We are up against formidable political opponents. The conservative right and the corporatists — not always the same players — have spent decades rigging the game in every system imaginable in their favor. They’ve gerrymandered our districts, convinced even liberals that taxes are bad and deficits are worse, and they privatize everything not nailed down to funnel tax dollars into their bank accounts. The speak in two-dimensional cartoons while we write dissertations.
Here at Eclectablog and The GOTMFV Show podcast we help you sort through the chaff and find effective ways to message and to have a real and positive political impact in your area and on the national scene. We don’t just criticize our opponents and lament the terrible things they are doing. Instead, we give you actions and help you frame your messages in ways that work.
But to do that, we have to have a firm set of values and one of our strongest values is that people should be compensated for their work. That’s why all of our regular contributors are paid for their essays. We’re one of the only blogs in the country that does that and we do it without annoying ads and popups that detract from our messages on the website. We have tried very hard to build a community of supporters who are there for us so that we can be there for them. And we invite YOU to become part of that essential (and, let’s face it, gorgeous and wickedly smart) progressive community.
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