Mike’s Midterm Tsunami Truth #30
Turn Off the News! Stop Reading the Paper! They’re Filling Your Head with Mush.
(A daily series to counter the myth that the Republicans are going to win the House and Senate)
I can tell from my mailbag, just 11 days out from the election, that many of you are going mad. Even more of you have sunk into a deep depression. Nonstop polls, punditry and journalistic pomposity telling you every single hour all the ways the Dems have blown it, lost it, and how the Repugnants are soaring like eagles! Yes, you are told, you might as well sleep in on Election Day because this baby is over.
It is all a lie. They have no clue what they are talking about. They tell the story they want to tell. If it doesn’t fit their narrative, it’s not in the story. You are being misled, bamboozled, hoodwinked, scared to death, and made to believe that the economy has imploded when the factual truth is that wages are up, unemployment is at the lowest in half a century, more jobs have been created during this presidency than any other president in their first two years, inflation has slowed, the economy grew 2.6% last quarter, and everyone on Social Security is going to get a whopping 8.7% increase in their monthly checks in the coming year. So what is really happening here? I’ll tell you what’s happening: Your leg is being seriously pulled — so hard that if you don’t stop listening to (and believing!) all this bullshit, you’re going to lose more than a leg.
TURN THE TV OFF! No cable news for the next 11 days! No reading the daily newspaper! TURN OFF THE NEWS ALERTS ON YOUR PHONE! What’s the point of letting them drive you insane?
Why do we all get dozens of begging, scary emails every day from Democratic candidates telling us how they are being beaten into the ground by the Republicans — “and please send me $17 by MIDNIGHT or I’m a goner!”
How is that helping?! Not one word in these emails about them promising to raise the minimum wage or end the filibuster. Just, “WE’RE DOOMED! SEND MONEY!” Zero messaging. How is this a winning strategy? Hundreds of thousands of us are working 24/7 to get out the vote when Democratic Party hacks are doing what they can to depress the vote. In the end it doesn’t matter. We have never thought they were ever going to ride to the rescue. We’ve always known that WE were going to have to crush the Trumpsters by our sheer numbers and fortitude.
And that’s what we are doing.
As I finish writing this the news anchor on TV just said this: “40% of Gen Z are planning to vote in a record turnout — and why this may not be good for the Democrats! We’ll be right back after this!” Are they serious? Do they know that none of us believe them?
And why do I have this bloody TV on in the first place???? TURN IT OFF!!
And please trust me — we are going to be OK — if we all do our part. Thanks to the thousands of you who’ve written to me to tell me all that you’re doing to make sure we keep control of the House and Senate!
And to the pundits — start talking to some women and you might get a clue about the oncoming Tsunami. If you don’t know what women are, here’s what they look like:
Mike’s Midterm Tsunami of Truths:
Truth #1: The Campaign
Truth #2: Even a kid from 4th hour Trig class can beat this crowd
Truth #3: The Haters, the Bigots and the Supremacists Always Lose in the End
Truth #4: Introducing The Whackadoodle 10
Truth #5: Trump is not the Big Bad Wolf. But he is very afraid of You.
Truth #6: The Easy-to-Digest Republican Party Platform
Truth #7: Biden, Don’t F**k with Me
Truth #8: If you’re not registered, you can’t Roe, Roe, Roe the Vote!
Truth #9: Why will we win? Because the American people hate fascism.
Truth #10: Meet Blake Masters, Whackadoodle No. 9
Truth #11: 147 Reasons We Will Win on November 8th
Truth #12: Biden just gave us a boost and a toke.
Truth #13: Women. That’s it.
Truth #14: If the Mainstream Media Thinks There’s a Chance We May Be Right about Roevember, Watch Out.
Truth #15: Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, Whackadoodle No. 8
Truth #16: As Alex Jones has now been fined a billion dollars for his lies, that is nothing compared to the punishment other Republicans are going to get on November 8th.
Truth #17: Early Voting, Mail-in Voting, Dropbox Voting — These Were Made for Libs, Hard Workers, Book Readers, Artists, Busy Parents, Slackers, and Progressives like us! In other words, The Majority!
