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Monday, June 10, 2019

ThinkProgress, the website that is a project of the Democratic Party's primary think tank, is facing dire financial troubles and bleeding staff, according to primary-source documents viewed by The Daily Beast.

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Wow, if Thinkprogress shuts down, where are all the hardcore Lefties on the DR going to get their talking points from?

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 01:40 PM | Reply

Daily Kos!

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-10 01:44 PM | Reply

Talking Points Memo!

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 02:21 PM | Reply

This is the first I've ever heard of Thinkprogress.

#4 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-06-10 02:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

--where are all the hardcore Lefties on the DR going to get their talking points from?

Right here.
themilitant.com

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-10 02:38 PM | Reply

This is the first I've ever heard of Thinkprogress.

#4 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES AT 2019-06-10 02:31 PM

LMAO, proof positive that Vizzindy never clicks on DR links nor reads them.

TFF

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 03:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

*headdesk*

-TonyRoma

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 03:23 PM | Reply

"Democrats don't do propaganda." - DNC, TDS Joint Statement

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-10 03:32 PM | Reply

There's still the HairyPalms report.

#9 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-06-10 05:54 PM | Reply

What about Alternet...they are still doing okay, right?

-NutBayvikingCase

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 06:15 PM | Reply

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Will the NRA and the GOnP be dead by the time think progress dies?

#11 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-10 08:08 PM | Reply

Liberals don't pay for content ....

As you know socialism is other peoples money.

#12 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-10 11:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

- Liberals don't pay for content ....

"Just open an incognito window if you hit a paywall." - Corky

#13 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-10 11:50 PM | Reply

"Liberals don't pay for content ...."

So Nulli, the famed music thief is a liberal?

Again?

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-10 11:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"As you know socialism is other peoples money."

Don't you just love being lectured about "other people's money" by a trust fund baby?

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-10 11:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

Don't you just love being lectured about "other people's money" by a trust fund baby?

#15 | Posted by Danforth

Don't you know? He earned it.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-11 12:00 AM | Reply

#op
you and sheeple, et al, need to step up your dues.

#17 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-06-11 12:52 AM | Reply

So Nulli, the famed music thief is a liberal?

Again?

#14 | Posted by Danforth

LOL

Doesn't appear even HE knows who or what he is these days.

#18 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-11 01:08 AM | Reply

A hard lesson for capitalism when it meets liberalism. Liberals, by and large, are poor so they are not a coveted demographic by marketers because they can't afford to buy things. So, as media (Vox, Vice, etc) chase away conservative readers/viewers, their financials crater. Look no further than CNN. So, eyeballs are way up and profits are way down. Because all Liberals seem to think you can used 'likes' to pay for food and houses as opposed to money, they refuse to reset their salary expectations until the companies are bankrupt. Rinse and Repeat.

#19 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-11 01:32 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

So Nulli, the famed music thief is a liberal?

Again?

#14 | Posted by Danforth

When I joined up here (in 2007) wasn't he "OzarkAggie?" A liberal who had no use for libertarians or Republicans and mocked Fox News and Bill O'Reilly. Who later, under his new handle, NULLIFIDIAN, was a big Obama backer who had no use either for the above either. Now he's the opposite of who he was here for years. A spring sprung somewhere in his head. "So sad!" (ode to Trump tweets).

#20 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-11 02:55 AM | Reply

I'm so glad we have rightwingers here to tell us daily that liberal culture is failing. From our crumbling cities (that just happen to be the most powerful economic engines in the country) to an apparently failing blog, we can count on the right to be hyper aware. It's almost like you guys have a complex...

Stick to the dumpster fire you put in the white house. I'll worry about thinkprogress. Deal?

#21 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-11 06:43 AM | Reply

#19 Maybe if liberals visited blogs under 6 different usernames like you do, their perceived readership would increase. I'll tell Ian Milhiser.

#22 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-11 06:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I'm so glad we have rightwingers here to tell us daily that liberal culture is failing. From our crumbling cities (that just happen to be the most powerful economic engines in the country) "

You are going to have to refine your arguments more so you don't sound so ridiculous. You bemoan the fact that the country - as a whole - has had wealth inequality grow and the very wealthy suck up almost all of the economic gains leaving a permanent underclass. Where do you think that critique is most fitting in the US? Rural Minnesota or any large, liberal run city in the US? These cities are your worst fear on steroids. So, you like wealth inequality on a city level but hate it at a national level? Please clarify.

"to an apparently failing blog, we can count on the right to be hyper aware. It's almost like you guys have a complex...
Stick to the dumpster fire you put in the white house. I'll worry about thinkprogress. Deal?
#21 | POSTED BY JOE"

The funny thing is that the conservatives fail when they are DEPLATFORMED - liberal sites fail when they honestly tell the people their policies. See the difference?

#23 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-11 07:49 AM | Reply

#23 Explain how local policy in a city contributes to wealth inequality, or retract your implication. Remember to sign into the right account before responding!

