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  • 99%: Elizabeth Warren Issues Marching Orders at Lily-White Netroots

    08/15/2017 11:07:03 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 16 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 8/15/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    For years, Netroots Nation has been criticized for being a near all-white gathering of progressives; the very progressives that lecture everyone about inclusiveness and racism. While accusing others of tone-deafness, the 2017 Netroots conference continues to do what it does best: stay very liberal, Democrat, and white.
  • Liberal activists look to ballot box rather than impeachment

    08/12/2017 11:15:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 12, 2017 2:56 AM EDT | Bill Barrow
    Liberal activists resisting the presidency of Donald Trump say they’d rather defeat him and other Republicans at the ballot box than see Trump brought down in other ways. Those gathering for the annual Netroots Nation confab this weekend in Georgia say obsessing over subpoenas and clamoring for impeachment distracts from larger policy debates. They believe it also takes away from congressional midterm elections whose outcomes will last beyond Trump. …
  • DNC leader says GOP is 'the party of racism'

    08/12/2017 2:52:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 12, 2017 | Chris Moody
    A top Democratic National Committee leader called the Republican Party "the party of racism" at a conference for liberal activists Friday, pointing to President Donald Trump's positions on immigrants and refugees. "You hear Republicans say, 'We're the party of Lincoln.' He wouldn't recognize these people," said Rep. Keith Ellison, a congressman from Minnesota and Democratic National Committee deputy chairman. "The fact is that the Republican Party today is the party of racism. Now I'm not saying every Republican is a racist, but I'm saying their party does hold that up. ... It is the Republican Party in 2017 that says,...
  • Netroots National Annual Conference freak show--Live CSPAN

    08/11/2017 1:14:03 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 19 replies
    CSPAN live | 8/11/2017 | Me
    Live from Atlanta on CSPAN--the most extreme of the leftist losers are holding a conference. It's an impressive freak show, there may be fifteen people in the audience LMAO. Tune in if you can stand it. Keith X Ellison is the first speaker.
  • Democrats struggle for unity as protesters swarm Netroots convention

    07/18/2016 10:55:41 AM PDT · by LonePalm · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07/17/2016
    Despite Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton, the party faces fears of civil war: ‘It’s important for progressives not to be taken for granted’ Following Bernie Sanders’ departure from the presidential race, some are raising the prospect of civil war within the Democratic party. Photograph: Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock No sooner had the question been posed of where angry young activists would go after the Bernie Sanders campaign than a group of angry young activists provided the answer: to the streets. The surprise walk-out of protesters from a conference of US progressives in St Louis this weekend forced the cancellation of its...
  • Activists temporarily block westbound Highway 40 in downtown St. Louis

    07/17/2016 8:54:39 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 45 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | July 16, 2016 | Jesse Bogan
    ST. LOUIS • Activists supporting the Black Lives Matter movement temporarily blocked westbound traffic on Highway 40 (Interstate 64) downtown Saturday afternoon as part of a protest to raise the issue of racial inequality. Earlier Saturday, several local groups, including the Organization for Black Struggle and the St. Louis chapter of Hands Up United, had organized a rally at the Old Courthouse. The Old Courthouse, a powerful symbol for activists, is the site where the slave Dred Scott sued for his freedom in the landmark legal case that he eventually lost. Slave auctions also were held on the courthouse steps....
  • Martin O'Malley 'like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby' says Trump

    08/21/2015 12:47:58 PM PDT · by dennisw · 31 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 August 2015 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent
    Martin O'Malley apologized to Black Lives Matter protesters 'like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby' says Trump - Democrat's campaign blasts billionaire's insult as 'hate' speech O'Malley 'apologized like a little baby. Llike a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby,' Trump said, 'And that’s the problem with our country' A spokeswoman for O'Malley called the insults 'hate speech' in a statement and said her candidate wouldn't be a part of Trump's 'race to the bottom' Incident occurred during progressives' central gathering, Netroots, in mid-July; O'Malley said, 'Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter' Donald Trump says Democratic presidential candidate...

