These are what we call good signs. Pew has been tracking political attitudes and core values of both parties since 1987. Their latest survey for 2007 is out and it bodes well for progressive types. The biggest thing you’ll see is the incredibly widening gap of those who identify as Dem or leaning Dem. In 2002 it was deadlocked at 43%. Today? 50% to 35% and the Rs are shrinking.
Dig a little deeper and you find some interesting findings:
Increased public support for the social safety net, signs of growing public concern about income inequality, and a diminished […]Full Story... →
“I am getting rather sick of these lifestyle nazis that are using the blunt force of government to crack down on … the eating of crappy food.”
Matt Naugle on Strickland’s Health Insurance Plan
I know Matt doesn’t understand this concept- any more than he understands why we have to wear seat belts. So let me try to explain it in selfish, republican-style language he can understand:
If you crash your car and aren’t wearing your seatbelt- then your beat-up body is transported to the hospital in an ambulance paid for by MY TAX […]Full Story... →
(Guest blogged by Michael Wood of the Shamansky for Congress campaign)
As Plunderbund was unable to make it to the screening this weekend ?An Inconvenient Truth?, he asked me to write about the event.
The Delaware Co. Dems deserve big credit for turning out such a huge crowd. When we came up 15 minutes before the show was to begin, there were already lines of people standing outside in what can only be described as a downpour.
People were standing out in the street waiting to sign up and get literature from the booth.
(Delaware Dems […]Full Story... →
I attended the open house last night for the new Columbus America Votes offices. Pretty nice digs. For those unaware, America Votes is a coalition of a great many organizations on the left side of the dial – issue-oriented, labor groups, and other PACs. Their aim is to coordinate efforst among groups to increase efficiencies and power.
I actually first got involved in politics to my current level due to an America Votes meeting where I realized there were more progressives in Delaware than I first thought.
Scott Nunnery and Karen Gasper welcomed many at the open […]Full Story... →
Audio of the Hackett speech via OH02:
Quick audio update (late because I forgot xmlrpc is still messed up):
Back from the event and I must say it went really well. A ton of people out already (this is February) for a primary in May! We hung out in the room (photos after the break) and snacked, talked, and introduced each other, then moved into an adjoining room – packed like sardines – to see Paul and hear him talk about the campaign and introduce Trish Lanahan from re:organize, who will be the Columbus area field director. […]Full Story... →