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|Alan Grayson's 4th of July Message To Blue America
Blue America has had a long relationship with Alan Grayson, going back to his very first campaign when all the insiders said he had no chance to win the primary and then, after he won it, no ...
|Scripted Candidate’s Unscripted Train Wreck-- Must WATCH Video
Toledo Mayoral Candidate and current Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez works hard to come across as well spoken and educated about her community. She works so hard that she has to have her campaign ...
|Toi Hutchinson, The Progressive In IL-02||downwithtyranny||01/22/2013||13||6||1||-|
|Who likes songs?||downwithtyranny||09/12/2012||5||5||-||88|
|Eric Clapton, B.B. King And... Patsy Keever
Get in the mood with this Eric Clapton/B.B. King duet, "Help the Poor" from Riding With the King 'cause this is going to take some 'spainin' and I don't have Bill Clinton around to do it. Or just ...
|Norman Solomon Endorsed Lee Rogers Today-- Here's Why||downwithtyranny||09/06/2012||2||10||-||54|
|Austerity Vs Prosperity
Normally on Tuesdays we introduce a new Blue America candidate. But this week we're concentrating on the responses our candidates have to Austerity. In short, the response is... Prosperity. Like I ...
|Meet Jim Graves, The Democrat Taking On Bachmann
With Bachmann's latest attention seeking stunt and lurch towards pure McCarthyism, people are asking who Jim Graves is, the Democratic nominee for MN-06, the district just north and west of the ...
|Tom Reed Has Refused To Disassociate Himself From The Vicious Racism Of His Top Supporters
Do you think racism is only something you find in rural parts of Georgia and Texas? Think again. WYSL (1040 AM) is in the Rochester, NY area and owned by Bob Savage and Judith Day. They run a Hate ...
|Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons... What People On Our Side Listen To In Wisconsin||downwithtyranny||06/02/2012||4||12||1||68|
|Me and Madonna
I bet you remember this:
|In Albuquerque There's Just One Progressive Democrat We Can Count On To Fight For The 99%
In the race for Congress in New Mexico’s open blue First CD, only one candidate stands out as a true progressive fighter for the 99%: Eric Griego. That's why he was one of the first candidates ...
|Today's Blue America Guest: Rep. Tammy Baldwin||downwithtyranny||02/21/2012||2||11||-||26|
|Blue America Welcomes Back An Old Friend: Darcy Burner
At 11am PT today, Darcy will be over ...
|Pennsylvania Has A Candidate From The Democratic Wing Of The Democratic Party-- Meet Matt Cartwright
In the 2010 cycle Blue America backed Sheila Dow-Ford against reactionary Pennsylvania Blue Dog ...
|Ed Potosnak Wants YOU To Pick A Pro-Environment Candidate He Should Give His Money To
As you may have read by now, New Jersey progressive candidate Ed Potosnak withdrew his challenge to Leonard Lance yesterday to take a job as the executive director of the New Jersey League of ...
|Blue America Welcomes Back Our Old Friend Ann Kuster
Ann Kuster is running in New Hampshire and her campaign is financed by actual people, not Romney people, not corporate special interests looking for government handouts,
|Fred Upton Has To Decide-- Is He More Incompetent Or More Corrupt?
For all I can I can tell, economist and author David Korten may have never heard of Michigan plutocrat Fred Upton. I haven't noticed that he's mentioned Upton in his newest book,
|Guest Post From Franke Wilmer (D-MT)||downwithtyranny||11/26/2011||3||5||-||32|
|Today We're Thankful For... Alan Grayson||downwithtyranny||11/24/2011||4||11||-||54|
|Chris Donovan Is Doing In Connecticut What We Need Congress To Do In DC
The last paragraph of this post has an opportunity to win a rare, fully autographed Van Halen poster. But first, the important part: As Congress (more on them below) remains stuck in neutral on a ...
