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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Senator Manchin and the "Two Faced" politician?!

So this is nothing new?   Politicians have always talked out of two sides of their mouth!  Nuanced messages to different constituencies.

I would say it has never been like this because we are in a "new media era" every month.  Senator Joe Manchin simply offers the best illustration of the point.

Consider ... this last week Manchin announced he will not support "Build Back Better".  Where and how  did he make this pronouncement - "Fox News".  STRATEGIC.

He knows his "conservative" or "Trump" supporters will hear this message as they listen only to Fox.  His detractors will be heard only on the "lib" media!

He thus has it both ways!  Later his principal supporters will only remember he was against BBB.  So he can get away with changing his posture with little impact. The "cons" will not be too critical because he has them believing he may switch to their POV.

So he maintains or enhances his leverage with both groups - the "cons" and the "libs" ... what a master at the straddle!

Senator #Manchin and the " #TwoFaced " #politician ?! 

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Atticus, Fiona - The existence of FEMA is INFRASTRUCTURE ... in these times of earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and unseasonal storms

Who does not understand this? Biden or Trump !

... and the problem is still generally Congress.  Although the paper towel rolls that Trump tossed to Puerto Ricans were appreciated I'm sure :)

FEMA was created and signed into law by President Carter!

Tornado Storm #Atticus , #Fiona - The existence of #FEMA is #INFRASTRUCTURE ... in these times of #tornadoes and unseasonal storms! #Biden gets it! 

Which Billion $ company is going to cleanup and help the people after the latest hurricane?  Walmart helped after Katrina, Tesla has taken some steps in the past ... I'm waiting Amazon, Facebook. 

Friday, November 19, 2021

Partnership To Fight #ChronicDisease ... misleading, follow the money to #Pharma #Lobbying - anti #Medicare #Medicaid

 Partnership To Fight Chronic Disease 

Rollcall - Partnership To Fight Chronic Disease ... deep links to Pharma

Posted September 30, 2021 at 8:27am

The nonprofit organization behind a wide-reaching ad campaign against allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices has deep ties to pharmaceutical lobbyists.

A cable ad campaign has made a patient group called the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease ubiquitous on television screens in Washington, D.C., and 13 states including Arizona, Colorado and Georgia.

“Thirteen years ago, I noticed a lump on my stomach, and sure enough, they found a cancerous tumor on my liver. I’ve got to take about 22 pills a day,” a man named Bo says in one of the group’s ads. “Take it from someone who knows: Medicare price negotiation isn’t the answer.”

Undisclosed in the heart-wrenching commercials: The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease has extensive ties to the lobby for major pharmaceutical companies, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA.

For nine years, it shared an address with PhRMA, which advocates for pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Amgen and GlaxoSmithKline. Lobbyists for the partnership also lobby for drug companies, and they list PhRMA as a related organization on their required disclosure forms.

 Partnership To Fight #ChronicDisease ... misleading, follow the money to #Pharma #Lobbying - anti #Medicare #Medicaid 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

CRT - Another Three Letter Acronym - Helps to Remember? Reality?

What does that stand for? What am I suppose to remember?

CRT - Crazy Republican Tyrants ?

CRT - Confused Republican Traitor ?

CRT - Confused Republican Tyrant ?

CRT - Crazy Republican Traitor ?

CRT - Crazy Republican (?) 

CRT - Crazy Race Troubles ?

CRT - Crazy Race Tyrants ?

CRT - Crazy Right Tyrants ?

CRT - Cathode Ray Tube ?

#CRT -  Another Three Letter Acronym #TLA - Helps to Remember? #Republican #Race Troubles ?

#CRT -  Another Three Letter Acronym #TLA - How to Remember? #Republican #Race Troubles ?

#CRT - Another Three Letter Acronym #TLA - How to Remember? #Republican #Race #Traitor #RightWingTyrant ?

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Senators Manchin and Sinema: How to Promise to Primary Them in 2024! An Escrow Fund!!!

 I promise to donate more that $100 to such a fund!  It would work sort of like this!

We need other pols involved like - Baldwin, Sanders, Warren, Raskin, Schiff, etc.

We also need some "operatives" involved like Stacy Abrams.

The above types would serve as a governing board to support a candidate that they deem appropriate to  "primary" Manchin and Sinema if their voting record does not improve on social issues such as - votiing rights, choice, climate, pharma reform!

The accrued  campaign dollars could not be spent except for a majority of the board taking a no confidence vote on Sinema and/or Manchin and until after 2023.

