FASCIST AND FURIOUS
Keep Calm and Mobilize the Expat Vote
In close races, the number of overseas voters can determine the winner and the future of our country. I was shocked to learn that Democrats Abroad set their 2020 voter turnout goal at a measly 20% of eligible Americans living overseas— which is double the paltry 10% it’s been in the past. This is NOT a typical election, and we can’t afford to let 5,500,000 eligible expat voters sit this one out.
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I think your mother is calling you. Also, the veterans. Moms form a human wall to shield protesters from federal officers in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Rex/Shutterstock)
Fascist and Furious
At last—I have something in common with my libertarian-leaning sibs. Now we're ALL alarmed at the images of unidentified paramilitary troops hustling demonstators into unmarked vans! Who are these guys? Where will they turn up next?
Relax, everyone! They're just "Trump troops", coming to a Democratic city near you to boost the president's law-and-order bona-fides.
Say YOUR Name:
On Point: Unidentified Federal Officers Are Scooping Up Protesters In Portland. Are Other Cities Next? (Podcast, 46 min)
“This is a democracy—talk to us, don’t shoot us!”
Salon: "Violent anarchists" are the new "migrant caravans" by Amanda Marcotte
Take people who are both peaceful and opposed to violence—refugees fleeing violence, protesters objecting to police brutality—and portray them as a threat to life and limb...and most importantly, to property.
Up in flames:
AdAge: Der Spiegel asks, Should we be worried about the United States?
Just for fun:
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