    08/08/2015 9:51:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    Bernie Sanders was forced to exit the stage of his own rally in Seattle by Black Lives Matter agitators. They would also disrupted Sanders and Martin O'Malley during their appearance at the Netroots Convention in Phoenix last month and cut considerably into their speaking time. SNIP Could Taibbi please tell me exactly how many Republican presidential candidates have been forced off the stage of their own rallies? SNIP
  • Backlash Is Swift After ESPN’s Stephen Smith Lectures Black Protesters About ‘All Lives Matter’

    07/21/2015 4:04:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    RawStory ^ | 21 JUL 2015 | BETHANIA PALMA MARKUS
    ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith diverged from talking about sports on Tuesday and veered into a rant about activists criticizing Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley for saying “all lives matter,” when confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters on Saturday. During the six-minute lecture, Smith, who is African-American said, “Where’s the noise about all black lives matter when black folks are killing black folks? You see, that’s where you lose me… So we mandate that folks say black lives matter,” he yelled. “But we got black folks dying at the hands of black folks.” “There’s nothing wrong with highlighting that all...
  • How Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley Botched #BlackLivesMatter

    07/22/2015 12:53:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Root ^ | 7/21
    Instead of getting frustrated and, in O’Malley’s case, saying “White lives matter,” presidential wannabes O’Malley and Sanders should have been much more politically savvy when they were confronted by #BlackLivesMatter activists at Netroots Nation.Being a politician is a tough job because unless you’re in a dictatorship, of royalty or Dr. Doom, you actually have to deal with dissent, disagreement and protests from the people you rule. Is it fun? Of course not, but just about every elected official in America, right or left, has to deal with it. President Barack Obama got heckled by an undocumented transgender woman in his...
  • The Daily 202: Bernie’s base problems

    07/20/2015 5:50:05 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/20/15 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    PHOENIX—Bernie Sanders is unaccustomed to being heckled by protesters. The self-identified democratic socialist was caught off guard here Saturday when African-American and Latino activists jeered him at Netroots Nation. Sanders’ inability to control the audience – he tried to shut them up and then he tried to yell over them – underscores his broader struggle to expand his appeal and highlights why his summer surge is unlikely to last. The huge crowds Sanders draws are overwhelmingly white, and polling consistently shows that virtually all of his support comes from whites. After Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two contests on...
  • Democrats lose control of presidential event

    07/19/2015 7:43:18 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/19/15 | Chris Moody
    A town hall for liberal activists featuring two Democratic presidential candidates was interrupted by dozens of demonstrators on Saturday who shouted down the contenders and demanded they address criminal justice issues and police brutality. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders planned to attend a public sit-down interview with journalist Jose Antonio Vargas in front of a left-leaning crowd here at the annual Netroots Nation conference, a gathering of progressives, when the tone of the program shifted just a few minutes into the event. O'Malley was answering questions from Vargas on stage when dozens of boisterous conference...
  • Netroots Nation: Where Some Lives Matter and Some Don’t

    07/19/2015 6:21:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-19-2015 | MOTUS
    Netroots Nation convened in Phoenix this weekend and it was such a target rich environment that even the Instapundit couldn’t even up. The incoming Twitter gems from Netroots 2015 were just too prolific for anyone to capture all of the good ones.As always, Netroots was concerned with all things progressive from: Bees (#BeeLivesMatter) to Racism (#BlackLivesMatterWhiteLivesNotSoMuch). Which led Martin O’Mally to apologize for his audacious assertion that “white lives matter” too.  “That was a mistake on my part.”Finally, the congregation settled on Netroot’s main theme this year: white peoples’ failure to talk enough about – what else? – race. Many...
  • Martin O’Malley booed off stage at Netroots Nation after saying “all lives matter”

