Morning Round Up of Ohio Progressive Blogs (Monday)
There was a lot of good stuff going on today but two diaries really stood out...
- MCDAC puts out a great diary on " People Who Hate Government Shouldn't Run Government". Something I feel very strongly about. How can you do anything correctly if you despise it?
This is the simple message that Democrats need to carry to the American people: you wouldn't turn your family, your home, or your church over to someone who hated it, why should you do that to your government?
- This isn't as much of a diary as a comment on another diary (about Social Democracies) but it is worth a read for these last two paragraphs alone. It also has some interesting history tidbits in it, too! -
The simple fact is that the attempt at "unrestrained" capitalism as practiced by the current Bush administration has been shown to be an abject failure. An economic surplus has been transformed into a three trillion dollar debt that will be visited upon our great grandchildren unless the disastrous Bush tax cuts are repealed. At this current moment, 46 million people are without health insurance, the vast majority of which work full-time jobs and still can't afford it, and that number is growing rapidly. An entire city, arguably the cultural jewel of the South, was destroyed by a natural disaster and heading into the next hurricane season insurance companies, claiming poverty are cancelling hurricane policies left and right. And. most enjoyably, the Republican party is tearing itself apart as the unapologetically xenophobic wing fights with the rabidly pro-business wing over the issue of illegal immigrants.
It is time to give up the myth of the bootstrapper and relegate the notion that each and every one of us may someday become as rich as Bill Gates and deal with the realities that face us in this new century. We need a base level of education including a college education for each and every child in the world so that they can compete in a new global economy. We need to ensure a minimum level of health care for every citizen so that a single stay in a hospital won't automatically lead to destitution and indentured servitude. There are certain ideals that we should all be able to agree upon whether we are liberal or conservative and stop quibbling over these ignorant and outdated labels that serve only to divide us. Unfortunately, for conservatives, that means coming to the realization that there are some things that require a social democratic solution, because the market doesn't always provide what we as citizens require. (read the rest at TheAlarm)
And Some Candidate News...
- Blogesque reports that Bill Conner will be challenging Dave Hobson in OH-7. Noting that even in heavily Republican districts Democrats have some worthwhile candidates and Mr. Hobsons mix of conservative, moderate and liberal views fix the district well.
- Tom Sawyer leads in the 13th according to SurveyUSA. ChiefSource and Psychobilly Dem discuss the race.
- GlassCityJungle offers up a little campaign fundraising trivia plus a little controversy.
- Meet the Democratic Candidates at the UAPA Democratic Candidates Forum April 23rd.
- "Petro Position Changer" fans are being offered by the Anonymous Chocolatier. The fans say "Create some wind and Petro's position will blow with it" according to Openers.
- Ohio2006 has a nice roud up of all the latest campaign news including: Ohio Sen 27th: Hanna (D) Wins Key Endorsements and Ohio House: By The Numbers.
- Truth,ForAChange has "America appears to be suffering an Alzheimer’s moment"
- Ohio Citizen Action points out that "Ohio high court looked to Nixon case in ruling on secrets" as Taft wins power to shield discussions; critic calls decision 'a license to cover up. and the ACLU is challenging Ohio Patriot Act’s Oath Requirement
- Democratic Veteran comments on our incompentent MBA president.
Argghh - What a frustrating morning after a wonderful weekend. I returned home yesterday with about 15 new blog comments all SPAM! (why do people do that?) Yuck. What a mess. So, I put comment moderation back on. Then blogger was very slow to get started. Overall - not smooth blogging but the weather looks nice, my tulips are blooming and I have a full day planned. I am still messing around with updating the format of "Morning RoundUp". I am trying to make it a little easier to read, and a little more organized and selective. I planned on updating Blogroll but never got around to it - too busy decorating eggs - hopefully, I'll finish that this week. Maybe after the baby goes to bed!
Take Care! -Cindy
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