The board has to similarly approve the candidates who will primary Manchin and Sinema.

The governing rules need to be fleshed out. 

This is a way make Manchin and Sinema accountable now and it will be taken seriously as the bank account grows.

Senators #Manchin and # Sinema: How to Promise to #Primary Them in 2024!  An #Escrow Fund!!! #PrimaryFilabuster #PrimaryManchin #PrimarySinema - Use #Escrow starting now! #2023 #2024 

Senators #Manchin and # Sinema: How to Promise to #Primary Them in 2024! An #Escrow Fund!!! #PrimaryFilabuster #PrimaryManchin #PrimarySinema - Use #Escrow starting now! #2023 #2024 - Keep them looking back ... Bernie #Sanders leverage!

Are you annoyed (or worse) with Senators #Manchin and #Sinema ... they hardly represent anybody! 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Build Back Better: Wind Farms

Biden wind farm sale opens path to turbines on nearly all coasts by Jennifer A. Dlouhy

The Biden administration on Wednesday outlined plans to expand offshore wind development across almost all U.S. coasts, raising the prospect that turbines could be installed from the Carolinas to California.

WI 1848 Forward: #BuildBackBetter #WindFarms Lower CO2 #Climate #Jobs

WI 1848 Forward: #BuildBackBetter #WindFarms Lower CO2 #Climate

Thursday, October 7, 2021

What's the DISCONNECT? Popular Public Opinion Issues vs Presidential Popularity?

To me they frequently seem to be inconsistent!   Is that the way it should be or is there some other "fundamental" we do not understand?

I like Kahneman's idea of pre-mortem ... post-mortem is a self-serving rationalization.  Assuming the GOP, as epitomized by McConnell, is not irrational what are they "modeling" or thinking.

Creating a "current" impression of chaos qualifies GOP to govern?

Gerrymander - whether it is State level or Electoral College?

Bury issues of  human rights - keep them from public discourse?  Whether race or sex !

CEOs can't get planes flying ... plenty of advanced insight! Match them against the President!

What's the DISCONNECT? Popular #PublicOpinion Issues vs #PresidentialPopularity? What do #Surveys really tell us?

ASO - Stop selling the recipe and sell the brownie ... disconnect?! #Biden agenda! 


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Gableman WHO?


Michael J. Gableman is an American lawyer from Waukesha County, Wisconsin, formerly a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. His term began on August 1, 2008 and ended on July 31, 2018. Gableman did not seek reelection. He has been described as a "hard-line conservative." Wikipedia
Born: September 18, 1966 (age 55 years), West Allis, WI

Now he is wasting our time spending our money harassing elected officials in the State of Wisconsin.

Sometimes I wonder is "conservative" just another word for ... fill in your favorite.  A Vos puppet or WMC ( Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce) stooge. 

What does VOS have in common with other Wisconsinites?  Good question given where he is from!  Doubt he can tell one end of a cow from the other :)

Gerrymandered Barbell? No cluster - two centers of gravity - look at the demographics?! 

From his Website -

Rep. Robin Vos proudly represents the following the communities:  

  • Rochester
  • Union Grove
  • Dover
  • Yorkville
  • Burlington
  • Portions of the Town of Burlington
  • Portions of Mount Pleasant
  • Portions of Sturtevant

#Gableman - A #Vos puppet or #WMC ( Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce) stooge. 

#Gableman - A #Vos puppet or #WMC ( Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce) stooge. Judge of #GerryMander end Emperor of #VoterSuppression 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

#Ford Motor - EV Billions $ in #Kentucky - Senator #McConnell #payoff, #extraction, #lobbyists ???? ... follow the money


Ford picks Kentucky and Tennessee for $11.4 billion EV investment Three battery plants and a truck factory will add 11,000 new jobs to the region. JONATHAN M. GITLIN - 9/27/2021, 6:00 PM

On Monday, the Ford Motor Company announced a massive investment to build electric vehicles in Kentucky and Tennessee. Together with partner SK Innovation, it will invest $11.4 billion and create around 11,000 new jobs in the region building electric F-series pickup trucks and battery packs.

"This is our moment—our biggest investment ever—to help build a better future for America," said Jim Farley, Ford president and CEO. "We are moving now to deliver breakthrough electric vehicles for the many rather than the few. It's about creating good jobs that support American families, an ultra-efficient, carbon-neutral manufacturing system, and a growing business that delivers value for communities, dealers and shareholders."

