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Starting Monday, a coalition of ["]progressive["] groups — from labor unions to health care advocates — will sink millions of dollars into television advertising and sponsor grass-roots* events in swing House districts thanking Democrats for passing the law and highlighting its importance for average Americans.

“We’re going to let our friends know we are going to be there for them,” said AFSCME President Gerald McEntee. “We expect in three months, the American people will understand the bill and they will be happy and satisfied with it.”

"Three months...." Yeah, advocate for a policy -- like Medicare For All -- that any American** can understand and support in a heartbeat?

Science fiction stuff.

NOTE * I love the concept of a "sponsored grass-roots event." Don't you?

NOTE ** Yes, even Republicans! Remember, "Medicare's not a government program!"

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Submitted by madamab on

That's the thing that a lot of people on the left don't seem to realize.

Obama and his enablers truly, TRULY do not give a sh*t. They have a very narrow group of people that they need to please (i.e.; the oligarchy/patriarchy), and if they're happy, then the Obama regressives are happy.

Even the efforts to "convince" the American people this bill is a good thing are all kabuki, and meant only to throw more money and fame towards the "creative class," as a reward for their assistance in shoehorning Obama into the Presidency.

The whole show is just lipstick on a corporatist pig.

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Submitted by tarheel-leftist85 on

elected office* = unpaid internship

* The important thing is getting elected once to assist legacy party colleagues in enacting corporatist/neoliberal policy. Re-election, however, is of minimal concern--perhaps, even unwanted when corporate lobbying/boardroom sinecures have been secured.

Submitted by jawbone on

bankruptcy had lead to the bankruptcy auctioneers offering their email list up for sale. While Air America had promised no emails would to go third parties, I figure bankruptcy invalidates all such contractual agreements...or something....

Otherwise, how could these be offered for sale?

Can this apply to political organizations??

Air America’s website is down, but their privacy policy is still gettable, thanks to a little something called “Google caching.” Two relevant passages from the privacy policy, which was cached on January 17th, 2010:

[1]e. The Air America site has a newsletter distributed via e-mail. If you choose to subscribe to this feature, you must provide a valid e-mail address. Your e-mail address will be used only by Air America for the distribution of the newsletter and any promotions or marketing that we feel may be of interest to you and will not be divulged to any third party, except as required by court order. All Air America newsletters include an unsubscribe link in at the very bottom. Clicking this link will unsubscribe you immediately.

4. What information does Air America share with third parties?

a. Unless described herein, Air America will not impart to third parties individual users’ e-mail addresses or other individual personal information unless required to do so by law.

The only stipulations described therein pertain to cookies on the website itself, sweepstakes, and court orders and warrants — nothing about their standard mailing list.

The linked site has more information. And this update...can they do that?

Update #2: Verena von Pfetten, fearless leader of our sister site Styleite and former Entertainment/Lifestyle myrmidon at Air America, just received the following in an email:

hi…i was lucky enough to buy what appears to be the airbook that you had used at air america… would you kindly provide [the] password? i would greatly appreciated it!

you may email or telephone me at my home phone no.

thanks very much!

So: The emails and documents of former employees are also, technically, up for auction! FUN.

(h/t: Commenter Mary at The Confluence)

It's all about the money.