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Earlier today we looked at political realignment and some reasons why the two major political parties should consider sp...
11/08/2021
Don't Follow Leaders, Watch Your Parking Meters-- The Democrats Won't Survive Too Many Spanbergers

Earlier today we looked at political realignment and some reasons why the two major political parties should consider splitting up. Last week, calling her cutting and honest, Chris Cillizza take a sympathetic look at the Democrat in the House with the 6th worst voting record-- after Henry Cuellar (TX), Jim Costa (CA), Jared Golden (ME), Josh Gottheimer (NJ) and Scott Peters (CA)-- in the House, Virginia Blue Dog, Abigail Spanberger, who should be looking for a new job, since the chances of her being reelected next year are small... and dwindling. Last year, Spanberger and her weak and conservative voting record nearly lost her her seat. She managed to beat right-wing sociopath Nick Freitas by the skin of her teeth 230,893 (50.9%) to 222,623 (49.1%). There are at least 8 Republicans competing to take her on next year and she'll probably be running against someone even crazier and more extreme than Freitas, state Sen. Amanda "Trump in heels" Chase.

VA-07 goes from DC exurbs in Spotsylvania and Culpeper counties to suburbs southwest of Richmond. The PVI is R+6 and Trump won the district against Hillary by over six points and then lost it to Biden by one point. Portions of Chesterfield and Henrico in the Richmond area are where most of the voters live, although there are significant numbers in Spotsylvania and Culpeper counties as well and smaller numbers in half a dozen others. I don't have the final numbers for the congressional district in the gubernatorial race yet but these are how the counties voted-- listed in order of voters within VA-07:

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https://www.downwithtyranny.com/post/don-t-follow-leaders-watch-your-parking-meters-the-democrats-won-t-survive-too-many-spanbergers

Earlier today we looked at political realignment and some reasons why the two major political parties should consider splitting up. Last week, calling her cutting and honest, Chris Cillizza take a sympathetic look at the Democrat in the House with the 6th worst voting record-- after Henry Cuellar (T...

Reliable Sources this morning featured a segment on an author who’s written a book about how “woke” white liberals are r...
11/08/2021
Let’s Get Our Priorities Straight, People - Digby's Hullabaloo

Reliable Sources this morning featured a segment on an author who’s written a book about how “woke” white liberals are ruining everything with their elitist anti-racism and class warfare against the salt o’ the earth working class. Yeah. It’s just a new angle on the same old story. It’s not that there isn’t some truth to the fact that the progressive left can be annoying. It can. But to say that it’s just white liberal elites from the big bad city who are agitating for racial and social justice is just — wrong. And MSNBC hosts saying that the parental “backlash” against CRT is a function of white supremacy certainly has some basis in truth and, moreover, is simply not America’s greatest problem at the moment.

This is:

more:
https://digbysblog.net/2021/11/07/lets-get-our-priorities-straight-people/

Reliable Sources this morning featured a segment on an author who's written a book about how

Glenn Altschuler has been teaching at Cornell for 4 decades. His work on popular culture as "contested terrain" between ...
11/07/2021
How Long Before The 2 Major Parties Splinter? It's Time

Glenn Altschuler has been teaching at Cornell for 4 decades. His work on popular culture as "contested terrain" between ideologies (the culture wars) has made him famous. Hi essay, Real conservatives must make a choice, for The Hill this morning gives conservatives and conservatism the benefit of the doubt. In polite society, conservatives are normal good faith players, rather than political vampires. Presumably, he thinks the French and Russian revolutions erred in murdering their murdeous aristocracies. When I opened Twitter the morning, the first tweet I noticed came from Long Island conservative sh*tbag Lee Zeldin: "Americans don’t want our nation radically transformed... We are ALL IN to save our country!" Zeldin, a Trumpist lame duck congressman from Suffolk County, is running for the GOP nomination for governor of New York.

Not wanting transformative change-- something espoused by conservatives from both parties (including, famously, Biden during his campaign)-- is contested by champions of those on the bottom, whether Bernie or the 6 members of Congress-- AOC, Ilhan, Rashida, Jamaal, Cori, Ayanna-- who voted against the phony-baloney, conservative-only infrastructure bill Friday night.

more:
https://www.downwithtyranny.com/post/how-long-before-the-2-major-parties-splinter-it-s-time

Glenn Altschuler has been teaching at Cornell for 4 decades. His work on popular culture as "contested terrain" between ideologies (the culture wars) has made him famous. Hi essay, Real conservatives must make a choice, for The Hill this morning gives conservatives and conservatism the benefit of th...

