Arm chair political strategist . . . armed with facts
I am just one of millions of American Baby Boomers who are delighted that Joe Biden will be our new president and both relieved and thankful that the Trump presidency will end. I started a political blog, entitled Rooster Today, in early 2017, trying to understand how a person like Trump could be revered, idolized, and supported in the United States today.
It's complicated. But this we know. Trump lost the popular vote in 2016, by approximately 2.9 million votes, and still got elected by some 80,000 votes in three states due to the way the Electoral College works. Now is 2020 Biden won by 81 million to 74 million votes. We need to continue to work on voter suppression so the Democratic candidate wins in November 2024.
It is clear that the work done by Democrats with community organizing worked and led us to slim victories. What is now obvious, is that every single person needs to be involved in preserving democracy as a way of life.
This website is dedicated to providing suggestions for how to talk to Trump voters, what words to say and support for messages through a podcast and social media.
Me and my favorites
ME: AMERICAN BOOMER, VOTER, POLITICAL STRATEGIST, BLOGGER and INFORMATION RESOURCE
ROOSTER TODAY comes from a Russian proverb:
"Rooster today, feather duster tomorrow"
I had hoped that Trump would be gone by now. But after November 2020, he will be gone -- a feather duster.
My blog has three years worth of articles, from 2017 on, filled with charts, graphs, data and facts. No pictures of Trump ever. Take a look.
DONATE, DONATE, DONATE
Donations are the lifeblood of removing Trump from office. ActBlue is an easy way to donate to any candidate, organization or campaign.
REPUBLICANS -- Start donating to "blue" candidates!
DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS -- Just start!
ELECTING WOMEN EVERYWHERE
Women are not "at the table" when political decisions are being made. There are lots of reasons, but at this point, who cares? It is what it is.
What we can do it support women candidates up and down the ballot so they get the name recognition, move up and do some good along the way. I am indebted to my sisters.
Emily's List does a great job of supporting women candidates early in their political careers and beyond. Great place to donate because Emily's List does all the work.
ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE (THAT COUNTS!)
Americans were asleep at the wheel. We took "fair" elections for granted. While we were sleeping, Republicans have been busy manipulating votes by -- gerrymandering states, finding multiple ways to suppress voting, purging the voter rolls and making it extremely difficult to vote in many states.
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), led by former US Attorney General , Eric Holder, is the leader in finding way sthat voting has been manipulated and taking action.
Donating to fund the NDRC brings fairness back to American elections.