Stream of consciousness from the screaming hell of caffeine addiction, My love/hate relationship with my party. Campaigns and Elections. Adam’s wild years. Political economy. Election2020. Honoring Veterans.
Keep your hate, clipped and distant Keep your luck, a two-headed cow The pilgrimage has gained momentum Take a turn, take a turn Take a fortune, take a fortune – R.E.M.
Lisa needs practice for her #M4A podcast so I fired up the Facebook Live and started rolling. We’re having some fun with our lefty Romper Room and we talked about #MedicareForAll #M4A, some #GreenNewDeal some #Bernie2020 and looked back again at #ACA #Obamacare and the #GOP #RepealAndReplace movement that won a lot of elections but then backlashed in the midterms when after seizing all levels of American government it was revealed they had nothing but misery and despair and more money for #BigPharma and #BigInsurance to offer the desperate and pissed off American voters that are tired of paying more for less.
We gave a couple of shout outs to #BLM Lake County founder Clyde McLemore who had to visit the ER and has our thoughts and prayers.
We walked into an emotional minefield to talk about Israel and Rep. Ilhan Omar. This is a great wedge issue for the reactionaries and they’ve been building on and stressing the divisions within the Jewish community and between progressive Jews and other progressives for over a decade. Just to be clear: I stand with Bernie and Kamala on this issue and I #StandWithIlhan
We talked about campaigns and elections. I did some GOP-bashing but took some hope in the fact that Trump was elected over Cruzifer (Banning Muslims guy vs Carpet bombing Muslims guy).
We talked about the concerns of one community member who is dismayed about the Socialist trend in the Democratic party. We were all over the road on that one and I’m glad we have at least another 6 months to tighten that up before we do another 6 months of messaging before the IL Democratic primary. And then another 6 months to get mobilized for the 2020 Get Out The Vote campaign. We’re just getting started to #FuelTheBern
IMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION & DATES (please copy and repost widely – information courtesy of Matt Lowry, Fremont Township Democrats chair):
Sept. 27–First day of early voting only at your county clerk’s office.
Sept. 27–Vote by mail ballots begin to be mailed out
Oct. 9–Voter registration ends*
Oct. 22–First day of early voting throughout your county
Nov. 1–Last day to request a ballot by mail
Nov. 3–Last day of early voting throughout your county
Nov. 6–General Election Day–vote at your assigned location
*Oct. 10–Grace period registration/address change begins only at county clerk’s office
**You can also register to vote or change/update your registration at any early voting site or at your voting site on Election Day.
Find early voting locations and hours on your county clerk’s web site. For Lake County – https://www.lakecountyil.gov/343/Voting-Options