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The Democratic Base Is Marching Right Past Its Leaders
Newly minted activists want Democrats in Washington to actually fight against Trump -- or get out of the way.

On April 15, 2009, a wave of populist protests swept across the country, pegged to tax day. John Boehner, who was then-House minority leader, was curious how they’d play out, and joined one in Bakersfield, California with Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

What he saw there stunned him, and he immediately knew that if Republicans could harness that energy, he’d become speaker of the House. As he told his staff in his typically salty manner, “They are fucking furious and we’re going to win.”

Boehner was right on both points, and he vowed that day to make sure he channeled the rage he was witnessing into campaigns against Democrats the next fall. To ally with his base, he and then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) resolved to engage in all-out obstruction. It worked, until it worked too well, and consumed Boehner himself, as well as his deputy, former Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.).

Elected Democrats are now facing the same challenge, as a fired-up progressive base is marching far ahead of the party leadership. Democrats are scrambling to keep up.

This week, when progressive champions Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) voted in a Senate committee to approve the thoroughly unqualified Ben Carson to head the Housing and Urban Development Department, there was little criticism from established liberal organizations in Washington. But the grassroots lit up ― blasting them on Twitter, Facebook, in calls to their offices, and in countless emails to Huffington Post reporters, asking us what on earth their one-time heroes were doing.

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Daaaamn, literally my fav quote from Bernie. Everytime I read it I get goosebumps cause he’s fucking right. Like, guys, we’re gonna win this fight. We’re gonna keep fighting and we’re not just gonna give up.

rmn65  asked:

What creative teams could do the various possible dc All-Star books and what format they would be. My idea is Noelle Stevens doing a fun Aquaman graphic novel with the same tone as Nimona, Tom King and Mitch Gerards doing a 12 issue Green Lantern story (picture something like a combination of Sheriff of Babylon and Omega Men where two green lantern partners find the body of Hal Jordan on their beat in the first issue) and Tula Lotay doing the art for Wonder Woman. Do you have any possible ideas?

I’d definitely be up for some more All-Star, so long as it was treated as the prestige product it deserves to be. That’s my biggest issue with the current All-Star Batman, the name itself: it’s a great book, but as an in-continuity ongoing with a changing roster of artists, it’s hard to read the name as much other than a cash-in (though at least it means DC’s pulling from Superman to try and make Batman look cooler for a change, rather than the other way around). I actually thought The Legend of Wonder Woman was continuing admirably in the tradition of the All-Star titles, but that project’s been scrapped - a damn shame, especially given the creators talked about pitches for follow-ups with other characters; I’d of course have particularly loved to see their The Legend of Superman.

In any case, I thought about whether or not to ‘recast’ Superman and Batman for this as well - the original plan after all was that both would be ongoings, starting with a completely fresh slate with each new creative teams, until Superman became an untouchable classic, and Batman became radioactive for awhile (though I still wanna see Dark Knight, Boy Wonder), ruining the idea. In the end, I’m leaving Superman alone; any impetus to do more All-Star books in the first place would surely be to follow in the footsteps of that book, so there’s no reason to mess with it.* Batman on the other hand, I could see DC deciding to revise a bit.

I suggested before I’d be interested in seeing Tom King’s version of All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder, probably with either Jim Lee or Mikel Janin again. But here’s an alternative proposal: Al Ewing and Chris Samnee. Samnee is I think an obvious choice; Ewing has mentioned his love for The Brave and the Bold and Morrison’s Batman, and while I don’t know that he’d have a full run in him for the character the way I expect he would for a lot of DC’s other heavy-hitters, I bet he could put out a really spectacular 12-issue story of the origin of the greatest crime-fighting team of all time.

For All-Star Wonder Woman I’d go with Fiona Staples as the artist, on the basis that she rocks and would be perfect for Diana’s world. I thought about Marguerite Bennett writing it, but while I think she’d fit excellently for the main book, I ultimately decided on Holly Black. I’ve only read the first trade of her work on Lucifer (I want to catch up on the original series before going further), but she did some really strong, atmospheric high-concept stories in there, an approach I think would translate very well.

With All-Star Flash, I’d be really curious to see what Warren Ellis would do. It’d be a big hit or a big miss - when he gives a shit with his corporate work he does some all-time-best material (no joke, he’s easily in the top ten Batman writers on the strength of a short story with Jim Lee and the crossover issue in Planetary), but when he doesn’t you can tell. I’d be willing to bank on him doing something really special with this one though: personally, I’d frame it as Barry and Wally’s first excursion into the Multiverse and meeting with Jay Garrick, building into a bigger adventure that would be their first encounter with the Speed Force. I don’t know that he’d be onboard for the fanboy joy aspect of the story that’s so part and parcel of the Flash, but I think his wit, his weird ideas and his storytelling sensibilities could knock it out of the park here under the right circumstances. I’d have Ron Salas on art; his Flash art is exceptional, and I think his style would mesh well with Ellis.

All-Star Green Lantern is a Jonathan Hickman joint, both written and drawn by him. Let him do whatever weird cosmic stuff he wants.

I decided on Tom King and Tula Lotay for All-Star Aquaman. King I think could really nail the more wistful, quiet tone I imagine would work for Arthur, mixed with the politics that inevitably spring up in stories about royalty, while still bringing the action when necessary and keeping it all fun to read. Tula Lotay is I think a plain-as-day fit for an auteur underwater sci-fi magical superhero book that’d also probably have a lot of talking.

