In 2008, Republicans suffered a major political defeat while Democrats crowed and claimed a mandate from the voters. Two years later, the parties traded places again. The GOP declared that liberalism has been rejected and promised a conservative agenda that would put the nation back on track. Unfortunately, the political narrative this election cycle has been one in which both parties have been guilty of misreading the general-election voters.
In establishing our Constitutional Republic, the Framers realized that the whole was greater than the sum of its parts, and their crowning achievement was to make a vigorous democratic process, not partisan ideology, our constitutional mandate. As you go to the polls today, remember to take a step back and vote for who you think will best protect our long-term national interests: the Constitution and our democratic principles. Read the following article on the most influential factors going into Election Day, share your thoughts, and—most importantly—VOTE!
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Last night, I joined MSNBC’s Ed Schultz to discuss the Sandusky trial as we waited for the jury to deliver their verdict. Sandusky was convicted of 45 of 48 felony and misdemeanor counts of sexually abusing 10 young boys over the course of 15 years.
From The Ed Show
On today’s Morning Joe, I joined the panel to discuss Obama tackling immigration reform, the Romney narrative, and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s controversial tax cut bill.
Check out the following clips from this morning’s show:
From MSNBC’s Morning Joe:
Political extremism cannot be allowed to compromise our core liberties. If we choose to remain gullible and ignorant, preferring partisan speeches at flag-waving rallies to hard truths, then we’ll get what we deserve–a Republic in name only.
This recent article from Glenn Greenwald examines how extremist attitudes in Washington are quickly eroding our modern understanding of civil liberties. Take a look, and let me know your thoughts.
From Salon.com and Glenn Greenwald: