Democrats

Stay, Nancy, Stay!

Nov
04

From TPM:

ABC News is reporting that sources close to Nancy Pelosi say that far from resigning from Congress, she's leaning toward staying in Congress and running the position of Minority Leader.

UPDATE: Nancy Pelosi:

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The Daily Pelosi

Mar
21

Blast from the past:

"We will go through the gate. If the gate is closed, we will go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we will pole vault in. If that doesn’t work, we will parachute in. But we are going to get health care reform passed." (1/28/2010)

(As quoted in the NYTimes.)

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Why Liberals Are in a Weaker Position vis-a-vis Blue Dogs on HCR

Mar
19

There's a lot of grumbling about liberals always having to make all the concessions, most recently on health care reform, while the Blue Dogs don't have to make any and still the focus continues to be on them and their needs and not on us and ours. It's not fair.

But let's face it, the group that most wants something -- in this case, us -- is naturally in a weaker position than the group for whom this isn't as much a priority. The Blue Dogs are happy enough to walk away from this. We aren't. That's a huge difference.

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Dem Day Part II

Aug
21

Dem Day itself, that is Wed., Aug 19, consists of two key events: the County Chair breakfast and then the rally later in the day on the Director's Lawn in the State Fair grounds proper.

The first photo is of Gov. Quinn addressing the attendees at the County Chair breakfast. The second photo is Sec. of State Jesse White speaking later on at the rally -- under a tent for fear of rain. Happily the rain seemed more than ready to accommodate Illinois Democrats -- waiting till the event was well over before breaking loose in torrents.

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Dem Day Part I

Aug
21

A couple of pictures of the festivities surrounding Dem Day at the State Fair. In this post, I have two photos from the night before, or in other words, Tuesday, Aug. 18.

The first shot is of Boone's Saloon (RIP). Alas! Despite the change in traditional venues -- and the fact that we're in an off-year, the Sangamon County Dems still drew a pretty good crowd for their annual meet-and-greet fundraiser (sorry, no photos).

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Hope of Humanity: Barack Obama

Jun
03

You've got to be a citizen to vote in this country but interest in the success of Barack Obama goes beyond our own citizens; it goes beyond our own borders and extends to all people of good will throughout the world.

What 8 years of Republican Ascendancy have made us forget is that the vast majority of people on this planet mean us well and want us to succeed. They admire what we've accomplished and are willing even to accept our leadership provided we remember to lead by example.

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Two Quick Thoughts

May
14

Democraticlogo.png The race for the democratic nominee -- in other words, our candidate -- is over.

That's Thought No. 1. Thought No. 2 is so obvious it's almost embarrassing to have to say outloud: Hillary is not the enemy. In fact, she's one of us, she's one of the people who are going to help us take back this country.

For some of the more high-strung bloggers on our side, it's time they took this to heart. It's time to reach out and unite ourselves. It's every hand on deck.

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NPR Features Latte-Drinking "Starbucks Democrats"

Mar
31

National Public Radio

First, this has nothing to do with Hillary and everything to do with loaded metaphors. The announcer on NPR's 'All Things Considered' devoted an entire segment to explaining the difference between Hillary and Obama supporters as one of "Dunkin Donuts vs. Starbucks Democrats".

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Praise the Lord for Rachel Maddow

Mar
07

Because we're not going to let slurs about Dems being less concerned than Republicans about national security go unchallenged ever again: Courtesy of Crooks and Liars

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