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  • 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. pic.twitter.com/HRik6VWxdn
  • 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...
  • The coming progressive schism (Elizabeth Warren, netroots, Hobby Lobby, Hillary and 2016)

    07/19/2014 5:12:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s big trouble in little Progressivetown, folks. That’s trouble with a capital T, which rhymes with We, as in We (meaning Daily KOS) won’t be going to Netroots Nation next year because it’s being held in Arizona. Netroots Nation announced two days ago that Phoenix, Arizona would host its 2015 conference. I wish the conference the best, but it will unfortunately take place without Daily Kos’ attendance or assistance. I made very clear in the wake of Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 that I would not be setting foot in the state, nor spending a dime in it until the...
  • At Detroit Water Rally, Congressman Conyers Tells Water Department To "Keep Your Paws Off The Water"

    07/19/2014 4:11:52 PM PDT · by absentee · 66 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/19/14 | Caleb Howe
    The bankrupt city of Detroit has a water problem. The city is trying to collect over $90 million dollars in unpaid water bills. As part of that effort, thousands of residents have had their service cut off. On Friday, in conjunction with the Netroots Nation conference, a rally and march were held to protest the service interruptions and demand the water be turned back on regardless of any money owed. Congressman John Conyers spoke to the crowd at the march, demanding that corporations pay up what they owe so that residents who owe can have their bills covered.  "We're gonna fight...
  • VIDEO: Run Liz Run (Fauxcahontas Campaign Song)

    07/19/2014 7:50:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 18, 2014 | Ready For Warren
    VIDEO Our campaign to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for President in 2016 is gaining huge momentum. Warren came to Netroots Nation in Detroit and #ReadyForWarren was there to greet her in style alongside thousands of grassroots progressives. Americans of all stripes are calling for a leader who will fight for an America that works for all of us, not only the wealthy and the well-connected. Join us. http://ready4warren.com. Filmed at Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit, MI. Song written and performed by Jessie Murphy & friends. Video produced, directed, and edited by The Self Agency.
  • Netroots Nation Serenades Elizabeth Warren With Campaign Song

    07/19/2014 11:09:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 19, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Daily Kos has come a long way since the days when  they merely rejoiced in being easily bribed at their YearlyKos conventions (now renamed Netroots Nation) by presidential aspirants such as Mark Warner who plied the Kossacks with free sushi and expensive liquor at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas in 2006. Yes, they have moved up in the world to the point where they perceive themselves as king, or rather queen, makers. Not only have they basically endorsed the presidential candidacy of Elizabeth Warren, they have even provided her with a campaign song, Run Liz Run. Oddly enough, even...
  • Could Elizabeth Warren Face Ted Cruz In 2016?

    07/19/2014 10:20:56 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 79 replies
    RedState ^ | July 18th, 2014 at 03:37 PM | Dan McLaughlin
    Should the Democrats nominate Elizabeth Warren for President in 2016, as a draft-Warren movement, some liberal pundits and enthusiasts at this week’s Netroots Nation convention believe? Should Republicans nominate Ted Cruz, who has kept his options open with frequent trips to Iowa and New Hampshire? In some ways, Cruz and Warren are mirror images, and the cases for and against them are surprisingly similar. But there are also some critical differences.Before 2008, the idea of a presidential contest between two first-term Senators in their (by then) fourth year in Washington would have seemed ridiculous; in 1988, Dan Quayle was roundly...
  • Netroots Nation: Attendees Fight For Taxing Wall Street, Demand Detroit Stop Messing w/Water Rights

    07/19/2014 4:32:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 19, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    On the second day at Netroots, which was held in Detroit, Michigan, about 300 attendees at this liberal conference took to the streets to protest the proposed water-shut-offs. The city has begun cracking down on residents who haven’t been paying their water bills; 42,000 have seen their water turned off since July of 2013. The Atlantic reported on July 17 that residents are paying plumbers $30 to turn their water back on illegally. Although, while Netroots participants were there to be the voices for these people, the folks affected are remaining quiet: Residents targeted by the shut-off campaign have been...
  • The First Rule of RootsCamp - Don’t mention Obamacare