As I've been saying for months: I could care less that corporate Dem Terry McAuliffe lost his gubernatorial race. I'm no...
11/07/2021
MAGAs Are Invariably Very Screwed Up In The Head. But Do Democrats Have A Response?

As I've been saying for months: I could care less that corporate Dem Terry McAuliffe lost his gubernatorial race. I'm not happy that the GOP-lite Virginia Democratic Party also managed to lose control of the state House. But the voters did decide to give the Democrats an ass-kicking last Tuesday in Virginia. As good as McAuliffe losing was the end of the political career of another corrupt Democrat, Machine-owned-and-operated New Jersey Senate president Steve Sweeney. Good riddance! Did the voters wise up to these crap politicians? I doubt it, since they replaced them with garbage at least just as bad, in most cases worse. So... why. On a granular level, several pundits have pointed to the issue that always works for conservative politicians: racial panic, which was, ironically, what Biden used to first get elected to the Senate in 1972 (busing).

On Friday, Bess Levin, writing for Vanity Fair, noted that "One of the most dominant features of the modern Republican Party is its love for creating moral panic over things that either (1) aren’t actually happening or (2) are positive developments but ones that conservatives insist will lead to the downfall of society. Whether it’s immigrants supposedly taking Americans’ jobs or paid parental leave turning fathers into 'doting dad[s],' the GOP has a long history of shamelessly trying to convince people that something very sinister is transpiring, and only Republicans can save them."

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https://www.downwithtyranny.com/post/magas-are-invariably-very-screwed-up-in-the-head-but-do-democrats-have-a-response

As I've been saying for months: I could care less that corporate Dem Terry McAuliffe lost his gubernatorial race. I'm not happy that the GOP-lite Virginia Democratic Party also managed to lose control of the state House. But the voters did decide to give the Democrats an ass-kicking last Tuesday in....

The newly elected president was worried. He held a narrow lead after a vicious campaign and the election would go to the...
11/07/2021
link.esquire.com

The newly elected president was worried. He held a narrow lead after a vicious campaign and the election would go to the House of Representatives, where anything could happen. His enemies, as historian Jon Meacham writes, were “open to considering any scenario” that would keep him from assuming the office. He was concerned that the incumbent president, whom he had defeated for re-election, would stir up actual violence to maintain his position.

https://link.esquire.com/view/5dfd61b695a7a178a6235858f8oey.4hv/6cd8226a

The newly elected president was worried. He held a narrow lead after a vicious campaign and the election would go to the House of Representatives, where anything could happen. His enemies, as historian Jon Meacham writes, were “open to considering any scenario” that would keep him from assuming ...

Rats In Florida...🐀 Rats In Congress-- 🐀 A Ratty GOP 🐀What a weird state Florida is! And it's getting worse. National De...
11/06/2021

Rats In Florida...🐀 Rats In Congress-- 🐀 A Ratty GOP 🐀

What a weird state Florida is! And it's getting worse. National Democrats-- stupid as ever-- wonder if it's even worth contesting any more, as though they have been over the last decades. They formerly depended on their big-- and neatly meaningless-- voter registration advantage, but now they've lost that too. On Friday, DeSantis announced the GOP had finally surpassed the Democrats in party registrations, something that is a better election of Florida voting patterns anyway-- as well as a reflection of the morbid state of the Florida Democratic Party, which is basically tied with Ohio's as the worst Democratic Party in America. And they keep recruiting Republicans to run as Democrats-- like Patrick Murphy and now Charlie Crist former GOP attorney general, governor and failed Senate candidate, currently running what looks to be a failing gubernatorial campaign against DeSantis, America's worst governor.

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https://www.downwithtyranny.com/post/rats-in-florida-rats-in-congress-a-ratty-gop

Rats In Florida...🐀 Rats In Congress-- 🐀 A Ratty GOP 🐀

What a weird state Florida is! And it's getting worse. National Democrats-- stupid as ever-- wonder if it's even worth contesting any more, as though they have been over the last decades. They formerly depended on their big-- and neatly meaningless-- voter registration advantage, but now they've lost that too. On Friday, DeSantis announced the GOP had finally surpassed the Democrats in party registrations, something that is a better election of Florida voting patterns anyway-- as well as a reflection of the morbid state of the Florida Democratic Party, which is basically tied with Ohio's as the worst Democratic Party in America. And they keep recruiting Republicans to run as Democrats-- like Patrick Murphy and now Charlie Crist former GOP attorney general, governor and failed Senate candidate, currently running what looks to be a failing gubernatorial campaign against DeSantis, America's worst governor.

