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This new ad from Republican Voters Against Trump uses Ronald Reagan's words to slam 45.
#Election2020 #RVAT #NowThis #trumpistan #Resistance
 

This new ad from Republican Voters Against Trump uses Ronald Reagan's words to slam 45.
#Election2020 #RVAT #NowThis #trumpistan #Resistance
 
The Chief Architect of The Destruction of the Administrative State.

Bannon aims to make a comeback in circle of Trump influencers ahead of election

"As an election approaches, Steve Bannon and his allies are trying to return the former chief White House strategist to media circles known to influence the president’s thinking."

"An investment banker who became chairman of Breitbart News and led Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016, Bannon has extensive links to global far-right nationalist movements."




#Trump #GOP #WhiteNationalism #racism #corruption #incompetence #election2020
 
Republican dark money groups set sights on taking control of 2020 district maps

"A little-known Republican group is ramping up millions of dollars in funding from major US corporations such as CitiGroup and Chevron to protect the conservative stronghold on the country."

"The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) – which held the key to the GOP’s political takeover a decade ago – launched the Right Lines 2020 campaign last September, taglined: 'Socialism starts in the states. Let’s stop it there, too'. It’s hoping to meet a $125m investment goal in an effort to retain 42 state legislature seats that the group says are key to holding power in the House of Representatives in battleground states including Wisconsin, Texas, Florida and New York."

"'There’s a decade of power and a decade of dominance that’s truly on the line', RSLC president Austin Chambers, a 24-year-old Republican operative, told Sean Spicer on his Newsmax show in March. The group recently appointed party strategist Karl Rove and ousted White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to its board."




#GOP #VoterSuppression #election2020
 
Republican dark money groups set sights on taking control of 2020 district maps

"A little-known Republican group is ramping up millions of dollars in funding from major US corporations such as CitiGroup and Chevron to protect the conservative stronghold on the country."

"The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) – which held the key to the GOP’s political takeover a decade ago – launched the Right Lines 2020 campaign last September, taglined: 'Socialism starts in the states. Let’s stop it there, too'. It’s hoping to meet a $125m investment goal in an effort to retain 42 state legislature seats that the group says are key to holding power in the House of Representatives in battleground states including Wisconsin, Texas, Florida and New York."

"'There’s a decade of power and a decade of dominance that’s truly on the line', RSLC president Austin Chambers, a 24-year-old Republican operative, told Sean Spicer on his Newsmax show in March. The group recently appointed party strategist Karl Rove and ousted White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to its board."




#GOP #VoterSuppression #election2020
 
Jon Ossoff wins Democratic primary in Georgia Senate race

"Ossoff drew national attention during a special election in 2017 when he nearly flipped a congressional seat against now Rep. Karen Handel. The historically expensive House race was one of the country's first indicators of how Democratic turnout would shift following President Trump's 2016 election."

"Ossoff will face Republican Sen. David Perdue this November in what's bound to be a closely watched race."

#Georgia #election2020
 
Trump' refusal to release mid-year economic forecast is an obvious election year ploy

"Administration officials have confirmed that the White House, breaking with decades of precedent, will not publish a mid-year economic forecast—a decision critics said is an obvious move to shield President Donald Trump from the political implications of a tanking economy ahead of November's election."

#Trump #GOP #corruption #incompetence #election2020
 
You can always count on the the extreme right-wing to choose names which ultimately betray their intentions, in that they always choose weasel words which mean the exact opposite of their malicious intent, e.g. "Honest Elections Project", which is about as dishonest as you can imagine...

Revealed: conservative group fighting to restrict voting tied to powerful dark money network

"A powerful new conservative organization fighting to restrict voting in the 2020 presidential election is really just a rebranded group that is part of a dark money network already helping Donald Trump’s unprecedented effort to remake the US federal judiciary, the Guardian and OpenSecrets reveal."