    12/14/2013 2:16:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | December 13, 2013 | David Weigel
    It took a little while to realize that Sen. Elizabeth Warren was standing right in front of us. RootsCamp, the annual “unconference” that sequesters thousands of hopeful progressive activists in the Washington Convention Center, kicked off with an hour of punchy, concise speeches. Almost none of the press had arrived in the plenary ballroom when the freshman Massachusetts senator, the one they keep writing will-she-run-for-president tales about, got up for an unscheduled 9-minute address. “I wanted to be with people who get things done!” said Warren. No one had announced her name, and she didn’t give it—none of that was...
  • Pelosi: Snowden in Moscow airport 'he can stay there'

    06/30/2013 6:20:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Pelosi: Snowden in Moscow airport 'he can stay there' By GINGER GIBSON | 6/30/13 8:58 AM EDT House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her criticism of leaker Edward Snowden and suggested he may not have any more substantive information about the surveillance program. “We have to know what is it that he has. And I don't know that he has that much substance,” Pelosi said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “He may know something about the machinery. I don't know that he knows that much about the content. But I think that anybody thought he was a hero to begin...
  • Pelosi booed for saying NSA leaker Snowden violated the law

    06/23/2013 10:21:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/23/2013 | Jennifer Martinez
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was booed onstage Saturday when she said former government contractor Edward Snowden broke the law by leaking classified documents on National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs. Speaking at the NetRoots Nation conference in San Jose, Calif., Pelosi told the audience to reject comparisons between President Barack Obama and his predecessor, President George W. Bush, on their oversight of surveillance programs. The top House Democrat said Obama is poised to reveal "in another few days, a few more proceedings" of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Pelosi received the loudest boos and heckles from the...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-11-12 (NUtroots Nation 2012: The progs are dense in Providence)

    06/11/2012 12:07:24 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 62 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 11, 2012 | KOmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Where have all the progressives gone? You say you haven't seen hide nor hair of them over the past four or five days? You're wondering where they all are? Did they commit mass hara-kiri after the Wipeout in Wisconsin? Have they all moved to France (where they don't wear underpants)? Have they retreated into OMB (Occupy Mom's Basement)? No, the reason you haven't seen the progressives around much lately is this: The progs were dense in Providence. A dense concentration of them, I mean. In Providence, Rhode Island. They were all there for "Netroots Nation 2012," the seventh annual...
  • Netroots Nation Panel Gives Women Having Abortions Standing Ovation

    06/11/2012 10:11:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/11/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A panel at the recent Netroots Nation event, a gathering of liberal and pro-abortion bloggers and activists, is getting not-so-flattering attention for giving a standing ovation to women who had abortions. The panel reportedly focused on the bogus “War on Women” allegations — where conservatives and pro-life advocates are accused of opposing women’s rights because they stand up for de-funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business or conscience rights for religious groups — and it featured Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. Melissa Clouthier, a conservative blogger, attended the panel and reported on how one member urged attendees to applaud women...
  • Sherrod Brown Dodges Obamacare Question At Netroots Nation; Al Gore Deletes Tweet

    06/10/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/10/12 | Dana Loesch
    Yesterday afternoon at Netroots Nation in Providence, RI, I attempted to ask the embattled Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) about his campaign, specifically his record as the deciding vote for Obamacare. Ohio voters passted an amendment to their constitution outlawing the Democrats' health care law by a wide margin in 2011: Ohioans overwhelmingly rejected the healthcare mandate provisions of Obamacare. They did this by handily passing an amendment to the state’s constitution that reads, in part, as follows: No federal, state, or local law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in...
  • Howard Dean likens Mitt Romney, GOP to Ahmadinejad during liberal ‘Netroots’ conference

    06/10/2012 6:37:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Howard Dean likens Mitt Romney, GOP to Ahmadinejad during liberal ‘Netroots’ conference By Josh Peterson - The Daily Caller 10:18 PM 06/09/2012 Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean wasted no time comparing GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the Republican Party in general to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during the progressive Netroots Nation 2012 conference Saturday in Providence, R.I. “When people say that Mitt Romney wants to take us back to the ’50s, they’re not talking about the 1950s, they’re talking about the 1850s with the Know-Nothing Party,” said Dean. The Know-Nothing Party, also called the American Party, was a U.S....
  • Obama tells activists 'change is hard,' in video message to Netroots Nation