|Do You Think Nancy Pelosi Will Help Dave Lutrin Win A House Seat In Florida?||downwithtyranny||10/29/2011||4||4||-||49|
|Sneak Attack In Iowa
Our friends in Iowa need help-- and they need it badly. Progressive Kick sounded the alarm today: The Republicans have mounted a ...
|SpongeBob SquarePants Contest||downwithtyranny||09/26/2011||2||-||-||57|
|John Waltz At Blue America Today
You know what I love for Blue America? When we find a perfect candidate and he or she is running against a perfect villain. Michigan's 6th district offers us just that combination this cycle ...
|Ilya Sheyman For Illinois-- A Green Day Signed Guitar For You?
Looking for the silver lining in the passage of the Boehner debt ceiling ...
|Blue America Welcomes Wisconsin Heroes Sandy Pasch & Chris Larson
You'd have to be living under a rock not to know there's a battle in ...
|Krugman Reiterates: Ryan Is A Flimflam Man
Yes, this morning Krugman brought back his classic description of Ryan from August, 2010: The Flimflam Man . Back then he was ...
|So What's Wrong With Ed Case? Is He Really Worse Than Joe Lieberman? ...Tom DeLay?
Thursday, when Hawaii's stellar progressive congresswoman, Mazie Hirono, announced her intention to run for the seat being vacated by her friend and ally Daniel Akaka, we dashed ...
|Blue America Endorses Ed Potosnak for 2012
This afternoon at 2pm (ET) Blue America is hosting a live chat with New Jersey Democratic congressional candidate Ed Potosnak at Crooks and Liars. If you're not raptured by then, please join us for ...
|Meet Jeff Gardner (D-NJ)
Perhaps you've picked up on some commotion in the zeitgeist over a guy named Jeff Gardner running in a primary in New Jersey against the state Senate Majority Whip. Wondering what all the fuss is ...
|Kevin Yoder (R-KS)-- New Heights In Hypocrisy
On February 21 the University Daily Kansan published a q&a by Clayton Ashley with newly famous alum, ...
|Dan Lipinski's Reactionary Record Draws Him A Primary Opponent
If you're not from Chicagoland you probably haven't heard of John Atkinson (yet). If you do live around the Windy City there's a chance you remember the full page ad (
|Why Debra Bowen?
The race for the Democratic nomination to replace Blue Dog warmonger Jane Harman in CA-36 is a very tough one for Blue America. Instead of voters having to pick the lesser of two evils, as in most ...
|Congressman Leonard Lance is Deceiving New Jersey Families-- A Guest Post By Ed Potosnak
New Jersey’s Representative Leonard Lance was caught red-handed tricking voters into believing he isn’t taking government healthcare because he opted out of the federal plan, but ...
|Blue America Has A First Congressional Candidate For 2012-- Meet Nicholas Ruiz (D-FL)
Although Blue Dog honcho Heath Shuler and ex-Blue Dog DCCC honcho Steve Israel are running around Florida looking for conservative Democrats to run for the GOP-held congressional seats that were ...
|How Will Candidates Spend Last Minute Contributions That Come In Today And Tomorrow?
If you've been pumping iron at a Gold's Gym-- or, for that matter, sleeping at an Omni Hotel-- you've helped pay for thousands and thousands of vicious and distorted attack ads against progressive ...
|Steve King, An Iowa Republican Hypocrite Sent To Plague America
When Blue America asked our supporters to pick the worst congressman in the country for an ad, ...
|Foreclosure Crisis-- Who's Got Your Back, Alan Grayson Or Taliban Dan Webster?||downwithtyranny||10/03/2010||6||17||-||81|
|Billy Kennedy: Tax Cuts For The Middle Class/Virginia Foxx: Tax Cuts For The Wealthiest 3%||downwithtyranny||09/22/2010||2||5||-||85|
|Two Kinds Of Democrats-- The Ones With Courage And Heart And... The Cowardly Curs
An odd-- only Inside-the-Beltway-- juxtaposition of headlines when we woke up this morning: from Gallup we ...
|Virginia Foxx and The "W" Word... Plus Darrell Issa... And Nigeria
Help send her back to ...
|Why Bother Dredging Up NAFTA Again?
