It kinda makes you wonder if Reid would have told Illinois Democratic leaders back in 2004 not to back Obama for Senate because he was supposedly "unelectable."
The forces of money and power in New York are trying to replicate what their counterparts engineered here in Colorado.
Conservatives would like us all to believe their claim that history proves massive spending packages like the New Deal will supposedly harm our economy.
Tom Geoghegan is, in short, a real inspiration. Not only is he the progressive hero, has he worked throughout his career to take on the most corrupt machines in Chicago politics.
Based on conservatives' arguments, unemployment rates right now are in the neighborhood of unemployment levels not seen since the height of the Great Depression.
Nobody has explained why spending another $350 billion on a Wall Street bailout is a better way to stabilize and stimulate the economy than, say, devoting that money to universal health care.
What we've learned from today's bailout vote is that lots of our new senators - even those who campaigned as populists - are already under the spell of "the most exclusive club in the world."
Presidents almost always usurp power. And while Obama will hopefully usurp it less, the move towards American Czarism will no doubt continue to imperil our democracy.
Why do Democrats seem more interested in attracting majority Republican support they clearly do not need than in passing a bill that uses taxpayer money most effectively to stimulate the economy?
Tom DeLay understood one of FDR's most important principles: that in order for a movement to be successful, it must bring pressure on presidents, and it must use Congress to administer that pressure.