Should anyone want to be president this badly? Great job here by the DNC with a video response to the ad approved by the person who is supposedly the most electable Republican in the presidential contest.
If you do not think much is at stake this November, check out this Talking Points Memo article by Brian Beutler explaining how the Republicans could destroy the health care reform effort even without repealing it. Somehow Democrats need to figure out how to make sure people understand that a lack of enthusiasm and a [...]
Charles Pierce is right to be outraged after seeing President Obama appoint former Bush 43 Press Secretary Dana Perino to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. As Pierce writes over on Altercation: I know it doesn’t matter much in the great scheme of things, but it is wholly indicative of the ongoing frustration I have with [...]
My friend MS really really really wants me to condemn Howard Dean for going on the Pat Robertson show and misstating the Democratic Party’s position on gay marriage. MS seems to think that if I am going to condemn John McCain for going to Liberty University, then I must stop everything in my life to [...]
Over at the Huffington Post, Bob Burnett recaps a speech given recently by Senator Barack Obama: Barack Obama said that the solution to this problem lies in the American people. It’s time for the electorate to reassert their will, to say they’ve “had enough.” “Enough of broken promises and failed leadership. Enough of can’t do [...]
A Democratic agenda for the House of Representatives, should they retake control in the November elections, is beginning to get some publicity. The Washington Post’s Jonathan Weisman explains: To counter that perception, House Democrats have formulated a plan of action for their first week in control. Their leaders said a Democratic House would quickly vote [...]
I’m in favor of any effort to combat the wrong-headed assumption that progressives do not have any core values. John Halpin and Ruy Teixeira have done a great service with their 18,000-word presentation for the American Prospect’s web site. We need a new strategy of transformation for today’s progressive movement — one based on definition, [...]
Here’s another example showing the urgent need for the Democratic National Committee’s leadership to get its head of out of its collective ass. MyDD’s Jerome Armstrong writes: There’s something wrong when the chairs and executive directors go on and on with their praise toward the internet that’s brought millions into the coffers of the DNC, [...]