    06/10/2012 6:46:54 AM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama taped a surprise video message for activists attending the progressive Netroots Nation conference, telling them that "change is hard, but we've seen it's possible." "Change is also doubling down on clean energy and enacting historic fuel efficiency standards, changing our entire trajectory after decades of inaction," Obama continues. "Change is the fact that for the first time in history you don't have to hide who you love to serve the country," he adds, referencing the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." "At this make or break moment for the middle class, we face our most important fight yet..."
  • Wisconsin shadow hangs over Netroots

    06/10/2012 6:32:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/10/12 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    Wisconsin shadow hangs over NetrootsBy CHARLES MAHTESIAN | 6/10/12 7:08 AM EDT PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Last year, the liberal Netroots unleashed their ire on President Barack Obama for short-shrifting the progressive causes they thought he’d champion in the White House. This year, they had a more pressing matter on their minds: a fear that Republicans, backed by the boatloads of cash that helped Scott Walker win in Wisconsin, could make even more gains up and down the ticket — and perhaps even beat Obama in November. There wasn’t any time or appetite for airing the left’s frustrations with the president....
  • Sarah Palin to rally conservative online army

    06/04/2012 3:02:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | June 4,2012 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    The conservative blogosphere has yet to move past the death of patron saint Andrew Breitbart, but it will get a major jolt this month from an equally provocative hero: Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee has committed to delivering the keynote address at Right Online, the annual gathering of conservative bloggers and online activists organized by the Koch-backed non-profit group Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The June 15-16 conference will be the first time the event is held on a different weekend and in a different city from the liberal online activism conference upon which...
  • Online left is running scared

    06/28/2011 10:08:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 28, 2011 | Erik Telford, Exec. Dir, RightOnline, & Dir. Online Strategy of AFP.
    If I’d told you three years ago that conservatives would be leading the left in the realm of online politics, I would have been laughed out of the room. Now we’re dominating so thoroughly that the left is running scared — literally. One of the key drivers of the left’s online dominance used to be the Netroots Nation Convention, an annual gathering of several thousand left-wing bloggers. Started in 2006, the convention provides attendees with networking opportunities and trains them to more effectively organize and mobilize “progressives” through the Internet. Realizing that conservatives had some catching up to do, and...
  • Update: Netroots Nation coming to RI, bars opposing group

    06/22/2011 5:03:00 AM PDT · by CT Hillbilly · 5 replies
    Paul Grimaldi Email Journal staff and wire reports PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- More than 2,500 progressive political activists will come to Providence in June 2012 to take part in the annual Netroots Nation conference. But the group of progressive bloggers wants no competition for attention when it comes to town. The conference's organizers have taken steps that would keep a conservative group's traditional counter-event at a distance. Raven Brooks, Netroots Nation's executive director, said Tuesday the progressive group has a non-compete clause in its contracts with the Rhode Island Convention Center and two Providence hotels. The conservative group RightOnline has staged...
  • Netroots Nation Wants Counter-Event at a Distance (No compete clause to block RightOnline)

    06/21/2011 8:30:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 5 replies · 1+ views
    AP via The Boston Globe ^ | Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | Erika Niedowski
    Organizers of the liberal Netroots Nation conference to be held in Providence in summer 2012 have taken steps to keep a traditional conservative counter-event at a distance. The conservative conference RightOnline, a project of the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity, has staged its convention in the same city around the same time as Netroots Nation since 2008. Raven Brooks, Netroots Nation's executive director, said Tuesday the group had a noncompete clause in its contracts with the Rhode Island Convention Center and two Providence hotels. "Good luck finding a venue in 2012," he tweeted over the weekend, in reference to RightOnline....
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-20-11 (NUtroots Nation KOmmies not so wild about Barry)

    06/20/2011 10:50:06 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 61 replies · 1+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 20, 2011 | KOmmies and Charles Henrickson
    So the KOmmies of Daily Kos just held their annual NUtroots Nation convention this past weekend. This one was held in Minneapolis. Just think: Five years ago, NUtroots Nation was held in Las Vegas, where potential presidential candidates hosted fancy soirées for the KOmmies, complete with chocolate fountains and impressive ice sculptures. Now this year, the KOmmies are in Minneapolis, they're stuck with Obama, and no one is lining up to buy their votes. How the mighty have fallen! From chocolate fountains to lutefisk. From ice sculptures to ice fishing. And worst of all, from Obamassiah to Bush Lite....
  • Howard Dean" The Future “Does Not Belong to the Tea Party, Over 55, White and Christian” – Video

