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The GOP Midterm Agenda Is A Carefully Crafted Package Of Outrageous Lies & Dumfuckery

This morning, our friends at the Wall Street Journal warned that “White suburban women, a key group of midterm voters, have significantly shifted their support from Democrats to Republicans in the closing days of midterm campaigning because of rising concerns over the economy and inflation… The new survey shows that white women living in suburban areas, who make up 20% of the electorate, now favor Republicans for Congress by 15 percentage points, moving 27 percentage points away from Democrats since The Journal’s August poll.” And a couple of other new polls— one from CNN and an NPR/PBS one from Marist— both claim Republicans are more fired up to vote than Democrats, especially Democrats of the Black and Hispanic persuasion.

Meanwhile, Tim Miller wrote before dawn It’s the Crime, Stupid. He noted that “crime is a central issue that will propel the coming GOP wave. So that leaves one to wonder: What is it that these voters want Republicans to do to address crime when they take power? … Voters are looking for someone who wants to:

  • Maintain or increase funding for police (84 percent to 15 percent, Pew)

  • Implement red flag laws (83 percent, Quinnipiac)

  • Investigate police involved in shootings (81 percent support, Ipsos)

  • Put more cops on street patrol (77 percent support, Ipsos)

  • Make 21 minimum age to buy a gun (74 percent, Quinnipiac)

  • Use social workers to help police defuse situations where there are problems (65 percent, ABC/WaPo)

  • Increase funding to build economic opportunities in poor communities (62 percent, Ipsos)

  • Fewer guns (52 percent Quinnipiac)

  • Stricter enforcement of current gun laws (51 percent ABC/WaPo)

  • Ban the purchase AR-15s (50 percent, Quinnipiac)

“To summarize: Voters want to ensure that police are funded, that there are more cops on the streets, that guns are more difficult to purchase, and that people should be able to have police confiscate weapons from loved ones with mental health issues. How about in bumper sticker form: More cops. Fewer guns and violent criminals on the street. Or, in other words, exactly the policies that Joe Biden has tried to enact during his first two years and will continue if left to his own devices!”

Last night Chris Hayes pointed out that crime is out of control in 10 states, 9 of which have iron-grip conservative governance, New Mexico being the outlier.

Polling is insane, contradictory and wildly out of whack— showing one thing one day and the exact opposite the next. So what’s driving the election? No one thing and, as I pointed out earlier, tribalism more than anything. This new 4 and a half minute video by Robert Reich, 3 Lies, tells the story better than most of what I’m hearing. The 3 lies are about crime, inflation and taxes. Every Democratic candidate should taking calls from the DCCC and close out their campaigns by sticking to Reich’s talking points:


5 commentaires

02 nov. 2022

just remember that reich (robert) is a member in good standing of the democrap party... ON PURPOSE!!

You know... that party that reich keeps truthfully eviscerating as lying hapless worthless feckless corrupt neoliberal fascist pussies.

And, yes ptoomey, he was slick willie's ONLY marginally palatable cabinet member... but he STILL worked for the guy who conceived and executed the corruption of the Democratic party (via the DLC). And he has NOT made the party any less horrid.

and he's still a democrap... ON PURPOSE!


02 nov. 2022

ptoomey. what can one say. lamenting the democrap party's corruption, fascism, hypocrisy, fecklessness and refusal to stand as a bulwark...

but the lament implies that you'd still be voting for them, though reluctantly.

"The purported architects/builders of the bulwark were too concerned about their own personal perks, privileges & possessions to design or build a bulwark."

note: in some cases it has been naked cowardice... but your description is apt for the most part.

true. then why didn't you all electorally euthanize those mofos and replace them with a truly left, useful, progressive bulwark? why don't you do that NOW!!

at some point, you have to realize that bitching about your result is really an indictment of yourselves. well, i…

02 nov. 2022
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I have empathy and share your frustration with the Greens. The diff betw you and me (and maybe me and hightower) is that I know the democrap party shot itself in the head in 1980 (after being delirious for 12 years before that). I stopped kicking the carcass then.

I also know that the reason the Greens and the various Socialist parties aren't prime-time ready is because of the 10s of millions of you'se who still kick the dead donkey hoping it will wake up lo after all these decades and all that decomposition.

good on ya for working for Nader. I volunteered to work but the local had nothing for me to do. I doubt Nader'd have made…


Reich (far and away the best WJC cabinet member) can explain tangible realities of this election far better than Biden, Harris, Schumer, Pelosi, Harrison, or most any other Dem not named "Sanders" can. I'd take him over most any primetime MSDNC post. Hell, why don't Reid, Maddow, O'Donnell, et al simply steal Reich's material? It ain't rocket science.

And, oh, BTW, let's never forget Schumer's First Commandment:

For every blue-collar Democrat we lose in western Pennsylvania, we will pick up two moderate Republicans in the suburbs in Philadelphia, and you can repeat that in Ohio and Illinois and Wisconsin.”

It didn't exactly work out as Chuckles forecast in 2016, and now:

White women living in suburban areas, who make…

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