What are you thankful for?

It can be frustrating these days, to be a progressive.

We spend a lot of our time criticizing and complaining, strategizing and organizing to find a way back into a strong policy-making majority.

But since it's Thanksgiving, we'll turn the tables a little bit and ask a positive question: What are you thankful for this year? What has made it a good year for you to her family or your community?


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    The list of what I'm thankful for is endless. I think the rougher a year, the more things you realize you're thankful for when the holidays roll around. That's the way it should be anyway - difficult times should help you see what it is that you have, not what you don't have. So before I list every little thing I'm thankful for, I can sum it up pretty easily:


    No, not the long-running sitcom - all of those people in my life who put up with me and love me no matter what I do. That's not always an easy job but they never seem to mind. Even when everything's going wrong they make it hard not to realize what a lucky person I really am. They're either the most amazing people in the world or gluttons for punishment - or both. Either way, I have no idea what I'd do without them.

    I could go on and on, but I'll stop so we can get to everyone around the table in time to eat. ;-)

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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    I am thankful for my friends, family and beautiful and tolerant wife. I am thankful that it still does not cost anything to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. I am thankful for my Jambalaya culinary ablities. I am thankful for that as a paid campaign hack, there will always be a Republican somewhere begging for involuntary retirement. I am thankful to call my permanent home state a place as interesting and diverse as Oregon. I am thankful I don't have to work tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving all.

  • Political Staffer (unverified)

    I am thankful that over the last number of years, when the rest of the country was moving more Republican, that Oregon has moved in the other direction, more progressive. Almost like we were backlashing against a national trend that we did not approve or support.

    I am thankful that the rest of the country seems to be snapping out of the hipnosis that has kept Bush's approval rating so high for so long.

    I am thankful that this has allowed the media to focus on our side of issues again.

    I am thankful that Bush's agenda is virtually stalled as more and more Republicans distance themselves from him and his high disapproval ratings to prepare for the 2006 election.

    I am thankful that so many of them have already aligned themselves so closely with the President in the past, that it will be difficult for many of them to not look like the President's lap dog.

    I am thankful that Billy Dalto had that 527 to help Bush win Oregon, we have to work hard to illustrate that point, but there are very few candidates at the state level that are vulnerable to such an aligning in the way he is.

    I am thankful that this will help us get one seat closer to a majority in the House.

  • safertr (unverified)

    I am thankful that this will help us get one seat closer to a majority in the House.

    what does it mean??


  • Winston Wolfe (unverified)


    Just kidding...

  • Political Staffer (unverified)


    uh? You want me to re-explain it?

    Billy Dalto is a Republican Rep, his 527 for Bush makes him one of the few candidates at the state level that can be easily associatted and aligned with Bush, whose disapproval ratings are at there highest point. ie. not good for Dalto's re-election

    Democrats have a good chance of taking the majority in the State House of Reps this cycle and the Dalto actions are helping.

    For that I am thankful. Hope that cleared it up for you.

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