Trump. CNN which is the 'neutral' network was railing against how rude and uncivilized he was. CNN's poll also showed Biden winning the debate by something like 61-28 %.

September 28, 2020

Trump is like Freddy Krueger

in that he always comes back alive just when you think he's politically dead.

I thought he was finished when the Access Hollywood tapes came out - no way he could come back from it and yet he did. Then Mueller and Ukraine should've done it but it didn't.

Joe is in a good position but realize that most people don't care much about Trump's taxes, but about his horrible record as it relates to their everyday lives, ie his mismanagement of covid which has resulted in 200k dead Americans, his tax cuts for the rich, his assault on healthcare and preexisting conditons and social security/medicare, his disregard for democratic norms, his war on voting, his racial diviseness and chaos, etc. The tax story helps to strengthen Joe's message but by itself can't knock Trump out.

September 28, 2020

Hillary eviscerated Donnie in the first debate.

Even on RW sites they said he lost badly.

She went after his taxes, his corrupt business practices, his racism/sexism, ties to Putin, etc.

The problem is the second debate became what defined the narrative, where he was 'looming' over her.

Her campaign team overall was weak though, they thought they 'had it' and didn't do much to knock Trump out like he needed to be. It's something I worry a little about also with the Biden camp as well, it has a similar dynamic. The difference is Trump has a record to defend and there are 200k dead due to his lies. Biden also is white man with an appeal to culturally conservative whites, while Hillary is disliked (sexism) by the same demographic.

September 28, 2020

Won't affect his core base

who don't care what he does as long as he gives them tax cuts, racism, judges, etc. He's a corrupt thug but he's 'their thug' ie the 'bodyguard of Western civilization' like he said at the convention.

It could affect some of his soft support ie moderate suburbanites and small business people who pay alot of taxes. In a polarized country decided by relatively small margins, if it shifts even 2% of the electorate or so in our direction that is something. We'll see.

September 27, 2020

Repubs have intended this long before Trump.

The GOP and the conservative movement has long desired hard-right courts as a means to bypass democracy and establish minortarian rule. It's why even the 'respectable Repubs' were on board with blocking Garland and were so quick to flip flop in ramming this nominee through this time.

September 27, 2020

+1. A retrograde white minority is establishing rule

over a diverse majority for decades to come, enabled by serious imbalances (Senate, EC, USSC, etc) the founders could not have foreseen.

September 27, 2020

Agree. Breyer and Thomas are next to die or retire.

Why just have 6-3 court when it can be 8-1.

Repubs care little for democracy and have long desired control of society via the courts.

We need to fight Barrett hard, as it could blow up in their faces. Even if she's confirmed anyway it could hurt Repubs in this election and future ones, especially amongst demographics that are trending Dem.

September 27, 2020

You seem to be (a) grasping at the 'false link' narrative

to support (b) your opinion that we should not focus on it in the hearings.

They are two separate issues and you can support (b) without having to grasp at (a) which is an obtuse bothsiderist piece that debunks nothing.

Atwood's novel was based upon Charismatic Catholic cults and sects of the type Barrett was (is?) a part of - and is thus relevant as a means to attempt to understand and critique Barrett and her worldview. The exact cult is not relevant to the critique - the ideology is - which all of those groups share.

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