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Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Taylor Swift's first foray into politics appears to have produced impressive results. The non-partisan advocacy group Vote.org reports tens of thousands of new voter registrations nationwide in the wake of Swift's Instagram post which urged her 112 million followers to vote for the Democrats in November's midterm elections. Swift's post directed fans to "go to vote.org." The site had 155,940 unique visitors in the last 24 hours against this year's daily average of 14,078.

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Never been a big fan of hers, never really disliked her though but I'm glad she spoke out if it motivated people to register to vote. We need all hands on deck this Nov.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-09 12:40 PM | Reply

I found Pete Davidson's rhetoric on SNL this past weekend hilarious because of the hypocrisy involved. Although it was funny, Pete actually made mention that nobody wants to hear a celebrity's political opinion and gives an analogy that I can't remember, but it was along the lines of something like getting mechanic advice from a cook. So hypocritical. Both sides should just say they don't want to hear political opinions from anyone except the ones they agree with. It would get rid of a lot of these kinds of "no duh" articles.

#2 | Posted by humtake at 2018-10-09 12:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

There is a reason why celebrities are used for advertisements, because it works.

That is the reason for the meltdowns from the right over Taylor jumping into politics. They know she can motivate a lot of young people to become politically aware. Which is a good thing. Voting rates among the younger population is abysmally low. Hopefully this will get a lot more people to at least pay attention to the issues and get involved. The only ones that stand to lose from this is the entrenched politicians.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2018-10-09 01:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I know Swift is going against the Trump/McConnell campaign for one-party rule (see also voter suppression, gerrymandering, Citizens United, Merrick Garland, immigration crackdown, etc.), but I like the idea of registering more voters. Smells like America.

#4 | Posted by cbob at 2018-10-09 01:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

We need all hands on deck this Nov.
#1 | POSTED BY DANNI

Danni, do keep in mind that not all of the new hands may be on your side of the aisle.

#5 | Posted by sunuvavitch at 2018-10-09 03:00 PM | Reply

Danni, do keep in mind that not all of the new hands may be on your side of the aisle.

#5 | Posted by sunuvavitch

If dems don't stop with the "men are evil" messaging, they won't be.

It doesn't matter if your policies are better for young men than repubs. If one party is telling them they're evil rape monsters who must be put in their place, and the other party sympathizes with them that they could be ruined by false allegations, which side do you think they're more likely to join?

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-10-09 03:15 PM | Reply

Good for her, we need people to fire up young voters to vote, regardless of affiliation.

It's what makes our system work.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-09 03:26 PM | Reply

Good for her, we need people to fire up young voters to vote, regardless of affiliation.

It's what makes our system work.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter

So I guess you'd say that the republicans who try to make it harder for college students to vote are trying to make the system NOT work.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-10-09 03:59 PM | Reply

#6 More precisely, they are trying to make the system work for their party alone.

#9 | Posted by 726 at 2018-10-09 04:26 PM | Reply

along the lines of something like getting mechanic advice from a cook.

#2 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE AT 2018-10-09 12:58 PM | REPLY |

Kind of like having businesses run by politicians or governments run by grifters

#10 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-10-09 05:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#8

You definitely need to work on your strawman technique, maybe Snoofy can help you.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-09 06:34 PM | Reply

It's what makes our system work.

#7 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Oh give us a break.

Humpy and the Deplorables are not trying to make the "system" work.

They clearly intend on rigging it so that they can stay in power forever.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-10-09 06:58 PM | Reply

The fierce and angry reaction by the GOP hierarchy to Swift's endorsement makes sense. They don't care what a bunch of windbags have to say on NPR or CNN. But unleash a youth power surge like Taylor Swift to get out the young voters for the Democrats the result is a huge problem for Republicans. To win, the GOP needs young people not to vote. Swift appeals to them and is heard by them in a way no old white guy in the GOP can ever hope to challenge.

I mean seriously. What person under the age of 25 has any idea who Sean Hannity is?

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-10-09 08:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I mean seriously. What person under the age of 25 has any idea who Sean Hannity is?

#13 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2018-10-09 08:55 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

An Alex P Keaton type.

#14 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-10 06:25 AM | Reply

So I guess you'd say that the republicans who try to make it harder for college students to vote are trying to make the system NOT work.

#8 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2018-10-09 03:59 PM | FLAG:

Are the college students full time residents in the town they are going to college? If so than they should vote, if not send out an absentee ballot from home. The GOP is not against that.

#15 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-10-10 01:16 PM | Reply

timing. 10 states last day of registration was 10/9

it spikes on the last day anyway

but, good try

#16 | Posted by Maverick at 2018-10-10 08:17 PM | Reply

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