The same batch of e-mails as the TEA Party’s Sinister Six brought one from RNC Reince Priebus describing the contest as the Road to Six. Same message without the TEA Party hyperbole. Same response from me–no donation to Republican candidates and no vote either if I lived in a state where my vote was solicited and mattered.
These six senators are targets of the TEA Party as it tries to help the GOP to win control of the Senate.
Mark Begich, Alaska
Mary Landrieu, Louisiana
Al Franken, Minnesota
Kay Hagan, North Carolina
Mark Pryor, Arkansas
Bruce Braley, Iowa
As someone committed to a GOP defeat, I ask that you help elect or re-elect Democrats to the Senate.
In less than two months, the US will conduct a very important election, and here in Utah you would not know that an election is near. That is because the election in November is largely a formality. There are few yard signs visible and no television ads. Our elections were decided in the Republican caucuses. Most GOP candidates are older white men. The only election not yet decided is Mia Love’s second attempt to be elected to Congress and she is none of the above, being young, black and female. She does have the advantages of the GOP nomination and belonging to the Mormon church. That may be enough.
It was not enough two years ago when she lost narrowly to a popular incumbent who has now retired. This time she is running for an open seat and I believe that she will win. However, I do not live in that district and my information is limited. Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Senator Mike Lee asking for a donation to Mia Love’s campaign. Either he was using scare tactics to raise money or the Love campaign is actually running scared. We will see on election day which is the case.
Whipping a dead horse is not productive of results. Here in Utah, however, whipping the dead horse of repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is still a popular sport, probably because those doing the whipping believe that it will produce votes.
Originally posted on mykeystrokes.com:
If money is speech and speech is freedom, then it follows that those who have more money will have more freedom.
This includes the freedom to determine who gets to vote, the freedom to dictate how much workers are paid, and the freedom to impose their agenda regardless of public opinion.
It also follows that those with less money will have less freedom, less speech, and less representation.
These are the basic tautologies in logic that Conservatives refuse to address. By equating freedom with money, the Party That Loves Liberty and Freedom is actually reducing the liberty and freedom of the vast majority of Americans. Yet when the majority of Senators tried to correct this problem, obstructionist Senate Republicans killed the proposal with a filibuster. Conservatives accused the Democrats who supported the proposal of trying “to radically shrink First Amendment protection of political speech.”
Constitutional guarantees of free speech, it…
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