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The former governor of Florida, then Republican Charlie Crist just released a book, the title of which says it all: The Party's Over--How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat.
Consider the extreme right that controls the Tennessee legislature and the Tennessee Congressional delegation.
Added by Richard Conover on February 24, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments
Democrats would be well served to remember that "all politics is local" in this mid-term election year.
Added by Andrea Robinson on February 22, 2014 at 10:12am — No Comments
"Democrats need to tap what scares their base most: fear of an unrestrained GOP."
Added by Andrea Robinson on February 21, 2014 at 5:19pm — No Comments
Did you know that 26,652 Tennesseans have lost $38,132,859 in unemployment insurance as of February 17, 2014, and the total for all states exceeds 3.3 BILLION dollars? What are we going to do about this and when will we start?
Added by Andrea Robinson on February 18, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments
From The Washington Post with Bloomberg
By Lydia B. DePillis, Published: February 15
Regarding the VW plant no vote on the UAW:
". . .The biggest fallout of the loss, however, isn’t for the workers who already have jobs at the German-owned plants. Rather, it’s the ones who work at places such as the Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tenn., which has gradually been replacing its full-time positions with temporary jobs that pay much less and grant no sense of stability. The UAW lost a…
Added by Andrea Robinson on February 17, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments
Rep. Black (TN-06) misrepresented the debt limit to her constituents--again--just as she did last year. After the vote on the debt limit in the House of Representatives yesterday Ms. Black issued a statement which reads in part, "...Without needed reforms to address the drivers of our debt and deficits, the bill before the House tonight simply gives President Obama a blank check to continue borrowing against our children and grandchildren’s future.”
The US Treasury Department’s…Continue
Added by Andrea Robinson on February 12, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments
I was raised in a staunchly conservative Republican home. The only national news channel I really watched was Fox News, and the only political viewpoints I ever considered were Republican ones. As a young undergraduate, I was very active in the grassroots campaign for Mike Huckabee's GOP presidential primary run. I had only ever voted Republican.
But, all that changed when I realized that the Republican Party was not really the party that represented my views and values. I…
Added by Joseph Kyle Roberts on February 4, 2014 at 4:29pm — No Comments
We have lost Pete Seeger, a voice for the working class and the oppressed, but his music lives on and we can learn much from his lyrics. Whether asking "Which Side Are You On" or reminding us that "We Shall Overcome" or asking us to recognize "My Rainbow World", Pete used his music to speak out for fairness and equality, truly Democratic principles.
The President captured the essence of Pete Seeger in this tribute today.
"...Pete Seeger believed deeply in the power of song. But…Continue
Added by Andrea Robinson on January 28, 2014 at 2:19pm — No Comments
Let these senators know how you feel about their vote against extending unemployment benefits.
The above-titled blog written by Frank Schaeffer posted on patheos.com on December 14, 2013 is such an intensely compelling description of the attacks on President Obama ever since he was elected. It is unfortunate that so few Democrats publically express similar defenses of Mr. Obama's situation.
Mr. Schaeffer zeroed in on many of my own feelings and observations, such as, "...I'm amazed he’s gotten anything done, but he has, even while the lynch mob gathers again and again to…Continue
Added by Andrea Robinson on January 2, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments
In life, you realize that there are people who care deeply about one another, and there are those who are in it for their own gain. I am a Democrat because I care deeply about my fellow citizens, and that's something I believe in wholeheartedly. I grew up in a Republican household where I was taught that a Democrat was a person who was against every American…Continue
Added by Phillip Murphy on November 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Before I get started, I wish to share this, I am a Independent and along with my friends we helped bring Obama into Office. Our little band of 1200 now stands against Obama as well as Republicans in Office with one goal in mind, to vote out all and just start over...
For all so long I entered web site and protected President Obama, as well as Bush, I will never trust in this Government Again....
You know I have posted many things to day, and it all stands on one thing,…Continue
Added by Hank Jordan on November 23, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
What a surprise it was to me to learn that US Congressional District 6 Representative, Diane Black, is not aware of how our government works. When I read Ms. Black’s statement after the House of Representatives voted to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit I was appalled to read her words, “…Unfortunately, the bill that came before the House tonight would give the President a blank check to continue Washington’s reckless spending….”
The President does not…Continue
Added by Andrea Robinson on October 20, 2013 at 9:49pm — No Comments
I live in the Sixth Congressional District represented by Diane Black--a strong advocate for the Tea Party agenda. To say I am stuck is an understatement but then, when considering that of the approximately 690,000 residents of this district that she is supposed to represent, she seems focused on only representing the 184,000 who voted for her in 2012. Sorry, CongressWOMAN Black, you were elected to represent all the people in your district.
I read this morning that…Continue
I have a question for my fellow democrats in Tennessee. . . Should Obama attack Syria?
If there is one subject matter I am compelled to write about it would be faith. And not just faith like in a song or a love between two people. Rather faith like in a life style and a relationship with Jesus Christ. I have many times over wondered how people who do not believe in Jesus Christ survive the challenges of medical issues, death, and any different number of crisis events one can experience throughout life. As a Christian the three aspects of my relationship…Continue
Added by Tim H Mills on August 9, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Watching the three ring circus that is the United States House of Representatives these past few years, it would seem that they've claimed the suffer-RING for the rest of the country. Even notable Republicans like Governor Christie are wise enough to see them for what they are and call them out as "the crazies." Until there is another William Buckley who shooed the extremists and John Birchers (the original tea partiers who called Dwight Eisenhower a Communist) out of the GOP, it will…Continue
Added by Richard Conover on August 2, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments