Yesterday, I heard that New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer made a statement on “Meet The Press” this past Sunday, 10/23/05. When asked if he, knowing what he knows today, would, again, vote for the resolution giving Bush a blank check to start a war wherever he thought it was “necessary”, Schumer said, “Yes”. Yes!
Democratic Senator Charles Schumer would vote for the resolution for which he voted, even if he knew then what he knows today!
Schumer would vote for the resolution knowing that Iraq possessed no WMD!
Schumer would vote for the resolution knowing that the facts were “being fixed around the policy”!
Schumer would vote for the resolution knowing that top military officials strongly opposed the invasion of Iraq or at least opposed the method that was used to execute it.
Schumer would vote for the resolution knowing how close investigators are getting to exposing The Regime’s complicity in the events of 9/11!
Schumer would vote for the resolution knowing that Bush lied in his 2002 State of the Union address when he said that Saddam had attempted to obtain uranium from Niger!
Schumer would vote for the resolution knowing that The Regime would punish people like Joe Wilson, Richard Clarke, Paul O’Neil and Sibel Edmonds because they dared to speak the truth about its actions in Iraq!
What Schumer said in essence is that he would again vote, knowing what he knows today, to send 2,000 Americans to their deaths in spite of the fact that the reasons for doing so have all been exposed as having been fabricated!
I saw a Carl Levin press conference this morning on C-Span. Levin, the Democratic Senator from Michigan, said that Bush was conducting the war in Iraq all wrong. He said that, if it was up to him, he’d tell the Iraqis to settle their political differences in a timely manner or he would threaten to consider setting a timetable for the withdrawal from Iraq of American troops. He said we just can’t “cut and run”.
Levin, if he was in charge, would threaten to consider setting a timetable for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq - threaten to consider setting a timetable for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq!
If you take the time to read my essays “Representative Ellen Tauscher – The New Neocon” and “Representative Ellen Tauscher – The New Neocon - A Response to a Responder”, you’ll see what Tauscher, a Democratic member of The House of Representatives, thinks about our role in Iraq and about withdrawing American troops. You can be reminded of how she feels about the Americans who are dying daily in Iraq.
Am I missing something?
I know I missed something on November 2, 2004 when, after writing several essays presenting reasons for not voting for John Kerry and posting them on this blog, I caved to “progressive” groups like MoveOn.org and voted for Kerry. I can’t even explain why I did that as I was convinced that Kerry was, and still is George W. Bush with a different face and a different voice. I joined the ABB gang but really didn’t vote for anybody but Bush. I voted for Bush with a different face and a different voice.
I ask you, why are we talking about “fixing the Democratic Party”? Why are we talking about the “two camps” of the Democratic Party? Why can’t we see that the Democratic Party has made it very clear that it doesn’t represent a progressive platform? Why can’t we see that the Democratic Party is just another arm of The Corporacracy, the real political party which sits atop the government of not only the former United States of America, but most of the world?
“Progressive” organizations such as MoveOn, The Progressive Democrats of America, TrueMajoirity, etc. are Democratic Party apologists, nothing more, nothing less! If they won’t lead the way in wiping out the “red state/blue state” mentality, then we must search for groups who will. If they won’t call a Corporat a Corporat, then we must find groups who do. If they continue to look at alternatives to Democrats and Republicans as possessing the “third party disease”, then we must find groups who don’t.
We’ve got to stop asking what’s wrong with the Democratic Party and how do we fix it? We know what’s wrong with the Democratic Party. It operates in lock step with the Republican Party! As George Wallace said in 1968, “There ain’t a dime’s worth of difference between ‘em.” As someone once pointed out to me, they both drink from the same trough.
We have to stop pretending that red and blue are the only two colors in the spectrum. We have to begin to see that neither of the two so-called political parties represents America and Americans. We have to break out of this box into which precedence and the mainstream media have placed us, without our consent, against our best interests and while we weren’t paying attention.
If we want the United States of America to be a nation belonging to all Americans, present and future, we have to start paying attention and showing everyone with whom we come in contact how to pay attention.
“If you kill one person you are a murderer. If you kill ten people you are a monster. If you kill ten thousand you are a national hero.” – Vassilis Epaminondou