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I’ve debated for several days whether or not I should create an account and write this thread. I know that all online expostulation is futile, I know the people who need to hear it the most will brush it off
(in fact showing dogmatic ideologues facts that run counter to their knowledge will strengthen their ideological beliefs), I know I’ll be the subject of unwarranted and toxic attacks but I’ve decided it’s best to write it regardless of the downsides.
Be warned; there’s no hero at the end of this thread. No life advice you can bundle up and sell to people. And there’s no way to stop what’s happened and what will continue to happen. The only reason I’m writing is to tell the truth.
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Using this next time I receive pushback for identifying that #UBI is neoliberalism.
The notion that market freedom is tantamount to individual liberty was a distinctive feature of neoliberalism.

Do the #YangGang disagree with this?
And after learning of exactly how the market can NOT distribute justice, we find the actual solutions. Equality means infrastructure and systems, not handouts.
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#Update We are seeing exciting things for #RankedChoiceVoting!! It would bring #democracy to #elections! My thread of #DownBallotProgressives & causes #NotMeUs🔹 + some w/ #YangGang🔹 +
🌻 @GreenPartyUS #MedicareForAll
Follow @TheRagtagBand
.@Ally4Congress🔹is running for Congress in #VA11 against corp Dem @GerryConnolly🔹June 21 ‘22*! She’s endorsed by @Leftists4Office @CallForCongress @AC4Congress2020 @LiamOMaraIV and more! #NotMeUs #YangGang

.@AazamiShervin🔹 is running for #CA30 against corporate Dem @BradSherman🔹 June 7, 2022*! He’s 💯grassroots funded! #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll

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I mean let’s do this… all the things I wanted to say when I was lied about in @BusinessInsider and what it taught me about the broader media ecosystem (on the mayors race and elsewhere)
One anonymous source was made to seem like she was 10 people (this was intentionally manipulative and undermines the credibility of anonymous sourcing in general which is actually an important tool for women especially). The same woman was behind all of the following stories:
Claims she wasn’t given keys to the office & wasn’t invited to a team basketball game because she was a woman. I, a woman, went to the bball game. SHE wasn’t invited because she was a part time volunteer who was in the office 2 days a week at best... the game was just full timers
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Hi! I’m David @Giambusso, POLITICO's NYC editor. Our bureau chief, the incomparable @SallyGold, is co-moderating tonight’s debate with our colleagues at WNBC and Telemundo 47 so I’m serving as hype man for the festivities.

Here’s why the debate is so important. 🧵
Tonight is basically the last, best chance for the leading NYC mayoral candidates to make their case and for those in the back of the pack to make a splash.

@erinmdurkin, @muoiod and @madinatoure lay out what to expect:…
While this is a local race involving local issues, a few factors have made it the object of national attention. For one, of course, New York is the biggest (and best) city in the U.S. and always tends to get a lot of media attention.
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** Kathryn Garcia is the most RIGHT-WING of all the NYC mayoral candidates or, A Thread Recovered **

This is the compilation of receipts that Caroline @victorianerafan posted before her account got targeted.

Thank you, Caroline! Time to air out the facts. (1 of 12)
Under Mayor Kathryn Garcia, many low income residents will be deprived of affordable housing. Garcia is one of the few candidates who support RAD which privatizes public housing. Evictions have risen under RAD.… … (2 of 12)
On education, Kathryn Garcia is the most right-wing of all the mayoral candidates. She is the ONLY candidate who wants to INCREASE the number of charter schools.… … (3 of 12)
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That vast majority of the organized Jewish voters Yang and Adams are competing for are Trump voters, which is the minority of Jewish voters in NYC.

