While Walmart gives thanks for record profits it doesn't give its workers a living wage, health benefits or basic workplace rights. The right-wing gives thanks for America's strength, but won't give our country needed revenue, or give an inch on the top 1% paying its fair share. While the GOP gives thanks that gerrymandering saved its slimmer majority in the House, it isn't giving Obama any latitude to govern or giving Americans the priorities they voted for.
We need leaders who give our economy a jolt, give our country needed resources & give working families a chance. The right-wing gives thanks -- but nothing more, and sometimes giving thanks isn't enough. So we are thankful that the fight continues from brave strikers on picket lines to new progressives in Washington to citizen-led efforts to create a better America.
We give those progressive causes our thanks, our support, our energy & our hope that we'll keep having more to be thankful for. Share your thanking & your thinking with fellow lefties and liberal drinking at your local progressive social club.
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Florida plans a purge of its voter rolls,
disenfranchising many of its own citizens
...because the most secure democracy
is the one where the fewest participate.
Romney's ready to purge our country,
arguing against teachers, police & firefighters
because he'd like Bain-style capitalism to bring
austerity to the many & wealth to a few.
And The Tea Party was ready to purge Jeb Bush
after he said the GOP had moved too far right
...a statement he quickly retracted
as he realized who held the Republican reins.
Meanwhile, the CEO who lost billions?
No purge there -- he keeps his job.
Progressives need a stronger surge
to push back the right-wing urge to purge. Read more
54% (7 votes)
15% (2 votes)
8% (1 vote)
Working Families Party
23% (3 votes)
0% (0 votes)
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 13
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
In December, we announced our partnership with the Candidate Project, an effort to urge progressives to run for office and to help them run better campaigns. Their "2,012 for 2012" campaign is working with MoveOn, Rebuild The Dream, Color of Change, Democracy for America, CREDO and other partners to field a movement of liberals to run for local office all over the country. Read more
Imagine an entire 24-hour cable news network devoted to political causes. Many of their employees are future and former candidates for president, giving them a national platform to reach potential voters. Entire "movements" of political discourse are not only showcased - they're even started on this news channel. Read more
Much to the dismay of many progressives, the public support for President Obama’s Health Care reform has been waning over the past few weeks. However, this should come as absolutely no surprise. Unfortunately, the Democrats have no one to blame but themselves. The Democrats have been attempting to address this issue in a very rational adult manner, and therein lies the problem. On both sides of the political spectrum, very few are capable of discussing issues in an adult-like manner. The Republicans figured this out long ago. Read more
Who knew that Al Franken wasn't the Minnesota Senate candidate who'd get the biggest laughs?
Before Al was the perpetual-nearly-seated-Senator, he was most famous for Saturday Night Live and "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot." So we expected his campaign would be, well, funny.
Turns out Al ran a serious, focused campaign that upset an incumbent and will have placed him in the US Senate, once the shenanigans pass.
Not so funny. Read more