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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:50 AM

A good read about how members of Move on.org and the Tea Party came together - Transpartisanship

If we could all realize that the monied power brokers are dividing us and encouraging the division so they can conquer us.

"It was a mind-blowing political tableau: a co-founder of liberal bulwark MoveOn sitting in her Berkeley living room, laughing, sharing homemade blueberry scones and occasionally agreeing with a national Tea Party figure.

Truth is, MoveOn's Joan Blades - clad in Lululemon yoga pants and clogs - and Mark Meckler, sporting a leather cowboy vest, boots and a belt buckle larger than a baby's head - have been talking online and over the phone for a few years now. Quietly, until now.

"Transpartisanship" is the genteel word for what they're doing. Blades has been involved in similar types of projects for about a decade, but this is a fairly new school of political thought, which posits that people can come together to find some common ground without abandoning their core beliefs.

The gathering this month marked the first time Blades and Meckler had met in person, and each brought two like-minded friends. The occasion was the latest installment of Living Room Conversations ( www.livingroomconversations.org), Blades' latest national transpartisan project that she co-founded with former GOP operative Amanda Kathryn Roman, who lives in New Jersey."

(If more and more of us realize we have a lot more in common and that our brought and paid for politicians are out of touch, we can move this country forward into the 21st century)

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/politics/joegarofoli/article/MoveOn-founder-Tea-Party-figure-meet-4204384.php#ixzz2ILIiARXx


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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:53 AM

1. Of course they are, Labor is up for grabs + Citizens' United is still the law of the land. nt

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