#Ford Motor - EV Billions $ in #Kentucky - Senator #McConnell #payoff, #extraction, #lobbyists ???? ... follow the money 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Voter Fraud - How to do it?!

Hmmm! I guess it begins with knowing in advance what the turnout is going to be!   After all you would not want to go to all that effort and lose anyway?!  You need at least a 1% margin or your favorite politician can't declare that they have a MANDate (maybe that should be WOMANDate)?  Don't forget you want to avoid recounts and runoffs too!

Let's start with 100,000 votes cast.  So you need a 51,000 to 49,000 vote result to get your MANDate of 1% ... right.  You can scale up the math for larger elections?

So I have to find 1000 volunteers to vote twice at least.  This means we only had a turnout of 99,000 ... right!

Right now I'm not aware of anyone being accused of voting more than twice > got any counter examples?  The bigger abuses seem to come from "harvesting ballots" from the unaware ... "let me file your ballot for you".  How do we catch those people?  The perpetrator either discards the ballots or changes them then or does something else nefarious.

I have an idea.  It seems a lot more certain that I can prevent people from voting more easily if I change voting places, reduce the number of polling places, or reduce hours, or require expensive documentation to qualify to vote ... and nobody has to go to jail ... not even the politicians!

More ... Heritage Action ... The New ALEC ...Vote Suppression - Nationwide State Laws

7/2021 - Second (and probably the last) person was charged with voting twice in Presidential 2020 Election ... whopping numbers ... only need another 20,000 (all of which would have to be pro-Trump).

Voter Fraud - #VoterFraud - How to do it? MANDate - #Gerrymandering beyond #Packing and #Cracking and #boundaries. 

Voter Fraud - #VoterFraud - How to do it? MANDate - #Gerrymandering beyond #Packing and #Cracking and #boundaries.  #HeritageAction ... The New #ALEC ...#VoteSuppression - State Law Changes 

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Property is Wealth: GOP always seeks to reduce Property Taxes to favor their Rich donors/patrons


Here & Now - Wisconsin PBS - $4 Billion - Mostly Dollars for the Wealthy in Property Tax Reductions Do you really not understand the GOP ... no matter what they say!


The first story explains the "cut property tax GOP" quite well. The Education story tells you how they are strangling public schools! 

Property is #Wealth: #GOP always seeks to reduce #PropertyTaxes to favor their Rich donors/patrons ... hidden " darkMoney " right in your face, in front of you! #Wealth_Weaponized 

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Heritage Action ... The New ALEC ...Vote Suppression - Nationwide State Laws

 Bill Moyers> Interactive Map: Is Your State Legislator in ALEC grasp ?

Leaked Video: Dark Money Group Brags About Writing GOP Voter Suppression Bills Across the Country

“We did it quickly and we did it quietly,” said the executive director of Heritage Action.

The Three Stooges Were Funny: Wisconsin goes One better - We have Four just plain SAD Republican GOP Trump Stooges!

#Heritage #HeritageAction ... The New #ALEC ...#GOP #Republican #Vote #VoteSuppression - Nationwide #State Laws - on top of #Gerrymandering - Sen Manchin was once on the Board?! 

#Heritage #HeritageAction ... The New #ALEC ...#GOP #Republican #Vote #VoteSuppression - Nationwide #State Laws - on top of #Gerrymandering - American Legislative Exchange Council 

Senator Joe #Manchin ... save the #vote, save the country, #U.S. -- defeat #Gerrymanderiing and #VoteSuppression - #Filibuster == Voter Suppression x 2 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Three Stooges Were Funny: Wisconsin goes One better - We have Four just plain SAD Republican GOP Trump Stooges!


Wisconsin Republicans in Congress will vote to oust Liz Cheney from GOP leadership after her rebukes of Trump

Craig Gilbert
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


WASHINGTON - At least four of Wisconsin’s five Republican U.S. House members say they’ll vote to oust Liz Cheney from her party leadership position in Congress after Cheney's ongoing rebukes of former President Donald Trump. And that includes at least one lawmaker who publicly supported Cheney on a previous challenge to her leadership in February: Mike Gallagher. The other three are Glenn Grothman, Bryan Steil and Scott Fitzgerald. (Another Wisconsin Republican, Tom Tiffany, had not responded as of Tuesday morning to a reporters' query).