Truth #18: The Good Queen vs. The Mad King
Truth #19: A Workers' Revolt Extends to the Voting Booth
Truth #20: We Are in Charge
Truth #21: Don’t believe it.
Truth #22: If the election is about inflation and the economy, THANK GOD — We Win
Truth #23: We Believe in Science. And that’s why we will win.
Truth #24: Vote Local, Win National
Truth #25: The side with the best nursery rhymes wins.
Truth #26: We Will Win Because Americans Don’t Want to See This Happen...
Truth #27: We are going to win because our side has millions of good souls like this…
Truth #28: Whackadoodle No More
Truth #29: They’ve Got Big Plans That We’ve Gotta Stop
Photo credits from Getty images: Thomas Barwick, Tom Werner, Jeff Greenberg, ER Productions Limited, Anna Moneymaker, Gary Leonard, Ted Horowitz, Michael H, FG Trade, Narvikk, Fotografixx, Xavierarnau, Jason Edwards, Brasil2, Sergio Flores, Blend Images - Stretch Photography
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I think you are psychic, Michael. I signed on today, for the first time since joining, wishing to express my disappointment in the Democratic messaging for the past months with the 40 or so messages telling me that I must be responsible and send money to every state to help pitiful candidates messages be elected. Your words today express what I have felt. Thank you. I keep hopeful that the people I respect most in the voting public, women, will be able to conquer the negativism that seems to be in every request for money.
Mike -- there's something else we can do to combat brain mush -- turn off the news, but make our own! Imagine how we can combat the false narrative if everyone who reads Tsunami Truth #30 followed up by writing a letter to the editor of their local newspaper, debunking that misinformed message. Get your words in print, folks. You can copy mine, if you want! Here's my op ed, that will appear this weekend in my local newspaper in eastern Ohio:
" I have faith in my fellow Democrats, liberals, snowflakes and Progressives. We are standing tall, in spite of propaganda swirling around us that MAGAs are more enthusiastic and their election denying, QAnon candidates have an edge over us. They claim voters only care about inflation. Yet I'm smiling because it's not true.
We are the party of actual freedom; freedom for all Americans to vote without obstruction, freedom for women to control their healthcare, freedom to love and marry who we love, freedom for every worker to make a fair wage and not have to worry if they can keep the lights on. As I write this, global inflation is much higher than the current rate in the U.S., and we know it's caused by the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, the 2021 supply chain issues and the biggest culprit is corporate greed. Corporate profits are at a record high in our country, averaging at 54 percent. More than half of the money that's coming out of your wallet is going into the wallet of a greedy CEO. They could easily reduce their profits by a few points, but they won't, as long as they can get people to believe that nobody wants to work and all the lazy people got rich on those $1400 stimulus checks.
Meanwhile, there's much to celebrate. Under President Biden, the CHIPS Act passed. It supports the domestic semiconductor industry and means jobs. The PACT Act passed, expanding healthcare and benefits for our veterans. The Inflation Reduction Act passed. This one does plenty, like investing in domestic energy and finally empowering Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, all while reducing the deficit and creating more jobs. The infrastructure package is the first major investment in our roads, bridges and rails in decades. Don't forget expansion of broadband and making our water supply safe. That means even more jobs. We're already reaping those benefits in Jefferson County. A crumbling and unsafe 100-year-old bridge in my neighborhood is being replaced, thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. When Biden wins, America wins and so does Eastern Ohio.
Don't listen to fearmongers that want to demoralize you. They try it with me and I still smile. Cast your midterm ballot by voting early, by mail or on election day. We have wonderful Democratic candidates on the local, state and national level. Cast your ballot with pride, and remember that you are not controlled by MAGAs, your boss, your state senator or even your priest. Remember that we Democrats, liberals, snowflakes and Progressives are the majority. It's also a safe bet that this letter will elicit an angry response from a member of the patriarchy, who knows that their days in power are quickly diminishing. I'll still be smiling, no matter how many names they call me. Just remember, inflation comes and goes, but democracy should last forever. Vote blue like your life depends on it, because it does. And keep smiling."