Life in Sarahville

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Sarah Palin, tweeting at 7:05 am with the GOP talking-point-o’-the-day on the healthcare deal struck yesterday:

Pls pay attention 2 Big Union backdoor deal struck yest w/Big Govt in sweetheart healthcare deal.Call the folks u elected,say NO! UNFAIR….

Sarah Palin, five minutes later, after suddenly remembering that she’s supposed to be a woman of the people who sticks up for regular working stiffs like you and me:

good,hardworking pro-business UnionMEMBERS should oppose their UnionBOSSES backroom deal on this;unfortunately/unfairly paints all of’m bad

Nice save, Sarah! Except let me get this straight: hardworking union members should oppose a deal that helps them out because…..um, why exactly? Sadly, Twitter’s 140-character limit didn’t give her room to explain. But apparently it’s bad for union members to support the deal even though it benefits them, and it’s bad for them to cut a deal that moderates the excise tax even though Sarah is opposed to the excise tax in the first place. That’s life in Sarahville.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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