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Mueller Report in a (twitter friendly) nutshell

Mueller Report: 1) A hostile foreign power intervened aggressively to rig our 2016 elections to help Trump. 2) Trump, during the campaign, welcomed & encouraged Russian action in our elections. 3) As president, Trump obstructed justice, fired & lied to block investigations.

inspired by Elizabeth Warren townhall, chopped/paraphrased for twitter length.

Sheldon Whitehouse has developed a wicked twitter game

Posted by EveHammond13 | Sat Jun 8, 2019, 06:22 PM (6 replies)

Ok. I need some ideas for witty subversion for Fourth of July

I feel like I cannot just pretend like this is a business as usual holiday --- need to make a trump protest in one way or another.

Fully expect the usual goons driving around town in pick-ups with trump flags.


I have in my possession numerous dog poop bags "Trump Turds" that I bought from MadDog Pac (Claude Taylor).
Thinking of filling with small stones and dropping on/near parade route the night before.
And if the opportunity to launch one into the bed of a pick-up presents itself.... well....

Projecting an image on my house at night -- possibly Resistance symbol, along with my holiday decor.

Chalking strategic sidewalks and intersections a day or two before.

Of course I always have my "In Our America" yard sign up at all times. I have some anti-theft measures in place. There is a new special edition pride sign that would be a nice addition.

Any other ideas??
Posted by EveHammond13 | Sat Jun 8, 2019, 04:04 PM (8 replies)

A good name for the Congressional GOP: the #CoverUpCaucus

Posted by EveHammond13 | Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:49 PM (4 replies)

Texas Tribune asks every member of TX delegation if he/she read Mueller report

great reporting from Texas Tribune --- every politician should be forced to go on the record about this


(Babin is the guy who hosted an official taxpayer-funded climate change meeting run by Sarah Palin. NASA is in his district.)





Posted by EveHammond13 | Thu Jun 6, 2019, 11:22 AM (0 replies)

What we are seeing right now from Elizabeth Warren is nothing short of brilliance

I have been thinking a lot today about how to say this. I'm not too great with word-smithing when I have strong emotions rolling around in my gut.

But Elizabeth Warren is doing something now that seems like it should be so simple but apparently is not because no one does it.

She links the big picture to individual lives.

It seems like it should be easy but I have not heard it like this before. Not even from Obama.


She has linked all components -- data, numbers, studies, laws, history, policies, structures, values, beliefs -- and produced a flowing, elegant, profound, brilliant vision that is fully realized and complete in all components and that resonates at the deepest core. From the big idea, to the bottom line nuts and bolts. From the vast role of the federal government, to the daily life of a single working mom.

She sees how all the pieces fit together. She knows where the levers are. She knows how this vast system relates to our most basic and fundamental progressive values. And most importantly - she knows how to express it in a way that not just makes people understand, but that moves them.

We don't try to squeak out our progressive values from an intractable system. WE START WITH THE VALUES AT THE TOP AND MAKE THE SYSTEM SERVE US. We should not live like we are at the mercy of the system. We must MAKE the system that serves us best.

She uses simple words. She uses metaphors. She leads with values. She is authentic. She does all the things cognitive science says are critical for effective communication. But I believe she does it naturally, not as a part of road map she read in a communications book.

It's fine to say let's have voting rights - because democracy!

But she is very far beyond that.

When she tells the family story of her mom going out to get a job when her father was sick, saw how critical it was that that job generate the money to keep her family afloat..... WHO DOES THE GOVERNMENT WORK FOR. A government that sets the minimum wage is a government that determines if a family like hers sinks or swims. If the government doesn't work to help someone like her mother, then who does it work for. "The minimum wage needs to ensure that a mama and a baby can make it."

She may be the one candidate who actually seems to have DONE SOME HOMEWORK to prepare for her run. To have developed her own policies from her own extensive knowledge and heart, and fully realized them from top to bottom. Fully integrated them up and down and across. From vision all the way down to the words of legislation.

The fear I have is that the media - the Chuck Todds, the Mark Halperins, the Ken Vogels, the Maggie Habermans - will treat her like shit while they fawn all over trump and destroy her chance to win. Just like they did to Hillary.

Jared and Ivanka are Tom and Daisy from The Great Gatsby

"They were careless people, Tom and Daisy. They smashed up creatures and things, then retreated back into their money, or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made."

There's even a parallel to the killing of Khashoggi with Myrtle Wilson.

BOOM! here is THE message the Dems should push now: THE MUELLER REPORT IS A SMOKING GUN


It is simple.

It is clear.

It is short.

It is informational and fights the "No Collusion and No Obstruction" propaganda.

Every Dem must repeat this over and over and over again, in every interview, in every speech, across all social media platforms.

repeat repeat repeat

Cognitive science proves that messages need to be SIMPLE and REPEATED to penetrate. Cognitive science proves that metaphors are powerful, effective, and fire up frames in the brain.

"THE MUELLER REPORT IS A SMOKING GUN" makes clear the report DOES show evidence of serious crimes.

We need to plant this message into the public discourse and public consciousness.

Then proceed to follow the same game plan for individual, main crimes AFTER this message has penetrated and taken hold.
Perhaps something as simple as Yes Obstruction. or Yes Collusion.

Heard this message on the Stephanie Miller show this morning.

Everyone put a picture of the USS John McCain on a postcard and mail it to the White House

or your state GOP HQ. I approve of trolling.

I hope the Scouts (formerly Boy Scouts) aren't dumb enough to invite trump to Jamboree again

GOOD GOD the things he would say

and GOOD GOD the way the audience behaved last time
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