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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • THOUGHTS ON BERNIE SANDERS BEING FORCED AWAY FROM HIS OWN RALLY BY BLACK LIVES MATTER AGITATORS

    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...
  • 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...
  • Can the Left Launch its Own Tea Party? (barf alert)

    12/10/2014 8:05:13 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | December 8, 2014 | BILL SCHER
    Even as they publicly condemn Tea Party Republicans as hostage-taking legislative thugs, the truth is that some Democrats are quietly jealous of them. Think of it: The Tea Party gang gets to intimidate party leaders, threaten legislation, block nominees, shut down the government and default on the debt if they don’t get their way. They cause major trouble. Boy, does that sound good. The extreme right has power, and that’s something the left hasn’t had much of for a long time. But in the aftermath of the party’s disastrous midterm performance, it’s very possible that the Democratic Party leadership will...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren to liberals: I’m fighting back

    07/18/2014 3:09:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | July 18, 2014 | By Lesley Clark, McClatchy
    DETROIT — Sen. Elizabeth Warren wowed a friendly crowd of influential liberal activists Friday in Detroit, pledging to fight against Republicans and the “sleazy lobbyists” she says have rigged the rules in Washington and harmed the middle class. Warren took the stage in a crowded ballroom to calls of “Run, Liz, run” by activists waving “Elizabeth Warren for President” signs and did little to disappoint. Speaking before the nation’s largest gathering of liberal activists, she railed against giant corporations, secret trade deals and Republicans she said were too cozy with big business. Conservatives, she charged, are “guided by an internal...