View Full Version : CA Dem Party progressives explore primary challenge to Obama

08-04-2011, 09:32 AM


Source: San Francisco Chronicle

There have long been rumblings that the liberal base is ticked off at President Obama, but the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party just put that frustration into writing: They've passed a resolution exploring calling for a primary challenge to Obama.

Now, this is largely symbolic, but it's heavy nonetheless. They're ticked that Obama hasn't ditched the Bush tax cuts, has continued drone attacks overseas, and hasn't ended the foreclosure crisis, among other sins listed below. The straw that broke their collective caucus backs, Caucus chair Karen Bernal told us Wednesday, was Obama's -- as the resolution put it -- "unilateral closed-door budget offer to slash Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, which endangers the New Deal and War on Poverty safety nets."

"Our silence," Bernal told us, "is a price that's too high to pay."

mwrguy (264 posts) Wed Aug-03-11 11:18 PM
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1. Bernie Sanders or Dennis Kucinich, please
No more DLC.

Maybe they could bring McGovern back.

Downwinder (1000+ posts) Thu Aug-04-11 12:11 AM
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14. Anybody for Al Franken?

No Elephants (1000+ posts) Thu Aug-04-11 02:41 AM
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31. Tom Harkin?

on point (430 posts) Wed Aug-03-11 11:45 PM
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6. or Feingold. There are real meaningful choices out there who can win!

Tiggeroshii (1000+ posts) Thu Aug-04-11 01:27 AM
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19. I would really like to see Kamala Harris run, personally...
But I mean, I think it will just take one person to completely step into the fold who hasn't already kind of done so to get a sort of domino effect like the whole 1968 thing.

I guess he has forgotten who won in 1968. NIXON.

Lots to laugh at in this thread.

08-04-2011, 10:32 AM
I think the DUmmies may be on to something.

Here's who they need to run against the Prez...


I'm sure DUmmieLand can get behind her!!! :D

DumbAss Tanker
08-04-2011, 12:35 PM



Hell, anything that eats into his billion-dollar campaign war-chest is aces with me!


Dan D. Doty
08-06-2011, 07:42 PM

Yes, Cynithia " Its the Jews!!! " McKinney :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

Well, at least we know she could win the Primary ... in Libya.

Wei Wu Wei
08-06-2011, 07:54 PM
I would vote for Bernie Sanders

08-06-2011, 11:07 PM
I would vote for Bernie Sanders

What kind of f.....d up teacher are you?

08-06-2011, 11:14 PM
What kind of f.....d up teacher are you?

That is something else he would have to prove to me, if he was a teacher he would at least tell us what he teaches.

08-06-2011, 11:59 PM
That is something else he would have to prove to me, if he was a teacher he would at least tell us what he teaches.

Thimble installation :p

08-07-2011, 04:56 AM
What kind of f.....d up teacher are you?

He's typical of what we subject our kids to these days unfortuneately.

08-07-2011, 11:22 AM
What kind of f.....d up teacher are you?

One that should lose his licence. That's what kind Wee Wee is.

08-07-2011, 04:35 PM
I would vote for Bernie Sanders



08-07-2011, 07:05 PM
Two pieces of critical information here:
1. Kalifornia

Whoever it is will be bat $*** crazy exceeded only by their stupidity anyway.:cool:

08-08-2011, 05:05 AM


Because Wee Wee is supporting a fellow Communist.