Former President Bill Clinton rallied Iowa Democrats Saturday with a blistering attack on the Republican leadership in Washington . . . Republicans, who control the White House and Congress, have alienated rank-and-file voters by working for the interests of the wealthy and painting opposing viewpoints as unpatriotic.
oh, now he says something, when it's popular to do so. where the hell was he in 2003, when democrats were called traitors for opposing the war? he was nowhere to be found. for bill to pretend to be brave to speak up now is nothing but opportunism.
Whether consciously or not, when Barack Obama talks with reverence about the crucial roles played by his white mother and grandparents in his life, I can't help but believe that such talk psychologically links him to white Americans in fundamental ways that we have yet to really understand.
i've have been moved by that:
"My mother, whose parents were non-practicing Baptists and Methodists, was probably one of the most spiritual and kindest people I've ever known..."
re the john nichols quote "Edwards was willing to stand up on a number of anti-corporate issues.."
funny, it was john nichols (in 2003) who reported on edwards voting against the interests of small family farmers in favor of big agra conglomerates.
The late Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota, Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota and Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota battled in the last Congress for a national ban on livestock ownership by meatpacking companies. If enacted, it would have prevented the development of monopolies that kill competition and drive small farms out of business. Their initiative failed, with key Democrats, like North Carolina Senator John Edwards, opposing it. As he seeks the presidency, Edwards is now trying to position himself as a champion of rural America, but he has taken hits for being on the wrong side of what Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Dennis Kucinich says should be "a defining issue in this campaign."
another vote of edwards that pissed me off was when he voted to shield big pharma from liability lawsuits. how do you go from suing corporations to protecting them from lawsuits? how is that "anti-corporate."