The latest Census Numbers are the 43.6 Million Americans are Living in Poverty, and that over 50 Million now do not have Health Care.
Ed: If we want to keep the progressive agenda alive, we have to maintain our Majorities in the House and the Senate!
He also talks to Ben Jealous about the continue signs of Bigotry and Racism in the Party.
Ben: What I can't understand is why they can't be more outspoken about the racists in their ranks. Why they won't push them out. Look, you can have a party that's based on small government and tax policy, that's great. Let's have that debate, but if you want to let people to stir up the pot and pour gasoline on the flame, that's a problem. I rarely say good things about Glenn Beck, but it was a good move for him to say "Leave your signs at home"
That's true, but then again Glenn is overall a negative influence, particularly on issues of inciting violence - while at the same time claiming the violence will come "From the left".
Ben: We have friends at the ACLU and Tides Foundation who are shaken up as we speak because a man was on his way to shoot up both those locations. He ended up getting caught by the CHP, wearing body armor after a shootout, and they talked to him and asked what he was doing. "Why did you target the Tides Foundation" - Because he'd heard about it on Glenn Beck
Well, I'm not sure he actually said that - he said he wanted to start a "Revolution".
Williams, an anti-government zealot on parole for bank robbery, had hoped to "start a revolution" with the bloodshed at the ACLU and the Tides Foundation in San Francisco, authorities said.
But the fingerprints of his planned attack only lead to one place... Glenn Beck.
According to our searches, since Beck’s show premiered on January 19, 2009, Tides has been mentioned on 31 editions of Fox News programs, 29 of which were editions of Beck’s show (the other two were on Sean Hannity’s program). In most of those references, Beck attacked Tides, often weaving the organization into his conspiracy theories. Two of those Beck mentions occurred during the week before Williams’ shootout.
By contrast, since January 19, 2009, according to our Nexis search, Tides was not mentioned on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, or PBS. Not once. This search is not perfect — Nexis does not include, for example, MSNBC’s daytime coverage. But the contrast with Beck’s coverage is stark.
And just what was it former Florida GOP Chair said again?
“In the year since I issued a prepared statement regarding President Obama speaking to the nation’s school children, I have learned a great deal about the party I so deeply loved and served,” Greer’s Monday statement said. “Unfortunately, I found that many within the GOP have racist views and I apologize to the President for my opposition to his speech last year and my efforts to placate the extremists who dominate our Party today. My children and I look forward to the President’s speech.”
Greer declined to name names, but said, “I had to discipline state members who promoted racists [sic] comments.” “It is not my belief that the Republican Party as a whole or even a majority of Republicans have racist views,” Greer elaborated on Tuesday. “I just believe there are some in the party that don’t think minority outreach should be a priority, that moving in that direction doesn’t help the party because it encourages more minorities to vote,” he explained. Greer added that as chairman, he had “to keep certain segments of the party happy,” and that he worries “there is no place for moderates in the Republican Party” today.
A year ago this guy was sounding just like the rest of them, claiming that Obama was trying to indoctrinate our children into his socialist agenda, but now - that's he's under indictment - he has a different tune.
The problem is that what he's saying ring completely true. The extremist are running the table in the GOP. All the hard-core Birchers and 700 Clubsters have had the fear of God put into them by the Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama and their having one great big freak out session over it. These people aren't new, they've been around forever, they're just getting LOUDER and much more intolerant.
If we sit on our hands in frustration, these wack-o-doddles from Beck to Palin, Sharron (We don't want to Worship our Government) Angle, Rand (I can balance the budget on the head of a pin, later...) Paul, Joe (Shut down the Government) Miller, Christine (Mice with Human Brains) O'Donnell, Carl (Horse Porno) Paladino, Jan (I see Dead-Headless-Torsos) Brewer and Marco (Flip, Flop and Fly) Rubio - either by the ballot or the bullet will have their "Revolution" and begin to systematically destroy the middle-class of this nation.
The way it looks right now most of these nutbags are going to WIN.
As I've said before, That. Can't. Happen.
We need to Act Blue and Contribute.
If we can move the needles enough to win just one of the above races in the House, and one in the Senate (not counting Boxer since she's leading, for the moment) - we keep control of BOTH!
We also need Support and Attend the NAACP Rally on 10/02/10
Oh yeah, and VOTE!