Republicans are busy trying to suppress the vote and we progressives are having our American-ness questioned?
In Real America, Shining a Light on Faux Pas
By Dana Milbank
Thursday, October 23, 2008; Page A03
Something unreal is happening here in the real America.
Two hours before Barack Obama's appearance at a campaign rally here Wednesday, they played the national anthem -- and people stood and sang. Some even put hands on hearts! In the first row sat a woman -- we'll call her Margaret the Corporate Trainer, in Joe-the-Plumber style -- wearing an actual flag pin on her shirt. "I'm American!" she said proudly. Really.
Then Obama took the stage and gave a stirring speech about those soldiers who "fought together and bled together and some died together under the same proud flag. They have not served a Red America! They haven't served a Blue America! They have served the United States of America!" ...(more)
VIDEO: The Washington Post's Dana Milbank sketches Barack Obama's rally in Richmond, Va.
Rachel Maddow Show: Steal Back Your Vote Oct. 21, 2008
Rachel talks to Bobby Kennedy Jr. about the systematic purging of voters off of the rolls nationwide, and what you can do to steal back your vote.
Block the Vote
Will the GOP's campaign to deter new voters and discard Democratic ballots determine the next president?
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