74 Days: Dole’s inflated rhetoric has done nothing to help hardworking North Carolinians

DAY 74

Elizabeth Dole’s “Best in Congress” award, which she and only 49 of her 534 colleagues applied for themselves, is supposedly based on her support for working families. But how does she square that with the Drum Major Institute’s “F” score for her votes on behalf of North Carolina’s middle class? Or what about her votes against expanding children’s health insurance, raising the minimum wage, letting the government negotiate for lower drug prices, or increasing funding for Pell Grants? When it comes down to it, Dole’s inflated rhetoric has done nothing to help hardworking North Carolinians secure health care, afford pricey prescription drugs, or pay for college.

Read the entire post to read more on today's reason on why Elizabeth Dole is wrong for North Carolina and check back for updates over the next 74 days.

Volunteer for Obama

Unbelievable as it may sound, we really do have a chance to turn the Tarheel State blue this year. This situation presents us North Carolinians with an excellent opportunity to personally bring an end to the Bush-McCain policies that have failed this country for so long, and bring about a new day in this country. This sort of transformation cannot take place unless we actively contribute to the Obama campaign in whatever way we possibly can. Winning this bastion of Southern conservatism will be an uphill climb this year, regardless of the recent influx into the Research Triangle and an energized African-American electorate. Legions of volunteers will be the key to putting Sen. Obama over the top.

“Drill Here, Drill Now!” Resistance is Futile

Cross posted from The Progressive Pulse
Now that the right-wing hive mind has decided that today's free-market mantra is "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less!"…resistance is futile. It's as if the Borg has directed the think tank drones to signal that their assimilation is complete by embedding the moronic meme in their blogs. Like other examples of right-wing GroupThink ("Lower Taxes, Increase Revenue!"), this one is embarrassingly and demonstrably false.

BlueNC's Democratic National Convention Schedule (Adding The Blend soon)

If you look at the link that TMD posted the other day, you know how much there is to do in Denver next week. As part of the media, there are certain events I simply am not able to attend. Hopefully, some of our delegates will report back on these events. I spent hours culling all of the schedules posted at different sites, organizing them by type and time, calling and emailing to rsvp, buying tickets and confirming the events. This is not complete because there may be schedule changes that allow me to stop by and check out other seminars, rallies and receptions.


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