I might be movin to Chicago soon...
Just to raise me up a crop of Dental Floss. WaPo's Cilizza:
The Fund For America, a Democratic-aligned group organized to disburse contributions from wealthy individuals to progressive organizations, will close its doors Thursday.
The announcement is expected to be made tomorrow; the decision will be attributed to the difficult environment for soliciting major contributions. That environment was largely created by Barack Obama, who publicly declared he was did not want his donors funding outside organizations; instead, the presumptive Democratic nominee said he wants donors spending all of their time collecting cash for his campaign.
Predictable and predicted.
We can only hope, with Taylor Marsh, that "it's nice the shark is on our side this time" on matters like, oh, universal health care (now that FISA is a lost cause). But for those who remember FDR's words -- "Now out out and make me do it" -- it might be wise to start thinking what "on our side" might mean in practice, concretely.... Somebody's got to, eh?
NOTE Zappa lyrics:
Raisin' it up
Waxen it down
In a little white box
That I can sell uptown
By myself I wouldn't
Have no boss,
But I'd be raisin' my lonely