#24 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-11 08:02 AM | Reply

"#23 Explain how local policy in a city contributes to wealth inequality
#24 | POSTED BY JOE "

Tax breaks for companies relocating. Zoning to limit affordable housing while inflating existing home prices due to constrained supply - powering an explosion in homelessness. Gentrification displacing poor minorities that lived in area for generations. Locating all food pantries, parole offices, and housing shelters etc in poor areas. Investing city funds in areas already controlled by the wealthy. That is for starters and applicable to EVERY major West coast city. Now, tell me why this is good on a city level but bad on a national level.

#25 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-11 08:09 AM | Reply

When did i say it was good?

I said cities are powerful economic engines and rightwingers stop at nothing to criticize them.

Nothing more.

#26 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-11 08:11 AM | Reply

Also, just LOL at this

Locating all food pantries, parole offices, and housing shelters etc in poor areas

This has to be bait. I'm out.

#27 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-11 08:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#20 Actually, I don't think Nulli moved. The political parties shifted so dramatically Nulli's position on the political bell curve went from center-left libertarian to center-right libertarian. Your perspective just changed - you're seeing him from a distance now.

#28 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-06-11 08:34 AM | Reply

"#26 | POSTED BY JOE "

Such a typical loser Liberal. You wrote: " Explain how local policy in a city contributes to wealth inequality"

Then I do exactly that and you just tuck your wiener between your legs and scurry off. No wonder why people don't take your seriously.

#29 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-11 10:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Liberals, by and large, are poor so they are not a coveted demographic by marketers because they can't afford to buy things."

You win The Dumbest Post on the Internet award for today.

#30 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-11 10:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"You win The Dumbest Post on the Internet award for today.
#30 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

I doubt that, no one will ever take your crown.

#31 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-11 11:19 AM | Reply

"I doubt that, no one will ever take your crown."

Awww, isn't that cute? I know you are but what am I?!?.

Best second-grade insult ever.

#32 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-11 11:25 AM | Reply

Tax breaks for companies relocating. Zoning to limit affordable housing while inflating existing home prices due to constrained supply - powering an explosion in homelessness. Gentrification displacing poor minorities that lived in area for generations. Locating all food pantries, parole offices, and housing shelters etc in poor areas. Investing city funds in areas already controlled by the wealthy. That is for starters and applicable to EVERY major West coast city. Now, tell me why this is good on a city level but bad on a national level.

#25 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG AT 2019-06-11 08:09 AM | FLAG:

Steps like these are hardly "liberal" in their ideology. If a municipality is giving away tax money and ghettoizing poverty and social injustice, that's the result of pressure from the business community and self-centered folk who most assuredly are either conservative or are pseudo-liberals.

As I said on another thread, I'd like to know where the urban utopias are. I don't care whether the mayor is Republican, Democrat or other, all large cities have diverse populations and therefore similar issues. Even Jesus said there will always be poor among you. It is our responsibility as fellow humans to work together to alleviate their suffering and endeavor to lift as many as we can from poverty to self-sufficiency.

Some combination of economic development and a solid safety net has been the way to go for centuries. But many factors complicate those efforts, an important one of which nowadays is automation. And cities that have a prosperous business base naturally attract more businesses and more residents with money to burn, raising property values and widening the wealth gap even further.

The bottom line is that there are no easy solutions. If there were, mayors around the world would be climbing all over each other to replicate their neighbors' successes.

#33 | Posted by cbob at 2019-06-11 11:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#28 | Posted by MUSTANG

Na. He bashed and mocked libertarians too.

#34 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-11 12:43 PM | Reply

"I doubt that, no one will ever take your crown."
#31 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG

"I kNoW yOu ArE bUt WhAt Am I?"

FFS, all you conservatives are the same; conduits for mass stupidity.

#35 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-06-11 12:56 PM | Reply

#34 maybe, but I'm libertarian and I bash Libertarians.

#36 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-06-11 01:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter

So...the site where "all the hardcore lefties" get their "talking points" is closing due to lack of interest?

Clearly the left is in a state of disarray.

#37 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-06-11 02:46 PM | Reply

It's a struggle when you're not funded by evil billionaires like republican news sites.

#38 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-11 05:36 PM | Reply

Under capitalism, the best way to get rich is to be a ruthless lying bastard.

#39 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-06-12 10:14 AM | Reply

"It's a struggle when you're not funded by evil billionaires like republican news sites."

Then get funded by the evil billionaire Democrats. I'm surprised you didn't think of that considering there are so many and how easy of an answer it is.

#40 | Posted by humtake at 2019-06-12 01:15 PM | Reply

Same thing happened to dem talk radio.

#41 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-06-12 02:44 PM | Reply

More importantly, Trump & Republicans are bleeding America of cash.

In a 'roaring' economy, they produce deficits higher than any of Obama's last four years (an not a peep about deficits or debt).

WTG, morons!

#42 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-12 07:32 PM | Reply

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