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Gender: Female
Hometown: Longview, WA
Home country: USA
Current location: Bellevue, WA
Member since: Wed Sep 19, 2012, 10:38 PM
Number of posts: 145

About Me

In 2007 (excited about Obama) I got involved in my LD as a PCO and in 2008 did a stint on the board as an alternate rep to King County Dems. My key issue was healthcare reform (watching that sausage-making was a painful experience). Right now I see the key issue being getting money out of politics. I\\\'m excited and thankful for the power of social media to affect change in 2016 (while we still have an open internet). I\\\'m 56, married, with two step-children (in college). I\'m trained as a dietitian/nutritionist and I specialize in weight management (as a continuing ed provider and author). I would call myself a Democratic Socialist (while I of course pretty much vote Dem. IMO we don\\\'t actually have a liberal party in the USA, just two conservative ones). I was against the Iraq war (and was shocked at how easily W drew us into it). Needless to say, I\\\'m all in for Bernie!

Journal Archives

Bernie has broken through 30% in the HuffPost Pollster national polling composite chart


Back in the 2007/8 cycle, Obama didn't break through 30% until just before the first (Feb 08) primaries:


Posted by ReallyIAmAnOptimist | Wed Nov 4, 2015, 04:45 PM (4 replies)

Bernie cofounded the Progressive Caucus...

...In the House about 30 years ago. The platform of the progressive caucus aligns with Bernie's objectives today, and the caucus includes 70 of the 188 Democrats currently in Congress. Bernie's first two endorsements are from the Progrssive Caucus. More will follow. So with 36-percent of current sitting Dems the groundwork is already well In place for a Progressive revolution.

Posted by ReallyIAmAnOptimist | Wed Oct 14, 2015, 08:57 AM (0 replies)
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