Submitted by Michael Kwiatkowski on Mon, 10/25/2010 - 8:46am
A downed phone line prevented Dennis Spisak from calling in, so tomorrow evening is going to be the interview that should have taken place on Saturday. Having been there before, all I can say is, “Yikes!”
Anyway, here’s the info for tomorrow night’s show.
1 (347) 884-9121 Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Wed, 10/06/2010 - 11:25pm
A little while ago I did a piece on tweeting the fear card, and the attempts of certain supporters of the Democrats in this year's elections to persuade dissatisfied and angry progressives that severe damage will be done to the country if the Republicans take over the House, the implication being that severe damage will not also be done if the Democrats retain control of the House. As the election has approached the fear card is being supplemented by the guilt card. Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 2:39pm
The other day, in one of their e-mails, Democracy For America (DFA) posed the choice for me in the 2010 elections this way:
This election, the choice is clear:
- Republicans like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell want to retain the Bush-Cheney reckless tax cuts for the wealthy that created out of control budget deficits and lead America into a jobs-losing recession.
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- Democrats like Barack Obama and Patrick Leahy want to return to the booming Clinton-Gore economy that led to balanced budgets and created over 22 million new jobs.
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 12:09am
2012: How U.S. Voters Can Wrest Control of Congress from Special Interests -- Part II. Why the Political Context Is Favorable for A Populist Takeover of Congressional Districts Using The Interactive Voter Choice System
See the series introduction here. Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Mon, 09/13/2010 - 2:09am
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Submitted by The Mayberry Lane on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 10:07pm
Upon getting sucked into the latest viral video, that of Kentucky Senatorial candidate Rand Paul being intellectually dismantled by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, something quite scary occurred to me. Despite the fact he seems dumber than a coal bucket, the real interesting thing is this is the guy that actually won.
This realization made me sit back an’ consider the latest political fad… the all too common “I’m not a Republican, I’m a Libertarian.” Somethin’ I know we’ve all heard a time or two since the walking embarrassment that was George W. Bush. But, now that the Tea Party has apparently joined forces with these “Neo-Libertarians”, I reckon we’ll have to give these folks just a bit more consideration. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Wed, 05/19/2010 - 12:02pm
It was a bad night for Versailles. All their candidates lost, although Blanche Lincoln could still win the run off. The signs have been there anytime since 2006, but this time it may have just gotten through.
On the other hand, just because it was a bad night for Versailles, it does not follow that it was a good night for progressives. As Susie makes clear, Sestak is no progressive. As for Halter, well I can't say that I am enthusiastic about someone who pays for state college scholarships with state sponsored gambling. Lotteries are an inherently parasitic funding device.
So Versailles is clearly down, but I am not sure that the people are ahead. Moreover the growing power of the
brown shirts tea party is another indication of our disintegrating political culture. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Wed, 05/12/2010 - 10:25pm
As my screen name suggests, I don't live in Pennsylvania, and would not presume to tell readers how to vote. But I thought I would share my view of it.
First of all, many thanks to all those volunteering for Hoeffel. Even if your candidate does not win, the structures and network you build now will serve you well in the future. That is what so many people fail to understand about long shot campaigns. Dean went down in flames, but the forces put in to play by the Dean campaign remain highly influential. Read below the fold...
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Submitted by DCblogger on Wed, 05/05/2010 - 10:54am
Single-Payer Candidate Wins NC Primary
North Carolina house candidate Marcus Brandon defeated a 30-year incumbent tonight, by 60% to 40%, to become the Democratic nominee in an overwhelmingly Democratic district in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Brandon has pledged to introduce a bill to create single-payer healthcare in North Carolina, and now he'll be able to do it. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 05/04/2010 - 4:05pm
Vote for Peter Schurman in the Democratic primary in the California gubernatorial race.
Our health care system is a mess. The problem is the health insurance companies. They are parasites, sucking up massive sums of money, and giving us paperwork, rate hikes, and denials of coverage in return. Although President Obama's new health care law reins in some of their worst abuses, it also perpetuates the problem, by forcing us to buy their inadequate products, and offering no other option. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Sun, 05/02/2010 - 10:22am