by Faiz Shakir, Amanda Terkel, Satyam Khanna, Matt Corley, Benjamin Armbruster, Ali Frick, and Ryan Powers
17 Reasons To Give Thanks
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This Thanksgiving, progressives have a lot to be thankful for. Here's our list:
We're thankful we'll soon have a president who will hit the ground running instead of a president who is running the country into the ground.
We're thankful that Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow are demonstrating every night how strong and intelligent progressive voices can be successful on TV.
We're thankful we live in a center-left America rather than "Hannity's America."
We're thankful John McCain has more time to spend in the houses he owns...even if he can't remember them all.
We're thankful Sarah Palin has more time to watch over Russia and warn us in case Vladimir Putin ever "rears his head."
We're thankful that we're moving closer towards a complete withdrawal from Iraq.
We're thankful for the thousands of protesters who took to the streets across America to push for marriage equality.
We're not thankful for neo-McCarthys, neo-Hoovers, neo-Nazis, and neocons.
We're thankful for Tina Fey.
We're thankful to be liberal hacks.
We're not thankful for hack operatives burrowing into career civil service jobs.
We're more thankful for Vice President Joe Biden and "Morning Joe" than Joe Lieberman and "Joe the Plumber."
We're thankful that our troops will be able to get the education they so richly deserve.
We're thankful for the "Mustache of Justice," "Rahmbo," "Axe," and "Skippy."
We're thankful that reality still has a liberal bias.
We're thankful that there are only 55 days left until the end of the George W. Bush presidency.
We're thankful for the progressive mandate to govern.
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