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December 19, 2019 at 11:36 am #866491anonymousseParticipant
Seeing and hearing DT campaigning turns my stomach and I avoid it as much as possible, but I watched a brief clip of his rally in Michigan last night. He is so unbelievably unpresidential. I still can’t believe he’s in office. He called it “Impeachmentlite.” He looks bad. Like he’s gained weight, face fully red, sweaty I imagine. So gross.December 19, 2019 at 11:45 am #866493SaraGuest
Anyone know what we can do?December 19, 2019 at 11:56 am #866497
other than pay some attention to what’s going on, and vote?December 19, 2019 at 11:59 am #866500ktfranParticipant
Besides watch the U.S. implode and rebuild?
Honestly, I think look at the swing states and figure out how you can help, even if you don’t live in one. For example, a coworker LOVED Beto. We don’t live in Texas, but she contributed to his Senate campaign by making cold calls.December 19, 2019 at 12:04 pm #866501
Yeah, like in MA, we can go up to NH to canvass. My parents did that in 2016. And we make sure my aunt whose residence is in NH but is in a nursing home in MA gets her absentee ballot in. NH ended up being blue by the tiniest possible margin in 2016. In the states that decided the election, it was ridiculously close. Wisconsin is going to be critical.December 19, 2019 at 12:11 pm #866504
And again, no offense to anyone on this thread, but I think Nancy Pelosi is a little smarter than any of us, and is using what she has to the best possible advantage given the senate situation… so even if we don’t understand what she’s doing right now, I do trust her strategy, whatever it is.December 19, 2019 at 12:16 pm #866507SaraGuest
@kate agreed!December 19, 2019 at 12:20 pm #866508VathenaGuest
Number one thing we can do is to volunteer – knock on doors for your candidates up and down the ballot, especially if you’re in or near a swing district or state. Turnout matters so much. I’m in Virginia so I’ve canvassed for state and House races every year since 2016! I’m considering a road trip to NC to canvass next year. Aside from that, call your Senators. Call all your elected officials and tell them what’s on your mind. Give money to candidates you like. Help people register to vote, especially in states where voter rolls are being purged right now (ie Georgia, Wisconsin).
I am also doubtful of the possible strategy to hold the articles of impeachment – and skeptical of the decision not to go to court to force testimony from Mulvaney, Pompeo, etc – but Nancy Pelosi is a smart politician and I like to think she’s playing a long game here. For now I am going to trust that she knows what she’s doing.December 19, 2019 at 12:22 pm #866511VathenaGuest
@Kate – yes exactly. If nothing else she knows EXACTLY how to piss DT off, so I’ll take it.December 19, 2019 at 12:47 pm #866516BittergaymarkGuest
This move isn’t pissing Trump off though. To the contrary I think it’s playing right into his (apparently winning!) hand. He’ll gleefully brand her decision here as cowardly and claim she is hesitating because she herself is unsure if she did the right thing…
“Even Nancy, even cowardly Nancy now has doubts… she knows its nothing but a witch hunt. You know…” THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE! “…it’s nothing but a witch hunt.”
Hopefully, I am wrong here. But somehow I rather doubt it.December 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm #866520CopaParticipant
Yeah, he’s already tweeting like a loon about Pelosi being afraid to hand it over and calling the impeachment a hoax and a scam. Which I’m sure his base is eating up.December 19, 2019 at 2:04 pm #866526BittergaymarkGuest
Trump’s base is beyond all hope. And thus — sadly — are we…