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Imagine 200 Occupy Candidates This Year…

Imagine 200 Occupy candidates running for Congress this year –- independent of the Democrats and Republicans. Imagine if these candidates were not careerist politicians, but activists and ordinary people, running as accountable representatives of a real, fighting movement of the 99%. Imagine homeowners who are facing foreclosure running against local sheriffs, and pledging to stop […]

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Why the Democratic Party is in trouble

“There’s no there, there.” The Democratic Party seemingly has few core values it will stand and fight for. Instead we get endless and craven compromise. Worse, the Democratic Party, having abandoned its traditional values, no longer appeals to those who would have supported it in the past. The lack of message from the Democratic Party […]

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Is Obama a wimpy disaster?

While Obama has been a disaster for most of us, he’s been wonderful for the elites and has plenty of backbone when it comes to defending their interests. Marc Cooper The Democratic Party establishment has plenty of backbone. It is strong, not weak. It shows absolutely no fear whatsoever in promising its perpetually yearning constituencies […]

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Democrats having nervous breakdown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS-NQ5UXCPc Mark Halperin in Time Is it hyperbolic to say the Democratic Party is in the midst of a nervous breakdown? I have been covering national politics since 1988, and I don’t remember a situation quite like this. The signs of a crack-up are everywhere. Democrats are understandably — and largely justified in being — […]

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Democratic governor. Democrats are elitist and gutless

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland Democrats suffer from an “intellectual elitism” that prevents them from adopting the type of populist tone to relate to voters, he said. And while President Obama had made a series of monumental legislative advancements — any one of which would have been “historic” in its own right — he fails to […]

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Palace revolt in the Democratic Party

Soros on Obama. “I am used to fighting losing battles, but I don’t like losing without a fight.” Big Democratic donors plan to ignore Obama, fund their own initiatives to fight back. The only real question is whether Obama’s passivity is due to him being in way over his head or because he agrees with […]

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Both parties are complicit in our economic collapse

No, that can’t be, some say. The recession is clearly all the fault of the other political party. They are the evildoers. We are the good guys. Actually, no. When it comes to our economic crisis, which was triggered by the cratering of the subprime market, both parties share much blame. The policies and actions […]

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