Michelle Obama Brings it Home

Because I don’t have cable, I didn’t get to watch this until this morning. It both made me late for work and brought a tear to my eye on numerous occasions.

Dems Push ‘Republican-Tea Party Contract with America’

Rep. Alan Grayson: May God Have Mercy on GOP’s Souls

This is powerful stuff. Also, a very important frame being dropped like a bomb on the House floor. I love it! Read more in the HuffPo coverage.

Also, don’t miss this important comment too:

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) made an argument similar to Grayson’s when he told HuffPost in June he thought the GOP was waging class warfare. “The Social Security Act of 1935 made these entitlements, Social Security and unemployment insurance and welfare,” McDermott said. “The Republicans have been after all three of those programs ever since 1935. They got welfare a few years ago, because that’s poor people. They could jump on them. But unemployment and Social Security is middle-class people — they haven’t been able to get them, but it isn’t because they’re not willing to try.”

Vote Domocratic

YES!

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Bill Maher: Amazing Advice for Dems

Bill Maher tells it like it is. It gets really good at about 4:40.

Democrats’ Rainbows and Unicorns

A clever RNC April Fool’s ad:

Democrats Need Balls

Love it!

via WGB

Dean: “We Gotta Be Tougher”

Dean knows what’s up.

My Thoughts on Massachusetts and the Dems

A friend asked me today what I thought about the Dems and their poor poll numbers in Massachusetts. He also asked how it was possible that one man (theoretically Scott Brown if he gets elected) could hold up health care. Here’s my response:

Indeed, how can one Senator end healthcare reform? But Joe Lieberman basically brought the whole thing to a halt too. And now we don’t have a public option because of Lieberfucker. What’s more, the US population is opposed to healthcare reform for the first time. And why is that? Because now it’s just a shell of reform that gives massive handouts to healthcare companies (via the individual mandate) and does not guarantee protection of the little guy (via a government run program).

Sometimes I hate the Senate and especially the Democrats. Why must the Dems pretend that the threat of a filibuster is the same as actually forcing your opponents to use up their political capital by going through with a filibuster. A real filibuster has political consequences for those invoking the procedure. The Dems witnessed that during the Dark Ages of Bush. But, they’re being too nice by letting the mere threat of a filibuster keep them from moving forward.

As you know, my blog (and my Facebook feed) were all about healthcare for the majority of 2009. It’s the topic I cared most deeply about and knew inside and out. Now we are left with a scrawny piece of legislation that leaves me feeling sad and indifferent. And, I’m guessing that a lot of liberals in our most liberal state (Massachusetts) are feeling the same right now. Thus Martha Coakley might just lose a Senate seat held by Democrats for over a half-century to a Republican. Sigh.

Wake up Democrats! Wake up Obama! We want strength and conviction. We want a Party of leaders who believe in something and are willing to play hardball to make that into a reality.

Jon Stewart on How Fucked Up the Democrats Are

Watch the whole thing. Some of the best stuff is at the end.

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Bill Maher Slams the Dems as “The New Republicans”

The clip everyone is talking about. Tell it like it is, Bill!

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New Dems vs. New GOP: Obama vs. Rush

This is a good summary over at New Majority:

Here’s the duel that Obama and Limbaugh are jointly arranging:

On the one side, the president of the United States: soft-spoken and conciliatory, never angry, always invoking the recession and its victims. This president invokes the language of “responsibility,” and in his own life seems to epitomize that ideal: He is physically honed and disciplined, his worst vice an occasional cigarette. He is at the same time an apparently devoted husband and father. Unsurprisingly, women voters trust and admire him.

And for the leader of the Republicans? A man who is aggressive and bombastic, cutting and sarcastic, who dismisses the concerned citizens in network news focus groups as “losers.” With his private plane and his cigars, his history of drug dependency and his personal bulk, not to mention his tangled marital history, Rush is a walking stereotype of self-indulgence – exactly the image that Barack Obama most wants to affix to our philosophy and our party. And we’re cooperating! Those images of crowds of CPACers cheering Rush’s every rancorous word – we’ll be seeing them rebroadcast for a long time.

Acorn Election Fraud is a Myth

Republicans have been claiming election fraud related to Acorn activities. The Guardian has a great piece on why these claims are a crock. What’s more, the piece covers the true voter fraud and disenfranchisement that aren’t getting covered by the MSM. What’s the Republican’s strategy with all these false claims? Author of the article Brad Friedman puts it this way:

If you can’t win it, steal it. If you can’t steal it, claim the other guy stole it. If you can’t claim the other guy stole it (yet), say they’re about to and then kick up smoke that maybe someone will believe you. (Heckuva job, CNN.)

My Contributions to the Democrats

I just donated money to the following:

Barack Obama
The DNC
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC)

I’m still trying to figure out which is the best organization to donate to, for defeating the Prop 8, the California gay marriage ban. Any suggestions?

I plan on contributing to all five causes each month through November. Even if it’s only $10 each for a particular month, I’m going to contribute something.


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