Tag: Democrats

Can the GOP win in a hostage situation without vulnerable hostages?

Last December the Republicans in Congress held unemployed Americans hostage in order to secure tax breaks for the nation’s über-wealthy. It was a strategy that worked because Democrats, including President Obama, were unwilling to sacrifice the welfare of our most-vulnerable citizens simply to win a political battle. Once again the country finds the GOP in a hostage-taking situation. In order […]

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A tale of two political parties in Michigan – a study in contrasts

A tale of two political parties in Michigan – a study in contrasts

If you want to get a clear picture of the differences in between the two main political parties, you need look no further than Michigan this week. The differences between the parties could not be clearer … or starker. This week Democrats called for a state constitutional amendment that would guarantee workers the right bargain collectively. Private AND public workers. […]

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Dems finally turning things around with regard to “messaging”

Much has been made about the epic fail of the Democrats with regard to their messaging. On health insurance reform and nearly every other issue you can name, they always get their asses handed to them by the Republicans. The Frank Luntz right-wing messaging factory has been a far superior operation and has been far more successful at framing the […]

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While the left urges civility, the right finds excuses

I have found the national political response to the shootings in Arizona a fascinating study this past week. As I blogged earlier this week , when Democrats held out an olive branch to Republicans last year, asking for a mutual statement urging civility in political discourse, they were firmly rebuffed by RNC leadership. I had expected this recent tragedy to […]

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Dems demoralized and not active? Think again.

Dems demoralized and not active? Think again.

This past weekend, Organizing for America (OFA) groups across the country held training sessions for folks interested in getting/remaining involved as we head into the new year. After a debilitating mid-term election, many folks have argued that Democrats are demoralized, unenthused and disinterested in being involved and active. This is hardly the case. In Michigan alone, we had four of […]

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Hallelujah

Hallelujah

President Obama signs bill to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell into law. Another bigoted policy from another era consigned to the rubbish bin of history. Sitting here in one of the most conservative cities in the state of Michigan, I’m almost weepy. I’m just sayin’…

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Two amazing years – the Do-Something Congress

Mark Murray has an really good piece up at MSNBC called “The Do-Something Congress”. In it, he makes this rather dramatic statement: [L]ost in the poll numbers and the voters’ message in November is this one unmistakable fact: This Congress, which likely will come to a close this week, accomplished more, legislatively, than any other Congress since the 1960s (the […]

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If this is fail, I’ll take another serving please

It’s been quite a lame duck session for Democrats: They got Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repealed. They got unemployment benefits for millions of out of work Americans extended for a year. They got the middle class tax cuts extended for two years. They got a economy-stimulating payroll tax holiday put in place. They got major food safety bill passed. They […]

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Obama gets the Senate to be bipartisan

Last night the Senate voted for cloture on the tax cut deal the Obama administration negotiated with the Republicans. The vote was 83-15. When was the last time the Senate voted as nearly a single voice on anything?! Somehow this will get spun as a horrendous failure for the president I’m sure. I’m guessing the several million people whose unemployment […]

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Most Dems support tax cut deal

Gee, what surprise. Turns out most Democrats think Congress should pass the tax cut deal hammered out by president Obama. So says a report by the Pew Research Center and another by ABC News/Washington Post. Republicans like it about the same or even a bit more. Pew Research says 63% support it. ABC/WasPo says 68%. Most of the major self-described […]

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OFA in action on DADT and DREAM Act

OFA in action on DADT and DREAM Act

This week, across the country, Organizing for America (OFA) held phonebanks for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) and passage of the DREAM Act. Last night, as Community Organizer for OFA, I participated in one in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. It was a huge success so I thought I would share some thoughts with you on where […]

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