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Reggmc

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  • Protests won't stop Trump derailing Mueller Inquiry; Putting the Left in Congress Will
    • I am a reader and a regular re-poster of the pieces on your blog, yours and others. I am mostly with you in the intent of this piece, but not completely. Your prescription of "cleaning out the deadwood," is rather general. I have in my politics, studies and talks become more precise. I'll give an example. In Michigan, for governor, there is a moderate Dem, perhaps in your mind, "deadwood," certainly to some DSA folks that I know, and there is the DSA candidate. SHE is a Dem from a predominantly white, suburban district who has been elected many times and now in her late 40's, an attorney, has risen in the state legislature to become the Senate Minority Leader. She is liberal, not DSA. Her DSA endorsed opponent is a first time doctor, a young man who has headed the Detroit city Health Department for a few years. That's it. Nice guy. Endorses Medicare for All. Not ever run or elected to anything. We have a hated Republican governor who might be succeeded by another hated Republican Teaparty guy. Yet the DSA folks are attacking the woman as too moderate, not in with Bernie, etc. We have a real opportunity to win. It takes a powerful mix of folks, a large coalition to win state offices. She is gaining those elements, step by step. He still has his small crowd. "Cleaning out the deadwood," is a good idea. It's like "draining the swamp," on the left. If 2016 taught us anything, it suggests that we need to be careful about what we say and much more precise about who we target. "Cleaning out the deadwood" strikes me as launching a drone strike and not really caring about who is in the house. I enjoy your blog and your other contributors and look forward to doing so in the future.

  • Why is Intel Community Targeting Kushner?
    • Thanks for this post. Here is my response that I included on my post of it.
      "Interesting thoughts here. Although the implication is to look beyond Kushner to the so-called "deep state," in my opinion there is no master book that the "deep state" is relying on. Especially now that previous foreign and military policy has been somewhat upended by the chaos of the Trump administration. The "book' may be "written" for periods of time, but there is no exception for the US. We are impacted daily by events, movements, individuals, groups, beyond "our control." So while in a state of constant struggle and change in so many instances you have to analyze and deal with what's in front of you. To often the outcome and the next moves won't be revealed until you turn the corner, or confront a challenge, or take a piece off the board, so to speak. Kushner is a corrupt criminal grifter who is now in over his head. He is trying to make money by playing with our collective futures, and is apparently being gamed by more experienced players. Like his family was totally gamed by the experienced and ruthless Russian oligarchs. I really don't care that he is being "targeted." He needs to be in jail and out of the game. None of these people represent our real interests. We do have to stay aware of what they are doing.

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