    06/20/2011 12:11:58 PM PDT · by Justaham · 39 replies
    <p>Here is video of Democrat Howard Dean speaking at the Leftist “Netroots Nation” Conference last week. Dean bashed the Tea Party, people who are “over 55,” “white and Christian,” saying “the future” does not belong to them. Ironically, he accused them of “hate,” referring to them as “religious bigots,” even as he spoke with disdain of all things conservative and Christian.</p>
  • Did Liberals..."Break Up"...With Obama?

    06/18/2011 1:55:32 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-18-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    On a couple of rare occasions liberals (on Twitter mostly) have attacked me for being sexist to implying that all liberals are women, not just the ones with the vaginas... Well..... President Obama took his licks from progressives who are meeting in Minneapolis at the Netroots Nation Convention, the annual gathering of liberal bloggers and other social media activists.The panel that drew one of the biggest crowds at Netroots Nation so far was called "What To Do When The President's Just Not That Into You.""It's like the president's not our boyfriend anymore," Joan McCarter, an editor at the Daily Kos...
  • Netroots kicks off with all eyes on Wisconsin

    06/16/2011 6:50:23 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/16/11 | James Hohmann
    MINNEAPOLIS — To the liberal activists gathered for the annual Netroots Nation conference, Wisconsin is the center of the political universe. Several panels on the first day of the annual progressive gathering focused on what’s happening in neighboring Wisconsin: lessons from the push by Gov. Scott Walker to curtail collective bargaining, the takeaways from the failure to unseat a conservative state Supreme Court justice and the upcoming recall elections. The Republican wave that gave the GOP control of the House and state capitols around the country has galvanized thousands of activists. “Wisconsin is Ground Zero right now,” said Adam Green,...
  • Chief Of Staff Howard Dean Would Fire Up The Left (Oh, yes, please do that!)

    09/27/2010 1:51:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The World According To Roger at Open Salon ^ | September 7, 2010 | Roger Fallihee
    It's been widely reported that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will soon leave to run for mayor of Chicago. The White House is said to be unhappy with the timing of Mayor Daley's announcement that he will not seek reelection, but they should be thrilled. Emanuel's reputation as an iron-fisted dictator has probably, on balance, been helpful to President Obama's agenda, but the progressive left, Obama's natural supporters, have been unhappy with Emanuel's willingness to cut unsavory deals with Republicans who will never support the president. The biggest problem facing Democrats in the 2010 midterms is that their...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-27-10 (Nutroots Nation: KOmmies rock Las Vegas!)

    07/27/2010 5:01:18 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 90 replies · 21+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 27, 2010 | KOmmie Adam B and Charles Henrickson
    The KOmmies of Daily Kos are DUmmies with better press. They may be slightly more upscale--some of them even have jobs--but they are just as Looney Left. Under Head KOmmie Markos Moulitsas, DKos has cultivated the image of the cool, cutting-edge place in the blogosphere for progressive movers and shakers. And for the past few years, they have held a "Yearly Kos" KOmmie KOnvention during the summer. They call it "Netroots Nation," but really it's more like "NUtroots Nation." All the hip, with-it KOmmies assemble at some hotel, and they bring in lots of their favorite nutcase politicians (Reid,...
  • Careful what you wish for, progressives [Nutroots for Palin in straw poll, think she's weak]

    07/27/2010 12:15:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2+ views
    Salon ^ | July 27, 2010 | Ned Resnikoff
    Sarah Palin may be more unpopular than ever before, but if she chooses to run for the Republican nomination in the 2012 presidential race, she can at least count on bipartisan support. In fact, according to a straw poll at this year’s Netroots Nation -- the massive progressive bacchanal held last weekend in Las Vegas -- a substantial plurality of conference attendees wants the half-term Alaskan governor to be President Obama’s general election opponent. It’s not hard to figure out why: Even Obama’s harshest critics on the left almost unanimously favor him against any possible Republican challenger, and Palin’s candidacy...
  • MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Accuses Obama Of ‘Loyalty’ Issues For Not Going On His Show