Everyday, the drunken orange golfer who would be Speaker stumbles around the country braying "Where are the jobs, Mr. President?" The answer should be really clear: "you shipped them overseas, you ...
|Boehner Pops His Head Up Again-- Blue America Responds||downwithtyranny||08/24/2010||14||14||-||51|
|Is Rand Paul The Craziest Of What The GOP Is Offering In 2010?||downwithtyranny||08/11/2010||21||31||-||43|
|John Boehner Belongs On TV
Help us keep Boehner in front of his constituents. No one makes the case better than he does about how ill-suited he is for any kind of political leadership. Yesterday Blue America and the Americans ...
|Fox News' Chris Wallace Takes A Little Look At California Congressman Ken Calvert||downwithtyranny||08/07/2010||10||9||-||23|
|Who's The Worst Republican Of All? How About Wisconsin Corporate Shill Paul Ryan?||downwithtyranny||08/06/2010||18||8||-||19|
|Can John Boehner Be Engaged?||downwithtyranny||08/05/2010||7||15||-||121|
|We'll Make An Ad For The Worst Republican You Know-- Just Tell Us Who||downwithtyranny||08/02/2010||17||13||-||122|
|Build A Boehner Buildboard Contest Ends Tonight
Last Friday Blue America was really hopeful, even optimistic, that we'd raise the $5,000 necessary to put up a BeatBoehner billboard on the I-75 near Boehner's gated golfing community in West ...
|Speaker Boehner Would Be A Hole In One For Wall Street
In his weekly address this morning, the President laid out the case against Republicans, "a partisan minority in the Senate," for obstructing progress. I bet they'll be screaming their heads off all ...
|More On Matt Campbell, The Democratic Tax Expert Running Against Steve King In Western Iowa
All of western Iowa falls in the 5th CD, including Council Bluffs and Sioux City. It isn't just the most Republican district in the state, it's the only Republican district in the state-- and ...
|Do Democrats Have A Chance To Win Obama Surge Voters This Year?
It's quite a leap for an Obama surge voter to be expected to turn out for a reactionary Blue Dog who virtually always votes against their interests-- like, let's say, John Barrow (D-GA). Today'
|Dan Boren- Congress' Worst Democrat Has A Primary||downwithtyranny||07/03/2010||27||85||1||50|
|Another Oil Spill-- In Salt Lake City!||downwithtyranny||06/14/2010||19||21||-||186|
|John Boehner Claims The GOP's Not Just Going To Be The Party Of No
But judging by his actions I don't believe him. He says he wants to be the "party of better solutions." But solutions for who? The same corporate special interests who have financed his entire ...
|Have You Ever Bought A TV Ad For A Progressive Challenger? $4 Is All It Takes!
July 20 is primary day in Georgia and our old friend, state Sen. Regina Thomas faces off, once again, against reactionary anti-health care Blue Dog John Barrow. Except President Obama has declined ...
|Unions, Our Progressive Allies... Sometimes: Georgia
Like I said the other day, unions aren't always dependable progressive allies . It looks like John ...
|Mark Kirk Lied About Imaginary Military Awards-- And About His Sexuality
A few minutes ago Kos asked how Mark Kirk will respond to being outed as a ...
|Happy Harvey Milk Day- Is Utah Ready To Elect A Lesbian To Congress?||downwithtyranny||05/22/2010||17||13||-||62|
|Forget Steve Young-- Can Brigham Young's Great Great Gay Progressive Granddaughter Oust A Blue Dog?
