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Old 09-22-2020, 10:26 AM   #981
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Of course it is worth it to them even if they have to sacrifice the Senate.

They will have a 6-3 majority. Meaning that even if Biden "packs" the court, he can't get a majority unless he adds FOUR more seats. Two gets him nowhere.

Things are really, really dire.
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This is a useful thing that Bloombie is doing: paying the poll tax for folks.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit....co/FQBX33h8bX
he didn't pay for shit. he fundraised the money from other people. which is fine, but it's still not even a drop in the bucket relative to what he promised to do.
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would you rather people remain disenfranchised?
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of course not. but you said *he* was paying the poll tax for people. he's not doing that. it's not his own money. it's an important distinction in this particular context.

i'm not saying he shouldn't be doing this (i agree it's a good thing, the poll tax is absolute bullshit), but let's not give him undue credit as if the money is coming out of his bank account.
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of course not. but you said *he* was paying the poll tax for people. he's not doing that. it's not his own money. it's an important distinction in this particular context.

i'm not saying he shouldn't be doing this (i agree it's a good thing, the poll tax is absolute bullshit), but let's not give him undue credit as if the money is coming out of his bank account.
Yeah, I just saw that. I had said a few weeks ago that this is where his money would be best spent in FL. Instead of 16 million for 32,000 people. Would be better to take another chunk of that 100 million and hit another 50,000 or so ex-felons.

But it's still going to help. Every little bit.

Just some math. If you had 80-90% of ex-felons that got their bill paid vote Dem, and they did it for lets say 50,000 people (25 million dollars). Your return would be around 42,500. If you spend 25 million in ads in South FL, you may get a 2-3% return in swaying Cuban Americans to switch to Biden.
So for 25 million you may get around 28,000 votes. And obviously the more you spend on the court fees will pay off much more directly, than hoping your ads actually make a difference.
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Of course it is worth it to them even if they have to sacrifice the Senate.

They will have a 6-3 majority. Meaning that even if Biden "packs" the court, he can't get a majority unless he adds FOUR more seats. Two gets him nowhere.

Things are really, really dire.


Correct. We are moving into dark ages no matter what. It’s just how dark is the question
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Maine has now decided to use ranked choice voting, pretty much guaranteeing that Biden will win ME-2. That along with NE-2 will be critical if this is a very close election.
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What’s the over/under on how long that woman survives in Congress without saying something that forces her to resign?
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https://twitter.com/johnkruzel/statu...615867906?s=21

Gonna pay off for the GOP to push this thru
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What’s the over/under on how long that woman survives in Congress without saying something that forces her to resign?


I think the last 4 years have put an end to the idea that one resigns because of morals.
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Cindy McCain is endorsing Joe Biden. The Atlantic article is what finalized her decision to do that.
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Cindy McCain is endorsing Joe Biden. The Atlantic article is what finalized her decision to do that.


This is good when it comes to AZ.
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We have to vote in person
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ActBlue surpassed $200 million donated in the first 100 hours after news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death

My guess is, that we will see another surge after Trump announces a nominee on Saturday.
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I think the last 4 years have put an end to the idea that one resigns because of morals.
Right? If anyone tries to demand AOC should be held accountable or resign because they were upset over something she said, her response should simply be, "Only if the same applies to Trump."

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ActBlue surpassed $200 million donated in the first 100 hours after news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death

My guess is, that we will see another surge after Trump announces a nominee on Saturday.
I'm about to go donate to them myself. Unfortunately I can't donate much, but every little bit counts, right?
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