Thanks for some of the people correcting me up there. I humbly submit also to the list Tammy Baldwin amd Gwen Moore.
However, that still does not alter completely my contention. Russ Feingold, the "white knight" of liberalism, is known for being too fiscally conservative on various issues (whatever happened to Keynes?); also, what about his criticism of the populist John Edwards? Why are so many "liberals" so cool to populism? As well, Patrick Lucey, Bill Proxmire, and Tony Earl, as well as Jim Doyle, are still too middling for me.
As for black conservatives, I voted against one (and an Hispanic conservative as well) for Mayor of Madison a little while back, in favor of a white male. Sorry.
If Wisconsin had a better Democratic party we would not have to put with these people-indeed, Wisconsin used to have socialists as well as Progressives. As it stands, the only reason why Tommy Thompson won 4 times in a row is because the state Democrats are such lackluster, Clinton-style centrists-heck, there are even a lot of "black conservatives" in this state.
I am uneasy with this choice. Will she be too hardline, too hawkish towards Russia and the Middle Eastern peoples? Actually, what these countries want is someone who is confrontational with them, and Obama's successful election threw them into a loop. This somewhat does what they wanted along-after all, she (along with John McCain!) wanted to have the Presidents of the Ukraine and Georgia to get the Nobel Peace Prize. Only time will tell whether or not this was a good step for Obama.
Actually, I think that we need more nationalization. It would provide more economic democracy, better products for the consumer, and a "yardstick" for other businesses in their treatment of employees, consumers, and the public at large. The American tradition is not as hostile to the socialist tradition as is commonly thought; only the constant reiteration makes it so.
Sorry but white people are often as progressive, particularly in economic and fiscal matters, as non-whites. Further, they will be an important part of the electorate for years to come. Finally, the hope of the left is to save all people, not just some of them. Thus, this blog is rather ill-judged.
P.S. The Joe The Plumber was not really a representative of whites at all.
Americans have never been as hostile to socialism as everyone makes them out to be. If the left had not made so many mistakes, or if they had been interested in universal causes instead of "group" issues all the time, we could have had a decent socialist party-maybe not as big as Europe's, but certainly like Canada's.
P.S. There used to be 90% top income tax rates, government-owned businesses in finance, munitions, oil, rubber, and so on, and periodic calls for economic planning. That, however, was in the early 20th century, not the late 20th century when "rights" issues and "cause" politics drove old-style economic radicalism out of the national arena.