Thursday, September 6, 2012

REBLOG “No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people”

I've long held that Elizabeth Warren is the exact kind of public servant we all need.  After her wrangling of TARP as it's oversight board chair, after taking a lot of political heat as the first appointed head of the CFPB, and now as a Senate candidate, I think Ms. Warren has done and will continue to do yeoman service for her fellow Americans.  I just wish she were running in Maryland.

While I didn't watch her speech at the DNC last night - here in the DC area it was only broadcast on PBS which is not a good TV signal at our house - I read it in Salon this morning, and I hope you will too.  Afterall, when was the last time you heard a Democrat, on national television, quoting Scripture?

“No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people”

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

REBLOG: The Five Reasons Why Romney/Ryan Must be Defeated in 2012 – And Why Conservatives Should Hope They Are.

Many of my moderate, Conservative and Republican friends (especially on Facebook) have announced that they are terminating subscriptions to certain people's feeds, mostly because they don't like all the hyper partisan posts and uncivil comments.  I share their concern about civility, but at the same time, I am more worried about what their party of record seems willing to do to get reelected - as if reelection will in and of itself solve all our problems:

Now, as I said, I have been just as likely to vote for Republicans in the past as I have been for Democrats, and just because I am focusing on the GOP doesn’t mean I couldn’t write a piece criticizing some of Obama’s policies. But that is the difference – my critique of Obama would be based on policy. I would be starting with an understanding that we begin with the same fact base, and that facts would be what drove the discussion. I would not be compelled to address fictions, lies and delusions before addressing policy differences. That is the sign of a party that wants to govern, even if I don’t always agree with the ways they want to exercise their governing authority.
Read more here: The Five Reasons Why Romney/Ryan Must be Defeated in 2012 – And Why Conservatives Should Hope They Are.