NC Dem Chair Anderson Clayton Joins Us on Tuesday, November 28th
Love your work!
Friend told me he heard a good discussion on 2024 last week at the Brunswick Group and it is “worse than I thought.” And added “so many factors working against us.” I hope and pray we can educate voters between now and 2024. I feel like I am constantly toggling between hope and grief.
Thank you Simon, as always.
I wish "someone" would reflect on JFK's handbook, Profiles in Courage, but update it for our time, Maybe with a title, e.g., "Profiles in Treason."
Along with a mini-series and/or docudrama with a recap by Arnold Schwarzenegger who can speak from experience about what Nazism did to his homeland, Hitler's birthplace.
The Arts have a special opportunity/responsibility to wake the sleepwalkers to take action against the Nazi Wave, and break it on the shoals.
Just listened to Thursdays briefing. I am a co-leader of the Downtown Nasty Women Social Group. I am also an immigration attorney. I agree to some extent with your opinion on how the Latino vote may respond to Trumps anti-immigrant statements/rants (assuming the messaging becomes effective from Team Biden/MSM). But what I have found when having these political discussions on immigration w my clients or with other 1st gen people is a cause for concern. I hear many differentiate their journey to USA/citizenship from current migrant crisis. They came in “the right way/legally” vs the migrants (its another discussion as to why this is a BS claim). Lots of classism and what Isabel Wilkerson describes in her book CASTE. A separation from the lowest group in power (Black Americans) to align more with those with greater power (white Americans). And as you know more than me the Latino/Hispanic vote is not a monolith and has found to be very different in AZ/NV vs TX/FL.
As an aside I too grew up in Fairfield County (Brookfield) and played soccer/soccer fan.
These links between Giuliani and Russia are beyond disturbing. We have to stop MAGA and Co from poisoning America. We have to stop Speaker Jordan and his embrace of christofacism and White nationalism. Both are deadly to a healthy democratic society.
I totally agree with your NC strategy. I have a request for those of us who would like to provide funding for efforts that are underway there. I’m not a major donor, but I’ve given enough that I’m on everyone’s list. I’m amazed at the number of questionable or scam requests that I get every day. I’m now starting to get requests, some very questionable ones, to fund efforts there. In one of your upcoming articles could you include a list of organizations that you would recommend we support? Keep up the great work that you’re doing.
Simon, I was happy to hear you say yesterday you're not giving up on Texas and Florida in 2024. Agree that holding the Senate next year will be a challenge, but there are significant opportunities to glue Ted Cruz and Rick Scott (and every Republican) to the disastrous overturning of Roe. Cruz voted for all three Supreme Court justices who tipped the scales against 50 years of settled law. Scott only took office in 2019 but in 2020 he voted to confirm ACB who pretended she was neutral on the subject at her hearing and then voted to kill Roe. For that matter, I hope every Democrat running for Senate - and President Biden - will focus heavily on the Supreme Court in their campaigns!
FYI, Kimberly Pope Adams has requested a recount, as is her right in an election as close as hers.
Hell yeah, Anderson Clayton! My momma's people are from Henderson, NC (teeny tiny town near the VA border) and many of them live in N.C. still. I'm a Georgia girl now, but willing to do a lot of things to help save N.C.! So grateful she's coming to chat!