Forgive me for reprinting this diary from December 08, but it's just to start a conversation about what the Moose stands for - especially now we have plenty of new members.
We're a diverse bunch, politically: we don't form any kind of faction or clique within any political party. We come from all wings of the Dem Party, many Independents, and several 'Dang Furrners'. But we've united under the banner of 'progress through politics' and therefore consider ourselves progressives with an eye to getting things done, and the world improved. This has led to us coming out in support of your current President on most occasions, but we're far from uncritical. And of course the values we share will outlive any particular politician.
So please use the ramblings below to put your points of view across. The new comment thread starts here
Still recovering from this last amazing year, I've been reading the works of the original progressive blogfather. No I don't mean the proprietor of MYDD, but the guy who effectively coined the term 'Progressive'. He was a Brit too - naturellement - one of the earliest and most vocal proponents of feminism and female equality, and also a bit of a looker.