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Person, Biden, Kicked, Trumps, Arse.

Protests now may be counterproductive. Instead concentrate on GOTV.

The protests for BLM and against institutional racism are, of course, just.
However, the point has been made.
Now, the question is what is the motive.
Who are we protesting to or about that will help ?
Trumps only chance of winning is turning these protests into his law and order platform.
Using his goons to cause violence.

So, what if thereís no one there to fight.
What if the protests stopped completely or at nightfall when the violence always occurs.
Donít give Trump what he wants.
Dont give him the tv visuals of smoke, tear gas, buildings or cars on fire.

There will be no social justice if Trump wins again.
We must do everything to insure that Biden wins.
And Biden is begging everyone on our side to not take the bait.
Dont be props to his law and order bullshite campaign.

Instead of protesting for the next 9 weeks, register voters.
GOTV in Your neighborhoods.
Defeating Trump at the ballot box is YOUR BIGGEST WEAPON to achieve your goals.

So when do we go "all in" with only 60 days to go.

We all have work, school, family obligations that come first in our lives every day.
But, most of us do have a little recreational Disposable time each day.
Itís used by reading, watching tv, talking to friends, hobbies, surfing social media, etc.

My question is when, and how many of us will suspend or lessen the time we spend on these things to use that time toward helping Biden/Harris and other Democrats get elected.
Will you give up one hour of tv or computer time per day to help register voters, write post cards to swing states, etc.

I know some of us here do that and even more than one hour a day.
But, for those that donít, I would encourage you to do so.
You know how important this election is.
Itís now time for ALL HANDS ON DECK.
Many states will start early voting soon. Tick tock.

I grew up with and around these vile bigoted people.

I read so many posts here and elsewhere on social media by well meaning progressives that say we should just reach out and try to understand Trump supporters.
That is a lofty goal.
And that might sometimes work with logical, rational people.
But these people are not that.

Hereís who they are.
Hereís who I grew up with and around in the South. (Iím sure itís true elsewhere also).
They have been taught that being different is bad.
Being black, brown, gay, Jewish, Catholic, Muslim, etc. is bad.
No, not just bad, evil.
They are raised in churches just as much as they are by parents.
And, in these churches, is always a strong, loud, man of authority that they will not question.
They live in fear of what is taught to be a fearful and vengeful God.
They fear this God more than anything else.
They fear Hell and missing out on Heaven more than anything else.
And, in these churches, they are taught not to question but only obey their religious teachings.
That teaching means a bleached son of a God that looks white like them.
But, the teachings of Jesus to care for the meek (who shall inherit the earth and walked with the poor and diseased) are suppressed and they cherry pick biblical passages (generally Old Testament) to promote the views that an all Powerful white male ďChristianĒ Authoritarian society is the only one worth having, living, and promoting.

So, how does that extend to politics?
Because they have successfully defined the Democratís as the ďotherĒ.
The bad, no, the evil people that must be avoided at all costs.
Thatís why so many stay in rural areas and/or avoid colleges where they will meet diversity.
Why? Because they might actually like some of these new people or, worse yet, their evil communistic views might rub off on them.

Of course, these people have been USED by corporate America.
The greedy have no use for these people that they consider to be uneducated rubes.
Except they do have ONE use for them.
Their votes.
Feed their love for authoritarianism by saying how greed is good. (The prosperity gospel philosophy).
Donít you want to be rich too?
Just follow the rules and, if you continue to vote Republican, you might get there someday.
Of course, theyíd have a much better chance to get rich by playing the lottery every day.

So, can we beat them?
Yes. There are still more of us than them.
But, we donít need to waste our time trying to move their minds full of mush that keeps getting fueled in their churches and by right wing hate radio and Fox News.
Instead, We must find and register and motivate more of our people to vote and get politically involved.
We have no more mulligans.
We canít lose another election.
This ONE is the whole ball game for Our democracy to survive.

Where's Katie Porter?

Thought she would get a shot at DeJoy?
Isnít she on this committee?

Aren't there usually some polls that come out after a Convention?

The media always references what kind of ďbumpĒ someone gets.
Maybe on Monday we will see some ?
Iím hoping for at least a 5% Biden bump.

After Labor Day/Conventions Polls will be informative.

Since Iím an old guy (first vote was for Carter), Iíve learned not to get too excited or depressed about summer polling.
Itís really after Labor Day and both conventions that I really get all Susan Collins (concerned).
My hope is to see our ticket with a ten point national and five point battleground states lead after Labor Day.

Of course, no matter what the polls say (good or bad), we must all work like thereís no tomorrow.

Our goals:
Win the Electoral College big.
Win the Popular Vote big.
Take back the Senate.
Increase our House advantage.
Win back some statehouse Governorships and State Legislatureís.

We must all:
Register people
Win Everywhere!

Why don't they have the text number on the screen at the Convention ?

Many of our speakers keep referencing a number for people to text: vote30330

But, they never superimpose that number on the screen.
Why not?
In fact, it could just stay up in the upper left hand corner.
Just the marketing guy in me that notices things like this.

A request to Moderators for a "Good works" thread.

Could we have a pinned thread or forum for the next 76 days until November 3?
People would state what good things they had done that day to help Democrats win.

Such as:
ďI helped register 50 new voters todayĒ
ďI wrote 50 post cards to undecided voters in a swing state todayĒ
ďI donated to a candidate todayĒ

This would be a positive uplifting thread for people to brag about and get recognition for their efforts. It might also encourage others reading them to do the same things.

Just 11 more weeks to save our democracy.

Hyperbole? I donít think so.
Letís leave no stone unturned finding new voters.
Donate if you can
Volunteer if you can
Letís save our country.

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