Progressive Democrat Newsletter Issue 182
by mole333, Sat Sep 20, 2008 at 06:52:18 AM EDT
Three major financial institutions shipwrecked this week, leading to a meltdown in the markets. Was anyone surprised? Many of us saw this coming months ago. The longer you have failed Republican economic policies, the worse the economy will become. It is that simple. Even Alan Greenspan is saying Bush and McCain are wrong on the economy.
Yep...It's STILL the economy, Stupid. But the Republicans have never been good for the economy in the long run and they have never learned their lesson.
Hurricane Ike hit and ONCE AGAIN the Republicans have failed American citizens in trouble. People were left without help as FEMA screwed up again. Once again Bush and McCain do nothing, NOTHING, while Americans go without food, water, and electricity for days. ONCE AGAIN, the Republicans failed to adequately heed warnings and prepare for a disaster. They failed to learn the lessons of Katrina...or they just plain didn't care.
I am going to continue to push a few ideas from last week. First, I want to urge my readers to take some time and help our friends in North Carolina elect Kay Hagen to the US Senate right from your home. This is the kind of project that won big in 2006. Let's repeat the same success in 2008. Winning North Carolina is important in four ways. There is a close House race (Larry Kissell), a close and ever-tightening Senate race (Kay Hagen), a close governor's race (Bev Perdue), and there is a shot at Obama winning the state. Some effort now could have huge results in November.
Another way you can help is virtual phone banking for Jill Derby for Congress in Nevada:
You call the voter and read the easy-to-follow phone script, record the responses of the voter and click ENTER. The information is automatically recorded in the
campaign's database. If you reach an answering machine or voice mail, you can leave a short message for the voter. Make as many calls as you can and if you finish them all, you can sign up for more.
Questions? Want to organize your friends as a team to call for Jill? Call Derby for Congress Field Director Julie Wedge at 775-770-2008.
Nevada and North Carolina are critical swing states, so both efforts are important.
And once again, I leave you with a button I heard about while getting out the vote in the NYC primary:
Jesus Christ was a Community Organizer
Pontius Pilate was a Governor
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