Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Moving to the Progressive Movement

The times they are a changin'. If you're paying any attention, you can feel it in the air.

Robert Borosage has very insightful piece at :

Bringing the White Working Class Into the Progressive Majority
By Robert Borosage
April 10th, 2008 - 9:00pm ET

... Conservatism has failed—and conservatives, while they cannot admit it, understand that. ...

... A new progressive majority is forming. You can see it in the Democratic victories in 2006; you can see it in the astounding turnout in Democratic primaries in 2008: young people turning out in unprecedented numbers; Latinos doubling their share of the primary vote; African Americans and single women raising their participation. ...

A key test of the viability of a new coalition will depend on the votes of the white working class, ...

... Progressives have to prove that government can work. That it can make
health care and college affordable. That it can help generate good jobs here at
home. That it can curb the Wall Street casino and insure that increased profits
and productivity are widely shared. We have to take reinventing government
seriously, not as a slogan or a gimmick, but as a fundamental project of reform. ...

And as if John McCain felt compelled to prove that Conservatism has been playing the white working class for fools, today:

McCain's Plan for Working Class Offers Plenty for Corporate World
By Michael D. Shear and Jonathan Weisman - Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, April 16, 2008; Page A07

Sen. John McCain yesterday offered sweeping rhetoric about the economic plight of working-class Americans, promising immediate assistance even as he spelled out a tax and spending agenda whose benefits are aimed squarely at spurring corporate growth.


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