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AOC's Old-Fashioned Machine Politics

Democrats could learn not only from her social-media skills but also from her constituent services.

Some constituents of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez actually got something out of politics this year beside a barrage of campaign advertisements: With a sliver of the almost $19 million that she raised on her glide to re-election, AOC bought and gave away 200 Thanksgiving turkeys.

Turkeys are reminiscent of New York’s Tammany Hall, which used to deliver birds, along with coal and other useful things, to Democratic constituents. Much of AOC’s New York City district is poor. If government is hobbled, and mediating institutions like political parties and unions (another traditional source of holiday turkeys) are diminished, constituent needs go unmet. That’s both challenge and opportunity.

“The Congresswoman believes that when a larger federal response fails, as it has with Covid-19, we have a responsibility to think creatively about what we can do with others in our community to meet the needs of our constituents,” said Ocasio-Cortez campaign spokesperson Lauren Hitt in an email. Hitt said AOC campaign volunteers and donors made 200,000 community check-in calls, delivered 80,000 meals, distributed 100,000 masks and recruited more than 11,000 tutors for students in remote learning.


Who had 'grampcicles' on their Trump campaign bingo card?

Is anyone else feeling the moose red to di?

Conservative New Hampshire paper backs Biden -- its first Democratic endorsement in 100 years

Source: CNN

The New Hampshire Union Leader, a conservative-leaning newspaper, has endorsed Democratic candidate Joe Biden for president, despite its century-long history of backing Republicans. In backing Biden, the newspaper endorsed its first Democratic candidate in over 100 years.

"Building this country up sits squarely within the skill set of Joseph Biden. We have found Mr. Biden to be a caring, compassionate and professional public servant," the Union Leader editorial board wrote on Sunday. "He has repeatedly expressed his desire to be a president for all of America, and we take him at his word."

The paper's editorial board did however highlight what it calls "significant" policy disagreements with Biden, which the board says it expects to spend a "portion of the next four years disagreeing with."

"Joe Biden may not be the president we want, but in 2020 he is the president we desperately need," the editorial continued. "He will be a president to bring people together and right the ship of state."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/media/new-hampshire-union-leader-democrat-endorsement-joe-biden/index.html

Trumper sign: make america safe again.

One of the oddest messages an incumbent campaign has ever concocted.

I get the obvious racist dog whistle, but seriously the klown is in charge already. Any lack of safety is on him.

My guess is that they bought their own bullshit that covid would be gone by now and that they could run against the protests of last summer. Only they got it exactly backwards. The protests are mostly gone, the virus is spiraling out of control again.

The Post Office has been ordered to obstruct voting by mail.

I went to my post office this morning to hand in my absentee ballot and the clerk informed me that they have been ordered to NOT process absentee ballots directly (by transferring them to the town clerks office directly) but must instead process them as regular mail. transferring them to the regional processing center.

The only reason for this order is delay and obstruct voting.

I am fucking furious.

So Mr. Trump has had his OJ ride moment.

Kind of hard to see how he comes back from this one.

Quite simply the president is insane.

25 time.

over on twitter #proudboys is what is happening


The Annual War On Christmas has commenced!

Melania Trump Whines About FLOTUS Role in Secret Recording: ‘Who Gives a F*ck About Christmas Stuff?’

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