As a result, the local newspaper, The Idaho Statesman,
decided to endorse Schmidt’s opponent, an 18-year-old high school student and progressive activist, Shiva Rajbhandari
. He decided to run after Idaho’s lieutenant governor created a task force to protect ”young people from the scourge of critical race theory, socialism, communism, and Marxism” in Idaho schools. With the newspaper’s endorsement and an aggressive door-to-door campaign. Rajbhandari ended up winning the election.
Moore’s third installment declared that “the Haters, the Bigots and the Supremacists always lose in the end.” He wrote that “the reason we’re going to win in November is because the other side is a bunch of losers. Big losers. Bad losers. Sore losers.”
He noted that the Republicans have lost the popular vote in seven of the last eight elections: "Only because of the slave states' demand for the Electoral College—and the Republicans' #1 job of gerrymandering and voter suppression—do we even have to still deal with their misogyny, their destruction of Planet Earth, their love of guns and greed, and their laser-focused mission to bury our Democracy."
But Moore wrote that this year Democrats can overcome these factors because the Republicans “made a mistake” by pushing too far, including on Jan. 6, 2021. And when it comes to pushing too far, Moore wrote in his fourth installment that the Republicans are helping the Democrats win in November “by running the biggest batch of nutters in American electoral history.”
He said he had compiled a list of the 10 biggest “whackadoodles” running as Republicans in statewide races—each of whom will be featured in individual segments of his Tsunami of Truth series. He called them “the ten best examples of why we are going to have a Blue Tsunami on Nov. 8 “ because the majority of Americans will find them untenable.
He starts out with Matthew DePerno, the Republican candidate for Michigan attorney general. DePerno was caught on tape at last month’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas saying that Plan B, the “morning after” birth control pill, should be banned in Michigan.
An anti-LGBTQ+ bigot, DePerno has referred to his Democratic opponent, incumbent Attorney General Dana Nessel, who is a lesbian in a same-sex marriage, as “Michigan’s Groomer General” in a tweet which also contains the white supremacist symbol of Pepe the Frog.
DePerno filed several lawsuits seeking to overturn the 2020 election results in Michigan, and is among 10 Republican election deniers running for state attorney general positions across the country. DePerno, who would run the state’s elections if elected, is under investigation by a special prosecutor as to whether he and others illegally tampered with voting machines.
Moore has since published segments on two more of his top problematic Republicans: Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters and Pennsylvania governor candidate Doug Mastriano.
What’s important about Moore’s series is that it serves as a counterweight to the negative mass media coverage regurgitating old voting models that assume Republicans will take back both the House and the Senate.
Sophia McClennen, a professor of international affairs and comparative literature at Penn State, wrote on Salon that such negative coverage can serve to reduce voting turnout.
Further, if the news media tells you the results are a foregone conclusion, that also depresses turnout. I mean, if you are told over and over again that you are going to lose no matter what you do, why bother voting?
Yesterday Daily Kos staffer Kerry Eleveld showed another example of negative media coverage, this time how the Beltway media is freaking out about one poll—a New York Times/ Siena College poll giving Republicans a 3-point advantage among likely voters in the generic ballot. The poll showed a 32-point swing toward Republicans among independent women voters within a month.
Moore found that what the Times would have its readers believe about women voters was simply not credible “crap.”
Is the media too fixated on their own belief (their hope) that women have sorta forgotten about how they were assaulted this summer by the crazed Catholic Mullahs issuing their religious fatwa on anyone with a pair of ovaries?
Right. I’m sure most women aren’t thinking about that! Not when a can of Campbell’s Chunky Beef Soup has gone up 27 cents!
As of Wednesday, Moore was up to No. 22 of his articles counting down to Nov. 8. He is covering all the factors which could lead to a Democratic tsunami in the midterms, including the revelations from the House Jan. 6 Select Committee hearings, the multitude of investigations into Trump, and the impact of women voters who are angry over the Supreme Court’s anti-abortion rights ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
So what do you think about Moore’s prediction of a “Blue Tsunami.” Is it credible or not credible?
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