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Muellar may be pursuing obstruction as a front.

After all the buckets of information have rolled in about Trump's dalliance with the Russian mob (so quaintly referred to as "oligarchs" and "Putin" and "Russia" ) after going bankrupt in Atlantic City, it seems clear Trump is a traitor. He's a traitor in plain sight with the charm of a 4 year old saying, essentially "look Mom, I'm cheating." (This childish modality obviously appeals to his base).

Could Muellar's apparent focus on obstruction of justice simply be a distraction while piecing together an argument for criminal conspiracy with an enemy of the American people?

On every car bumper, people:
Homemade signs saying "Vote for Constitutional integrity, vote for Democrats Nov 6" (etc.)
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Sat Aug 18, 2018, 07:38 PM (7 replies)

This chart could win Democrats both the House and the Senate

DAILYKOS:
"Democrats [should be] pounding on this chart every single day'

https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2018/8/13/1788002/--I-don-t-understand-why-the-Democrats-are-not-pounding-on-this-chart-every-single-day?detail=emaildkre

Yes, it is quite the chart. It’s so eye-opening, in fact, it prompted equities analyst and Bloomberg Television contributor Barry Ritholtz to state: “I don't understand why the Democrats are not pounding on this chart every single day from now until the midterm election.”

Indeed.

Coincidentally, the above chart looks eerily similar to a graph that shows a sharp divergence between wages and productivity since Ronald Reagan made the world safe for greedy assholes again


Posted by DemocracyMouse | Tue Aug 14, 2018, 08:30 PM (10 replies)

Krugman: Why Pelosi is so demonized

Raw Story quoting Krugman in NYT:

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/paul-krugman-reveals-republicans-obsessed-demonizing-nancy-pelosi/

Despite all the attacks on her, Krugman argues that Pelosi is a historically successful speaker of the House. Under her leadership, Democrats blocked President George W. Bush’s efforts to privatize Social Security; she was a key reason the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, passed; she guided major financial reforms through the chamber; and she helped make the 2009 stimulus bill a reality, which staved off some of the worst effects of the Great Recession.

“It’s quite a record,” Krugman wrote. “Oh, and whenever you hear Republicans claim that Pelosi is some kind of wild-eyed leftist, ask yourself, what’s so radical about protecting retirement income, expanding health care and reining in runaway bankers?”
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Tue Aug 14, 2018, 11:01 AM (9 replies)

Economist on Salon: "I hope to god we have a downturn when Donald Trump goes up for reelection."

Mainstream economists no longer mince words:

Salon:
https://www.salon.com/2018/08/12/the-end-is-near-a-play-by-play-of-the-coming-economic-collapse/

I hope to god we have a downturn when Donald Trump goes up for reelection. The political models say that rate of change is highly correlated to throwing out an incumbent. Not that I hope for people to lose jobs, but I sure do hope for all our sake's we get rid of that guy.

"Trump’s tax cuts, even though they’re going to the wrong people to stimulate the economy strongly (the rich don’t spend anywhere near as much of any change in their incomes as the poor), will still stimulate it a bit [just before a downturn]."

"...workers have no bargaining power these days."


Posted by DemocracyMouse | Mon Aug 13, 2018, 11:20 AM (4 replies)

Contained as of today: California fires: 70%. White Trumpian Nationalists: 90%

Fires have been severely curtailed today in northern California and in a weird parallel, another kind of containment has occurred. Less than two dozen white nationalist bozos turned up in DC for their assinine "Unite the Right" anniversary. And they were met by hundreds upon hundreds of patriots standing up for the US Constitution and a peaceful, multicultural society. The ratio of resistors to imbeciles was exhilirating.

What's going on?

Get out the vote friends. We're on a roll.

CNN on white nationalists sputtering out in DC:
https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/08/12/us/unite-the-right-charlottesville-anniversary/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Sun Aug 12, 2018, 11:28 PM (1 replies)

The best news

... is each one of us with a friend and a clipboard walking through the streets of America speaking up for democracy... and the Democrats!

Just Google your local Dem headquarters. Or simply commit to smiling at every tollboth and retail counter and ask your fellow Americans if they've registered to vote and do consider the joy they will experience knowing they did their part to save their country.

Posted by DemocracyMouse | Tue Aug 7, 2018, 11:31 AM (2 replies)

Trump's leaving the Whitehouse...

... IF WE WANT IT! (paraphrasing John Lennon and Yoko Ono). But don't wait till the day after the election! Please start planning to help get out the vote.

1) Google your local Democratic headquarters, contact them, and ask where you are needed most. They will assign you to a town or neighborhood and provide specific addresses to go door-to-door (and they'll provide a clipboard with helpful guidelines).

2) Bring a friend or two for company and confidence. This is what fellow DU member "underpants" says about safety:

"You won't get much hassle – in fact I had people thank me for doing what I was doing - from both sides. I had 2 people give me a hard time out of those 1,400 doors."

But campaigning with a buddy is more about enthusiasm. You are saying with your group energy: "We can't wait to vote!" That's infectious.

3) You will probably be asked to emphasize certain points while speaking to people, but you'll quickly get the hang of it and can speak in your own words. Always be polite and let the person feel heard. Just standing calm and convinced is a better argument than getting into a huff. Let your warmth and calm be a model for the better party. Inspire people to vote, don't tell them to.

4) Tell your social networks you are planning to go door-to-door. Start a fever in your network.

5) Have fun saving your country! Tell your social network the election night party is at your place and anyone who goes door-to-door gets a kiss (or whatever your scene would find charming).

