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:

Posted By leo read more

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.)

Posted By leo read more

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.

Posted By leo read more
Posted By leo read more

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.

Location: 
Posted By leo read more

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).

Location: 
Posted By leo read more

Lawn Sign of the Week

Oct
03

And the Winner is...

Posted By leo read more

Will the Trib Endorse Obama?

Sep
28

"First Democratic Endorsement in 72 Years!" reads the recommended Diary on Kos. It was about the Stockton Record endorsing a Democrat for President for the first time in 72 years.

The Editorial presents an overview of the two candidates in what has pretty much become public knowledge. On McCain, the paper is pretty damning:

Location: 
Posted By leo read more

Time to Quicken the Pace

Sep
23

obama_bus.png I got a note about buses going to Iowa. It's started! You know things are getting serious when the buses start running. We're in the home stretch of the campaign.

It's not the final heated moments when everyone goes all out but it's the time where we have to pick up the pace, make sure we're doing something at least once a week, if not more often, to make sure Barack Obama and the rest of the Democratic ticket win on November 4.

Location: 
Posted By leo read more

Volunteering for Obama

Sep
06

Camp Obama

Obama for America The Obama Campaign is doing Camp Obama trainings on weekends through the middle of October.

http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/campobamail

Weekend Canvassing

Weekend canvassing has started! The Obama Campaign is taking canvassing trips every weekend to Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa.

Posted By leo read more

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Democrats