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Here is our answer

from Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA), Jan 31, 2018

When I gave my response last night to the State of the Union, I did so from Fall River, Massachusetts — a proud American city, built by immigrants and hard work.

It was a fitting place to gather as our nation reflects.

Many have spent the past year anxious, angry, afraid. We feel the fault lines of a fractured country, and experience that nagging feeling, no matter our political beliefs: This is not right. This is not who we are.

It would be easy to dismiss it as chaos. Partisanship. Politics. But it’s bigger than that. This administration has turned American life into a zero-sum game — where, in order for one to win, another must lose.

Where we can cut taxes for corporations today if we raise them on families tomorrow. Where we can take care of sick kids if we sacrifice DREAMers.

We are bombarded with one false choice after another: Coal miners or single moms. Rural communities or inner cities. The coast or the heartland.

Here is our answer: We choose both. We fight for both. We work every day to make sure the strongest, richest, greatest nation in the world doesn’t leave anyone behind. Get started right now with OFA.

We choose a living wage, paid leave, and affordable child care. We choose pensions that are solvent, roads and bridges that won’t rust away, and good education you can afford.

We choose an economy strong enough to boast record stock prices and brave enough to admit that CEOs making 300 times the average worker is not right.

We choose a health care system that shows mercy, whether you suffer from cancer or depression or addiction.

We choose Fall River, and the thousands of communities across the country whose roads aren’t paved with power or privilege, but with honest effort, good faith, and the resolve to build something better for their kids.

We choose the highest American ideal: the belief that we are all worthy, we are all equal, and we all count.

That is our choice. That is who we are. And it’s time to fight for it.

We don’t have a day to waste. Get to work with OFA today:

I’m in.

Moore, Trump put local Republicans at severe risk

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times of Chester County, Dec 9th, 2017

As we head into the 2018 election season, we see that the two major political parties find themselves at crossroads, with one party seemingly finding its roots after years of wandering and pandering and another so lost, to as be unrecognizable from just a few years ago.

For Democrats, heading into 2018 with a wind at their back — and locally, the biggest series of wins in party history — it seems like a party that had been co-opted by corporate America has found its roots, grabbing back the mantle of populism (thanks to a giant assist from Republicans), blue-collar workers, the middle class, minorities and so on. Basically, everyone but rich white folks.

Democrats will likely continue excessive navel gazing — as is their wont — but seem to have found a foundation in embracing the old-time ethos of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson of lifting up and protecting the least of our citizens to build a stronger, fairer America. A new generation of leaders seems to be emerging — more and more quickly would be better – that better represents America.

They’re also backstopped by organized labor, which seems to be finally making a comeback after four decades of erosion (which, with some validity, they point to as the beginning of the assault on the middle class). Unions are again beginning to get toe holds in places where they had previously been shut out — and at the same time seem to be working to stem the tide of rank and file members voting for Republicans such as Donald Trump, such votes being a key factor in Trump winning Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin in the 2016 elections.

They appear to be raising more money and looking to put more resources into the 2018 election cycle. We’ll see how effective that is, but it is worth watching.

Meanwhile, there’s the Republican Party.

Just a few years ago, the GOP stood for fiscal conservatism, social conservatism and family values.

Now? Not so much….

keep reading at The Times of Chester County

2018: Dems 52, R’s 38

Very interesting poll. At first you wonder how a president who threatens the whole American way of life and sense of social fairness can not be the big issue for everyone looking to who should control Congress after next year. But then you realize: there are plenty of free-standing reasons that a majority of voters would like to see R’s– who can’t pass a budget, protect our health care, or assert some influence over an “adult day care” White House–lose control of Congress next year.