    07/25/2010 7:15:47 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 41 replies · 2+ views
    Mediaite, LLC/FNC ^ | July 24th, 2010 | Frances Martel
    MSNBC and talk radio host Ed Schultz delivered his address to the progressive congregation of bloggers at the Netroots Nation conference, and he had some strong words for the White House. Alluding to the Shirley Sherrod fiasco, Schultz quipped that the White House “must have a sissy room,” and that despite the fact that he “busted my ass for Obama,” the President visited Special Report with Bret Baier, “in my time slot.”.... But the sharpest attack was about President Obama himself, and it was, specifically, for never agreeing to be on The Ed Show: “I busted my ass for Obama....
  • Reid to Netroots: "We're Going To Have a Public Option"

    07/24/2010 5:05:03 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 60 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7/24/2010 | Philip Klein
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, seeking to console liberal activists who were disappointed by the final version of the national health care law, assured them that there would eventually be a public option. "We're going to have a public option," Reid said. "The only question is when." Reid's general comments reflected the same overall message to progressives that President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered earlier today. It essentially boils down to: We've done a lot of stuff, but we still have a lot of unfinished business, so campaign for us again.
  • Harry Reid Tells Netroots, America “Would be in a Lot More Trouble if We Weren’t Around” – Video

    07/24/2010 4:47:28 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 24, 2010 | Brian
    Oh really, Harry? Here is video of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid telling the Netroots Convention today that America “would be in a lot more trouble if we weren’t around.” He earlier told the gathering of Left-wing radicals that he knew that he “got on their nerves.” He also told them they got on his nerves sometimes. I guess in November we are going to find out if Americans believe we would be in more trouble without Reid and his Leftist allies in Congress, or whether Americans now understand the trouble we are in BECAUSE of them.
  • Papers,Please:Activists demand white bloggers show ID before getting lunch

    07/24/2010 2:05:57 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/24/10 | Chris Moody
    LAS VEGAS, NV — It is well known that you should never stand between a blogger and a free lunch, but at NetRoots Nation, all rules get thrown out the window if you’re doing it for a cause. In a stunt by Los Angeles-based immigration activists, three men wearing homemade Immigration and Customs Enforcement uniforms guarded the door to the lunchroom at the liberal political conference Friday, demanding that all white attendees show their “papers” before entering. “All North European immigrants or people of European background must show ID,” shouted activist Will Coley as he stood in front of the...
  • Obama to Netroots Nation: ‘Let’s Finish What We’ve Started’

    07/24/2010 11:19:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Obama to Netroots Nation: ‘Let’s Finish What We’ve Started’ It wasn’t lost on the 2,100 liberal activists gathered in Las Vegas at Netroots Nation for the annual four-day confab that the only Obama administration official who made the trip this time was Treasury Secretary Ray LaHood—a Republican. But in a surprise video message this morning, President Barack Obama sought to rally his progressive base. “We’re moving America forward and when we’ve come this far we can’t afford to slide backward,” Obama said, “Let’s finish what we’ve started.”
  • Van Jones Goes Back To School

    03/02/2010 5:09:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 330+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 2, 2010 | INVESTMENT BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Academia: The former green jobs czar in the Obama administration and self-avowed communist has landed a job at an Ivy League school, where he'll be teaching your children why America is racist, capitalism is bad, and redistribution of wealth is good. We have often commented on how academia leans far to the left and how nutty professors like the infamous Ward Churchill can find acceptance for their wacky philosophies. So it was not a total surprise last week when Princeton University announced that Van Jones will be teaching environmental policy at the prestigious school. Jones has been appointed a visiting...
  • How Republicans won the Internet [Rightroots vs. Netroots: "Even" Playing Field?]

