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orlbucfan

I’m getting set to read that article, too. I get the AP via daily email.

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

Depressing article

orlbucfan

I hear you, but Fetterman has one thing going for him McAuliffe didn’t: he’s not a recycled candidate. Terry McAuliffe is a centrist Clintonista. He was a recent VA governor who didn’t do a very good job. He is solid crooked Turd Way. VA voters know that and they let the Clinton crowd know it. Fetterman isn’t a RWinger, and he’s already won major office statewide. I wish he was running for Governor down here.

jcitybone

https://www.cleveland.com/news/2022/04/democrats-shontel-brown-and-nina-turner-face-off-again-in-redrawn-11th-congressional-district-eric-brewer-and-james-hemphill-seek-gop-nod.html

As she took a break from knocking on doors in Lakewood to sip a Starbucks Medicine Ball tea, Turner said roughly 30 percent of the district’s voters are new and should get a chance to weigh in on who will represent them in Congress. She hopes the field will tilt in her favor this time because the redrawn district includes all of Cleveland, where voters favored her over Brown during their last contest, and sections of the county that backed Sanders in the 2020 presidential campaign.

Turner also hopes the other contests on the ballot for offices like governor and U.S. Senate “will draw out a broader, more diverse swath of the Democratic base” than went to the polls in last year’s special election to fill the congressional seat vacated by Marcia Fudge’s departure to head the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Turner’s storefront campaign office on Detroit Avenue includes a mural of the Vermont Senator, and they both support a less incremental approach to change than candidates who defeated them. As she revved up a room full of campaign volunteers before they went out to knock on doors, her speech took on the cadence of a street preacher.

“We are in a time of crisis,” Turner said. “There’s a crisis in the city, a crisis in the state, a crisis in the nation and a crisis in the world. And those crises must be answered by public policy that helps to change the material conditions of the poor, the working poor and barely middle class. I am here to tell you today that you deserve so much better than what you are getting.

“The great Harriet Tubman once said, If you hear the dogs keep going, if you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there are people coming after you, keep going, and you want to taste the freedom, never stop, keep going. So that is the message today, that if you want a better community, we must keep going. If you want universal health care, we must keep going. If you want a living wage, we must keep going. If you want to deal with the immoral nature of predatory capitalism, we must keep going. If we want a better future, we cannot stop. We must keep going.”

orlbucfan

Preach it, Nina, preach it!! And by gawd, WIN this race!!!!!!!!!!

orlbucfan

A very thankful T and R x 2, Ms. Benny!! 🙂 A note to fellow aging Boomer Nesters. I read a very well-written article titled “Why Those Moments of Care for Liza Minnelli and Joni Mitchell Felt Different” by Jeremy Gordon earlier today. It was printed in the NYT. The 650-plus comments were worth looking at, too. The subject was getting old, facing mortality, and how different cultures handle it. Needless to say, this one we live in is the pits. Kindness, empathy, and compassion were also discussed. Hubster has an on-line subscription, and there are some good write-ups in their Arts, Sciences, and Enviro sections.

jcitybone

https://www.wweek.com/news/2022/04/23/president-joe-biden-endorses-us-rep-kurt-schrader-in-reelection-battle/

President Joe Biden endorsed U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) on Saturday in his bid for an eighth term in Congress.

Schrader, 70, faces a Democratic primary challenge from his left for a second consecutive election cycle. In 2020, he handily defeated Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba. But this year, the contours of the 5th Congressional District have changed—and challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner has sought to win over the blue voters of Bend with aggressive criticisms of Schrader’s centrist stance, which she says has obstructed Biden’s agenda.

The president doesn’t seem to agree—or at least is more concerned that a progressive Democratic nominee could lose the district, which has the narrowest partisan margin in Oregon, to a Republican.

jcitybone

orlbucfan

POX the media bubonic plague!

wi63

My .02
We have smart cars, smart phones, smart tv’s in abundance, but why do we have a massive shortage of smart politicians?