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Nader and the Democrats

August 29, 2008

From THE REAL NEWS

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GET A SHOVEL

August 27, 2008

Depending on which poll you believe, team McCain has caught up. Why- Obama has abandoned the left, and is fighting for the center. How did that strategy work in 2000? In 04? This just further highlights the pickele that progressives find themselves in. Naomi Klein does a great job describing this.

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WAKE UP AMERICA!

August 27, 2008

A great speech from my former boss, but what, exactly, are the democrats asking us to wake up to? Kucinich outlines the problems we face, and plays the good Democratic Soldier here for Obama, but how will Obama differ from McCain on the issues that matter most? – DT/OI

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Primary Obligations: Why the Democrats Should Fix the Nominating System

August 26, 2008

 

By David Greenberg- originally published @ DISSENT MAGAZINE

SUPPORTERS of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, for all their differences, have in the course of this emotional primary season come to view the Democratic Party’s nominating process as seriously flawed. To be sure, Obama’s enthusiasts would seem to have little reason to complain, while Clinton’s own errors, tactical and strategic, wounded her at least as much as any kinks in the system. Yet, it became apparent this past spring that in such a tight race, with the candidates effectively tied, various procedural injustices that might otherwise be waved off—the length of the season, the (theoretical) king-making power of the superdelegates, the decisive influence of caucuses and open primaries, the effective disfranchisement of two elector-rich swing states—influenced and perhaps altered the race’s outcome. Even if the candidates muster the obligatory shows of unity this summer, at this writing (May) it seems that the party will have to address the procedural pitfalls exposed this year. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Again, Why are you a Democrat in 2008?

August 25, 2008

So, YouTube and the DNC teamed up to ask Why are you a Democrat in 2008? Here is a highlight video of the responses. Mine did not make it-HMMM, I wonder why? It is below. Make sure you take the OBAMA-MCCAIN CHALLENGE NOW.

Okay- my response:

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