‘Proud socialist’ Kshama Sawant joins ‘McPoverty’ picket line in Seattle

The same group that turned a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march into a protest for a $15 an hour minimum wage was at it again today in Seattle, Wash., calling for a one-day citywide boycott of McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King.

Council member Kshama Sawant, who describes herself as a proud socialist, again marched with the protesters.

Not even President Obama is suggesting a $15 an hour minimum wage, and it wasn’t all solidarity under the #McPoverty hashtag either.



Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/20/proud-socialist-kshama-sawant-joins-mcpoverty-picket-line-in-seattle/

9-term incumbent Democrat loses primary in Massachusetts

Down goes Rep John Tierney in Massachusetts’ sixth congressional district:

Of note, national Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi and Liz Warren, couldn’t save Tierney:

Now let’s meet the Democrat who beat Rep. Tierney, Iraq war veteran Seth Moulton:

[. . .] Seth joined the Marine Corps in 2001. Although Seth was firmly against the Iraq War, Seth served his country and led his platoon — eventually serving four tours of duty in Iraq over five years. Seth led an infantry platoon during the 2003 invasion and was in the first Marine company to enter Baghdad. Later, he worked to establish an independent Iraqi media. The following year, Seth returned to Iraq as an infantry platoon commander and fought in the lead company in the Battle of Najaf. At the request of then-Lieutenant General David Petraeus, Seth remained in Iraq and joined a small team of Marines working closely with Iraqi security forces and served as a liaison to senior Iraqi leaders south of Baghdad.

This actually looks like good news for the Dems as Moulton is thought to be the stronger candidate against Republican Richard Tisei:

The GOP response so far? Not much:


Pelosi complains about cost of Boehner lawsuit, gets called out on hypocrisy 

‘Is this for real?’ See the DCCC’s latest ‘laughable and pathetic’ attempt at gathering donations [photo]

DCCC email: ‘We’re getting steamrolled by Karl Rove,’ ‘worst week so far’

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/10/9-term-incumbent-democrat-loses-primary-in-massachusetts/