"The organization, which calls itself the Honest Elections Project, seemed to emerge out of nowhere a few months ago and started stoking fears about voter fraud. Backed by a dark money group funded by rightwing stalwarts like the Koch brothers and Betsy DeVos’ family, the Honest Elections Project is part of the network that pushed the US supreme court picks Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, and is quickly becoming a juggernaut in the escalating fight over voting rights."

"The project announced it was spending $250,000 in advertisements in April, warning against voting by mail and accusing Democrats of cheating. It facilitated letters to election officials in Colorado, Florida and Michigan, using misleading data to accuse jurisdictions of having bloated voter rolls and threatening legal action."




#GOP #VoterSupperssion #DarkMoney #HonestElectionsProject #election2020
 
Dear Florida Voters: Elections matter.

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"Under ordinary circumstances, Florida Republicans might be unbothered by all this; after all, as some of them admitted in interviews with Politico, the system is doing exactly what their party designed it to do — minimize the number of jobless Floridians who can access state aid, so as to minimize business owners’ tax obligations."

"But this is an election year. So Republican governor Ron DeSantis and his allies are worried that their inability to get federal aid into the hands of needy workers could cost Donald Trump reelection."

Via Florida GOP Realizes Deliberately Impoverishing the Unemployed Has Downsides (From 2 April 2020)

#Florida #GOP #inequality #unemploymentinsurance #election2020
 
Report suggests Republican voter suppression tactics failed in Wisconsin

"...a report by the Wisconsin Elections Commission suggests the election went much better than it could have. The overwhelming majority of voters who wanted to vote absentee were able to do so. And it is likely that only a small percentage of voters were disenfranchised by a US Supreme Court decision backing the Republican Party’s effort to make it harder to cast a ballot."

"The report, in other words, suggests that a sophisticated and multi-front effort by Republicans to prevent many Wisconsinites from casting a ballot achieved very limited results."

"That’s not a reason for voting rights advocates to relax."

#Wisconsin #Trump #GOP #VoterSuppression #corruption #election2020
 
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"Vladimir Putin dreams of discrediting the American democratic system, and he will never have a more reliable ally than Donald Trump."

Via Putin Is Well on His Way to Stealing the Next Election

#election2020 #Trump #Russia #disinformation #cybersecurity #corruption
 
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"This is a dark day for our democracy. The Republican Texas Supreme Court is wrong to force the people of Texas to choose between their health and their right to vote. They would have Texans die, just so they can hold on to power."

Via Texas Supreme Court puts expansion of voting by mail on hold

#Texas #GOP #VoterSuppression #immorality #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #VoteByMail #election2020
 
It's true -- if the Biden camp does not do a hard outreach to the progressive base, he could lose. His choice of VP could be critical right now...

Sanders adviser warns of 'alarming trends' that could lead to Biden's defeat

"A top adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign warned in a memo on Friday that former Vice President Joe Biden could lose the election in November because 'a significant portion' of Sanders’s supporters are 'currently unsupportive and unenthusiastic' about his candidacy."

"The memo, written by Jeff Weaver, who recently launched the Future to Believe In PAC aimed at turning out progressives for Biden, said the presumptive Democratic nominee faces a 'clear and dangerous trend' that could block his path to the White House if he does not address his shortcoming with Latinos, working class voters and young people."

#election2020
 
It's true -- if the Biden camp does not do a hard outreach to the progressive base, he could lose. His choice of VP could be critical right now...

Sanders adviser warns of 'alarming trends' that could lead to Biden's defeat

"A top adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign warned in a memo on Friday that former Vice President Joe Biden could lose the election in November because 'a significant portion' of Sanders’s supporters are 'currently unsupportive and unenthusiastic' about his candidacy."

"The memo, written by Jeff Weaver, who recently launched the Future to Believe In PAC aimed at turning out progressives for Biden, said the presumptive Democratic nominee faces a 'clear and dangerous trend' that could block his path to the White House if he does not address his shortcoming with Latinos, working class voters and young people."

#election2020
 
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"The Trump administration’s further erosion of the CDC will harm global cooperation in science and public health, as it is trying to do by defunding WHO. A strong CDC is needed to respond to public health threats, both domestic and international, and to help prevent the next inevitable pandemic. Americans must put a president in the White House come January, 2021, who will understand that public health should not be guided by partisan politics."

