Ohio 11; is Nina in trouble?
There are beginning to be lights visible through the fog with which the media, including so-called left media, has blanketed this race. Tim Black has been covering the race and has had Turner on his show more than once. Marianne Williamson has endorsed and interviewed her. Mind, I can't
stand Williamson myself, but her endorsement matters with (especially) white female PMCs (Privileged Managerial Class), and they do vote. A new face on YouTube called Garrrick, I think I have that right, has been covering this race almost daily. He is not optimistic. Neither am I and it is breaking my heart.
A digression, please bear with me. The district in which I live, NY 21 is represented by the insane batgirl, Claudia Tenney, whose understanding of how to do her job is to go to Israel once a year and be treated like minor royalty and told how to vote. So, why, you ask, does she win elections? Well, she's...Pro-Life...and she's...For Trump and...For Families. In other words, she benefits from emotional I wanna feel good about myself voting, Republican style. This is what I call the Doctrine of Primacy of Emotion. Mass media, especially advertising, has for about a century now, been inundating us with the notion that feeelings are what matter. Not your religious beliefs, not your patriotism nor your ethnic background or personal values, nor what your parents taught you nor even what you yourself might have learned and your life experiences matter next to How You FEEEEL. So, we get emotional buying and emotional voting from folks who are normal and even rational in the other parts of their lives.
Now, Ohio 11 is a mostly Black district, or so I understand, and the folks there are a lot smarter than where I live. No way would those Ohioans vote for, or probably give the time of day to, the likes of Claudia Tenney. So, if you are the Democratic Establishment and you do not, nohow want to see Turner in Congress, what you do is come up with a candidate who is..maybe OK. Not too bad. A cute milquetoast go along to get ahead kind of person and you relentlessly push Ms. Insipid for all you are worth. Oh, and you do so right at the last month of the campaign, hoping that the opposition will be caught wrongfooted.
The best rundown from the establishment point of view, comes from, of all places, the Jewish Insider. https://jewishinsider.com/2021/07/new-poll-puts-shontel-brown-within-fiv... Click that link and check out the pictures of the two women. Turner is shown with red plastic glasses (not a spender, hmmm. not so easy to bribe) and talking into a mike--we all get the inference here, right? Mouthy, loud, etc. etc. (Me, I love listening to Turner talk, because she makes sense.) And there is a posed, photo op of Ms Insipid, looking nice and covered with costume jewelry bling.
So, why is the Dem Establishment down on Turner so bad? For Killary, who, you will remember, kicked this off, it is La Vendetta. Vengeance. Revenge against Bernie and anyone who helped or supported him. For Shills, it's personal. Why does the Jewish Insider care? Well, you would have to ask them and hope for a straight answer, but don't hold your breath. A PAC which has been dumping money into the campaign of Turner's main opponent has the name Democratic Majority for Israel. Now that is a name to conjure with. To begin with, the last time I checked, the Dem. party is about a third or less of the electorate and not all of that third is down with Israel First. My guess is that the Engels loss has truly freaked out the Zionist faction, and that faction wants an important scalp.
Rep. Occasio Cortez was in Ohio today campaigning for Turner. Meanwhile Rep Clyburn, remember him? the guy who have the nomination to Biden, was supposed to have held a rally for Turner's opponent, along with some of the CBC. Bernie is going to Ohio on Turner's behalf on July 31, along with Cori Bush.
I am a fan of Turner, but she is not the perfect candidate, no one is. I wish she had a strong anti-imperialism close the overseas bases message. I wish she would forcefully make the case that what we are spending on overseas intervention in countries that don't want us there could and should be being spent in uplifting our own people.