Tag Archive: elizabeth warren

Democrats for Christie

The two-party system is flawed. It gives the voters less choice and facilitates the bossism that we see in New Jersey on both sides of the aisle. But it’s the system we’ve got, is difficult to change, and we need to make the best of it.

Suppose that Steve Sweeney had decided to challenge his friend Chris Christie and was today the presumptive Democratic nominee. Sweeney is a decent person and no matter what you attribute his motives to, was man enough to admit he made a mistake on Marriage Equality and today is one of its biggest proponents. I would not have liked Sweeney to be my party’s nominee, but if that were the case, I’d be out there making phone calls and knocking on doors for his campaign. After all, I’m a Democrat and throughout my life I have been supporting candidates who I deem as “the lesser of two evils.” Any significant criticism would stay “inside the tent” so as not to give aid and comfort to the enemy.

There are many Democrats who feign support for Buono. Yet, all that they are providing is lip service. Instead, they should be contributing to her campaign, working the phones, and doing all he can to get her elected.

Barbara Buono is the type of candidate that we rarely see. Someone who speaks truth to power. There was such a candidate last year – Elizabeth Warren – and she prevailed over the well-funded GOP candidate by running a grass roots campaign. Barbara Buono can do the same, but she needs the support of all true Democrats. This year, we don’t have to settle for the lesser of two evils. We can elect someone who can start to break the stranglehold that the party bosses have on the Democratic Party. And maybe that’s why some Democrats are so ambivalent about this election.

Elizabeth Warren Responds to Chris Christie

I thought you might like to read what Elizabeth Warren wrote to her supporters after watching Chris Christie’s much-vaunted RNC moment in the GOP spotlight. It’s refreshing. Hell, it’s cleansing after the animated bullshit we sat through last night. Want a better, more constructive view of America? Here it is:

Elizabeth Warren

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave a speech tonight at the Republican National Convention about the Greatest Generation. Let’s talk about what really made the Greatest Generation so great.

Read the rest of what Warren has to say below the fold …

Woulda Coulda Shoulda Been at Netroots Nation

netroots-nation-logoAs Netroots Nation 2012 was coming to a close a couple of weeks ago and Deciminyan & I were getting ready to leave Providence, Rhode Island, this Tweet dropped, in response to our Twitter coverage of the 4-day event:

.@BlueJersey Sounds like you had a blast at ‪#NN12‬. Maybe I can join you next year.

                                            – @SenatorBuono

I didn’t answer the Senator on Twitter, because I’ve been mulling that over. And I decided to answer here, to Senator Buono, and a few other people – mostly women – I know. Yeah, you should go. It’s an idea factory, a lively place of discussion, strategy and tactics – only one you will avail yourself of.  Maybe you’ll be there next time around. See who I’m inviting to Netroots Nation next year – below the fold. And who do you think should go, Blue Jersey?

Dear Every Elected Democrat in New Jersey: Please Watch

Maybe you’ve seen this already, or read the pullout quote half your constituency has already posted on their facebook.

But maybe you don’t realize that what Elizabeth Warren said at a garden-variety campaign house party in Andover, Massachusetts is an infusion of right-thinking lifeblood that can be helpful to you as you speak to voters in your own campaigns, and as you consider how to battle the regressive policies of a GOP-controlled U.S. House of Representatives or a Governor with one eye on the White House.

This is progressive economics clearly and cleanly spoken. It’s what we sent you to Washington, and to Trenton, for. Some of you should see this, some of you need to. I hope it inspires you as much as it did me.

Holt wants Elizabeth Warren to chair Consumer Protections Bureau

Congressman Rush Holt has thrown his support behind Elizabeth Warren to be the Chair of the Consumer Protection:

“The fight for Wall Street reform was all about standing up for hard-working families and giving them a voice against Wall Street and big banks. The President’s signing of Wall Street reform into law was not the end of the fight, it is really the beginning,” Holt said. “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will only be as good as its leadership.  Elizabeth Warren has devoted her career’s work to standing up for hard-working families in the face some of the worst predatory lending practices that contributed to the financial meltdown. You just can’t do better than her.”

The Congressman joined 56 members of the house urging the President to make the move calling her “the perfect choice” for the post.  I’ll put the full letter the members sent below the fold.  CBS News took a look at the case for and against Warren as they see it. The Young Turks put out this video on the current situation: