Thursday, November 7, 2013

Matt Rothschild: Progressive Message From Tuesday's Election

Matt Rothschild, senior editor of The Progressive, states that the elections on Tuesday were generally a "victory for progressive politics and sane governance," including the election of Bill de Blasio (D) in the New York City mayoral race, Terry McAuliffe's (D) victory over Tea Party favorite Ken Cuccinelli (R) in the Virginia gubernatorial race, and various local initiatives approving recreational marijuana, a rise in the minimum wage and the banning of fracking. Rothschild concludes that "what the Tea Party is selling, a majority of voters aren't buying" and "the American public is much more progressive than the laws that get passed in Washington, D.C., or that most mainstream commentators would have you believe." Listen:

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