Because Congress created a Doomsday device that it was unable or unwilling to confront, we're now stuck with the sequester & it's senseless, severe service cuts.
Because conservatives remain in the grip of the dystopian paranoia at the NRA, commonsense gun laws finally introduced
already face a steep uphill climb.
Because Democrats were too timid to stand up to their own Prez over illegal drone strikes, it took the bane of liberals, Rand Paul, to raise the issue through a filibuster.
When a man droning about drones is the most functional, uplifting act in the Capitol, we might as well cheer a filibuster -- because otherwise we're feeling busted.
Lift your spirits, your voices & libations and fill-a-pitcher instead of filibuster at your local progressive social club.
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The fiscal cliff was an artificial problem caused by a Congress punting an issue and settled by Congress punting an issue.
When President Obama caved last time, he swore it would truly be the last time, a resolution he re-resolved this time, which will last until he caves next time.
The Republicans show serious resolve to refuse to seriously solve anything. The Democrats are only resolute in their commitment never to be too resolute.
We're kicking off a new year, but Washington can't kick old habits. We need a New Year's resolution to see this year new real solutions…or hey, we'll say we want a revolution.
Our revolution begins at happy hour so make your resolution to raise a glass at your local progressive social club.
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I haven’t written anything more than an email for a couple days, spent as my writer’s mind is from Campaign 2012. In addition to posting here, I was a regional digital lead for Organizing for America. For many months, I gave my best energy to the cause of reelecting President Obama- and it was worth it. I know all volunteers and staff feel it was worth it following our big electoral win. We are the champions, the victors, the big winners. But what does it all mean, anyway?
What this means is the winning work of the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party continues for four more years.
The first major effort of President Obama’s Administration was the Affordable Care Act, which will be fully realized in 2014. Health care reforms will continue to come online, helping save millions of people’s lives and financial futures. It is an inalienable human right to receive health care, and our nation is closer than ever to achieving full coverage. Read more
According to a report by Phoenix, Arizona’s NBC affiliate, Rep. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) U.S. Senate campaign called Democratic voters telling them to vote in the wrong precinct — in some cases as much as 11 miles away from their actual polling place. After telling the Democratic voters to vote in the wrong place, the calls also encourage the voter to “vote Flake for U.S. Senate.” Watch the report:
I only have time for a quick post today, so let us take note of the happy fact that Obama has now come out squarely in support of gay marriage. In an interview today he said: Read more
Just as apropos would be to ask "where have the Moderate Democrats gone"? And the likely answer would be, back home -- voted out by their constituents, or retired, or retiring soon. "We, the people", are tired of moderation, despite what the media will tell you. The Democrats are forging further left, and the Republicans are being pushed further right . . . by their respective bases back home. The "moderate Republicans" vote Democrat too often, and my guess is that that's the way the Democrats feel about the moderate Democrats. "Moderate" anythings in Congress are now seen as lifelong politicians, simply trying to "go along to get along", and to hold on to a very good job -- and the folks back home are tired of that.
Why are right-wingers winning in the political war they've been waging against everyone else for the past century? They refuse to compromise. Oh sure, they earn the scorn of self-proclaimed "pragmatists", those who made a fetish of "compromising" (today's codeword for craven capitulation, or as we used to call it in decades gone by, selling out). But when you measure it in terms of getting one's political agenda made into normal American policy, the far right has enjoyed tremendous success. Read more
It’s obvious that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is gaining momentum in the Republican nomination race for president. Let’s be clear; Democrats are quite confident that our candidate – incumbent President Barack Obama can beat any of the current candidates in November, but our confidence goes up with a Rick Santorum nomination. Why? Because we well know that Mr. Santorum is far right of the majority of Americans. Read more
1/30/12 With a massive financial advantage and with coordinated attacks
I sat and watched television last night and listened as the Republican candidates put each other down and put President Obama down and I thought to myself “It’s so sad that we’re living through a t Read more
I believe that both Democrats and Liberals, at least the reasonable ones in each party feel that the need to permanently fix our Read more
3. Arizona has had the most female Governors in the United States
2. Arizona has had more Democratic governors that Republican governors, a whopping 73% of all Arizona governors have been Democrats
1. Arizona is the only state to ever elected a woman as governor in back to back elections (Janet Napolitano to current governor Jan Brewer)
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