Don't get too excited about the midterm results

By THOMAS REICH | NOV 12, 2018

As we all know, the Democrats flipped the House, where they now hold 225 seats. The Republican governors of Illinois, Kansas, and Wisconsin have been ousted. It really is the blue wave that everyone hoped for.

It wasn't the one I hoped for, and I'll tell you why.

For starters, there were 44 congressional candidates endorsed by Justice Democrats, Our Revolution, Brand New Congress, and the Democratic Socialists of America that ran in the general. Only twelve won. Twelve. And five of them were incumbents. And of the other seven, five of them were longtime Democratic politicians, some of whom, like Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, are succeeding semi-progressives. Only two (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley) unseated Establishment Democrats in their primaries.

We only have two additional progressives in the House.

"Thomas, you just have to look at the other individual candidates that won."

Okay. There's Sharice Davids. Sound familiar…

Three states fight net neutrality

By THOMAS REICH | NOV 04, 2018

Twenty-two states have taken a stand against Corrupt Ajit Pai and have challenged the FCC's net neutrality repeal in a lawsuit.

But the attorney generals of Texas, Arkansas, and Nebraska have filed a brief defending Pai and urging federal judges to reject the lawsuit.

Texas, Arkansas, and Nebraska are overriding the will of the people and fighting net neutrality.

They want you to have slow and expensive internet.

Now, midterms are in two days.

Justin Nelson is challenging Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is the lead signatory of the brief. I wouldn't consider him much of a progressive, but he sure isn't Droopy Eyed Ken Paxton (who is also being indicted on corruption charges), and he does support net neutrality.

Go out and vote for Nelson.

Rebuttal to idiotic endorsement of right-wing Democrat

By THOMAS REICH | NOV 04, 2018

I was poking around on Twitter (follow me @treich42602) when a Daily Kos post entitled “We Might Have Just Picked Up Another Senate Seat” caught my eye.

The title really piqued my curiosity, given that nearly all of the Democrats challenging incumbent Republican Senators are incredibly pathetic. The only seat that we have any chance of winning is that of Ted Cruz, who is being challenged by Beto O’Rourke (but the author of this post attacked him for being sane).

But I really got a kick when I clicked the link. The author (ursulafaw) was cheering over a Green candidate in Arizona (Angela Green, who I actually endorsed) dropping out, and expressed enthusiasm over — get this — Kyrsten Sinema.

Putting aside my grudge against her for defeating Justice Democrat Deedra Abboud in the primary, Kyrsten Sinema is absolutely godawful.

She’s a New Democrat who supports austerity and deregulation (strike one, you’re out). But even though she supports cutting funding for so…

Ro Khanna introduces resolution to pull out of Yemen

By THOMAS REICH | OCT 10, 2018

As you may have heard, Ro Khanna has introduced HConRes138, a resolution aimed at ending US involvement in Yemen. (But if you haven't heard, don't worry, because I barely found out about this, which should tell you just how pathetic mainstream media is.)

He introduced a similar resolution last year that was supposedly "agreed to." Bernie also introduced a similar resolution that was shot down 55-44.

But our involvement in Yemen has gained so much more coverage and disapproval since then that even CNN has called it out.

"This time around, our coalition to end the war has expanded and the call for withdrawing US involvement is louder," said Khanna.

So far, the resolution has 41 cosponsors (including 2 Republicans!).

No one knows for sure when the vote will take place. (One girl said that it might even take place tomorrow.)

As usual, Khanna is bringing pride back to the word "Democrat."

Call your representative at 202-899-8938

EL Endorsements

By THOMAS REICH | OCT 08, 2018

Midterms are in a month. All the primaries are over. Since we know who's running in the general election, I thought that now would be a good time to share my endorsements.

Here is a list of the 107 Evil Liberals endorsed candidates, which includes 52 Democrats, 48 Greens, 5 Independents, and 2 Libertarians (Drew Layda is both a Green and a Libertarian).


Raul Grijalva (incumbent), Democrat for US House, District 3Haryaksha Gregor Knauer, Green for US House, District 4Angela Green, Green for US SenateAngel Torres, Green for Governor

Audrey Denney, Democrat for US House, District 1Laura Wells, Green for US House, District 13Ro Khanna (incumbent), Democrat for US House, District 17Kenneth Mejia, Green for US House, District 34Rodolfo Cortez Barragan, Green for US House, District 40Katie Porter, Democratfor US House, District 45Mike Levin, Democratfor US House, District 49Ammar Campa-Najjar, Democrat for US House, District 50



Fox does pathetic anti-living wage hack job

By THOMAS REICH | OCT 03, 2018

As we all know, Amazon is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, and on top of that, they'll lobby for a higher minimum wage. I don't need to tell you how great this is.

But who could be opposed to this?

Who could possibly be opposed to something that 200 accredited economists and most Americans support?

Who would have the arrogance and the disregard for the will of the people to oppose this?

Oh right, Fox.

Fox's Elaine Parker wrote an abortion of an article, in which she totally owns the libs by citing a study over Seattle's gradual minimum wage increase to $15 an hour, and talking about how "devastating" it was. (I'm not even kidding - she actually called it "devastating.")

Unfortunately for her, however, I actually bothered to click the link. Turns out the results were by no stretch of the imagination "devastating."

Now, the study did find an ever-so-slight reduction in employment, not significant enough to …

Bezos loses the fight for $15

By THOMAS REICH | OCT 02, 2018

We've won!

Amazon has announced that starting November 1, it will pay its employees a minimum wage of $15 an hour!

Bonus: it will also lobby Congress to raise the minimum wage.

“Today, I want to give credit where credit is due. And I want to congratulate Mr. Bezos for doing exactly the right thing," said Bernie, who led the fight on behalf of the grossly underpaid Amazon workers.

Some, however, are disregarding Amazon's decision, including Wired, which is claiming that Amazon only did so to attract potential employees for the holiday season and to get everyone off of its ass.

I honestly don't care why Amazon did it; I'm just glad they did.

Though this is a momentous occasion, there is a downside. Amazon is raising the price for some of its products and loyalty programs.

It's worth noting that Jeff Bezos is not only the richest man in the world, but the richest by a mile and a half ($63 billion, to be exact), so he could raise his workers…