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Enjoying the Afterglow of a Great Take Back America Conference

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One of my favorite writers on OpEdNews has written an article bashing the Take Back America Conference.

I see it differently. OpEdNews is a supporter of the Take Back America Conference. But your perspective is not unreasonable, looking at it from the outside. Frankly, I wanted to hear what Hillary had to say and hoped that her being at a progressive even would push her a bit to the left. I give her credit for discussing some issues with a progressive perspective. I was happy to see, for example, that she was very strong on the election integrity issue. When it came to the war, two people out of 1200 booed her. She knew exactly where she fit into everyone's opinion of her at this event, where the people in attendance are more progressive than many of the speakers and what appears to be the profile of the leadership.

Later in the event I had a chance to talk to a number of powerful people, union heads, a governor, several congressmen. The event created a situation where real contact and communication were possible and I made some connections with future potential that made it all worth while. I met John Conyers and Bernie Sanders, heroes for many progressives. I met Ned Lamont, a great candidate taking on Joe Lieberman.

There were a lot of strong progressives there too. I think it's not a bad thing to bring centrists to a progressive meeting. Maybe they'll see the energy and passion. Maybe they'll get something out of it that turns them around.

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We need meetings where Democrats and people on the left come together. The good thing about this meeting is it is a stated progressive meeting and the 2000+ people in attendance are definitely progressive. The organizers do a great job creating this forum for discussion. I recommend it heartily as one of the best venues FOR progressives. You'll leave inspired, energized and fired up with new enthusiasm.

I congratulate the organizers of the Take Back America Conference for doing a great job. There are always ways to improve on a good thing. They could hold a panel on the relationship of progressives to the DLC. But overall, they're doing great and the progressive cause would be missing something valuable if they did not do the good job they do.

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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