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Monday, June 23, 2008

mcjoan: "if we don't stand up for progressive values, who will?"

Our Pacific Northwest neighbor mcjoan (she posts on the front page of Daily Kos) is now working with Glenn Greenwald to tell Barack Obama to "keep his vow" to try to strip the telecom immunity provision from the FISA bill when the vote comes up in the U.S. Senate this week.

In addition, MoveOn (whose members have endorsed Obama) is conducting a campaign urging Obama to do what he promised -- support a filibuster to stop the enactment of telecom amnesty.

As mcjoan says
Our job also isn't to go off sulking in a fit of pique because our leaders let us down. Blustering, whining, refusing to play anymore is the least helpful and productive of avenues. I keep coming back to Howard Dean and his admonition to us at Yearly Kos in Chicago that we are working on a long term project here to take our party back. Making this party ours again is going to take a lot of work and a long time. We do that by staying engaged. We do that by telling our representatives, including our presidential candidate (who is STILL head and shoulders better than the alternative) what we expect of them and by making their decisions matter.


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