MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

March 29, 2011

Why Aren’t We Surprised By Fox Any More?

Filed under: elections — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:50 pm

The Vice President and Washington Managing Editor of Fox News told an audience that he made up the story of Obama’s socialist beliefs during the 2008 election and caused it to be a steady drumbeat on Fox “news” coverage.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20048382-503544.html

March 18, 2011

Send Obama Some Shoes

Filed under: economics, elections — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:37 am

Back in the good old days, when Obama was running for President, he said that if anyone tried to infringe workers’ rights when he was in office, he’d put on his comfortable shoes and join the picket line.  Right.  Our friend, Walter Brasch, asks why the President isn’t in Madison.  And where’s Reid, Pelosi, and Biden?  Read Dr. Brasch here.

http://www.mailermailer.com/x?function=view&c=132128939w-d6f473de%2a808008w-77aebb23

January 15, 2011

Petraeus For President!

Filed under: American Empire, elections — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 9:45 am

Here’s a little something David Swanson cooked up.

http://warisacrime.org/asskissinglittlechickenshit

January 2, 2011

How Does Paul Krugman See The Future?

Filed under: elections — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:09 am

Paul Krugman wrote this for the current New York Review of Books.  It’s about the grim two years ahead for Obama and Democrats unless the party distances itself from its alleged leader.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/jan/13/where-do-we-go-here/

December 14, 2010

Welcome To The Reservation

Filed under: elections, New Priorities — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 11:56 am

It’s a good idea to keep a sharp eye on your enemies.  Dana Millbank of the Washington Post seems to be suggesting that Crazy Horse’s fate may be shared by liberals.  Bruce Gagnon is a leader of the New Priorities Network in Maine.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/THE-WARNING-HAS-BEEN-GIVEN-by-Bruce-K-Gagnon-101213-425.html

December 7, 2010

Let’s Take Back The Democratic Party

Filed under: elections — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 8:00 am

Last month’s election was a disaster for the Blue Dogs and a golden opportunity for progressives to reassert their role in the Democratic party.  This article suggests that that is far more intelligent than breaking off into a third party.  Paste the link to your browser.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Democrats-and-Progressives-by-Don-Smith-101202-740.html

December 3, 2010

Obama’s Moral Collapse?

Filed under: elections — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:29 am

Our favorite economist says President Obama, who should have come out fighting to protect the unemployed, the START treaty, and Social Security, instead froze federal wages – a bargaining chip given over to his adversaries with no response.  Has he lost his rudder?  Must Congressional Democrats provide their own leadership?  What does this forfend for 2012 Presidential primaries?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/03/opinion/03krugman.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

November 12, 2010

Good Night, Tea Party!

Filed under: elections — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 10:46 am

This is from the San Francisco Chronicle.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/11/10/notes111010.DTL

November 6, 2010

Progressives Were The Real Winners

Filed under: elections — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:03 am

Randy Shannon (PDA – PA04) writes about the many successes of progressives in Tuesday’s election and lists the winners.  It’s pretty clear that most voters wanted real progressive Democrats and not Blue Dogs.

http://beavercountyblue.org/2010/11/04/medicare-for-all-co-sponsors-returned-to-congress-by-big-margins/

November 5, 2010

Obama: Get Tough!

Filed under: economics, elections — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:22 am

There are plenty of things Obama can do in the next two years to advance the progressive agenda and get this country going again, and they don’t need congressional help or votes or blessings.  The first thing to do is clean house.  Get rid of people like Tim Geithner who are more concerned with Wall Street than Main Street.  Then use the regulatory powers you already have.  Enforce the new rules for banks.  Make sure the new health law gets going to help sick people. Crack down on oil and coal companies that are wrecking our environment.  Get all the old government agencies ticking again – FEC, FTC, FCC, ICC, EPA .  Be the Commander-in-chief who gets our troops and our treasure out of Iraq and Afghanistan and a thousand bases around the world.  In other words, act more  like the head of the executive branch and less like a prime minister.  Yes you can.

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