Via a blistering editorial in The Lancet (.pdf)

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality #election2020
 
Dirty Tricks: Eight Falsehoods that Could Undermine the 2020 Election

"The 2020 election will be hard-fought and divisive. The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused major disruptions to our elections system, and the risk that other real crises — natural disaster, machine breakdown, foreign interference — will further disrupt the election is significant. But there is also a significant risk that political actors will manufacture crises to undermine election results they don't like. These fake crises can undercut trust in the accuracy of election outcomes, inflame partisan tensions, and destabilize our democracy."

"Here are eight lies, misconceptions, and false arguments that we think voters will have to contend with in 2020..."

#election2020
 
Texas AG seeks to block election officials from allowing absentee voters to cite fear of COVID-19

"Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) on Wednesday filed a petition with the state Supreme Court to stop election officials from allowing voters to request absentee ballots over fear of the coronavirus."

"Texas law only allows mail-in voting for limited groups, and Paxton said citing fear of the coronavirus does not qualify as a reason for a mail ballot by the state’s requirements."

#Texas #GOP #VoterSuppression #election2020 #Trump #Pence #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
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"What is the character of a man who will not defend his best friend? If he won't defend John McCain, why would I expect him to defend any of us in South Carolina?" -- Richard Wilkerson, former chairman and president of Michelin's Greenville, South Carolina-based North America operation, announcing recently that he's endorsing Graham's Democratic opponent Jaime Harrison.

Via Big Lindsey Graham Donor Decides It's Time To Start Seeing Other Candidates

#SouthCarolina #GOP #election2020
 
New GOP poll shows Trump in big trouble in must-win Georgia

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"A Washington Post/Ipsos poll found just 39% of Georgians surveyed approve of [Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's] coronavirus response."

#Trump #GOP #Georgia #election2020
 
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"What is the character of a man who will not defend his best friend? If he won't defend John McCain, why would I expect him to defend any of us in South Carolina?" -- Richard Wilkerson, former chairman and president of Michelin's Greenville, South Carolina-based North America operation, announcing recently that he's endorsing Graham's Democratic opponent Jaime Harrison.

Via Big Lindsey Graham Donor Decides It's Time To Start Seeing Other Candidates

#SouthCarolina #GOP #election2020
 
Trump Is Unraveling

"Donald Trump is asking us to enter even further into his house of mirrors. He is asking us to live within a lie, to live within his lie, for four more years. The duty of citizenship in America today is to refuse to live within that lie."

#Trump #GOP #corruption #incompetence #election2020
 
I applaud Amash for "wanting to destroy the system that created Trump", but I'm not a fan -- i also disagree with Amash on a variety of ideological issues, etc. But mostly because the message for the GOP should be "destroy the system that created Trump from within the Republican party.. or else", but they will never listen (it' is a cult, after all).

Which is why Amash would be making a huge mistake making a 3rd party run. Stay tuned to this developing fiasco.

Justin Amash Wants to Destroy the System that Created Trump

#GOP #DeathCult2020 #election2020
 
Get ready for major fireworks in 5... 4...

#Trump #Pence #GOP #election2020 #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll
 
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"Of all the delusional things that Trump’s supporters believe about him, one of the most delusional is that Trump is a tough guy who doesn’t back down. A woman tweeted a couple of days ago — I can’t find the tweet at the moment — that Americans weren’t willing to elect a woman president in 2016 but they got a little bitch anyway, which is exactly right."

Via Trump the quitter

#Trump #election2020
Trump the quitter
 
You can bet on it.

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"For those who value the democratic vote, the pandemic is an obstacle to overcome. For many Republicans, it represents an opportunity to exploit. Republicans are not preparing now to make the general election go smoothly. Quite the opposite. The chaos president, and his chaos party, are setting the stage for a dangerous mess in November."

