28 Aug 2010
August 28, 2010

Glenn Beck

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is either too stupid to know the date of an iconic moment in 20th century history or he is lying and insulting Pres Obama & supporters of progress.




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Videos of DNC meeting and new 2010 election ads.  There were a lot of mentions of Harry Truman last weekend – he said,  “I don’t give the Republicans hell, I just tell the truth and they think it’s hell.” 




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DNC St. Louis meeting, small business relief, and social security and women’s right to vote anniversaries.   Governor Tim Kaine’s remarks on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7-VWd5CxQg; Vice President Biden’s remarks on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDULxNcWlTE 




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20 Aug 2010
August 20, 2010

DNC General Meeting – Part 2

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Chairman Kaine  addressed the group and discussed the Obama administration accomplishments, including getting all combat troops out of Iraq, GOP obstruction and the 2010 elections – noting our good candidates and strong strong field work.  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Senator Clair McCaskill spoke.   Senate candidate and UVA aluma Robin Carnahan was not able to..




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20 Aug 2010
August 20, 2010

DNC General Meeting Report – Part 1

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The DNC is holding its general meeting in St. Louis this morning – Virginians attending include Gaylene Kanoyton, Doris Crouse-Mays, Lionell Spruill, Grindly Johnson, Alfonso Lopez and Alexis Herman. We have heard from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.  The Committee has adopted the draft resolutions report (below).   Vice Chair Donna Brazile spoke about voting rights and Gulf..




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20 Aug 2010
August 20, 2010

Join the DNC Meeting

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The DNC will broadcast VP Biden’s speech to the DNC meeting at 10:50 St. Louis time – (11:50 DC time) – http://my.democrats.org/VPSpeech – I’l be posting from the meeting.




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19 Aug 2010
August 19, 2010

DNC Executive Committee Meeting

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RBC Co-Chairs Roosevelt and Herman reported on the 2012 Delegate Selection Process and changes in the process.  The major changes, of course, are:  (1)  Calender – DNC and RNC adopted the same calendar, with IA, NH, SC, and NV going in February and other states going from March to June; States which move back to..




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Final discussion and vote on Delegate Selection Rules Rule 20 & 21– A Florida representative complained that the rules don’t provide clear guidance and objective standards re “provable positive steps” needed to obtain a waiver of DNC Rules, including those regarding calendar.    The proposed new language to para 20(c)(7) changing requirement to three steps, not all five.  Rule..




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The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee  met today to finalize the 2012 Democratic National Convention Call and Delegate Selection Rules.   They will be voted on at tomorrow’s DNC General Meeting.  I will post the final documents this weekend. Call draft completion (see prior post) – Article 1 – Bonus delegate issues – Stages – 1:..




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The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee convened today to finalize the draft Call to the 2012 Democratic Convention and consider a proposed charter amendment.  The RBC will take a final vote on the Delegate Selection Rules and Call in St. Louis on August 19 at 12:30 pm and forward to the full DNC for consideration on August 20…




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