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Now What?

Artist: Miles Davis

Tune: So What?

My depression is lifting. I have read and heard a lot of stuff. There is some degree of finger pointing, which is normal and to be expected. Now someone needs to do the autopsy. What happened and why? No, Hillary Clinton wasn’t a perfect candidate. Do we need to run a perfect candidate, Barack Obama, all the time in order to win a national election? Obama was so good that the GOP had to make up stuff – Born in Kenya, was a Muslim, hates America, etc. 

I have been watching Dallas Cowboys games all this week. With modern technology, you don’t have to listen to the news if you don’t want to. Ever. No MSNBC. No FOX News. No CNN. It was necessary in order for me to decompress. I needed to reassess.  

So, we have been through this before. Progressives have lost elections which they (we) were supposed to win (see John Kerry verses George W. Bush). Where do we go from here? What do we need to do, not just to win an election, but to truly help the American people?  

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis stands up for women

Senator Wendy Davis. Wow, a Progressive in Texas. Yes, I know that that there are Progressives in Texas but for the most part they are marginalized.

From KVUE:

It will likely be a long day for Texas lawmakers at the State Capitol. The special session of the Legislature ends Tuesday night, and several issues are still on the table.

Perhaps the most controversial topic is a bill that includes some of the toughest abortion regulations in the country. Senate Democrats have said they are prepared to do whatever they can to prevent a vote on it.

Wearing a pair of comfortable pink tennis shoes Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth began her filibuster, or long speech, at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday. She could talk until the session ends Tuesday at midnight.

Podcast – Local Edge Radio with Bill Scher and Vonciel

Finally, I was able to catch up with Bill Scher from Liberal Oasis and Campaign for America’s Future for this podcast. (Please read Bill’s must-read post on how to get jobs back on the table.)Bill is one of the fabulous progressives. We discuss the fact that President Barack Obama appears to be holding the winning hand with debt ceiling negotiations coming up. We talk about Benghazi. Every time the Republicans try to make a big deal out of Benghazi, it seems to blow up in their faces. Such was the case with Mitt Romney and, most recently, Charles Krauthammer, who stated that Hillary Clinton had a case of Benghazi allergy, which is why she didn’t testify in front of Congress. Bill correctly points out that Benghazi is not a scandal. Instead, it shows the difficulty in balancing what an Embassy is supposed to do – security versus being with the people. One of the things that seems to be overlooked is that President Barack Obama is now promoting a foreign-policy that is fostering democracy in many countries that once were dictatorships. (I wonder why Fox News isn’t talking about this.) Listen to this podcast. It is extremely entertaining.

I would like to thank Bill Scher for being on the show and I’d also like to thank my co-host Vonciel for tolerating my Bogarting the microphone.