Winning NY-3, Joe Biden Is A Good President, Trump Has Betrayed His Country
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Happy Monday all. A few thing for you today:
NY-3, Tom Suozzi - Election Day Is Tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!! - We are here now, all hands on deck people!!!!!! Please today, make your final contribution of any amount, sign up for a shift of calls today and tomorrow, get your boots ready for a snowy Election Day GOTV effort.
Our community has rallied for Tom - 2,000 contributions, over $113,000 raised, and countless postcards sent, doors knocked on, calls and texts made, and the good word about Tom and this critical race shared through your networks and groups for many months now. But we can’t stop now:
Here’s Tom on Morning Joe this morning:
The polls are encouraging, the early vote is good, and now we just have to go win this thing together today, and tomorrow!!!!!!!!!! Let’s do this people!!!!!!
Thursday, February 15, 7pm EST - Monthly Hopium Wide Political Briefing and Get Together - This Thursday will be our monthly gathering of the entire Hopium community, now 38,000 strong! I will kick it off with 20 minutes of opening remarks about our current political moment and then take your questions. Register here. Hopefully we will be celebrating a big Suozzi win, together! A video recording of this event will be available to all members of the Hopium community who cannot make it live.
The 2024 Elections - Posts, Presentations, Interviews and Pods - Why I Am Optimistic About Winning This Year - Lots of material here for you to chew on this week. Enjoy all….
Hopium Posts - The Democratic Party Is Strong, Building The Most Powerful Democratic Machine We’ve Ever Had, Another Huge Jobs Report, Notes on Recent Polling, Republicans Are Having A Truly Awful 2024
Let’s Do More, Worry Less - The Hopium community is supporting 4 critical 2024 projects right now - flipping NY-3, Biden-Harris, North Carolina Dems and Anderson Clayton and spreading Hopium throughout the land. Learn more and taken an action for your democracy today!
Biden Campaign Raises It’s Social Media Game, Bigly - The early Biden campaign’s social media efforts have been impressive. Last night they took it to a whole other level, launching a TikTok account with this video:
And crafted what is likely to be the most viewed political social media post of all time - this one, below, which mocks the conspiracy theories on the right about the Deep State, Taylor Swift and the Kansas City Chiefs. As of this morning it had 100 million views on Twitter alone. It’s brilliant.
There Is No Looking Away - Trump Is An Unprecedented Threat To America and The Global Democracy Movement We’ve Led For Generations - In my presentation, With Democrats, Things Get Better, I talk about how the greatest achievement of the Democratic Party is our imagining and building of the American-led global order which has created a golden age for humankind. In recent decades under this American-led system this we’ve seen an unprecedented explosion of opportunity for the people of the world, soaring life expectancy, plummeting poverty, and more people living under democracies than any time in human history. Here in the US this global order has brought unprecedented prosperity too, and it is a central reason why we remain the most powerful nation in the world today.
Trump, in partnership with Putin and other autocrats around the world, wants to tear it all down.
The January, 2017 Intelligence Community report, Assessing Russia’s Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections, begins this way:
Russian efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election represent the most recent expression of Moscow’s longstanding desire to undermine the US-led liberal democratic order, but these activities demonstrated a significant escalation in directness, level of activity, and scope of effort compared to previous operations.
We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump….
….Moscow’s influence campaign followed a Russian messaging strategy that blends covert intelligence operations—such as cyber activity—with overt efforts by Russian Government agencies, state-funded media, third-party intermediaries, and paid social media users or “trolls.”
Here’s Trump this weekend announcing his intention to end the most important cornerstone of the US-led global democratic order, NATO, and then encourages Russia to attack our European allies as they have Ukraine:
There are many reasons to be upset at Merrick Garland. But allowing this clear and unprecedented threat to America to still be present today, still threatening us, is in my mind his greatest and most unforgivable failure. For this is what Trump is running on now, and what he fight for is he wins:
He wants Putin to win, the West to lose. The border to be in chaos, and migrants to keep flowing into the country. The economy to crash. Women, people of color to lose more freedoms and rights. The planet to warm faster. 10 year olds to carry their rapist's baby to term, and for more women to die on an operating room table. Tens of millions to lose their health insurance. More dead kids in schools. Verified rapists in positions of authority. A restoration of pre-Civil Rights era white supremacy. Big tax cuts for their donors, higher deficits and less for everyone else. Books banned across the US. Seniors to pay more for insulin and prescription drugs. Foreign governments free to pollute our daily discourse and harass our citizens. Teenagers to work night shifts in meat packing plants and not go to school. The minimum wage to stay at $7.25. Mass arrests and mass deportations of immigrants long settled in the US. Insurrectionists to get pardoned. To end American democracy for all time.
We have a long and hard nine months ahead of us. We are going to have good days, and not good days. Through it all we need to do more, worry less, and stayed grounded in the fundamental reality of the 2024 election:
Joe Biden is a good President. The country is better off. The Democratic Party is strong and winning elections all across the country. And they have Trump.
And if we keep doing the work, we will keep winning - Simon