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June 28, 2021

If Trump is in the news a lot, will it hurt us in the mid-terms?

I was thinking about this lately. When Trump was not on the ballot in 2018, Republican turnout was down and our Democratic candidates did very well, especially in congressional races.

But in 2020 Trump was on the ballot and in the news constantly and we saw the Republicans outperforming expectations in the senate and house contests, leaving us with a razor thin margin in both.

Honestly, if Stacy Abrams hadn't worked so hard in Georgia increasing voter turnout, we would have a Republican Senate right now. I still thank god every morning for Stacy Abrams basically performing a miracle and getting two Democratic senators elected against all odds.

So, would it be better for our chances in the 2022 midterms if Trump is out of the news? Or will even negative coverage of him facing legal and criminal charges actually help the Republicans?

I am not sure...

June 11, 2021

A Presidency for all Americans

My fellow Americans —

The people of this nation have spoken.

They have delivered us a clear victory. A convincing victory.

A victory for “We the People.”

We have won with the most votes ever cast for a presidential ticket in the history of this nation — 81 million.

I am humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me.

I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify.

Who doesn’t see Red and Blue states, but a United States.

And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people.

For that is what America is about: The people.

And that is what our Administration will be about.

I sought this office to restore the soul of America.

To rebuild the backbone of the nation — the middle class.

To make America respected around the world again and to unite us here at home.

It is the honor of my lifetime that so many millions of Americans have voted for this vision.

And now the work of making this vision real is the task of our time.


June 9, 2021

A Joe Manchin Appreciation Thread

I will start things off:

1. Without Senator Manchin, the Republicans would be in control of the Senate.

2. Without Senator Manchin, Mitchell McConnell would be once again running the Senate and no Democratic legislation would ever be brought to the floor for a vote.

3. Without Senator Manchin, Mitch McConnel would drag his feet and delay all of President Biden's judicial nominees.

June 9, 2021

Biden to announce plan to give 500 million Covid-19 vaccines to countries in need

Source: MSN

President Joe Biden will announce Thursday at the G-7 meeting in Britain his plan to purchase 500 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to donate to other countries struggling with a limited supply.

Of the doses, 200 million will be donated this year and 300 million across the first half of next year. The doses will be distributed through COVAX and will be given to 92 low income countries as well as the African Union.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters traveling with the president Wednesday afternoon that Biden would use the G-7 summit to encourage other democratic allies to donate more vaccines to countries in need and that the G-7 would also make a joint announcement on their efforts to boost global vaccinations.

Sullivan said that contributing to global vaccine efforts was the "smart" thing for the U.S. to do because of the threat of Covid-19 variants and said that the emphasis on partnering with other democracies was aimed at demonstrating that democratic systems are equipped to "best deliver solutions."

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-to-announce-plan-to-give-500-million-covid-19-vaccines-to-countries-in-need/ar-AAKSsPE?ocid=uxbndlbing

Once again, President Biden is doing what needs to be done.

Nice work.

June 9, 2021

"I Wasn't Kidding When I Said Joe Manchin Would Be a Problem"

David Pakman: --Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is turning out to be every bit the problem we imagined him to be.

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