As I wrote in last week's #WalkUrPrecinctWeek edition, according to Gallop Polling, as of 2012, registered voters self-identified as Democratic Party 31% and Republican Party 27%.
It's not much more, but it's enough more. Because if we just turn out enough already registered voters? We'll win! Which means it's possible to not only retain the Senate majority, but to retire @SpeakerBoehner and the #KnowNothing #Do Nothing Republican House leadership.
What will it take? Just a few hours during the 2nd week of July, August and September spent chatting with your neighbors. Are you up to the challenge of personally acting to make that possibility a reality?
PRINCETON, NJ -- The percentage of Americans identifying as political independents increased in 2011, as is common in a non-election year, although the 40% who did so is the highest Gallup has measured, by one percentage point. More Americans continue to identify as Democrats than as Republicans, 31% to 27%.Common wisdom on mid-term elections says turnout by Democrats will be decreased this year, noting the President's under 50% 'favorable' ratings and lack of public perception on the actual successes of the PPACA/Obamacare (see brainwrap/@charles_gaba and his now well respected ACASignups.net for details).
Sure, if all of us netroots type people just coast along this summer waiting for someone else to do the hard work of saving the Republic, that's exactly what will happen.
Need I remind any of you that John Fitzgerald Kennedy beat Richard Milhous Nixon in the 1960 presidential election by about one vote per precinct. Seriously, about 119,000 votes nationwide was the difference between JFK steering the Ship of State past some dangerous, rocky shoals during the October 1963 Cuban missile crisis - and having "Tricky Dick" at the helm during those eleven heart-stopping days.
On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected president in one of the closest elections in U.S. history. In the popular vote, his margin over Nixon was 118,550 out of a total of nearly 69 million votes cast. His success in many urban and industrial states gave him a clear majority of 303 to 219 in the electoral vote. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the youngest man ever elected president, the only Catholic, and the first president born in the twentieth century.Just yesterday, Speaker John Boehner announced that (R) Rep. Trey Gowdy would be Chairing another US House Committee to
It's the 2014 version of "death panels". Nothing more, nothing less. On Friday, Bill Maher noted a simple way to confirm this: In 2012 the Republican furor over Benghazi was all about Barack Obama, because he was running for president then. Today, it's all about Hillary.
Bill is 100% correct. Like most Republican public campaigns of recent years, there's no there, there. It's all smoke and mirrors... wait, no, that's magicians. It's just lies and damned lies, to be perfectly blunt.
As Carl Sagan is quoted as saying about humanity and the Universe:
In our obscurity, in all of this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.Luckily, there are MORE of us, than there are of them.
IT IS UP TO US
To win, Win, WIN the upcoming midterm election on November 4th?
All we have to do is show up, and be counted.
Are you up to the challenge?
Please use these hashtags on Twitter:
Please consider volunteering as a PCO in your precinct.
Whether you work with your County Democratic Party or not, please spend some time the 2nd week of July, August and September walking and knocking on doors in your own neighborhood.
Make sure everyone you know is registered and ready to vote on Nov 4th. If you haven't already ASK each of them. You'll be surprised to find someone you know is NOT a registered voter.