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(2014/10/17) Democrats will not save you until the system is fixed (Elections)

Edition #869

Democrats will not save you until the system is fixed


Today we take a look at why no faith should be put in the Democratic Party to fight for progressive goals and how we can go about reforming the system to make all politicians responsive to their constituents


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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Why Dems Are Not Doing Better Running Up To 2014 - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 9-20-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: The Masochism Tango - More of Tom Lehrer

Ch. 4: Act 2: .@jeremyscahill on our painfully consistent foreign policy through the administrations - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 9-29-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: The Game Is Rigged - Badly Stuffed Animals

Ch. 6: Act 3: President Obama Plays Three Dimensional Appeasement - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 07-01-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Sad But True - Change In the Weather

Ch. 8: Act 4: No Such Thing as a Political Savior - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 05-29-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Save Ourselves - Bright Stars and Battle Scars

Ch. 8: Act 5: Progressives won't frame the debate - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 10-11-14

Ch. 9: Song 5: In the Beginning - The Dusty Foot Philosopher

Ch. 10: Act 6: Frustration in the White House press corps - @onthemedia - Air Date: 5-9-14

Ch. 11: Song 6: Tiny Wings Theme - Tiny Wings Theme - Single

Ch. 12: Act 7: Kickstarting the revolution - @dccommonsense with Dan Carlin - Air Date: 10-13-14


Ch. 13: Oil is the source of our middle-east troubles - Andon from Charlottesville, VA

Ch. 14: Republican hypocrisy on health care - Shawn from Portland, OR

Ch. 15: Political donation demands keep increasing - Maureen from Mass

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 16: Act 8: .@MAYDAYUS is Underway - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Final comments on why we need to be bold and try something new

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism Update: MayDay is Underway!

MayDay PAC closes initial fundraising!

Follow-up/new Action!

Support the MayDayPac candidates: ”Candidate Fact Sheet

Sources/additional glimmers of hope:

MayDay in the News round-up

"SCOTUS 'McCutcheon' Ruling to Help Super Rich Purchase Even MORE of American ‘Democracy' (And a reminder why elections still matter.)” via The Brad Blog

"Florida Governor Almost Calls Off Debate Over Fan” h/t Satiristas

"In Wisconsin, Dark Money Got a Mining Company What It Wanted: An accidentally released court filing reveals how one company secretly gave money to a nonprofit that helped get favorable mining legislation passed.” by Theodoric Meyer at ProPublica

Find out more about Dark Money: Money in Politics -- See Who's Giving & Who's Getting at

Listen to the original activism segment: "MayDay PAC - via @MayOneUS - Best of the Left Activism” from BotL episode 839 (06/24/14): "Disinfecting the rot on American democracy (Money in Politics)”

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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