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It's Time for Kucinich, Conyers, Feingold and Other 'Progressives' in Congress to Take a Stand

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It's time for the Progressive Caucus in Congress to put up or shut up: Quit the party! You ain't doing no good for nobody serving in Congress as a Democrat!

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DAVE LINDORFF is a Philadelphia-area journalist. He is author most recently of "The Case for Impeachment," (St. Martin's Press, 2006). His work is available at www.thiscantbehappening.net

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Dave Lindorff is a founding member of the collectively-owned, journalist-run online newspaper www.thiscantbehappening.net. He is a columnist for Counterpunch, is author of several recent books ("This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the (more...)
 
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I agree with everything said especially this part ... by Judi on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 2:23:52 AM
Dave, I know you are concerned with the many progr... by Alan MacDonald on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 11:51:19 AM
A grouping of all people for human rights and nee... by Philip Dennany on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 4:54:00 PM
You mean, like the False-flag on 9/11?... by Bia Winter on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 7:27:58 PM
How two Republican senators (one from a family of ... by BFalcon on Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 3:40:10 PM
Dean's campaign threatened the corporate masters o... by Bob Soper on Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 5:09:30 AM
But people don't want expression of true feelings.... by BFalcon on Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 9:50:48 AM
To actually win, a third party has to siphon votes... by Scott Baker on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:43:25 PM
Well you're right Scott. But frankly and short of ... by Michael Shaw on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 3:08:48 PM
Given a first AND second choice, wouldn't most of ... by Bia Winter on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 7:35:49 PM
This might be the right time. But somehow I don't ... by Michael Shaw on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 8:41:18 PM
With an important addition: the system favors "win... by BFalcon on Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 3:44:05 PM
Conyers take a stand???? I don't think so!!!click ... by BARB BF on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:43:34 PM
And he never considered anything I said seriously ... by BFalcon on Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 3:46:37 PM
Yes, dammit, YES.... by B. Ross Ashley on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:55:14 PM
I am a liberal democrat largely turned libertarian... by truthseeker7 on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 1:01:30 PM
are the guys who got us into this economic mess an... by Michael Shaw on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 8:50:38 PM
Why does Ron Paul campaign for Michele Bachmann? H... by janet o'connell on Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 3:18:31 PM
I agree with him about the FED, at least to a degr... by Michael Shaw on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:43:54 PM
After 40 years I departed, with about 15,000 Orego... by Joe Walsh on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 1:45:37 PM
I ended my subscription to the DCCC webpage and to... by Michael Shaw on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 2:53:22 PM
in their own party. Dennis Kucinich can tell you t... by Michael Shaw on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 2:32:48 PM
I dream come 2012 that there are 6 good candidates... by Michael Dewey on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 2:59:41 PM
It just adjourned a couple months ago. It is stil... by daveys on Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 1:17:05 AM
Conditionally, I take exceptionally strong excepti... by Ed Tubbs on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 3:39:24 PM
Ask all the ignorants (neighbors, friends etc) whe... by BFalcon on Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 4:03:16 PM
The sentiment is utterly correct, we must form a n... by Steve Windisch (jibbguy) on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 4:03:08 PM
are on the endangered species list for their upcom... by shirley reese on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 4:44:28 PM
Dave is a good old boy from my home state of Penns... by John Murphy on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 5:53:29 PM
Dave is a good old boy from my home state of Penns... by John Murphy on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 6:04:49 PM
I am still waiting for a currently serving Dem to ... by daveys on Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 1:22:43 AM
Here's a big problem: Just a year ago, most progre... by Perry Logan on Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 6:17:43 AM
Bill Clinton was my favorite and I still think tha... by BFalcon on Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 4:16:47 PM
Nader? Paul? McKinney? I voted for Kucinich in the... by Michael Shaw on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:56:11 PM
All your idols have one thing in common; thay also... by BFalcon on Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 4:33:56 PM
I agree with the premise, but why a "new" third pa... by Stuart Bedasso on Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 5:45:26 PM
who will guarantee a new third party will not be a... by Michael Shaw on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 1:00:42 PM
Respectfully, for everyone's serious consideration... by Rob George on Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 12:57:39 PM
Dave's article makes good points, but if these "pr... by John Kirkland on Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 1:47:37 PM