There’d almost certainly be an All-Star Justice League book to pull all these together, and my first instinct was to go back to Morrison. But he’s already written All-Star Superman, a massive JLA run and a JLA OGN, so while I’d hardly complain if we really got this by him, for the purposes of this proposal I think it’d be perfectly fair to hand this to someone else. I’d have that someone else be Steve Orlando, who I’d trust as much as anyone alive to do the ultimate iconic high-action Justice League epic, and I think he’d follow up on the ideas presented by the other books without missing a beat. Doc Shaner draws it: his work comes closest to the collective eyes-tilted-towards-the-stars tone I imagine these books striking. And also he’s real good at drawing, especially DC characters.

* Not that I could never imagine any kind of Superman follow-up at all; I still think it’s likely DC will get Morrison to do something related to it next year. I even came up with a little list of how I’d do some spin-offs one time. But a straight-up new story titled All-Star Superman isn’t happening anymore than DC would put out a Sandman book completely unrelated to Neil Gaiman’s stuff.

Maybe a Bernie Sanders Administration Would Give Us Our First Female Vice President

Some might say a Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren presidential bid is too liberal to make it in the United States. There is definitely something to be said for putting the two most liberal senators on the same ballot, but if a vote was going to be cast for Bernie Sanders in the first place I highly doubt Elizabeth Warren as Vice President would change that.

Although there is basically no reason to think she would be the VP other than hopeful optimism, it would make a lot of sense given their records. They have both continually fought Wall Street interests. They have both consistently supported efforts making college more affordable. Ideologically they are incredibly similar and have very similar voting records on key issues. Although she decided not to run for president herself, being Vice President is a lot different than running for president yourself. Only time will tell, but it seems like a smart political move and we’ll remain hopeful. Either way her endorsement is huge. Bernie Sanders 2016!

“But her emails” biiiitch, I ain’t a fan of Hillary either but at least she wasn’t speaking about North Korea info in the middle of the dining hall in a hotel she owned. She also didn’t let anybody get a picture of the man that essentially holds the nuclear codes. Like these aren’t alternative facts people. But watch a Trump Supporter message me now calling me a “snowflake” and to tell me about all the wars Hillary would have started or about all of her “scandals” like dude I don’t care. I WANTED BERNIE TO WIN I DIDN’T LIKE HILLARY EITHER BUT I’D RATHER HER BE OUR PRESIDENT RIGHT NOW CAUSE MORE PEOPLE ACTUALLY VOTED FOR HER.

There are Bad lip readings videos for Bruce Wayne, Lex Luthor , Diana Prince, Clark Kent ,Warren Eden, James Gordon, Daniel Cassidy and collections of Super Hero and Super Villain on news videos. The reactions have been mild annoyance or amusement .


On this day January 20, 1961 – John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts was sworn-in as the 35th President of the United States.

On January 20, 1961, on the newly renovated east front of the United States Capitol, John Fitzgerald Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th president of the United States. It was a cold and clear day, and the nation’s capital was covered with a snowfall from the previous night. The ceremony began with a religious invocation and prayers, and then African-American opera singer Marian Anderson sang “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and Robert Frost recited his poem “The Gift Outright.” Kennedy was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice Earl Warren. During his famous inauguration address, Kennedy, the youngest candidate ever elected to the presidency and the country’s first Catholic president, declared that “the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans” and appealed to Americans to “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”


May 17th 1954: Brown v. Board of Education

On this day in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its unanimous decision in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The decision declared racial segregation in schools unconstitutional, striking down the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ segregation which had been enshrined in the 1896 decision Plessy v. Ferguson. The Brown case had been bought by African-American parents, including Oliver L. Brown, against Topeka’s educational segregation. It was argued before the Court by the chief legal counsel of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Thurgood Marshall, who went on to become the first African-American Supreme Court justice in 1967. The Court, led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, declared that segregation violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The landmark decision is often considered the start of the Civil Rights Movement, which fought for racial integration and full equality for African-Americans. The movement transformed American society, leading to the end of legal segregation and landmark legislation such as the Civil Rights Act (1964) and Voting Rights Act (1965). However, the mission of the movement, so eloquently expressed by Dr. King, to achieve full equality, is far from over.

“We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal
- Warren’s opinion for the Court


Elizabeth Warren fires back at Mitch McConnell’s Scalia statement

Sen. Mitch McConnell has vehemently expressed that he opposes President Obama from appointing a new Supreme Court justice. Elizabeth Warren took some time in return to remind McConnell of the laws. Republicans are sure to wage a lengthy nomination fight, but historically, President Obama has plenty of time.

The Signs as U.S. Political Figures of the 1960s
  • Aries: William Westmoreland (Commander of U.S. Troops in Vietnam)
  • Taurus: Malcolm X (Civil Rights Activist)
  • Gemini: John F. Kennedy (U.S. President 1961-1963)
  • Cancer: John Glenn (First American to Orbit the Earth, 1962)
  • Leo: Neil Armstrong (First Man on the Moon, 1969)
  • Virgo: Lyndon B. Johnson (U.S. Vice President 1961-1963, U.S. President 1963-1969)
  • Libra: Dwight Eisenhower (U.S. President, 1953-1961)
  • Scorpio: Robert F. Kennedy (U.S. Attorney General 1961-1964, U.S. Senator from New York 1965-1968)
  • Sagittarius: Shirley Chisholm (First African-American Congresswoman,1969-1983)
  • Capricorn: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Civil Rights Activist)
  • Aquarius: Betty Friedan (Women's Rights Activist and Author of the Feminine Mystique)
  • Pisces: Earl Warren (Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1953-1969, Investigated JFK Assassination 1963-1964)