The #ThreeStooges Were Funny: #WI goes One better - We have Four just plain SAD #Republican GOP Trump #Stooges!  vote to #oust Liz #Cheney from #GOP leadership after her rebukes of #Trump - Mike Gallagher, Glenn Grothman, Bryan Steil and Scott Fitzgerald 

#oust Liz #Cheney from #GOP leadership after her rebukes of #Trump - Mike Gallagher, Glenn Grothman, Bryan Steil and Scott Fitzgerald and W.C. Fields has a bridge to sell ! Three no four stooges ?


Are you a billionaire? You should be required to work 4 weeks (40 hour week) a year for $15 an hour. You get to pick the JOB!

It will solve the shortage of people in the service industry or many other shortages and perhaps bring about a little humility :)

Are you a #Billionaire?  You should be required to work 4 weeks (40 hour week) a year for $15 an hour. You get to pick the #JOB! #Unemployment #MinimumWage #LivableWage #Slavery 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

What does SMALL-Government mean?


Remember when I-35 collapsed in Minnesota and so many were killed.  The small-government advocates would take the approach, I guess, is that government should not build bridges and certainly not maintain them.

"Bridges" is ironic in the context of social need and social meaning!

A flood in Jackson, Mississippi - water supply system fails - No drinking water, no fire fighting, can't wash your hands or brush your teeth. Governor wants "national disaster" declared - why?

A Water System So Broken That One Pipe Leaks 5 Million Gallons a Day As a water shortage ballooned into a crisis in Jackson, Miss., the leak grew bigger and bigger, gouging out a swimming pool-size crater in the earth. March 2024

#SMALLGovernment - Intellectual #Bankrupt - Bridges to nowhere - Tragedy of the Commons - Let them fail! 

#SMALLGovernment - Morally #Bankrupt - Bridges to nowhere - Tragedy of the Commons - Let them fail! 

#SMALLGovernment - Morally #Bankrupt - Water systems fail- Tragedy of the Commons - Let them fail! 

#SMALLGovernment - Intellectual #Bankrupt - I40 Bridges to nowhere Arkansas to Mississippi - Tragedy of the Commons - Let them fail! Now shut down 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Is Senator Joe Manchin a man of principle? Constituencies - self, West Virginians (jobs - social welfare) , lobbyists or special interests (energy - coal), US?

Is Senator Joe #Manchin a man of #principle? Constituencies - self, #WestVirginians (#jobs - #socialwelfare ) , lobbyists or special interests (energy - #coal ), #US ? 

Is Senator Joe #Manchin a man of #principle? Constituencies - self, #WestVirginians (#jobs - #socialwelfare ) , lobbyists (the Dome) or special interests (energy - #coal ), #US ? #Leadership or Grandiosity? #DarkMoney #UnderTheDome 

Is Senator Joe #Manchin a man of #principle? Constituencies - self, #WestVirginians (#jobs - #socialwelfare ) , lobbyists (the Dome) or special interests (energy - #coal ), #US ? #Leadership or Grandiosity? #DarkMoney #UnderTheDome #ConspiracyOfMinority 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

More Dark Money - Jane Mayer : The Koch Brothers

C-SPAN In Depth - Jane Mayer - Dark Money 

Inside the Koch-Backed Effort to Block the Largest Election-Reform Bill in Half a Century

Includes audio of the corruption!

#DarkMoney #NewYorker #Politics #H.R.1 #Election #Corruption #JaneMayer #GerryMandering #VoteSupression #Lobbying under the #DOME #HeritageAction #Weaponized_Wealth #DynasticWealth #Dynastic_Wealth

#DarkMoney Jane #Mayer - #NewYorker #Politics #H.R.1 #Election #Corruption #JaneMayer #GerryMandering #VoteSupression The #Dome #Lobbying #HeritageAction #Weaponized_Wealth 

#DarkMoney Jane #Mayer - #NewYorker #Politics #H.R.1 #Election #Corruption #JaneMayer #GerryMandering #VoteSupression  #Kochs #Libertarians #HeritageAction #Weaponized_Wealth 

#smallGovernment backed by BIG #DarkMoney #JaneMayer #HeritageAction #Weaponized_Wealth 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

H.R.1 - For the People Act of 2019 - an act to preserve our democracy

 H.R.1 - Save Democracy by the Majority

Shown Here:

Passed House (03/08/2019)

For the People Act of 2019

This bill addresses voter access, election integrity, election security, political spending, and ethics for the three branches of government.

Specifically, the bill expands voter registration and voting access and limits removing voters from voter rolls.

The bill provides for states to establish independent, nonpartisan redistricting commissions.

The bill also sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, protecting the security of the voter rolls, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect the security and integrity of U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems.

