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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Democratic Party in Transition

The Democratic Party is in a state of transition following the stolen election of 2016.  Most people still don't realize the election was stolen.  So it is priority Number One, to get the news out.  Greg Palast esteemed journalist for Harper's and The London Guardian tells the story so well.

There is a wealth of information on his web site including information on his new film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.  The link is right here:    gregpalast.com  .

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

New York Magazine: A Group of Computer Experts and Lawyers Urge Vote Review

The Hillary Clinton campaign has been urged by a group of computer experts and lawyers to request a formal audit of votes in three states.

The main obstacle seems to be President Obama who wants a "smooth" transition.

This, however, would not stop people from calling the Justice Department to ask for its investigation.
Details here:
Lawyers Urge Hillary Clinton Campaign to Question Results in Three States

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton Fights Complacency

Robby Mook
The following comes from an e-mail from Robby Mook, manager of the Hillary Clinton campaign, which I just read.

Clearly, this is no time to be complacent.  After the excerpt here, Mr. Mook goes on to urge citizens to donate as donations have begun to taper off.

History shows Hillary Clinton is right to be worried.  America cannot let up the pressure on Trump.


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All that money Trump and the Republicans raised for months and didn’t seem to be spending? They're spending it now....   And $140 million in advertising targeted at just a few battleground states plus a new Get Out the Vote operation means I'm going to start losing sleep at night.


Let me explain exactly why I'm worried: Maybe because public polling shows us in a good place, our fundraising has started to taper off. Folks seem to think this race is wrapped up.


We absolutely can’t operate under that assumption.... Especially not as nine figures of negative ads about Hillary are about to be dumped on TV in must-win states.
           
                                                                                            -- Robby Mook
                                                                                             e-mail received October 25, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ronald Reagan Campaigns for Harry Truman and the Democrats -- Audio

Through the marvelous agency of the Internet, we are able to access audio of Ronald Reagan, then a "liberal" Democrat speaking on the radio on behalf of Harry Truman and the Democratic ticket in 1948.

For those of us who remember Reagan railing against every Democrat he could, this is truly startling to listen to.  Just what happened to Reagan between 1948 and the early 1960's, say?

Surely, Reagan was sincere in this audio.  I particularly like the criticism of the Taft-Hartley law, legislation which is still on the books in its essential form.

Listen to this audio and be inspired -- if you can -- or simply informed.



Link to You Tube page:
Ronald Reagan Campaigns on Radio for Harry Truman and the Democratic Ticket -- 1948

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

GOP Seeks to Rig Electoral College Vote

Unable to win the Presidency for two votes in a row, and struggling again this year, the GOP is trying to rig the process by apportioning Electoral College votes based on Congressional Districts.  Due to gerrymandering, Congressional districting has already been rigged.  Basing Electoral votes on gerrymandered districts would only extend the rigging to the national level.  Read more here:
GOP Seeks to Rig Electoral College Vote

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Clintons' Ethical Dilemma

This is not the kind of article I want to post.  However, I feel it is the kind of article I must post.  We are in a time when it is wise to strongly support Mrs. Clinton over D. Trump.  This, however, does not eliminate the need to look carefully at any Hillary Clinton ethical lapses or faults.

The article linked to below shines a bright light on the Clintons' ethical dilemma.  It is a dilemma which is not beyond the reach of solving, but is one which needs to be addressed in order to avoid distress later on.

So, why not address it now and save distress in the future?  It seems that the Clinton Foundation itself is a problem, at least according to this fine New York Magazine article.  Trading on one's name, as the Clintons do, no matter for a good purpose, can indeed be problematic for a President.  Hillary Clinton needs to completely distance herself from any unseemly appearance of conflict of interest.


The Clintons' Ethical Dilemma

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Trump Speech on Crime Echoes Convention Speech

D. Trump's speech on law and order yesterday appears to echo the theme and tone of his much-maligned convention speech of last month.  Coming on the heels of his new campaign shake-up, Trump's "new" tone appears no more constructive than his past approach.

Responses to Trump Convention Speech

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