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Nate Silver Says the Republicans Are In Deep Trouble

Nate Silver Says the Republicans Are In Deep Trouble

With a capitol T which rhymes with P and that spells Putin. From the impending hearings leading to impeachment, to Trump’s Taxes trouble, Republicans will pay a dire price for obstructing investigations into Trump’s financial crimes. Also, Bernie checks in to say, Sign my petition: tell Congress to pass legislation that would prohibit military action against Iran without Congressional approval. They are truly in deep deep trouble like never before.

Dear MoveOn member,

Polling expert Nate Silver’s website FiveThirtyEight says that “the Senate will be competitive again” in 2020.1

Here’s why:

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is only three points ahead of a generic Democratic opponent.2 And more than 60% of the voters in McConnell’s home state of Kentucky are saying that “it’s time for someone new” to represent the state.3
  • Colorado Senator Cory Gardner is “arguably the most endangered Republican senator running for re-election in 2020”.4 A poll shows him losing by eight points to a generic Democrat.5
  • And in Arizona, astronaut and Democratic challenger Mark Kelly and far-right-wing Republican senator Martha McSally are TIED 44-45!6

In 2020, we absolutely must beat Donald Trump. And we won’t spare any resources to do that. However, if Republicans remain in charge of the Senate, we will not pass any progressive legislation even under a Democratic administration—and it’s quite likely that we’ll make no appointments to the Supreme Court either.

We’ve got to defeat Trump. And we also must take back the Senate. But the path to winning the Senate does not just go through the states that we will need to win to defeat Trump. And even in states where Trump will be competitive, going big in Senate races will require major additional resources.

MoveOn needs to make a big decision this month: Can we staff up to take back the Senate—without making cuts to our campaign to defeat Trump in 2020?

We’ve set a goal of raising $200,000 by June 30—the second-quarter fundraising deadline. If we can hit that goal, then we’ll know that we’ll have enough early support from MoveOn members to focus on taking back the Senate and White House in 2020.

If we don’t take back the Senate, the consequences will be catastrophic:

  • Judges, including Supreme Court justices, who are appointed by a Democratic president will be dead on arrival. As McConnell says, “One of my proudest moments was when I looked Barack Obama in the eye and I said, ‘Mr. President, you will not fill the Supreme Court vacancy.'”7 So if you think that a Republican Senate won’t hold a Supreme Court seat open for an entire presidential term just because of quaint ideas like “tradition,” think again.
  • Progressive legislation will die in a Republican Senate. A Green New Deal will go nowhere. Medicare for All will stall. A repeal of Trump’s tax increases on millions of middle-class Americans (which were used to fund cutting the taxes for the rich and corporations) will not happen. And protections for Dreamers, protections which are supported by more than 75% of voters? Those won’t go into effect. That bill has already passed in the House of Representatives, but McConnell hasn’t allowed the Senate to vote on it.
  • And we’ll have no Senate firewall in the horrifying event that Trump is re-elected. To be clear, no 2020 race is a bigger priority for MoveOn than beating Trump. But there are no guarantees. If Trump is re-elected through the industrial Midwest (and yes, it absolutely could happen), then it’s still possible to take back the Senate by winning in other states. And, in that case, we will need a Democratic Senate more than ever.

Author From The Intelligence Community’s Classic Trump-Putin Book A Must-Read!

Malcolm Nance Book Plot to Destroy Democracy
Read The Malcolm Nance interviews and get his book(s). Written to burst the bubble of a Donald Dupe.

 

We have to flip just four seats to take back control of the Senate. It’s doable, if we have the resources and put in the work —but we have to start right now.

James, will you chip in and help us reach our goal, so that MoveOn can work to defeat Trump and take back the Senate in 2020?

Thanks for all you do.

–Nick, Rahna, Manny, Kelly, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. “The Senate Will Be Competitive Again In 2020, But Republicans Are Favored,” FiveThirtyEight, November 28, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/67380?t=10&akid=237169%2E37212143%2E7e8Wcd

2. “Poll: 33% of Kentucky voters approve of McConnell,” The Hill, February 21, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67108?t=12&akid=237169%2E37212143%2E7e8Wcd

3. Ibid.

4. “The most vulnerable Republican senator in 2020,” Roll Call, March 5, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67381?t=14&akid=237169%2E37212143%2E7e8Wcd

5. “It’s Early, But Colorado’s Cory Gardner Has A Tough Road To Re-Election In 2020,” FiveThirtyEight, April 24, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67382?t=16&akid=237169%2E37212143%2E7e8Wcd

6. “Poll: McSally, Kelly tied in Arizona,” The Hill, May 13, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67383?t=18&akid=237169%2E37212143%2E7e8Wcd

7. “What Happened With Merrick Garland in 2016 And Why It Matters Now,” NPR, June 29, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/67384?t=20&akid=237169%2E37212143%2E7e8Wcd


Trump Is In Deep Tax Trouble

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Karla Hudson, Need to Impeach
What You Can Do to Help Get Trump’s Tax Forms

What is Rep. Richard Neal doing to hold our criminal president accountable?
 
