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The drop in oil prices gives the elites much less money to spend on campaigns. Don't you think.....

Don't you think that levels the playing field for progressive politicians? I mean it hurts the Texas oil Birchers and it also hurts the Silcon Valley Center-right Venture capitalists, with all their investments in Alt-Energy stocks.

Of Coarse the Saudis were most probably after Putin and the Chavistas in Venezuela, not to mention Tesla, and the Tar Sands in Canada, but they may have inadvertently leveled the playing field for economic progressives to win elections. The traditional conservatives who fund the Turd Way Democrats, and the Far Right Elites who bankroll the GOP are hurt by this.
Posted by betterdemsonly | Mon Mar 2, 2015, 08:39 PM (3 replies)

Anyone think this antiWarren freakout might be an indication she is going to run? n/t

Posted by betterdemsonly | Mon Mar 2, 2015, 07:12 PM (45 replies)

If running a neoliberal women is a good way to beat conservatives how come Walker beat Mary Burke

Mary was so conservative she supported prop 10, She was as antilabor as the come yet conservative Wisconsinites still preferred Walker, and she sure didn't impress the labor protesters for obvious reasons. Wisconsin is not in the South so it isn't culturally conservative.
Posted by betterdemsonly | Mon Mar 2, 2015, 06:50 PM (11 replies)

Chicago referendum calling for "ELECTED" School Board wins by over 85%

The fact the referendum happened, was a major defeat for Rahm in and of itself. The fact that the Penny Pritzker appointed school board went down in flames is a major defeat for a turd way, that wants to pretend corporate control is non-political. They make this argument with the school boards and "The Federal Reserve."

Only a fraction of the city’s precincts got to weigh in, but about 85 percent of voters in those 327 precincts favored electing the city’s school board.

The campaign for an elected school board has been going for months and after unsuccessfully getting the measure on the ballot in several wards, supporters went precinct by precinct to get the question on the ballot.

Supporters, like Jitu Brown, said they want to use the results to continue pushing for an elected board, possibly at the state level.

“The question is, 'will there be political will in Springfield to respond to an overwhelming cry from their constituents?’” Brown said Wednesday morning.

In Chicago, city and school officials do not support having an elected board, for one, because they say it would only make public education more political.
Posted by betterdemsonly | Wed Feb 25, 2015, 04:52 AM (9 replies)

Hillary supporters. How come the "disaffected Republican women" didn't elect Grimes, Davis and Nunn?

Many who support Hillary argue that while she may alienate the OWS supporters, she will attract a "big block" of "disaffected Republican women." It seems to me they made the same argument in support of Alison Lundergan Grimes, Michelle Nunn, and Wendy Davis. So the question is, If "neoliberal Democratic women" appeal to a big block of "disaffected Republican women," why didn't any of these "centrist Democratic women" win their general election?.

Could it be you over-estimate how many "disaffected Repubiclan women" there are?
Posted by betterdemsonly | Sat Feb 21, 2015, 10:10 PM (113 replies)
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