December 28, 2011
I am delighted that Nebraska's Ben Nelson is not seeking a third term as a "Democrat." A New York Times reporter, Jennifer Steinhauer, inexplicably wrote of Nelson: "The departure of Mr. Nelson, a true Midwestern moderate..."
Wonder where PolitiFox is now? Me too. Nelson signed the Grover Norquist tax pledge, voted for the Iraq invasion, and on and on. Ya think that PolitiFox will put a match to Steinhauer's pants? Nelson, a moderate? If so, what are we?
Incumbents will moan and groan and you will be inundated with requests for money to help maintain the Democratic majority in both houses. Having the majority is important--to incumbents, but not necessarily to us. When Democrats controlled the Legislature in Madison, Tim Cullen, majority leader, spoke to WMC and warned that if they did not start contributing to Democrats their bills would never see light of day. We called and asked if Cullen had lost his mind! But that is why majority status is so important to incumbents: fundraising!
Without Joe Lieberman and Ben Nelson, maybe the Democratic Party could return to the good old days of a progressive Congress.
Ron Paul: A Ryanist and a closet something or other--"racist" comes to mind. Anti-Semite? Buffoon?
Willard Mitt Romney won't release his tax returns to the public. Why not? He wants to run the government. Would he insist on reviewing the tax returns of his running mate? Of course. So why not let us see those returns?
Milwaukee has 46 percent of its children living in poverty. Finland has 5 percent. What is Finland trying to prove? We should demand they stop trying to embarrass us! I have heard enough from those damned Finns.
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Unlike Finland, the capitalist system in the U.S. is run solely by the capitalists, a group inherently too greedy to run their own system, even for their own interests.
-dd | Hudson, Wi. | December 28, 2011
It is long past time for liberals and progressives to realize that there is no HOPE left in the Democratic Party. Look at what they are talking about now. Recycling Kerry to run for Nelson's seat. Another Blue Dog has been!
Wisconsin is no better. Sure, they might boot Walker but what will they run besides another retread failure?
Said it before and will say it again. The biggest disappointment with all the protests in Madison and the revolutionaries of the mouth of the so-called movement of Occupy is that no progressive third party formed to run candidates for legislative seats. The public is ready but apparently the "activist" loudmouths aren't. Pathetic.
-Griebnotz Doerkpfester | (Really Glad) I Escaped, WI. | December 28, 2011
So, why do so many people without jobs or much money side with Republican'ts? I'm not so sure osmosis works in this case. Wealth just doesn't seep into one's life because one is next to it.
-Franz Fripplfrappl | Madison | December 28, 2011
I'm with you Ed on that Finland thing! They need a good helping of 'US democracy' ! Don't they have some oil or something we could invade them over?? I'm sure Rush, O'Really, the Tea Partiers, & the Neo-Cons would be on-board (especially if you promoted it as something Obama was AGAINST!).
-Big Em | Milwaukee, WI | December 28, 2011