Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Progressives United

The deluded voters of Wisconsin put the GOP in power and kicked out the best advocate for workers rights in DC last November. But former Senator Russ Feingold isn't about to quietly retire into oblivion. Today Feingold announced the formation of Progressives United, a new PAC to act an a counterweight to the Kochtopus released unto the unsuspecting masses via the Citizens United decision at SCOTUS. The group will "boost progressive candidates and combat corporate influence in politics."
“Washington, sadly, has become a playground for corporations and our lobbyists,” Mr. Feingold said. “It’s time we stood up to the total dominance of corporate power that’s invaded our democracy and hijacked our elections.”
Feingold went on to say in the video announcement:
"We'll work to ensure that our elected officials, both Republicans and Democratic, are held accountable to the people, and not to the lobbyists in Washington. We'll call out the media, when they hide from the real story. And we'll support candidates when they uphold our progressive ideals, even if the Beltway establishment doesn't."
Sounds good to me. Pretty sure the deluge of misinfo unleashed on the airwaves by the conservatives in 2010 is going to look like a trickle compared to 2012. We're going to need all the pushback we can get.

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Blogger TDC said...

Libby Spencer "The deluded voters of Wisconsin put the GOP in power and kicked out the best advocate for workers rights in DC last November. But former Senator Russ Feingold isn't about to quietly retire into oblivion"

When the Wisconsin voters "deluded" when they supported President Obama in 2008?

There are some interesting experiments going on at the State level to address the budget deficits. Some States are cutting spending, other are raising taxes. It will be interesting to see which ones prosper in the next few years.

8:22:00 PM  
Blogger wjk said...

I just about how Independents can help Feingold, at http://tinyurl.com/gotguts

5:35:00 PM  
Blogger wjk said...

I just wrote about ...

5:36:00 PM  
Blogger Octopus said...

I am familiar with that Kochtopus reference from Jane Mayer's article, Covert Operations (The New Yorker). This is no way to treat a loyal and sensitive cephalopod. Make you a deal. Henceforth and forever after, how about this: Kochroaches!

10:03:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL Octopus. Meant no offense to cephalopods. Kockroaches it is.

8:26:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Interesting op-ed wjk.

3:21:00 PM  
Blogger Octopus said...

Wisconsin Is a Battleground Against the Billionaire Kochs' Plan to Break Labor's Back

The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Funded by Koch Brothers

There must be a less polite way of telling the Republicans to ingest fecal matter and pass into the eternal unknown!

6:56:00 PM  

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