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Absolutely our Democracy is in danger, it’s a war that the weapons are disinformation and group think. The GOP does not live by truth but by a continual smokescreen of lies. Why is the sale of the Madison Avenue property by Jared Kushner which was transacted in the White House not investigated, or the 2 billion dollar investment into his Hedge fund or Ivanka’s 625 million money from her products in China both being part of the cabinet. It is so “bent” as the English would say. Thank Heather!

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We need to fight fiction with facts.

I'm sick of Trump's betrayal and dereliction of duty.

He's a traitor and a criminal and a tyrant. That makes him an enemy of this country. I don't say this lightly.

You say want a revolution. Well, you know, you should start with Thomas Paine. He spoke of common sense, and community and of posterity. He did not encourage selfishness and greed.

This "American Carnage" ends here and now.

To MAGAS:

1)Trump preyed on your weaknesses.

2)Trump preyed on your fear.

3)Trump preyed on your prejudices.

4)Trump preyed on your traditions.

5)Trump preyed on your superstions.

6)Trump betrayed us both.

7)A house divided against itself cannot stand.

8)We will never completely rid our country of bureaucracy, incompetence, greed, and lies.

9) It's better to be fooled by false promises than to burn down the house.

10)Watch The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol on PBS or YouTube.

11) A vote for Trump just might be your last vote ever.

12) Trump actually is a criminal and a danger to democracy and our country and us.

13)A vote for anyone but Biden is a vote for Trump.

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Jan 5·edited Jan 5

It will be more than interesting to see what the Democrats do with the information regarding Trump's acquiring money from foreign governments. In my view, they come up short when attempting to focus on Trump's using the presidency to enrich himself. This is the kind of news that needs to be hammered upon, again, and again, and again. And finally, Democrats should not wait until campaigning is in full swing. Now is the time! Multi-media is the place - billboards, rural newspapers, television, and radio stations are ripe for Dem media buyers. Overnight cable TV is also a good place to make buys. Advertising rates are competitive (at least they used to be) and there are more than a few viewers who are awake at that time, watching their favorite programming while having a beer and sandwich. Give them something to look at between episodes of Gunsmoke and Wagon Train!

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Jan 5·edited Jan 5

Since WaPo is mentioned often, this candy reporage came in this afternoon.

NEWSLETTER | THE CAMPAIGN MOMENT

Aaron Blake By Aaron Blake

Americans are electing their next president. It’s a long road, but we’ve got just the guide to help you to navigate it.

The Campaign Moment is your occasional guide to the key, well, moments on the campaign. Publishing when news warrants, we’ll highlight the major developments that actually matter and then take you deeper, providing analysis, context and answers to the big questions. Sign up here.

I’m Aaron Blake, and I’ve been analyzing politics and campaigns for nearly 20 years – including a dozen at The Post. That experience helps me pick out when we’re truly having a moment, and my goal is to serve those moments up to you.

Here’s what you can expect:

The biggest news, broken down

Analysis of the polls that actually matter and tell us something significant

Historical context and anecdotes that inform and entertain

Links to the coverage that will make you smarter when you want to know even more

I want to hit the sweet spot between the political junkie and someone who’s more casually interested in where things stand in the 2024 race. But I think everyone with any level of interest in who our next president will be should find something for them in this newsletter.

My response is not as angry as it could be, but considering the very real threat we, as a Nation are facing, this proffessional idiot had to be taken to task.

Excuse me sir,

But why has it taken the Post so long to even mention the Fascist rhetoric, let alone the danger to our Constitution posed by Trump's backers and planners? This IS the NEWS, not partisanship.

This is THE number one issue of the 2024 election, because if Trump or a Republican wins, it will be our last election. They have told us clearly. Project 2025. Read it. Operation 47. Read it.

Only Trump loyalists in Civil Service and DOJ. Round us up. If someone says they are a Fascist, believe them. Your collective MSM silence is deafening.

Does this matter to you at all? I, and every loyal citizen of our Nation deserves a clear and honest answer from you and the WaPo management. This is not a horse race. What is at stake is all that matters, and our essential freedom and life itself is at stake, as well as your precious Freedom of the Press.

Do you understand?

This IS the Campaign Moment and the moment is NOW!!!

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Unfortunately, every new revelation about Trump’s vile character and criminal activity does not seem to matter one bit to his supporters. I was hoping one of the few friends I have here in north Texas would see him as he is and agree he should never again be elected to office. I knew she was a Republican, most people in this region are, but I hoped she’d be a never-Trumper because she’s always seemed reasonable, intelligent, and compassionate. Her email the other day proved me wrong: “I appreciate you sending articles and I enjoy reading different perspectives.