But very well organized and very cynically and unethically registered as Democrats to infuse our primaries with Trump ideology.
The actual Jewish democratic base, while still often problematic with Palestine and racism, isn't in very much alignment with right wing Jewish minority. And the progressives among them, organized by @JFREJNYC @TheJewishVote will be voting @Dianne4NYC and @mayawiley.
Palestinian children aren't the only people @ericadamsfornyc and @AndrewYang threw under the bus to win the minority of right wing Jewish groups in NYC, they also threw Chasidic Jewish children under the bus - by making an agreement not to enforce NYC's education laws on them.
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Congratulations to @AndrewYang on these amazing new sets of endorsements. Steven Miller Yang Gang
These huge @AndrewYang endorsements keep coming in! Ted Cruz endorses Andrew Yang. Yang Gang.
The political luminaries of our time are finally noticing @AndrewYang! Meghan McCain Yang Gang
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If Yang becomes mayor, it'll be like the 4 Trump years at city level. The dude will just be chasing media praise while actively scuttling the very things that actually make New York great. He wants to actually cut our admittedly slightly flawed but still effective public services
Repeat after me, Andrew Yang is NOT a UBI advocate, at least not the kind of UBI advocate we need in NYC.
He gets random msm & sm love for pushing UBI. But his supposed UBI "dividend" comes from a conservative perspective, not a progressive empathetic one.
Progressive idea of UBI is to give everyone a basic income as a supplement to other public services already in places.
Yang comes from a conservative/libertarian perspective. He wants to REPLACE public services for the needy with a $1000 check. That is a voucher not UBI.
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We need to truly w/ #NationalRankedChoiceVoting. It would restore #democracy! My thread of #DownBallotProgressives that includes #NotMeUs + some w/ #YangGang!
Follow @nrcvorg @TheRagtagBand
.@ninaturner🔹is running for #OH11 for @RepMarciaFudge🔹seat she will be leaving in an #Election May! @BernieSanders @CoriBush @RoKhanna @OurRevolution @AndrewYang & many more have endorsed! #NotMeUs
.@GaryChambersJr🔹is running for #LA02 3/20/21 an open seat as @RepRichmond🔹vacates it. He’s 💯grassroots and will fight for someone he doesnt even know #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll
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In 2019 zag je 3 campagnes die een radicaal op de toekomstgericht verhaal hadden: @PeteButtigieg (voorbij aan wij-zij denken), @AndrewYang, origineel en innovatief, & @VoltEuropa, dat liet zien dat je de uitdagingen v/d 21ste eeuw aankan door grensoverschrijdende samenwerking. 1/
Twee jaar later hebben ze alledrie nog steeds de wind in de zeilen. @PeteButtigieg was de grote verrassing van de #DemocraticPrimaries en @AndrewYang staat er goed voor in de campagne om burgemeester van #NYC te worden. @VoltNederland staat nu bij I&O en De Hond op 2 zetels. 2/11
Er zijn natuurlijk verschillen tussen de drie. Maar ook belangrijke overeenkomsten. Dit is een tijd waarin politieke start-ups met een open blik, oplossingsgericht, met pragmatisch idealisme de basis leggen voor het nieuwe politieke speelveld van de 21ste eeuw. 3/11
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I like @AndrewYang as a person. I really like a lot of his supporters.

I also love my city, and really love the people in it.

So this will be a thread where I will hold #YangForNY accountable in real time during his campaign.

There are only 3 rules, civility, fairness and fact
1) Why would Andrew Yang launch a campaign with @RitchieTorres? Was it a signal to corporate backers who adore him? If so, there is a reason they adore him. He put a price tag on us, even on families who lost loved ones to the NYPD, who he colluded with against them.
2) Here is a letter warning everyone about @RitchieTorres.

Look who wrote it.

Why would @AndrewYang begin his campaign in NYC in the middle of the most historic movement against police violence, with the person who betrayed those murdered by the NYPD?…
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It's been a year (and then some), #YangGang.

My 2020 started in November of 2019. Brother-in-law just dropped dead out of the blue. Then another brother-in-law came down with terminal heart conditions (he's still kicking, believe it or not!). We spent nearly 50 days on the /
road and living out of our car. I wanted to go to Iowa. I planned to help the campaign. Life did not cooperate.

Iowa and New Hampshire were tough to watch through windows. Twitter, Discord, and Slack only delivered bad news for a few weeks, and what little political hope I had /
gained through 2019 turned to sadness and rage. I held hope for a Yang cabinet position, though, as that is just how political favors are paid ... and Yang clearly did Joe a favor, however small it may have seemed at the time.

Then 'Rona.

Trump politicized a damn virus. /
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Starting my new thread for ‘21/‘22!! Thread of progressive candidates including #NotMeUs and some combo #NotMeUs + #YangGang! (🔺@GOP ; 🔹Dem; 🌻Green ▫️other Independent) & I’ll be adding to (sometimes editing) thread #elections  
@ninaturner🔹is running for #OH11 for @RepMarciaFudge🔹seat she will be leaving in a spc #Election! @BernieSanders @CoriBush @RoKhanna @OurRevolution @AndrewYang & so many more have endorsed! #NotMeUs
@Ashawn4Boston🔹is an activist running for Boston City Council District 3 against City Councilor Frank Baker🔹 in 2021! Primary: 9/21, Gen 11/21 #bospoli #NotMeUs #Action4D3
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Here's my problem #America

I'm mostly a "#progressive". I believe in lifting up the less fortunate, don't shoot citizens in back, diversity makes life interesting, give pple health care so we're all safer from diseases.

Unfortunately I also believe in TRUTH above all else...
For that reason, I don't look the other way at what the Clinton's are any more than I did when I knew what the Bushs were.

I watched how Bernie got screwed (2x) so it didn't surprise me when the Russia Hoax was used.

When that didn't work it was the impeachment scam...
You know, where they tried to impeach a President for pushing for accountability on corruption of guess who, Joe Biden.