Those who were paying attention to politics yesterday, were probably watching the fascinating death ...
|New Blue America Contest-- Isaac Hayes And The Blue Dogs
First a totally cool video:
|Republican Party Civil War Makes Adam Putnam's House Seat A Likely Democratic Pick-Up
Last month it was great to see a lunatic fringe Florida teabagger, Peg Dunmire , a lifelong ...
|Blue America Contest- The 5 May Senate Primaries
There are five crucial Senate primaries in May-- North Carolina, Ohio, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Each pits a more progressive grassroots candidate against a more conservative ...
|Speaker John Boehner?
Bite your tongue. Or, better yet, pop by Crooks and Liars today at 4pm (ET/1pm, PT) to meet the young man who's trying to make sure that no matter what happens in the midterms, Boehner will never ...
|Is Washington's 3rd CD Too Conservative For A Real Progressive? Heck, No!
If you follow the Blue America endorsements , you're probably aware of ...
|Who Let The (Blue) Dogs Out?
No, this isn't another post bashing Rahm Emanuel. This one's an offer to help Blue America PAC fight Blue Dogs while, at the same time, perhaps winning a genuine RIAA double platinum award for "Who ...
|There's Only One Good Guy On This List: Dave Lutrin, Foley, Emanuel, Mahoney, Rooney
In our one brief phone conversation, Democrat Chris Craft didn't impress me much. The popular St. Lucie County Commissioner seemed like a nice enough guy but wet behind the ears, not terribly savvy ...
|Alan Grayson Faces The Limbaugh Onslaught... Again
Limbaugh was still ...
|Connie Saltonstall's Primary Challenge To Stupak As Important As Ever
Today is the infamous "end of the quarter" for congressional filings. "OMG!" candidates will tell you. "It's now or never!" If only! Tomorrow is even more important-- the first day of the even more ...
|Can Georgia Democrat Regina Thomas Hold Blue Dog John Barrow Accountable This Year?
Today at 2pm (ET) Regina Thomas, a Georgia state Senator with a progressive voting record completely oriented towards working families who gave up her safe seat to run again John Barrow, will be a ...
|Can John Barrow Survive His Constituents' Anger Over His Bad Health Care Vote?
Although John Barrow is a new resident to Savannah with no roots in the community, he knows that the Morning News ' Larry Peterson is the political reporter with his finger on the pulse. So ...
|Blue Dog John Barrow Votes Against Healthcare Again
The healthcare reform bill passed yesterday evening-- as did the related bill regarding the Senate fixes. The bill ...
|Doug Tudor (D-FL), Blue America's Newest Endorsed Candidate
Today at 2pm, Blue America will be formally endorsing Doug Tudor in the Democratic primary for the open seat in FL-12, primarily Polk and Hillsborough counties east of Tampa/St. Pete. Doug will be ...
|Blue America Endorsing Connie Saltonstall (MI-01) Today
Blue America PAC to Daily Kos Community : Thank You! Within hours of Connie Saltonstall announcing that she would take on the onerous task of running a primary campaign against entrenched, ...
|Help Connie Saltonstall Defeat Stupak
It's better not to let your emotions get in the way of real life political decisions. But yesterday when I read that former Charlevoix County commissioner Connie Saltonstall had jumped into the ...
|Congressional Outrage Du Jour-- Anyone Remember Virginia Foxx?
Most people outside of North Carolina who have ever heard of this unfortunate, batshitcrazy extremist just know Virginia Foxx for her tight embrace of bigotry and radical right buffoonery. Everyone ...
|Blue America Endorsing Craig Pridemore Today
Until today Blue America has only endorsed two people for the 2010 cycle, both proven old friends of our PAC who have been endorsed in previous years and have since proven their worth over and over ...
|Why Is Doug Kahn Offering $100,000 To Defeat Two Blue Dogs?
This morning Doug Kahn did a post at DownWithTyranny which offers a positive step towards making ...
|More Empty Talk From The DCCC-- Who's Protecting Paul Ryan?
