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Biden seems to given her very little to do

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Hey, has anyone seen Kamala Harris lately? You know, the Vice President? She seems to be doing a “Mike Pence”, getting all spectral and shit. I’ve seen her standing in the background of a few photos featuring Biden as the headliner. And, of course, she was sitting in the Big Girl chair at Biden’s address to Congress.

Other than that, she doesn’t really seem to have a lot to do. The Republicans have been making a big deal about the fact that she hasn’t visited the border to inspect the crisis there despite being in charge of the immigration mess.


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Minority populations are growing in red states, not blue states

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There was more bad news from the census. Not only is population falling in traditionally blue states and rising in traditionally red states, but the increase in growth in the minority population that was supposed to help Democrats is happening in red states.

At first glance this would seem to give credibility to radical Republicans like Tucker Carlson who preach that minorities will replace whites in the US. But the reality is that minority populations are still too small in red states to significantly affect the outcome of elections.

In the red states with rising populations of minority voters, Democrats…


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New laws are being proposed to give more power to poll watchers

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The New York Times is reporting that state Republicans are proposing new laws that would enhance poll watchers’ abilities to interfere with local voters and election workers.

Historically, poll watchers were used to intimidate mostly minority voters to prevent them from voting. Subsequent to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, laws were passed to limit poll watching activities to just observing the voting process at polling places and observing the tabulation of the votes.

Any irregularities were reported back to the Party, who would then decide on what, if any, actions should be taken. Poll watchers themselves were not authorized…


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He is obsessing about the election audit in Arizona

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The level of crazy just got turned up a few notches in Trump World. You might want to pour yourself an adult beverage and grab a seat before reading any further.

Ready?

Trump has become so obsessed with the “audit”, a polite euphemism for recount, going on in Arizona that he is convinced that not only will they find enough votes for him to overturn the results of the election in Arizona but that this “audit” will then go on to Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin where more votes will be found. …


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If he runs, it will be the most pathetic presidential campaign in history

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After months of laying low, former Vice President Mike Pence has emerged from the shadows and given his first public speech.

I never understood the whole Mike Pence as Trump’s vice president thing. I get that at that point in Trump’s political career he was more amenable to advice. Pence was suggested as a running mate because he appealed to conservative evangelicals while the pussy grabbing Trump did not.

As we all know, it wasn’t long before Trump began to feel more confident in his role as president and stopped taking advice from anyone that was not immediate family or…


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Biden gave an articulate and statesmanlike speech

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There has been a strange silence from my Trumpist friends today, the day after Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress. Could it have anything to do with the articulate and statesmanlike speech that Biden gave last night?

Kinda blows up their favorite conspiracy theory. You know the one. That Biden is hopelessly senile and Harris is the one who is actually governing the country. That Biden doesn’t talk to reporters or hold news conferences because he is incapable of understanding reporters’ questions. …


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A Republican group has created a report card that lets you see where individual Congressional Republicans stand on Trump’s attempts to overturn our democracy

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The dissolution of the Republican party continues to fascinate me. The newest group to grab my attention is the Republican Accountability Project, which is an outgrowth of the group that aired “Republican Voters Against Trump” ads during the 2020 presidential campaign.

In the wake of the January 6 insurrection, the Republican Accountability Project has created a report card that rates Republicans in both the House and the Senate on four criteria:

1. Whether or not they signed onto the Texas lawsuit that tried to overturn Biden’s win in four states by cancelling votes.

2. Whether or not they voted to…


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A mock convention was held in 2016 which came up with 6 new constitutional amendments

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Well, the results of the 2020 census are here and it’s pretty ugly as far as Congress is concerned. Because more Americans are leaving traditionally Blue states and moving to traditionally Red states, the re-apportioning of seats favors the Republicans.

California, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia all lost population and one seat each in the House.

Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Oregon and Montana gained population and an additional seat each in the House. Texas, which has seen a large influx of refugees from economically depressed areas of the country, will gain two seats.

Combine these additional…


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Republican state legislatures are changing election laws so that they, not the voters, determine who wins elections in their states

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81 million people were vastly relieved when Biden won the 2020 election. Further down the ballot, the Republicans picked up some House seats but not enough to topple the Democratic majority while in the Senate, the Democrats picked up enough seats to earn a very slim majority.

All was well with the world.

But not quite. Because what we all neglected to do was to look even further down the ballot to see that Trump’s coattails had a very long reach in state elections. …


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A new poll claims that Trump’s favorability rating has fallen amongst Republican voters

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Politico is reporting that John Bolton, Trump’s former national security advisor and now Trump critic, has commissioned a poll that he claims proves that the hype about Trump having a lock on the Republican Party is not true.

According to Bolton, his poll shows that Trump’s “very favorable” rating has fallen 19 points among Republican voters since a different poll taken in October 2020 (New York Times/Siena College Research Institute poll). Further, he claims that his poll shows that 56% of Republican voters would vote for a presidential candidate other than Trump in the primary in 2024.

Well, not exactly.

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