Read more:
https://www.downwithtyranny.com/post/rats-in-florida-rats-in-congress-a-ratty-gop

A real PR firm, not a Sears PR firm. The DNC, DSCC, and DCCC need to dump their inside-the-Beltway shops filled with for...
11/06/2021
Now hire a good PR firm - Digby's Hullabaloo

A real PR firm, not a Sears PR firm. The DNC, DSCC, and DCCC need to dump their inside-the-Beltway shops filled with former Hill cronies and hire the kind of marketing professionals who make their money outside politics where if you fail your friends aren’t there to catch you. How many times do we have say it?

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https://digbysblog.net/2021/11/06/now-hire-a-good-pr-firm/

A real PR firm, not a Sears PR firm. The DNC, DSCC, and DCCC need to dump their inside-the-Beltway shops filled with former Hill cronies and hire the kind of marketing professionals who make their money outside politics where if you fail your friends aren't there to catch you. How many times do we h...

When I woke up yesterday, Pramila was reminding Democrats that it is worth doing something transformational for the Amer...
11/06/2021
Democratic Leadership... More Evil Or More Incompetent?

When I woke up yesterday, Pramila was reminding Democrats that it is worth doing something transformational for the American people even if some of them lose their cush jobs and the Democrats lose control of the House. I'm proud of her. Many members of Congress-- careerists-- are not... and are not amused. "Of course it's worth it if we're making people's lives better," she told a reporter who asked her. "What's the alternative? To do nothing. I mean, that's not gonna get us anywhere… part of what we have to do is really understand the economic frustration that people have right now. And I think that is really important for us.

Before I went to bed last night, Pelosi had sided with House conservatives against progressives and was trying to lure progressive-lites over to the Dark Side. In the end, there was some kind of face-saving compromise made that I absolutely do not think is worth bucket of warm spit: a written commitment that untrustworthy corrupt conservatives will vote for Biden’s $1.75 trillion social and climate spending package if the CBO score of the bill is in line with White House estimates. Unless Sinema's and Manchin's signature are on the document, it will never be honored. Only 6 progressives showed they are progressives last night: AOC, Ilhan, Cori, Rashida, Ayanna and Jamaal. The bill would have failed if not for 13 Republicans, 3 or 4 of whom are not running for reelection.

As Stephanie Kelton colleague Michael Hudson, an economist from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and Bard College, asked rhetorically Is This the End of the Unreformable Democratic Party? "History," he wrote, "has been rewritten daily this week almost immediately as it occurs. A Wall Street Journal editorial on November 4 spun its view of what is at issue for the Democratic Party: “Voters warn Democrats to walk away from the Sanders-Pelosi agenda.” The Democrats’ own leadership quickly agreed with this take, playing the blame game against the Progressive Caucus for insisting on economic reforms that opinion polls have reported are precisely what voters say they want. But these are not the policies that the party’s major donors want. What really is at issue is just whom the Democratic Party (and their duopoly partners the Republicans too, of course) support: corporate lobbyists and the Donor Class, or wage-earning voters seeking economic policies that benefit them as employees, consumers and debtors.

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https://www.downwithtyranny.com/post/democratic-leadership-more-evil-or-more-incompetent

When I woke up yesterday, Pramila was reminding Democrats that it is worth doing something transformational for the American people even if some of them lose their cush jobs and the Democrats lose control of the House. I'm proud of her. Many members of Congress-- careerists-- are not... and are not....

I truly hope this is for real:A course of pills developed by Pfizer can slash the risk of being hospitalized or dying fr...
11/06/2021
Another Game Changer - Digby's Hullabaloo

I truly hope this is for real:

A course of pills developed by Pfizer can slash the risk of being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19 by 89% if taken within three days of developing symptoms, according to results released Friday by the pharmaceutical company.

In a study of more than 1,200 COVID-19 patients with a higher risk of developing serious illness, people who took Pfizer’s pills were far less likely to end up in the hospital compared to people who got placebo pills.

