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by James Andre

  • A House of Representatives Sit-In? Whatever.

    democrat-protest.jpg.size.custom.crop.867x650Today Dems are staging a sit in in the House. Regular readers can probably guess my position on the matter. I don't want to denigrate other people's actions for change, but since the story is being so widely reported and commented on, I feel like I would be remiss in not sharing an opinion.   A sit-in is not legislating.… Read more…  

  • This Is Why Democrats Don’t Win

    murphySo Dems are conducting a filibuster in the Senate. I have to tell you this is another major fail, and exactly why Dems prove so ineffective so often.   We all know that with a Democratic president the Republicans main objective in the Senate is to do nothing. So far from making an impact on Republicans, a Dem filibuster actually… Read more…  

  • Tamron Hall Interview with Nina Turner on the Nevada Dem Convention

    TamronHallYouTubeThis is a fantastic interview. Ms. Hall is one of the best there is. She really gets to the heart of some of the issues with the Sanders campaign. Turner is clearly a very competent surrogate and she holds her ground very well, but in my opinion her entire premise in this discussion is flawed. Turner's position, and seemingly that… Read more…  

  • Dear Berners: There’s No Getting Around Process

    web_3  One thing that has really been bothering me during the Democratic primary and about Bernie Sanders specifically is the severity of his ignorance and detachment from reality. Bear with me - I honestly believe that is an objective assessment, not an insult. At the root of it is a complete ignorance of process and any understanding of how to… Read more…  


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Progressivism is not an ideology at all, but an attitude towards the world of politics that is far less black-and-white than conservatism or liberalism, breaking free from the false and divisive dichotomy of liberal vs. conservative that has dominated American politics for too long.

Progressives aren't simply liberals; progressives see the world for what it is, accept it as ever-changing and dynamic, and choose the best course of action in line with decidedly American values.

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DNC Pushes Obama Jobs Plan in Video Ads

 

 

The Democratic National Committee is pushing Barack Obamas jobs plan with eye-catching online video ads, as the Obama campaign targets marriage equality voters on Facebook. Both efforts display the reelection campaigns use of issue-themed ads online to build their supporter lists.Expandable ads spotted on LATimes.com yesterday from the DNC lead to a website supporting President Obamas job-creation plan, AmericanJobsAct.com. The ads include a video featuring an edited version of the speech he gave before Congress about the proposal earlier this month. They also list several bullet points that Democrats claim will result from the plan including “$1,500 more in your paycheck,” “creating jobs fixing roads and bridges,” and “keeping good teachers in classrooms.”

via DNC Pushes Obama Jobs Plan in Video Ads | ClickZ.

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