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A Call to Action for Election Day: Time to Turn Your Outrage into Votes - When We Vote, We Win

BTRTN asks you to get involved...and there are plenty of Democratic candidates that need your help next Tuesday:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/10/a-call-to-action-for-election-day-time.html

"Just 51 weeks ago, about 66 million Americans found out, to their horror that they would have to endure a Donald Trump presidency.

Since then, that horror has evolved to a tsunami of outrage as the Trump presidency has unfolded. Rallies, marches, demonstrations, debates of all kinds, on the Internet, in local bars, across family dinner tables, set off by countless inane tweets, America First madness, and Dark Age policies. Trump has dominated casual conversation, and if you are reading this, you have doubtless participated mightily in this rage-a-thon.

But until now, you have had precious little opportunity to translate that outrage into something tangible. That time has come. Here we are, days before Election Day, November 7, 2017. Time to cast some votes that will send a message to Donald Trump, to make sure he understands that his actions have consequences, and that outrage can and will translate into political might.

An off-off year election? No elections that “matter”? Wrong.

Your outrage means little if you do not work, at least a little, to fight back. Right now. And important elections are happening across the country...."

A Call to Action for Election Day: Time to Turn Your Outrage into Votes - When We Vote, We Win

BTRTN asks you to get involved...and there are plenty of Democratic candidates that need your help next Tuesday:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/10/a-call-to-action-for-election-day-time.html

A Call to Action for Election Day: Time to Turn Your Outrage into Votes - When We Vote, We Win

BTRTN asks you to get involved...and there are plenty of Democratic candidates next week that need your help:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/10/a-call-to-action-for-election-day-time.html

BTRTN: General Kelly? More Like General Kellyanne Conway

Yes, he is an honored General and we can feel great sorrow for his loss as a Gold Star parent. But there is absolutely no justification for General Kelly to commit deceitfully-based character assassination in an attempt to discredit a voice of opposition.
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/10/general-kelly-more-like-general.html

"Kelly then proceeded to execute a rare and raw public character assassination. He emphatically recounted a speech that the Congresswoman had given years before in which she allegedly used the occasion of a dedication of a new facility honoring two murdered FBI agents to make self-aggrandizing claims about her role in the funding of the building. With his taut military bearing, searing anger, and reputation for rock solid integrity, Kelly threw himself fully into the task of discrediting the Congresswoman, concluding by disparaging her as an “empty barrel.”

The only problem was the Kelly’s allegations were wholly inaccurate. A videotape of the Congresswoman’s remarks rapidly surfaced, in which there was not a single word of damning allegations made by Kelly. She had not used the occasion to claim that she was responsible for the funding. Indeed, she had singled out others for credit, including a number of Republicans."

BTRTN: General Kelly? More Like General Kellyanne Conway

Yes, he is an honored General and we can feel great sorrow for his loss as a Gold Star parent. But there is absolutely no justification for General Kelly to commit deceitfully-based character assassination in an attempt to discredit a voice of opposition.
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/10/general-kelly-more-like-general.html

Senate 2018: Dems Look for Openings in a Very Tough Map

The odds of the Dems retaking the Senate in 2018 may be low, but there may be some openings that give hope:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/10/senate-2018-dems-look-for-openings-in.html

Senate 2018: Dems Look for Openings in a Very Tough Map

The odds of the Dems retaking the Senate in 2018 may be low, but there may be some openings that give hope:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/10/senate-2018-dems-look-for-openings-in.html

"The math shows just how difficult a “map” the Democrats are facing in this election cycle. Democrats are up for reelection in a whopping 25 of the 34 races, while the GOP will defend only nine seats. Of those 25 Democratic seats, 10 are in states won by Donald Trump in 2016. And nine of those Democrats won by less than seven points in 2012, when they last ran for the Senate, while just two of the nine GOP wins were that close.

So, to flip the Senate from red to blue, the Dems need to hold all of their seats plus flip three seats. Both sides of that equation are daunting, to say the least.

But the Dems have a glimmer of optimism of late, driven by four factors...."

Senate 2018: Dems Look for Openings in a Very Tough Map

The odds of the Dems retaking the Senate in 2018 may be low, but there may be some openings that give hope:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/10/senate-2018-dems-look-for-openings-in.html

BTRTN September 2017 Month in Review: Trump's Best Month Yet. Really???

The numbers say so, but it is hard to fathom:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/10/btrtn-september-2017-month-in-review.html

"North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. The efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare died a new death, and this time for good. The United States failed to support adequately Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Jared Kushner and other White House officials were discovered to have created private email accounts to conduct government business after the election. Trump’s candidate of choice in the Alabama Senate run-off election, Luther Strange, for whom he personally campaigned, was thrashed. Robert Mueller’s investigation heated up considerably and is now clearly focused on Trump himself. And Secretary of Health Human Services Tom Price was forced to resign after proving himself to be the Master of the Swamp with profligate spending of taxpayer money on private jets.

And this was a good month for Donald Trump.

How so, you may ask? Quite simply, for the first time, Trump managed to achieve an increase in his approval rating, after seven months of steady declines; it edged back up to 40%, matching June and July levels, after dipping to 38% in a hideous August."

BTRTN September 2017 Month in Review: Trump's Best Month Yet. Really???

The numbers say so, but it is hard to fathom:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/10/btrtn-september-2017-month-in-review.html
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