October 14, 2013
Senator Warren gave this speech on the third day of the government shutdown, but it's now more applicable than ever as we enter the last few days before a potential default. Warren calls the GOP out for propagating the idea of a "boogeyman government," going on to explain the necessity of government; school Tea Party obstructionists on how democracy functions; and provide some inspirational lines about what America stands for. Warren really hits her stride starting at 3:55.
October 11, 2013
On last night's episode of CNN' "Crossfire," things got a little heated as progressive activist and bestselling author Van Jones took Ted Cruz to task over his Obamacare rhetoric. Watch as Jones poses some tough questions to Cruz and lambasts him for providing no solution for uninsured Texans.
October 11, 2013
Watch this incredible interview of Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old from Pakistan who is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and activist for education and women. At 4:28, watch the powerful moment where Malala tell Jon what she'd like to say to the Taliban.
October 10, 2013
Sometimes trying to debate a conservative Republican is like talking to a brick wall — they're predictable, intransigent, and unwilling to see another's perspective. In response to this issue, The Daily Show brought in an actual former FBI hostage negotiator to teach Jason Jones how to converse with Republicans. Though not completely successful, the result is, at least, hilarious.
It is pretty ridiculous that the House GOP has taken our country to this point. The only way to truly end this culture of crisis they have created is to vote them out, and DFA members stand at the ready. Here is the shut down by the numbers:
Outraged by the government shutdown, that's how many phone calls DFA members have pledged o make to voters in 2014 to defeat Republicans and take back the House of Representatives from Tea Party extremists. And the number is surging with each day the shutdown continues.
That's how many DFA and Daily Kos supporters have signed on to a petition asking 21 moderate House Republicans to buck John Boehner and sign a "discharge petition" that would force a vote to end the shutdown -- and could prevent the impending debt ceiling disaster.
That's how many Republicans could lose their seats because of the shutdown, according to Sam Wang, a Princeton professor called "one of the best poll aggregators out there" by Paul Krugman. Wang's analysis of recent polling shows that the GOP would lose the House "if the election were held today."
We can take back the House in 2014 -- so this never happens again. Please contribute $5 today to our DFA Dialer program so our members can follow through on making 3 million calls into the districts that matter the most.
Republicans made this mess, gambling on our future to force an ideological point that the majority of Americans continue to reject. Let's make sure they learn a lesson.
October 9, 2013
Congressman Doyle brilliantly explains the craziness that is the GOP shutdown talking points. WATCH:
PS don't forget to join the over 200,000 grassroots activists who have signed on to our petition calling for moderate Republicans join Democrats in passing a discharge petition to end the shutdown.