s skippy the bush kangaroo: getting back to taking back

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

getting back to taking back

joan brunwasser shares her insights about the take back america conference over at op-ed news:

i have just returned from campaign for america's future: take back america 2007 in our nation's capital. it's hard to imagine that this forum hasn't been happening forever. in just six years, this baby of robert borosage and roger hickey has morphed from very modest to major league. this year, there were more than 3,000 conferees. all of the major democratic contenders were there, as well as speaker of the house pelosi and howard dean. the conference was extremely well-run and full of interesting sessions, often at the same time. i struggled to be in more than one place at the same time. the only glitch was that michael moore's flight was cancelled due to bad weather conditions. so he missed his session on health care with clips from his new movie "sicko". we were pretty universally disappointed about that…
w has succeeded in changing the political landscape and it will take us a very long time to undo all the damage he has done. it began with jeb and katherine harris instituting voter purging in florida, prior to the election. according to greg palast, author of armed madhouse, of the 94,000 'felons' purged, "at least 91,000 were innocent legal voters, but the vast majority of these were guilty of nothing more than being black, democrats or both." (p. 40). then, there was the networks' premature pronouncement (kicked off by a bush cousin) and the supreme court's interference in the state recount. it's been downhill ever since. whereas a few years ago, i might have been more reticent about saying that, much of the public has pretty much caught up with my assessment by now.
we hope the take back america conference comes to the left coast next year so skippy can attend!

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