I will be voting Trump again. I want mass deportations to occur from day 1 if possible. Our country cannot bear the burdens this open border has caused. I also do not want any of our children sent to serve in conflicts we should not be a part of. These reasons and many others make it easy for me to vote Trump.”

I don’t know how to respond her. I don’t know if I ever want to. I don’t see any point. Fear and ignorance have ensured her support for Trump is unwavering. I’m disgusted that she could “easily” vote for him and sad that she really isn’t any better than every other Republican I’ve met since moving here 18 years ago. It’s not easy being a blue dot in one of the reddest regions of Texas.

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It is our reality right now. I heard Dr Richardson in a podcast interview where she explained “Political Technology” - the act of campaigning against your opponent with conflation, disinformation, gerrymandering, and trickery. The purpose isn’t just to win at all costs, but to cement your station by destroying everything and everyone that questions your authority. And when HRC talked about these things, I finally realized how propaganda is really used - it’s the advertising of the idea that “there’s nothing to see here. Your life is as normal today as it was yesterday, when we had a democracy.”

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My response to Aaron Blake, as posted earlier:

Excuse me sir,

But why has it taken the Post so long to even mention the Fascist rhetoric, let alone the danger to our Constitution posed by Trump's backers and planners? This IS the NEWS, not partisanship.

This is THE number one issue of the 2024 election, because if Trump or a Republican wins, it will be our last election. They have told us clearly. Project 2025. Read it. Operation 47. Read it.

Only Trump loyalists in Civil Service and DOJ. Round us up. If someone says they are a Fascist, believe them. Your collective MSM silence is deafening.

Does this matter to you at all? I, and every loyal citizen of our Nation deserves a clear and honest answer from you and the WaPo management. This is not a horse race. What is at stake is all that matters, and our essential freedom and life itself is at stake, as well as your precious Freedom of the Press.

Do you understand?

This IS the Campaign Moment and the moment is NOW!!!

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Trump is a grifter who doesn't give a damn about what is in the Constitution or laws or rules. He is above the law. As long as he wants what he wants he will do whatever he needs to do to get it. And he continues to use those that support him to get what he wants by conning them into thinking they are helping themselves by helping him when the only one they are helping is him. But, he will sure make them feel like they are sticking it to others all the while he is laughing all the way to his bank..........

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Do you think that Trump was the inevitable result of the trajectory initiated by Ronald Reagan?

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Democracy in danger! Vote vote vote!

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We've known about at least some of these emoluments since well before Trump left office, and yet Dems did not impeach him for them when they controlled the House. The states of Maryland and Delaware sued him over them, but the courts dragged the case out and then the Supreme Court dismissed the suit as moot once Trump left office. Disgusting (lack of) performance by House Dems and judicial Republicans alike.

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Kushner did $ billions in business in the Middle East while officially on the White House staff. I don't see him going to jail for it like Hunter Biden, who is already paying the price.

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The danger is very real but selective prosecution and persecution by innuendo has a long and sorry history. Sen. McCarthy may have been the first to adopt such tactics in the postwar era, but the racist smear campaign against MLK by Hoover‘s FBi and southern segregationists fueled the flames of anti-democratic forces as did persecution of opponents to the racist war in Vietnam. Then Reagan frequently attacked Democrats as so far left they have left America. Then Gingrich redefined the “American people” as only Republicans. Step by step, anti-democratic forces have subverted civic discourse. A stealthy Civil War is underway where this time the tyrants and demagogues are trying to win. And they are succeeding.

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Help us, Professor, ( what you do all the time and we are most grateful) because for me, I’m very frustrated and I don’t know what I can do other than vote and I feel that sometimes it is just not enough. Your guidance is always welcome. Thank you. America thank you.

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Thank you, Heather. Every day I read and watch and think about the news at length, and I ask myself how you go on day after day and don’t become despondent. Because I do, and often several times a day. Then, before I go to sleep, your letter pops up, and I read hope from something that happened outside and long before this day that had seemed so broken to me. I have been trying to transform my way of looking. I make and lose headway. It is such a struggle! Then I see how you bring the frightful nature of current upheaval and breakdown, and ground them in history. That grounds me and gives me hope, at least until the next news cycle. So, now I understand how you continue, and even though I am pretty sure my hold is more tenuous, I feel that I can too. That is what history does, at least until the next day and your next letter. So thank you. Your work means a lot to sometimes drowning people like me.

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Why is this man able to travel all over the country , to one hate rally after another, using inflammatory statements to stir up trouble and at the same time bring in more donations for himself? It is so disheartening to see a wealthy man , evading and delaying justice for years. I am sure that his followers see this as verification that he was destined to be their leader. And so far our justice system is allowing all this to continue until who knows when. That old saying that justice delayed is justice denied, is being proven to be true , each day that this continues. Revoking his bail is what is needed.

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