"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

The Red Wave That Wasn't

I am liking the headlines this morning.  The Daily Beast: We Don't Know Who Won Yet, But Republicans LostSalon says: What Red Wave--Democrats Are Surging.

If I were a guessing man, which I am, I would say Dems end up with 51 U.S. Senators.  House? I don't have a guess yet, but the Dems have real shot at retaining the majority.  If they don't, the T**** Party will hold a slim majority.  

And Lauren Boebert, you ask? Too close to call, but she is still behind this morning.  

Let's face it: T****ists had their asses handed to them yesterday by America's voters, and if that were not enough, Mother Nature has its own metaphor for Donald this morning.  Mar-a-Lago has been ordered to evacuate, as Hurricane Nicole seems determined to smash into southern Florida.

And so I present to you a screen capture I snapped two days ago at 538 Blog, which shows us, once again, why you can't believe the corporate media with their corporate polls and corporate polling aggregators.  I say, get a life, Nate Silver!!!

Saturday, November 05, 2022

Remember Kansas!

A few days before the August 2 vote in to decide the future availability of abortion in Kansas, the pollsters at the highly touted 538 Blog were predicting that a woman's right to control her own health decisions would go down in flames.  Some polls showed advocates for banning a woman's choice up by 8 points, and 538 had the anti-choice contingent ahead by four points, 47-43.  

The same thing is happening now, as the prognosticators are foretelling a T****ian takeover of both the Senate and the House next Tuesday.  According to the media echo chamber, the Dems peaked way too early, and T****ists have been gaining momentum in recent weeks.  

So what happened on August 2 back in Kansas?  In a record turnout for the state, Kansans beat down the effort to eliminate abortion rights in the state by a whopping 18 points! 

We have already seen a record turnout in early voting this Fall for the mid-term election, and we are likely to see a record set on Tuesday for any national election--presidential or otherwise.  Michael Moore has not wavered in his prediction of a Blue wave.  I think he is right.  

Don't despair.  Get busier.  Make calls, knock doors, wave your signs on street corners.  On Tuesday, take someone to vote who would not be able to vote otherwise.