Message to Progressive Democrats


Republicans have shown us the power of pulling together.  As we go into fiscal discussions and negotiations, Democrats, please pull together with our party leader, Barack Obama.  We can pick internal battles later.

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REPUBLICANS:  STILL NOT READY FOR DIVERSITY

Grover Norquist is now considered “an impediment to good governing”


Originally posted on Under the Mountain Bunker:

Instead of reducing government to a size where we can “drown it in a bathtub,” it appears that Grover’s tax pledge might be circling the drain.

The People spoke — will Republican Party politicians really listen?

Raw Story: Former Bush campaign advisor Matthew Dowd on Sunday slammed anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, blaming his organization for GOP obstruction in Congress. Dowd said on ABC’s This Week that every member of Congress knew — but refused to admit — that the federal deficit could only be lowered by raising tax rates on the wealthy, cutting defense spending and reforming entitlement programs like Medicare. “And they also all know that Grover Norquist is an impediment to good governing,” he added. “The only good thing about Grover Norquist is he’s named after a character from Sesame Street.”

Huffington Post: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) appeared to take a step back from anti-tax champion…

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The high price we all pay for low-wage workers


Originally posted on Under the Mountain Bunker:

The consumer is the true job creatornot the one-percent business owners who hoard their profits instead of fairly compensating their workers.

“The more that we can have a conversation about the employer role, it takes business, it takes government, it takes individuals to sort of create a social contract, a middle class in this country, and employers have simply walked away from that bargain,” and from accountability, said Heather McGee, vice president of policy and outreach of Demos. She claimed one Demos study found that increasing minimum wages at the biggest retailers to $25,000 year would create 130,000 new jobs by putting more money in the pockets of the “real job creators in this country, the low-wage workers who spend every dime that they get.” It would also “lift a million and a half people out of poverty or near poverty” and that if the retailers passed the…

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“The GOP’s Holiday Gift Guide”: Pain For The Poor, Ponies For The Rich


Originally posted on mykeystrokes.com:

Republicans are using the fiscal cliff to extract payback for all the “gifts” President Obama has given to Americans.

Before Americans have even finished digesting their Thanksgiving turkey, the holiday shopping season will have officially begun. But according to Mitt Romney, Christmas came early for those who voted for Barack Obama. The failed Republican presidential nominee and latter-day Scrooge told donors last week that President Obama had won re-election by “giving targeted groups a big gift.” And what generous stocking-stuffers they were! For the young and the poor, health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. For Hispanics, an executive order halting deportation of the children of undocumented immigrants. For women, free contraception for use in all their filthy lady activities. If Malia and Sasha don’t find a pair of baby unicorns under the White House Christmas tree this year, they have a right to feel jealous.

Romney’s comments met with

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“Journalist Destroys Fox News on Fox News”


Published on Nov 26, 2012 by 

National Security Journalist Tom Ricks brought us Fox News’ shortest Benghazi segment ever, after he tore into them on TV for being a “wing of the Republican party.” He was promptly yanked off air…

This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM

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