AR-01: Support a REAL Democrat.

 Imagine this.  There are six Democrats running for Congress.  They're all asked if they would support health care reform.  Five say no, one says yes.  They're all asked if they'd support the Employee Free Choice Act.  Five say no, one says yes.  Which one would you want to support?

Let's make it more interesting.  The frontrunner, the guy leading the pack with a majority of people largely undecided, is a Democrat who sits on the board of an anti-gay hate organization and once introduced a bill to bring back public hangings.

How interested are you in stopping that guy?

Let me introduce you to the REAL Democrat in AR-01, state rep. David Cook...

 

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AR-01: Support a REAL Democrat.

 Imagine this.  There are six Democrats running for Congress.  They're all asked if they would support health care reform.  Five say no, one says yes.  They're all asked if they'd support the Employee Free Choice Act.  Five say no, one says yes.  Which one would you want to support?

Let's make it more interesting.  The frontrunner, the guy leading the pack with a majority of people largely undecided, is a Democrat who sits on the board of an anti-gay hate organization and once introduced a bill to bring back public hangings.

How interested are you in stopping that guy?

Let me introduce you to the REAL Democrat in AR-01, state rep. David Cook...

 

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AR-01: Support a REAL Democrat.

 Imagine this.  There are six Democrats running for Congress.  They're all asked if they would support health care reform.  Five say no, one says yes.  They're all asked if they'd support the Employee Free Choice Act.  Five say no, one says yes.  Which one would you want to support?

Let's make it more interesting.  The frontrunner, the guy leading the pack with a majority of people largely undecided, is a Democrat who sits on the board of an anti-gay hate organization and once introduced a bill to bring back public hangings.

How interested are you in stopping that guy?

Let me introduce you to the REAL Democrat in AR-01, state rep. David Cook...

 

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Warning to Democrats Wavering on HCR: Primaries Are Coming

Bumped -- Jonathan

A central tenet of the Democratic Party is that we want every American to have access to quality, affordable health care. Period. There should be no debate about that.

As such, Democrats who are wavering on whether or not to support the most substantial health care reform in decades should expect that Democrats in their district will want to replace them with better Democrats. Period. There should be no surprise about that.

It looks like conservative Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts' 9th Congressional district wants to make himself a test case.

Rebuffing personal pleas from President Obama and Vicki Kennedy, Representative Stephen F. Lynch said yesterday that he will vote against the Democrats’ health care overhaul, contending that it doesn’t put enough pressure on insurance companies to reduce costs.

The move is a shift for the South Boston Democrat, who voted in favor of the original House bill along with the rest of the Massachusetts delegation in November.

Expanding coverage to millions of uninsured Americans and prohibiting pre-existing condition restrictions is progress. The anti-choice, conservative Lynch is obstructing progress. He says the bill doesn't do enough, so he'd rather scuttle health care reform for another generation rather than pass this and attempt to build on it (if, in fact, that's his real contention).

Lynch wants to obstruct reform, wants to obstruct progress, obstruct the Democratic agenda. Fine. A better Democrat is already organizing a potential primary challenge.

Harmony Wu is seriously considering a run to represent the 9th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives. Like many of us, she has become frustrated with Congressman Steve Lynch's lack of commitment to progressive issues, especially health care reform. Please help progressive democrats collect signatures for Harmony Wu's nomination papers this weekend!

http://tinyurl.com/DraftWu

For those of you who don't know her, Harmony is a Needham mother of two who took it upon herself to coordinate Needham for the Obama campaign, and shocked everyone in the state with what she was able to deliver. Since then, she has been an inspired and passionate volunteer political organizer. She has led the charge for health care organizing in Lynch's district, mobilizing hundreds of people to call and visit Lynch's office in support of reform. Out of frustration, she has decided to consider a run against him both to show that there is passionate support for health care reform, and to hopefully remove him from office if he votes No.

This effort has sprung up in just the last twenty-four hours and has already gone from 0 to 60. (HT: Dayen at FDL)

The message: wavering Democrats are on notice. Oppose health care reform, oppose a reform measure central to the heart of the Democratic Party, scuttle health care reform for another generation, and expect to be replaced via primary by a better Democrat. The notice has been issued; and, we'll know on Sunday night how many of you we'll seek to replace.

Are You Ready For A Reformed Nominating Process In 2012?

Monday, Governor Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, announced the 37 member Democratic Change Commission, which will recommend changes to the Democratic Party's rules for the 2012 presidential nominating and delegate selection process. Governor Kaine also announced that he has named Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina and Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri as Co-Chairs of the Change Commission.

"This Commission will focus on reform that improves the presidential nominating process to put voters first and ensure that as many people as possible can participate," said Kaine. "I want to thank all the members of the Commission who have agreed to serve, including Congressman Clyburn and Senator McCaskill who have graciously agreed to serve as co-chairs."

Governor Kaine went on to say that he hopes to work with the Republican National Committee on a common approach that puts voters first.

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