    01/24/2010 9:51:28 AM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 712+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2010 | Mindy Finn and Patrick Ruffini
    How Republicans won the Internet By Mindy Finn and Patrick Ruffini Sunday, January 24, 2010 Scott Brown's supporters became fans of the candidate on Facebook, where they commented on his status updates and uploaded their own photos. The Republican Senate hopeful took to Twitter, using the #masen hashtag to let his followers know how the race was going. His campaign powered its field operation through targeted online ads and Web-based spreadsheets, and raised $12 million from 157,000 individual donations in the last two weeks of the race. After he won last week, his team live-streamed the election-night party in Boston...
  • FreeRepublic & Rush Limbaugh Meant to Keep Conservatives & Libertarians on the Plantation

    12/27/2009 10:55:42 AM PST · by kristinn · 149 replies · 4,533+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Sunday, December 27, 2009 | LA County Libertarian
    On November 19th, Rush Limbaugh caused a stir when he mentioned PrisonPlanet.com on his radio show and linked to them on his website, touting their article 'With Hurricanes At Thirty Year Low, Gore Turns To Photoshop'. By the end of the day, though, Limbaugh or his handlers had tried to erase all signs of the endorsement, as Paul Joseph Watson pointed out in his article Rush Limbaugh Censors Mention Of Prison Planet From His Own Archives. Watson noted "Any links to the Prison Planet.com story, which were prominently featured all over Limbaugh’s website, have also been deleted and replaced with...
  • Inside the Mind of the Left: a blogger thinks he understands us. . .

    09/11/2009 3:31:32 PM PDT · by Salgak · 26 replies · 1,419+ views
    Wet Machine, a liberal blog ^ | 9/11/09 | Harold Feld
    Popping up on Facebook tonight, was an acquaintance flogging his blog. What was fascinating was what the liberals and netroots seem to think about how we on the Right do business. Consider it, in many ways, a guided tour through a Leftie's mindset. Included is the assumption that the Left can organize via social networks, but apparentely we cannot. As an EXTRA bonus, he even throws up a link to a group of blogs fighting "climate change" It shows me, how much has changed, and how far Blue America has gone from those of us in Red America. And what's...
  • WHY BAM'S TROOPS ARE AWOL

    08/24/2009 4:14:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies · 1,457+ views
    NY POst ^ | August 24, 2009 | Michael Barone
    'I AM a pessimist by nature, which is why I have spent my life as a journalist in stead of trying to be a leader, which requires optimism." So wrote Robert Novak, who died Tuesday, in his 2007 autobiography, "The Prince of Darkness." He surely anticipated the problems now facing President Obama and Democratic congressional leaders, optimists all. Not that Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are the only optimists who have been flummoxed by the obviously spontaneous outpouring of opposition to Democratic health care bills. Among those optimists are almost all of the Washington press corps and a large...
  • Conservatives Take a Page From Left's Online Playbook (paybacks are hell)

    08/19/2009 6:34:24 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 18 replies · 1,182+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 19, 2009 | Jake Sherman
    PITTSBURGH -- A group of Republicans, looking to recoup the party's clout, is borrowing a page from liberal Democrats by beefing up Internet efforts to energize the grass roots. The conservative Americans for Prosperity has further embraced Internet activism to energize its 700,000 members and point them to dozens of town-hall meetings with lawmakers over the past weeks, leaving Democrats on the defensive on a signature issue: overhauling health care. Americans for Prosperity held their conference Right Online here last weekend. It centered on ramping up the use of Facebook, Twitter and other online megaphones to rally conservative opposition to...
  • Video - Rep. Massa: I will vote against the interests of my district

    08/16/2009 11:33:17 AM PDT · by paltz · 62 replies · 3,165+ views
    washingtontimes.com - Water Cooler ^ | 8/16/09 | Kerry Picket
    Representative Eric Massa (D- NY) addressed an intimate group of Net Roots activists during their annual Net Roots Nation gathering in Pittsburgh this weekend. Mr. Massa reiterated his support for a single payer health care bill. He discussed the risks he takes for wanting to support such a measure in his "right wing Republican district." According to Swing State Project, Mr. Massa won his 2008 race by two percentage points. The voting pattern index (PVI) is a Republican +5 seat. The National Republican Congressional Committee has the upstate New York congressman in their sights for 2010 along with 69 other...
  • Clinton Tries to Shore Up Support for Obama Among Liberal Democrats