Via Republicans Will Use the Coronavirus to Suppress the Vote

#GOP #corruption #election2020 #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #democracy
 
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"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to use this crisis to break the backs of public employee pension funds in liberal states and punish people who vote for Democrats. On Wednesday, McConnell told right-wing radio personality Hugh Hewitt that state and local governments facing revenue shortfalls from this crisis, some of which are forced by law to balance their budgets, may have to go bankrupt because he has no plans to allow the federal government to help them out."

"He said these states and cities can use this crisis to solve their 'pension problem', and that he's saving he's saving future generations from their fiscal irresponsibility. He later made clear just exactly which states he was talking about by putting out a memorandum in which he described the states requesting help as 'Blue State Bailouts'."

Via Is "Grim Reaper" Mitch McConnell finally facing his day of reckoning?

#MoscowMitch #GOP #election2020
 
True story, unfortunately.

But it doesn't have to be that way.... #election2020
 
Shocker.

Republican-Led Review Backs Intelligence Findings on Russian Interference

"American intelligence officials’ determination that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election to assist Donald J. Trump’s candidacy was fundamentally sound and untainted by politics, according to a key Republican-led Senate review released on Tuesday. The findings undercut longstanding allegations by Mr. Trump and his allies that the officials were biased against him."

"The Senate Intelligence Committee, which conducted the three-year study, had already given the work of the C.I.A. and the F.B.I. an interim stamp of approval, but the 158-page report on Tuesday presented new detail about the government’s attempts in 2016 and 2017 to make sense of Russia’s attacks. Much of the report’s contents about the so-called Intelligence Community Assessment were considered highly sensitive and blacked out by the Trump administration."

#Trump #Russia #GOP #corruption #conspiracy #impeachment #election2020

The New York Times: Republican-Led Review Backs Intelligence Findings on Russian Interference (By Nicholas Fandos and Julian E. Barnes)

 
Surprise! Not.

The Republican Party Is a Direct Threat to Public Health

#GOP #election2020
 
Sanders asks for donations to reelect members of 'The Squad'

"Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) put out a fundraising call using his campaign's email list Sunday night, imploring supporters to split a three-way donation between members of the Squad''."

"In the email, Sanders suggested a donation of $5 each to the campaigns of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), all of whom endorsed his campaign for president which ended last week."

#election2020 #theSquad
 
Yet more super secret predatory capitalist Wall Street fuckface dirty tricks.

Wall Street Titans Finance Democratic Primary Challenger to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

"Wall Street titans are financing a direct challenge to firebrand progressive lawmaker Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the New York primary on June 23."

"Disclosures show that over four dozen finance industry professionals, including several prominent private equity executives and investment bankers, made early donations to Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC contributor who is challenging Ocasio-Cortez. Caruso-Cabrera was a registered Republican until a few years ago and authored a 2010 book advocating for several conservative positions, including an end to Medicare and Social Security, which she called 'pyramid schemes'."

"The donors include Glenn Hutchins, the billionaire co-founder of Silver Lake Partners; James Passin of Firebird Capital; Bruce Schnitzer of Wand Partners; Jeffrey Rosen of Lazard; and Bradley Seaman, managing partner of Parallel49 Equity. The chief executives of Goldman Sachs, PNC Bank, and Virtu Financial, are also among the Caruso-Cabera donors."

#banksters #WallStreet #GOP #politics #AOC #NewYork #election2020 #capitalism
 
Why The Progressive Left Fits So Uncomfortably Within The Democratic Party




#Prograssive #politics #election2020
Why The Progressive Left Fits So Uncomfortably Within The Democratic Party
 
Please read the entire article. That is all.

"Fully Republican-controlled states have rejected the as-rewritten-by-John-Roberts Medicaid expansion not because it’s unpopular and doesn’t work, but because it’s popular and works. It’s a deeply revolting worldview, but it doesn’t suddenly vanish during a pandemic."

"And, of course, the next step is scapegoating."

Via Denialism as an ethos

#GOP #corruption #incompetence #cruelty #inequality #healthcare #election2020
Denialism as an ethos
 
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