I welcome corrections and further suggestions below. When I first posted this under a less scintillating title, a rather street smart DU member (those "underpants" again!) recommended bringing along a Sharpie:

Have a Sharpie type pen with you. You probably will have some sort of flier to leave at the door for non-answers. If there is any kind of school flags or anything add a note to the flier like "Go Hokies!" "Go Hoos!" If you don't know the mascot have your phone and google it. Or you can just add a "Tim says Hi!" type thing.

Posted by DemocracyMouse | Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:02 PM (1 replies)

What most cats hate to do

I guarantee most of our feline associates find going door-to-door for the Democrats this fall a huge inconvenience, but MAYBE one or two will pack a few sandwiches for the team.

To my fellow humans who share my conviction it's up to OUR species to turn this planet around: I am not claiming to be an expert in campaigning, but I can share my experiences going door-to-door for Obama, Sanders and Clinton. I welcome your input here. (And please forgive my clumsy attempts to get everyone's attention!).

1) Google your local Democratic headquarters, contact them, and ask where you are needed most. They will assign you to a town or neighborhood and provide specific addresses to visit (and a clipboard to look super official with).

2) Bring a friend or two for company and confidence. This is what fellow DU member "underpants" says about safety:

"You won't get much hassle – in fact I had people thank me for doing what I was doing - from both sides. I had 2 people give me a hard time out of those 1,400 doors."

But campaigning with a buddy is more about enthusiasm. You are saying with your group energy: "We can't wait to vote!" That's infectious.

3) You will probably be asked to emphasize certain points while speaking to people, but you'll quickly get the hang of it and can speak in your own words. Always be polite and let the person feel heard. Just standing calm and convinced is a better argument than getting into a huff. Let your warmth and calm be a model for the better party. Inspire people to vote, don't tell them to.

4) Tell your social networks you are planning to go door-to-door. Start a fever in your network.

5) Have fun saving your country! Tell your social network the election night party is at your place and anyone who goes door-to-door gets a kiss (or whatever your scene would find charming).

I welcome corrections and further suggestions below. When I first posted this under a less scintillating title, a rather street smart DU member (those "underpants" again!) recommended bringing along a Sharpie:

Have a Sharpie type pen with you. You probably will have some sort of flier to leave at the door for non-answers. If there is any kind of school flags or anything add a note to the flier like "Go Hokies!" "Go Hoos!" If you don't know the mascot have your phone and google it. Or you can just add a "Tim says Hi!" type thing.


Posted by DemocracyMouse | Mon Aug 6, 2018, 12:05 PM (0 replies)

Don't go door-to-door for the Democrats...

...if it interrupts all the fun you're having reading stories about crazy Trumpworld.

BUT if you want actual political change, stop watching and join us in campaigning door-to-door.

GO DOOR-TO-DOOR? YES!!!

I am not claiming to be an expert in these matters, but I can share my experiences going door-to-door for Obama, Sanders and Clinton. I welcome your input here.

1) Google your local Democratic headquarters, contact them, and ask where you are needed most. They will assign you to a town or neighborhood and provide specific addresses to visit.

2) Bring a friend or two for company and confidence. You are saying with your group presence and enthusiasm: "I can't wait to vote." That's infectious.

3) You will probably be asked to emphasize certain points while speaking to people, but you'll quickly get the hang of it and can speak in your own words. Always be polite and let the person feel heard. Just standing calm and convinced is a better argument than getting into a huff. Let your warmth and calm be a model for the better party. Inspire people to vote, don't tell them to.

4) Do mark down on the clipboard whether each home you visit is answered by the resident and where they are leaning. The sheets provided to you should be self-explanatory. (And if any Dem committee folks are listening: PLEASE make your clipboard materials graphically clear and user-friendly. Don't skimp on giving a serious graphic designer a job.)

5) Tell your social networks when you are planning to go door-to-door. Start a fever in your network.

6) Have fun saving your country! Tell your social network the election night party is at your place and anyone who goes door-to-door gets a kiss (or whatever your scene would find charming).

I welcome corrections and further suggestions below. When I first posted this under a less scintillating title, a DU member ("underpants" ) recommended bringing along a Sharpie:

Have a Sharpie type pen with you. You probably will have some sort of flier to leave at the door for non-answers. If there is any kind of school flags or anything add a note to the flier like "Go Hokies!" "Go Hoos!" If you don't know the mascot have your phone and google it. Or you can just add a "Tim says Hi!" type thing.



Posted by DemocracyMouse | Sun Aug 5, 2018, 07:54 PM (15 replies)

How to go door-to-door

I am not claiming to be an expert in these matters, but I can share my experiences going door-to-door for Obama and Clinton. I welcome your input here.

1) Google your local Democratic headquarters, contact them, and ask where you are needed most. They will assign you to a town or neighborhood and provide specific addresses to visit.

2) Bring a friend or two for company and confidence. You are saying with your presence "I can't wait to vote." That's infectious.

3) You will probably be asked to emphasize certain points while speaking to people, but you'll quickly get the hang of it and can speak in your own words. Always be polite and let the person feel heard. Just standing calm and convinced is a better argument than getting into a huff. Let your warmth and calm be a model for the better party. Inspire people to vote, don't tell them to.

4) Do mark down on the clipboard whether each home you visit is answered by the resident and where they are leaning. The sheets provided to you should be self-explanatory. (And if any Dem committee folks are listening, PLEASE make your clipboard materials graphically clear, simple and user-friendly. Don't skimp on giving a serious text/graphic designer a job.)

5) Tell your social networks when you are planning to go door-to-door. Start a fever in your network.

6) Have fun saving your country! Tell your social network the election night party is at your place and anyone who goes door-to-door gets a kiss (or whatever your scene would find charming).

I welcome corrections and further suggestions below.



Posted by DemocracyMouse | Fri Aug 3, 2018, 02:06 PM (9 replies)
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