"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:

I’m not a fan of the Wall Street Journal’s position on anything, but The Bulwark makes excellent points here about WSJ’s pretty sickening endorsements.

Election deniers shouldn’t be endorsed for office by a major paper like this. I used to read WSJ now and then but no more. Differing opinions are one thing. Differing realities aren’t part of democracy.

thebulwark.com/what-country-is

@HopeVanDyne He's a smart guy who has always been with the rest of the Democratic establishment. When the party moved left, so did he.

Maybe that's just political expediency, but since Democratic policies have become more progressive, I'm fine with it. If we were in the party that has moved toward the extreme right, well, who needs to finish that sentence? We wouldn't have been in that party in the first place, and everyone with any sense of morality quit it a long time ago anyway.

@HopeVanDyne Stephen Colbert was in his satirical persona when he said "reality has a liberal bias," but conservatives are so far removed from reality that the statement becomes truer with each election.

@HopeVanDyne

“When asked for a ‘subversive’ thinker he admires, [Blake Masters] responded that ‘I’ll probably get in trouble for saying this. How about, like, Theodore Kaczynski?’”

And that’s not even the worst thing he said.

Completely consistent with his other public views. And, as a reminder, lots of “mainstream” Republicans are campaigning with, supporting, and endorsing him.

Doug Mastriano told a radio interviewer in 2019 that women who violated his proposed abortion ban should be charged with murder-
nbcnews.com/politics/doug-mast

The Biden infrastructure plan is sending money to states to put more EV chargers along highways, encouraging purchase and use of electric vehicles.

See one in someone's driveway while you are out canvassing in the next six weeks? There's another talking point.

Even Texas has an EV charger deployment plan. Republican state officials pretend climate change isn't happening, but who wants to pass up federal funds and leave buyers of electric pickup trucks stranded on those long stretches of highway between cities? (I'd ask about Teslas, but Tesla builds its own charging stations since its vehicles have a proprietary charger.)

npr.org/2022/09/27/1125375419/

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