Tag: Midterms

America is still on the brink of Trumpism fueling hate, paranoia and violence | Robert Reich | The Guardian

Donald Trump speaks during an election night event at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.

Not as bad as it could have been, but deeply concerning, nonetheless. We are still on the brink.

Source: America is still on the brink of Trumpism fueling hate, paranoia and violence | Robert Reich | The Guardian

Trump Posts Late Night Meltdown Over Midterms: ‘Enemies And Losers’ | Crooks and Liars

Trump Posts Late Night Meltdown Over Midterms: 'Enemies And Losers'

Oh, he’s mad.

Despite having picked so many winners, I have to put up with the Fake News. For me, Fox News was always gone, even in 2015-16 when I began my “journey,” but now they’re really gone. Such an opportunity for another media outlet to make an absolute fortune, and do good for America. Let’s see what happens?

For those many people that are being fed the fake narrative from the corrupt media that I am Angry about the Midterms, don’t believe it. I am not at all angry, did a great job (I wasn’t the one running!), and am very busy looking into the future. Remember, I am a “Stable Genius.”

Source: Trump Posts Late Night Meltdown Over Midterms: ‘Enemies And Losers’ | Crooks and Liars

Democratic early voting trounces GOP in three states — analysts see something “different” | Salon.com

"I Voted" stickers cover a table at a polling station (LOGAN CYRUS/AFP via Getty Images)

It’s unclear whether the “Red Wave” the Republicans have been talking about since early 2022 will eventually materialize, but one thing is certain: Something is happening in early voting and it’s helping the Democrats.

Source: Democratic early voting trounces GOP in three states — analysts see something “different” | Salon.com

Russia Revives Its Botnet to Hit Swing-State Democrats – Mother Jones

There back those that Putin and Trump say don’t exist

Russian trolls and bots are coming back online ahead of the midterms—this time, amplifying right-wing vitriol on Gab, Parler, Gettr, and other minor social media platforms serving far-right audiences. Cybersecurity researchers have identified the reactivation of inflammatory accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency, a propaganda group associated with the Kremlin that has interfered in US elections since at least 2016, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

Source: Russia Revives Its Botnet to Hit Swing-State Democrats – Mother Jones

‘Drowning Our Democracy’: US Billionaires Have Pumped Nearly $900,000,000 Into Midterms

Peter Thiel

“Billionaires represent 0.000002% of the American population, but they’re responsible for 7.4% of all political donations so far this cycle,” according to Americans for Tax Fairness.

Source: ‘Drowning Our Democracy’: US Billionaires Have Pumped Nearly $900,000,000 Into Midterms

‘I’m deadly serious’: why film-maker Michael Moore is confident of a Democratic midterm win | US midterm elections 2022 | The Guardian

Close-up shot of filmmaker Michael Moore

 

Edward Helmore Sun 23 Oct 2022 18.00 AEDT Last modified on Mon 24 Oct 2022 07.17 AEDT For the past month, Academy Award-winning documentary maker Michael Moore has been emailing out a daily missive “Mike’s Midterm Tsunami of Truth” on why he believes Democrats will win big in America’s midterm elections next month.

Source: ‘I’m deadly serious’: why film-maker Michael Moore is confident of a Democratic midterm win | US midterm elections 2022 | The Guardian

Republicans are trying to win by spreading three false talking points. Here’s the truth | Robert Reich | The Guardian

‘Research has repeatedly shown that crime is rising faster in Republican, Trump-supporting states.’

Republicans are telling three lies they hope will swing the midterms. They involve crime, inflation, and taxes. Here’s what Republicans are claiming, followed by the facts.

None of these three lies is as brazen and damaging as Trump’s big lie. But they’re all being used by Republican candidates in these last weeks before the midterms.

Know the truth and share it.

1. They claim that crime is rising because Democrats have been “soft” on crime

2. They claim that inflation is due to Biden’s spending, and wage increases

3. They say Democrats voted to hire an army of IRS agents who will audit and harass the middle class

Source: Republicans are trying to win by spreading three false talking points. Here’s the truth | Robert Reich | The Guardian

Saudi Arabia Oil Price Hike Is October Surprise Against Biden

Not just the Saudis but Russia, Israel, and the EU Right-Wing swing want Trump or the Republicans back. However, do Americans?

In reality, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states involved with OPEC+ have effectively sided with the Kremlin, which enables Russia to refill its coffers and to limit the impact of Western sanctions.

The implications are far-reaching, from the Ukraine war to the future relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, and the emergent multipolar world order.

“The Saudis are working to get Trump re-elected and for the MAGA Republicans to win the midterms.”

Source: Saudi Arabia Oil Price Hike Is October Surprise Against Biden

Trump Will Be on the Ballot in 5 Weeks | The Smirking Chimp

As I said, Trump is effectively on the ballot in the midterms. Which means — regardless of whether he decides to run again for president — our democracy is on the ballot. The midterm elections in five weeks will lay the foundation for all future races.

