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Katrina vanden Heuvel: Progressives on the march to take over Congress
The Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2011 | Katrina vanden Heuvel

Posted on 11/19/2011 10:45:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Progressives are on the move once more. Wisconsin lit the spark, as workers, students, teachers and farmers occupied the state’s capitol in February and launched recall elections that sobered conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his legislative allies. Occupy Wall Street turned that spark into a conflagration that swept the nation. Last week, in Ohio and Maine and even Mississippi, voters overwhelmingly rejected efforts to trample worker rights, constrict the right to vote and roll back women’s rights.

These electoral victories have led pundits to wonder whether Occupy Wall Street will imitate the Tea Party and stand candidates for office. But Occupy is a protest movement — one that has transformed the landscape of politics, by forcing the country to face the reality of entrenched inequality and power and address what should be done about it. It will take others to fill the space that it has opened.

Progressive Majority (PM), the only progressive organization dedicated to the recruitment and support of candidates at the state and local level, is leading the effort to turn that protest into power. It has just launched Run for America, joining with partners such as Moveon.org, US Action, People for the American Way, Rebuild the Dream and the New Organizing Institute in an audacious drive to recruit, train and support 2,012 candidates in 2012 for state, local and national office. In barely two months, PM President Gloria Totten reports that more than 1,000 activists have signed up to run. The energy of Wisconsin and Occupy Wall Street is finding its way into the electoral process.

Progressive Majority’s initiative is a good example of how movements transform politics. Now marking its 10th anniversary, PM has elected hundreds of progressives to office, helping to flip six state legislative bodies — from Washington to Minnesota....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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Two page column.

1 posted on 11/19/2011 10:45:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve been reading this woman for decades, and it seems she writes one of these ‘the workers are revolting’ columns every four months.

Seriously—she has said this same thing over, and over, and over, and over again—”This is it! The Revoltion is at hand!!!!”


2 posted on 11/19/2011 10:48:44 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Progressives = Communists.


3 posted on 11/19/2011 10:49:09 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

socialism is so sexy

4 posted on 11/19/2011 10:50:36 PM PST by Blado (2008: Year Zero of the Zombie Apocalypse.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Perhaps she’s heard that even a blind sow finds an acorn once in awhile.


5 posted on 11/19/2011 10:51:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Soros and Union funded Marxists who want to surrender America to a third world status with no money, food, guns or military. FU, I’ll die first, maggot Commie.


6 posted on 11/19/2011 10:51:56 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Obama brownshirts plan to Occupy Congress and try to force the GOP to pass everything Obama wants. It will cost a ton of money to bus all those people to DC. You know, they are so poor. lol.

Nothing grassroots or 99% about them.


7 posted on 11/19/2011 10:56:59 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WTF is she smoking?


8 posted on 11/19/2011 11:04:16 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: wac3rd

They want the US to be like Democratic Kampuchea. (Khmer Rouge) Remember that the west and the UN recognized the Khmer Rouge LONG LONG after the Killing Fields and genocides were known about. The Khmer Rouge-in-exile held the Cambodian UN seat until all the way to 1993!!

Even after the Vietnamese and “Free” Cambodian forces retook the country the rest of the world refused to surrender the dream of the Khmer Rouge. This was no accident of history.

That is the history that the Obama OWS wants to repeat.


9 posted on 11/19/2011 11:07:25 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

KVH is one of the more loathsome demonic marxists out there. She comes across like she absolutely knows every word out of her mouth is a bald-faced lie and she’s more than cool with it.

That’s probably why they don’t put her on TV very much. Smug, detestable and overtly evil... that’s a toxic mix when you’re trying to con swing voters.


10 posted on 11/19/2011 11:07:49 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Vet, I was a hippy-dippy type just out of high school in the late 60's (I'm redfaced as I type this) living in Dallas. There was an underground newspaper then called Dallas Notes, and I remember a poem written in it about cockroaches (hey it worked for Kafka). It's the only thing I remember from that paper, and of that only the last line;

When man is gone and long forgotten, the cockroach will be chewin' something rotten.

It's been a lot of years, but thinking about what CVH said brought it to mind. I'll bet you know why.

11 posted on 11/19/2011 11:26:30 PM PST by VR-21
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13 posted on 11/20/2011 12:21:23 AM PST by McBuff
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
YIKES!

Are there not ANY "non-bow-wows" among the female gender Libs?

katrina_vanden_heuvel twn

GuiltyGuiltyGuilty

14 posted on 11/20/2011 3:13:35 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is right! Communists ARE on the march.....Obama, the Unions and the OWS are just the tip of the Iceberg!!


15 posted on 11/20/2011 3:27:23 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She always looks constipated.


16 posted on 11/20/2011 3:55:27 AM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Another Manhattan urban snob know-it-all who grew up with a silver spoon. Very depressing.
17 posted on 11/20/2011 5:06:44 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“And the pigs began to walk on their hind legs!”


18 posted on 11/20/2011 5:25:58 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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This communist bitch, like so many others, was born into old money, never had to sweat the small stuff, like working for a living, so she calls for the distribution of Other People's Money.

She went to the elite schools, has always had servants and drivers and body guards, so its easy to be in favor of things like gun control for the peons.

She is one of the most arrogant, obnoxious bitches on the left, and if the revolution that they keep crying for ever comes she will be one of many in a target rich environment.

19 posted on 11/20/2011 5:40:05 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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