The Democrats’ mutual denial society


"There is much that is going right in this country, and there is still time for Democrats to say so." - New York Times Editorial Board, October 21, 2014 If President Obama would not have delayed acting on immigration until after the election, he may have saved the seats Democrats lost in the Senate, that… Continue reading The Democrats’ mutual denial society

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Broken government comes from a broken electorate


"It stung like hell." - Georgia Democratic Party Chair, DuBose Porter, in a conciliatory email to party activists If a dramatic election happens and no one votes, does it still mean the electorate changes to purple? The finger pointing over who was to blame for Tuesday's devastating losses started as soon as the polls closed… Continue reading Broken government comes from a broken electorate

Electing Democrats in Georgia eases the path to Liberal Progressivism


Time, money and faith - this is the most I have given of all three to Democrats in Georgia. I've written posts. I've knocked on nearly 400 doors. I've opened my wallet to attend and host fundraisers. I do this not only to return Democrats to power in statewide and national offices, but also because… Continue reading Electing Democrats in Georgia eases the path to Liberal Progressivism

Is another 6 years of obstruction what we really need in the Senate?


"We have to make a hard right hand turn." - David Perdue, Georgia Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Put it down to defensiveness born of desperation. David Perdue has been running marginally close to his Democratic rival, Michelle Nunn, over a string of recent polls, in a state he and the GOP thought was likely… Continue reading Is another 6 years of obstruction what we really need in the Senate?

Nunn’s strength: caring community through corporate involvement


In the summer of 2013, weeks before Michelle Nunn announced her run for the U.S. Senate, a nationally recognized Democratic VIP asked me if I thought she would fulfill the rumors and finally throw herself into the race. Referring to the extremely right wing members of Georgia's House delegation who had joined the Republican field… Continue reading Nunn’s strength: caring community through corporate involvement

Voter’s gamble in a casino where election officials rig the game


"You have to understand that this is an election year... It's a political game. When you are in charge, when you are the one making the shots, you're going to do what's in your best interest to maintain your power." - State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D), of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, after a recent… Continue reading Voter’s gamble in a casino where election officials rig the game

Trust broken, empowerment renewed – the new Obama legacy


Expectations always lead to attachment, and attachment, the Buddha tells us, leads to suffering. So it is with the faith we put in the man who we expected to be a new kind of president, one who was deliberative and thoughtful, who we thought was compassionate and fair. Indeed, he often exhibits those qualities, personally.… Continue reading Trust broken, empowerment renewed – the new Obama legacy

What do women want? Not Republicans


It's tough to be the one at the party the girls don't want to dance with. It's not that they're not willing to be a lady's partner. Republican men and women just brought the tools with them they found at home, thinking what they use to woo all voters will charm the votes out of… Continue reading What do women want? Not Republicans

What’s missing from Congress saves a Senator


It is now becoming apparent that Senator Thad Cochran and his supporters used political savvy to rally some Democratic voters to come out and vote for him, last Tuesday. We like to think our politics are pure, that any movement for a candidate is grassroots, driven by a concerned citizenry wanting to ensure they are… Continue reading What’s missing from Congress saves a Senator

Evolution: seeing without the lens of war


"[T]he United States is and remains the one indispensable nation. That has been true for the century passed and it will be true for the century to come." -President Barack Obama, addressing the United States Military Academy commencement ceremony, May 28,2014 Just because we start seeing the world without looking at it through a lens… Continue reading Evolution: seeing without the lens of war