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This has been a busy week in the news, and a busy week in NY-19. TGIF.
The stock marked dropped over 800 points on Wednesday and fell another 500+ points yesterday, with rising interest rates being cited as the main culprit. And Ford Motors announced layoffs of around 20,000 workers in the wake of their $1-billion loss due to the Trump trade war and tariffs with China. It looks like stocks are rebounding overseas this morning but anything could happen in this environment. Assume markets will be volatile until at least the midterms.
Trump and the GOP have been rolling out inflammatory scare-words this week. Trump began calling Democrats an “angry mob” and “violent” as he spoke to an angry mob of his supporters at one of several Nuremberg rallies he held this week in lieu of doing his job. If any party has a history of acting like an angry mob, it’s the Republicans, so when Democrats become enraged that the president is a corrupt criminal, and further enraged that a lying molester is confirmed to the Supreme Court, Trump has to lash out. It’s typical “bully logic”: how dare you operate from anger–I’m the only one allowed to operate from anger! Trump and the GOP are trying to whip up anger in their base by any means necessary, even if they have to pour gasoline and light a match.
Social media and cable news have begun to focus on Trump’s business interests in Saudi Arabia in the wake of an apparent gruesome and horrifying assassination of a Saudi journalist in Istanbul by the Saudi Royal Family. Trump said the killing wasn’t enough to stop the USA from selling arms to our “Saudi friends”, which was a moment of moral cowardice without parallel in recent presidential history. Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner have deep ties to Saudi money, so Trump’s reluctance to criticize them begs the question of a conflict of interest.
Meanwhile in NY-19, Antonio Delgado has been one of the hardest working candidates in politics. He’s been holding multiple events on most days, as well as dropping in on canvassing and phonebanking efforts.
Delgado appears on an AARP radio interview this morning, and holds a Town Hall in Oneonta tonight. Then tomorrow Delgado will be holding TWO town halls, one in Hoosick Falls and one in Kinderhook. He’ll also be holding a Meet & Greet in Averill Park, and he’ll be attending the Goold Orchards Apple Festival in Castleton-on-Hudson. You have plenty of chances to catch up to him and say “hello”, unlike No Show Faso who never lets voters know where he will be.
The Midterms are approaching quickly and it’s crucial that we motivate our Democratic base to show up at the polls, stir up some independent voters, and maybe even convert some crossover Republicans. If you haven’t volunteered yet, there are opportunities on almost a daily basis to help turn out the vote. Please check Antonio Delgado’s event page at this address:
Let’s keep working to Fire Feckless Faso and elect Antonio Delgado. Phonebank and canvass…