CLBR #227: Matthew Kerbel on Netroots Activism
2004 Election / 2008 Election / 2012 Election / 2016 Election / Internet Activism

CLBR #227: Matthew Kerbel on Netroots Activism

Originally posted on Cyber Law & Business Report:
Matthew Kerbel on Netroots Activism Listen Live on Cranberry Radio Wednesday at 10AM PT/ 1PM ET It’s Convention Time! Four years ago we featured Raven Brooks on the eve of the 2012 Netroots Nation conference in Providence.  Netroots Nation is convening next week, the Republican Convention will…

Six Years Ago Today:  House Republicans Sparked Largest Stock Market Drop in History
2008 Election / Congressional Republicans / Republican Obstructionism

Six Years Ago Today: House Republicans Sparked Largest Stock Market Drop in History

September 2008. The Bush financial meltdown was in high gear.  President Bush addressed the nation to warn that “our economy is in danger” unless a financial bailout package was approved. On September 29, 2008, House Republicans triggered the largest stock market collapse in history when they voted against their own President’s bailout plan. Why, with the nation … Continue reading

Republicans Are Losing the Post Election
2008 Election / 2012 Election / Congressional Republicans / Obama Administration / Racism / Radicalism / Republican Congress / Republican Obstructionism / Teabaggers

Republicans Are Losing the Post Election

Republicans Are Losing The Post Election February 17, 2013 For a political party, there is nothing good about losing an election. At the same time, there is little utility in the second kick of a mule, so how a party responds to a loss can be as important as how it waged the election in … Continue reading

2008 Election / 2012 Election / Racism / ron paul

Ron Paul Endorsed White Supremacist for President in 2008

In 2008, Ron Paul did not endorse Republican nominee John McCain, but rather Paul endorsed Constitutional Party Candidate Chuck Baldwin.  Baldwin is a neo-Confederate New World Order conspiracy theorist who praises the confederacy and its leaders, Robert E. Lee andStonewall Jackson, and calls the Civil War the “War of Northern Aggression.” Baldwin writes a weekly column on the white supremacist site Vdare and … Continue reading

2008 Election / Iraq / John McCain

The Ricing on the Cake to a Republican Disaster

Just as Democrats have grown increasingly worried about their chances of recapturing the White House, the Republicans have stepped in to reassert their claim to a defeat that is rightfully theirs. Grover Norquist endorsed as McCain’s running mate a Bush administration official whose performance has been characterized by fellow Republicans as “disastrous, “inept” and “not up to the job” . . . Condoleezza Rice. Continue reading

2008 Election / 2008 Primary Election / Barack Obama / Generation Jones / Hillary Clinton / John McCain

Obama and Generation Jones’ Moment

Choosing Hope in the Primary
Santa Monica Daily Press
January 25, 2008.
What distinguishes Obama is his combining the “Audacity of Hope” with the bold daring of leadership. Unlike his opponents, in 2002 Obama had the vision and fortitude to stand up and oppose a war with Iraq recognizing that such a war would “require a U.S. occupation of undetermined costs, with undetermined consequences.” continued

The Torch Has Passed to Obama
Huffington Post
January 28, 2008
Ultimately, it came down to a choice between Senator Obama’s message of hope and change and Senator Clinton’s message of competence and restoration. Clinton ’92 versus Clinton ’96. Voters in 1996, however, were reelecting the man from Hope they embraced four years earlier as he energized the party with a promise of new leadership that was “not mired in the politics of the past.” continued

John McCain’s Better Nation
Santa Monica Daily Press
February 28, 2008
McCain’s latest flip flop, so eagerly embraced by his new lap dog Sen. Lieberman, is a signal of what to expect in the fall campaign. Republicans will continue to present the false choice that we can either have security or be civilized � but not both continued

No Country for Old Poli-tricks
Huffington Post
March 10, 2008
What is particularly unfortunate about this commercial is that it obscures the fact that not only have both Senators Clinton and Obama gained valuable national security experience . . . but both of them have more experience in this area than every President elected since Watergate (with the exception of the elder President Bush). continued

“High Noon” over Torture
Huffington Post
March 14, 2008
Time after time the president has forced showdowns with the Democrats over seemingly esoteric . . . matters touching on national security. Once the battle is engaged, [Bush] begins a drumbeat of “we’re for protecting America, they’re not,” leaving the ambushed Democrats to attempt to debate the minutia of the issue over the din of the administration’s demagoguery. . . . This time, the President is returning to familiar ground — torture. continued

Obama and Generation Jones’ Moment
OpEdNews.com
March 25, 2008
Obama is from Generation Jones, born in the shadow of fallen heroes, tempered by Watergate and disciplined by economic uncertainty. . . . Just as Senator Clinton represents the Baby Boom era and Senator McCain the Ice Age, Obama is the archetype of the Jonesers’ President. Continue reading

2008 Election / John McCain / Torture

“High Noon” Over Torture

Time after time the president has forced showdowns with the Democrats over seemingly esoteric . . . matters touching on national security. Once the battle is engaged, [Bush] begins a drumbeat of “we’re for protecting America, they’re not,” leaving the ambushed Democrats to attempt to debate the minutia of the issue over the din of the administration’s demagoguery. . . . This time, the President is returning to familiar ground — torture. Continue reading

2008 Election / Conservative Authors/Books / Right Wing Lie Machine

The Kool Aid Society Strikes Back

Safe in their ideological bunker and oblivious to the fact that their dream of a conservative epoch collapsed under the weight of its dogmatic excesses, cronyism and corruption, the right wing media’s true believers have lashed out with increased ferocity, recklessness and venom. Nothing illustrates this more than the completely fabricated story that Senator Obama “spent at least four years in a so-called Madrassa, or Muslim seminary, in Indonesia” and Dinesh D’Souza’s latest polemic The Enemy at Home blaming the American left for 9/11 – both of which may be a preview of what is to come over the next two years.

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2006 Election / 2008 Election / Democratic Party / Kennedy's / Poverty

What Would Bobby Do?

Although much has changed over the past 42 years, as today only one-third of voters identify themselves as Democrats, Kennedy’s passion and idealism continue to inspire his party at the same time as the release of the movie “Bobby” revives his message of hope. As the Democrats prepare to take control of Congress for the first time in 12 years, we can only wonder what Bobby would say to today’s Democrats.
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