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If Obama loses

Daniel Ellseberg has called on progressives living in swing states to vote for Obama.    Noam Chomsky (also no fan of Obama) has expressed similar sentiments. If I lived in a swing state, I’d probably reluctantly vote for Obama. If Obama loses by, say, 1%, I suppose Democrats will want to blame Jill Stein and Rocky […]

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Corporate Democrats ruin the Democratic brand

I think it is important to distinguish rank and file Democrats from the Corporate Crony Current leaders of the Democratic party.  These leaders have betrayed rank and file Democrats. My view is that the PEOPLE themselves are the Democratic Party. They are already on our side. FDR Democrats are still there. They simply do not […]

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Dana Walker for State Treasurer!

It’s official. We are running a write-in campaign against Jim McIntire for Washington State Treasurer. I have imposed on my friend Dana Walker to accept the role of running against the previously unopposed Jim McIntire for Washington State Treasurer. Here is what Dana had to say about the write-in campaign: Hi, I am Dana Walker […]

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Three failed wars, seven successful wars

Our leaders have undertaken three disastrous, failed wars:  Busy & Cheney’s war in Iraq;  Bush, Cheney & Obama’s war in Afghanistan; and the war on drugs. But there’s one war that regressives (aka conservatives) and so-called “centrist” Democrats are winning: the war on the middle class and the New Deal. The war on women, the […]

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In a breathtaking act of betrayal, Democratic Rep. Deb Eddy endorses Republican Steve Litzow

The other day I got a glossy campaign mailing from State Senator Steve Litzow (Republican, 41st LD).  It says front center: Dear Neighbor, As community leaders and mothers concerned for our children’s futures, we urge you to support re-election of Steve Litzow to the State Senate. His record of independent leadership on education and the […]

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DCCC supporting DINO Blue Dogs who vote with Republicans

Digby reports: “The 17 House Democrats who voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt last week have received more than $1.3 million in financial aid from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee since the start of 2009, a review of campaign finance records shows. That total constitutes roughly one out of every nine […]

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Are the Dems planning a December surprise (grand compromise that'll destroy the New Deal)?

December Surprise? From Rubin to Pelosi, Wall Street & DC Dems Push Post-Election Austerity “On a recent Meet the Press face-off between Democrats and Republicans, a politician claimed we urgently need to cut government spending. He embraced a plan to slash vital government programs and gut retirement security, while actually cutting taxes for the rich. […]