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Today’s UpTake: Election Day 2010!

The UpTake team will be on the ground all day, and into the night, bringing you firsthand accounts and perspectives from around the Twin Cities of voters — and non-voters — and god forbid, any voting booth problems or voter intimidation campaigns.

GOP Or Dem Led-“War Is War” Says Amy Goodman

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Investigative journalist Amy Goodman spoke to The UpTake at Netroots. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama, both the objects of her harsh assessment. Reids numbers, Goodman said, are as low as Las Vegass unemployment is high. And his unwillingness to adopt climate change legislation transcends policy to be a matter of survival. ;
She pointed out that President Obama was elected on an antiwar platform, but voters didnt hear the second part of what he said about Afghanistan.

Ed Schultz:GOP Serious About Obstruction

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MSNBC talk show host Ed Schultz speaks with The UpTake’s Jacob Wheeler at Netroots Nation 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Notable statements from Schultz:
Republicans are serious about obstruction. We got to push for more in health care. Are the Dems going to put the public option on the table? When Senator Harry Reid speaks later this week at Netroots Nation, he should anticipate the tough questions.

Markos: Harry Reid “Whining” About 60 Votes Since Day 1

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Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas talks with The UpTake’s Jacob Wheeler about the state of the progressive movement. Netroots Nation got its start as the YearlyKos Convention, so it was appropriate for DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas to stop by The UpTake booth during Netroots Nation 2010, which is held this year in Las Vegas. He pulled no punches about the Democrats’ performance and what was needed to win. On jobs and the economy.  The Democrats haven’t done enough, Moulitsas said. “That’s gonna come back and bite ‘em in the ass in November.”

On what progressive activists can do to force the administration to make the right kinds of change:  “Oh, Jesus Christ, what do we do to get them to listen?