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Breathless CNN & MSNBC pundits over a House "horse race"

Both besides themselves this morning with different pundits saying Trump and GOP surging in polls with Republicans coming home. Saying that blue wave now not gonna happen and Dems may or may not win back the House and will lose seats in the Senate.

I had to turn tv off. It wasnít just a mention of a poll or two. It was a palpable glee and energy that Election night will somehow be exciting now.
Forget that the country has moved further into one party aristocratic rule. Thatís ok with them.

I hate everyone right now. Going to take long bath. Then will get back on the phones trying to GET out the early vote in my area.

Will there be any exit polling of the midterms?

* Putting aside for now the discussion of how accurate or inaccurate they might be *

Has anyone heard if there will be any national or statewide or local district race exit polling?

If so, hereís some questions I will be most interested in:
Total number of votes nationwide and how that compares to 2010 and 2014.
Percentage of whites vs non white voters.
Total number or percentage votes for Dems and GOP candidates.
What percentage of white women voted for Dems.

What would you be most interested in knowing demographically?

Joke of the week: Saudi job recruiters

Saudi consulate (on phone): yes, we got your resume and job application.
Candidate: oh, from my headhunter?
Saudi consulate: exactly,...haha...well put.... do you, by any chance, own your own bonesaw?

Study shows why Latinos don't plan to vote.


This sucks. We really need greater outreach to reach this demographic.

Wearing BLUE the day I vote and on Nov.6. Blue 🌊!!!

Iím going to vote early next week with several others and we are all wearing blue when we go to vote.
Then in November, Iím going to walk through some different malls in my area wearing blue and a bumper sticker on my 👕 shirt that says Vote Blue. Iím hoping it puts out good vibrations and maybe reminds the casual/occasional voter type that they need to vote.

Want to join me in wearing blue in your area?

Most Old White GOP Men must be defeated - they will not change.

Iím tired of defending old white men like me.
Iím tired of listening to people who say we must reason with them.
Iím tired of hearing about compromise and bipartisanship with them.

Because they (on the whole/at least 70%) are racist and sexist, I truly believe.

Iíve spent a lifetime in southern cities and towns with them.
And while they can be (and often are) very polite and civil in public, that is not their true selves.
Being an old white man who always wears a ball cap (Go Braves!), I blend in with them.
I often go to where they hold their coffee clutches (mornings at McDonalds) and eavesdrop on them.
I have very good hearing despite being an old fart, sitting a few tables away.
Plus, if they see me nearby, I look like them so I am not threatening for them to speak openly.

And the Kavanaugh thing put me over the top.
Hereís some examples of what I heard.
ďThat woman was a liar, couldnít remember anythingĒ
ďIf she wasnít a little whore, why was she at a drinking party with boysĒ
ď A lot of girls get boys all worked up to fuck em, then back out at the last minute and cry rapeĒ
ďShe couldnít know if it was Kavanaugh, she was a little drunk whore who screwed everyone ď.
There was a lot more, most of of it even worse, but you get the picture.
Not one person defended her or said she might be telling the truth.

Thatís who these people are.
As I say, I look and sound like these people (same southern accent), but I DONT THINK like them.
Many are your doctors, your lawyers, your business associates, your clergy.
Itís not all stereotypical red neck farmer types that think and feel this way either.
And, itís not just women that they hate and disparage and think are only good for sex and babies.
That hate blacks, Browns, gays, Jews, Muslims, amongst others.
Anyone that doesnít look, sound, speak, and THINK like them.
They can not be reasoned with.
Their only news sources are Fox News tv and hate talk radio.

Before Kavanaugh, I tried to understand these people, since Iím one of them physically.
I hoped they had changed by the year 2018.
But, they just went underground somewhat with their bigotry during the Obama years.
Now, with Trump, they feel empowered to say what they want without repercussions.
I hate being an old white man in 2018s America because I am so ashamed and embarrassed of what most (and, yes, I do believe MOST) of what white male America has in its hearts.

***For those saying Iím being racist against a group of people (white men over 50) - please tell me or show me with polling statistics where Iím wrong.
Vote them out on 11/6. Vote for women. Vote for black and Hispanic males. Only vote for older white males who you know arenít sexist and racist ( a big hint - 99% of the time, they will have a D next to their name - not an R).

Are there any national Dem efforts to boost Hispanic and youth turnout?

Just wondering if there are web sites that I could go to in efforts to help boost these two crucial Dem voting blocs.

Should parents of 18-25 year olds incentivize them to vote?

I keep hearing the pundits saying that there will only be normal turnout in midterms years in the 18-25 year demographic on Nov 6.
And that supposedly has Democratic political strategists very worried that they could be the difference in a lot of races.

So, Iím asking parents of young adults 18-25 if their family members are excited to vote.
If not, would you consider an enticement to go with you to vote or provide proof they voted elsewhere? Maybe a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant, or Pottery Barn, cannabis oil,
Bed, bath, and beyond?

We need busses 🚌 of college kids traveling from campus to campus GOTV.

Spark some challenges on social media amongst schools for the best percentage turnout.
Young people will make the difference in many close districts and close statewide races.

How bout a game. Pick the Senate, House, & Governors race you most want to win.

Hereís mine:
House - 22nd District of California (Devin Nunes/treasonous traitor seat).
Senate - A tie between Texas & Tenn (I loathe Ted Cruz and Marsha Blackburn equally)
Governor - A tie between Fla & Ga (2 Black Dems facing two racist vile GOP bigots).

What races will you be watching most closely and cheering for on 11/6?
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