    07/18/2015 6:06:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The long knives are out at Netroots Nation 2015, but for once they aren’t pointed at the Republicans. The infighting has gotten ugly because the non-Hillary Democrat candidates were apparently not focused intently enough on the #BlackLivesMatter movement. No other topics of discussion seem to be acceptable this year, and the high profile speakers got an earful if they strayed from that script or dared say something more general about the needs of the entire population of the nation. The first, and probably biggest loser of the day was Martin O’Malley, who showed up there and foolishly began talking...
  • Nancy Pelosi’s daughter has a message for ‘fellow white progressives’ at Netroots conference

    07/18/2015 1:55:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies ^ | 07/18/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Looks like Martin O'Malley caused an interesting meltdown at Netroots Nation by saying, "All lives matter." My fellow White Progressives, please understand "all lives matter" is received as erasure not inclusion to #BlackLivesMatter. #NN15TownHall If a #BlackLivesMatter usage manual is written, who better to write the instruction book than the white daughter of a rich, white member of Congress?
  • Exclusive:Sarah Palin Gives Conservative Response To Elizabeth Warren'S Progressive Commandments

    08/07/2014 3:17:11 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 35 replies
    breitart ^ | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a "commonsense conservative" response to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) progressive commandments on her SarahPalinChannel. Long before Warren and Republican Dave Brat, Palin was attacking the bipartisan permanent political class and their embrace of crony capitalism. That is why Palin has always appealed to Reagan Democrats and independents fed up with both parties. After Palin's landmark 2011 speech in Indianola, Iowa, Republicans who enabled the cronyism associated with George W. Bush and the GOP-controlled Senate were forced to slowly combat it. So it is only fitting that after Warren introduced her 11 progressive commandments at...
  • Video: Elizabeth Warren Asked Loaded Question, Runs Away

    07/20/2014 4:05:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 20, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Asked by Capitol City Project’s Joe Schoffstall on Friday whether or not she had a stated position on Israel's recent foray into Gaza, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) couldn't be reached for comment. Instead, she did exactly what she did two years ago at Netroots Nation when facing tough questions from reporters: she ran away. In a sense, one might call this the Gov. Chris Christie approach. That is, if you're a politician, never answer loaded questions about sensitive political issues unless you absolutely have to (although, in fairness, Gov. Christie doesn't always follow his own advice). Nevertheless, better to be...
  • Progressives Rally in Detroit – Demand Free Water, “Where Do You Expect Us to S***??”

    07/21/2014 3:41:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 73 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-19-2014 | Jim Hoft
    A prominent sign at the Detroit water protest..."Where do you expect us to sh**?"Detroit liberals marched to demand free water on Friday. The leftists don’t believe they should have to pay for it. It’s not their responsibility.Hollywood liberal Mark Ruffalo joined the protesters to demand free water as did many attendees from Netroots Nation. Mark Ruffalo is in Detroit fighting water shutoffs. The Avengers actor leading the march downtown.
  • A look inside “progressive comedy” at Netroots Nation 2014

    07/20/2014 7:08:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 20, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This year’s edition of Netroots Nation (the supposed liberal answer to CPAC) kicked off this week, in case you hadn’t heard. (And judging by the massive lack of media coverage, you might not have.) To be honest, I have not idea what was going on at the various panels and speeches, aside from the apparently well received socialist stemwinder from Elizabeth Warren. But there was, it seems, one get together which was a real hoot, whether intentionally or not. It was a seminar called (wait for it) … Only the Jester Speaks the Truth and it was all about the...
  • Progressive’s Law of “Millionaire Denialism” as explained by Kemosabe.

    07/20/2014 6:44:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-20-2014 | MOTUS
    "Those with power fight to make sure every rule tilts in their favor. That's what democracy is up against." —Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren headlines the 2014 NetRoots Conference in Detroit:Right on! Right on! Right on! The most progressive wing (NetRoots) of the most progressive party convened last week in Detroit (where else?) to demand human rights for the victims of the city’s racist and inhumane water shutoffs and to unofficially acknowledge that Elizabeth Warren is Barry’s heir apparent.Lizzie took the opportunity to outline the 11 tenets of progressivism, because 11 is a nice round number: "We believe that Wall...