Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A PROGRAM NOTE OF GREAT INTEREST: Rachel Maddow Monday, Feb. 18 -- Hubris 9:00 p.m. Selling the Iraq War

As stated on the TRMS web site – "Join Rachel Maddow for the step by step true story of how the American people were sold on the Iraq War – Premiers February 18, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. on MSNBC.”

If one cares about whether or not a president takes a nation to war, the most solemn decision he can ever make, then this is, I think, a MUST see.  Rachel Maddow is to me an American treasure.  She is brilliant, she is thoughtful, and she is an MSNBC star of progressive political commentary.  She makes astute and correct assessments of political history made in our nation.

In my experience over decades watching the news from Cronkite to the present, Rachel Maddow is one of the BEST that news commentary has to offer.  My world is influenced in the best way possible by this extraordinary host.  I am thrilled she is on our side.  What did our country do without her?  I can tell you.  It was led into useless wars killing hundreds of thousands of human beings no questions asked by a feckless media.

Rachel saves lives and influences politics in a humane and compassionate way.  Long may she do this, for me, for our country and, indeed, for the world.

A Title for the President's Administration

I had a thought (only one).  Maybe it's been said before I do not know but John Kennedy had the New Frontier, LBJ had the Great Society and Franklin Roosevelt had the New Deal.  I think this presidency should be perfectly characterized as 


I like it ;-)

I am sure that most have heard because of the difficult time Republicans are giving the president on the Hagel nomination as they did for Susan Rice they will need now 60 votes for cloture.  Send a message to ESPECIALLY the senate Republicans that this is unacceptable and they are slowly but surely ruining their chances for 2014.  

I am sure Republicans will try to block a plethora of additional presidential cabinet posts.  How much does that frost me?  A LOT.  They will not let this president breathe.  I want them electorally DEMOLISHED in 2014!



Rubio's Burried Headline.

Very poignant email by Arshad Hasan scroll down. She gets to the crux of the Republican agenda of cuts to benefits which are the foundation for 98% of our country. Republicans would DECIMATE the middle class of our nation, kick the poor in the teeth, eat all of it and leave the bones to be buried ... literally. DO NOT BE DUPED by how nice Republicans sound. They are NOT nice. 

In practice what the Republicans want to do would be devastating! Remember 2007 when the Republicans brought this country to its knees and nearly into the abyss. They are in pertinent part responsible for why our nation has tragically for the middle class economically nose dived. We are coming back but Congress must act and give an assist to a Democratic economic agenda which, if not fought tooth and nail by the Republican Party of division, hate and discord, would heal our wounds.

DO NOT LET IT. 2014 is the year of the CRUSH. Crush the Republican -- split down the middle composed of know nothings -- Party before we have no country left!

-----Original Message-----
From: Arshad Hasan

Sent: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 12:22 am
Subject: Marco Rubio buried the headline

Natalie -

Republicans just launched a new attack on Social Security.

Marco Rubio's response to the President's State of the Union buried the headline: Republicans want to make devastating cuts to Social Security benefits. Maybe you missed it because Rubio awkwardly took a sip of water and then tried to sell those cuts to the American people as a plan to reduce the deficit and "save" Social Security.

The Republican plan to "save" Social Security? It's just another scheme to push down working families and prop up subsidies for big corporations.

That's why we're joining Rep. Alan Grayson and our friends at the PCCC in telling Democrats to take any and all benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid off the table and pass a jobs bill that will put Americans back to work.

Tell Democrats in Congress: Vote against any cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Republicans can't cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid on their own -- they'll try to use the next budget showdown to force Democrats to join them in passing these cuts.

We can't let that happen. We need to get Democrats on the record right now -- we need them to pledge to vote no on any benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. We get enough Democrats to do that, and we win.

Join Rep. Alan Grayson and tell Democrats in Congress to take Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid off the table.

Thank you for all that you do.


Arshad Hasan, Executive Director
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