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."
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More POSITIVITY and a call to GRAB A MOP, below the fold
Crossposted at The Progressive Electorate.com
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."
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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.
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 Electorate.com, 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 . . .
Peace and love to all . . .
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