Thinking is Hard, The Reluctance to Think, Problems with our Politics

The Reluctance to Think is the Problem with our Politics: Reacting to the Democratic Primary in February


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Ever wonder where the flock of voters is going to go to next? Why we all seem to gather round the politician du jour? What’s behind the Buttmentum? Well, it is no more difficult than realizing that thinking is hard.

How do I help get out the vote in swing states

Defeat Trump, the GOP, and Authoritarianism in November: Volunteer for a GOTV Campaign


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We’ve all heard the dire news of millions being removed from voting roles by the Repubes in an effort to suppress the vote and rig the election in 2020. Now’s your chance to do something about it!

Spend your time volunteering for a GOTV campaign in a swing state near you! I give you the contact information to get you started!

Trump being acquitted shows how democracy could really die – Vox


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The deliberate flaunting of democracy and the open destruction of it by the GOP just pisses me off. They are so sure that the electorate either cannot or will not hold them accountable that they aren’t even bothering to hide it. If we let them get away with it in November. If we don’t vote Trump and the Senate majority out in November, then we really are the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid.

How is Trump's Narcissism is Destroying our Democracy?

Trump’s Narcissistic Delusion is Destroying our Democracy!


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The GOP is using the Ol’ Pussy Grabber as a wrecking ball to destroy our democracy and replace it with a single-party pseudo-democratic authoritarian regime like they have in Russia! They aren’t even trying to hide it any more. Just listen to his lawyers argue his case in the Senate. He should just be able to do what he wants. If it’s good for him, it’s good for the country, right? This crap is straight out of the enlightened despot’s playbook.

The Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s narcissistic delusion is beating our democracy into submission.

Risk Aversion: The Psychology of Biden and Warren’s Candidacies


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Our perceptions of the risks that each candidacy poses determines a lot about them. Biden runs as Obama 2.0 the tried and true candidate of yore bringing back normalcy. The nostalgia candidate if you will. Warren runs as the big structural change candidate with a plan for everything.

Which are seen as posing the higher risk? How will that effect the way we vote?

Call Your MoC about Aide to Puerto Rico for the Week of Sunday 26 January 2020


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The New Cruelty strikes again! It’s only been two years since Congress allocated disaster relief funds for Puerto Rico’s many natural disasters (two hurricanes) and the Ol’ Pussy Grabber has ALREADY gotten around to releasing them! And, with “helpful” restrictions that make it nearly impossible for the PR gov’t to use the money but allowing him to be able to say he provided it. Ain’t that sweet?

Call your MoC’s and tell them to cut the crap and help the real live Americans living in Puerto Rico.

Also, links to where you can donate.

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MEME: Putin has bought the Republican Party


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Here is the reason that no Republican will suddenly find their courage, backbone, or patriotism and stand up to Mitch McConnell and the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. They want the corruption. They want the fixed elections. They want the incompetent judges. They want oligarchy. They want authoritarianism.Putin has sold them on the Russian system of corrupt governance. Putin has bought and paid for them. They no longer hold democratic values.

Psychological Threat, The Psychology of the Trump Campaign

The Psychology of Trump’s 2020 Presidential Campaign


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Ever wonder what drives voters for the Ol’ Pussy Grabber? What could the appeal of the most prolific liar in the country be to his voters? It never really made sense until you realize that he is following the most basic of all of the conservative playbooks: psychological threat and the predictable defensive reactions of those who are feeling.

The Great Civics Lesson: Yo! Yo! Yo! Voting Matters, Yo! — Updated


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This is an update of a post written shortly after the election in 2016. It is still applicable now, and it is pretty darn good. In short, ain’t nothing matter if we don’t get out the vote, bitches! All your memes, snarky social media posts, protests, phone calls none of it will matter if you don’t vote in November.

So let’s “as a people rise up” and speak with one voice and vote the Repubes out!

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MEME: Mooing at Nunes


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Let’s face it after this long national debacle that is the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is over, we’ll have Repubes distancing themselves and disavowing and pretending like they were lambs in the wind pure as dribbled on snow. We can’t let that happen. People who have been as dastardly as that should be shunned by polite company. Here’s a fun way to shun Devin Nunes.

MEME: Useful Idiot


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One of the funniest memes I’ve come up with since the feculent touch. Maybe I’m on a roll. Please use it as you see fit as the useful idiots come out of the woodwork on social media.

Using Risk and Uncertainty to Handicapping Elections

Election 2020: Handicapping the Nomination: What do Risk and Uncertainty Tell Us?


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Okay, it’s a bit long in the tooth, but it’s worth it to figure out whose gonna win, right? My predictions have a history of being accurate. Stop laughing. I’m serious.

Anywho, I go through and discuss each of the top four candidates chances using behavioral economics decision making under uncertainty, specifically focused on how people react to perceived risk. If there were ever a risk election, brother this would be it. This is a high risk election.

public domain image from the US Senate

Call Your SENATOR and DEMAND a FAIR Impeachment Trial for the Week of Sunday 19 January 2020


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The most effective way to influence the government is through calling your MoC in this case, your senator! And, when I say call, I mean using the phone, sending postcards, using their website contact form, or using social media.

So contact your senators and demand they support a fair impeachment trial with fact witnesses and WH documents.

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