"The median score on the structural racism index for Republicans is 0.67, compared with 0.45 for independents and 0.27 for Democrats.”

Put differently, Republicans are much more likely to buy into the notion that white people are victims.

The poll also found that the religious group that makes up the core of today’s GOP and MAGA movement has the highest structural racism measure among the demographics it surveyed: “White evangelical Protestants have the highest median score, at 0.64, while Latter-day Saints, white Catholics, and white mainline Protestants each have a median of 0.55. By contrast, religiously unaffiliated white Americans score 0.33.”

The company you keep says a lot about you.

Opinion | Just how racist is the MAGA movement? This survey measures it.
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

Give Ted Cruz any opportunity to be a colossal jerk, and he'll reflexively take it.

Ted Cruz votes against bipartisan bill to prevent another Jan. 6-
texastribune.org/2022/09/27/te

Oz does not want to talk policy, because he would lose.

Oz also doesn't know the people of Pennsylvania and it really shows.

Dr. Oz peddled green coffee extract on TV as a “magic weight loss cure” and raspberry ketone as “the number one miracle in a bottle to burn your fat.”

The hallmark feature of both supplements was to enlarge Dr. Oz's bank account while shrinking the bank accounts of people he took advantage of.

Dr. Oz is also a fake resident of Pennsylvania as most Pennsylvanians know.

John Fetterman is an AmeriCorps volunteer, has a Master's Degree in Public Policy, was a long-time mayor of Braddock, PA, and is the current lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania.

Fetterman is a well qualified public servant. Dr. Oz is a fraud.

The Fetterman campaign probably should just hire Dr. Oz. His comments sure make him sound like he really wants to vote for the guy. :fetterman2:

The Fetterman Campaign Should Just Hire Dr. Oz-
nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/0

@TonyStark

Fetterman is one hundred percent focused on every Pennsylvanian and their wellbeing from education to healthcare to infrastructure to wages to public safety. There is no daylight between how he will vote and if those votes will benefit the majority of Pennsylvanians.
Since Oz isn’t a Pennsylvanian, maybe he doesn’t know that but he sure does seem like a 😂:fetterman: :fetterman2: :fetterman: :fetterman2: :fetterman: :fetterman2:

@TonyStark I have to say I really don’t understand all the fuss about his clothes. It’s not like a person can’t wear a hoodie and then wear a suit when it’s appropriate and not get things done. Just saying. 😅

And he’s not the only one.

We have lots of smart Senate candidates -- both keepers and flippers -- to give Democrats a great working majority come January. Let's support all of them and get them all elected.

• 4 Senate 'Keepers'...
AZ- Mark Kelly-- markkelly.com
GA- Raphael Warnock-- warnock.senate.gov
NH- Maggie Hassan-- maggiehassan.com
NV- Catherine Cortez Masto-- catherinecortezmasto.com

• 5 Senate 'Flippers'...
FL- Val Demings-- valdemings.com/home/
NC- Cheri Beasley-- cheribeasley.com
OH- Tim Ryan-- timforoh.com/about/
PA- Jon Fetterman-- johnfetterman.com
WI- Mandela Barnes-- mandelabarnes.com

We really need Democrats to keep the Senate. Clear reasons by now.

JD Vance Is Struggling to Hold On to Republicans’ Senate Seat in Close Ohio Race -
bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

People from racial minority groups have to identify with white protagonists all the time. It shouldn’t be so hard for some white people to identify with a person of color or a character of color. Unless there's something else at work, of course.

Film and theater should reflect the whole society that produces them. Good actors are good actors. Good films are good films. Good stories are good stories. Melanin and hair color don't define a character, especially not a fictional character in a story about mythical people.

If people are worried about authenticity, I challenge them to go out and find a real mermaid or a Hobbit for the roles.

Fear of a Black Hobbit-
The demand to keep politics out of art is too often a demand for art to conform to conservative politics.
theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/

@TonyStark
Representation of how our world really looks is important. It all dials down to the same thing, fear of change because of what the past really is.

All these people who are mad about a diverse world will eventually find out that world is actually full of people who are a lot kinder and more accepting than are.

@TonyStark

These people have way too much time on their hands...how about volunteering to help the poor or something instead of getting upset having to see us.

Voter turnout is going to be the key to the upcoming elections. People warning us about threats to our democracy are absolutely right. The GOP is trying to suppress voter turnout and take it over as much as possible under the false flag of election fraud.

Talk to your friends and family about the importance of voting (globalcitizen.org/en/content/h) and help them verify their voter registration or get registered.

These websites allow you to check your voter registration and/or help you to register: vote411.org/, vote.org/, and iwillvote.com/. You should do this ASAP especially if you want to vote by mail.

Volunteer some time for a local campaign or to register new voters. Knock on doors or phone bank.

No one can afford to think that voting doesn't matter or to only vote in presidential years or only for the top of the ticket.

Opinion | This Threat to Democracy Is Hiding in Plain Sight-
nyti.ms/3R8MmZ0

For the most part, George Will has terrible opinions and the reasonable people among us say repeatedly that he should be retired from the opinions pages of newspapers. Then every so often, when he shares mainstream views (like that Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano is a danger not just to Pennsylvania but to democracy in the United States), his pieces are not only worth reading, but enjoyable for his lines like,

"He is a human cafeteria dispensing ample portions of all the spicy fare that causes many Republicans to salivate, and gives most voters indigestion."

Enjoy Will's piece, or don't, but if you live in Pennsylvania, make sure you are registered to vote and then send your Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, to the governor's mansion.

washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

@TonyStark
As if he ever meant it anyway.

There's a good reason for some things to be deplatformed.

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