VICTORY!! Progressive beats Blue Dog in New Hampshire Primary!

by: Jason Rosenbaum

Tue Sep 14, 2010 at 22:06


(Ba-BOOM!!! Progressive victory. - promoted by AdamGreen)

Hey everyone, my colleague Stephanie Taylor at the PCCC sends along this post:

We did it!! No, wait...WE DID IT!!!

Just minutes ago, bold progressive Ann McLane Kuster defeated Joe  Lieberman's presidential campaign co-chair Katrina Swett in tonight's  New Hampshire congressional primary (NH-02).

Annie ran a superb campaign -- and netroots supporters in the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy For America made thousands of  phone calls and chipped in nearly $100,000 toward her  people-powered victory.

The PCCC was formed to achieve big progressive victories just like tonight's. Let's keep the momentum going!

Can  you chip in $4 so the PCCC can continue helping progressive candidates  win in 2010? We need your help to win more elections in November.

Here's what Annie wrote to PCCC members yesterday:

The PCCC has been a great partner and has helped progressive candidates like me run effective, people-powered campaigns.

Phone calls from PCCC members to voters  were a tremendous help. Many PCCC members donated $3, $4, or $10 as  well, allowing us to continually expand our grassroots effort.

Thank you for being part of the "people power" that is changing this country. Your efforts are noticed and greatly appreciated.

Ann McLane Kuster is on her way to filling Paul Hodes' open seat in New Hampshire. Together,  we're making a big difference. But all need to work together to continue  winning progressive victories in 2010.

The PCCC will help Ann McLane Kuster defeat Tea Party Republican Charlie Bass in  November, and help other progressive champs like Bill Hedrick (CA-44),  Elaine Marshall (NC-Sen), and others.

It'll be a big job -- but it can be done together. Please chip in $4 to help progressives keep making history in 2010. Click here.

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victory (4.00 / 3)
What is this you are putting in front of us?  I see words and sentences, but I don't recognize their form--oh, wait, it's good news.  I haven't seen that for so long, I forgot what it looks like.

ha! (0.00 / 0)
yes, feel different, right?

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And another one (4.00 / 6)
Donna Edwards won a resounding victory against conservadems.  She is consistently ranked among the most progressive votes in the US House and is a leader, too.

Very good news. (4.00 / 3)
Perhaps a tour pf the victorious around the country, extolling the thrill of victory of fighting for Democratic values, of democratic values, the fact that fighting with principle works, fighting for progress works.

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The government has a defect: it's potentially democratic. Corporations have no defect: they're pure tyrannies. -Chomsky


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Indeed, indeed! (4.00 / 4)
Imho progressives should show more independence from the Dems, concentrating on the important role the PCCC lawmakers played in preventing even worse legislation and sellouts, and in achieving the small victories of this Congress. The Dem party doesn't have much to show as real improvements for the people, but progressives should spread the message that at least they really made a stand for the average Joe and Jane, and that the US needs more of such anti-big-money politicians for the situation to become better!

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I could not agree more. (0.00 / 0)
A nation wide celebration of progressive victories, a celebration of being in tune with America's demands, a celebration of the policies that bring victory is a damn good idea.

This could, if I might be so bold, fold nicely into the demands for a third party, and at the same time, fits nicely within the scope of the suggestions of Mike Lux.

Coalition building is not impossible, its easier if its your goal, and, most importantly it doesn't have to(increase the risk that we might) give power power to Republicans while pushing strongly on the real issues.

And pushing hard on the issues is the first point. It what America wants, Its what wins elections, its what disarms the blue dogs, its what organizes people best and its honest, principled and progressive.

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The government has a defect: it's potentially democratic. Corporations have no defect: they're pure tyrannies. -Chomsky


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"Third party"? Well, somewhat... (4.00 / 1)
My idea is, of course, to establish the progressives as a  third party which happens to run under the "Democratic" label. More independence, a sharper profile that focusses on the difference to the DINOs, but no splitting of the vote!

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Apropos sharper profile (0.00 / 0)
It would be great if the progressive candidates could distinguish themselves from the mainstream on the ballot. With a affilitation like "Democratic Party Progressive", for sintance. Dunno if this is possible under the election laws, though...

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Its unecessary to identify them, as those who care to determine who is who will (4.00 / 1)
just tell everyone to fight for the people we have RESEARCHED as progressive, not who merely identifies as such, just as in not necessarily ever voting/working for soemone 'just because' they "identify" as Democratic Party.

The point is to organize around issues: single payer, EFCA, and end to wars of adventure and greed and peace as a goal, ending carbon emmisions from our energy systems, rrepairing the environment, full employment, the rich paying their way, and payiong back what they stolen.

On the last, I don't just want the Bush Tax Cuts to the Elite to end, I want the f-----g money back. I want the Bush Tax Cuts repaid! We have a state that can't afford what they could afford in 1950, because the wealthy have stolen two generations of money from us.

The War on the Iraqi people was a very expensive war, its time the bill was sent out so it can be paid for.

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The government has a defect: it's potentially democratic. Corporations have no defect: they're pure tyrannies. -Chomsky


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Well, but we want the votes of those who don't care enough, too! (0.00 / 0)
So, it may be a good idea to establish the brand "progressive" as synonymous for people who care about average folks. Because then Joe or Jane Sixpack will know that they should vote for the Democratic Party Progressive, even if they don't know much about him/her!

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I do not want the party to have two halves. (0.00 / 0)
The blue dogs are good organizers who have positions that are not really supported by voters, neither in the Democratic Party, nor in the electorate at large.

Being a Democrat is being an FDR Democrat, with the blue dogs recognizing the mistakes and fears of a generation running from republicans.

Lets just have people organize around issues, including being bribed by corporate donations, and the democratic party, the whole of it, will sort itself out.

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The government has a defect: it's potentially democratic. Corporations have no defect: they're pure tyrannies. -Chomsky


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Good news. Congratulations! (4.00 / 1)
Wow, finally a good development. That's the way to bring progressives ahead, even at a time when the Dem party is not doing well. And also, teabaggers replaced mainstream rethuglicans in many races, too. This will reduce the number of seats the GOP can take over in November, even Karl Rove said so. In further news, Vincent Gray (not a relative :D) replaced Adrian Fenty in Washington. I guess the opinions about that will be divided (can't stand Fenty since he used political influence to bring his kids into little league teams where they didn't belong). Imho, if this helps to keep Michelle Rhee from further harassing the teachers, it's a change for the better.

The dc fight appears to be the greatest victory of the (4.00 / 1)
progressives.  It is the one that is really pissing off ofa.

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That's what ofa gets for supporting an aloof egomanical! (0.00 / 0)
I'm just reading the big WaPo report about how Fenty lost the reelection. For heaven's sake, that guy became totally removed from his own base in just four years! Just another evidence that power corrupts. Sad, somewhat.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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I think alot of obamacrats are stealth (4.00 / 2)
republicans that never liked the democratic base.

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Btw, will you keep us up-to-date with PCCC news, Jason? (4.00 / 2)
I hope we'll hear more about how progressive candidates are doing in the campaign, and early alerts when they need help. We shouldn't let good left wingers be dragged down with the Damn party in November!

I'll be around (4.00 / 2)
As will Adam and others, for sure!

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That's great! (0.00 / 0)
We should have more PCCC field reports, showing how "our" candidates get along. Time to get into campaign mood!

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Ever since Chris left (0.00 / 0)
There's been a noticeable dropoff in elections reporting.  No offense to the others here on OL.

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