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13 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

 

I think there are enough candidates.

Agree, herring. There are enough candidates, and good candidates!

Democrats need to have some faith, and work like crazy to get out the vote.

But I understand the anxiety over getting rid of Trump.

The past two years have been traumatizing, for many of us.

And for many, myself included, a wake up call, over how Blacks have felt all these many years.

You know the people in power are corrupt, but those benefiting from the system, refuse to acknowledge or stop the corruption.

Poor analogy, but I hope you understand what I am getting at.

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Yes. Families always worry about their loved ones having accidents and such. But there were years when both husband and son were stopped by police a lot. All the killings of unarmed young Black men are frightening.

Last time husband was stopped the officer told him, "You went into that intersection on a yellow light that turned red while the rear end was not clear. Because of your excellent driving record I won't give you a ticket today." They can run a make on anyone driving their own vehicle!

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I listened to an episode of Reveal yesterday. It is an NPR program.

The piece discussed a possible lynching from the 1930s, and how most, if not all, of the Atlanta police department at the time, were members of the KKK.

We know many cops today, are still involved with White Supremacy groups. 

Look at the corruption espoused by Trump, and all those so-called good people, willing to look away, so long as THEY benefit.

 

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2 hours ago, MoondoggieRN said:

I found this very interesting:    

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“But it’s not just his age itself. It’s his tendency to misspeak, his inartful debating style, and – most of all – his status as a creature from another time in the Democratic Party, when the politics of race and crime and gender were unrecognizably different.”

I think all of this are valid concerns.   Substitute a few words and it would be valid concerns about Trump, which again leaves me wondering why wouldn't Republicans take concern and find someone else?

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On 11/5/2019 at 1:50 AM, MoondoggieRN said:

I love the clickbait that Trump is "trouncing Warren", then in the article says "handily" and "narrowly" later.   Also laughed at  "The poll, described as “terrifying” by some Democratic strategists, shows Trump with a strong hold among “likely voters” in places like North Carolina and Michigan, but falling slightly behind Biden in states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Florida, though still within the poll’s margin of error."

Such writing.

Anyway, that there's is a 50/50 split isn't surprising considering that in many states Republicans and Democrats are indeed 50/50.  Here in Florida while Republicans control everything they've barely won with almost a 50/50 split.  

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Trump adviser: Expect more aggressive poll watching in 2020

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One of President Donald Trump’s top reelection advisers told influential Republicans in swing state Wisconsin that the party has “traditionally” relied on voter suppression to compete in battleground states, according to an audio recording of a private event obtained by The Associated Press. The adviser said later that his remarks referred to frequent and false accusations that Republicans employ such tactics.

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“Traditionally it’s always been Republicans suppressing votes in places,” Clark said at the event. “Let’s start protecting our voters. We know where they are. ... Let’s start playing offense a little bit. That’s what you’re going to see in 2020. It’s going to be a much bigger program, a much more aggressive program, a much better-funded program.”

Asked about the remarks by AP, Clark said he was referring to false accusations that the GOP engages in voter suppression.

“As should be clear from the context of my remarks, my point was that Republicans historically have been falsely accused of voter suppression and that it is time we stood up to defend our own voters,” Clark said. “Neither I nor anyone I know or work with would condone anyone’s vote being threatened or diluted and our efforts will be focused on preventing just that.”

Clark made the comments Nov. 21 in a meeting of the Republican National Lawyers Association’s Wisconsin chapter. Attendees included the state Senate’s top Republican, Scott Fitzgerald, along with the executive director of the Wisconsin Republican Party.

Tap, tap, tap... it's this thing on?

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My first political involvement was volunteering at our local campaign office for the John F. Kennedy campaign. 

A lot has changed since then. We high school students stuffed envelopes. The "high tech" was a bottle with a sponge top so we didn't have to lick the hundreds of envelopes after folding the letters and putting them in.

The staff and other volunteers greeted girls with, "I'm glad you are here. We ran out of coffee." because men didn't make coffee. (It was the same in the Civil Rights Movement both the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). 

Clerical and campaign phone calls were done by staff and volunteers of campaigns, labor unions, or community groups. In my experience I don't remember outside companies paying people to make calls. I have made many tens of thousands of calls for candidates and issues over the decades.

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MIKE BLOOMBERG'S CAMPAIGN SAYS 'WE DIDN'T KNOW' ABOUT PRISONERS MAKING CAMPAIGN CALLS ON BEHALF OF CANDIDATE

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign were unaware that a third-party vendor used prison labor to make campaign calls....

...   The Intercept reported that a campaign vendor subcontracted ProCom, a New Jersey-based call center company, to make calls on the campaign's behalf. Inmates at the Dr. Eddie Warrior Correctional Center, a minimum security women's prison with a capacity over 900, called potential voters in California. As required, each inmate stated that their calls were paid for by the Bloomberg campaign, at the end of each exchange.

The Bloomberg campaign told The Intercept that they were not aware that prison labor was used until the outlet brought it to their attention. "We didn't know about this and we never would have allowed it if we had," Bloomberg spokesperson Julie Wood told the outlet. "We don't believe in this practice and we've now ended our relationship with the subcontractor in question."...

https://www.newsweek.com/bloomberg-campaign-prison-inmates-calls-unaware-1479123 

 

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Gosh...it looks like Trump is setting up his campaign "war" with Iran.  He is calculating that voters won't vote against a wartime president who also boasts of a historic economy.  We need another war, right? Who do you suppose will fight beside us? 

 

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38 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Gosh...it looks like Trump is setting up his campaign "war" with Iran.  He is calculating that voters won't vote against a wartime president who also boasts of a historic economy.  We need another war, right? Who do you suppose will fight beside us? 

 

Nobody.

Trump chose a path rejected by both Bush and Obama.

Did you see that the price of crude went up by 4%, and the stock market is down?

If we have yet ANOTHER war, and high gas prices, Trump will be going bye bye bye!!!!

Those White Evangelicals won't be liking a poor economy.

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