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AG Barr just refuted our President’s claim that there is widespread voting fraud enough to change the outcome of the election.

The man appointed by the President to rubber stamp all of the President’s policies and who has spent his two years doing things like: misrepresenting the Russia investigation (whether you believe the investigation was worth it or not — I do not — he still misrepresented the final report), to giving orders to disperse peaceful demonstrations (most people don’t argue against unlawful or dangerous demonstrations by the way), to stating his own DoJ is being run by inexperienced people.

Well, this man, just said that to date, there isn’t widespread voter fraud enough to change the outcome of the election.

And you know what that means.

Which Trump loyalists will disown Barr, call his credibility into question, and continue believing our President now?.

Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraud

You can hate Biden. You can detest his policies. (You can’t call him a pedophile, you can, but it’s ridiculous.) But when we lose the ability to anchor on objective truths we lose the ability to do…anything.

It’s amazing what we’ll believe, in order to keep believing what we believe.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for those with the ability to think objectively and critically. No matter how long it takes for them to get there.

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I’m doing some interesting research for an organization I’m helping on the voter participation side. As I worked on some positioning materials, I got pulled down a rabbit hole of data comparing poverty and progress and rates going back to 2007 (pre-recession). What I found helped me take a step back.

The progress we’ve made against poverty is worth paying attention to. Not just since 2007, or since 2014 — but since Donald Trump has come into office. At this juncture, and certainly by 2018, the impacts on our economy have some results borne of Donald Trump’s hand and policies and administration. As we flare up on the heels of last night’s election with what is certain to be a heated 12 months leading up to the 2020 election … I hope we can acknowledge any specific policies and benefits that have been had from all sides before casting our vote. There is progress, merit, and momentum outside of ideology that is worthy of being documented, studied, and even, carried forward

.#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for some of the progress shown below. It’s not nearly enough. One life subjected to poverty is one, entire life. One whole life. One whole human experience. That’s an unbearable thought for me. But also, progress to perfecting how we address the totality of the human condition.

The official poverty rate in 2018 was 11.8 percent, down 0.5 percentage points from 12.3 percent in 2017. This is the fourth consecutive annual decline in poverty. Since 2014, the poverty rate has fallen 3.0 percentage points, from 14.8 percent to 11.8 percent.

In 2018, for the first time in 11 years, the official poverty rate was significantly lower than 2007, the year before the most recent recession.

In 2018, there were 38.1 million people in poverty, approximately 1.4 million fewer people than 2017.Between 2017 and 2018, poverty rates for children under age 18 decreased 1.2 percentage points from 17.4 percent to 16.2 percent. Poverty rates decreased 0.4 percentage points for adults aged 18 to 64, from 11.1 percent to 10.7 percent. The poverty rate for those aged 65 and older (9.7 percent) was not statistically different from 2017.

From 2017 to 2018, the poverty rate decreased for non-Hispanic Whites; females; native-born people; people living in the Northeast, Midwest, and West; people living inside metropolitan statistical areas and principal cities; people without a disability; those with some college education; people in families; and people in female householder families.

Between 2017 and 2018, people aged 25 and older without a high school diploma was the only examined group to experience an increase in their poverty rate. Among this group, the poverty rate increased 1.4 percentage points, to 25.9 percent, but the number in poverty was not statistically different from 2017.

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TRUTH (2 of 3):

If America is my country. Donald Trump is my President. And that makes this the inaugural address by my new President. #Iamgrateful and #Iamthankful for NPR and how they walk through the speech, step-by-step. It’s honest and objective. Look at the first piece of analysis on Trump’s opening lines: “Trump ran on a nostalgic slogan of “Make America Great Again.” But it was never clear what, precisely, that meant. By many basic measures and statistics, the country is better off than eight years ago. The country was on the precipice of a potential Great Depression and more than 100,000 troops were overseas, entangled in two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, the economy has improved; the unemployment rate is below 5 percent. And the number of troops in conflict is drastically reduced. There has, however, been some permanent damage to some after the recession — some have had to take jobs for less money and struggled to retrain for new careers. Many retirement plans were decimated. And the red tape and cost to some for Obamacare caused a backlash against President Obama and his party.” If you accept the first half of this analysis, you have to accept the second. If you accept the second half of this analysis, you have to accept the first. It’s how we’ll heal together.


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I fully missed Trump’s press conference. I started reading headlines from NYT, CNN, FOX, Breitbart, Young Conservatives … and I’m lost. Did any of you folks watch it? Would love to hear all sides. Also, side note … does anyone else feel that people and their political parties are starting to act like NFL fans? I compare reading headlines about this news conference (and last night’s speech) to watching a football game between rival teams, with rival fans — and arguing every penalty. It’s amazing how the exact same thing, that everyone sees, can have two such wildly different interpretations.

#Iamgrateful and #Iamthankful the Broncos aren’t in the playoffs this year. I can watch football objectively, or, do what I’ve been doing, and ignore it altogether. 🙂

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’nuff said. #Iamhopeful#Iamgrateful and #Iamthankful … More please.

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