Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:07 PM
Ichingcarpenter (36,988 posts)
The Progressive Honor Roll of 2012
The Nation’s annual Most Valuable Progressives Honor Roll has been going strong for the better part of a decade, and its alumni are moving up. Elizabeth Warren is now a senator-elect. Keith Ellison and Raúl Grijalva co-chair the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Two of our most valuable state legislators were elected to Congress on November 6: Wisconsin’s Mark Pocan and Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema. Ed Schultz has a prime-time show on MSNBC. The Dream Act dreamers spoke from the podium of the Democratic National Convention, and President Obama and Vice President Biden hailed their courage. But after a long election season and a hopeful outcome, there is still work to be done. Here are some of the Americans doing it.
Most Valuable Progressive: Bernie Sanders
Most Valuable Senator: Jeff Merkley
Most Valuable Representative: Tammy Baldwin
Most Valuable Governor: Peter Shumlin
Most Valuable State Official: Montana Attorney General: Steve Bullock
Most Valuable State Legislator: Marcia Moody
Most Valuable Educational TV Show: The Colbert Report
Many more on the list and with details on what they have done for progressives
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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:20 PM
WCGreen (45,558 posts)
1. It's too bad that Sherrod Brown has to operate in the shadow of Bernie Sanders...
This is nothing against Sen. Sanders who is the very embodiment of what a Progressive should be...
But Sherrod is more mainstream and has more influence in the Democratic Caucus just because he calls himself a Democrat. Plus he is from Ohio and I have known him for 30 years or so...