More on the Election

Have you, folks, heard Nancy Pelosi’s pronouncement that she doesn’t mind if those who disagree with her suffer collateral damage?

This is a party led by some dumbasses of the first order nationally and with great local folks who have to bust their asses to undo the damage that all these MaxineWaterses and KristineGillibrands are inflicting.

It would be super easy to wipe out the Republicans in this midterm with a message of unity, love thy neighbor, we are all one country, enough of this anger and discord, everybody is a good person.

But we have great local candidates running, even for small offices. So I’m holding on to that. I’m very excited for Katie Stuart, our great state house rep, Susana Mendoza, our comptroller and the most professional, dedicated and just simply heroic person, and Debbie Ming-Mendoza, our county clerk. These are great people and I’m showing up for them on election day. I’m also voting for JB and Betsy Dirksen-Londrigan.

Which candidates do you care about in this election?

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6 thoughts on “More on the Election”

  1. For all her flaws, Nancy Pelosi tends to encourage idiots within the party to simmer down. Like when people are talking about “IMPEACH TRUMP NOW” she’ll be like, “no, we’re not doing that,” and things of that nature. Disappointing to see this from her. Would have to see the quote itself to really judge (a quick google search didn’t get me what I wanted but I didn’t look hard yet.)

    I’m honestly excited by people on every level of my ballot. I’m excited to get rid of local judges I hate, I like my congressional candidate even if he’s had some campaign blunders lately, I like our candidates for governor, auditor, etc. And of course I like Sherrod Brown.

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  2. It would be super easy to wipe out the Republicans in this midterm with a message of unity, love thy neighbor, we are all one country, enough of this anger and discord, everybody is a good person.

    This is almost certainly not true. Sadly, that kind of atmosphere leads to voter complacency and low turnout.

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    1. I understand that the fear is that if you don’t flatter the sensibilities of the radical fringe, it won’t come out to vote. But this time it’s most certainly untrue. The crazies will vote no matter what because they detest Trump. This is the perfect moment to forget about them and try to capture more normal folks.

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      1. I understand that the fear is that if you don’t flatter the sensibilities of the radical fringe, it won’t come out to vote.

        As I see it, whereas the radical fringe on the right is large and robust, the radical fringe on the left is so small as to be irrelevant. Most leftists in this country would be considered right of center most anywhere in Europe, for example. The term “wishy-washy liberal” applies. The American political system is not a Parliamentary system, but when the Congress behaves as though it is such, there is no choice but to vote as if it were. Without the support of the wishy-washy liberal population, Democrats cannot win. These normally complacent voters need to be inspired to vote. Otherwise many will not.

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        1. It’s small but it’s loud, fanatical, and scary. Most people on my campus agree with me and not with our party apparatchik. But everybody is terrified of standing up to him. Right now, the leadership of the Democrats caters to him and not to those he persecutes. I agree that the apparatchik is in the minority. But why does the leadership behave as if he’s the only kind of voter that matters?

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  3. Stacey Abrams (D) for governor of Georgia. Her opponent, Brian Kemp (R) is an asshole who in one of his primary campaign ads held a rifle, pointed at a male teenager who was playing the role of someone who was trying to date one of his daughters. The ad was about his support for the 2nd amendment and limited government. Another one of his primary campaign ads showed him with his truck as he said that if no one does anything about the “illegals,” he’d go round them up himself. So many primary campaigns these days really bring out the crazy and the ugly in the Republican party. By the way, the race is very close, with Kemp leading Abrams by 1% in one of the recent polls.

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