As Sarah Palin enjoys being able to weather the affects of the financial crisis through shopping sprees that are large enough to be considered economic stimuli in themselves, many women (who still on average only make 79 cents for every 1 dollar their male counterparts earn) are suffering. This issue is not a rant, its not a movement, it is a disparity in our country that still has not been dealt with. People should be rewarded for their work not their gender. Its not just the $150,000 dollar wardrobe, the fact that she bases her foreign policy on being able to see a foreign nation from her window or that she couldn’t name any of the major newspapers that she reads. Instead the biggest problem is that she was selected by the McCain camp in a rushed attempt to secure potential dissenting Democrat women who saw their dreams of President Hillary Clinton vanish after the primary elections. Bad move. They banked on exploiting the female vote without really taking a stance on issues important to women. read more »
(Cross posted on ny13.blogspot.com)
On one of my first entries at the NY13 blog, I responded to a reader's question regarding the SILive forums and I noted how the Harrison campaign does not tell its supporters what to do or say.
When it comes to the McMahon camp, I'm not sure if I can say the same.
Two days ago, a post by a McMahon supporter hinged on hateful rhetoric and brushed aside the recent homicides on the North Shore.
McMahon and his supporters should know better - it's his district, after all.
We must come together as a community and do something about the guns and violence in neighborhoods across the Island.
Watch the video below and look at the faces of the young children who have hopes and dreams for their future. read more »
Frontpaged, and welcome. - Bouldin
Just about a year ago when I began volunteering with a political campaign for the first time, my candidate was considered a long shot at best. That candidate was facing the full weight of an overwhelming political establishment. Opinion makers quickly dismissed the upstart candidate as too young and too inexperienced, noting the primary would be nothing more than a formality or procedural obstacle on the way to the front runner's inevitable coronation .
Of course, that "incumbent" candidate was Hillary Clinton; Barack Obama, my candidate, the one pundits expected to implode into a cloud of inexperience under the crushing weight of the establishment with an audible 'poof', is now our Democratic nominee. There's still a great deal of work to be done before Barack Obama becomes our 44th President, but he's out of the gate with a strong lead, even with the wounds of our the long, contentious primary campaign still slowly mending.
New to politics a year ago, I entered the fray with only a passing familiarity with the candidates various policy proposals. Despite my indifference and apathy at the time, Barack Obama's commitment to good government policies -- specifically campaign finance reform, government transparency and ethics reform -- drew me into the campaign, and eventually into Democratic politics for good. I could go on and on about my admiration for Obama's dedication to these issues, how good-government, campaign finance, and increased transparency are the prerequisites for lasting change, but I imagine there's little need to trumpet Obama in a progressive place like DG (for the record, this post was originally written for a broader audience at dailykos -- I hope I my relative ignorance of state issues compared to the average DG reader doesn't spoil the message).
Well, once again I'm rooting for the reformer-underdog. Still, despite the overwhelming weight of New York's establishment machine bearing down on Paul Newell campaign, I'm more convinced than ever that Obama-style bottom-up Change is precisely what NY state so desperately needs.
What's with Dominic Recchia? Tonight he was supposed to attend a Candidate's Forum at Brooklyn Democrats For Change. This Forum was originally scheduled for March but Mr. Recchia cancelled at the last minute because his daughter was ill.
Tonight, again he was a no show. I don't even know if he gave a reason for not attending but this isn't going to look good on his resume.
Steve Harrison did speak and was warmly received by all members. After he spoke the members were able to ask Steve questions and many of them took full advantage of the opportunity.
Congressional Candidates Steve Harrison and Dominic Recchia will meet for a Forum hosted by Brooklyn Democrats For Change on Thursday, April 3rd. Location will be Knights Of Columbus, 8122 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn at 7:00 PM.
This is a rescheduled meeting from their March meeting when the Forum was originally scheduled. If coming by train the best way is the R train which I think stops at 79th Street and 4th Avenue then you can walk down to 5th Avenue and 2 blocks over to 81st Street.