Tag Archives: Democrats

David Mixner’s Rules For Giving

Activist/author and former Clinton White House adviser David Mixner has posted five rules on political giving. 1. Do not contribute to Democratic party committees like the DNC, DSCC and DCCC. They will use the funds to not only elect our allies but also Blue Dog Democrats. Even if they set up a ‘special committee’ for us that will enable them …

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The Senate Alimentary Canal

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Monseratte Gets His Payoff From Diaz

Convicted girlfriend slasher Sen. Hiram Monserrate has gotten his reward from Sen. Ruben Diaz for his vote against marriage equality. Monserratte’s payoff? A letter from Diaz to Senate leadership decrying any attempt to expel him for being a domestic abuser. Paul Schindler at Gay City News: Surprise, surprise — on December 7, Diaz sent a letter to the Democratic and …

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LGBT Ally Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D) To Resign For Hawaii Governor Bid

Congress will lose one of its most ardent progressives this month when ten-term Rep. Neil Abercrombie resigns to run for governor of Hawaii. His unexpected announcement has raised the ire of fellow Democrats. Leaving his office of nearly 20 years gives him more time to campaign but immediately opens the door for criticism. U.S. Sen. Dan Inouye was first to …

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Marriage Vote Fallout: LGBT Activists Warn Of “Bloodbath” In New York Senate

Quoting an unnamed gay activist, today the NY Daily News says that pro-equality forces are planning an 2010 “bloodbath” for Democratic state senators who voted against same-sex marriage. Gay advocates are on the warpath after the state Senate killed same-sex marriage last week, and few Democratic senators who voted against the bill are safe from their wrath. After spending more …

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Crystal Ball 2010: Traitorous Democrats Crushed By Outraged Gay Opponents

• Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens) — NO• Darrel Aubertine (D- Cape Vincent) — NO• Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) — NO• Shirley Huntley (D-Queens) — NO• Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) — NO• Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens) — NO • George Onorato (D-Queens) — NO• William Stachowski (D-Buffalo) — NO Remember all of these names. I will be coming back to you to help fund their …

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HomoQuotable – Steve Goldstein

“If the Democrats don’t enact marriage equality now, after years of telling us to wait, wait, wait, it will cause a huge schism between the state Democratic Party and not just the gay community, but the entire progressive base. And it could change the political landscape of New Jersey permanently.” – Garden State Equality head Steve Goldstein, telling the New …

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HRC On AmericaBlog Call To Boycott DNC: Decide For Yourselves

The Human Rights Campaign has responded to yesterday’s call by John Aravois and Joe Sudbay at AmericaBlog for a boycott of LGBT donations to the Democratic National Committee. “Individual donors should always make their own careful assessments of how to spend limited political contributions. We all need to focus on the legislative priorities identified by AmericaBlog and with whatever tactic …

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AmericaBlog Calls For Gay Donor Boycott Of Democratic National Committee

Under the headline Don’t Ask, Don’t Give, John Aravois and Joe Sudbay of the widely-read AmericaBlog today called for a boycott of LGBT donations to the Democratic party over the failures of the Obama administration and the DNC to properly support and advocate for gay causes. Joe and I are launching today a donor boycott of the DNC. The boycott …

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Democrats Not Sure DADT Repeal Will Be On Their Agenda In 2010

Worried about the coming midterm elections, Democrats are running scared from any controversial legislation and say they aren’t sure that a repeal of DADT will even be on their agenda in 2010. Vulnerable House and Senate Democrats want their leaders to skip the party’s controversial legislative agenda for next year to help save their seats in Congress. In the run-up …

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David Mixner Is Sick Of “Gay Apartheid”

Calling it “gay apartheid,” activist David Mixner is mighty pissed at the Democratic National Committee and the Obama administration for sitting on their hands during the Maine and Washington state battles. An excerpt from today’s column (which bears reading in full): President Obama standing on the sidelines in Maine and Washington was appalling. The failure of our national organizations and …

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Hillary: I’m Not Running In 2012

Yesterday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told NBC News that she will not run for president in 2012. Asked by NBC’s Ann Curry whether, after how fiercely and competitively she had sought the Democratic nomination in 2008, she would run for president again, she responded with that hearty Hillary laugh we’ve all come to know, and said: “It never crosses …

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CA State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano To Governator: Kiss My Gay Ass!

GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger received a hostile reception on Wednesday when he dropped to at a San Francisco Democratic Party fundraiser, where openly gay state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano yelled for the governator to “kiss his gay ass.” Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is lambasting what he calls “highly inappropriate” behavior by San Francisco Democrats Wednesday who greeted Gov. Arnold …

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Maddow: “ConservaDem” Senators Key To Health Care Reform Bill

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Michael Moore: Dems Have No Spine

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Could GOP Retake House In 2010?

Andrew Sullivan points us to this piece by the Kreskin of politics, Nate Silver, who says that the GOP stands a decent shot at retaking the majority in the U.S. House in 2010. The current state of the generic polls gives the Democrats .412/(.412+.377) = 52% of the two-party vote. Going to the graph, we see, first, that 52% for …

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Rep. Joe Wilson’s Dem Opponent Raises Over $100K Overnight

In less that 12 hours since SC GOP Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst, his 2010 Democratic opponent, a young former Marine named Rob Miller, saw over $100,000 flood into his Act Blue donations account. About half of that money came from Daily Kos readers alone. UPDATE: Holy crap! The donations have soared to $375,000!

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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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