Yesterday there was a load of chatter about Wall Street Journal article by Brody Mullins and Neil King that highlighted how the GOP is persuading the Wall Street Establishment ...
|Excitement in North Carolina
My friend's brother and sister-in-law live in northwest North Carolina's Piedmont area, the 5th CD, which manages to skirt cities and encompass the suburbs of Winston-Salem and the outer suburbs ...
|Not Counting Congenital Obstructionists, Responses From Last Night's SOTU Were Mostly Pretty Good
I guess they didn't poll corporate hack Sammy Alito but ...
|10 for 2010-- Marriage Equality Lives In The Golden State
I asked Christian Schneider, the former field organizer from Jim Neal's Senate run in North Carolina who's working in the same capacity at Restore Equality 2010 here in California, to explain what ...
|A Better Way To Fight Corporatism Among Democratic Insiders Than Empowering Teabaggers
Yesterday Digby took a look at the currents that are roiling so many progressives and Democrats, currents ...
|First Blue America Endorsement Of 2010: Marcy Winograd (CA-36)
Blue America is very proud to be endorsing Marcy Winograd for Congress today. She's our first challenger for the election cycle-- and our first ...
|Hilda Solis' Labor Dept Shows Us How The Obama Administration COULD Be Working
Last year Blue America came under pressure to raise campaign donations for Senator Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency. Like many Americans, we were very inspired by his lifestory and by the ...
|Jim DeMint Still Too Scared To Debate Eric Massa
South Carolina Republican Senator Jim DeMint was born in Greenville in September, 1951. Eight years later, September, 1959, Eric Massa was born in Charleston. Two sons of South Carolina-- but on ...
|Will Chickenhawk Jim DeMint Keep Ducking Eric Massa's Challenge To Debate Him?||downwithtyranny||01/04/2010||7||16||-||90|
|In Undermining U.S. National Security For Partisan Gains, Jim DeMint Isn't Breaking New Ground
Republican Senator and arch obstructionist Jim DeMint has been doing everything he could to facilitate a national security catastrophe on Obama's watch, a catastrophe Republicans could use against ...
|Alan Grayson Still Has High Hopes Obama Can Be The President We Thought We Were Voting For Last Year
Yesterday I was reminded why Blue America donors chose Alan Grayson (D-FL) to be the PAC's first endorsee for 2010 . If you missed it, take a ...
|Why Do So Many Shady Senators Want To Tax Working Families?
Remember when Democratic Senate Whip Dick Durbin said aloud what no one is supposed to even whisper-- that the banksters own the Senate ? He ...
|Our System Is Broken Because Of How It Is Funded-- Meet Florida Blue Dog Lori Edwards
So far this election season, the Blue Dog caucus, which has provided the bulk of the "no" votes that have destroyed Democratic unity in Congress and allowed the Republican minority to slow down and ...
|That Whole Escalation Thing Going Over Poorly Among Democratic Congressional Candidates
The day after Thanksgiving, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern penned an OpEd for truthout speculating, essentially, whether our leader in the White ...
|Time To Say Good-bye To Suzanne Kosmas?
Suzanne Kosmas never did join the Blue Dog caucus-- but judging from her voting record, she might as well have. Her 45.10 ProgressivePunch score shows her voting more frequently on the Republican ...
|Why The Arkansas Counties Facing The Mississippi River Are Important To YOUR Health Care
Last week, after talking a little bit about our media strategy for the new Blanche Lincoln TV ad (see ...
|Send A Hanger To An Anti Choice Democrat
Blue America is teaming up with Working Assets, the folks behind CREDO Mobile and CREDO Action in a project we think you'll like. We're urging you ...
|Blue Dog Has A Challenger- Regina Thomas Is In Against Barrow (GA-12)
Yesterday Regina Thomas made it official and is now campaigning for the Democratic nomination against reactionary Blue Dog John Barrow. For many in GA-12, his dual votes against Choice and against ...
|Keeping The Churlish Blue Dogs Off Balance
I'm posting this on behalf of Doug Kahn, a former 3-time candidate for Congress and a former heavy hitting DCCC donor who now works on the Blue America ...
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