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Simon- I really appreciate your approach to Hopium. Your approach to “Things get better with Dems” is always data driven, giving substance and credibility to your claims. Thanks for all you do.

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I will happily watch the replay today. Was on vacation - kept up with all your writing - but time zones were difficult for live presentations. I love that you describe your. “With Democrats” as a meditation for you - I get it. Its very helpful that you synthesize information in this way.

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Love WDTGB, have3 watched it a few times and will watch again on Friday. Here's a fun exercise - when you post Simon's job growth/creation graphic on Facebook, your MAGA buddies will scream that it is extremely biased and blue-wavey BS — because Reagan's job growth numbers aren't there. So you add Reagan's numbers, and democrats STILL create a vast majority of jobs. Then another MAGA will post that Trump's numbers are underrepresented and Biden's numbers are overrepresented because of COVID. So you remove 2020 and 2021 job growth numbers and you point out that 17 democratic presidential years added about 1.5x as many jobs as republicans did in 23 years. Then your MAGA friends stop interacting with the post :-)

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Another great presentation. Thanks Simon!

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