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As much as I hate the idea of money driving politics, the simple fact is that money drives politics. To get the candidates we want (my two faves are pictured), we must support their campaigns financially. Even a buck or two goes a long way.

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1/ Campaign funding is important, because candidates need to raise enough money to make it into the debates. We don’t want a debate stage of old white men & also YOUNG white men. And not just because of diversity. Because those candidates are the weakest.
2/ MSM already has its preferred candidates, which is to say, the aforetweeted white men. The institutionalized sexism that brought us “but her emails” will continue to run amok.

“We need someone who will beat Trump” is code for “We need a strong white man to save us.”
3/ Bernie is human clickbait. Media will give him press, b/c he is polarizing, and, oh yeah, his army of bots boosts web traffic.

Biden was the VP for 8 years & is a Meme Lord, entering the crowded field w/name recognition, a sunny disposition…& lots of flaws. Ask Anita Hill.
4/ Ardor for Beto Who Didn’t Beat Ted Cruz has cooled somewhat, thanks be. Now we have Mayor Pete, who lost a state race in Indiana by 25 points & is besties with Sith Lord Mark Zuckerberg. But he speaks 26 languages, and he’s gay, which mitigates somewhat his white maleness.
5/ Meanwhile, the best candidates, because they are women, get the least amount of press. Kamala Harris is the best of the bunch, and what have we read about her lately? Oh, yeah, some white guy in USA Today wants her to drop out because she owns a handgun.
6/ Look, nobody has money to spare. Fundraising emails are annoying and desperate-sounding. But every little bit counts, as they saying goes. Five bucks, even a dollar, adds up.

This is a great day to throw a little coin into the tip jar of a candidate or three.
7/ Today, I donated to Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand, my two favorite candidates. I encourage you to do the same.

Donate to a non-Bernie/Biden/Beto/Buttigieg candidate. Those dudes don't need more $$$ to get MSM attention.
8/ Why Kamala? Simply put, she’d be the best president, period. Perfect combination of smarts, charisma, gravitas, experience, and personal history. #Kamala2020
9/ Why Gillibrand? She’s been the most resolutely anti-Trump, voting against all but one (Haley) of his Cabinet noms. You may hate her for Al Franken, but to me, that speaks volumes about how important #MeToo is to her. #Gillibrand2020
10/ Elizabeth Warren has policy plans from here to eternity, and she was the first to call for impeachment.

If you claim to be “progressive” but support Bernie ahead of her, you are being conned.
11/ And if you absolutely MUST back a white man, consider Eric Swalwell, who has been sounding the alarm bells about Trump/Russia for over two years now.
Please, show some candidates some love. Thanks for listening.
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