As for ole Joe and his 47 yr history. I don't pretend serviceman Tony Bobulinski and all those, emails and pictures don't exist because they're inconvenient...
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Did Democrats in blue counties steal the 2020 election?  

As a #YangGang member I wanted to see if #math might help to answer this question. So I looked at red and blue county data in MI and WI from 2020 vs. 2016. The numbers do not seem to support the fraud claim.

A Thread.
First, every credible allegation of voter fraud must be taken seriously.  Fraudulent votes disenfranchise all voters who have cast their ballots legitimately, and as a country we must vigorously guard against threats to the integrity of our system.
Nevertheless, the 2020 election data does not appear to support claims that election officials in big cities in the midwest have stolen this election for Biden.  Let's look at a couple states that have completed their initial canvass.  First, Michigan.
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Analysis - mail-in voter fraud. Please retweet!

How to answer if somebody tells you that Democrats stole the election with fake mail-in ballots. Feel free to use anywhere you like. No attribution necessary.

Ask them which state is the best example of

where this fraud occurred.
Example: Pennsylvania
What percentage of the mail-in ballots were faked?
Do the math, would that change the outcome of the election?
OK, so you say that 10% of the mail-in ballots were fraudulent.(redo the math if they say less)
2.5 million
ballots were mailed-in to PA so that would be 250,000 fraudulent ballots
Who is filling out the ballot requests? At least a few people to do it online & they have to constantly change their IP so the security people don't see the same IP asking for 250k ballots for
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We need to talk about just how corrupt we've allowed #democracy in #America to become, to the point it isn't democracy in many respects. And we need to stop #partisan squabbling and get to fixing it before we end up a one-party state, like #China. Thread👇
In 2019, writing the decision for Common Cause v. Rucho, Chief Justice Roberts closed off the federal courts as an avenue for addressing partisan #gerrymandering, instead telling citizens to propose state constitutional amendments.
In many states, with statehouses #gerrymandered beyond reach of the people, or otherwise beholden to special interests, these citizen-amendments are the only avenue left for addressing #democracy reform and other policy concerns.
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Cornell University researchers find #Trump to be the #1 spreader of #coronavirus #misinformation, lending massively to #America's horrific #pandemic performance, compared to other countries, and the 210k+ death count.…
Cornell researchers analyzed 38 million English-language articles about the #pandemic to distinguish the largest sources of #misinformation and #conspiracy theories. #Trump was the largest driver, instigating nearly 38 percent of the overall “misinformation conversation.”
Public health experts have long known that clear, concise and accurate information is the foundation of an effective response to an outbreak of infectious disease.
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The key takeaway from the #VPDebate2020? Same as for the #PresidentialDebate2020:

#Trump admin refuses to commit to democracy.

The correct answer, in #America, #Pence, to "what would you do if your #president attempts a dictatorial coup," is "I would pitch his authoritarian ass out the White House door myself."

Dodging that question is damn near as good as #treason.
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"I just want the record to show" #Pence "never answered the question" about how the #Trump admin. would make insurance companies continue to cover people with #PreExistingConditions (because they won't) when Trump overturns the #ACA in court.
That said, #Harris and #Biden should answer. Why does anyone think it would be wrong to increase the court seats when the #GOP leaves it unbalanced 6-3? The courts are supposed to be impartial, not partisan. If #Barrett gets appointed, #Dems absolutely should add until it's even.
And then they should set a system like @AndrewYang proposes, and like #Dems just proposed, to set term limits and cycle judges in a fair manner that will maintain ideological balance. The way it works now is ridiculous.…
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After the #senate gave up on stimulus, offering an emaciated $0.5T, #Trump is desperate for a deal to win voters. After starting new negotiations, low-balling, calling it off, then calling it back on when stocks dropped, he's bumped his offer to $1.8T.…
Unfortunately, it's all ultimately pointless, as it would still have to go through the #senate and #McConnell still says a stimulus deal is "unlikely in the next three weeks," even going so far as to call economic relief for starving #Americans an ”extraneous issue.”
#McConnell considers packing the supreme court to be the ONLY priority. Two sources close to #Senate leadership said #Trump is desperate and has zero leverage to push them to support a bill.
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In an interview, #Trump called for his political opponents – #Obama, #Biden, and #Hillary - to be jailed, relating to 1,000 pages of unverified documents rejected by both #Dems and #Reps on the Senate Intelligence Committee as Russian disinformation.…
The spurious documents suggest Clinton personally tried to “stir up a scandal” against Trump by “tying him to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the DNC,” and that Obama was aware of her actions.
Trump: “Unless Bill Barr indicts these people for crimes — the greatest political crime in history of our country — then we’re going to get little satisfaction. And that includes Obama, and that includes Biden.”
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