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These are stereotypes. They do not represent actual educated, calm, thoughtful liberals.
Obama is a thoughtful, intelligent, educated liberal, and you should be proud that you voted for him. He has been the best president in 40 years.
Really? Under Obama, the recession has continued unabated,
corruption in government is rampant, relations with other countries are strained,
food stamps need is at an all time high,
health insurance rates and deductibles have skyrocketed,
fuel costs doubled for the majority of his terms,
attacks on Americans from terrorists have increased,
ISIS has appeared and prospered,
the Middle East situation has worsened,
and our embassies have been successfully attacked.
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to "save" America's coal country and put long-suffering miners back to work.
But a top coal executive Robert Murray knows the daunting challenges facing his industry won't go away simply because Trump won.
"I've suggested to Mr. Trump that he temper his expectations," Murray told CNNMoney. The 76-year-old CEO of Murray Energy, the largest U.S. private coal miner, said he spoke to Trump about this issue both before and after the election.
Coal employment, Murray said, "can't be brought back to where it was before the election of Barack Obama."
Outside the arena shoving matches and fistfights broke out repeatedly as Birchers, Nazis, and Klansmen tussled with Trotskyists, Yippies, and Black Power activists … Rocks and soda bottles, from both sides, pelted the cops, who were trying, without much success, to keep order …
With the crowd inside at a fever pitch, the guest of honor arrived under the watchful eye of hundreds of police officers. [...........] was greeted with a sound so overwhelming that even the jaded political reporters who had seen and heard it all were momentarily stunned.
“It was uncontrolled release of frenzied, pulsating passion that seemed almost more sexual than political … It may have been the loudest, most terrifying sustained human din ever heard in New York,” wrote Robert Mayer in Newsday. “[.........] at MSG was the dark-side equivalent of the Beatles playing Shea Stadium.”
Then, with the traditional airing of grievances, the sermon began. [.........] fired broadsides against the “pseudo-intellectuals” and “theoreticians,” the “anarchists,” “the liberals and left wingers,” the “he” who looks like a “she,” and the professors and newspapers that “looked down their nose … at the average man on the street.”
His pledges to “let the police handle” the country’s rising crime problems and end the practice of “busing your children where they don’t want to be bused” were met with boisterous and sustained applause.
“All you need is a good barber!” he yelled at the dozens of hecklers in the crowd. “Why don’t you come down here … and I’ll autograph your sandals!” As yet another fight broke out in the balcony, [........] offered no quarter. “Well, you came for trouble and you got it!”
What I am getting at here is that Donald Trump had no ideology going into the campaign, but has emerged (with his cabinet and staffing picks) as Pres-elect with the economic ideology of the Koch bros, the social ideology of Breitbart/Wallace, and with an aggressive defense posture.
Coal workers demand action
Now that Trump has won, coal workers around the country have sent an SOS to the president-elect to quickly stem the bleeding.
Hundreds of coal workers sent an open letter on Thursday to Trump demanding "action that will bring relief to coal communities."
Specifically, the coal workers called for legislation to protect miners' health and retirement benefits and to pay for the retraining of workers.
The coal workers also called out coal CEOs and execs for continuing to "reap multi-million dollar bonuses" even while slashing jobs and proposing cuts to pensions.
As you take action to revitalize the coal industry, we urge you and Congressman Zinke to do everything possible to hold true to your promise on the campaign trail that you are beholden to “no special interest. My only interest is you, the American people.”
A four-month labor dispute in the Mojave desert town of Boron, Calif., has ended with a victory for 570 RioTinto Borax miners who were locked out of the Rio Tinto mining facility for 107 days.
After battling Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest mining companies, in what many called a “David vs. Goliath” fight, the miners emerged from negotiations Saturday May 15 with “a fair contract,” said Chuck Kennedy, recording secretary for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 30 negotiating team.
No. It has not. Stocks are higher than they've ever been, unemployment is down, the housing market just returned to a pre-2008 level, and 20 million more people have health insurance now.
Are there some pissy self-proclaimed "liberals"?
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
Oh, and by the way, CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL,
our activities are hastening the effects,
and no amount of whining or denying that is going to change it.
Manufacturing is not coming back, nor is there going to be a "wall," and your legislator "Sessions" is a dinosaur and a vindictive hater.
Progressivism is the only thing with enough force to take the controls and yank America back from the decades long spiral downward. It will not happen overnight, but it will start.
Not everyone's income is tied to the stock market
I think the not so reactionary conservatives can be progressive too.
"We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we're willing to fight for it." -
"We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth." -
"We believe that the Internet shouldn't be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality." -
"We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage." -
"We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them." -
"We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt." -
"We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions." -
"We believe — I can't believe I have to say this in 2014 — we believe in equal pay for equal work." -
"We believe that equal means equal, and that's true in marriage, it's true in the workplace, it's true in all of America." -
"We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform." -
"And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!"
Considering that it was a Republican, Teddy Roosevelt, who took the Progressive Movement to a national level, I don't see why not.
And it's a former Republican, Democratic Senator Liz Warren, who listed 11 tenets for today's Progressives. There would be areas for agreement and working together.