Progressives party -- together


There are plenty of political fundraisers during campaign seasons, but this one will be especially interesting: The progressive slate for the Democratic County Central Committee is coming together for an event May 2 at 6 pm at Project One. The host committee includes outgoing chair Aaron Peskin and Sup. David Chiu, who have not always been on the best of terms -- and Committee incumbent Alix Rosenthal, the main organizer of the event, who is also the organizer of what some see as a competing slate.

And that slate is having its own problems -- involving clashes between some of the progressive women (Hene Kelley, who will no doubt be at the May 2 event) and some of the more moderate women (Hydra Mendoza, who won't be there.) The party invite has a street sign saying "left turn only" -- which is not at all what some of the people on Rosenthal's other slate are thinking.

Rosenthal told us: "I personally think it's remarkable that Aaron, Rafi [Mandelman], David Chiu, David Campos, Eric Mar, John Avalos and I are all on the host committee, given the rifts in the progressive movement of late."

Yep. Everyone's getting along. For one night, anyway.


Progressive democrat =
lesser evilism=
two party corporate/military dictatorship=
deep doo doo for the poor and working classes.

If you must vote, don't vote democrat or republican, support peace and freedom or green or write in your righteous friend.

Posted by Guest on May. 02, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

Thanks Rosenthal for selling out the progressives we won't forget

Posted by NIBY Jones on May. 02, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

I am laughing my fucking ass off at the demolition derby of identity politics instigated by Alix' Womens' slate.

Posted by marcos on May. 03, 2012 @ 9:01 am

Progressives are finished. The Guardian is corporate owned. There's no leadership anymore. Under progressives the DCCC has floundered because the progressive Supervsiors on the DCCC did NOTHING to raise money for the DCCC, and also they are out of touch with the mainstream. Ed Lee, a tool of Willie Brown, kicked Avalos' ass. Progressives in office are self serving to their own needs (Campos, Avalos) or are suspended (Mirkirimi). The Green Party is gone. All the while Willie laughs all the way to the bank, the 1% get richer, and anyone with a job or a business who works for a living is screwed and the bloated City budget ladles out goodies to the rich and the very poor, and no one else.

Voters need to put a stake in the heart of what's left of progressives in SF, and its time for some other group to take over. They had their change and blew it. And without the Guardian covering for their mistakes, buh BYE

Posted by Guest on May. 08, 2012 @ 7:49 am

Yep, it is time for the nonprofits and organized labor to decide what side they're on, cutting deals with the 1% to keep themselves going at the expense of San Franciscans or if they're willing to perhaps take a hit or two so that San Franciscans can be empowered to contest the rule of the downtown 1%.

My bet is that labor and the nonprofits keep on lunching on crumbs and screw the 2/3 of San Franciscans who are neither conservative nor have any claim on public sector transfer payments.

It is time to organize San Franciscans to demand that this government serve our needs first irrespective of how that impacts on labor or the nonprofits, which are supposed to be means to an end, not ends themselves.

Posted by marcos on May. 08, 2012 @ 8:01 am

effectively driven the final nail into the coffin of "progressive" politics in this town. there quite simply are not enough people who think like Tim and Steven any more. They are dinosaurs well past their sell-by-date.

SF has always been changing and probably reached its liberal peak in the 1980's. There are quite simply too many successful, prosperous, ambitious people here for class warfare and the politics of envy to gain traction any more.

While people have generally grown very wary of big government and high taxes. The party is over.

Posted by Anonymous on May. 08, 2012 @ 8:03 am