And all you hear is 🦗🦗🦗 from the Democrats on this.
Maybe instead of talking about Russian conspiracies nonstop or shaming “people who don’t vote” the democrats should do something to unrig the system?
“In exchange for an adjournment until after the election, so his members up for re-election could go home and campaign, Schumer agreed to fast-track 15 more Trump appointees to the federal courts, further guaranteeing that the cancer of this administration* will metastasize over decades until a lot of us are dead, and until a lot of us won’t be able to remember what the American government looked like before this president* was elected.”
No matter what happens on Election Day, the Senate Democrats should have a new leader afterwards.
I vote. I am opposed to vote shaming. There is a reason why half the country does not vote. We need to ask why and figure it out. Voting does not make you a better citizen especially if you are not politically educated. I vote. I understand voter suppression. I vote. I ran for office. I vote. I do not shame non-voters. I vote and because I vote as a Green Party member I have been shamed by so many especially Democrats. I vote and because I do not participate in the corporate duopoly the emails of hate and venom are real. Apparently we are the reason Hillary Clinton lost the last election. Many are putting all their hopes and dreams into the so called Blue wave. I think things will level out if the Democrats win but when I say level out I mean that the attacks on all of us won’t be as fast, furious or bombastic. The Democrats are very good at acting like they care about working class people of color, poor people, anyone not in the 1%. In our heart of hearts we know the truth especially if you are involved in movements. I know the knee jerk reaction is to believe that if we put people in power that look like us things will get better. But it is the people that look like us that have inflicted much damage in our communities. I heard Executive Director of Mijente Mijente Members Marisa Franco brilliantly stated a few months ago ”Right now our communities need harm reduction” and I believe she is 100% correct. We need an all hands on deck mentality right now but we also need massive political education and a reengagement in grassroots organizing. What will happen with this Blue wave if it even transpires? History has shown that the Democratic party is spineless, always capitulates, uses us for votes and always compromises. They don’t fear their constituents because no mechanisms of accountability exist. While Democrats seek to work across the aisle, the Republicans have abandoned the aisle and are going all in to inflict more pain and misery against the majority of the people. What then? How do we move forward? How do we challenge power in all it’s forms? What does freedom actually look like? These are questions I am asking myself as I try to envision and put forth visions and solutions.
“Kemp, the Republican nominee for governor, is locked in an extremely tight race with Democrat Stacey Abrams. He also happens to be the secretary of state, the official in charge of all elections in Georgia. You might expect him to step down or recuse himself from overseeing his own election in the interest of fairness and public confidence that the fix is not in, but that’s not how Republicans do things.”
The GOP gubernatorial candidate is also the official in charge of elections. Perfect!