Thanks for the news. I'm a regular reader of The Nation and believe they see who the progressive is in this race.
I'm always amazed, tho, that progressives (which I always thought I was) believe that revolution is the first way to get things done. Remember Saul Alinksy's statement that the reformation has to come first. I think that is what Obama can bring us.
when South Dakota pro-choice groups were trying to fight the abortion ban? All Democratic Senators were invited to help. Guess who was the ONLY one who did....Barack Obama. (Helen Halpin, Director of Health Policy at UC Berkley - posted on You Tube.)
If she will mislead women about who is pro-choice and who isn't why would you trust her to represent your "feelings, desires and needs"?
And if all of those people had chosen their words more carefully, would the memo have ever been written?
It's a brilliant campaign move: 1) supporters use divisive language and Obama campaign tries to respond to it = he becomes the one playing the race card; 2) supporters use divisive language and Obama's campaign doesn't try to fight it = he is weak and can never defend himself against what the Republicans would do.
If in you're in with the "fun part" of this contest, you gotta be impressed.
"I really admire Hillary. She showed such grace while her husband was playing with cigars and interns in the Oval Office. During all the years that Bill was having sex outside their marriage, she was always calm and poised in public. The ability to stand by her husband while he was betraying her can be a lesson to all women who have been in the same situation."
Didn't take long to get a replacement for Shaheen.
"Muslim" issue resurfaces for Obama"
"By Jason George and John McCormick
"COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey endorsed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president Sunday but stirred a continuing controversy by noting her chief rival's name is "Barack Hussein Obama" and that Obama had Muslim ancestors.
"It's probably not something that appeals to him, but I like the fact that his name is Barack Hussein Obama, and that his father was a Muslim and that his paternal grandmother is a Muslim," Kerrey, who made a failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination won by Bill Clinton in 1992, told The Washington Post.
"There's a billion people on the planet that are Muslims, and I think that experience is a big deal," Kerrey said after the kickoff of a five-day tour of Iowa by Clinton. "He's got a whale of a lot more intellectual talent than I've got as well."
Wrap it around compliments and it can't possibly be construed as playing to people's prejudices, right?
Thank you, jello. This is a perfect example of one of the many reasons I support Obama.
Saul Alinsky said "...I start from where the world is, as it is, not as I would like it to be. That we accept the world as it is does not in any sense weaken our desire to change it into what we believe it should be--it is necessary to begin where the world is if we are going to change it to what we think it should be." "We will start with the system because there is no other place to start from except political lunacy. It is most important for those of us who want revolutionary change to understand that revolution must be preceded by reformation. To assume that a political revolution can survive without the supporting base of a popular reformation is to ask for the impossible in politics." (Rules for Radicals)