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2221: The Gritriarchy

Rod and Karen respond to listener feedback.

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  1. FalconsDiva

    Hey TBGWT Nation!

    I wanted to say thank you to the young lady that is volunteering for the vaccine trials. I seriously considered it because, like you said, we need Black people in these trials because this disease affects us differently. Ultimately I didn’t because I’m currently a contractor – if I don’t work, I don’t get paid and I heard of people getting sick. I casually replied to a tweet that I was considering it and I was amazed at people bringing up Tuskegee and Henrietta Lacks. Yes, our history with the medical field has been sketchy – but I have Black women on my medical team and I guess I’m a little more trusting than other.

    That Coronavirus collaboration is HOT!!! But why did I start crying?!??! I’m such a waterhead but I thought it was absolutely beautiful that those 2 Tippers came together to create something so FIYAH for the show. It’s a beautiful thang…

  2. Forest

    Hey y’all, just wanted to clarify why I don’t fully buy into Defund being the main reason Dems took losses. I’m not one of those people so married to the phrase that I feel like you can’t drop the name to fit your region. Of course, progressive messaging ain’t gon play everywhere. I got those SC ads here too all over spectrum and I’m not saying it wasn’t used against him. Here’s my thing, Jamie lost with 44% of the vote. Well, the Dem lost the gov race with 46%. The Dem lost the AG race with 45%. Obama lost there with 45% in 2008 and 44% in 2012. So, Jamie’s loss falls right in line with the historical trends for how Dems run statewide in SC. That’s why I think too much is being made of Defund as the reason for the loss. What was the issue in all the other races that came before defund was even a thing where the numbers broke almost exactly the same? That’s why I think the fact that the landscape is polarized and both sides were energized was a better explanation for the losses. Now, like you said, address the voter suppression and it’s a whole new ball game. But for now, I think the demographics are what they are and the race shakes out accordingly.

    I also listened to the Spanberger interview and I believe it was harder for her this year. Messaging was absolutely part of that, but I also think 2018 being a year w/o Trump on the ballot vs this year when he was on there and barnstorming the country was just as much, if not more, of a factor.

    Plus, as much as the conventional wisdom is for all politics to stay local bc of those regional differences, it’s damn near impossible in a post Citizens United world. The money needed to compete means you pretty much have to fundraise nationally and that’s a double-edge sword. Sure, you get the money you need to compete with all the corporate money that tends to go to Republicans, but then you ultimately end up getting saddled with your party’s perceived negatives.

    Also, it just seems to me that if Republicans can take Obamacare and make sure that a negative, they’ll literally do that to anything progressive. So, I’m not saying messaging doesn’t matter at all, but at a certain point we have to stand up in it and educate/convince the public like what ultimately happened with Obamacare or BLM. I don’t know what that line is, but I guess I’m just not comfortable putting so much blame on activist-derived messaging, when all these other factors are at play.

    Anyway, sorry for this Beowulf-length ass post. Thanks for indulging me. Appreciate y’all.

  3. Tiggettcr

    Ion like none of that weird congealed pie but I’m black so… sweet potato


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