David Sirota went outside the box with this thought:
I'm serious here — Democrats could right now nominate @BetoORourke or @StaceyAbrams for Speaker of the House. They have legislative experience, they are from red states, and they have serious national followings. I know it may seem far-fetched, but why would that be a bad idea? https://t.co/0hkUhB5FA2
I’m making this thread separate…something we can chew, nibble, etc.
Personally, I like Sirota’s idea, but given that’s unlikely, I know one thing right away I want: amend the 2017 tax law. I want SALT (state & local taxes) to be completely tax deductible again. Additionally, raise the minimum wage and MFA. Long-game: to add more members to the House to properly represent the American people. The last revision of the numbers in the House was 1911.
Today Deleware is holding its primary. The main race the media is watching is the US senate seat currently held by Tom Carper, a centrist Dem. His opponent is Kerri Evelyn Harris, an organizer who has served in the Iraq war and has been introduced as a Justice Democrat candidate. The polls close at 8PM ET. You can view the results as they come in at Politico: https://www.politico.com/election-results/2018/delaware/. Here's how @KerriHarrisDE is feeling on Election Day https://t.co/OxYBlESM3v — Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) September 6, 2018 Feel free to also post other news or fun videos as this serves as a second …Continue reading →
Hi Birdies–it’s a big primary night. Poll closing Times: OH-4:30 PT/6:30 CT/7:30ET Kansas, Missouri – 5pm PT/7pm CT/8pm ET Michigan – 6PT/9CT/9ET (polls are open the same amount of hours in the Central time zone, which is in the UPI) Washington – 8:00 PT/10pm CT/11ET Incumbents count on low turnout in midterm primaries. That's why we've been all #GetOutTheVote and #GOTV on social all weekend. Voters in MI, MO, KS, and WA need to know who the Justice Democrat in their district is. Share this to help spread the word. https://t.co/bx994hx3cb pic.twitter.com/OFxuO7T4RE — Justice Democrats (@justicedems) August 6, 2018 Most …Continue reading →
Tonight is the Dem primaries for AL, CA, IA, MT, MS NJ, NM and CA. The state being watched most closely is the largest one, California, especially in the house, senate and governor’s races. From Politico: Democrats are more assured of getting general election candidates through the primary in four other Clinton-won, Republican-held districts in California. And in the governor’s race, it could be Republicans who end up without a candidate. That race is a battle for second place. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has led public polling, but former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and state Treasurer John Chiang, both …Continue reading →
Tonight there are 17 runoffs in Texas and primaries in KY, GA, & AR. Should be an interesting evening looking at the polling results. Did you know some of the folks who worked for Cheeto are also banksters donors for Gov Andrew Cuomo’s campaign? Yep, you can’t make this bowl of party chex up! In other news, Nina Turner issued a statement about the Politico article which reports the whispers of the has-beens of the Clinton campaign. That and more in the comments! Please feel free to post videos, tweets or other things on your mind! Update: NPR and other …Continue reading →
The ides of March. Originated with Julius Caesar, but not emphasized until Shakespeare wrote a play about a Roman dictator. But also how the dictator was assassinated and the underbelly of corruption was exposed. On this date in 2016, Bernie Sanders decided not to fold up his campaign, even though he did poorly in Super Tuesday. However, TBTB in the Democratic Party tried to coronate one of its baronesses as the nominee and did not honor their agreement to host more debates. But Bernie didn’t give up. He ended up winning more states and raising over $234M, over a million …Continue reading →
“The only way you beat an incumbent is by out-working them.”
As part of their 2017 election series “The People’s Guide to Power,” WNYC is releasing a series of reports called the ‘Queens Machine’ from Brigid Bergin that breaks down how the Democratic Party in Queens works, including the story of a group of women going up against one of the last vestiges of New York City’s machine politics (including our very own Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez).
Her opponent, Representative Joseph Crowley, accepts three million dollars a year in Wall Street, real estate, and corporate finance industries. He has lived in Virginia for the last 20 years. It’s time for the Bronx to be represented by someone who actually lives there and will champion a progressive vision for the future.