Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dean's Dozen

You've seen the extreme agenda -- the most extreme I've ever seen -- being pushed by Republicans in Congress over the last two years:
  • Repealing President Obama's healthcare law
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood
  • Cutting Social Security benefits
  • Privatizing Medicare
  • Ending unemployment benefits
And no action on creating jobs or protecting America's middle class.

We can't let this extreme agenda go any further. We have to win in November. It's not enough to re-elect President Obama. We need to take back the House from John Boehner's Tea Party majority and elect bold progressive leaders to the Congress, or else we'll be stuck with two more years of our economy and our middle class being held hostage by extreme ideology.

That's why we're announcing the Dean Dozen -- 12 progressive leaders in close races who could decide control of the next Congress.

Can you chip in $12 to help elect the Dean Dozen?

The Dean Dozen is DFA's highest level of endorsement -- a guarantee from our one million members that we will do whatever it takes to win in November. We reserve that endorsement for the 12 candidates who we know will stand up and work for real Americans.

Today, we're announcing our first six candidates:
  • Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01)
  • Joe Miklosi (CO-06)
  • Shelli Yoder (IN-09)
  • Jose Hernandez (CA-10)
  • Kathy Boockvar (PA-08)
  • Martin Heinrich (NM-Sen)
These are progressive fighters. They're candidates in close races who we know can win -- and who will win with your help today.

Contribute $12 now to help elect the Dean Dozen.

Thank you for everything you do.


Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.
Founder, Democracy for America

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