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November 1, 2014


Netroots Nation Keynote Address By Minnesota Rep Keith Ellison #NN11

Minnesota Democratic Representative Keith Ellison gave a great keynote speech. He made a very important point to the Netroots that I hope resonated in the room and I hope it will resonate throughout the country. The “Yes We Can Movement” did not start with President Obama. It was in effect from the instantiation of Governor Dean’s 50 state strategy.

President Obama was the right vessel and continues to be the right vessel however banged, to continue the fight given his pragmatic view of the country. That said it is incumbent on the real Progressives to keep the pressure on the Obama administration even as they campaign, blog, donate, and support his re-election with the necessary passion to bring him and in that light us victory in November 2012.

No movement must depend on the success or failure of one man. Reinstituting real progressive values in this country that supports the middle class is dependent on all progressive including the President and not just the President.


 

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About Egberto Willies

Egberto Willies is a radio show host, author, blogger, political activist, DailyKOS Featured Writer, Vice President of Coffee Party USA, Executive Committee member of Move to Amend, 2nd Annual CNN iReport Spirit Award Honoree, HuffPost Live Contributor, self-employed software developer, & web designer. Egberto wrote the book ‘As I See It:Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom’ based on his belief that the mainstream media is derelict in its duty to relate what really ails the middle class and the complicity of the Right Wing in its demise. Bio: http://egbertowillies.com/bio/ Linked In: http://linkd.in/TOiHUS. Google