My friends, I cannot say this with more concern: Trump’s anti-democracy movement has been making astounding progress. We must stop it.

Source: Trump Will Be on the Ballot in 5 Weeks | The Smirking Chimp

Democrats should win big in the Senate thanks to a great map and terrible opponents anointed by Trump – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

Why Murdoch looks to be swinging against Trump pre November is he’s a threat to the GOP controlled Senate

The prospect for Democrats holding a filibuster-proof Senate after the 2022 midterm elections keeps getting better. That’s not conventional wisdom, nor a mainstream media narrative.

Democrats should win big in the Senate thanks to a great map and terrible opponents anointed by Trump – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

The Republican party is terrible. So why may Democrats lose to them this year? | Robert Reich | The Guardian

President Biden Discusses Protecting Reproductive Health Care Services At The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 08: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on reproductive rights during an event at the Roosevelt Room of the White House on July 8, 2022 in Washington, DC. President Biden signed an executive order on access to reproductive health care services. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Much of today’s Republican party is treacherous and treasonous. So why are Democrats facing midterm elections that, according to most political observers, they’re likely to lose?

Source: The Republican party is terrible. So why may Democrats lose to them this year? | Robert Reich | The Guardian

Trump still won’t shut up. He’s doing Democrats running for office a huge favor | Robert Reich | The Guardian

‘Among voters 45 to 64 years old – a group Trump won in 2020 by 50% to 49%, according to exit polls – just 39% now view him favorably.’

The beginning of May before midterm elections marks the start of primary season and six months of fall campaigning. The conventional view this year is that Democrats will be clobbered in November. Why? Because midterms are usually referendums on a president’s performance, and Biden’s approval ratings are in the cellar.But the conventional view could be wrong because it doesn’t account for the Democrat’s secret sauce, which gives them a fighting chance of keeping one or both chambers: Trump.

Source: Trump still won’t shut up. He’s doing Democrats running for office a huge favor | Robert Reich | The Guardian

The Politics of Vaccines Might Cost Republicans the Midterms | Washington Monthly

It seems almost obscene to be considering the politics of vaccines given the grave danger posed by the ongoing COVID pandemic to public health. The Delta variant is ripping through the country at an alarming rate, mostly posing severe threat to the unvaccinated but with a disturbingly high breakthrough frequency among the vaccinated as well. Florida has reported 21,683 new Covid cases today alone–a devastating indictment of Governor DeSantis’ refusal to take the pandemic seriously. But tackle the politics we must, because so much of the country’s failure to control the Covid pandemic from the start has been due to Republican political calculations. Then-president Donald Trump didn’t want to take the necessary steps to control the pandemic because he was afraid they might spook the stock market and cost him re-election. They further cynically calculated that Covid would affect people in cities and blue states the most, and that both the demographic devastation and electoral pain of the pandemic would be born by Democratic constituencies and blue state governors. The recall against California Governor Gavin Newsom was driven by conservative outrage over school closures and lockdowns

Source: The Politics of Vaccines Might Cost Republicans the Midterms | Washington Monthly

Trump makes final effort to rile his base using fear, division and racial anxiety | US news | The Guardian

Donald Trump speaks at a rally for Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp on 4 November.

Trump’s presidency may be at stake if Democrats reclaim the House in the midterm elections and gain ability to thwart his agenda

Trump makes final effort to rile his base using fear, division and racial anxiety | US news | The Guardian

Two Weeks Before Midterms, Trump Attacks Democracy With ‘One of the Most Naked Attempts to Promote Voter Suppression’ in Modern Times

After President Donald Trump fired off a hysterical tweet this weekend warning of mass “voter fraud”—a right-wing bogeyman for which there is virtually zero evidence—and threatening violators with severe punishment, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law condemned the president for deploying Jim Crow-era scare tactics to suppress minority voter turnout just two weeks before the midterm elections.

via Two Weeks Before Midterms, Trump Attacks Democracy With ‘One of the Most Naked Attempts to Promote Voter Suppression’ in Modern Times

Trump turns against ‘total joke’ Koch brothers after North Dakota snub | US news | The Guardian

David Koch, seen in Washington in 2011.

All’s not smooth sailing inTrumpland

After the Kochs said they would not back the Republican in a key Senate race, Donald Trump duly took aim at the conservative billionaire brothers, calling them “globalists” and a “total joke” with a “highly overrated” political network.

The midterm elections, in which many analysts expect a “blue wave” to place the House and possibly the Senate under Democratic control, are less than 100 days away.
Republicans across the US will be alarmed by such loud shots in a fight between a president hugely popular with party members and Charles and David Koch, the libertarian industrialists who have poured money into achieving rightwing legislative priorities.

via Trump turns against ‘total joke’ Koch brothers after North Dakota snub | US news | The Guardian