Tag Archives: Democrats

Bash Back “Queer Anarchist” Busted For Smashing Denver Democratic Offices

This a confusing story that I’ve been following for a couple of days, but it looks like a transgender activist from Bash Back, who once canvassed for the Democratic party, has been busted for smashing the windows of the Denver offices for the Dems. Initially a Democratic spokesman blamed GOP sympathizers for the vandalism. This story is all over Free ...

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Kennedy At 2008 DNC Convention

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Rachel Explains Filibusters

I love it when Rachel gets cute.

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Dems To GOP: We’re Doing Health Care Reform With Or Without You

Democrats seem ready to give up on trying to achieve a bipartisan consensus on health care reform and say they are ready to wield their Congressional majorities to push the bill through on their own. Top Democrats said Tuesday that their go-it-alone view was being shaped by what they saw as Republicans’ purposely strident tone against health care legislation during ...

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DNC Calls Out GOP Wingnuts

The Democratic National Committee has produced a television ad calling on the GOP to rein in their nutcases. Lost cause.

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Blue Nation

New from Gallup. (Tipped by JMG reader Alex.)

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Howard Dean Endorses Kirsten Gillibrand

And in this clip, they both discuss marriage equality and LGBT rights.

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Bill Clinton Supports Marriage Equality

Bill Clinton has come out in support of marriage equality. Via The Nation: After speaking at the Campus Progress National Conference in Washington, DC, on July 8, the former president was asked if he supported same-sex marriage. Clinton, in a departure from past statements, replied in the affirmative. Clinton opposed same-sex marriage during his presidency, and in 1996, he signed ...

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NY Sen. Pedro Espada: Triple Agent

Claiming to have a “handshake deal” to be named NY Senate majority leader, Sen. Pedro Espada told the NY Post today that he is flipping back to the Dem side of the aisle, once again giving the Democrats a 32-30 edge in the deadlocked chamber. How many “majority leaders” does that make for the NY Senate in the last two ...

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A Letter To The DNC

JMG reader Jimbo points us to this bit of delicious snark found in the letters section of Salon. Dear DNC I truly “support” Democrats being elected in 2010 and 2012. I am a “fierce advocate” of the Democratic Party after all. I know that I have promised you my support over the past few decades and have done my best ...

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Fire. Them. All.

So in the latest bit of New York Senate fuckwittery, yesterday only the Senate Democrats were in the chamber, 31 of them, one short of a quorum, while the GOP caucus sulked elsewhere. Then GOP Sen. Frank Padavan cut through the room to get to the lounge where free soft drinks are available. “QUORUM!” shouted the Dems, and immediately passed ...

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How Much Did The DNC LGBT Fundraiser Really Make?

The Advocate reported that last Thursday’s gay DNC fundraiser at DC’s Mandarin Oriental raised a record $1M, an amount widely reported in the blogosphere, including here. Skeptics about that figure abounded here and elsewhere. Michelangelo Signorile has been digging. Several Democratic insiders tell me that DNC officials have much latitude in moving money around and attributing funds from other fundraisers ...

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Fear Of 1994

A quote from Rahm Emmanuel in yesterday’s WaPo sheds some light on what’s not driving the White House to move on LGBT rights. Maintaining a sense of common interest across the party is a paramount goal. Early on, administration officials and Democratic leaders agreed they would steer clear of controversial social issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. And to ...

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Filibuster Proof: Dems Get 60th Senate Seat As Al Franken Wins Case

After a legal battle that has lasted for more than half a year, Al Franken will at last be seated in the U.S. Senate, giving the Democrats a filibuster proof 60 seats. The Minnesota Supreme Court has just issued its long-awaited judgment in the Senate race, declaring that Democrat Al Franken is the winner. The unanimous decision was released after ...

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Cops Raid San Diego Dem Home Fundraiser With Helicopter, Arrests, Pepper Spray

Congressional candidate Francine Busby was being hosted at the home of a lesbian couple in San Diego, where they and 30 guests raised funds for her campaign. A neighbor of the couple began shouting homophobic slurs over his backyard fence and then apparently called the police to complain about the noise. What happened next is surreal. Cops responded with eight ...

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Protest New York’s Senate Democrats Tonight At New York City Hall

The New York Senate Democratic Conference will be holding a “Hollywood & Broadway” party tonight at NYC Hall. You know, instead of doing any actual fucking work. An instant protest has sprung up: With all the chaos that has been occurring in the Senate over the past several days and weeks, it’s important that we show our elected officials that ...

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2nd DNC Fundraiser Protest Planned

Join The Impact has announced that they will protest a DNC fundraiser scheduled for Boston on tomorrow. Another protest of the DNC fundraiser in DC is scheduled for Thursday. Via press release: The Obama administration’s decision to file a legal brief in support of the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA), in which same-sex marriage was compared to incestuous and underage ...

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HomoQuotable – David Mixner

“I will not attend a fundraiser for the National Democratic Party in Washington next week when the current administration is responsible for these kind of actions. How will they ever take us seriously if we keep forking out money while they harm us. For now on, my money is going to battles within the community such as the fight in ...

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“The Democrat Socialist Party”

Joe Sudbay at Americablog points us to this gem on Politico: A member of the Republican National Committee told me Tuesday that when the RNC meets in an extraordinary special session next week, it will approve a resolution rebranding Democrats as the “Democrat Socialist Party.” When I asked if such a resolution would force RNC Chairman Michael Steele to use ...

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Outtakes From Outrage

The producers of Outrage send us this amusing clip of outtakes from the movie, asking that time-honored question.

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