Ep. 22: Political Know-How vs Being In the Political Know
To rid our nation of the scourge of MAGA-type, MAGA-ts, MAGAT ReTHUGliQans, we need more than just to be in the political know. We need political know-how.
Here’s an example of the difference between being in the know versus political know-how. We need both.
In the 1960’s, Southern White Citizen Councils handed Black citizens one-way tickets to northern cities with false promises of jobs, housing, and a better life. Of course, when these citizens arrived in those cities, they found that the White Citizen Council folks had betrayed them. Sound familiar?
Yeah, ‘cause here in 2022, Texas and Florida MAGAT ReTHUGliQan governors did the very same thing and
continuing to do the same thing to migrant workers who are here legally seeking political asylum in our nation, seeking a better life, a safer life for their families and themselves.
At the Congressional Hispanic Caucus gala this past week, President Biden called out this horrifying political stunt.
It’s important to know these things.
This is being in the know.
Above is a headline from 1963 located at the JFK Library. Below is a headline from the Washington Post on September 16, 2022.
“We’re committed to working with the immigration system. Instead of working with us on solutions, Republicans are playing politics with human beings using them as props.
What they’re doing is simply wrong. It’s unAmerican. It’s reckless.
“We have a process in place to manage migrants at the border. We’re working to make sure it is safe and orderly, and humane.
“Republican officials should not interfere with that process by waging these political stunts.”
But to rid ourselves of this MAGAT ReTHUGliQan scourge requires that we go beyond just being in the know. Our power comes from possessing not only knowledge but also political know-how and applying political know-how strategically to win at the ballot box.
As we gain political power, we destroy theirs. We gain political power by our ability to win at the ballot box through electing and reelecting Democrats into public office who will actually honor our commitment to the Promise of America with liberty and justice for all.
Right now it is imperative that we channel our fury into wielding our political power strategically to create our BIG BLUE WAVE this Roevember.
THAT, my friends, is the reason that I’ve created Hell Hath No Fury, a how-to series to put into YOUR hands battle-tested, practical paint-by-number actions that create our BIG BLUE WAVE this ROEvember!
“Hell Hath No Fury” helps you to unleash – and channel – YOUR political power that you already possess at the tip of your tongue, tips of your fingers, and bottoms of your feet. As you do, you power up the campaigns of our Democratic candidates to make all the difference in the world to elect them into public office this ROEvember.
Today, I’m going to do that by sharing a few specific paint-by-number steps you can take to power up Democratic campaigns.
First, let’s put your cell phone to great use to identify voters who will cast their ballots for our Democratic candidates. This is something you can do from wherever you are in the nation and with any candidate’s campaign that has remote phone banking capability.
You can do it by yourself at home or with your friends. Personally, of course, I think doing it with friends is more fun, but whatever you choose makes no difference to me.
Episode 3: Cell Phone Activism! teaches you this excellent way to help our campaigns win.Take a listen or watch the video or both! I even created a downloadable set of instructions which you can find on my website sassypoliticalcoach.com.
Personally, I’m focused on helping nine U.S. Senate campaigns so that we can retain and expand our Democratic majority.
There are four U.S. Senators who need our help to be re-elected. It’s very important to return them to the U.S. Senate. That keeps us at status-quo with the Democrats remaining in charge, and ReTHUGliQans out of political power.
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada, Senator Mark Kelly in Arizona, Senator Rafael Warnock in Georgia, and Senator Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire.
You’ll find links to their campaigns on my website: sassypoliticalcoach.com. Scroll on the homepage. You’ll see their photos. Click their names and boom! You’ll go to straight to their website where you can volunteer to help, donate a little money – one or both. Whatever you can do is great.
As I said, that keeps us in charge of the U.S. Senate. We need two more Democrats in the U.S. Senate to accomplish our goals like protecting women’s reproductive healthcare. Luckily, right now, we have FIVE flippable U.S. Senate seats. FIVE. FLIPPABLE. How fabulous! I know. I like calling it the FABULOUS FLIPPABLE FIVE!
Tim Ryan in Ohio, Cheri Beasley in North Carolina, John Fetterman in Pennsylvania, Val Demings in Florida, and Mandela Barnes in Wisconsin. This is so very exciting. We can do this!
You can find links to their campaigns on my website as well: sassypoliticalcoach.com. Same thing. Scroll on the homepage, see their photos, and click their name. Boom! You’ll go directly to their websites.
Now here’s another important task that I believe you can do remotely. I’m introducing it for the first time on Hell Hath No Fury!
State Democratic Parties are recruiting volunteers to staff their voter protection hotline which I imagine you can do from home. As a Hotline volunteer, you’ll be answering voters’ questions about registering to vote, vote-by-mail, special elections, primaries, and all kinds of voting-related issues. They will, of course, train you.
State Democratic parties also have other voter protection opportunities that include things like being a poll observer or poll watcher, poll worker or election official. You can do these in your own state or travel to another state.
Right now, sixteen (16) states are recruiting for all of these voter protection opportunities: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. More states are likely to be added. So, stay tuned!
In the meantime, to find out more information or to volunteer with these states or even volunteer with the DNC – the national Democratic Party, I’ve put all of their links on one page for your convenience: sassypoliticalcoach.com/voterprotection.
I have other how-to podcasts as well. To learn about neighborhood canvassing, listen to Episode 9 titled “Walking & Talking to Neighbors”.
To turbo-charge the chatter on the ground to create the big momentum for our Democratic candidates to get folks to talking positively and feeling good about our campaigns, give Episode 4 a listen.
And of course, if you or someone you know needs a little help refocusing attention on having a winning mentality, listen to Episode 2 titled “Get Your Head in the Game.”
Look, your head is either in the game focused on doing what needs to be done to win and speaking like winners or, your head is somewhere the sun fails to shine and your words put a drag on our ability to win.
Think like winners. Speak like winners. Get your head in the game, and get busy doing the work that makes us win.
OK, this brings us to the end of this episode – number 22 – of Hell Hath No Fury! Thank you for listening.
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This is Ana Maria. YOUR Sassy Political Coach™. Now go out and make “Hell Hath No Fury” our political rallying cry that creates OUR BIG BLUE WAVE!
Be sure to follow and like, rate and subscribe wherever you follow this podcast or video. And of course, share it with your friends and your family.
You can find me across social media @SassyPoliticalCoach. Drop a comment if you’d like.
Now for your Hell Hath No Fury swag – t-shirt, ball cap, and coffee mug to start off your day or take much-needed mid-afternoon break … oh yeah, of course, you can use it for tea, head on over to Sassypoliticalcoach.com/store.
This is Ana Maria. YOUR Sassy Political Coach™. Now go out and make “Hell Hath No Fury” our political rallying cry that helps to create OUR BIG BLUE WAVE!
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