This is a tough thread to publish but I have questions to raise and if there is "blowback" so be it.
From the Huffington Post:
A new "religious freedom" law in Indiana touched off a firestorm of criticism across the country Friday, after opponents warned that it could lead to legal discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the state's business establishments
Where are the leaders in the Badger State? I/m not there but from the outside they appear somewhat "wimpy" What about those Union Household that gave 30% of their vote to Walker? Are they expressing remorse Where is the anger Where is the backlash?
I have been negative with Bill Maher on religion and fanatical atheism but he has redeemed himself. This was the most powerful statement I have heard in a while He has thrown the gauntlet and every Progressive Democrat needs to run with it.
The Free Market Did not create the Middle Class! And Activist Government and ...... gasp Socialism did. The GI Bill. Subsidized colleges, Public Works . The Federal Tax Rate during the (Republican) Eisenhower Years was over 70%!
If the GOP want to debate how the Free Market and Deregulation created the Middle Class , "Bring it On !".
This doesn't constitute a diary but I' m doing it anyway.
I've been going over all of the information about the Midterms: Which demographic voted, which groups didn't vote and, two questions remain. Two very important questions that if answered could address where we are in terms of assessing the current political disaster
I don't know if this will work but it might. We know that in every election cycle, especially in the "Battleground States" or "Swing States, the mass media gets flooded with adds. Most people don't like them
Hear me out. What if we reached out to Democrats in a "targeted area"
Every time you hear and offensive or obnoxious add, you call the station and complain demanding that they stop or, you will either turn the station or shut the device, radio, television all together (better yet turn to the local Public Television or radio not sure about that)
Suppose every time an add plays, they get flooded with calls.
The Color of Change was very successful in stopping Rush and the like in various media areas by going after the station and, the advertisers. I grant you, this is a little different and more challenging but whats the risk.
Beats doing nothing and I'm hearing folks, regardless of party affiliation are sick of them
What do you think? Is it worth a try
So far we have ,in spite of the polls, some positive news
Nate Cohn reported a change in Colorado where the incoming ballots are favoring Democrats. Will it be enough / I don't know There is a ground game and they will do their best to get every possible vote- hopefully turning registered voters into likely voters
In North Carolina and Georgia early voting has been better than anticipated. Again favoring Democrats
There was a thread in Alaska that Begich leads in early voting.
Will all of this be enough? I am lousy about predictions. But so far, the anticipated drop off in voting associated with midterms may be false (so far)