After we petitioned him this spring, Rep. Neal used his position as chair of the House Ways and Means Committee to subpoena Donald Trump’s tax returns. But when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused to comply with his subpoena, Rep. Neal gave up.
 
 
We know that Trump’s taxes will provide critical transparency into who pays and is paid by our president. The opaqueness of Trump’s financial dealing is unprecedented and unacceptable, and Rep. Neal has the power to provide the clarity the American people deserve.
 
Rep. Neal is in charge of a crucial committee in the House that has the authority to obtain tax returns. It’s time for him to do his job or get out of the way.
 

Contact Rep. Neal

Thanks,
Karla Hudson
Director of Civic Engagement
Need to Impeach

We’re dialing in to talk impeachment

All across the country, we’re organizing Impeach-ins — local events for neighbors to talk about impeachment and learn how the process works. But no one deserves to be left out! I’m getting on the phone on Tuesday to host a virtual Impeach-in, so we can plan how to prioritize impeachment in all of our communities.

As more members of Congress realize the necessity of an impeachment inquiry, our voice will be at the center of this national conversation. We should talk about what comes next with confidence, determination, and all the facts.

The call will last about an hour, and I’ll make sure to leave time for your questions. I want this to be a team discussion. I look forward to hearing about what impeachment means to you and your community.
 
To learn more, join me and special guests for an “Impeach-in Call” on Tuesday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
 
Need to Impeach
PO Box 538 | San Francisco, CA 94116

The United States just came very close to attacking Iran.

Sign my petition: Congress must assert its constitutional authority and stop Donald Trump from going to war with Iran without Congressional approval.
Trump wants war with Iran for political gain

Yesterday we learned that the United States came very close to striking targets inside Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. drone in the Persian Gulf.

Last week the White House announced thousands of additional troops would be sent to the Middle East in response to the alleged Iranian attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Last month, the New York Times reported that the Pentagon had presented a plan to the White House that envisions sending as many as 120,000 troops to the region to fight Iran.

Mark my words. A war in Iran would make the Iraq war look like a walk in the park. It would be an unmitigated disaster.

If the United States were to attack Iran, Iran could respond with attacks on U.S. troops and on countries around the region. It would lead to the further destabilization of that region in a way that is unimaginable and would result in wars that would go on year after year and likely cost trillions of dollars.

Taking us into a war without Congressional authorization would be unconstitutional and illegal. The United States Congress must do everything it can to prevent this war. The Constitution is very clear: It is Congress, not the president, who decides when we go to war.

And it is long past time for my colleagues in Congress to reassert that authority.

Please add your name if you agree:

Sign my petition saying that Congress must assert its constitutional authority and stop Trump from going to war with Iran without Congressional approval.

Sixteen years ago, the United States committed one of the worst foreign policy blunders in the history of our country by attacking Iraq. That war was sold to the American people based on a series of lies about weapons of mass destruction. One of the leading advocates for that war was John Bolton, who served as a member of the Bush administration, and is now Trump’s national security adviser. Incredibly, even today, Bolton is one of the few remaining people in the world who continues to believe that the Iraq war was a good idea.

That war led to the deaths of more than 4,400 American troops, with tens of thousands of American soldiers wounded, many severely, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed. It unleashed a wave of radicalism and destabilization across the region that we will be dealing with for many years to come. It was the biggest foreign policy disaster in American history.

Voices of dissent went unheeded in the lead-up to the Iraq war. They must be heeded now.

We also need the people themselves to speak up and make themselves heard. Earlier this year, we made history in Congress by passing, for the first time in forty years, a War Powers Resolution to withdraw the United States from an illegal and unauthorized war in Yemen.

We did this with the strong support of a trans-partisan grassroots coalition, with progressives and conservatives working together to bring sanity to our foreign policy. We need those same voices to make clear to the Congress and to the reflexively hawkish, interventionist foreign policy establishment here in Washington that we will not accept another American war in the Middle East.

If you agree that we must not allow Trump to go to war with Iran on his own, please add your name to my petition:

Sign my petition: tell Congress to pass legislation that would prohibit military action against Iran without Congressional approval.

When we are in the White House, we will pursue a course that resolves conflicts peacefully, not through endless war.

In solidarity,
Bernie Sanders

We cannot allow Donald Trump to decide to start a war with Iran when he feels like it.
Sign my petition: tell Congress to pass legislation that would prohibit military action against Iran without Congressional approval.

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