None of the people who got the real pills died, but 10 people who got placebo pills died, according to results summarized in a Pfizer press release.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said in prepared remarks that the data suggest the pill-based treatment, if authorized, could “eliminate up to nine out of ten hospitalizations.”

Infectious disease experts cautioned these results are preliminary — only described in a press release and not in a peer-reviewed medical journal — but they represent another promising development in the search for effective and easy-to-administer COVID-19 pills.

This will eliminate the vast, vast majority of the vaccine breakthrough deaths which means COVID will essentially no longer be a deadly disease except in rare cases in the wealthy countries. For the rest of the world, I assume that vaccines will remain the gold standard and hopefully the vaccines will be long term eventually to solve that problem.

There is light at the end of the tunnel.

https://digbysblog.net/2021/11/05/another-game-changer/

I truly hope this is for real: A course of pills developed by Pfizer can slash the risk of being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19 by 89% if taken within three days of developing symptoms, according to results released Friday by the pharmaceutical company.In a study of more than 1,200 COVID-19 pat...

Hard to image agreeing with Nikki Haley on much but... when asked about Biden's mental health by some hack right-wing pr...
11/05/2021
Republicans In Congress Are Pro-Ageism-- Except For Members Of Congress

Hard to image agreeing with Nikki Haley on much but... when asked about Biden's mental health by some hack right-wing propagandist on the Christian Broadcasting Network, she had a reasonable answer: cognitive testing for the elderly in elective office. She didn't mention Reagan, but it is now well known that he had Alzheimer's and was mentally incapacitated in the last couple of years of his presidency. That would never have flown on that network.

"Rather that making this about a person," she said, in reference to the right-wing talking point about Biden (or the normal American talking point about Trump) "we seriously need to have a conversation. If you’re gonna have anyone above a certain age in a position of power-- whether it’s the House, whether it’s the Senate, whether it’s vice president, whether it’s president-- you should have some sort of cognitive test. Just like you have to show your tax returns." Ummmm... she kind of messed up there, at least for her side of the aisle.

You should have some sort of health screening so that people have faith in what you're doing. And right now-- let's face it-- we’ve got a lot of people in leadership positions that are old. And that’s not being disrespectful. That’s a fact. And when it comes to that, this shouldn't be partisan."

And thence went on to feed the CBN listeners what they wanted about Biden anyway.

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https://www.downwithtyranny.com/post/republicans-in-congress-are-pro-ageism-except-for-members-of-congress

Hard to image agreeing with Nikki Haley on much but... when asked about Biden's mental health by some hack right-wing propagandist on the Christian Broadcasting Network, she had a reasonable answer: cognitive testing for the elderly in elective office. She didn't mention Reagan, but it is now well k...