This bill addresses campaign spending, including by expanding the ban on foreign nationals contributing to or spending on elections; expanding disclosure rules pertaining to organizations spending money during elections, campaign advertisements, and online platforms; and revising disclaimer requirements for political advertising.

This bill establishes an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices. The system involves federal matching of small contributions for qualified candidates.

This bill sets forth provisions related to ethics in all three branches of government. Specifically, the bill requires a code of ethics for federal judges and justices, prohibits Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, expands enforcement of regulations governing foreign agents, and establishes additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House.

The bill also requires candidates for President and Vice President to submit 10 years of tax returns.



House Democrats passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation Wednesday over unanimous Republican opposition, advancing to the Senate what would be the largest overhaul of the U.S. election law in at least a generation.

House Resolution 1, which touches on virtually every aspect of the electoral process, was approved on a near party-line 220-210 vote. It would restrict partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts, strike down hurdles to voting and bring transparency to a murky campaign finance system that allows wealthy donors to anonymously bankroll political causes.

The bill is a powerful counterweight to voting rights restrictions advancing in Republican-controlled statehouses across the country in the wake of Donald Trump's repeated false claims of a stolen 2020 election. Yet it faces an uncertain fate in the Democratic-controlled Senate, where it has little chance of passing without changes to procedural rules that currently allow Republicans to block it. ...

H.R.1 - For the #PeopleAct2019 - an act to preserve our #democracy - end #voter discrimination and #gerrymandering #DarkMoney #UnderTheDome  Lobbyists $$ at Work

H.R.1 - For the #PeopleAct2019 - an act to preserve our #democracy - end #voter discrimination and the #gerrymandering #GOP Grand OSTRICH Party #DarkMoney #UnderTheDome  Lobbyists $$ at Work

Friday, February 12, 2021

GOP Trinity? Senator McCarthy, Roy Cohn, former President Trump

As I grew up in Wisconsin I was a young child and didn't understand Joseph McCarthy. I remember in my neighborhood trucks going around broadcasting something about McCarthy or his opponent. But I don't remember what it was about. I asked my mother, she gave me some sort of explanation which I don't remember.

As I grew up I came to understand what McCarthy or McCarthyism was all about. I didn't know who the man Roy Cohn was. Overtime I began to understand the connection between Senator McCarthy and Roy Cohn. By 1986 when Roy Cohn died I had a much more complete picture of who the man was and what he stood for. I didn't know that Roy Cohn was connected to Donald Trump until Donald Trump ran for President.

As that awareness sank in I started to shake my head and wonder where this was going. That was 2015.

Now it's 2021. And in our Senate we have a tremendous number of Senator Joe McCarthy's manifestations.

Hawley, Cruz, et al.

#GOPTrinity? Senator #McCarthy, Roy #Cohn, former President #Trump - #GOP #Republican #SenatorMcCarthy #imMoral 

#GOPTrinity? #aMoral Senator #McCarthy, Roy #Cohn, former President #Trump - #GOP #Republican #SenatorMcCarthy 

#GOPTrinity? Roy #Cohn aide to Senator #McCarthy, former President #Trump advisor and good buddy - #GOP #Republican #Senator mostly #imMoral ? 

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Steve #Rattner on #MorningJoe on #Biden $1.9 Trillion - $2000 Check to #Rescue/Relief of Families and People

The narrative I heard this morning about how Americans of moderately high income did not need rescue/relief.  Perhaps so, but top down high income persons did not need Trump tax cuts and even worse they were not going to spend it.  Nor was corporate welfare going to do the middle class much good.

The upper income limit of who to "save" was probably a political calculation to gain/maintain support for the broader proposal. Stop with the disingenuous narratives.

The rescue/relief money will be spent and multiplied several fold.  So you get a good stimulus boost as another benefit  to the rescue/relief.


The rumblings of pushing the above narrative continues. Rattner's data is so aggregated so as to question whether it should just be ignored.  We need more light!  If more details within the income groups  complimented with data about age cohorts, and say the how debt pay downs are distributed we could be more comfortable in acting.  Without details everyone should be forced to admit the conclusions they draw are guesses and subject to their own "confirmatory bias" or worse their own "moral conviction".

We need more light!

Steve #Rattner on #MorningJoe on #Biden $1.9 Trillion - $2000 Check to #Rescue/Relief of Families and People #Stimulus side benefit #ConfirmatoryBias #MoralConviction "bias" 

Steve #Rattner on #MorningJoe on #Biden $1.9 Trillion - $2000 Check to #Rescue/Relief of Families and People #Stimulus side benefit. Upd 2021.02.05 -- we need more light! 

