FRIDAY 8/11/17 CALLS TO ACTION: Distractions

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FEDERAL:

Fire & fury? More like distract & divert.

We’ve surely all seen the posturing the so-called President has been doing of late with regards to North Korea. Frankly, I wondered if we’d be neck deep in nuclear war when I woke up Thursday morning. Later on yesterday Trump issued this little nugget:

That whooshing sound you hear is my eyes rolling all the way back in my head. This administration wouldn’t know foreign policy and diplomacy if it crawled up and bit them on their Korean Peninsula. Only weak and ineffective people have to resort to bullying and threats to get their point across.

President Trump Threatens North Korea Yet Again

 

I wonder what he could be trying to divert our attention from?

Oh, right. We just found out about this.  

FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home

 

“The search warrant requested documents related to tax, banking and other matters. People familiar with the search said agents departed the Manafort residence with a trove of material, including binders prepared ahead of Manafort’s congressional testimony.”

“To get a judge to sign off on a search warrant, prosecutors must show that there is probable cause that a crime has been committed.”

Curious.

Turns out Paul Manafort was the person who gave up the goods on Don Jr.’s “adoptions” meeting with that ever-expanding group of Russians.

Manafort Alerted Authorities to Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager to Donald Trump, tipped off authorities to the controversial meeting between Trump’s son and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information about then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg News reported Thursday.

I’m surprised he’s not stomping about, demanding Manafort’s head on a platter. I guess instead he thought it was a good idea to threaten North Korea, who is already threatening us via Guam. Also, I’m pretty sure Trump had no idea before yesterday that Guam is a US territory.

 

So, what can we do?

Same thing we always do. Call our member of Congress. Let them know in no uncertain terms that risking WWIII is not an option just because the President need to distract from his and his friends’ misdeeds with the Russians. Congress needs to rein in the President and they need to do it yesterday. We are watching closely to see which Senators and Representatives work for the safety of Americans and which ones play fast and loose with out national security. We won’t forget come election day, either.

In closing out the federal section for the week, I’d like to sum up this little diatribe of mine with one final thought:

 

NORTH CAROLINA:

Good news!

POLL SAYS NCGOP STARTS THE 2018 ELECTION CYCLE IN A DEEP HOLE

“Of elected officials, only Democratic Governor Roy Cooper has a favorable image. Respondents give him a 15-point positive rating, 48% to 33%. The top elected Republicans, US Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, are both upside down. Voters like Burr a little more. His approval rating is 34 positive, 42% negative. Tillis is only 28% positive with 45% holding an unfavorable opinion of him. And fully half of the people have an unfavorable opinion of Donald Trump while only 44% view him favorably.”

Well, whoda thunk it? North Carolinians don’t like it when you turn our state into a economic and cultural wasteland by subverting every single democratic institution you come across. Maybe legislators should stop working for ALEC, Art Pope and the Kochs and start working for the people they represent. What a novel idea.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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Lunch & Learn is back! – Pete Glidewell, former candidate for NC’s 6th District, will be joining us to talk about Gerrymandering. Join us at the Asheboro Library in the downstairs meeting room at 12PM on Monday August 14th.

RC Democratic Women’s Monthly Breakfast Meeting – August 26, 2017 9:30am at the Archdale Public Library 10433 S Main St, Archdale, NC 27263  Bring a breakfast item to share if you like.

Lunch & Learn Voter Registration Workshop with Melissa Johnson, Director RCBoE – September 12, 2017 at Asheboro Library in the downstairs meeting room at 12PM.

The Democratic Women of North Carolina invite you to the 57th Annual State Convention, September 22-24, 2017, in Winston-Salem at the Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center.

SAVE THE DATE: 9th Annual Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala – Saturday September 23, 2017, 6:00PM – The Exchange 204 S Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC  Speakers and entertainment to be announced.

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