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anglagard
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Message 14 of 18 (882834)
10-19-2020 6:55 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by dwise1
10-07-2020 1:53 PM


Closer to Home
dwise1 writes:

I think that the election deserves its own topic since the election is about far more than just the Presidential race.

Greetings from the Free State of Socorro.

I'm sure it is nothing new to anyone cognizant round' here but local and state elections directly impact citizen well-being as much, if not more, than federal ones.

Being in New Mexico we are in the fortunate position of being ignored (if the morons back in DC even know we are part of the US) so we are largely free of the virus outside of the Indian reservations, which are subject to neglect at the federal level. Also, the mayor (who hates my family BTW for being a local reporter, knowing about his shenanigans, and whose late wife essentially founded a museum without his input) is a practicing physician who implemented a mask mandate in early March. Of course having a governor who formerly was in charge of the Health Department helps, as a statewide mandate soon followed.

But on to my main point. It wasn't but a few months since we moved here the whole state turned blue at the federal level. Unfortunately six statewide Democratic legislators remained, five anti-legalization and six anti-abortion. This year all but one got kicked out in the primaries so the state should legalize rec and get that 1969 state law making abortion a felony overturned come February.

Being a former librarian previously dealing with the census and currently involved with the harvest, any role I may have in these events has been primarily limited to research. However the daughter is:

Socorro County Outreach Coordinator for the Siah Correa Hemphill campaign for State Senate (she knocked out the lone pro rec, anti-abortion, blue dog Democrat appointee and current senator in the primary). Had to give up the former position of Secretary of the Socorro Democratic Party but that caused a conflict of interest issue. One of these is a paid position, can you guess which?

Co-Chair of the Albuquerque chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America

Secretary for the Federation of Democratic Women.

Relatives, friends, even enemies, I give credit where it is due and take credit only when it is my fault. These millennials are motivated because for them it is literally a matter of life or death.

So here is the current situation. The Governor, the majority of the state legislature, and the entirety of national congressional representation is Democrat and it will stay that way for the foreseeable future with one exception. The centrist weenie Xochitl Torres Small, who is our Congressional representative, is a target of the RNCC which has spent a considerable amount of money on YouTube ads. I'm not sure what this is supposed to accomplish since I see them on YouTube as an intro to TYT, Ring of Fire, Rational National, David Doel, and Rising (Krystal and Saagar's shtick). Ads that use 'scare' terms such as 'Nancy Polosi,' 'take away the oil and gas industry,' 'D- score from the NRA,' and 'support of environmentalists' is supposed to convince any member of their audience of the supposed error of their ways. As the daughter put it "don't threaten me with a good time." I have some sympathy for Torres Small since she has to please the redneck Texans on the east side of the state in order to stay in office. Besides, her opponent is running on the usual 'Trump is god' crap the Republicans have hitched their noose to. However, voting against raising the minimum wage, well, strike one.

Other than that things are going quite well on the political front round' here. Meanwhile back in West Texas we spent up to 22 years voting for the losing candidate, with the exception of the county treasurer. Since 2018, in NM, not sure if I recall perfectly, but it seems everyone we vote for wins. It is definitely a refreshing change in so many ways.

Speaking of West Texas, I know how hard it is for Coragyps and the Howard County Democrats to thrive in that environment having been there. It's not that unlike being a Marine at Wake or Correigidor in some sense. Hang on for life, Guadalcanal is right here right now in this state, the turkey shoot and Saipan are on the horizon. Coming to your neighborhood everywhere.

So that's what's going on here. How are things in your county and state?


The problem with knowing everything is learning nothing.

If you don't know what you're doing, find someone who does, and do what they do.

Republican = death


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anglagard
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From: Socorro, New Mexico USA
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Message 18 of 18 (883827)
01-13-2021 5:57 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by dwise1
10-20-2020 4:10 AM


Re: Closer to Home
Figured I would provide an update.

As expected, Xochital Torres Small was defeated by Yvette Herrell. Small was a centrist Democrat who voted against medicare for all and raising the minimum wage and lost along with virtually every other Democrat last round who agreed with her. All progressive support, where the energy is, went elsewhere. Our energy went to elect Siah Correa Hemphill for the State Senate, for which we were successful. Meanwhile Herrell voted against the election of Biden because "Trump is god."

Next time, we must stop the centrist Democrats from repeating their losing strategy and turn the state back to solid blue at every state and federal level starting now.

As an aside both my parents were in the Navy during WW2 and Korea. My father was on Okinawa driving a deuce and a half equivalent through a bunch of mud when a Japanese soldier took a shot at his head. It hit a rib.

So dad ratted the location of the assault to the Marines, they sent in a squad to check. Located the cave, tossed in a grenade, four Japanese dead. One story out of many.


The problem with knowing everything is learning nothing.

If you don't know what you're doing, find someone who does, and do what they do.

Republican = death


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