Call your reps today. There is a "people's budget" that protects medicare and SS, calls for ending the war, raising taxes on the rich and adding in a public option for health care! Tell them to vote for it. Bold Progressives (.org) and democrats.com (who call themselves Agressive Progressives) have petitions...but I think it's best to call. We can start now to push Dems in a more progressive direction.
posted by Zee : 9:42 AM
I generally sit opposite from joe and many of the people here, but I wanna say THIS is the sort of political grandstanding that affects people.
This is a great, perfectly executed statement. I don't want to accuse the rep of being perfectly manicured, but his face conveys such great emotion that its pretty fantastic.
Good for him, I hate to see divisive lines drawn harder and harder in the sand, but good goddamn this is on point.
posted by Anonymous : 1:46 PM
Good article on the Left's growing desire for a challenger to Obama...and noted is a group already set up to call for that, though they've stopped short of it so far.
Meanwhile, in Iowa, a group known as the Progressive Change Campaign Committee..has started broadcasting an advertisement that shows Mr. Obama, in 2008, promising to reverse the tax cuts for the most affluent Americans. The group isn’t advocating a primary challenge just yet — but then, the choice of Iowa as a market seems intended to send a pretty clear warning to the White House.