Steve #Rattner on #MorningJoe on #Biden $1.9 Trillion - $2000 Check to #Rescue/Relief of Families and People #Stimulus side benefit. Upd 2021.02.05 -- we need more light! Do this wrong and there won't be millions of grandchildren!

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Final Five Voting ( #FFV ) and Ranked-Choice Voting ( #RCV )

What are they? What difference would they make?

Check out California and Washington State run their elections ... data ... a track record?

See The #SeditionSenators and The #PoliticsIndustry - Gehl & Porter

More Dark Money - Jane Mayer : The Koch Brothers

#FinalFiveVoting ( #FFV ) and #Ranked-ChoiceVoting ( #RCV ) #WA #CA Ends #Partisanship Stops #Gerrymandering - Ending #DarkMoney 

#FinalFiveVoting ( #FFV ) and #Ranked-ChoiceVoting ( #RCV ) #WA #CA Ends #Partisanship Stops #Gerrymandering - Reduces Under the Dome #Lobbying - Ending #DarkMoney 

Monday, January 4, 2021

The #SeditionSenators and The #PoliticsIndustry - Gehl & Porter

The "SeditionSenators" would be the perfect case study to include in Katherine M. Gehl's and Michael E. Porter's book "The Politics Industry - How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy".

Their book illustrates exactly why these Senators and a much longer list of Representatives are behaving this way - threatening democracy.  Gehl and Porter blame the duopoly, the Republicans and the Democrats.

The authors go way beyond a descriptive case for what has gone wrong - they propose prescriptive changes that will return politicians to truly represent the "public interest", not just money and special interests.

Read the book. Join The Institute For Political Innovation.  As a voter let your politicians know what you think needs to be done.

If you are from Wisconsin see Democracy Found.

Lawyers, Guns and Money Blog

The group is led by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and also includes Senators Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Steve Daines of Montana, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Mike Braun of Indiana, and Senators-elect Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Roger Marshall of Kansas, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.

Together with Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, who announced this week that he would object to Congress’s certification of the election results, they bring to nearly one quarter the proportion of Senate Republicans who have broken with their leaders to join the effort to invalidate Mr. Biden’s victory. In the House, more than half of Republicans joined a failed lawsuit seeking to overturn the will of the voters, and more are expected to support the effort to challenge the results in Congress next week.

From The HBR blurb

Publication Date: June 23, 2020

Our political system in America is broken, right? Wrong. The truth is, the American political system is working exactly how it is designed to work, and it isn't designed or optimized today to work for us--for ordinary citizens. Most people believe that our political system is a public institution with high-minded principles and impartial rules derived from the Constitution. In reality, it has become a private industry dominated by a textbook duopoly--the Democrats and the Republicans--and plagued and perverted by unhealthy competition between the players. Tragically, it has therefore become incapable of delivering solutions to America's key economic and social challenges. In fact, there's virtually no connection between our political leaders solving problems and getting reelected. In "The Politics Industry," business leader and path-breaking political innovator Katherine Gehl and world-renowned business strategist Michael Porter take a radical new approach. They ingeniously apply the tools of business analysis--and Porter's distinctive Five Forces framework--to show how the political system functions just as every other competitive industry does, and how the duopoly has led to the devastating outcomes we see today. Using this competition lens, Gehl and Porter identify the most powerful lever for change--a strategy comprised of a clear set of choices in two key areas: how our elections work and how we make our laws. Their bracing assessment and practical recommendations cut through the endless debate about various proposed fixes, such as term limits and campaign finance reform. The result: true political innovation. "The Politics Industry" is an original and completely nonpartisan guide that will open your eyes to the true dynamics and profound challenges of the American political system and provide real solutions for reshaping the system for the benefit of all.

THE INSTITUTE FOR POLITICAL INNOVATION: The authors will donate all royalties from the sale of this book to the Institute for Political Innovation. To take action and learn more, go to

The #SeditionSenators and The #PoliticsIndustry - #Gehl & #Porter - #InstituteForPoliticalInnovation #PublicInterest #Duopoly Perverted Interests #Money vs #Votes as Currency 

The #SeditionSenators and The #PoliticsIndustry - #Gehl & #Porter - #InstituteForPoliticalInnovation #PublicInterest #Duopoly Perverted Interests #Money vs #Votes as Currency - Senator Ron #Johnson aka Joe McCarthy