• comment on a post The Failing Upward Trend of the Machine Democrats over 8 years ago

    "And that's ultimately the problem with these 'insiders'; they lose and take progressives with them, and learn nothing."
    But these insider's arn't supporting progressive causes, they are as you point out centrist.  As that is the case how is it they are taking progressives with them?  Wouldn't they be taking centrists with them?  Or are progressives supporting these centrists causes?  If so why?/doesn't that make them not progressive?

    I guess I'm a little confused on the use of the word progressive in this post.

  • comment on a post Upcoming Changes to the Site over 8 years ago
    make it more clear that this site only deals with elections.  Cause that is really all it deals with.
  • comment on a post 10,000,000 Open Thread over 8 years ago
    are they all unique hits?
  • comment on a post Boycott Dominos Pizza and call 800-468-4726 over 8 years ago
    but I've been "boycotting" dominos for about 15 years now.  Not because of their political stances, but more because of their crappy pizza.
  • not if they wan't to appease their base which is currently unhappy with them.  they will need to prevent green party type factions from starting in the GOP.
  • comment on a post The Number Isn't 2,000 over 8 years ago
    the number of contractors and journalists killed was that high.  Thanks for the post!
  • comment on a post Yet More Republican Voter Suppression over 8 years ago
    I strongly disagree with the democratic stance on requiring identification for voting.  I've actually worked for an election commission, and not as just a polling place worker, but as someone in the main office dealing with all aspects of an election.  Under the current system of voter registration and voting procedures in most communities there are SERIOUS security concerns.  It would be EXTREMLY easy for someone, or a group of people, to cast ballots for individuals who don't exist or aren't voting.  The ability to dramatically change the outcome of an election is within the hands of anyone with a bit of knowledge of election law, a few stamps and a copier.  We have a DESPERATE NEED for a unified system of registration, voting, and identification in this country.
    I shutter to think how often voter fraud could be happening.
  • comment on a post 2006 Midterm Convention over 8 years ago
    I seems that points
    • Making the case for our platform... and
    • Show that we're a big tent party...
    are contradictory or at least conflict each other.  How can we (if possible) allow for both.  Or better yet should be allow for both?
    The statements
    Though there may be differences on small issues, the convention should present the platform as part of a larger, comprehensive vision.

    and
    We need to show the American people that we're not a party of strict ideology and loyalty, but rather a broad-based coalition of like-minded progressives interested in making the world a better place.

    conflict each other.  How can we both have a unified vision and still allow for differences of opinion with a broad-base of ideas.  Its a noble goal but practically I think we need to tighten our control on platform issues and have differences play out only on a local level.
  • its called our grassroots campaign... the rupublicans stole the idea from us.
  • on a comment on Dress codes are for racists over 8 years ago
    no it means you sterotype people...  blacks wear this whites wear that, instead of a persons clothing preference being a product of many thing none of them includes the color of their skin.  Skin color is just skin color nothing more so stop making it into something it isn't.
  • on a comment on Dress codes are for racists over 8 years ago
    saying there is a "black style of dress" is the only racist thing i've read in this post.
  • on a comment on Dress codes are for racists over 8 years ago
    what are you talking about?!?!?!  what does that have to do with anything???
  • comment on a post Dress codes are for racists over 8 years ago
    but this blog is stupid.  There is nothing racist about a dress code.  Its applied evenly to all players.
  • comment on a post The Minimum Wage over 8 years ago
    I work for minimum wage (the DC minimum of 6.60) and it's nearly impossible to live on.  No health insurance, two maxed out CCs, student loans, had to get rid of my cell phone, no car....  Luckily I don't have kids or other more 'grown-up' expenses.  I don't understand how anyone with a family is expected to live on this little.  It's gross really.  Raising the minimum wage is an important step to help the working class; however I also think we should put a cap on the CEO type salaries.  A maximum wage so to speak.  Have the wage be some percentage over the average (median wage might be better) income of the employees of the business in question.  Say only allowed to make 200% (just an example, ask the economists for what is appropriate) of the average employee salaries.  Hopefully the extra money would then be spread around to the other employees (the only way to be able to raise CEO pay is to raise the average wage of employees) or to increase product quality (what ever the product may in fact be).  
  • comment on a post Kaine on top with this poll too over 8 years ago
    The new ad playing on mothers fears of pedophiles is gross and the worst form of political campaigning.  I can't support any campaign that plays on the emotional vulnerability of people.  Its a issue that shouldn't be politicized, and his ad of course tacitly implies that Kaine would be soft on child rapists.

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