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You Are Going To Have To Get Involved If You Wish For Things To Better—TPA Blogger Round-Up

Here is the weekly round-up of the Texas Progressive Alliance. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.

Every person has the ability to take part in our politics. Whatever we think of the so-called Tea Party and the billionaires who fund the movement,  the fact remains that in the most recent national elections people on the right were much more active and mobilized  than were more forward-looking Americans.

As a result, we are now having the agenda set by folks talking about gutting Social Security and how God won’t allow climate change to impact the Earth. We’re hearing about everything except job creation.

If you want something better for Texas and for the nation as a whole, you’re going to have to get involved. That’s the only way it is going happen.

You see above a picture of an empty podium and an unused microphone. That podium and that microphone are waiting for you to add your voice.

In Texas, newly empowered Republican majorities in the Texas legislature are going to balancing the budget on the backs of the poor. Already they are discussing pulling out of Medicaid.

The legislature will be considering every brutal and crazy thing in the world in the upcoming session.

Nationally, the unlimited secret campaign money we saw in the 2010 election will set the agenda as Republicans get their corporate marching orders.

Just like TPA bloggers, you’ve got to do something on your own to help turn Texas and our nation around. You can volunteer for a candidate , run for office yourself, attend local city council or school board meetings, start your own blog, donate money, and no doubt a bunch of other things I’ve not mentioned.

Step up to the podium. It’s up to you.

Here’s the round-up—

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is still reeling from the republican blowout. Say goodbye to your Social Security and hello to Warren Chisum in your bedroom.

Off the Kuff starts to discuss a way forward from this election.

There was some good, some bad, and some ugly in last Tuesday’s election returns. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has the deets.

After Tuesday’s Demageddon, Mean Rachel offers some advice as to what political candidates should do with their social media accounts after losing an election. Continue reading

November 14, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment