President-elect Obama envisions a society that allows Americans to move past the division that has defined a generation of the most bitter politics, division that brought our government to a stalemate.
Virgina GOP places post cards on cars at churches commanding voters to “VOTE YOUR VALUES” and a post card sent from a phony organization to pro-choice voters in a Michigan state house race says the anti-choice candidate is “the best candidate to protect a woman’s right to choose.”
Ken Silverstein and Max Blumenthal document the extremism fueling the rage on the far-right, while conservatives in the mainstream media whitewash it.
The far-right’s nasty tactics hit a new low in North Carolina but Kay Hagan hits back hard.
Social conservatives cannot complain that their issues have not been heard in the 2008 campaign, in exactly the fashion they wanted.
We must decide whether our democracy will be stronger moving forward articulating values where government remains neutral, ensuring rights, safety and providing reliably accurate information based on facts; or by putting the full force of the federal government behind one narrow interpretation of one religious ideology.
We all view life as sacred. We all view love and sexuality as sacred. We all know and respect the importance of transitions at birth and death. We rejoice in each, as we rejoice in each other. We celebrate life. We want it to be better for everyone. So if we agree on so many goals, maybe the only choice in this election are the tactics and strategies we think will best help us reach them.
Perhaps the most fascinating part of this mind-bendingly historic election cycle is that so many conservative Republicans are standing up to say they have had enough. They “aren’t leaving their party,” to paraphrase Ronald Reagan when he supported Barry Goldwater’s conservative movement, “their party is leaving them.”
Goldwater. Eisenhower. Carlson. Powell. Not elites, but “real Republicans” who are very “pro-Republican” are challenging the far-right anti-choice extremes within their own party.
Gen. Colin Powell is concerned about the extreme rightward shift of the Republican Party and the potential for two more conservatives being appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.