    08/14/2009 6:08:51 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 5 replies · 645+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08-13-09 | Jake Sherman
    Jake Sherman reports from Pittsburgh on the Netroots convention. It wasn’t as raucous of a reception as some Democrats are getting these days. But one man wanted to make sure former president Bill Clinton heard his gripe. During the opening ceremony for the Netroots Nation convention, a gentleman in the middle of a large convention hall room stood up and scolded Clinton for his don’t ask, don’t tell policy. Clinton clarified his stance, but not without a subtle jab at conservative Republicans staging opposition at health care town halls across the country. “You ought to go to one of those...
  • Former President Clinton To Speak Here at Netroots Convention

    08/10/2009 11:35:44 AM PDT · by khnyny · 3 replies · 369+ views
    Former President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker Thursday at the Netroots Nation convention being held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center this week. Netroots Nation is a group of liberal bloggers who use the Internet and grassroots activism to promote their causes and candidates. In June, the President met with bloggers to discuss a range of topics, from the environment to health care to the role of today's new progressive era. "At a time when we're all working together to make sure we get the change we voted for, President Clinton's message is spot-on. After all, holding...
  • Shannyn Moore: "I am in contact daily with Democratic leadership in Juneau." (War on Sarah)

    07/16/2009 8:15:21 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 27 replies · 1,278+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | July 16, 2009 | Daniel Terrapin
    In a tweet yesterday, Amanda Carpenter alerted us to another example of the close relationship between Democrats and leftwing bloggers intent on destroying Governor Palin: "Anti-Palin blogger cites close ties with "Dem leadership in AK" while angling for a Netroots scholarship." The Anti-Palin blogger is Shannyn Moore, and here's what she wrote: " I am in contact daily with Democratic leadership in Juneau."
  • The Left's Net Feedback Strategy

    01/06/2009 7:50:31 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 14 replies · 511+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 6, 2009 | J. R. Dunn
    We often hear that the Left owns the Net. Like much of what you hear, this is not strictly true. There are no lack of right-of-center websites of all types ranging from personal blogs to influential portals and webzines. (You're reading one of those.) If the total sites of both right and left were comprehensively counted and compared -- probably an impossibility at this point -- the number of sites on our end would likely equal or even surpass those of the left. It would be more accurate to say that the Left uses the Net better. As the late...
  • "The Left owns the Internet"

    11/30/2008 2:51:45 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 53 replies · 1,877+ views
    RedState ^ | November 30, 2008 | bs
    A number of interesting observations have percolated throughout the Interweb in the aftermath of the 2008 election - arguments about the "youth vote", the "center-right versus center-left," pushing aside social conservative issues, etc. But one of the most thought-provoking topics receiving attention is the issue of the presence (or lack thereof) of the Right in the online "Web 2.0" universe. As a technology geek by trade, this topic is near and dear to my heart. Much has been made of the aforementioned "youth vote" in the post-election analysis, and within that discussion are implications that the youth were energized by...
  • Pioneer Behind Grass-Roots Conservative Web Site Gets Ready to Do Battle Again (Free Republic)

    11/19/2008 12:26:59 PM PST · by kristinn · 311 replies · 11,443+ views
    AP via St. Louis Today ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | John Ellis
    A Democrat is poised to take the reins of power in Washington, D.C., and Fresno resident Jim Robinson is feeling a sense of deja vu. It was President Bill Clinton's 1992 election that sparked Robinson's political activism, driving him to create a Web site that made him a grass-roots leader among conservatives before Clinton's term was over. This year, as Barack Obama prepares to sweep into office on another tide of Democratic votes, Robinson and denizens of that Web site, freerepublic.com, are preparing to do battle again. "We'll double and redouble our efforts to fight for what is right," Robinson...
  • Revealed:systematic manipulation of polling

    CALL TO ACTION! "FREEPING FOR JESUS": THE VP DEBATE by Kevinole Oct 02, 2008 at 05:51:27 PM PDT We organized a Freep List for the first Obama vs. McCondescending-Asshole debate. As far as I know, this had never been done before. We did a great job and I learned a lot that I could use in making this and future freep list diaries more effective. I fully expect "Mighty Joe" Biden to crush Sarah "I-Shot-Bullwinkle" Palin like a grape. One thing I will not take for granted, however, is the industriousness of the right-wing spin machine. They will be out...