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We are no longer living in a Democracy when the president of our country is cheating and manipulating the post office in order for YOUR VOTES NOT TO COUNT so that he can remain in power. When he is speaking about NOT RELINQUISHING THE PRESIDENCY & is talking about 8 MORE YEARS at the White House. Trump is also asking for foreign interference in our elections. Trump is DIVIDING America (aren't we divided?). He has sent UNMARKED POLICE TO ATTACK OUR OWN CITIZENS who were protesting without violence; we have the RIGHT TO PEACEFUL PROTEST. Trump is keeping BROWN CHILDREN IN CAGES. Trump has been ENDORCED BY LEADERS of the K*K & White Supremacy groups; he has been video taped expressing his believe in improving the race (Eugenics). And don't get this confused I LOVE CAUCASIANS but I believe there's room for all of us.. He has ALWAYS EXPRESSED HIS ADMIRATION FOR PUTIN, KIM JONG-UN & others like them. He is always ATTACKING THE FREE PRESS. And has all his cult followers refuse to watch certain TV channels or read some publications because of his attacks on these media outlets. DOESN'T ALL THIS REMIND YOU OF HI**ER, DICTATORS & LEADERS OF COMMUNIST COUNTRIES? I have no doubt that 4 more years of this will be death to our country.
I wrote this song as a rallying cry for our Republic, Democracy and the Biden/Harris campaign. Please listen/watch and share.
It appears the voter suppression effort has already begun in PA. The local election office received our mail-in ballot requests on 8/22/2020 and has still not mailed out our ballots. If it takes over 5 weeks to get a mail-in ballot how long will it take for the election office to receive our ballots? I'm worried that millions of democrats votes will not be counted in PA. That's why Trump keeps saying he is ahead in the polls in Pa. When in fact he's trailing by 9 points. I also had problems submitting a complaint on the online system. It's designed so that it kicks you out before your complaint goes thru. This is an egregious violation of election law. I also noticed another problem. There is no reference to voter discrimination on the basis of political party affiliation in PA Law. This seems like a gross violation of free and fair elections. How can we have free and fair elections if the election commissioner is not required to allow all party affiliations to vote?
We are no longer living in a Democracy when the president of our country is cheating and manipulating the post office in order for YOUR VOTES NOT TO COUNT so that he can remain in power. When he is speaking about NOT RELINQUISHING THE PRESIDENCY & is talking about 8 MORE YEARS at the White House. Trump is also asking for foreign interference in our elections. Trump is DIVIDING America (aren't we divided?). He has sent UNMARKED POLICE TO ATTACK OUR OWN CITIZENS who were protesting without violence; we have the RIGHT TO PEACEFUL PROTEST. Trump is keeping BROWN CHILDREN IN CAGES. Trump has been ENDORCED BY LEADERS of the K*K & White Supremacy groups; he has been video taped expressing his believe in improving the race (Eugenics). And don't get this confused I LOVE CAUCASIANS but I believe there's room for all of us.. He has ALWAYS EXPRESSED HIS ADMIRATION FOR PUTIN, KIM JONG-UN & others like them. He is always ATTACKING THE FREE PRESS. And has all his cult followers refusing to watch certain TV channels or reading some publications. DOESN'T ALL THIS REMIND YOU OF HI**ER, DICTATORS & LEADERS OF COMMUNIST COUNTRIES? I have no doubt that 4 more years of this will be death to our country.
We are no longer living in a Democracy when the president of our country is cheating and manipulating the post office in order for YOUR VOTES NOT TO COUNT so that he can remain in power. When he is speaking about NOT RELINQUISHING THE PRESIDENCY & is talking about 8 MORE YEARS at the White House. Trump is also asking for foreign interference in our elections. Trump is DIVIDING America (aren't we divided?). He has sent UNMARKED POLICE TO ATTACK OUR OWN CITIZENS who were protesting without violence; we have the RIGHT TO PEACEFUL PROTEST. Trump is keeping BROWN CHILDREN IN CAGES. Trump has been ENDORCED BY LEADERS of the K*K & White Supremacy groups; he has been video taped expressing his believe in improving the race (Eugenics). And don't get this confused I LOVE CAUCASIANS but I believe there's room for all of us.. He has ALWAYS EXPRESSED HIS ADMIRATION FOR PUTIN, KIM JONG-UN & others like them. He is always ATTACKING THE FREE PRESS. And has all his cult followers refusing to watch certain TV channels or reading some publications. DOESN'T ALL THIS REMIND YOU OF HI**ER, DICTATORS & LEADERS OF COMMUNIST COUNTRIES? I have no doubt that 4 more years of this will be death to our country.
Congratulations Blue America on making the most inaccurate, hate filled, and ignorant ads on all of the internet! Wowzers Amazing, it is truly amazing how desperate the far left is to convince the world that Donald Trump is some kind of dishonorable freak. Most educated people can see straight through your lies and facades. You make the corrupt system, you convince people to do evil, and you convert people into hate filled individuals just like you are. Then you turn around and blame Trump and the police. A Blue America is a communistic satanic society hell bent on selfish extortion, that is no America. #TRUMP2020
"In pandemics... No big spending..." How's trillions of tax payers money. This YouTube ad is an obnoxious song filled with lies funded by foreign communist. It figures that democrats are behind this ad. Do us all a favor and ghost. Only weak minded individuals believe your tabloid style garbage.
I have real concerns about Trump declaring the state of emergency. Doing so gives him unprecedented powers to do things he couldn't otherwise. The one I am most concerned about is he going to postpone or cancel the elections this year? Does he have that kind of authority? Would the US Attorney General and the SCOTUS back him up if he did? What recourse would we have to combat such a blatant power grab? This is what concerns me the most about this so-called emergency.
both parties work against the interest of the middle and working class! #DNCSucks #DNCcheats #BothPartiesSuck
Am writing from Newport Beach to mention my protest song re: pres lies called "trump says (trump lies)'; based on Jane's Addiction big hit "Jane Says". youtube url is