No matter what Russia did, voter suppression in Wisconsin and other states, plus the “Southern Strategy” block of gerrymandered southern states put Trump over the top with 3 million votes short of winning the popular vote. Happened only twice before in U.S. history. Rutherford B. Hayes and Bush 2 when the 5 political hacks on SCOTUS stopped the Florida recount. Last night in Berkeley, Rev. Barber of the new 21st Century Poor People’s Campaign remarked to Ari Berman, the host for FSTV - paraphrasing: “Only a Movement, first, of the 143 million poor and low wealth, acting together as a voting block, with zero political motivation will work to beat back the tide of extremist politicians and their oligarchic paymasters. Focusing on just the issues: voter suppression, militarization of our lives, systemic racism tied to systemic poverty, destruction of Mother Earth by mountain-top removal, fracking and pipelines everywhere, guns everywhere and more. Especially the “Red” states voters have been affected the most by the election of extremists posing as Conservatives. Only through deception and lies can these white racist extremists win elections, meaning that “they” are afraid of a fair face-to-face political fight.” He added a call-out to the so-called religious nationalists like Falwell and others to a debate about what really is in the Bible!
Last night, in Berkeley, CA, Rev. Barber ROCKED on the FSTV special with Mother Jones’ Ari Berman! At introduction, Ari mentioned that he couldn’t remember such a [thunderous] welcome since the Beatles visited! lol