Category Archives: January 6

Wake Up! New Political Ad Heralds a Year of Urgent Political Action

My favorite political campaign strategist & tactician is Sarah Longwell, who runs The Bulwark, and the Republican Accountability Project. She’s a former Republican campaign operative turned resolute & relentless Nevermore Tr*mper. More about Longwell here.

But enough about her. Longwell’s goal for 2024 is not self-promotion, but mounting a guerrilla media campaign that can keep the GOP front-runner OUT of the White House. Continue reading Wake Up! New Political Ad Heralds a Year of Urgent Political Action

Hump Day Bulletin: Cheney Raids Fox—Preaches to the (Ex)Choir: “Some Things Have to Matter”

Mediaite — Dec. 19th, 2023:

A Weekend Read: The Atlanta Trials & Race

You Can’t Talk About Trump’s Georgia Case Without Talking About Racism

TIME Magazine — IDEAS
Janell Ross is the senior correspondent on race and identities for TIME.
Janell Ross, TIME Magazine

As the final bars of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” filled the room, former President Donald Trump took the stage in Windham, N.H. The audience, many of them white New Englanders and veterans, chanting “U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A” had to settle a bit before Trump could launch into a winding, military-themed speech at the August 8 campaign rally.

Continue reading A Weekend Read: The Atlanta Trials & Race

Nerding Out: Did Trump’s July 1 Rally Actually Draw 50-75K People??

[NOTE: Anybody remember that #45 began his administration by lying about the size of his sparse inaugural crowd, and doctoring the photographs? Here we go again. In the past two weeks I received half a dozen texts and email pleas to show up at his monster 2024 campaign rally in tiny Pickens, South Carolina on July 1. It was to be a monumental show of strength.

It should have been; the location is deep in some of the Southeast’s reddest regions, where homeboy Senator Lindsay “Loyal Lapdog” Graham was loudly booed, as nowhere near red enough for the true believers. Pickens is not far from the two northernmost Georgia House districts, home to Reps Marjorie “Impeach Bush & Hunter’s Laptop Too” Taylor Greene, and  Andy January-6-at-the-Capitol-was-just-a- “normal-tourist-visit” Clyde.  So thanks to Newsweek for a deep-dive expert checking analysis of the breathless claims by local officials that the crowd was 50,000 –no, wait,  60K — oh, but really, 75 thousand. At least. The best expert estimates point to a sizeable crowd, but no monster.  They also point to a year of more non-credible crowd numbers. 2024 will be a tough election anyway.]

NEWSWEEK — Fact Check

Fact Check: Did Trump’s South Carolina Rally Attract 50,000 People?

Donald Trump’s holiday weekend rally in Pickens, South Carolina, was heralded to have attracted tens of thousands of attendees, a seeming affirmation of his support for his 2024 White House campaign.

The former president used the occasion to tell supporters “all bets were off” in his battle against the Department of Justice, pledging to launch investigations against federal prosecutors as well as his main political opponent, Joe Biden.

During the course of the day, locals and fans estimated that 50,000 people had arrived to see Trump make campaign pitches, although not everyone was convinced the number was accurate. Continue reading Nerding Out: Did Trump’s July 1 Rally Actually Draw 50-75K People??