Pro-Democracy advocate. Political consultant. Army Iraq veteran. Cofounder of @beerhallproject. Senior advisor @votersoftomorrow. Former ED @ProjectLincoln

St. Louis, MO
Joined May 2009
I'm excited to announce a new digital learning experience I'm launching w/@chapter_HQ! For 4 weeks kicking off Feb 7th I'll offer curated content, perspective, discussion and direct Q&A about autocratic movements and threats to our democracy today. getchapter.app/@fred/smoke
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Knocking doors in Powder Springs!
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When Tucker Carlson giggles about this “regime” being defeated in Afghanistan and then losing to Russia in winter he’s talking about my son-in-law. My daughters boyfriend. My friends. My friends kids. Our sons and daughters. Americas warriors. He’s laughing about them dying.
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Because of course. Remember how John Roberts was all “don’t politicize muuyyy court!!” Nah…Chief that’s all on you.
By the way, Justice Thomas’s wife is on the advisory board of a group that filed an amicus brief supporting this anti- affirmative action case (the National Assoc. Of Scholars.)And she gave its leader a prize. npr.org/2022/01/24/100304985…
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Regeneron, which makes monoclonal antibodies, says that they don’t work against Omicron Ron DeSantis is falsely claiming that they do Citadel owns $16 million of Regeneron stock. Citadel CEO, his biggest donor, gave DeSantis $11 million I’m sure this is just a coincidence 😒
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This guy is cheering for our soldiers to die. Celebrating about all my friends that died in Afghanistan, Next time you tell me you're a "patriot" and "support the troops"...but watch this traitor...go fuck yourself. Just fuck off. When you get done fucking off...fuck off more.
Tucker: Perfect
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1924: "Tonight Tucker is in Italy where he is asking Benito Mussolini what is his game plan for fending off the Marxists and Jews infesting his country?"
After airing a preview of Tucker Carlson's new pro-Orban/anti-Soros documentary, Jesse Watters asks Tucker the following question: "So what was the game plan for the Hungarian leader to fight back against George Soros?"
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OUTRAGE!!!! HAS HE NO SHAME AT ALL!!! Alert Fox News! People eat ice cream in winter!!!!
It’s 34 degrees in DC and President Biden is buying Jeni’s Ice Cream.
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You'll pretty fucking shocked by what you read in this book. It shreds the most precious narratives, fairy tales, and folk lore of the War on Terror. Alpha was a great book, but is focused on Gallagher. Code over Country challenges the entire SEAL brand. amazon.com/Code-Over-Country…
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Fred Wellman retweeted
It’s hard to see Sean Payton go. We wore bags on our heads before Payton & Brees. Now we’re perennial contenders. It’s the of an era but a chance for the next generation of #Saints leaders to carry the torch. Thanks Sean Payton! 📸 with Brees after ‘06 Lambeau Fly by #WhoDat
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Not only did Newt say it but Gaetz and several candidates backed it up.
Newt delivered a gift to the Dems by saying the quite part out loud: if Republicans take control of Congress, they will jail members of the J6 committee. So, is there any reason left for the J6 panel NOT to use inherent contempt for powers of good? #JusticeMatters video soon.
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A good day. Happy to join the advisory team for this very cool organization working to energize the next generation of voters and activists. Check out @VotersTomorrow and let's fight for our democracy for all Americans.
We are thrilled and honored to announce that @FPWellman is joining our team as Senior Advisor!
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Using the treasurer of the PAC supporting the candidate to whom the state "lost" a masking lawsuit to in order to sue school districts over masks... @AGEricSchmitt isn't even pretending anymore. via @tonymess stltoday.com/news/local/colu…
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Fred Wellman retweeted
Replying to @FPWellman
Let's hear it from Education Committee member Republican Mary Miller from IL-15.
Replying to @MarkMaxwellTV
Here’s the full clip. Incoming Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller didn’t slip or improvise when she quoted Hitler and praised how the murderous Nazi built his political movement by indoctrinating youth. She was reading from prepared remarks.
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History may not repeat itself but it has a familiar beat. Look at what's happening in FL, TX, MO and VA as the legislatures and governors try to restrict curriculums and set up call lines for parents to turn in teachers for "diverging" from the curriculum. It can happen here.
Controlling what children are taught is a key plank of the authoritarian playbook. Across our country GOP leaders are passing laws to restrict what can be taught and encouraging parents to report teachers. Fight back or we'll pay the price for a generation. #ItsHappenedBefore
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This week @Mother_of_Tanks does the worlds collide thing and talks about Mussolini and Hitler's rise to power. Sort of a big focus of my life these days.
SOME MORE LOWS OF THE 1920s
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.@LOLGOP: Tangling with the Trumps tends to end in one of two ways for Republicans: you either submit in abject and never-ending humiliation, like Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio, or you go to prison, like Michael Cohen. editorialboard.com/desantis-…
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There is so much to unpack here. But imagine knowing so little about the state, to include your own party, that you represent that you need a primer on the basic issues to visit it for a day? A bet my mangled left foot he knows the issues in Virginia and doesn't need a briefing.
As we slowly see Missouri through Josh Hawley’s ambitious, Virginia-living eyes let’s start by all agreeing on one thing: It’s creepy as hell to have staff list the salary of the people you’re meeting with. #Va2Mo #MissourianForADay 1/?
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Since political press is a hot topic today I'll note a week of my upcoming Chapter discusses the media's role in this moment. I'll be leading a 4-week short course (about 90 mins/week) about the elements of creeping authoritarianism. Sign up here: getchapter.app/@fred/smoke
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I can always tell when someone is out there questioning my service for some reason because my DM’s fill up with bros saying “what was your MOS?” It’s like automatic.
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You’ll hurt your brain trying to square it.
Having a hard time squaring how you can be religiously opposed to a Covid vaccine, but took the anthrax, small pox, yearly flu, typhoid, yellow fever, MMR, etc to join and remain in… and that not have violated your “religion?”
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