Skip to main content

   As part of my TOTAL META BOYCOTT and my commitment to write POSITIVE diaries about elections from now until Nov 2nd, I am thrilled to bring you this GOOD NEWS on the PA-Sen race.

Even better, our ActBlue page at The Progressive Electorate just beat our goal of $30,000 raised two months early, and before we set a new goal I'd like to pile on in support of Pennsylvania Democrat Joe Sestak for Senate!

Remember when Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) said this?

    "I think we will look back in 10 years’ time and say we should not have done this but we did because we forgot the lessons of the past, and that that which is true in the 1930s is true in 2010," Dorgan said then. "We have now decided in the name of modernization to forget the lessons of the past, of safety and of soundness."

Bold text added by the diarist


   More POSITIVITY and a call to GRAB A MOP, below the fold

Crossposted at The Progressive

   Well, Dorgan stumped for Sestak recently, and didn't pull his punches.

   Now, Byron Dorgan (D-ND) is one of my heroes in the Senate, and I am sad to see him retire this year, but I am glad he is going out with a bang. I recently read two of his books Reckless!: How Debt, Deregulation, and Dark Money Nearly Bankrupted America (And How We Can Fix It!) and Take This Job and Ship It: How Corporate Greed and Brain-Dead Politics Are Selling Out America. In either book, Republican Senate candidate Pat Toomey (ClubForGrowth-PA) would make a great example of what is wrong with recklessly selling out America to Corporate interests.

    Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak campaigned Thursday with one of the country’s leading opponents of financial deregulation, as he continued to make the argument that Republican rival Pat Toomey personifies the policies that helped lead to the financial crisis.

    Sestak was joined in Philadelphia by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND). Dorgan, who is not seeking reelection, warned against the 1999 legislative push to repeal financial restrictions first enacted during the Great Depression. That Glass-Stegall legislation passed with wide bipartisan support, and economists are divided over whether it contributed to the Wall Street meltdown. But Sestak has made Toomey’s support for the bill and other deregulatory measures a cornerstone of his campaign.

    "Mr. Toomey is one of those folks who helped create the wreck," Dorgan said Thursday. "Supports the policies that led to this dramatic problem we face in the country. Millions of people losing their jobs, losing their homes, and losing hope. Joe Sestak is exactly the opposite in terms of his mindset and how he believes we ought to proceed. And it seems to me the people of Pennsylvania have a very significant choice."

text added by the diarist

   As president of the Club For Growth (of the income inequality gap), Pat Toomey would be a total sellout to Wall St. I think Byron Dorgan's endorsement of Joe Sestak highlights perfectly what a fighter for main street America Joe Sestak would be as a Senator, as well as what a disaster it would be for main street if Pat Toomey becomes Pennsylvania's next Senator.

   And that is why I am strongly encouraging you to take a moment and follow the links below on this late friday afternoon. If you want a Senate that looks out for main street instead of catering to Wall St, you should help GRAB A MOP and support Joe Sestak for Senate.

   You can check out Joe Sestak's Senate campaign website to find out how to volunteer to GOTV

   You can follow Joe Sestak on Twitter and Facebook

   And, if you are able to, make a small donation to our ActBlue page for Joe Sestak

   We just passed our goal of raising $30k for progressive candidates two months early at The Progressive, but we can still do MORE and BETTER, both as activists, and as a movement.

So let's grab a mop and stand with Byron Dorgan behind Joe Sestak for Senate! Help fight for main street against Pat Toomey and his Wall St friends, and don't wait! Remember, "we are the ones we've been waiting for"

Because the choice couldn't be clearer . . .

Image Hosting by

Peace and love to all . . .

You can follow me on Twitter @JesseLaGreca

Originally posted to MinistryOfTruth on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 02:29 PM PDT.


Which side are you on?

90%88 votes
6%6 votes
3%3 votes

| 97 votes | Vote | Results

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site